The “Coast of Death”. The ride follows Costa da Morte for nearly 40 miles bringing you to three unique lighthouses (at Cabo Fisterra, at Cape Touriñán, and at Muxia) and to the western most point of Spain. This section of coast is one of the most beautiful sections we have experienced rivaling that of the Great Ocean Road in Australia.
For the best experience, pick a day with light winds and sunny skies.
For a more demanding ride (90+ miles and 9000+ feet of gain), that includes all of the Costa da Morte coast line, check out the Morte + Ezaro.
– Loop: 56 miles / 5400 ft gain
– Location: Sardiñeiro (~ 10 Km west of Cee) / Galicia region of Spain
– Date Posted / Updated: ~ July 2016
– Terrain: Up and down, up and down! The route gains nearly 5500 feet with no single climb gaining more than 650 feet. Pitches up to 14%.
– Pavement: Mostly back country / farm roads. Shot sections of local transit roads. Mostly light chip seal, several short sections of broken pavement and two short sections of gravel (1 Km each) that can be ridden on 25 mm tires.
– Traffic: Very light to light.
Sardiñeiro, at the beach park just off the main road.
**Food / Water
Between mile 21 and 22, at surfer’s beach, there are several cafes. The town of Muxia, mile 37.
For General information on riding in Galicia, see our blog post.
**GPX Track File
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