Video: Iago Garay Shralps and Styles Through Malaga in 'Not Far From Home'

May 6, 2020
by iago Garay  




'Not Far From Home' is a video series facing the new reality that this COVID-19 crisis has brought to us. Since there will not be any racing for me this summer I have decided to use this time to explore Spain and enjoy the riding spots that are near me. This first episode was filmed at the beginning of the year in Malaga while trying to get away from the cold winter in Madrid. We went to some of the classic spots Like Mijas or Alhaurin de la Torre and discovered some new trails with the help of the locals in Torremolinos. One week of good times captured in by Nacho Trueba (video) and Kike Abelleira (photo).

Not Far From Home 2020 project Location Malaga Alhaurin de la Torre Torremolinos Copyright Kike Abelleira Kike Abelleira Photography All rights reserved


bigquotesThis summer we will not be traveling to exotic places to ride our bikes. This summer we need to rediscover our backyards, enjoy what is around us and ride “not far from home”.Iago Garay



Not Far From Home 2020 project Location Malaga Alhaurin de la Torre Torremolinos Copyright Kike Abelleira Kike Abelleira Photography All rights reserved


Not Far From Home 2020 project Location Malaga Alhaurin de la Torre Torremolinos Copyright Kike Abelleira Kike Abelleira Photography All rights reserved


Nacho Trueba at work capturing the motion.


Not Far From Home 2020 project Location Malaga Alhaurin de la Torre Torremolinos Copyright Kike Abelleira Kike Abelleira Photography All rights reserved
Our first stop was Alhaurin de la Torre.



Not Far From Home 2020 project Location Malaga Alhaurin de la Torre Torremolinos Copyright Kike Abelleira Kike Abelleira Photography All rights reserved


Not Far From Home 2020 project Location Malaga Alhaurin de la Torre Torremolinos Copyright Kike Abelleira Kike Abelleira Photography All rights reserved


Not Far From Home 2020 project Location Malaga Alhaurin de la Torre Torremolinos Copyright Kike Abelleira Kike Abelleira Photography All rights reserved
We also paid a visit to famous Mijas. Fun fact, our good friend and MTB filmmaker Salva Moreno lives here and played a big role in building this trail.


Not Far From Home 2020 project Location Malaga Alhaurin de la Torre Torremolinos Copyright Kike Abelleira Kike Abelleira Photography All rights reserved
We could see Salva's house from the trail.


Not Far From Home 2020 project Location Malaga Alhaurin de la Torre Torremolinos Copyright Kike Abelleira Kike Abelleira Photography All rights reserved
Sunny Andalusia, the Mediterranean Sea and the Moroccan coast in the background.


Not Far From Home 2020 project Location Malaga Alhaurin de la Torre Torremolinos Copyright Kike Abelleira Kike Abelleira Photography All rights reserved


Not Far From Home 2020 project Location Malaga Alhaurin de la Torre Torremolinos Copyright Kike Abelleira Kike Abelleira Photography All rights reserved


Next up was a secret spot in Torremolinos. A big storm the week before had left a lot of puddles in between the jumps, but luckily the dirt here dealt pretty well with water if you put some work into it.


Not Far From Home 2020 project Location Malaga Alhaurin de la Torre Torremolinos Copyright Kike Abelleira Kike Abelleira Photography All rights reserved
We spent all morning helping the locals empty the puddles and fix the jumps.


Not Far From Home 2020 project Location Malaga Alhaurin de la Torre Torremolinos Copyright Kike Abelleira Kike Abelleira Photography All rights reserved
I need to improve my leg splits


Not Far From Home 2020 project Location Malaga Alhaurin de la Torre Torremolinos Copyright Kike Abelleira Kike Abelleira Photography All rights reserved
It was well worth it, the place is like Disneyland.


Not Far From Home 2020 project Location Malaga Alhaurin de la Torre Torremolinos Copyright Kike Abelleira Kike Abelleira Photography All rights reserved
Ruben Pascual, a good local friend and a top notch tattoo artist, joined us for a jump sesh.


Not Far From Home 2020 project Location Malaga Alhaurin de la Torre Torremolinos Copyright Kike Abelleira Kike Abelleira Photography All rights reserved
#SidewaysIsTheRightWay

Not Far From Home 2020 project Location Malaga Alhaurin de la Torre Torremolinos Copyright Kike Abelleira Kike Abelleira Photography All rights reserved
Ruben Alcantara took us to this old spot that he had been rebuilding this winter. This is where he filmed a bunch of his iconic video segments.


Not Far From Home 2020 project Location Malaga Alhaurin de la Torre Torremolinos Copyright Kike Abelleira Kike Abelleira Photography All rights reserved
iago trying to get tricky.


Not Far From Home 2020 project Location Malaga Alhaurin de la Torre Torremolinos Copyright Kike Abelleira Kike Abelleira Photography All rights reserved
One trick pony.


Not Far From Home 2020 project Location Malaga Alhaurin de la Torre Torremolinos Copyright Kike Abelleira Kike Abelleira Photography All rights reserved
Before we left Malaga we decided to go explore the city a little bit.



Not Far From Home 2020 project Location Malaga Alhaurin de la Torre Torremolinos Copyright Kike Abelleira Kike Abelleira Photography All rights reserved
Malaga not only has epic trails, the city streets are full of life and color.


Not Far From Home 2020 project Location Malaga Alhaurin de la Torre Torremolinos Copyright Kike Abelleira Kike Abelleira Photography All rights reserved
Checking in with one of the local legends, Pitu.



Not Far From Home 2020 project Location Malaga Alhaurin de la Torre Torremolinos Copyright Kike Abelleira Kike Abelleira Photography All rights reserved
Iago being a tourist.


Not Far From Home 2020 project Location Malaga Alhaurin de la Torre Torremolinos Copyright Kike Abelleira Kike Abelleira Photography All rights reserved


Stay tuned for the next episode of Not Far From Home and subscribe to my YouTube channel for more videos.

Huge shout out to the trail builders.


Film and edit: Nacho Trueba @nacho_trueba
Photography: Kike Abelleira @kikeabelleira
Production: iago Garay @iagogaray
Locations: Alhaurin de la Torre, Mijas, Torremolinos and Malaga
Special guest: Ruben Pascual Heredia
Song: Marlowe - Lost Arts
Logo Design: Victor Brousseaud




25 Comments

  • 19 0
 Nice. You know you shred when you can rock all those crazy ass colors and still look good riding. I can't even pull weeds in the garden with a pair of turquoise pants without looking like a total kook.
  • 6 0
 I think most people can probably find somewhere local to ride if they look hard enough, it's sometimes nice to ride out your door to your local spot, if you're on your bike you should be enjoying yourself.
  • 7 0
 Iago’s Euro tables kick major ass.- Love this guy’s style!
  • 1 0
 test
  • 4 0
 So fun to watch. Love the style
  • 4 0
 Style for miles!
  • 2 1
 Great riding and video. I just think the music is too much. I can’t multitask do I concentrate on the rapper or the riding ????‍♂️
  • 3 0
 UFFF que lugar! grande yago!
  • 3 0
 Shoutout to the Malaga crew - I really miss living there
  • 1 0
 Ah such a lush place to ride, I head over each year....but not sure I'll be getting out this time Frown
  • 1 0
 Rad! Look forward to seeing you back in Seattle someday when this sh*t's over!
  • 2 0
 You gotta look that good to rip!
  • 3 0
 Sick vid!
  • 3 1
 Smooth AF. Now I really need to ride my bike
  • 1 0
 Is that trail near the start a rain rut turned into a trails, or a trail that turned into a rain rut?
  • 1 0
 @nacho_trueba really do good videos! Sick duo!
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