Mankind’s desire to explore has taken us to the most remote places on the planet. We have conquered the geographical poles, opened new routes through the seas, and discovered new territories. This impetus lives on today through exceptional people like Antonio de la Rosa. An adventurer and tireless explorer, he has helmed some of the most extreme navigations and solo expeditions by land and by sea. He always uses clean, autonomous means of locomotion, powered simply by the strength of his body (rowboats, skis, bicycles…) and with a sustainable and energy-neutral approach. 

Antonio has travelled halfway around the world and has had the opportunity to see some of our most pressing environmental problems first-hand, like the plastic islands in the ocean. He is a steadfast ambassador for the protection of the seas and the planet. 

Duration: 90 minutes
The lectures have a dynamic format and include a lecture, an interview and a question and answer session with the audience. 


Antonio de la Rosa

Born in Íscar, a small town in Valladolid, Antonio de la Rosa is a Madrid adoptee and Serrano at heart. At the age of 19, his intrepid spirit led him to become the youngest firefighter in the Community of Madrid. On the move since birth, at the age of 13 he was already an expert in canoeing, swimming, and rugby. At 23, he became the Spanish Quadrathlon Champion. This set him on the path to become a leading international figure in adventure raids a few years later, acting as captain of the emblematic Red Bull raid team for 8 years. During this time, he also won dozens of victories all around the world. His entrepreneurial side also led him to create Meridianoraid, his own multi-adventure company, a leader in the outdoors in Spain for 15 years. 

At the age of 40, he decided to use the experience he gleaned from adventure raids to tackle a series of extreme adventure challenges on his own. 

Antonio de la Rosa has completed a series of epic expeditions to date. The complexity of each expedition required all the experience he had gained over the year, both on land and at sea. This has made him an international role model in terms of expeditions and adventures, thanks both to his personality and his impressive feats. 

Sergio Martín Herrera

Sergio Martín Herrera holds a degree in Audiovisual Communication (2001) from the University of Salamanca. Between 2016 and 2018, he acted as editor and host of Los Desayunos de TVE. He was assistant editor of TVE news, editor of Canal 24 horas, editor of the news website and editor of TVE news’ social media team. He currently oversees Zoom Net, TVE’s technology and digital culture programme. 


Date and time
22/02/2024 18:30h.