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The Côte d’Azur from Nice to the Italian border is one of the world’s true hotspots for pro cyclists – you’ll see them on coast road, passing through the villages in the hills and sitting in the cafes in Menton or Monaco. The Col de la Madone, made famous by Tony Rominger and then Lance Armstrong, is still a favourite among the locals. Come train here in the spring sunshine, on these beautiful roads and deserted climbs, and you’ll know you’re having an authentic…
Starting in the megalopolis of Tokyo, this Grande Randonnée heads south through verdant, dense forests on perfect pavement, barely wide enough for a car. Joining us on this adventure, you will discover that Japan’s undulating, sometimes mountainous, terrain rivals the best anywhere in the world. The roads are tiny, nearly overgrown and plentiful in selection and a feeling of discovery will consume you as we ride.
WorldTour pros have been flocking to the heart of Catalunya in recent years to enjoy Girona’s ideal training conditions, and you can enjoy a slice of their life on this Pro Team Camp. The area surrounding the city is replete with stunning climbs and characterful roads with light traffic and its varied terrain consists of rugged coastal cliffs, white sand beaches, forested hills and mountain crags. The sheer volume of varied riding that can be done is enough to keep a rider interested throughout…
Classic routes and inspiring journeys
Inspired by the classic brevets of Europe, Randonnées are point-to-point rides run over seven days. This season we will be journeying through Europe, the US and Japan. Averaging 130km of mountainous riding per day, our Randonnées are fully supported by soigneurs, mechanics, guides and drivers. Rapha Randonneurs will explore the landscape and culture of their host region, ride challenging terrain and experience the ca- maraderie of these exceptional adventures.
Unpack, ride, escape
We have chosen some of the world’s most spectacular riding locations for our Rapha Retreats. These are not training camps: discussions of VO2 max tests and lactate thresholds will be left to others. Rather, we focus on riding as hard as your ability allows and immersing yourself in the landscape, with handpicked accommodation, routes crafted by experienced guides, and just the right helping of food, wine and culture.
100 cols in 10 days
Created and run in association with endurance rider Phil Deeker, the Cent Cols Challenge sees riders average 200km daily, with approximately 4,500m of climbing each day. Held variously in the Alps, Pyrenees, Cantabrico and Corsica, each Challenge combines routes and climbs from the grand tours with lesser-known gems to deliver an incredibly tough but unforgettable experience.
Ultimate custom cycling experience
Rapha Travel’s bespoke departures are tailored to the needs and tastes of riders. Each trip is unique, and so could be a re-imagined classic in one of Europe’s iconic destinations, or a new adventure on unknown roads. On a bespoke trip, riders will experience Rapha Travel’s signature support, including a professional-level mechanic, soigneur and follow car. Off the bike, guests will experience the finest food and accommodation their chosen region has to offer.
Discover the exciting range of trip types and departures available in 2016 with our new Rapha Travel brochure.