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The unique, prehistoric landscape of Southwest Utah is one of the places in which the size and freedom of the United States is most profoundly expressed. It’s a land of red rock cliffs, purple sunsets and angular geological formations; few people get to ride here, and with Rapha’s signature support you will scale desert canyons and visit the stunning lakes and rock spires of the Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks. It’s an adventure into pioneer territory on some of the most…
A monumental trip to ride the routes of six Spring Classics in seven days. Tackle the Tour of Flanders, Gent-Wevelgem, Paris-Roubaix, Amstel Gold, Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège – some of the most historic events in cycling, where the legends of cycling’s true northern hard men are made. Dust, cobbles, punchy climbs, deep forests, wind and rain – these races have everything. And, though this Cent Cols Challenge doesn’t feature the endless climbs of the mountains, it will put even the toughest riders to the…
Ventoux is one of the cycling’s mountains that truly deserves its legend. The long climb through the forests to the barren, windy rocky summit is truly awe inspiring and it should be on every cyclist’s must-do list. Those gusty final kilometres demand the suffering that defines the essence of cycling and the famous tower at the summit beckons deceptively as your effort pulls every drop of consciousness into the moment. Ride it with us and marvel at the unrelenting difficulty, stark beauty and finish…
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.