We’re delighted to announce that Tour de France yellow jersey wearer Alex Steida will be joining this Randonnée for its October departure. Alex will be leading some of the rides through the Golden State, and we look forward to his recounting of tales from the European professional peloton.
To find out more about Alex and the 1986 Tour de France, see the Rapha Continental ride »
From deserts to mountain lakes
There are many reasons that Southern California is the off-season base for so many of America’s Pro racers, not least the remarkable climate, Santa Monica mountains, and world famous beaches. The Randonnée Southern California will piece together celebrated routes of the Tour of California with Rapha’s own Continental Rides and Gentlemen’s Races.
Starting in Los Angeles, the route snakes north, taking in both remote inland climbs and stunning coastal roads. The famous Palomar Mountain Road and infamous Mount Baldy both makes appearances on the trip, as do California’s exceptional culinary offerings.
Los Angeles » San Diego
Sunday 12th October to 19th October 2014
Latigo Canyon, Piuma Canyon, San Gabriel Canyon Road, Glendora Ridge Road, Mount Baldy, Palomar Mountain.
- Total distance: 900 km
- Total elevation: 17,000m (54,000 ft)
Full price of trip (excluding airfare): £3000 | US$4800 | €3600