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BESPOKE - TURIN TO NICE

26th August - 2nd September 2017

The Gold standard of the Rapha Randonnee, a true journey across incredible mountains.

A point-to-point adventure, taking in classic Piedmont hilltop villages, across the French borders and back to the fine Piedmont wines and cuisine, to end on the beautiful French Riviera, these eight days are fully supported by the team at Rapha Travel.

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Bespoke

Let Rapha create a unique itinerary for you and your family and friends, or your colleagues and clients. Sharing experiences brings us together. It deepens friendships, builds trust and strengthens partnerships. A week on the bike with those close to you can be a valuable and unforgettable experience. We have a deep knowledge of the best roads, the finest restaurants and the most luxurious hotels the world over, and we have harnessed this to create the ride of a lifetime for a range of private clients. No trip is too big or small.

All trips include

  • Expert planning and guide support from guides and vehicles
  • Pre-trip discounts on Rapha apparel
  • High guide-to-client ratios
  • Unique routes
  • Top-level mechanics

Flights, bike hire and travel insurance are not included

Options for your Bespoke can include

  • Airport transfers
  • All meals including alcohol
  • On-road food
  • Laundry
  • Daily massage

Double occupancy as standard

To Book

We will work closely with you to build the trip with the support and personnel you want and to the level of difficulty that suits you. Hit the Tour de France’s biggest climbs, spin along the beach or ask us to take you to the secret roads we explore in our downtime, where normal trips can’t go. Whenever we take you, you can expect faultless delivery, from accommodation and logistics to on-bike support. For more information about any aspect of the Bespoke service, please email travel@rapha.cc

Day Distance Climbing
Arrival Day Arrival to Turin and transfer
Day 1 Turin to Montgenèvre 80 KM 3149 M
Day 2 Montgenèvre to Bra 139 KM 2924 M
Day 3 Bra 122 KM 2230 M
Day 4 Bra to Cuneo 108 KM 2579 M
Day 5 Cuneo To Eze 120 KM 2505 M
Day 6 French Riviera 100 KM 1000 M
Departure Day To Nice

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Arrival Day

Arrival to Turin and transfer

Afternoon flights to Turin where you will be met by one of the Rapha Travel team for a transfer to the hotel.

Accommodation

NH Torino Ambasciatori

Day 1

Turin to Montgenèvre

This morning we will depart from the NH Torino Ambasciatori by car to avoid the busy traffic of Turin and head south to the little village of Borgone Susa. From there, our ride will start through the stunning hilltop villages of the Piedmont, before crossing the French border, we will ride on the Colle della Finestre (the final 8km are gravel) and over in to Sestrière, a super tough climb featured in the Giro d'Italia, before ending this first riding day in Montgenèvre.

Distance

80 KM

Climbing

3149 M

Accommodation

Le Chalet Blanc

Major Climbs

Colle della Finestre

Day 2

Montgenèvre to Bra

Today is our big day of riding, a fast descent from Montgenèvre and the road rises from Briançon with the Col d'Izoard. This “hors catégorie” climb has featured many time in the Tour de France and will do so again in 2017. Later, today, we will go over the Colle D’Angelo separating the France/Italy border. We will end our ride in the little village of Busca, province of Cuneo and then drive to the village of Bra where we will stay for a couple of days.

Distance

139 KM

Climbing

2924 M

Accommodation

Albergo dell'Agenzie

Major Climbs

Colle D’Angelo

Day 3

Bra

Today we will ride around Bra with a big loop that will take us south east of the Piedmont region to the border of the Liguria region. Tonight, we will enjoy a “slow food” dinner at the hotel’s restaurant.

Distance

122 KM

Climbing

2230 M

Accommodation

Albergo dell'Agenzie

Day 4

Bra to Cuneo

Leaving Bra today to head back to Busca from there we will ride the Fauniera loop, climbing the Colle Fauniera one of the most amazing alpine climbs, and don’t forget to look out for the memorial to Marco Pantani. At the end of the day we will head to Cuneo for the night with a short drive transfer.

Distance

108 KM

Climbing

2579 M

Accommodation

Hotel Royal Superga

Major Climbs

Colle Fauniera

Day 5

Cuneo To Eze

Today we will leave Cuneo, riding through the Alpine Piedmont and crossing once again the border to arrive on the French Alps, passing by Limone, Col de Tende, little villages such as Tende, La Brigue and Sospel to finish the ride on the French Riviera.

Distance

120 KM

Climbing

2505 M

Accommodation

Eze Hermitage

Major Climbs

Col de Tende

Day 6

French Riviera

Today it’s our final day on the saddle, we will explore the French Riviera and its surroundings with a full day ride in the Pré-Alps. We will find out what makes this region so popular with professional cyclists who live here year round for training. The Cote d'Azur is where the southern alps dip their toes in to the Mediterranean, allowing for the most incredible views and sinuous roads.

Distance

100 KM

Climbing

1000 M

Accommodation

Eze Hermitage

Departure Day

To Nice

Today it is our last day before heading to the airport of Nice for an afternoon flight.

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Customer Testimonials

I enjoyed the scenery and the challenge of the ride.

— Bespoke Trip - California 2015

The Rapha experience was first rate from start to finish.

— Bespoke Trip rider - 2015

FAQ

Can I make any trip private?

All the trips advertised on our website are open to the general public, though we encourage friends, family members and clubmates to come in groups – it makes the experience even more fun and rewarding. If you want a private trip on your own dates, we will arrange one for you through our Bespoke service. This can be on an existing itinerary or to a route that you – or we – create. We usually need seven customers on bespoke trips.

Can I make a group booking?

Yes – family members, colleagues or friends usually find that embarking on a group adventure makes it even more fun and rewarding. However, trip places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Contact Us

Europe

Email: travel@rapha.cc

Telephone: +44 (0) 207 482 9175

Hours: 9.30am-6.00pm (BST)

USA

Email: travel@rapha.cc

Telephone: 877.907.2742

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Asia Pacific

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