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Bespoke Velo48 Randonnée Dolomites

3rd - 10th septembre 2017

  • Start Location CISON DI VALMARINO
  • End Location LAKE COMO
  • Av. Daily Distance 102 KM
  • Av. Daily Elevation 2,302 M
  • Days 7
  • Difficulty
The Gold standard of the Rapha Randonnee, a true journey across incredible mountains

“For dramatic scenery, smooth roads and incredible food and drink, the Dolomites are hard to beat. The Südtirol region combines a splendid culture with immaculate towns and glorious mountain passes. From there you will visit the Mortirolo, Stelvio and Ghisallo, revisiting the same roads and climbs as heroes like Coppi, Gimondi and Pantani, with the shouts of the tifosi in your ears”– Simon Mottram, Rapha CEO

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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

All Bespoke includes

  • 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 Cison di Valmarino
Day 1 Cison Di Valmarino - Belluno 111 KM 2,950 M
Day 2 Belluno - Corvara 125 KM 4,600 M
Day 3 Corvara - Merano 113 KM 1,500 M
Day 4 Merano - Bormio 97 KM 2,500 M
Day 5 Bormio - Castione Della Presolana 124 KM 3,266 M
Day 6 Castione Della Presolana - Lake Como 140 KM 3500 M
Departure Day Lake Como

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Arrival Day

Cison di Valmarino

Arrival day to our spectacular hotel in Cison di Valmarino. A tranquil area on the edge of the mountains. You will be met by Rapha Travel at Marco Polo International Airport (Venice). In the afternoon there will be a short ride to allow riders to get their bearings and spin the travel out of their legs.

Accommodation

Hostel Castel Brando

Day 1

Cison Di Valmarino - Belluno

The stunning Castelbrando at Cison, is an incredible starting point to discover the Dolomites. The road to Praderadego will lift you out of the hassles of everyday life and settle you in for the mountainous roads ahead. The climb to Nevegal will test the legs, but the view from the top will calm the pain, before you descend towards Belluno and Villa Carpenada.

Distance

111 KM

Climbing

2,950 M

Accommodation

Villa Carpenada

Major Climbs

Passo Praderadego (910m), Passo Nevegal

Day 2

Belluno - Corvara

A very demanding day in the saddle, as the stunning Passo Giau, one of the gems of the Dolomites, takes us up to 2,233m.

Distance

125 KM

Climbing

4,600 M

Accommodation

Posta Zirm

Major Climbs

Passo Giau (2,233m)

Day 3

Corvara - Merano

Yet more climbing, as the route heads to the beautiful spa town of Merano. We depart Corvara via the gentle Passo Campolongo and then tackle the fantastic Passo Pordoi, a climb regularly featured in the Giro d’Italia.

Distance

113 KM

Climbing

1,500 M

Accommodation

City Hotel Merano

Major Climbs

Passo Pordoi (2,239m)

Day 4

Merano - Bormio

Today’s stage has one focus: the awesome Passo dello Stelvio, the second-highest road pass in Europe, at 2,757m. We climb it from the classic Prato dello Stelvio side, from which base there is 24.3km of ascent to the rifugio at the summit.

Distance

97 KM

Climbing

2,500 M

Accommodation

Eden Hotel

Major Climbs

Passo dello Stelvio (2,757m)

Day 5

Bormio - Castione Della Presolana

The day starts directly with the climb of the fearsome Passo di Gavia, a climb made famous by American Andy Hampsten’s exploits in the snow at the 1988 Giro d’Italia.

Distance

124 KM

Climbing

3,266 M

Accommodation

Milano Alpen

Major Climbs

Gavia (2,600m), Vivione (1,824m), Presolana (1,297m)

Day 6

Castione Della Presolana - Lake Como

Our final day is spent in the beautiful foothills to the north of Bergamo and Lake Como. The day will be spent on tiny back roads with stunning scenery, followed by a ferry journey across the lake.

Distance

140 KM

Climbing

3500 M

Accommodation

Albergo Belvedere

Major Climbs

Passo di Zambla (1,238m), Passo Culmine San Pietro (1,300m), Passo Agueglio (1,149m)

Departure Day

Lake Como

Transfer from the hotel to Milan Airport

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Customer Testimonials

I enjoyed the scenery and the challenge of the ride.

— Bespoke Trip - California 2015

Last week, Ben led the Rapha team (Ben, Jonny, Mattia and Franco) in delivering us an outstanding Dolomites experience. In a week where we copped a fair bit of inclement weather, our group of 11 riders were struck by how hard Ben and his team worked each day to make our trip a memorable experience – it was above and beyond all of our expectations. They are a terrific group of guys, and their efforts were really appreciated by the people on our trip.

— Bespoke trip rider, June 2016

FAQ

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.

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.

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