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Southern Utah Raid

6th - 12th maggio 2018

A journey through the unforgettable vistas of the American Southwest.

Utah is all about majestic vistas and wide open spaces: its unique, prehistoric landscapes are one of the places in which the size and freedom of the United States are most profoundly expressed. This Raid will take you through high deserts, deep valleys and green hills, into the remote and vast national parks of Bryce Canyon and Zion, where you will test your legs surrounded by some of the most stunning geology in the world. Each night, you will rest in mountaintop lodges and luxury hotels, where good food and hospitality await.

Single occupancy — € 3.900 per person
Double occupancy — € 3.400 per person

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Who is it for?

Reconnect with your love for the bike and exploration. Raids are designed for independent riders with a thirst for going off the beaten track, and exploring lesser-known but nonetheless spectacular destinations and roads. You’ll still have access to a Rapha guide, full mechanical and logistical support, but the emphasis is on self-sufficiency, creating an adventure through wild and unspoilt landscapes. Each night we’ll greet you with hearty food and charming, rustic accommodation, to prepare you for another day’s exploring. It is cycling taken back to the essentials: a bike, a fantastic route to ride, and the self-imposed challenges that brings.

How Hard is it?

Because of the emphasis on challenging terrain and self-sufficiency, Raids suit the more confident, athletic rider, or groups of friends who may already have done a multi-day trip and want to challenge themselves further.

All Raids include

  • Some meals included
  • On-road food

Double occupancy as standard

All trips include

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

Flights, bike hire and travel insurance are not included

Day Distance Climbing
Arrival Day
Day 1 St. George – Springdale 127 KM 2042 M
Day 2 Springdale – Bryce 160 KM 2325 M
Day 3 Bryce – Boulder 153 KM 1731 M
Day 4 Boulder – Boulder 115 KM 2074 M
Day 5 Tropic – Brian Head 120 KM 2340 M
Day 6 Brian Head – St. George
Departure Day

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Arrival Day

We suggest you to fly a day early to Las Vegas and self transfer to the Hilton Garden Inn, St George where the group will meet the following morning to start the trip. This night's accommodation is not included in your itinerary.

Day 1

St. George – Springdale

The Southern Utah Randonnée begins and ends in St. George, less than a two-hour drive from Las Vegas. Our first day of riding takes us to the gateway of Zion from the South, following our exploration of the little gem, Snow Canyon

Distance

127 KM

Climbing

2042 M

Accommodation

La Quinta Inn & Suites

Day 2

Springdale – Bryce

Originally a settlement for Mormon farmers, Springdale is our jumping off point into Zion National Park, and has been one of Forbes Traveler’s 20 Prettiest Towns. From Zion into Bryce Canyon, we’ll ride through some of the most famous vistas in the American Southwest.

Distance

160 KM

Climbing

2325 M

Accommodation

Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel

Day 3

Bryce – Boulder

One of the trip’s major highlights of the trip comes today. The Grand Staircase–Escalante is a renowned national monument known as one of the most beautiful and geologically unique places on the American continent. A fascinating day’s ride with a steep climb to our luxurious hotel, the Boulder Mountain Lodge, where we will stay for two nights.

Distance

153 KM

Climbing

1731 M

Accommodation

Boulder Mountain Lodge

Day 4

Boulder – Boulder

Today presents a choice of routes: the first takes riders on the long climb up Boulder Mountain, into high desert country with commanding views of deep valleys and green hills. The second keeps to the rocky lowlands along the rugged, rolling Burr Trail Road. Another night staying at the Boulder Mountain Lodge, with its fine cuisine, awaits.

Distance

115 KM

Climbing

2074 M

Accommodation

Boulder Mountain Lodge

Day 5

Tropic – Brian Head

A quick transfer takes us to Tropic, where we’ll climb and descend before taking in the longest climb of the trip – approximately 1,400m over 50km – to Brian Head. The views and the wildlife of Dixie National Forest, and Panguitch lake, are highlights.

Distance

120 KM

Climbing

2340 M

Accommodation

Cedar Breaks Lodge by Diamond Resorts

Day 6

Brian Head – St. George

Our trip comes to a crescendo with a ride back to St. George – packed with perfect roads, challenging terrain, interesting history and views that convey the sheer magnitude of things in this region. Rugged landscapes stretch out from these roads in all direction with no hint of civilization as far as the eye can see.

Accommodation

Hilton Garden Inn St George

Departure Day

Transfer back to Las Vegas Airport

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Customer Testimonials

Hotels were all fantastic, great variety of places, all of which were comfortable.

— Raid Utah, 2016

FAQ

Am I strong enough for the trip?

All our trips are physically demanding, but some are harder than others. Raids are among the toughest with roads and terrain off the beaten track and Retreats are among the most relaxing. Our guides and mechanics will support every rider to go beyond their usual level of riding. Each individual trip is rated for difficulty.

What kind of assistance can riders expect on the road?

When you’re riding you’ll always have at least one ride guide on the road with the group. Raids are more self-sufficient than a Randonnee, so while a mechanic will be available they won't be tracing the route or offering on-road support during the day. Your guides will be able to help you out with ride food and drink, as well as local knowledge, first aid, a morale-boosting chat and – if necessary – a hand to push you up the hill if you’ve run out of energy.

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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

Hours: 8.30am-5.30pm (PDT)

Asia Pacific

Email: travel@rapha.cc

Telephone: +44 (0) 207 482 9175

Hours: 9.30am-6.00pm (BST)