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    Italian Lakes Escape

    An extended five-day Escape to explore the best of the beautiful Italian Lakes.

    16th  - 20th August 2018

    Italian Lakes Escape

    The Italian lakes have been enchanting travellers since the Renaissance and this extended five-day Escape will allow you to experience their beauty in the best possible way - on two wheels. Nestled in the heart of Lombardy and in the foothills of the Swiss-Italian Alps, we’ll provide the perfect launchpad from which to explore the best lakeside riding and the mountainous roads in between. This area is rich in history and Italian cycling culture, and, needless to say, the food, drink and accommodation will be as delightful as the region’s magnificent scenery.

    Single occupancy — A$3,050 per person

    Double occupancy — A$2,550 per person

    Start Location
    COMO
    End Location
    COMO
    Av. Daily Distance
    100 KM
    Av. Daily Elevation
    2000 M
    Days
    5
    Difficulty
    3/5

    Please only pay the balance when prompted.

    Request a call back

    This trip departs in less than 30 days. To enquire about a last minute booking please contact us.

    Who is it for

    Rapha Escapes are short getaways based around one particular mountain, col or town, which will transport you to the heart of what is special about our sport. One of the great pleasures of road cycling is how close we can get to the professional peloton and share in their experiences by riding the climbs that have become legendary in the world’s great races. Each Escape stays in accommodation very close to the slopes that have made their mark in cycling history. In just a few days’ riding you will conquer a famous road, and our expert guides will show you the best that each mountain has to offer – the amazing views and the locals-only roads that will increase your appreciation of the area. When you’re not riding, simply relax in beautiful surroundings, enjoy hearty food and local wines, and deepen the friendships forged during your day in the saddle.

    How Hard is it?

    Escapes showcase some of cycling’s most testing battlegrounds, that are respected even by elite athletes. However, because the trips are based in one location and are shorter in duration, Escapes are suitable for a wide range of riders, including those relatively new to road cycling who are willing to put in the time training beforehand. Whether you want bragging rights over your friends, or to conquer one of the biggest names in the sport, you’ll return home with a major boost to your appreciation of cycling.

    *Please note that all routes are subject to change depending on local conditions.

    All Escapes include

    • All meals
    • 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
    • High guide-to-client ratios
    • Unique routes
    • Top-level mechanics

    Flights, bike hire and travel insurance are not included

    Please only pay the balance when prompted.

    Request a call back

    This trip departs in less than 30 days. To enquire about a last minute booking please contact us.

    FAQ

    • Can I rent a bike?

      We have a fleet of top-specification hire bikes available for rent on our European departures. They cost £50 per day. We ask that guests requiring a bike tell us as far as is possible in advance, so we can guarantee the right size is available, and also to send us your fit measurements, so our mechanics can set up the bike for you ready for the start of your trip. If you’re renting a bike you need to remember to bring your helmet, pedals and saddle to your trip start.

    • 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. There will also be a mechanic with a full tool kit and spare parts not far away – usually in a support car behind the group. Your guides and mechanics 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. They’ll do everything they can to keep you and your bike on the road but, if for any reason you can’t make it to the end, they’ll always make sure there’s a seat in a vehicle so you get safely home.

    Contact Rapha Travel

    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)

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