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Escapes

Our Escapes are four-day trips to iconic cycling regions: quick fixes of pure cycling in a format that fits into demanding schedules.

While you’re with us, all you’ll have to do is concentrate on exploring classic roads, both in Europe and the US, and test your legs on infamous climbs such as Mont Ventoux. We’ll take care of the rest, in signature Rapha style. In just a few days, our expert guides will show you the best views, coffee stops and ‘locals-only’ hidden gems that each region has to offer. And, when not riding, you can relax in beautiful surroundings, enjoy great local cuisine and deepen the friendships forged on testing gradients. You’ll return home refreshed and revived, and with an invaluable top up to your cycling fitness and your motivation.

Because they 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. Please check out the difficulty rating for each one (from 2/5 for Cote D’Azur, Tuscany or Girona to 5/5 for the Cinglés de Ventoux), and get in touch if you need any explanations. Please note: a number of trips from our 2017 calendar (and earlier seasons) have been renamed from either ‘Ascent’ or ‘Pro Team Camp’ to ‘Escape’ for 2018. Our team at travel@rapha.cc can help out with any questions.

Upcoming Escapes

Italy

Tuscany Escape (Strade Bianche)

1st - 4th March 2018

France

Cote d'Azur Escape (Paris-Nice)

8th - 11th March 2018

Italy

Tuscany Lucca Escape

15th - 18th March 2018

France

Cote d'Azur Escape

17th - 20th March 2018

Italy

Tuscany Siena Escape

22nd - 25th March 2018

France

Cote d'Azur Escape

23rd - 26th March 2018

Spain

Girona Escape

30th March - 2nd April 2018

United States

Santa Barbara Escape

5th - 8th April 2018

Spain

Girona Escape

6th - 9th April 2018

Italy

Lake Varese Escape

6th - 9th April 2018

France

Cote d'Azur Escape

13th - 16th April 2018

Italy

Lake Como Escape

13th - 16th April 2018

Spain

Girona Escape

20th - 23rd April 2018

Italy

Tuscany Lucca Escape

21st - 24th April 2018

Spain

Girona Escape

26th - 29th April 2018

Italy

Tuscany Siena Escape

27th - 30th April 2018

France

Cote d'Azur Escape

4th - 7th May 2018

Italy

Lake Como Escape

4th - 7th May 2018

Italy

Lake Varese Escape

4th - 7th May 2018

Italy

Tuscany Lucca Escape

25th - 28th May 2018

United States

Mt Rainier Escape

3rd - 6th June 2018

Spain

Basque Country Escape

14th - 17th June 2018

France

Alpe d'Huez Escape (Women's)

5th - 8th July 2018

Italy

Tuscany Siena Escape

7th - 10th July 2018

France

Pyrénées Escape

25th - 28th August 2018

France

Ventoux Escape (Les Cingles)

30th August - 2nd September 2018

Spain

Girona Escape

8th - 11th September 2018

Italy

Tuscany Siena Escape

21st - 24th September 2018

Italy

Lake Como Escape (Giro di Lombardia)

5th - 8th October 2018

Italy

Tuscany Escape (L'Eroica)

5th - 8th October 2018

Italy

Tuscany Lucca Escape

12th - 15th October 2018

Italy

Lake Como Escape

12th - 15th October 2018

France

Cote d'Azur Escape

19th - 22nd October 2018

Italy

Lake Varese Escape

19th - 22nd October 2018

Italy

Lake Varese Escape

26th - 29th October 2018

Italy

Lake Como Escape

26th - 29th October 2018

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS

The location was stunning and the Hotel was excellent. The rides up both Stelvio and Timmelsjoch were simply jaw dropping. I will take away many memories and photos from the trip, but one in particular that of Mattia pulling a wheelie alongside me going up the Stelvio!

— Stelvio Ascent, June 2016

Thank you all for making last week’s trip to Mt. Ventoux so fantastic. I really enjoyed the 4 days with you. Thank you for all your help and support, provided in such a positive and friendly way.

— Ventoux Ascent, June 2016

FAQ

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.

Can I rent a bike?

We have a fleet of top-specification bikes available for hire on our European departures. 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 and pedals.

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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)