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    Dolomites Cent Cols Challenge

    100 cols, 10 days – a unique journey that tests body and spirit.

    31st August - 12th September 2019

    Dolomites Cent Cols Challenge

    The Dolomites route is an experience of Italian grandeur that can be hard to beat. The roads and scenery are almost operatic, oozing drama and romance and a true test of mettle. Falling midway through the week, the three stages through the unforgettable Parco Nazionale Dolomiti form the centrepiece of a long journey with a never-ending stream of views, perfect road design, and double-digit gradients. 10% is good news here. From Lake Garda to Monte Zoncolan across many roads less ridden, this is a rugged ride. Nowhere else will you find ten consecutive days quite like these, each prompting you to question your love of cycling before reaffirming it.

    – Phil Deeker
    Cent Cols Challenge founder

    Please visit centcolschallenge.com to see full details of each stage.

    Start Location
    SAN PELLEGRINO
    End Location
    SAN PELLEGRINO
    Av. Daily Distance
    200 KM
    Av. Daily Elevation
    4,500 M
    Days
    13
    Difficulty
    5/5

    Please only pay the balance when prompted.

    Who is it for?

    The Cent Cols Challenge is the brainchild of endurance rider Phil Deeker: his determination, commitment to riding and will to explore has created one of the ultimate tests of what is possible on a road bike. Cent Cols Challenges take place across Europe, criss-crossing entire mountain ranges to combine the classic routes and climbs from the Grand Tours with lesser-known backcountry gems.

    All trips include

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

    Flights and travel insurance are not included.

    How Hard is it?

    Because of the distances, and the huge physical and psychological challenge, the Cent Cols are for the strongest and most experienced riders. On most days riders should expect at least 8-10 hours in the saddle, and to be self-sufficient for long periods of time. The remoteness of the terrain also means that accommodation and food are less luxurious than on Rapha’s other trips. However, Phil Deeker and the Rapha team of guides, mechanics and soigneurs take care of all logistics and everything riders need, letting you focus your mind and legs on the cols. It is usual that some riders don’t complete the parcours. But, thanks to the stunning settings and the camaraderie, and possibly to reserves they didn’t know they had, riders often find they rise to the demands of the trip and take their riding to a new level.

    All Cent Cols Challenges include

    • All meals
    • On-road food

    Double occupancy as standard

    • Itinerary Overview
    • Full Itinerary
    Day Distance Climbing
    Arrival Day Meet us at the first night accommodation
    Day 1 San Pellegrino Terme to Pieve di Ledro 200 KM 4700 M
    Day 2 Pieve di Ledro to Fiera di Primiero 225 KM 5400 M
    Day 3 Fiera di Primiero to Tolmezzo 202 KM 5200 M
    Day 4 Tolmezzo to Cortina d'Ampezzo 188 KM 5600 M
    Day 5 Cortina to Canazei 160 KM 4900 M
    Rest day
    Day 6 Canazei to Levico Terme 200 KM 5200 M
    Day 7 Levico Terme to Castelvecchio 174 KM 4900 M
    Day 8 Castelvecchio to Ponte Arche 205 KM 5600 M
    Day 9 Ponte Arche to Tovo 194 KM 5600 M
    Day 10 Tovo to San Pellegrino Terme 176 KM 4300 M
    Departure day Transfer day

    Please only pay the balance when prompted.

    FAQ

    • How does payment work?

      We ask all customers to pay a deposit (usually £500/$800/€650) when they book, which confirms their reservation. The balance is due 60 days before departure – we’ll get in touch to remind you when it’s time. If you book less than 60 days before departure, we’ll usually ask you to pay the full trip price upfront.

    • Am I strong enough for the trip?

      All our trips are physically demanding, but some are harder than others. Cent Cols Challenges are the toughest challenge. Our guides will support every rider to go beyond their usual level of riding, but you should be able to spend up to 12 hours in the saddle for multiple days.

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    Telephone: +44 (0) 207 482 9175

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