Date: Saturday, 19th June 2021
Start: Wonju, Gangwon Province
Finish: Wonju, Gangwon Province
The Rapha Prestige tasks small amateur teams with an unsupported and unmarshalled adventure across stunning terrain. The rules are simple: start and finish as a team and pass through all the checkpoints.
Chiaksan National Park, located in the southwestern part of Gangwon-do, is a series of high peaks that extends north-to-south which includes the peaks of Namdaebong and Maehwasan, both over 1,000m in altitude. It’s a landscape where you can run endlessly into the valleys that stretch far on both sides.
Prepare for approximately 150-170 kilometres of rolling terrain. Expect to be on the bike for 5 hours. We seek out the roads less travelled, aiming to be quite remote at times. The exact route and details of the checkpoint locations will be revealed only to confirmed participants one week before the ride.
The Prestige Wonju is an entirely unsupported ride to be completed by teams of four. To make sure you’re self-sufficient out on the road, ensure you’re prepared for anything by bringing along two tubes, a multi-tool, a pump, a patch kit, and a masterlink. We highly recommend a spare kit and plenty of food.