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Bicycling mountain roads and passes

Challenging some of world's most famous
ascents of each of the continents on road bike and mountain bike



to the challenge of conquering highest category mountain roads and passes all over the world

to information on the highest cyclable mountain roads of each of the continents

Some great climbs

Ötztal Glacier Road (Austria) 2,822m / Highest asphalted road in the Alps
May 2007 / August 2014

The ultimate climb for road cyclists in the European Alps is the road leading up to Rettenbach and Tiefenbach Glacier. Light traffic road winds with a continuous 10+% gradient to an elevation maximum of 2,822 meters. There is no other higher spot in the Alps that can be accessed on an asphalted road. more...

Uturuncu (Bolivia) 5,768m / World's highest mountain road
November 2013

The highest road in the world leads at Bolivian volcano Uturuncu to a maximum elevation of some 5,770 meters. If you want to conquer Uturuncu you have to overcome a sandy and rocky 10% slope. Due to its outrageous altitude this is the ultimate climb for any high-altitude cyclist - the Everest of cycling! more...

Col du Jandri (France) 3,200m / Highest mountain road in the Alps
August 2013

Cyclists looking for the highest climbs in the Alps must not miss this one: Col du Jandri is situated in the French Rhone-Alpes and has its peak at an elevation of almost 3,200 meters. The unpaved runway has some very steep ramps and thus becomes a very demanding challenge. However, the exhausting ride is compensated by amazing panoramic views and gorgeous mountain scenery. more...

Overview on world's highest mountain roads

Where are world's highest cyclable mountain roads and passes situated? Both the Asian Himalayas and the South American Andes have several climbs leading to altitudes of more than 5,000 meters. And other mountain ranges such as the North American Rocky Mountains, the European Alps or the Ethiopian Highlands also provide very challenging high-altitude rides for uphill cycling enthusiacs. more...



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