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Great Dun Fell 848m / June 2019

A short but steep asphalted climb leads to a radar station on the summit of English Great Dun Fell forming the highest cyclable spot in the UK.



  Highest asphalted climbs in the UK / June 2019

Both English Great Dun Fell (848m) and Scottish Lowther Hill (724m) provide for short but challenging climbs to radar stations each being the highest cyclable spots in the respective countries. Additionally, the Cairnwell Pass (670m) in the Scottish Highlands can be conquered by road bike.



   Most popular passzwang-climbs

Großglockner High Alpine Road 2,571m
May 2018 / August 2012 / May 2007 / June 2005

Austrian Großglockner High Alpine Road is one of the most interesting and popular road bike climbs in the European Alps. No other pass road provides for more diversity and variety as the rider can select from different ascents and way options.

Timmelsjoch 2,509m
August 2014 / August 2012 / May 2007

The Timmelsjoch ranks among the most popular asphalted pass roads in the European Alps. In summer many hundreds of amateur cyclists (and motorbike riders) challenge this climb on northern Austrian approach or southern Italian ascent.

Stelvio Pass 2,760m
July 2015 / June 2010 / September 2006

Famous 48 switchbacks of northern ascent of Stelvio Pass form one of the most spectacular pass roads in the world. The road provides for more than 1,500m of altitude gain up to an elevation of 2,760m on one of Europe's highest asphalted pass roads.

Pico del Veleta 3,394m
October 2017 / September 2007

Europe's highest climb for cyclists is situated in the Spanish Sierra Nevada. While asphalted northern approach is regularly conquered by road bikers less known southern approach can be challenged on a mountain bike up to a maximum elevation of almost 3,400m.



   World's highest climbs

Overview of all continents
Followed-up since August 2008

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 or the European Alps also provide very challenging high-altitude rides for uphill cycling enthusiacs.

Uturuncu (Bolivia) 5,768m
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!



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