Sanetschpass (Conthey) Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling






Sanetschpass (Conthey)

Switzerland

Top climb in Switzerland has it all - vineyards, canyon, cool old tunnels, dramatic mountain views and a Glacier on top!

Page Contributor(s): Ard Oostra, Switzerland.

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Cycling Sanetsch Pass

Ride 24.3 kilometers gaining 1,885 meters at 6.5% average grade.

How many times do you get to do a Top 100 World Climb and end at the foot of a glacier?

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This is one of several  top Swiss HC bike climbs in the Rhone Valley Top Bike Climb Area.    This may be the top bike climbing area in the world as it contains more Top 100 World Bike Climbs (7) than any other area.  .

This is a tough climb 23 kilometers and 2 kilometers averaging over 10%.

The climb begins in Conthey and initially winds its way through many lovely hillside vineyards up to and through several villages/communities until moving above treeline at mile 13 (6,500’) and offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and ends at  Tsanfleuron Glacier.

Vibrant vineyard area

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Agricultural communities on the way up the climb

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Several hairpins along the climb

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The middle portion of the route has much pasture land, some waterfalls and many grazing cows.

We encounter a couple tunnels tunnels near the top so be sure to bring at least tail lights - we are also above treeline by the time we enter the tunnels and there are breathtaking views of distant and dramatic mountains along this segment of the climb.

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Start of steepest kilometer 15.5 (13.8%)