The World’s Highest Summits (for Cyclists)

#1
Umling La
INDIA
#2
Uturuncu
BOLIVIA
#6
Khardung La Pass
INDIA
#8
Gyatso La
TIBET
#9
Chacaltaya
BOLIVIA
#10
Pang La
TIBET

Climb List: World's 10 Highest Cycling Peaks
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Alaska
United States (AK)
22 ROUTES
17 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
287
mi
DISTANCE
43,151
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Andorra
Andorra, France
20 ROUTES
22 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
124.1
mi
DISTANCE
45,720
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Arizona: Mt. Lemmon
United States (AZ)
11 ROUTES
28 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
62.4
mi
DISTANCE
16,765
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Asir Mountains
Saudi Arabia
15 ROUTES
13 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
138
mi
DISTANCE
73,031
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Australia
Australia
24 ROUTES
41 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
443.9
mi
DISTANCE
64,453
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Australia: Adelaide
Australia
21 ROUTES
34 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
130.4
mi
DISTANCE
22,651
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Caribbean: Virgin Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands
23 ROUTES
13 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
123.8
mi
DISTANCE
23,864
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Colombia: Alto de Letras
Colombia
2 ROUTES
10 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
49.9
mi
DISTANCE
12,750
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Colorado: Front Range
United States (CO)
20 ROUTES
46 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
563.5
mi
DISTANCE
73,545
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Crater Lake
United States (OR)
10 ROUTES
29 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
258.3
mi
DISTANCE
29,750
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Death Valley
United States (CA)
21 ROUTES
34 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
553.3
mi
DISTANCE
55,125
ft
ELEV. GAIN
France: Alpe d'Huez and Galibier
France
19 ROUTES
33 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
189.9
mi
DISTANCE
65,352
ft
ELEV. GAIN
France: Argelès-Gazost
France
18 ROUTES
22 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
167.4
mi
DISTANCE
55,806
ft
ELEV. GAIN
France: Briançon
France
10 ROUTES
27 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
98.9
mi
DISTANCE
31,966
ft
ELEV. GAIN
France: Mont Ventoux
3 ROUTES
25 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
40
mi
DISTANCE
13,749
ft
ELEV. GAIN
France: Saint-Lary-Soulan
France
20 ROUTES
28 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
164
mi
DISTANCE
58,079
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Glacier National Park
United States (MT), Canada
10 ROUTES
11 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
67.2
mi
DISTANCE
13,140
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Gran Canaria
Spain
17 ROUTES
10 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
215.8
mi
DISTANCE
61,983
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Hawaii: Haleakala
United States (HI)
14 ROUTES
30 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
191.7
mi
DISTANCE
30,558
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Hawaii: Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa
United States (HI)
11 ROUTES
38 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
300.4
mi
DISTANCE
46,184
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Italy: Monte Grappa
Italy
11 ROUTES
3 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
149.1
mi
DISTANCE
54,646
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Italy: Stelvio, Gavia & Mortirolo
Switzerland, Italy
11 ROUTES
14 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
109.5
mi
DISTANCE
46,778
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Italy: The Dolomites
Italy
24 ROUTES
8 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
126.8
mi
DISTANCE
30,946
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Japan: Fujiyama
Japan
11 ROUTES
30 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
145.1
mi
DISTANCE
32,220
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Kauai
United States (HI)
13 ROUTES
10 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
98.3
mi
DISTANCE
24,063
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Lake Tahoe
United States (CA,NV)
18 ROUTES
32 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
245.7
mi
DISTANCE
35,240
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Malibu: Santa Monica Mountains
United States (CA)
28 ROUTES
35 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
359.9
mi
DISTANCE
45,284
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Mallorca
Spain
23 ROUTES
23 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
82.8
mi
DISTANCE
26,462
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Mt. Washington Auto Road Race
United States (MA,ME,NH,VT)
3 ROUTES
23 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
7.4
mi
DISTANCE
4,678
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Northeast Fall Colors
United States (MA,ME,NH,NY,VT)
24 ROUTES
37 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
98
mi
DISTANCE
35,116
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Olympic NP: Hurricane Ridge
United States (WA), Canada
8 ROUTES
19 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
125
mi
DISTANCE
14,009
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Owens Valley: Bishop
United States (CA)
19 ROUTES
26 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
268.3
mi
DISTANCE
55,531
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Owens Valley: Lone Pine
United States (CA)
15 ROUTES
31 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
157.7
mi
DISTANCE
51,016
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Peru: Andes Mountains
Peru
7 ROUTES
27 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
219.3
mi
DISTANCE
58,066
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Réunion Island
Réunion
15 ROUTES
13 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
207
mi
DISTANCE
60,614
ft
ELEV. GAIN
RMNP: Trail Ridge Road
United States (CO)
13 ROUTES
33 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
258.2
mi
DISTANCE
25,530
ft
ELEV. GAIN
San Francisco Bay Area
United States (CA)
25 ROUTES
30 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
487.9
mi
DISTANCE
65,482
ft
ELEV. GAIN
San Francisco's Steepest Streets
United States (CA)
20 ROUTES
21 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
0.8
mi
DISTANCE
964
ft
ELEV. GAIN
San Gabriel Mountains
United States (CA)
38 ROUTES
43 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
677.5
mi
DISTANCE
80,483
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Sequoia and Kings Canyon
United States (CA)
15 ROUTES
11 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
281
mi
DISTANCE
77,122
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Smoky Mountain National Park
United States (NC,TN)
17 ROUTES
31 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
181.8
mi
DISTANCE
34,253
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Sonoma County
United States (CA)
19 ROUTES
39 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
269.3
mi
DISTANCE
41,801
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Switzerland: Valais
Switzerland
23 ROUTES
44 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
246.8
mi
DISTANCE
95,399
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Tenerife
Spain
16 ROUTES
18 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
357.2
mi
DISTANCE
95,674
ft
ELEV. GAIN
The American Southwest
United States (AZ,NM,UT)
18 ROUTES
27 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
215.4
mi
DISTANCE
34,866
ft
ELEV. GAIN
The Blue Ridge Parkway (North)
United States (NC,TN,VA)
38 ROUTES
70 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
716.5
mi
DISTANCE
75,697
ft
ELEV. GAIN
The Blue Ridge Parkway (South)
United States (NC,TN,VA)
30 ROUTES
63 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
690.7
mi
DISTANCE
74,180
ft
ELEV. GAIN
The Death Road
Bolivia
2 ROUTES
16 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
48.1
mi
DISTANCE
14,748
ft
ELEV. GAIN
United Kingdom: England
United Kingdom
23 ROUTES
2 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
44.3
mi
DISTANCE
20,198
ft
ELEV. GAIN
United Kingdom: Hardest and Epic Bike Climbs
United Kingdom
21 ROUTES
0 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
49.2
mi
DISTANCE
23,185
ft
ELEV. GAIN
United Kingdom: Scotland
United Kingdom
24 ROUTES
43 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
357.5
mi
DISTANCE
42,638
ft
ELEV. GAIN
United Kingdom: Wales
United Kingdom
23 ROUTES
17 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
114.3
mi
DISTANCE
24,627
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Utah: Moab, Arches & Canyonlands
United States (UT)
19 ROUTES
21 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
325.3
mi
DISTANCE
32,871
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Utah: Northern Utah
United States (UT)
11 ROUTES
5 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
102
mi
DISTANCE
32,774
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Utah: Zion National Park
United States (UT)
20 ROUTES
32 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
256.5
mi
DISTANCE
39,649
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Wuling Pass
Taiwan
3 ROUTES
1 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
94
mi
DISTANCE
26,867
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Yellowstone and the Tetons
United States (MT,WY)
20 ROUTES
52 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
523.8
mi
DISTANCE
43,011
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Yosemite National Park
United States (CA)
29 ROUTES
33 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
376
mi
DISTANCE
42,565
ft
ELEV. GAIN

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FULL SUMMARY

Cycling Highest bike climbs in the world - Uturuncu Mountain, llamas

Uturuncu Volcano, Chile

#1 OF 10

UTURUNCU, BOLIVIA

Bike climb of Highest bike climbs in the world - garmin headset with elevation from Uturuncu

The highest road in the world, at least outside of Tibet.

5,729 meters/18,795’

  Climbing the highest bike climbs in the world by bike - cyclist on Uturuncu with bike

18,877

From the saddle, we trekked the .4 miles 709’ at 30.8% average grade to Volcan Uturuncu Summit .

Bicycle climb Highest bike climbs in the world - hikers going up the side of Uturuncu

The longest .4 miles trek ever!

   

Biking the Highest bike climbs in the world - inReach showing elevation on top of Uturuncu

#2 OF 10

DHULIKHEL, NEPAL

5,635m/18,487’

We have researched and documented for this page the 30 hardest and most difficult bike climbs ever included in the Tour de France. 

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