The most elevation gained cycling in the world. From this page you may navigate to the top 10 cycling climbs with the greatest elevation gain in the World. The bike climbs we have documented are in the slideshow above. Scroll down the page to access The full Top 10 Most Elevation Gained by Bicycling in the World "Table". The greatest elevation gained by bike climbs in the World are, in order of elevation gained, 1. Blue Ridge Parkway North (entire route), 2. Natchez Trace North, 3. La Muerte, 4. Alto de Letras, 5. Mauna Kea, 6. Mauna Loa, 7. Death Road, 8. Wuling Pass East, 9. Haleakala, and 10. Teide, Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
The most elevation gained on a bike ride in the world.
#3 Mauna Kea, Hawaii top left; #5 Alto de Letras, Colombia top right
#4 Mauna Loa, Hawaii bottom right; #1 La Muerta, Ecuador bottom left;
#5 Death Road, Bolivia, center.
The climbs where you will gain the most elevation on a road bike in the world are, from #5 to #1:
WORLD’S #5 MOST ELEVATION GAINED
DEATH ROAD, BOLIVIA
Cycling the Death Road, the most epic bike climb in the world.
Ride 38.7 miles and gain 11,640’ (3,548 meters)
WORLD’S #4 ELEVATION GAINED
MAUNA LOA, BIG ISLAND, HAWAII
Mauna Loa - the longest bike climb in the world
Ride 62.2 miles gaining 11,848’ (3,611 meters)
#3 ELEVATION GAINED
MAUNA KEA, BIG ISLAND, HAWAII
Mauna Kea -- THE hardest bike climb in the world.
Ride 42.6 miles gaining 13,863’ (4,225 meters)
ALTO DE LETRAS, COLOMBIA
50.5 miles (third longest bike climb in the world)
Ride 50.5 miles gaining 14,526’ (4,428 meters)
WORLD’S #1 MOST ELEVATION GAINED BIKE CLIMB
LA MUERTA, ECUADOR
La Muerta, Ecuador
The third hardest bike climb in the world.
Ride 45 miles gaining 14,670’ (4,471 meters)