World's Top 10 Most Elevation Gained Climbs

#1
La Muerte
Ecuador
#2
Alto de Letras
Colombia
#3
Conococha
Peru
#4
Mauna Kea
USA, HI
#5
Mauna Loa
USA, HI
#6
Death Road
Bolivia
#7
Wuling Pass East
Taiwan
#8
San Pedro de Martir
Mexico
#9
Khunjerab Pass
Pakistan
#10
Babusar Pass
Pakistan

Climb List: World's Most Elevation Gained
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Cycling the World's Most Elevation Gained

The most elevation gained on a bike ride in the world.

#2 Mauna Kea, Hawaii  top left; #5 Alto de Letras, Colombia top right

#3 Mauna Loa, Hawaii bottom right; #1 La Muerta, Ecuador bottom left;

#6 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 #6 MOST ELEVATION GAINED

DEATH ROAD, BOLIVIA

2 cyclists sitting on cliff on Death Road Bolivia Postcard Corner

Cycling the Death Road, the most epic bike climb in the world.

World's Most Epic Bike Climb

Ride 38.7 miles and gain 11,640’ (3,548 meters)

WORLD’S #5 ELEVATION GAINED

MAUNA LOA, BIG ISLAND, HAWAII

Mauna Loa - the longest bike climb in the world

US Top 10 Most Epic Bike Climb

Ride 62.2 miles gaining 11,848’ (3,611 meters)

#4 ELEVATION GAINED

MAUNA KEA, BIG ISLAND, HAWAII

Riding bike at the top of Mauna Kea above the clouds.

Mauna Kea -- THE hardest bike climb in the world.

Ride 42.6 miles gaining 13,863’ (4,225 meters)

WORLD #3 MOST ELEVATION GAINED

CONCOCHA, PERU

Photographs by Jelmer Brinkman, Lent, Netherlands and Bryan Kevan, Berkeley, CA, USA.

This is the world’s longest climb and third longest for elevation gained.  Starting at Paramonga at almost sea level we ride up a fully paved road to to Lagunas Conococha at 4,101 meters above sea level.  The climb is an extraordinary 122 kilometers (80 miles) gaining  4,328 meters.(14,200’)

The average grade of the Concocha bike climb is 3.3% (4.2% climb only) and only 5% is above 10% grade.

WORLD’S #2

ALTO DE LETRAS, COLOMBIA

Ride 81 kilometers (50 miles) gaining 4,428 meters (14,526’)

This is an exceptional cycling experience riding through lush settings and coffee fields of Colombia.

WORLD’S #1 MOST ELEVATION GAINED BIKE CLIMB

LA MUERTA, ECUADOR

La Muerta, Ecuador

The third hardest bike climb in the world.

Ride 73 kilometers (45 miles) gaining 4,471 meters (14,670’)