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
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
Mauna Kea -- THE hardest bike climb in the world.
Ride 42.6 miles gaining 13,863’ (4,225 meters)
WORLD #3 MOST ELEVATION GAINED
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.
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’)