The Longest Bike Climbs in Europe

#1
Mount Teide (Santa Cruz)
SPAIN
#2
Pico de las Nieves (Maspalomas)
SPAIN
#3
Pico de las Nieves (Las Crucitas)
SPAIN
#4
Mount Teide (Guimar)
SPAIN
#5
Kilpisjärvi
NORWAY
#6
Idéón Antron
GREECE
#7
Mount Teide (Puerto de la Cruz)
SPAIN
#8
Dovrefjell NW
NORWAY
#10
Pico de las Nieves (Mogan)
SPAIN

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Tenerife
Spain
16 ROUTES
18 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
357.2
mi
DISTANCE
95,674
ft
ELEV. GAIN

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FULL SUMMARY

Cycling the longest bike climbs in Europe - El Teide - photo of volcano

8 of the longest bike climbs in Europe are on the Canary Islands

THE LONGEST BIKE CLIMB IN EUROPE

TEIDE VOLCANO FROM SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE

Climbing the longest bike climbs in Europe - Base del Teide sign with bike leaning against it.

Teide from Santa Cruz de Tenerife is 63 kilometers/39 miles.

THE LONGEST BIKE CLIMB IN EUROPE NOT IN THE CANARY ISLANDS

MOUNT ETNA

Cycling longest bike climbs in Europe - bike with Mount Etna behind it

We can ride a cross bike with 40mm tires to 2,798m/9,180’ on Mount Etna.

THE LONGEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL BIKE CLIMB IN EUROPE

COLLE DEL NIVOLET

Bike climb longest bike climbs in Europe - Colle del Nivolet - lake, hairpins, road, mountains. 

Colle del Nivolet is one of the most beautiful bike climbs in the world.

We climb by bike 40 kilometers/25 miles to Colle del Nivolet.

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

The all-time hardest bike climbs of the Tour de France can be viewed on this page via the map (zoom in to view climbs in particular areas), by Climb Cards (photo and stats) or by a detailed list of the climbs that can be arranged in metric or imperial units by difficulty, distance (longest climbs in the area), altitude gained, highest elevation (highest summit), average grade (sort the grades by varying distances), lowest start point, etc. Click on "Climb Page" to jump to the detail page for that particular bike climb. We feel this page provides a good summary of the top, hardest and best bicycling climbs of the Tour de France.

The 10 hardest bike climbs ever to appear in the Tour de France are %TOP10 

Also visit our 2023 Tour de France Home Page for all the stages, climbs, details of the 2023 Tour de France as well as all the historical data for the Grand Tour.