This page shows and provides access to detail regarding the highest cycling climbs in Europe. Europe's 10 Highest Climbs by Bike are featured on this page. Scroll down to access the Top 10 Highest European Bike Climbs "Table.". These bicycling climbs can be viewed on their individual PJAMM ClImb Pages by clicking on the links to those pages from the map, chart or photo of the climb. The 10 highest cycling climbs in Europe are, in order of finish altitude, 1. Pico de Veleta, 2. Col des Gentianes, 3. Rettenbachferner, 4. Mount Etna, 5. Cime de la Bonette - Jausiers, 6. Passo dello Stelvio (Bormio), 7. Passo dello Stelvio (Prato Allo Stelvio), 8. Passo Stelvio via Umbrail, 9. Colle dell'Agnello - Italy, and 10. Cime de la Bonette - St. Etienne
Pico Veleta, Spain, is the highest road in Europe
THE HIGHEST BIKE CLIMB IN EUROPE IS
Cycling Pico de Veleta - a top world bike climb.
Ride 31.3 km to 3366 m gaining 2,689 m at 7.7%
THE NUMBER SEVEN MOST DIFFICULT CLIMB IN THE WORLD. It is not often that we are blessed to climb “The” of anything, whether it be the “hardest,” the “longest,” the “steepest,” or, in this case the “highest.” Yet we can honestly claim that Pico is a “The” climb: The highest paved road in all of Europe -- now that’s saying something! And it’s not just high, it’s H A R D!
THE SECOND HIGHEST BIKE CLIMB IN EUROPE
Col des Gentianes is the 40th ranked bike climb in the world.
We finish this climb at a crazy 2,897 meters/9,504’
THE THIRD HIGHEST BIKE CLIMB IN EUROPE
Rettenbachferner is the highest paved road open to the public in Europe.
The Rettenbachferner bike climbs finishes at 2,817 meters/9,242’
Pico del Veleta’s last 11.5 kilometers are paved but closed to the public. Much of Col des Gentianes is gravel, although manageable on road bike.
THE FOURTH HIGHEST BIKE CLIMB IN EUROPE
Climbing Mount Etna the 8.5 km past Rifugio Giovanni Sapienza requires cross or mountain bike.
We finish the Mount Etna bike climb at 2,798 meters/9,180’
THE FIFTH HIGHEST BIKE CLIMB IN EUROPE
We finish the Cime de la Bonette bike ride at 2,768 meters/9,080’.