Europe's 10 Biggest Bike Climbs (Most Elevation Gained)

#1
Mount Teide (Santa Cruz)
SPAIN
#2
Pico Veleta - Granada
SPAIN
#3
Mount Teide (Guimar)
SPAIN
#4
Roque de Los Muchacho (East)
SPAIN
#5
Mount Teide (Puerto de la Cruz)
SPAIN
#6
Pico Veleta
SPAIN
#7
Pico de las Nieves (Maspalomas)
SPAIN
#8
Roque de los Muchachos (West)
SPAIN
#9
Glacier de Moiry
SWITZERLAND
#10
Mount Teide (El Medano)
SPAIN

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Andorra
Andorra, France
20 ROUTES
22 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
124.1
mi
DISTANCE
45,720
ft
ELEV. GAIN
France: Alpe d'Huez and Galibier
France
19 ROUTES
33 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
189.9
mi
DISTANCE
65,352
ft
ELEV. GAIN
France: Argelès-Gazost
France
18 ROUTES
22 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
167.4
mi
DISTANCE
55,806
ft
ELEV. GAIN
France: Briançon
France
10 ROUTES
27 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
98.9
mi
DISTANCE
31,966
ft
ELEV. GAIN
France: Mont Ventoux
3 ROUTES
25 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
40
mi
DISTANCE
13,749
ft
ELEV. GAIN
France: Saint-Lary-Soulan
France
20 ROUTES
28 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
164
mi
DISTANCE
58,079
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Italy: Monte Grappa
Italy
11 ROUTES
3 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
149.1
mi
DISTANCE
54,646
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Italy: Stelvio, Gavia & Mortirolo
Switzerland, Italy
11 ROUTES
14 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
109.5
mi
DISTANCE
46,778
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Italy: The Dolomites
Italy
24 ROUTES
8 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
126.8
mi
DISTANCE
30,946
ft
ELEV. GAIN
Switzerland: Valais
Switzerland
23 ROUTES
44 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
246.8
mi
DISTANCE
95,399
ft
ELEV. GAIN

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FULL SUMMARY

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.

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