This page provides a summary for cycling and climbing by bike the top climbs in Colombia. These climbs can be viewed via the map below (scroll in to view climbs in particular areas), by a detailed list of the climbs that can be arranged 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.
Alto de Letras, Colombia
. Colombia is a little known (but in the process of being “discovered”) exceptional bike climbing country. 4 of the World’s 100 Hardest Bike Climbs are located in Colombia. The scenery is magnificent and the people friendly and helpful, in our experience.
THE HARDEST BIKE CLIMB IN COLOMBIA
An early start to a LONG day and ride.
Alto de Letras is the third longest bike climb in the world.
Ride 81 km (50.5 m) gaining 4,428m (14,526’) to 3,690m (12,105’) at 4% average grade.
Riding through the narrow streets of Fresno at km 25
Founded 1574; elevation 1,465 m (4,806’) population 30,750 (2005).
Steep sections along the climb.
82 km later . . .
That was ONE HECK OF A RIDE!
The Fujinomiya approach to Mt. Fuji is rated the hardest and is also the longest climb of Mt. Fuji. This climb is 30 kilometers gaining 2,044 meters at 6.8% average grade.
THE SECOND HARDEST BIKE CLIMB IN COLOMBIA
Cycling Alto de la Linea
Ride 20 kilometers gaining 1,585 meters to 3,180 meters at 8% average grade.
THE THIRD HARDEST BIKE CLIMB IN COLOMBIA
46 kilometers gaining 2,261 meters to 3,339 meters at 5%.
THE FOURTH MOST DIFFICULT BIKE CLIMB IN COLOMBIA
Cycling El Limonar
Ride 9.5 kilometers gaining 1,028 meters to 2,451 meters at 11% average grade.