Bolivia - Top Bike Climbs

#1
Death Road
BOLIVIA
#2
Uturuncu
BOLIVIA
#3
Chacaltaya
BOLIVIA

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The Death Road
Bolivia
2 ROUTES
16 POIs
ROUTE STATS (TOTAL)
48.1
mi
DISTANCE
14,748
ft
ELEV. GAIN

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FULL SUMMARY

Cycling Japan - DJI Mavic 2 Pro sphere photo of sunrise and Mt. Fuji 

Death Road - Bolivia

We traveled to Bolivia in 2017 to ride the deadliest road in the world (Death Road) and the highest (Uturuncu).  

THE HARDEST BIKE CLIMB IN BOLIVIA

DEATH ROAD

2 cyclists sitting on cliff on Death Road Bolivia Postcard Corner

Cycling the Death Road

Ride 62 km (39 miles) gaining 3548m (11,640’) to 4634m (15,204’)  at 5.5% average grade.

 Bicyclist riding along narrow road with cliff on Death Road 

This is just one badass road!

Cyclist with bike looking over cliff on Death Road

The Death Road is the 5th hardest climb in the world.

Cyclist raising bike at La Cumbre Peak summit and elevation sign 

 4,470m = 14,665’ elevation (the sign is incorrect).

   Garmin Edge 1000 showing altitude at La Cumbre Peak with Laguna Estrellani in background   

However, our devices show 15,271-15,341’.

THE HIGHEST BIKE CLIMB IN THE WORLD

UTURUNCU 

Cycling Uturuncu, Bolivia (highest road outside of Tibbet).

Ride 17 km (10.8 miles) gaining 1409m (4,624’) to 5754m (18,877’) at 8% average grade.  

Bike climb of Highest bike climbs in the world - garmin headset with elevation from Uturuncu

The highest road in the world, at least outside of Tibet.

5,729 meters/18,877’

  Climbing the highest bike climbs in the world by bike - cyclist on Uturuncu with bike

18,877

From the saddle, we trekked the .4 miles 709’ at 30.8% average grade to Volcan Uturuncu Summit .

Bicycle climb Highest bike climbs in the world - hikers going up the side of Uturuncu

The longest .4 miles trek ever!

   

Biking the Highest bike climbs in the world - inReach showing elevation on top of Uturuncu

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.