Many of the greatest bike climbs in the world have been formed by volcanoes. We have cycled some of the greatest volcanoes in the world and provide summaries and photos of them via this climb page. The Top 10 Volcanoes PJAMM has documented are 1. Mauna Kea, 2. Mount Etna, 3. Haleakala, 4. Pico Arieiro, 5. Villas Pico, 6. Uturuncu, 7. Mt. Fuji (Fujinomiya Line), 8. Pico de Fogo, 9. Roque de Los Muchacho, and 10. Mauna Loa
Mt. Fuji, Japan
Shield and Stratovolcanoes form some of the hardest bike climbs in the world. We have documented the hardest bike climbs in the world that ascend volcanoes. The Top 5 most difficult bike climbs up volcanoes follows.
#1 of 5
MAUNA KEA, HAWAII, USA
Mauna Kea shield volcano as seen from Maun Loa
Mauna Kea is the world’s hardest bike climb.
World #1 bike climb.
#2 of 5
MOUNT ETNA, SICILY, ITALY
This climb will take us to the top of that volcano.
This photo was taken along our route to Mt. Etna -- it is a LONG climb!
World #10 bike climb.
#3 of 5
HALEAKALA, HAWAII, USA
Haleakala Crater as seen from the road near the top of the climb.
wORLD #15 climb by bike.
#4 of 5
PICO ARIEIRO, MADEIRA, PORTUGAL
Portugal’s most difficult bike climb.
#5 of 5
VILLAS PICO, VERACRUZ, MEXICO
Mexico’s hardest bike climb.
LONGEST WORLD BIKE CLIMB
MAUNA LOA, HAWAII, USA
Top of Mauna Loa in the background.
HIGHEST BIKE WORLD BIKE CLIMB
World’s highest bike ride outside of Tibet.
MOST DEADLY VOLCANO
MOUNT VESUVIUS, ITALY
Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79 killing over 1,000 citizens of Pompeii
Climb is not a Top 100 World Bike Climb.
MOST RECOGNIZABLE VOLCANO
MT. FUJI, JAPAN
4 primary ascents of Mt. Fuji - to each of 4 Fifth Lines
World’s #39 most difficult bike climb - Fujinomiya Line approach.
The steepest volcano in the world.
½ kilometer: 32%
1 kilometer: 29.5%
2 kilometers 20.6%
It’s one thing to climb that damn thing in good weather . . .
But, forget it in the rain!
It gets a lot steeper . . . but . . .
No way I’m goin 1 handed on 30%!