Climbs in the Alps

All paved +1000m gain climbs in the Alps + other favourites (on Google map)
All paved pass roads in the Alps (all over 1286m)
150 favourite climbs in the Alps (on Google map)

My Tours of the Alps & Pyrenees

Tour of the Dolomites 2000
Tour of the Pyrenees 2001
Tour of the Alps 2002
Tour of the Dolomites & Central Alps 2003
Tour of the Alps 2004
Tour of the Pyrenees, Cantabria & Asturias 2005
Tour of the Alps 2006
Tour of Colorado 2007
Tour of the Alps 2008
Tour of the Alps 2009
Tour of the Alps 2010
Tour of the Alps 2011
Tour of the Alps 2012
Tour of the Alps 2013
Tour of the Alps 2014
Tour of the Alps 2015
Tour of the Alps 2016
Tour of the Pyrenees 2017
Tour of the Alps 2018
Tour of the Alps 2019
Tour of the Alps 2020

My shorter tours

Mallorca 2007
Corsica 2008
Bergamo 2009
Ötztaler Radmarathon 2009
Liguria BIG meeting 2009
Rimini 2010
Alicante 2012
Sicily 2013
Girona 2014
Alpes-Maritimes 2015
Nove Colli etc Spring 2016
Friuli Spring 2017
Tour of Veneto & Trentino-Alto Adige 2019

Climbs in the Pyrenees

Worthwhile climbs in the Pyrenees
Google map of all worthwhile climbs in the Pyrenees!
Highest paved pass roads in the Pyrenees

Other resources

Online maps
Other websites
Profiles of climbs
My packaging list
Web shops


NEW! ALL climbs in the Alps with more than 1000m elevation gain and some other climbs most road cyclists should give a try (only such I have deemed to be special or that they were close to 1000m gain and interesting). All on one big Google map, which I will not try and integrate on the site here, so only a link (right-click to open in a new window)! This is the most accurate list of climbs in the Alps that exist (in case you wonder ;-)), but not the longest or the only one of interest, of course (see my external links page). Also no profiles from me, but others are very good on this: and for example.



The rules for the +1000m climbs are not 100% perfectly followed, but the idea is to choose the most logical starting point and end the climb when there is more gravel than asphalt, or normally just where there asphalt ends (a couple of the climbs are well worth to proceed a bit further on gravel, depending on the weather). Mostly I start the climb at least from the second way out of the area on another road, but all depending on whether there is any substantial height gain still possible by starting lower. Generally the climbs should be at least 4% on average, but currently a few have been added just below, like Passo della Mauria and Col d’Ornon (they might be removed later). I (mostly) only state the height metres for the recommended climb, but sometimes not as it might be less than 1000m up, while another climb variation means +1000m and have then chosen the longer climb.

Some short gravel is tolerated, but there are borderline cases in less than maybe 5 cases where I have not yet verified by visiting them myself. Normally when there is a kilometre or more of gravel and I still think one should climb to a gravel end, I have added them to the Gravel climbs section at the end, except when it is easy to reach the end on gravel, like Baita Segantini/Passo della Costazza. Climbs that fork off from eachother on the way up have to be separated by at least over 200m height gain from the the fork. Climbs to another place below another climb even if still 1000m gain are not included (as they will normally have the same view at the end, only form a lower point).

ALL climbs mean climbs with different end points. Many of the climbs have 2 or more sides/variants that are all have +1000m gain, but the interest here was to locate the places, then you choose the sides and can come back another time to climb another variant.


Dream Road Bike Tour of the Alps

My first book is still available! Giving all the advice needed to make a memorable bicycle tour of the Alps. I also illustrate such a tour by creating a “dream tour” – attempting to solve the puzzle of what route would be optimal to take if you only go to the Alps once and got +2 weeks at your disposal. That tour I could both illustrate and comment on in detail even if I have never done it myself, since I have been to (nearly) all the roads and places before.

Still in stock directly from me. Prices incl. shipping (worldwide) €23; $25; £17.50; 205 sek. Payment mainly through Paypal: pay to and state your delivery address and e-mail. If you do not have Paypal, you can pay via Paypal anyway and I can send you a Paypal invoice if you send me an e-mail to the address here. Or you can use this direct link:

2016-01-15: The book is now also available worldwide through all bookstores online and normal ones that order it for their customers. It is available from ; ; ; and more as of writing. The book is still possible to order from Blurb too!