Obvously, the ten passes of this web site are but a small sample
of all climbs that Switzerland offers to road bikers.
Two regions with a high density of interesting ascents
are Central Switzerland, which includes the Susten, Furka, Nufenen,
St. Gotthard and the Grimsel Pass,
and the Canton of Graubünden
with e.g. Albula, Bernina, Flüela and Maloja Pass.
All climbs of this website are situated in these two regions.
The hardest one is the Umbrailpass
located on the border between Switzerland and Italy and
with 2501 meters the highest mountain pass in Switzerland.
Common features of the ten ascents
are the generally very good state of the road
and the uniformity of the slope of the steep sections.
Many roads are wide and rather busy.
of the climbs