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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.

RANKING of the climbs

         




Click on symbols for details of each climb



Rank Name of climb Difficulty
(cep)
Height
(m)
foot-top
(m)
Steepest
km (%)
Mean slope
(%)
Length
(km)
1 Umbrailpass-Stelvio 1238 1400 1370-2757 10.2 8.4 16.6
2 Forcola di Livigno-south 1049 1302 1019-2315 10.9 7.2 18.0
3 Berninapass-south 1044 1309 1019-2328 9.1 7.5 17.5
4 Albulapass-northwest 1038 1411 977-2312 10.7 6.3 22.5
5 Nufenenpass-west 1025 1138 1342-2478 10.2 8.4 13.5
6 Malojapass 941 1493 325-1815 9.8 4.7 31.9
7 Furkapass-west 766 1063 1368-2431 10.3 6.5 16.3
8 Ofenpass-east 618 792 1370-2149 10.1 5.8 13.6
9 Grimselpass-south 596 793 1368-2161 9.5 7.0 11.4
10 Berninapass-northwest 281 603 1728-2328 7.2 3.4 17.8


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