If cycling is your passion or your hobby then you already know that it not only an exercise but a much pleasurable experience! Do you often dream about taking a long cycling vacation with your pals? Then you should also definitely explore some of the highest routes and roads for cycling in Europe.
To help you out, here we have brought together a list of highest yet the most beautiful cycling routes in Europe which will help you in planning your cycling tour.
1. Alpe d’Huez, France (1,860m at highest point)
Alpe d’Huez is one of the most iconic climbs in a cycling tour to France, and also one of the most difficult to climb on. Alpe d’Huez has witnessed a number of epic battles in several years. This steep climb is about 13.8km long and has an average gradient of 8.1%.
2. Col du Galibier, France (2,646m at highest point)
Adorned with the majestic heels of the Dauphine Alps, the famous Col du Galibier makes all cycling routes look like dwarfs. With steep twists and turns, it is one of the toughest cycling routes in Europe.
3. Grimsel Pass, Switzerland (2,165m at highest point)
The Grimsel Pass runs through the Granite Mountains after passing through the two huge reservoirs. Due to the huge reservoirs, it is usually closed in the months of October and May, due to high snowfall. Thus, given to its enormous height, it becomes one of the toughest routes for cycling all the way long!
4. Puig Major, Majorca (1,445m at highest point)
Puig Major is the highest peak on Majorca islands. It is many times often used in the Trofeo Serra de Tramontana early season race, and also has a place in the popular ‘Majorca 312’ international sportive. This climb begins near the sea level, and lasts more than 14km, that is on an average around 6% gradient.
5. Mount Teide, Tenerife (2,190m at highest point)
Teide is an active volcano in the Canary Islands. The Mount Teide rises 3,718m above sea level, and is a magnificent climb for a cycling tour. The mountains provide an amazing view and adventurous zeal which attracts passionate riders.
6. Passo Valparola, Italy (2,168m at highest point)
The Valparola pass has stunning views over the Dolomites. The Valparola has an average gradient of 6.7% which ramps up to 15% in some places. It is a favorite among those who love to enjoy splendid views and amazing rides.
7. Sa Calobra, Majorca (782m at highest point)
Sa Calobra is a Mecca for pros and amateurs in cycling. It is named after the port village on its base, and this 10km climb combines tight hairpins and narrow roads which offer stunning views and an average 7.1% gradient.
8. Passo Stelvio, Italy (2,757m at highest point)
The Stelvio Pass is a tough climb which is only possible for the pro cyclists. It features whopping 48 hairpin bends between Prato and the mountains. Also, during the last 5km, you need to ride at more than 2,000m above sea level which makes you breathe faster.
9. Mont Ventoux, France (1,617m at highest point)
Mont Ventoux can also be known as the Giant of Provence, due to the way it towers above the surrounding land. The Mont Ventoux is regularly visited by big races which include the Tour de France, Critérium du Dauphine and Paris-Nice.
So are you already excited to start packing your kit and planning a cycle trip atop these wonderful yet adventurous routes? If yes then also consider choosing the best type of bicycle for your tours! Take a look at the bamboo bicycles we have and get set for all the fun and excitement down these breathtaking routes.
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