the top bike challenges in Italy

Cycling gives you a lot of time to think. Especially going uphill, when your thoughts are more emotionally charged and intense. Space shrinks and time expands. Exertion is slow. You climb slowly and your thinking is just as slow. The climbs and passes that characterise Italy can silence even the most chatty of cycling friends. Are you ready to accept the challenge?

Campo Imperatore
Campo Imperatore - Abruzzo
Lenght: 37.8 kmGradient (avg): 13%Gradient (max): 4 %
Tonal Pass
Tonal Pass - Dolomites
Lenght: 14.77 kmGradient (avg): 6%Gradient (max): 11%
Blockhaus
Blockhaus - Abruzzo
Lenght: 22 km (from Lettomanoppello)Gradient (avg): 8%Gradient (max): 9.4%
Monte Grappa
Monte Grappa - Veneto
Lenght: 25.2 kmGradient (avg): 6%Gradient (max): 22%
Poggio di Sanremo
Poggio di Sanremo - Liguria & Finale
Lenght: 3.7 kmGradient (avg): 3.7%Gradient (max): 8%
The Sella Pass
The Sella Pass - Dolomites
Lenght: 11.3 kmGradient (avg): 7%Gradient (max): 12%
Colle delle Finestre's
Colle delle Finestre's - Piedmont
Lenght: 18.6 kmGradient (avg): 9.1%Gradient (max): 14% at 34x25
Mendola Pass
Mendola Pass - Dolomites
Lenght: 15.00 kmGradient (avg): 6%Gradient (max): 10%
Mottarone
Mottarone - Lake Maggiore
Lenght: 11.56 kmGradient (avg): 8%Gradient (max): 14%
The Three Peaks of Lavaredo
The Three Peaks of Lavaredo - Dolomites
Lenght: 6.8 kmGradient (avg): 8%Gradient (max): 19%
<span>Stelvio</span> Pass
Stelvio Pass - Bormio / Stelvio
Lenght: 24.3 kmGradient (avg): 7.45%Gradient (max): 14%
Mortirolo Pass
Mortirolo Pass - Bormio / Stelvio
Lenght: 11.3 kmGradient (avg): 11%Gradient (max): 18%
San Pellegrino Pass
San Pellegrino Pass - Dolomites
Lenght: 11.7 kmGradient (avg): 6%Gradient (max): 14%
Carpegna
Carpegna - Adriatic coast
Lenght: 6 kmGradient (avg): 10%Gradient (max): 15%
Colle del Sestriere
Colle del Sestriere - Piedmont
Lenght: 11 kmGradient (avg): 6%Gradient (max): 14% at 34x25
Crocedomini Pass
Crocedomini Pass - Garda Lake
Lenght: 18.4 kmGradient (avg): 8%Gradient (max): 13%
Pordoi Pass
Pordoi Pass - Dolomites
Lenght: 11.4 kmGradient (avg): 7%
Cipressa
Cipressa - Liguria & Finale
Lenght: 5.63 kmGradient (avg): 4%Gradient (max): 9%
San Boldo Pass
San Boldo Pass - Veneto
Lenght: 6.3 kmGradient (avg): 7%Gradient (max): 15%
Kronplatz
Kronplatz - Dolomites
Lenght: 5.2 kmGradient (avg): 10%Gradient (max): 24%
Mount Ceppo
Mount Ceppo - Liguria & Finale
Lenght: 28.6 km Gradient (avg): 5%Gradient (max): 10%
Madonna di Campiglio
Madonna di Campiglio - Dolomites
Lenght: 15.48 kmGradient (avg): 6%Gradient (max): 11%
Ghisallo Pass
Ghisallo Pass - Como Lake
Lenght: 10.4 kmGradient (avg): 5%Gradient (max): 14%
Alpe di Siusi
Alpe di Siusi - Dolomites
Lenght: 8.7 kmGradient (avg): 9%
Monte Penegal
Monte Penegal - Dolomites
Lenght: 18.9 kmGradient (avg): 7%Gradient (max): 16%
Gavia Pass
Gavia Pass - Bormio / Stelvio
Lenght: 16 kmGradient (avg): 8%Gradient (max): 16% at 34x28