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?

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