Highest paved pass roads in the Alps
This list is complete and the most accurate list anywhere (to my knowledge). Updated: March 8th, 2014.
Some clarifications are found at the end of this page.
I have visited all the passes myself except: Sillerenbühl (1935m); Vorderstocke(n) (1799m); Ober Geerene (1750m); Neuperhauserboden (Zeiring Sattel) (1698m); Col du Lachens (1628m); Hinders Eggli (1584m); Col de Prafandaz (1570m); Alp Lombach/Feldmoos/Rotenschwand (1563m); Süfternen/Süftene (1547m); Rigi Staffelhöhe (1545m); Pas de la Reynière/Baisse de la Drue (1540m); Ängiloch/Tannibüel (Klewenalp) (1532m); Hapferen Schwyberg (1528m); Col de Belle Chaux (1510m); Sternenegg (1497m); Ättenberg (1490m); Le Creux (1490m); Heiti (Chrindi) (1488m); Schwarzenberg (1485m); Colle Basse (1471m): Col de Tournaeuro (1469m).
Passes with an (*) are on the way to/from another pass (no.) in the section. – If you cycle over the other pass you will have visited this too.
Note about the routes on maps: Google change the routes now and then to wrong routes without notice and the lengths may vary from time to time when the maps load, so if the distance I have given does not seem right, then Google has likely changed the route to a wrong one.

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No. Name of passHeight (m) Cent Cols #BIG #
1. Seiter Jöchl (tunnel)/Tiefenbach Gletscherstraße 2820 613
2. Col de l’Iseran 2764 FR-73-2764 286
3. Passo dello Stelvio/Stilfser Joch/Pass da Stielva 2758 IT-BZ-2758 697
4. Col Agnel/Colle dell’Agnello 2744 FR-05-2744 683
5. Col de la Bonette (Cime de la Bonette) 2715 FR-04-2715 308
6. Col du Galibier 2642 FR-05-2642a 291
7. Faux Col de Restefond *(5) 2639 FR-04-2639
8. Passo di Gavia 2618 IT-BS-2621 696
9. Colle del Nivolet 2614 IT-TO-2612 678
10. Col des Granges Communes/Col du Raspaillon/Col de Vermillou *(5) 2513 FR-04-2513
11. Hochtor (tunnel) 2504 AT-SA-2504 625
12. Pass Umbrail/Giogo di Santa Maria/Wormser Joch 2501 CH-GR-2501
13. Colle dei Morti/Col di Morts (Fauniera) 2481 IT-CN-2480 685
14. Nufenenpass/Passo della Novena/Pass da Nueinas/Col de Nufenen 2478 CH-TI-2478b 584
15. Timmelsjoch/Passo di Rombo 2474 AT-TI-2474 614
16. Col du Gd. St. Bernard/Colle del Gran San Bernardo/Grosser St. Bernhard 2469 CH-VS-2469a 737
17. Col de la Moutière/Col du Planton 2454 FR-04-2444
18. Colle del Vallonetto *(13) 2439 IT-CN-2438
19. Furkapass/Furca/Col de la Furka 2429 CH-UR-2429c 568
20. Colle di Valcavera *(13) 2416 IT-CN-2429
21. Collet du Plan Nicolas *(6) 2406 FR-73-2406
22. Col de Granon 2404 FR-05-2404 292
23. Fuscher-Törl *(11) 2402 AT-SA-2406
24. Flüelapass/Pass dal Flüela 2383 CH-GR-2383a 594
25. Plan du Lac (Bellecombe) 2370
26. Colle d’Esischie *(13) 2366 IT-CN-2366b
27. Col de l’Izoard 2360 FR-05-2360 294
28. Col de la Lombarde/Colle della Lombarda 2350 FR-06-2350a 309
29. Col des Gondrans 2347 FR-05-2347
30. Passo del Bernina/Berninapass/Pass dal Bernina 2329 CH-GR-2307 599
31. Col de la Cayolle 2326 FR-04-2327 307
32. Forcella Longères (Tre Cime di Lavaredo/Drei Zinnen) 2320 IT-BL-2288 719
33. Fórcola di Livigno 2315 CH-GR-2315c
34. Albulapass/Pass d’Alvra 2312 CH-GR-2312 596
35. Passo di Foscagno 2291 IT-SO-2208 695
36. Colle di Sampeyre/Sampeire/Col d’Sampeyre 2284 IT-CN-2284 684
37. Julierpass/Pass dal Güglia/Passo del Giulia 2284 CH-GR-2284 597
38. Sustenpasshöhe 2259 CH-BE-2264a
39. Col du Sanetsch/Col de Sénin/Sanetschpass 2252 CH-VS-2252 559
40. Col d’Allos/Col de Valgelaye 2247 FR-04-2244 306
41. Passo (del) Sella/Jof de Sèla/Jëuf de Sela/Sellajoch 2244 IT-BZ-2244 712
42. Passo Scimfuss/Passo Scipscius 2242 CH-TI-2238
43. Passo Pordoi/Jouf de Pordoi/Pordoijoch 2239 IT-BL-2239 713
44. Passo (di) Giau/Jof de Giao 2232 IT-BL-2236 716
45. Männlichen/Moosenegg 2227 CH-BE-2229
46. Sustenpass (tunnel) *(38) 2224 CH-BE-2224b 567
47. Col de la Platrière *(27) 2220 FR-05-2220a
48. Sellajoch/Jouf de Sèla/Passo del Sella [old Passo Sella] 2214 IT-BZ-2213
49. Penser Joch/Passo di Pennes 2212 IT-BZ-2215b 701
50. Passo d’Eira 2210 IT-SO-2208
51. Passo di Valparòla/Ju de Valparòla/Valparolapass 2197 IT-BL-2196 715
52. Col du Petit St. Bernard/Colle del Piccolo S. Bernardo 2189 FR-73-2188 285
53. Col du Petit Mont Cenis/Colle Piccolo Moncenisio 2183 FR-73-2183b
54. Colle delle Finestre 2175 IT-TO-2176 680
55. Col de la Croix de Cœur/Col des Établons 2173 CH-VS-2173
56. Grimselpass/Col du Grimsel 2164 CH-BE-2165b
57. Ofenpass/Pass dal Fuorn/Passo del Forno 2149 CH-GR-2149b 595
58. Bassa della Sella *(42) 2138 CH-TI-2138
59. (Goletto del) Giogo della Bala (Dosso dei Galli) 2136 IT-BS-2162b 742
60. Jëuf de Frea/Ju de Frara/Grödner Joch/Passo Gardena 2122 IT-BZ-2121 711
61. Splügenpass/Passo dello Spluga/Pass dal Spleia 2115 CH-GR-2115b 688
62. Passo di Vaia 2114 IT-BS-2113 742
63. Col de Vars 2108 FR-04-2108 305
64. Sella dell’Auccia *(59) 2108 IT-BS-2103 742
65. Passo del San Gottardo/St. Gotthardpass/Son Gottard *(42&58) 2106 CH-TI-2091 585
66. Passo Falzarègo/Fouzargo/Jou de Fauzare 2105 IT-BL-2105
67. Col du Sabot 2100 FR-38-2100
68. Jaufenpass/Passo (di Monte) Giovo 2099 IT-BZ-2099 700
69. Col Carette di Val Bighera 2097 IT-BS-2093
70. Col des Champs 2086 FR-04-2093 310
71. Passo del Dasdana *(59) 2086 IT-BS-2070
72. Col du Mont Cenis/Colle del Moncenisio *(53) 2081 FR-73-2081 288
73. Colle del Preit 2076 IT-CN-2083
74. Goletto delle Crocette/Goletto di Ravenola/Passo di Dasdana *(59) 2072 IT-BS-2071
75. Passo del San Bernardino/St. Bernhardinpass/Pass dal S. Bernardin 2065 CH-GR-2065a 590
76. Col de la Croix de Fer 2064 FR-73-2064a 287
77. Col du Lautaret *(6) 2058 FR-05-2057
78. Klanska Škrbina/Forcella della Lavina/Lahnscharte 2055 IT-UD-2068 880
79. Passo di Fedaia/Jouf de Fedaa 2054 IT-BL-2054 714
80. Staller Sattel/Passo Stalle 2052 IT-BZ-2052 623
81. Eisentalhöhe 2049 AT-KÄ-2049
82. Moosalp (Col de Moos) 2048
83. Passo (del) Manghen/Manghenpass 2045 IT-TN-2042 707
84. Oberalppass/Alpsu/Cuolm d’Ursera 2044 CH-UR-2044c 569
85. Bielerhöhe 2037 AT-VO-2037a 607
86. Colle del Sestriere 2036 IT-TO-2024
87. Passo di Vallés 2033 IT-TN-2033
88. Schiestelscharte/Glockenhütte 2031 AT-KÄ-2020
89. Sela de Culac/Kulatsch Sattel/Sella del Culaç *(60) 2018 IT-BZ-2018
90. Kühtai (Sattel) 2018 AT-TI-2017 610
91. Sattel (Sattelalp) 2015 CH-GR-2015 593
92. Simplonpass/Passo del Sempione/Col du Simplon 2006 CH-VS-2005 583
93. Col de Sarenne 1999 FR-38-1999
94. Reiter Joch/Passo Pampeago/Passo delle Pale 1997 IT-BZ-1990
95. Jù de Börz/Würzjoch/Passo delle Erbe 1996 IT-BZ-1992 710
96. Col du Poutran (Alpe d’Huez) 1996 FR-38-1996b 290
97. Col de la Madeleine 1993 FR-73-1993 280
98. Passo (di) San Marco 1992 IT-BG-1883 690
99. Plätzwiesensattel/Passo Pratopiazza/Valico di Prato Piazza 1991 IT-BZ-1993
100. Col de Larche/Colle della Maddalena 1991 FR-04-1991
101. Passo di Oclini/Joch Grimm 1990 IT-BZ-1989
102. Col du Joly 1989 FR-73-1989
103. Forcella Àuta/Alta (Monte Piana) 1984 IT-BL-1983
104. Colletto di Laura 1980 IT-CN-1980
105. Melchsee-Frutt/Tannen 1980 551
106. Passo di Rolle 1971 IT-TN-1988
107. Cormet de Roselend 1968 FR-73-1968 283
108. Col de la Gueulaz/Gaulé/Guéule 1965 CH-VS-1965
109. Grosse Scheidegg 1962 CH-BE-1962 565
110. Colle San Carlo/Col Saint-Charles 1953 IT-AO-1971 677
111. Hahnenmoospass 1950 CH-BE-1950b
112. Klausenpass 1948 CH-UR-1948b 570
113. Passo Torre di Fraèle 1941 IT-SO-1941
114. Colle della Cavallina *(36) 1941 IT-CN-1950a
115. Goletto di Cadino 1937 IT-BS-1943
116. Sillerenbühl 1935
117. Col du Mont-Joux/Col de Joux 1930 IT-AO-1930
118. Col du Glandon 1924 FR-73-1924
119. Passo di San Pellegrino/Pas de Sèn Pelegrin 1919 IT-TN-1947
120. Passo del Lucomagno/Cuolm Lucmagn/Lukmanierpass 1915 CH-GR-1915 587
121. Kasereck *(11) 1909 AT-KÄ-1905c
122. Forcella de Mèdo/di Mezzo *(103) 1901 IT-BL-1904
123. Passo del Mortirolo 1896 IT-BS-1896
124. Hahntennjoch 1894 AT-TI-1894 606
125. Passo di Croce Domini *(115) 1894 IT-BS-1892b
126. Baisse de Tueis (L’Authion) 1888 FR-06-1889 328
127. Ova Spin 1886
128. Passo del Tonale 1882 IT-TN-1883
129. Forcella Bassa *(103) 1876 IT-BL-1847
130. Passo di Campolongo/Jou de Ciaulonch/Ju de Ciaulunch/Campolongo Sattel 1876 IT-BL-1875
131. Jëuf Ciaforn/Seiser Alm/Alpe di Siusi 1873
132. Furggu/Furgge/Furkens 1872 CH-VS-1872
133. Col de Tende/Colle di Tenda 1871 IT-BS-1870 686
134. Formarinjoch (Formarinalpe) 1871 AT-VO-1871
135. Passo del Picco *(123) 1870 IT-BS-1870
136. Halsl/Passo Rodella/Kofeljoch/Passo Éores 1866 IT-BZ-1863
137. Pè de Börz *(95) 1862
138. Le Collet 1856 FR-05-1856a
139. Passo della Foppa/Pas de la Foppa (Passo del Mortirolo) *(69&123) 1855 IT-BS-1855 694
140. Gestelenpass/Meieberg 1851 CH-BE-1851
141. Col de Montgenèvre/Colle del Monginevro *(138) 1850 FR-05-1850
142. Glaspass/Tavellas 1846 CH-GR-1846a 591
143. Col de Pierre Carrée 1844 FR-74-1843
144. Passo di Col di Caneva 1842 IT-BL-1844
145. Zeinisjoch 1842 AT-TI-1842
146. Col des Portes 1835 FR-05-1835
147. Col des Tempêtes (Mont Ventoux) 1829 FR-84-1829 301
148. Passo del Vivione 1829 IT-BG-1828 693
149. Spullersee 1828
150. Passo di Guspessa *(123) 1824 IT-BS-1824
151. Hintertärfeten (Chrindi)/Hinder Tärfete 1824
152. Alpe di Cadinello (Alpe di Gesero) (tunnel) 1823
153. Passo del Maloja/Pass dal Malögia/Malojapass 1815 CH-GR-1790
154. Hornberg/Uf de Chessle 1814
155. Col de Saune/(Col de) Planachaux 1808 CH-VS-1808
156. Passo di Lavazè/Lavazè Joch *(101) 1807 IT-TN-1816
157. Col de Bretaye 1806 CH-VD-1806a
158. Passo Tre Croci/Són Zuógo 1804 IT-BL-1805
159. Sella di Rioda 1801 IT-BL-1801
160. La Foilleuse 1801
161. Vorderstocke(n) 1799
162. Goletto Gàvero/Goletta del Gaver *(115) 1796 IT-BS-1795
163. Vy Boveyre 1795
164. Turracher Höhe 1795 AT-KÄ-1792 646
165. Arlbergpass 1793 AT-TI-1793
166. Valico di Trivigno (Monte Padrio) 1791
167. Col de la Coche 1791 FR-05-1791
168. Sella Ciampigotto/Valico di Cima Ciampigotto 1790 IT-BL-1791
169. Sölkpass 1788 AT-ST-1788b 653
170. Portes de Culet/Derrière des Portes 1787 CH-VS-1787
171. Col de la Lézette 1786 FR-73-1786
172. Valico di Valbona 1781 IT-VI-1781 743
173. Le Mauvais Pas 1779 FR-05-1779
174. Col de Bassachaux 1778 FR-74-1783
175. Col de la Croix 1776 CH-VD-1778 545
176. Flexenpass 1773 AT-VO-1773
177. Forcella/Passo Staulanza 1770 IT-BL-1770
178. Col de l’Échelle/Colle della Scala *(173) 1762 FR-05-1762
179. Col de la Joux Verte 1760 FR-74-1765 273
180. Furkajoch 1759 AT-VO-1759 602
181. Furkelpass/Passo Furcia/Ju de Furcia/Furkelsattel 1759 IT-BZ-1759 709
182. Sella di Razzo *(159) 1758 IT-BL-1757
183. Misurinapass *(32or103) 1757
184. Karerpass/Jouf de Ciareja/Passo di Costalunga 1752 IT-BZ-1768
185. Col de la Madeleine/Le Collet *(2) 1752 FR-73-1752
186. Ober Geerene 1750 CH-BE-1648
187. Col de l’Espaul 1748 FR-06-1748
188. Schönfeld(-sattel)/Dr. J-Mehrl-Hütte 1747
189. Kienscharte/Forcella (di Kiens) 1746 IT-BZ-1741
190. Sewenegg 1742 CH-OW-1742 548
191. Sella di (Monte) Zoncolan 1739 IT-UD-1739 720
192. Radstädter Tauern 1738 AT-SA-1742 641
193. Baisse de Camp d’Argent *(126) 1737 FR-06-1737
194. Les Rodomonts 1736
195. (Col de) la Forclaz 1731 CH-VS-1750
196. Russiskreuz 1729
197. Passo del Dosso Alto 1727 IT-BS-1727
198. Col des Annes 1721 FR-74-1722a
199. Colle della Ciabra 1712 IT-CN-1723
200. Chamm (Palfris) 1712
201. Le Collet 1707 FR-38-1700a
202. Pas de Saint-Barthélémy (Sommet de Lure) 1704 FR-38-1700a
203. Col du Pré 1703 FR-73-1703
204. La Croix (Estoul) 1700
205. Rosswagen (Rittner Horn) 1699
206. Neuperhauserboden (Zeiring Sattel) 1698
207. Passo Muazz 1697 CH-TI-1697 588
208. Hofmahdjoch/Passo Castrin (tunnel) 1696
209. Col de Gleize/Chaudun 1696 FR-05-1696
210. Mola/Pianazzi 1694
211. Sattele/Silzer Sattel 1690 AT-TI-1690
212. Waldraster Sattel (Maria Waldrast) 1689
213. Nigerpass/Passo Nigra 1688 IT-BZ-1688
214. Col de la Conche 1687 CH-VS-1653
215. Col d’Andrion 1685 FR-06-1681
216. Col de la Forcla/Col d’En Forclaz 1683 CH-VD-1660
217. Passo Campo Carlo Magno 1683 IT-TN-1681
218. Col du Solude 1680 FR-38-1680b
219. Col de la Couillole/Col de Cogliola 1678 FR-06-1678 311
220. Hochtannbergpass 1676 AT-VO-1676 604
221. Steirertörl (Geischlägerhaus/Hochkar) 1675 652
222. Halsl (Goldeck) 1675
223. Col de Valberg/du Vasson 1673 FR-06-1669
224. Weinebene 1666 AT-KÄ-1668 662
225. Passo di Tremalzo/Passo della Crocetta 1665 IT-TN-1664 745
226. Col du Noyer 1664 FR-05-1664 300
227. Nühüttli 1662
228. Forcola *(75) 1662 CH-GR-1616
229. Col de la Pierre du Moëllé/Mouellé 1661 CH-VD-1661
230. Passo di Maniva/Giogo del Maniva *(59&197) 1660 IT-BS-1664
231. Col de l’Homme (N.D. de la Salette) 1657 FR-38-1650
232. Col des Saisies *(171) 1657 FR-73-1633
233. Col du Ranfolly (Col de Joux Plan) 1656 FR-74-1655 274
234. Col du Lein/Lin/Pas du Lens/Len/Lin 1656 CH-VS-1658
235. Col de St-Pantaléon/Colle di St. Pantaleon 1655 IT-AO-1655
236. Col de l’Alpe 1652 FR-38-1652
237. Col d’Albanne 1652 FR-73-1652
238. Colletto di Canosio 1651 IT-CN-1651
239. Colle di Palmascura *(199) 1650 IT-CN-1614
240. Klippitztörl 1644 AT-KÄ-1644 657
241. Le Poingt Ravier 1644
242. Katschberghöhe 1641 AT-KÄ-1641 643
243. Colle di/Col de Joux 1640 IT-AO-1658
244. Alpage du Charmant Som (Charmant Som) 1640 269
245. Collet du Guérin 1638 FR-06-1638
246. Kreuzbergpass/Passo di Monte Croce di Comélico 1636 IT-BZ-1636
247. Col de la Salzmatt/Salzmattpass 1636 CH-FR-1636
248. Col de la Molière 1634 FR-38-1632
249. Col du Mollard 1634 FR-73-1638
250. Mittelberg/Grubenbergpass 1633 CH-BE-1633
251. Le Col (l’Orgère) 1633 FR-73-1633a
252. Felbertauern (tunnel) 1632
253. Wolfgang(pass) *(24) 1631 CH-GR-1631
254. Col de l’Abréviau/du Madzé 1628 CH-VS-1628
255. Col du Lachens 1628 FR-83-1628
256. Colletta Salse/Passo della Colletta 1623 IT-CN-1627a
257. Col de Chaude 1621 CH-VD-1621
258. Dèquemanlieu (route de Barme) 1619
259. Passo del Brocon/Broccone 1618 IT-TN-1618
260. Bocca del Creer 1617 IT-TN-1617
261. Sella di Campomulo 1616 IT-VI-1606
262. Vorder Schwarzesee (Sparenmoos) 1616
263. Reidigenpass/Rieneschlipass (Fluehebärg) 1616 CH-BE-1604
264. Colle della Prel (Prato Nevoso) 1615 IT-CN-1615a 687
265. Col de la Colombière/Col d’Auferrand 1613 FR-74-1613 276
266. Passo Coe/Coepaß *(172) 1612 IT-TN-1614 743
267. Vršič/Passo della Moistrocca/Werschetzpass 1612 SL-1611 876
268. Col de la Ramaz 1610 FR-74-1557
269. Forcella Zovo 1609 IT-BL-1609
270. Col Tzecore/Col du Mont-Tseuc/Colle di Zuccore 1608 IT-AO-1623
271. Aschüel 1607
272. Col de Méraillet *(107) 1605 FR-73-1605
273. Col de Turini *(126) 1604 FR-06-1607b
274. Passo Duran 1601 IT-BL-1601 717
275. Meire Tirolo/Ti reul 1598
276. Col du Pas de la Graille/Col de Frère Jean (Sommet de Lure) *(202) 1597 FR-04-1597
277. Selibüelpass/Gurnigelpass/Gantrischpass/Ganterispass 1594 CH-BE-1594 547
278. (Passo di) Casara di Campovecchio (Albergo Verenetta) 1593
279. Padauner Sattel 1591 AT-TI-1591
280. Valico del Branchetto 1586 IT-VR-1586
281. Pas du Serpaton 1586 FR-38-1586
282. Hinders Eggli 1584
283. Wasserscheidi/Wasserscheide *(272) 1584 CH-BE-1584a
284. Col de l’Arpettaz 1581 FR-73-1581
285. Euschelspass/Neuschelpass 1579 CH-FR-1567a
286. Bocchetta di Galbiga/Rifugio Venini 1576
287. Pas/Col de la Frache *(147) 1575 FR-84-1575
288. Col de Moissière 1571 FR-05-1573
289. Col de Prafandaz 1570 CH-VD-1570
290. Valico di Monte Bondone 1568 IT-TN-1654 706
291. Col du Télégraphe *(6) 1566 FR-73-1566
292. Bocchetta degli Alpini (tunnel) *(172) 1566 IT-VI-1566
293. Glaubenbielen/Glaubenbüelen Pass 1565 CH-OW-1611 549
294. Alp Lombach/Feldmoos/Rotenschwand 1563
295. Col des Prés Salés *(231) 1562 FR-38-1554
296. Pillerhöhe 1559 AT-TI-1559 609
297. Passo del Cason di Lanza/Lanzenpaß 1557 IT-UD-1555a 722
298. Col de Ste Anne 1551 FR-06-1546
299. Pragelpass 1548 CH-SZ-1515
300. Gaberl 1547 AT-ST-1547 609
301. Parpaner Höhe/Lenzerheidepass 1547 CH-GR-1546b
302. Süfternen/Süftene 1547 CH-GR-1546b
303. Col du Pillon/Pilleberg 1546 CH-VD-1546a
304. Passo della Vena di Sopra 1545 IT-VI-1545
305. Rigi Staffelhöhe 1545 CH-LU-1545
306. Glaubenbergpass *(190) 1543 CH-OW-1543 548
307. Colla Melosa 1543 IT-IM-1540
308. Forcella Lavardêt *(159&168) 1541 IT-BL-1541
309. Pas de la Reynière/Baisse de la Drue 1540 FR-04-1540
310. Vorder Höhi 1537 CH-SG-1537b
311. Bocchetta Campolongo *(278) 1534 IT-VI-1557a
312. (Passo di) Forcella Cibiana 1533 IT-BL-1534
313. Col de Chaussy 1533 FR-73-1533
314. Passo di Cimabanche/Sórabànces/Im Gemärk 1533 IT-BZ-1529
315. Ängiloch/Tannibüel (Klewenalp) 1532
316. Gerlospaß 1531 AT-TI-1531 622
317. Prebersee (Sattel) 1531
318. Naßfeldpaß/Passo di Pramollo/Pas dal Pramuel 1530 AT-KÄ-1530
319. Le Col *(6) 1530 FR-73-1522
320. Hochrindl-Alpl 1530
321. Col de la Forclaz 1528 CH-VS-1528 573
322. Hapferen Schwyberg 1528
323. Passo della Berga *(197) 1527 IT-BS-1522
324. Kartitscher Sattel 1525 AT-OT-1525
325. Col de Soud *(157) 1524 CH-VD-1524
326. Passo della Spina *(197) 1521 IT-BS-1525
327. Gampen Joch/Passo Palade/Gampenpass 1521 IT-BZ-1512 703
328. Mitterbergsattel/Arthurhaus 1513 AT-SA-1513 632
329. Col de Jaman 1512 CH-VD-1512 543
330. Col de Courtil 1511 IT-AO-1511
331. Col de Belle Chaux 1510 CH-FR-1510a
332. Col de l’Esparcelet 1509 FR-05-1510a
333. Jaunpass/Col de Bellegarde/Bruchbergpass 1509 CH-BE-1504 546
334. Reschenpass/Passo di Rèsia/Pass dal Raisch 1509 IT-BZ-1507
335. Golet de la Pierre (Mont Revard) 1508 FR-73-1508 267
336. Col de Sonlomont/Sonlemont 1503 CH-VD-1503
337. Col Saint-Martin/Col de la Colmiane 1503 FR-06-1500
338. Col du Chasseral 1502 CH-NE-1502 532
339. Col de Solaizon 1502 FR-74-1502
340. Croce di Presto/Pian del Vento (Monte Ceppo) 1501
341. Col du Merdassier 1500 FR-74-1500c
342. (Selletta di) Malga Mariech (Monte Cesen) 1499 IT-TV-1502
343. Col du Grand Colombier 1498 FR-01-1500
344. Champex 1498
345. Sternenegg 1497 CH-SZ-1497
346. Passo della Vena di Sotto *(304) 1496 IT-VI-1496
347. Bocchetta di Lenno *(286) 1495
348. Ättenberg 1490
349. Le Creux *(331) 1490 CH-FR-1490
350. Colle della Colma (galleria Rosazza) 1488 IT-BI-1488
351. Heiti (Chrindi) 1488
352. Golet du Taisson *(335) 1487 FR-73-1487
353. Faschinajoch 1486 AT-VO-1486 632
354. Col des Aravis 1486 FR-73-1486
355. Schwarzenberg 1485
356. Fuederegg *(227) 1482 CH-SZ-1482
357. Passo di Sant’Antonio/Passo del Zovo 1480 IT-BL-1476
358. Colle Basse 1471 FR-04-1475
359. Bocca dei Grii/Giü (Rifugio Alpo) 1470 IT-TN-1471 744
360. Col de Tournaeuro 1469 FR-06-1469
361. Col de la Croix Fry/de Manigod 1467 FR-74-1467
362. Col d’Ayerne/Col de la Jortèse 1465 CH-VD-1465

Comments and further facts

What are my criteria for inclusion of a pass in the list? Well, there are archetypical passes like Col de la Madeleine (1993m) where everything is just right and no confusion can arise, more than over it’s exact height, that is. Many other passes are not as clear-cut though. I add passes that are not recognised by a pass name, if they are the goal (a depression area in a ridge) of a climb with at least a path down the other side, like Salzmatt; Les Rodomonts; Rosswagen, La Croix, etc. or are marked as passes on maps or on signs, but lacks a real pass name, like Pé de Börz and Chamm. I include genuine passes even if cartographers, locals and road planners has overlooked them and not given them (proper) names (or if the names are no longer in use or are not known).

Sometimes (as a bicyclist) you will not really use the pass in question in the historical way (e.g. taking off the road to follow a path down the other side). Sometimes you may not cross the ridge at the exact location where the pass is officially declared to be located on the ridge, but you still reach or cross the ridge at the same opening (and usually at a higher place), so they are also included. Sometimes the ground is not really higher on one side of the pass, but if there are other good reasons to include it as a pass, I do so. (See: Passo Scimfuss.) Sometimes the pass only crosses a spur in the ridge and returns to the same valley (those are a bit dubious to regard as passes, but essentially they fill a similar role). (See: Kasereck and Ova Spin.) Sometimes a pass has the same route on one side of the pass as another pass. When in doubt, I include the pass.

I try to give the height of where you as a road bicyclist reach the pass, not (necessarily) the highest point of the road or the “geographical pass” height, which is not of much interest. (I do not include the famous Col de Joux Plan (as a separate pass) since this pass is never crossed and the sign is simply placed on the high point of the road passing over Col du Ranfolly (1658m), for the likely reason that the historical passage up here did cross the Joux Plan pass.) Some passes are really pointless from a road cyclist perspective, but are included for completeness. Passes through tunnels counts (named or not at the tunnel), at least if it involves a considerable climb up a mountain valley (and all tunnel passes listed here involves such climbs). All climbs on asphalt not listed here are climbs up cul-de-sacs in valleys; up mountainsides; up to mountain tops or in some cases up to plains, though plains usually tends to correlate to one pass or another (see Alpe di Suisi/Seiseralm and Plan du Lac). Small very short gravel road passages may be tolerated, but are noted in comments (as these conditions are often subject to change and there could be road works even on otherwise good climbs). I may tolerate up to around 500m of gravel at the end of a pass if the continuation to the pass is not more difficult than before no matter what weather (like Col du Lein/Pas du Lin (actually 1 km, but nearly flat) and Plätzwiesensattel/Passo Pratopiazza) or that you are very close to the pass itself and could easily walk a few meters (less than 100m) to reach it (like the Mangart road). But (for now) Col de Restefond (330m on a bad track/path), Gopplerlücke (800m good gravel road), Pass Tiarms (770m steep gravel, with bar across), and Col du Passer/Passet (carrying the bike up a staircase and some more meters along a path) falls just outside (I would maybe have included the last one if it was not for the obvious reason that the destination here is the higher Guelaz pass before). There will always be borderline cases and the list is subject to change.

Passes falling just outside the scope of this list that are usually easy to reach for the road bicyclists includes: Col de Restefond (2680m); Bassa dell’Ajet (2310m); Forcella di Pradazzo (2217m); Passo della Costazza/Baita Segantini (2182m); Pass da Tiarms (2148m); Lai da Vons (2075m); Nallpass (Alp Nova) (2074m); Riederfurka (2065m); Gopplerlücke (2050m); Col des Andérets (2030m); Churerjoch/Joch (2020m); Col du Passer/Passet (1960m); Raues Joch/Freiburger Hütte (1918m); (pass before) Monte Valsecca (1882m); Pertet à Bovets (1840m); Pas de Croisette (1820m); Bocca di Tratto Spino/Tredes Pin (1778m); Col de la Légette (1776m); Forcella Molon (1767m); Col des Bouquetins/de Beaucul (1759m); Passo Avanza (1734m); Passo del Dil (1723m); Rinderalp (1690m); Col de Wild Boden (1651m); Passo di Sbarbatal (1602m); Forcella Ciandolàda (1582m).

Club des Cent Cols

Passes above not currently included in Club des Cent Cols catalogues are mostly outside France and they are usually excluded for not being properly named (officially and/or historically). (Cent Cols may not deny that any of these are real passes. Their guides also differs in other details. The Cent Cols catalogues are well worth buying for anyone interesting in “collecting passes”!
(I sometimes use the (slightly modified) notation method for unpaved roads and paths from Centcols.org and their Chauvot guide: R1 is cyclable unpaved road with a road bike (for Cent Cols this sometimes means it is only practicable with a mountain bike). R1-2 is practicable with difficulty on a road bike (on a mountainbike it might be possible). R2 is where you will have to walk (with a road bike in any case). R3 is difficult to walk with a bicycle.)

BIG

BIG numbers are given for the main pass climb corresponding to the relevant BIG climb. BIG is a mountain cycling club with a fixed list of 1000 possible climbs mainly in Europe.