Highest paved pass roads in the Alps
This list is complete and the most accurate list anywhere (to my knowledge). Updated: August 2nd, 2015.
Some clarifications are found at the end of this page.
I have visited all the passes myself except: Pas/Col de la Frache (1575m).
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 and tracing 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. flagSeiter Jöchl (tunnel)/Tiefenbach Gletscherstraße 2820 613
2. flagCol de l’Iseran 2764 FR-73-2764 286
3. flagPasso dello Stelvio/Stilfser Joch/Pass da Stielva 2758 IT-BZ-2758 697
4. flagflagCol Agnel/Colle dell’Agnello 2744 FR-05-2744 683
5. flagCol de la Bonette (Cime de la Bonette) 2715 FR-04-2715 308
6. flagCol du Galibier 2642 FR-05-2642a 291
7. flagFaux Col de Restefond *(5) 2639 FR-04-2639
8. flagPasso di Gavia 2618 IT-BS-2621 696
9. flagColle del Nivolet 2614 IT-TO-2612 678
10. flagCol des Granges Communes/Col du Raspaillon/Col de Vermillou *(5) 2513 FR-04-2513
11. flagHochtor (tunnel) 2504 AT-SA-2504 625
12. flagflagPass Umbrail/Giogo di Santa Maria/Wormser Joch 2501 CH-GR-2501
13. flagColle dei Morti/Col di Morts (Fauniera) 2481 IT-CN-2480 685
14. flagNufenenpass/Passo della Novena/Pass da Nueinas/Col de Nufenen 2480 CH-TI-2478b 584
15. flagflagTimmelsjoch/Passo di Rombo 2474 AT-TI-2474 614
16. flagflagCol du Grand St-Bernard/Colle del Gran San Bernardo/Grosser St. Bernhard/Grond Son Bernard 2469 CH-VS-2469a 737
17. flagCol de la Moutière/Col du Planton 2454 FR-04-2444
18. flagColle del Vallonetto *(13) 2439 IT-CN-2438
19. flagFurkapass/Furca/Col de la Furka 2429 CH-UR-2429c 568
20. flagColle di Valcavera *(13) 2416 IT-CN-2429
21. flagCollet du Plan Nicolas *(6) 2406 FR-73-2406
22. flagCol de Granon 2404 FR-05-2404 292
23. flagFuscher-Törl *(11) 2402 AT-SA-2406
24. flagFlüelapass/Pass dal Flüela 2384 CH-GR-2383a 594
25. flagPlan du Lac (Bellecombe) 2370
26. flagColle d’Esischie *(13) 2366 IT-CN-2366b
27. flagCol d’Izoard 2360 FR-05-2360 294
28. flagflagCol de la Lombarde/Colle della Lombarda 2350 FR-06-2350a 309
29. flagCol des Gondrans 2347 FR-05-2347
30. flagPasso del Bernina/Pass dal Bernina/Berninapass/Col de la Bernina 2328 CH-GR-2307 599
31. flagCol de la Cayolle 2326 FR-04-2327 307
32. flagForcella Longères (Tre Cime di Lavaredo/Drei Zinnen) 2320 IT-BL-2288 719
33. flagflagFórcola di Livigno 2315 CH-GR-2315c
34. flagAlbulapass/Pass d’Alvra 2312 CH-GR-2312 596
35. flagPasso di Foscagno 2289 IT-SO-2291 695
36. flagColle di Sampeyre/Sampeire/Col d’Sampeyre 2284 IT-CN-2284 684
37. flagJulierpass/Pass dal Güglia/Passo del Giulia 2284 CH-GR-2284 597
38. flagSustenpasshöhe 2260 CH-BE-2264a
39. flagCol du Sanetsch/Col de Sénin/Sanetschpass 2253 CH-VS-2252 559
40. flagCol d’Allos/Col de Valgelaye 2247 FR-04-2244 306
41. flagPasso Scimfuss/Passo Scipscius 2242 CH-TI-2238
42. flagPasso del Sella/Jouf de Sèla/Jëuf de Sela/Sellajoch 2241 IT-BZ-2244 712
43. flagPasso Pordoi/Jouf de Pordoi/Jou de Pordou/Pordoijoch 2239 IT-BL-2239 713
44. flagPasso di Giau/Jof de Giao/Jou de Giau 2232 IT-BL-2236 716
45. flagMännlichen/Moosenegg 2227 CH-BE-2229
46. flagSustenpass (tunnel) *(38) 2224 CH-BE-2224b 567
47. flagPasso del Sella/Jouf de Sèla/Jëuf de Sela/Sellajoch [old Passo Sella] 2214 IT-BZ-2213
48. flagPenser Joch/Passo di Pennes 2212 IT-BZ-2215b 701
49. flagCol de la Platrière *(27) 2212 FR-05-2220a
50. flagPasso d’Eira 2210 IT-SO-2208
51. flagJu de Valparola/Valparora/Passo di Valparòla/Valparolapass 2197 IT-BL-2196 715
52. flagflagCol du Petit St. Bernard/Colle del Piccolo S. Bernardo 2189 FR-73-2188 285
53. flagCol du Petit Mont Cenis/Colle Piccolo Moncenisio 2183 FR-73-2183b
54. flagColle delle Finestre 2175 IT-TO-2176 680
55. flagCol de la Croix de Cœur/Col des Établons 2173 CH-VS-2173
56. flagGrimselpass/Col du Grimsel 2164 CH-BE-2165b
57. flagOfenpass/Pass dal Fuorn/Passo del Forno 2149 CH-GR-2149b 595
58. flagBassa della Sella *(42) 2138 CH-TI-2138
59. flag(Goletto del) Giogo della Bala (Dosso dei Galli) 2136 IT-BS-2162b 742
60. flagJëuf de Frea/Ju de Frara/Grödner Joch/Passo Gardena 2122 IT-BZ-2121 711
61. flagflagSplügenpass/Passo dello Spluga/Pass dal Spleia/Col du Splügen 2115 CH-GR-2115b 688
62. flagPasso di Vaia *(59) 2114 IT-BS-2113 742
63. flagCol de Vars 2108 FR-04-2108 305
64. flagSella dell’Auccia *(59) 2108 IT-BS-2103 742
65. flagPasso del San Gottardo/St. Gotthardpass/Son Gottard/Col du St-Gothard *(42&58) 2107 CH-TI-2091 585
66. flagPasso di Falzarego/Fouzargo/Jou de Fauzare 2105 IT-BL-2105
67. flagCol du Sabot 2100 FR-38-2100
68. flagJaufenpass/Passo (di Monte) Giovo 2099 IT-BZ-2099 700
69. flagCol Carette di Val Bighera 2097 IT-BS-2093
70. flagCol des Champs 2086 FR-04-2093 310
71. flagPasso del Dasdana *(59) 2086 IT-BS-2070
72. flagCol du Mont Cenis/Colle del Moncenisio *(53) 2082 FR-73-2081 288
73. flagColle del Preit 2076 IT-CN-2083
74. flagGoletto delle Crocette/Goletto di Ravenola/Passo di Dasdana *(59) 2072 IT-BS-2071
75. flagPasso del San Bernardino/St. Bernhardinpass/Pass dal S. Bernardin/Col du St-Bernardin 2067 CH-GR-2065a 590
76. flagCol de la Croix de Fer 2064 FR-73-2064a 287
77. flagCol du Lautaret *(6) 2058 FR-05-2057
78. flagflagKlanska Škrbina/Forcella della Lavina/Lahnscharte 2055 IT-UD-2068 880
79. flagPasso di Fedaia/Jouf de Fedaa/Pas de Fedaa 2054 IT-BL-2054 714
80. flagflagStaller Sattel/Passo Stalle 2052 IT-BZ-2052 623
81. flagEisentalhöhe 2049 AT-KÄ-2049
82. flagMoosalp (Col de Moos) 2048
83. flagPasso del Manghen/Manghenpass 2045 IT-TN-2042 707
84. flagOberalppass/Cuolm d’Ursera/Alpsu 2044 CH-UR-2044c 569
85. flagBielerhöhe 2037 AT-VO-2037a 607
86. flagColle del Sestriere 2036 IT-TO-2024
87. flagPasso di Vallés 2033 IT-TN-2033
88. flagSchiestelscharte/Glockenhütte 2031 AT-KÄ-2020
89. flagSela de Culac/Kulatsch Sattel/Sella del Culaç *(60) 2018 IT-BZ-2018
90. flagKühtai (Sattel) 2018 AT-TI-2017 610
91. flagSattel (Sattelalp) 2015 CH-GR-2015 593
92. flagSimplonpass/Passo del Sempione/Col du Simplon 2006 CH-VS-2005 583
93. flagCol de Sarenne 1999 FR-38-1999
94. flagReiter Joch/Passo Pampeago/Passo delle Pale 1997 IT-BZ-1990
95. flagCol du Poutran (Alpe d’Huez) 1996 FR-38-1996b 290
96. flagJù de Börz/Würzjoch/Passo delle Erbe 1996 IT-BZ-1992 710
97. flagCol de la Madeleine 1993 FR-73-1993 280
98. flagPasso di San Marco 1992 IT-BG-1883 690
99. flagPlätzwiesensattel/Passo Pratopiazza/Valico di Prato Piazza 1991 IT-BZ-1993
100. flagflagCol de Larche/Colle della Maddalena 1991 FR-04-1991
101. flagPasso di Oclini/Joch Grimm 1990 IT-BZ-1989
102. flagCol du Joly 1989 FR-73-1989
103. flagForcella Àuta/Alta (Monte Piana) 1984 IT-BL-1983
104. flagColletto di Laura 1980 IT-CN-1980
105. flagMelchsee-Frutt/Tannen 1980 551
106. flagPasso di Rolle 1971 IT-TN-1988
107. flagCormet de Roselend 1968 FR-73-1968 283
108. flagCol de la Gueulaz/Gaulé/Guéule 1965 CH-VS-1965
109. flagGrosse Scheidegg 1962 CH-BE-1962 565
110. flagColle San Carlo/Col Saint-Charles 1953 IT-AO-1971 677
111. flagHahnenmoospass 1950 CH-BE-1950b
112. flagKlausenpass 1948 CH-UR-1948b 570
113. flagColle della Cavallina *(36) 1941 IT-CN-1950a
114. flagPasso Torre di Fraele 1938 IT-SO-1941
115. flagGoletto di Cadino 1937 IT-BS-1943
116. flagSillerebühl (sattel) 1935
117. flagCol du Mont-Joux/Col de Joux 1930 IT-AO-1930
118. flagCol du Glandon 1924 FR-73-1924
119. flagPasso di San Pellegrino/Pas de Sèn Pelegrin 1919 IT-TN-1947
120. flagPasso del Lucomagno/Cuolm Lucmagn/Lukmanierpass/Col du Lukmanier 1917 CH-GR-1915 587
121. flagKasereck *(11) 1909 AT-KÄ-1905c
122. flagForcella de Mèdo/di Mezzo *(103) 1901 IT-BL-1904
123. flagPasso del Mortirolo 1896 IT-BS-1896
124. flagHahntennjoch 1894 AT-TI-1894 606
125. flagPasso di Croce Domini *(115) 1894 IT-BS-1892b
126. flagBaisse de Tueis (L’Authion) 1888 FR-06-1889 328
127. flagOva Spin 1886
128. flagPasso del Tonale 1882 IT-TN-1883
129. flagForcella Bassa *(103) 1876 IT-BL-1847
130. flagPasso di Campolongo/Jou de Ciaulonch/Ju de Ćiaulunch/Campolongo Sattel 1876 IT-BL-1875
131. flagSeiser Alm/Alpe di Siusi/Jëuf Ciaforn/Mont de Sëuc 1873
132. flagFurggu/Furgge/Furkens 1872 CH-VS-1872
133. flagCol de Tende/Colle di Tenda 1871 IT-BS-1870 686
134. flagFormarinjoch (Formarinalpe) 1871 AT-VO-1871
135. flagPasso del Picco *(123) 1870 IT-BS-1870
136. flagPasso di Éores/Halsl/Kofeljoch/Passo Rodella 1866 IT-BZ-1863
137. flagPè de Börz *(95) 1862
138. flagLe Collet 1856 FR-05-1856a
139. flagPasso della Foppa/Pas de la Foppa (Passo del Mortirolo) *(69&123) 1855 IT-BS-1855 694
140. flagGestelenpass/Meieberg 1851 CH-BE-1851
141. flagCol de Montgenèvre/Colle del Monginevro *(138) 1850 FR-05-1850
142. flagGlaspass/Tavellas 1846 CH-GR-1846a 591
143. flagCol de Pierre Carrée 1844 FR-74-1843
144. flagPasso di Col di Caneva 1842 IT-BL-1844
145. flagZeinisjoch 1842 AT-TI-1842
146. flagCol des Portes 1835 FR-05-1835
147. flagSpullersee 1835
148. flagCol des Tempêtes (Mont Ventoux) 1829 FR-84-1829 301
149. flagPasso del Vivione 1829 IT-BG-1828 693
150. flagStöderzinken (sattel) 1829 638
151. flagPasso della Forcella/Crist di Forchia 1825 IT-UD-1825
152. flagPasso di Guspessa *(123) 1824 IT-BS-1824
153. flagHintertärfeten (Chrindi)/Hinder Tärfete 1824
154. flagAlpe di Cadinello (Alpe di Gesero) (tunnel) 1823
155. flagPasso del Maloja/Maloggia/Pass dal Malögia/Malojapass/Col de la Maloja 1815 CH-GR-1790
156. flagHornberg/Uf de Chessle 1814
157. flagCol de Saune/(Col de) Planachaux 1808 CH-VS-1808
158. flagPasso di Lavazè/Lavazè Joch *(101) 1807 IT-TN-1816
159. flagCol de Bretaye/Col de Chamossaire 1806 CH-VD-1806a
160. flagPasso Tre Croci/Són Zuógo 1804 IT-BL-1805
161. flagSella di Rioda 1801 IT-BL-1801
162. flagLa Foilleuse 1801
163. flagVorderstocken 1799
164. flagGoletto Gàvero/Goletta del Gaver *(115) 1796 IT-BS-1795
165. flagVy Boveyre 1795
166. flagTurracher Höhe 1795 AT-KÄ-1792 646
167. flagArlbergpass 1793 AT-TI-1793
168. flagValico di Trivigno (Monte Padrio) 1791
169. flagCol de la Coche 1791 FR-05-1791
170. flagSella Ciampigotto/Valico di Cima Ciampigotto 1790 IT-BL-1791
171. flagSölkpass 1788 AT-ST-1788b 653
172. flagPortes de Culet/Derrière des Portes 1788 CH-VS-1787
173. flagCol de la Lézette 1786 FR-73-1786
174. flagValico di Valbona 1781 IT-VI-1781 743
175. flagLe Mauvais Pas 1779 FR-05-1779
176. flagCol de Bassachaux 1778 FR-74-1783
177. flagCol de la Croix 1776 CH-VD-1778 545
178. flagFlexenpass 1773 AT-VO-1773
179. flagForcella/Passo Staulanza 1770 IT-BL-1770
180. flagCol des Huerris 1765 FR-06-1765
181. flagCol de l’Échelle/Colle della Scala *(173) 1762 FR-05-1762
182. flagCol de la Joux Verte 1760 FR-74-1765 273
183. flagFurkajoch 1759 AT-VO-1759 602
184. flagFurkelpass/Passo Furcia/Ju de Furcia/Furkelsattel 1759 IT-BZ-1759 709
185. flagSella di Razzo *(159) 1758 IT-BL-1757
186. flagMisurinapass *(32or103) 1757
187. flagJouf de Ciareja/Karerpass/Passo di Costalunga 1752 IT-BZ-1768
188. flagCol de la Madeleine/Le Collet *(2) 1752 FR-73-1752
189. flagCol de l’Espaul 1748 FR-06-1748
190. flagSchönfeld(-sattel)/Dr. J-Mehrl-Hütte 1747
191. flagKienscharte/Forcella (di Kiens) 1746 IT-BZ-1741
192. flagSewenegg 1742 CH-OW-1742 548
193. flagSella di (Monte) Zoncolan 1739 IT-UD-1739 720
194. flagRadstädter Tauern 1738 AT-SA-1742 641
195. flagBaisse de Camp d’Argent *(126) 1737 FR-06-1737
196. flagLes Rodomonts 1736
197. flag(Col de) la Forclaz 1731 CH-VS-1750
198. flagCol de la Croix/Col inférieur de la Croix (old) 1731 CH-VD-1731
199. flagRussiskreuz/Sella di Russis 1729
200. flagPasso del Dosso Alto 1727 IT-BS-1727
201. flagCol des Annes 1721 FR-74-1722a
202. flagColle della Ciabra 1712 IT-CN-1723
203. flagChamm (Palfris) 1712
204. flagLe Collet 1707 FR-38-1700a
205. flagCol de Vasson 1705 FR-06-1705
206. flagPas de Saint-Barthélémy (Sommet de Lure) 1704 FR-04-1704
207. flagCol du Pré 1703 FR-73-1703
208. flagLa Croix (Estoul) 1700
209. flagRosswagen (Rittner Horn) 1699
210. flagLe Soere/Sori 1699
211. flagNeuperhauserboden (Klosterneuburger Hütte/Wölzer Tauern) 1699
212. flagPasso Muazz 1697 CH-TI-1697 588
213. flagHofmahdjoch/Passo Castrin (tunnel) 1696
214. flagCol de Gleize/Chaudun 1696 FR-05-1696
215. flagMola/Pianazzi 1694
216. flagSattele/Silzer Sattel 1690 AT-TI-1690
217. flagWaldraster Sattel (Maria Waldrast) 1689
218. flagNigerpass/Passo Nigra 1688 IT-BZ-1688
219. flagCol de la Conche 1687 CH-VS-1653
220. flagCol d’Andrion 1685 FR-06-1681
221. flagCol de la Forcla/Col d’En Forclaz 1683 CH-VD-1660
222. flagPasso Campo Carlo Magno 1683 IT-TN-1681
223. flagCol du Solude 1680 FR-38-1680b
224. flagCol de la Couillole/Col de Cogliola 1678 FR-06-1678 311
225. flagHochtannbergpass 1676 AT-VO-1676 604
226. flagSteirertörl (Geischlägerhaus/Hochkar) 1675 652
227. flagHalsl (Goldeck) 1675
228. flagCol de Valberg/Col du Vasson *204 1674 FR-06-1669
229. flagWeinebene 1666 AT-KÄ-1668 662
230. flagPasso di Tremalzo/Passo della Crocetta 1665 IT-TN-1664 745
231. flagCol du Noyer 1664 FR-05-1664 300
232. flagNühüttli 1662
233. flagCol de la Pierre du Moëllé/Mouellé 1661 CH-VD-1661
234. flagPasso di Maniva/Giogo del Maniva *(59&199) 1660 IT-BS-1664
235. flagCol de l’Homme (N.D. de la Salette) 1657 FR-38-1650
236. flagCol des Saisies *(171) 1657 FR-73-1633
237. flagCol du Ranfolly (Col de Joux Plan) 1656 FR-74-1655 274
238. flagCol du Lein/Lin/Pas du Lens/Len/Lin 1656 CH-VS-1658
239. flagCol de St-Pantaléon/Colle di St. Pantaleon 1655 IT-AO-1655
240. flagCol de l’Alpe 1652 FR-38-1652
241. flagCol d’Albanne 1652 FR-73-1652
242. flagColletto di Canosio 1651 IT-CN-1651
243. flagColle di Palmascura *(201) 1650 IT-CN-1614
244. flagKlippitztörl 1644 AT-KÄ-1644 657
245. flagLe Poingt Ravier 1644
246. flagKatschberghöhe 1641 AT-KÄ-1641 643
247. flagColle di/Col de Joux 1640 IT-AO-1658
248. flagAlpage du Charmant Som (Charmant Som) 1640 269
249. flagCollet du Guérin 1638 FR-06-1638
250. flagKreuzbergpass/Passo di Monte Croce di Comélico 1636 IT-BZ-1636
251. flagCol de la Salzmatt/Salzmattpass 1636 CH-FR-1636
252. flagCol de la Molière 1634 FR-38-1632
253. flagCol du Mollard 1634 FR-73-1638
254. flagMittelberg/Grubenbergpass 1633 CH-BE-1633
255. flagLe Col (l’Orgère) 1633 FR-73-1633a
256. flagFelbertauern (tunnel) 1632
257. flagWolfgang(pass) 1632 CH-GR-1631
258. flagCol de l’Abréviau/du Madzé 1628 CH-VS-1628
259. flagCol du Lachens 1628 FR-83-1628
260. flagForcola *(75) 1624 CH-GR-1616
261. flagColletta Salse/Passo della Colletta 1623 IT-CN-1627a
262. flagCol de Chaude/Col de Chaudoz 1621 CH-VD-1621
263. flagDèquemanlieu (route de Barme) 1621
264. flagPasso del Brocon/Broccone 1618 IT-TN-1618
265. flagBocca del Creer 1617 IT-TN-1617
266. flagLe Ju (Valgiarëi) 1617
267. flagSella di Campomulo 1616 IT-VI-1606
268. flagVorder Schwarzesee (Sparenmoos) 1616
269. flagReidigenpass/Rieneschlipass (Fluehebärg) 1616 CH-BE-1604
270. flagColle della Prel (Prato Nevoso) 1615 IT-CN-1615a 687
271. flagCol de la Colombière/Col d’Auferrand 1613 FR-74-1613 276
272. flagPasso Coe/Coepaß *(172) 1612 IT-TN-1614 743
273. flagVršič/Passo della Moistrocca/Werschetzpass 1612 SL-1611 876
274. flagCol de la Ramaz 1610 FR-74-1557
275. flagForcella Zovo 1609 IT-BL-1609
276. flagCol Tzecore/Col du Mont-Tseuc/Colle di Zuccore 1608 IT-AO-1623
277. flagAschüel 1607
278. flagStade de Neige de Vauplane 1605
279. flagCol de Méraillet *(107) 1605 FR-73-1605
280. flagCol de Turini *(126) 1604 FR-06-1607b
281. flagPasso Duran 1601 IT-BL-1601 717
282. flagForclaz *(157) 1601 CH-VD-1601
283. flagMeire Tirolo/Ti reul 1598
284. flagCol du Pas de la Graille/Col de Frère Jean (Sommet de Lure) *(205) 1597 FR-04-1597
285. flagGurnigelpass/Selibüelpass/Gantrischpass/Ganterispass 1594 CH-BE-1594 547
286. flag(Passo di) Casara di Campovecchio (Albergo Verenetta) 1593
287. flagPadauner Sattel 1591 AT-TI-1591
288. flagHinter Eggli 1588
289. flagValico del Branchetto 1586 IT-VR-1586
290. flagPas du Serpaton 1586 FR-38-1586
291. flagCol de l’Arpettaz 1584 FR-73-1581
292. flagWasserscheidi/Wasserscheide *(284) 1584 CH-BE-1584a
293. flagEuschelspass/Neuschelpass 1579 CH-FR-1567a
294. flagAm Rauchkofel (Lienzer Dolomiten-Hütte) 1576
295. flagBocchetta di Galbiga/Rifugio Venini 1576
296. flagJù/Joch/Giogo 1575
297. flagPas/Col de la Frache 1575 FR-84-1575
298. flagCol de Moissière 1571 FR-05-1573
299. flagBrandstadl (sattel) 1570
300. flagCol de Prafandaz 1570 CH-VD-1570
301. flagValico di Monte Bondone 1566 IT-TN-1654 706
302. flagCol du Télégraphe *(6) 1566 FR-73-1566
303. flagBocchetta degli Alpini (tunnel) *(172) 1566 IT-VI-1566
304. flagGlaubenbielen/Glaubenbüelen Pass 1565 CH-OW-1611 549
305. flagAlp Lombach/Feldmoos 1563
306. flagCol des Prés Salés *(233) 1562 FR-38-1554
307. flagPillerhöhe 1559 AT-TI-1559 609
308. flagPasso del Cason di Lanza/Lanzenpaß 1557 IT-UD-1555a 722
309. flagBocca di Selva 1556 IT-VR-1552
310. flagCol de Ste Anne 1551 FR-06-1546
311. flagPragelpass 1550 CH-SZ-1515
312. flagGaberl 1547 AT-ST-1547 609
313. flagParpaner Höhe/Lenzerheidepass 1547 CH-GR-1546b
314. flagPas de la Reynière/Baisse de la Drue 1547 FR-04-1540
315. flagSüftenen(pass)/Süfternen 1546
316. flagObergelchenwang-Alpe/Leiterberg 1546
317. flagCol du Pillon/Pilleberg 1546 CH-VD-1546a
318. flagPasso della Vena di Sopra 1545 IT-VI-1545
319. flagGlaubenbergpass *(191) 1543 CH-OW-1543 548
320. flagColla Melosa 1543 IT-IM-1540
321. flagForcella Lavardêt *(159&168) 1542 IT-BL-1541
322. flagVorder Höhi 1537 CH-SG-1537b
323. flagMalsitter Jöchl 1534
324. flagBocchetta Campolongo *(285) 1534 IT-VI-1557a
325. flag(Passo di) Forcella Cibiana 1533 IT-BL-1534
326. flagCol de Chaussy 1533 FR-73-1533
327. flagPasso di Cimabanche/Sórabànces/Im Gemärk 1533 IT-BZ-1529
328. flagÄngiloch/Stafel (Klewenalp) 1532
329. flagGerlospaß 1531 AT-TI-1531 622
330. flagPrebersee (sattel) 1531
331. flagflagNaßfeldpaß/Passo di Pramollo/Pas dal Pramuel 1530 AT-KÄ-1530
332. flagLe Col *(6) 1530 FR-73-1522
333. flagHochrindl-Alpl 1530
334. flagHapfere Schwyberg 1528
335. flagCol de la Forclaz 1527 CH-VS-1528 573
336. flagPasso della Berga *(199) 1527 IT-BS-1522
337. flagKartitscher Sattel 1525 AT-OT-1525
338. flagCol de Soud *(157) 1524 CH-VD-1524
339. flagPasso della Spina *(199) 1521 IT-BS-1525
340. flagGampen Joch/Passo Palade/Gampenpass 1521 IT-BZ-1512 703
341. flagMaison Forestière de l’Oullaz 1521
342. flagRossberg (Wildspitz) 1521
343. flagEgg/Gerachhaus (Dünserberg) 1519
344. flagMitterbergsattel (Arthurhaus) 1513 AT-SA-1513 632
345. flagCol de Jaman/Jomen 1512 CH-VD-1512 543
346. flagCol de Courtil 1511 IT-AO-1511
347. flagReschenpass/Passo di Rèsia/Pass dal Raisch 1509 IT-BZ-1507
348. flagCol de l’Esparcelet 1509 FR-05-1510a
349. flagJaunpass/Col de Bellegarde/Bruchbergpass 1508 CH-BE-1504 546
350. flagGolet de la Pierre (Mont Revard) 1508 FR-73-1508 267
351. flagCol de Belle Chaux 1508 CH-FR-1510a
352. flagBaisse de Peïra Cava 1508 FR-06-1508
353. flagCol des Trois Croix 1505 FR-73-1490
354. flagCol de Sonlomont/Col de Sonlemont 1503 CH-VD-1503
355. flagCol Saint-Martin 1503 FR-06-1500
356. flagCol du Chasseral 1502 CH-NE-1502 532
357. flagCol de Solaizon 1502 FR-74-1502
358. flagÄttenberg/Hohberg 1502
359. flagCroce di Presto/Pian del Vento (Monte Ceppo) 1501
360. flagCol du Merdassier 1500 FR-74-1500c
361. flag(Selletta di) Malga Mariech (Monte Cesen) 1499 IT-TV-1502
362. flagCol du Grand Colombier 1498 FR-01-1500
363. flagCol de Champex 1497
364. flagSternenegg 1497 CH-SZ-1497
365. flagPasso della Vena di Sotto *(313) 1496 IT-VI-1496
366. flagColle della Colma (galleria Rosazza) 1495 IT-BI-1488
367. flagBocchetta di Lenno *(293) 1495
368. flagLe Creux *(344) 1495 CH-FR-1490
369. flagAuf der Scheid (Höllritzer Alpe) 1489
370. flagBocchetta della Vallina 1487 IT-VR-1487
371. flagGolet du Taisson *(343) 1487 FR-73-1487
372. flagFaschinajoch 1486 AT-VO-1486 632
373. flagCol des Aravis 1486 FR-73-1486
374. flagSchwarzenberg 1485
375. flagHochthörle (Hochthörlehütte) 1483
376. flagFuederegg *(230) 1482 CH-SZ-1482
377. flagRifugio Alpo 1481 744
378. flagPasso di Sant’Antonio/Passo del Zovo 1480 IT-BL-1476
379. flagCol des Préaux/Prés Hauts *(341) 1478 FR-05-1478
380. flagColle Basse 1471 FR-04-1475
381. flagBocca dei Grii/Giü *(369) 1470 IT-TN-1471 744
382. flagCol di Pealda Bassa/Fontana del Colle 1470
383. flagCol de Tournaeuro 1469 FR-06-1469
384. flagCol de la Croix Fry/de Manigod 1467 FR-74-1467
385. flagMalga Pra Alpesina 1467
386. flagCol d’Ayerne/Col de la Jortèse 1466 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 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 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, and that is also the reason the Mont Blanc tunnel and Mittertörl tunnel (Grossglockner) do not appear here). 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 correspond 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 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 on the road just 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); Rauhes Joch/Freiburger Hütte (1910m); (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); Col de Maty (1748m); Passo Avanza (1734m); Juel/Sattel/Passo (1725m); Passo del Dil (1723m); Rinderalp (1690m); Col des Atres (1674m) (only 415m gravel, but slightly bad/steep); Col de Wild Boden (1651m); Holzalmjoch (1640m); Passo di Sbarbatal (1602m); Forcella Ciandolàda (1582m); Col de Soladier (1576m); Rigi Staffelhöhe (1550m); Kristbergsattel (1486m); Vikoler Jöchl (1407m). (Many of these should be included on the Worthwhile climbs in the Alps list or noted on the maps of related passes as they are mostly just as easy/hard as the others in the list here.)

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.