Highest paved pass roads in the Alps
This list is complete and the most accurate list anywhere (to my knowledge). Updated: July 23rd, 2016.
Some clarifications are found at the end of this page.
I have visited all the passes myself.
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, so if the distance and tracing does not seem right, then Google has likely changed the route to a wrong one. I am continuously changing the routes they draw wrong to non-google generated routes, so eventually this problem will disappear.

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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. flagFaux Col de Restefond *(5) 2649 FR-04-2639
7. flagCol du Galibier 2642 FR-05-2642a 291
8. flagPasso di Gavia 2618 IT-BS-2621 696
9. flagColle del Nivolet/Col del Nivolé/Col du Nivolet 2614 IT-AO-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 del 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 2444 FR-04-2444
18. flagColle del Vallonetto *(13) 2439 IT-CN-2438
19. flagFurkapass/Pass dal 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) 2405 FR-73-2406
22. flagCol de Granon 2404 FR-05-2404 292
23. flagFuscher-Törl (Edelweißspitze) *(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/Col du Gondran 2347 FR-05-2347a
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. flagflagForcola di Livigno/Fuorcla da Livign 2314 CH-GR-2315c
34. flagAlbulapass/Pass d’Alvra 2312 CH-GR-2312 596
35. flagPasso di Foscagno/Pass da Fus-chagn 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 567
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/Pas 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. flagSustenpass (tunnel) *(38) 2224 CH-BE-2224b 567
46. flagMännlichen 2223 CH-BE-2229
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-2215 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 2174 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 *(41) 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/Col de la Magdelaine 2108 FR-04-2108 305
64. flagSella dell’Auccia *(59) 2108 IT-BS-2103a 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-2105a
67. flagCol du Sabot 2100 FR-38-2100b
68. flagJaufenpass/Passo di Giovo 2098 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 SI-2055 880
79. flagPasso di Fedaia/Jouf de Fedaa/Pas de Fedaa 2054 IT-BL-2054b 714
80. flagflagStaller Sattel/Passo Stalle 2052 IT-BZ-2052 623
81. flagMoosalp(pass)/Col de Moos 2049 CH-VS-2048
82. flagEisentalhöhe 2049 AT-KÄ-2049
83. flagPasso del Manghen/Manghenpass 2045 IT-TN-2042 707
84. flagOberalppass/Cuolm d’Ursera/Col de Surpalix 2044 CH-GR-2044c 569
85. flagBielerhöhe 2037 AT-VO-2037a 607
86. flagColle del Sestriere 2036 IT-TO-2024
87. flagPasso di Vallés 2033 IT-BL-2030a
88. flagSchiestelscharte/Glockenhütte 2029 AT-2-2020
89. flagKühtai-Sattel 2018 AT-TI-2017 610
90. flagSattel (Sattelalp) 2018 CH-GR-2015 593
91. flagSela de Culac/Kulatsch Sattel/Sella del Culaç *(60) 2018 IT-BZ-2018
92. flagSimplonpass/Passo del Sempione/Col du Simplon 2006 CH-VS-2005 583
93. flagCol de Sarenne 1999 FR-38-1999
94. flagReiterjoch/Passo di Pampeago 1997 IT-BZ-1990
95. flagCol du Poutran (Alpe d’Huez) 1996 FR-38-1996b 290
96. flagJù de Börz/Würzjoch/Passo delle Erbe 1993 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/Col de la Madeleine/Colle della Maddalena 1991 FR-04-1991
101. flagPasso di Oclini/Joch Grimm 1990 IT-BZ-1989
102. flagCol du Joly/Passage des Plans 1989 FR-73-1989
103. flagForcella Àuta/Alta (Monte Piana) 1984 IT-BL-1983
104. flagMelchsee-Frutt/Tannen 1982 551
105. flagColletto di Laura 1980 IT-CN-1980
106. flagPasso di Rolle 1971 IT-TN-1988
107. flagCormet de Roselend 1968 FR-73-1968 283
108. flagCol de la Gueulaz/Gaulé/Guéule 1966 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/Col de Hahnenmoos 1951 CH-BE-1950b
112. flagKlausenpass 1948 CH-UR-1948b 570
113. flagColle della Cavallina *(36) 1941 IT-CN-1950a
114. flagPasso Torre di Fraele/La Bocchetta 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/Pass dil Lucmagn/Lukmanierpass 1917 CH-GR-1915 587
121. flagForcella de Mèdo/di Mezzo *(103) 1901 IT-BL-1904a
122. flagHahntennjoch 1894 AT-TI-1894 606
123. flagPasso di Croce Domini *(115) 1894 IT-BS-1892b
124. flagBaisse de Tueis (L’Authion) 1888 FR-06-1889 328
125. flagOva Spin 1883
126. flagPasso del Tonale 1882 IT-BS-1883
127. flagForcella Bassa *(103) 1876 IT-BL-1847
128. flagPasso di Campolongo/Jou de Ciaulonch/Ju de Ćiaulunch/Campolongo Sattel 1876 IT-BL-1875
129. flagSeiser Alm/Alpe di Siusi/Mont de Sëuc/Wiedner Eck/Egg 1873
130. flagFurggu/Furgge/Furkens 1872 CH-VS-1872
131. flagCol de Tende/Colle di Tenda 1871 IT-BS-1870 686
132. flagFormarinjoch (Formarinalpe) 1871 AT-VO-1871
133. flagPasso di Éores/Halsl/Kofeljoch/Passo Rodella 1866 IT-BZ-1863
134. flagPè de Börz *(96) 1862
135. flagPasso della Foppa/Pas de la Foppa (Passo del Mortirolo) *(69) 1855 IT-BS-1855 694
136. flagGestelenpass/Meieberg 1853 CH-BE-1851
137. flagCol de Montgenèvre/Colle del Monginevro *(135) 1850 FR-05-1850
138. flagGlaspass/Tavellas 1846 CH-GR-1846a 591
139. flagCol de Pierre Carrée 1844 FR-74-1843
140. flagPasso di Col di Caneva 1842 IT-BL-1844
141. flagZeinisjoch 1842 AT-TI-1842
142. flagCol des Portes 1835 FR-05-1835
143. flagSpullersee 1835
144. flagCol des Tempêtes (Mont Ventoux) 1829 FR-84-1829 301
145. flagPasso del Vivione 1829 IT-BG-1828 693
146. flagAlpe di Cadinello (Alpe di Gesero) (tunnel) 1828
147. flagHintertärfeten (Chrindi)/Hinder Tärfete 1826
148. flagPasso della Forcella/Crist di Forchia 1825 IT-UD-1825
149. flagPasso di Guspessa *(136) 1824 IT-BS-1824
150. flagStöderzinken (pass) 1819 638
151. flagPasso del Maloja/Maloggia/Pass dal Malögia/Malojapass/Col de la Maloja 1815 CH-GR-1790
152. flagHornberg/Uf de Chessle 1814
153. flagCol de Saune/(Col de) Planachaux 1809 CH-VS-1808
154. flagPasso di Lavazè/Lavazè Joch *(101) 1807 IT-TN-1816
155. flagCol de Bretaye/Col de Chamossaire 1805 CH-VD-1806a
156. flagPasso Tre Croci/Són Zuógo 1804 IT-BL-1805
157. flagLa Foilleuse 1802
158. flagSella di Rioda 1801 IT-BL-1801
159. flagVorderstocken 1799
160. flagGoletto Gàvero/Goletta del Gaver *(115) 1796 IT-BS-1795
161. flagVy Boveyre 1795
162. flagTurracherhöhe 1794 AT-KÄ-1792 646
163. flagArlbergpass 1793 AT-TI-1793
164. flagValico di Trivigno (Monte Padrio) 1792
165. flagCol de la Coche 1791 FR-05-1791
166. flagSella Ciampigotto/Zima Cianpigoto/Valico di Cima Ciampigotto 1790 IT-BL-1791
167. flagSölkpass 1788 AT-ST-1788b 653
168. flagPortes de Culet/Col de Derrière des Portes 1788 CH-VS-1787
169. flagCol de la Lézette 1786 FR-73-1786
170. flagValico di Valbona 1781 IT-VI-1781 743
171. flagLe Mauvais Pas 1779 FR-05-1779
172. flagCol de Bassachaux 1778 FR-74-1783
173. flagCol de la Croix 1776 CH-VD-1778 545
174. flagFlexenpass 1773 AT-VO-1773
175. flagForcella/Passo Staulanza 1770 IT-BL-1770
176. flagCol des Huerris 1765 FR-06-1765
177. flagCol de l’Échelle/Colle della Scala *(172) 1762 FR-05-1762
178. flagCol de la Joux Verte 1760 FR-74-1765 273
179. flagMisurinapass *(32or103) 1760
180. flagJu de Furcia/Furkelsattel/Passo Furcia/Furkelpass 1759 IT-BZ-1759 709
181. flagFurkajoch 1758 AT-8-1759 602
182. flagSella di Razzo *(159) 1758 IT-BL-1757
183. flagJouf de Ciareja/Karerpass/Passo di Costalunga/Pas de Costalongia 1752 IT-TN-1745
184. flagCol de la Madeleine/Le Collet *(2) 1752 FR-73-1752
185. flagCol de l’Espaul 1748 FR-06-1748
186. flagSchönfeld(-sattel)/Dr. J-Mehrl-Hütte 1747
187. flagKienscharte/Forcella (di Kiens) 1746 IT-BZ-1741
188. flagSewenegg 1742 CH-OW-1742 548
189. flagSella di (Monte) Zoncolan 1739 IT-UD-1739 720
190. flagRadstädter Tauern 1738 AT-SA-1742 641
191. flagBaisse de Camp d’Argent *(124) 1737 FR-06-1737
192. flagLes Rodomonts 1736
193. flagCol de la Croix/Col inférieur de la Croix (old) 1733 CH-VD-1731
194. flag(Col de) la Forclaz 1731 CH-VS-1750
195. flagRussiskreuz/Sella di Russis 1729 IT-BZ-1729
196. flagPasso del Dosso Alto 1727 IT-BS-1727
197. flagCol des Annes 1721 FR-74-1722a
198. flagColle della Ciabra 1712 IT-CN-1723
199. flagChamm (Palfris) 1712
200. flagLe Collet 1706 FR-38-1700a
201. flagCol de Vasson 1705 FR-06-1705
202. flagPas de Saint-Barthélémy (Sommet de Lure) 1704 FR-04-1704
203. flagCol du Pré 1703 FR-73-1703
204. flagLa Croix (Estoul) 1700
205. flagLe Soere 1699
206. flagRosswagen (Rittner Horn) 1699
207. flagNeuperhauserboden (Klosterneuburger Hütte/Wölzer Tauern) 1699
208. flagPasso Muazz 1697 CH-TI-1697 588
209. flagHofmahdjoch/Passo Castrin (tunnel) 1696
210. flagCol de Gleize/Chaudun 1696 FR-05-1696
211. flagMola-Pianazzi 1694
212. flagSattele/Silzer Sattel 1690 AT-TI-1690
213. flagWaldraster Sattel (Maria Waldrast) 1689
214. flagCol de la Conche/Col du Chalet Neuf 1689 CH-VS-1653
215. flagNigerpass/Passo Nigra 1688 IT-BZ-1688
216. flagCol du Lein/Lin/Pas du Lens/Len/Lin 1686 CH-VS-1658
217. flagCol d’Andrion 1685 FR-06-1681
218. flagPasso Campo Carlo Magno 1683 IT-TN-1681
219. flagCol de la Forcla/Col d’En Forclaz 1682 CH-VD-1660
220. flagCol du Solude 1680 FR-38-1680b
221. flagCol de la Couillole/Col de Cogliola 1678 FR-06-1678 311
222. flagHochtannbergpass 1676 AT-8-1676 604
223. flagSteirertörl (Geischlägerhaus/Hochkar) 1675 652
224. flagHalsl (Goldeck) 1675
225. flagCol de Valberg/Col du Vasson *(202) 1674 FR-06-1669
226. flagWeinebene 1666 AT-KÄ-1668 662
227. flagPasso di Tremalzo/Passo della Crocetta 1665 IT-BS-1577 745
228. flagCol du Noyer 1664 FR-05-1664 300
229. flagNühüttli 1664
230. flagCol de la Pierre du Moëllé/Mouellé 1661 CH-VD-1661
231. flagPasso di Maniva/Giogo del Maniva *(59&197) 1660 IT-BS-1664
232. flagCol des Saisies *(170) 1658 FR-73-1633
233. flagCol de l’Homme (N.D. de la Salette) 1656 FR-38-1650
234. flagCol du Ranfolly (Col de Joux Plan) 1656 FR-74-1655 274
235. flagCol de St-Pantaléon/Colle di St. Pantaleon 1655 IT-AO-1655
236. flagCol de l’Alpe 1652 FR-38-1652
237. flagCol d’Albanne 1652 FR-73-1652
238. flagColletto di Canosio 1651 IT-CN-1651
239. flagColle di Palmascura *(199) 1650 IT-CN-1614
240. flagLe Poingt Ravier 1646
241. flagKlippitztörl 1644 AT-2-1644 657
242. flagKatschberghöhe 1641 AT-KÄ-1641 643
243. flagColle di/Col de Joux 1640 IT-AO-1658
244. flagAlpage du Charmant Som (Charmant Som) 1640 269
245. flagCollet du Guérin 1638 FR-06-1638
246. flagCol de la Salzmatt/Salzmattpass 1638 CH-FR-1636
247. flagKreuzbergpass/Passo di Monte Croce di Comélico 1636 IT-BL-1637
248. flagCol du Mollard 1634 FR-73-1638
249. flagMittelberg/Grubenbergpass 1634 CH-BE-1633
250. flagCol de l’Abréviau/du Madzé 1634 CH-VS-1628
251. flagCol de la Molière 1633 FR-38-1632
252. flagLe Col (l’Orgère) 1633 FR-73-1633a
253. flagFelbertauern (tunnel) 1632
254. flagWolfgang(pass) 1632 CH-GR-1631
255. flagCol du Lachens 1628 FR-83-1628
256. flagColletta Salse/Passo della Colletta 1623 IT-IM-1623
257. flagCol de Chaude/Chaudoz 1622 CH-VD-1621
258. flagDèquemanlieu (route de Barme) 1621
259. flagVorder Schwarzesee (Sparenmoos) 1621
260. flagPasso del Brocon/Broccone 1618 IT-TN-1618
261. flagForcola *(75) 1618 CH-GR-1616
262. flagBocca del Creer/Bóca del Creèr 1617 IT-TN-1617
263. flagLe Ju (Valgiarëi) 1617 IT-BZ-1617
264. flagSella di Campomulo 1616 IT-VI-1606
265. flagReidigenpass/Rieneschlipass (Fluehebärg) 1616 CH-BE-1604
266. flagColla del Prel/Colle della Prel (Prato Nevoso) 1615 IT-CN-1615a 687
267. flagPasso Coe/Coepaß *(171) 1612 IT-TN-1614 743
268. flagPreval Vršič/Passo della Moistrocca/Werschetzpass 1612 SL-1611 876
269. flagCol de la Ramaz 1612 FR-74-1557 271
270. flagForcella Zovo 1609 IT-BL-1609
271. flagCol de la Colombière/Col d’Auferrand 1608 FR-74-1613 276
272. flagCol Tzecore/Col du Mont-Tseuc/Colle di Zuccore 1608 IT-AO-1623
273. flagAschüel 1607
274. flagStade de Neige de Vauplane 1607
275. flagCol de Turini *(124) 1606 FR-06-1607b
276. flagCol de Méraillet *(107) 1605 FR-73-1605
277. flagPasso Duran 1601 IT-BL-1601 717
278. flagForclaz *(156) 1601 CH-VD-1601
279. flagMeire Tirolo/Ti reul (Pian del Re) 1598
280. flagCol du Pas de la Graille/Col de Frère Jean (Sommet de Lure) *(203) 1597 FR-04-1597
281. flagGurnigelpass/Selibüelpass/Gantrischpass/Ganterispass 1594 CH-BE-1594 547
282. flag(Passo di) Casara di Campovecchio (Albergo Verenetta) 1593
283. flagPadauner Sattel 1591 AT-TI-1591
284. flagHinter Eggli (Eggli) 1590
285. flagPasso del Branchetto 1586 IT-VR-1586
286. flagPas du Serpaton 1586 FR-38-1586
287. flagWasserscheidi/Wasserscheide *(282) 1584 CH-BE-1584a
288. flagCol de l’Arpettaz 1581 FR-73-1581
289. flagEuschelspass/Neuschelspass/Col des Neuschels 1580 CH-FR-1567a
290. flagPas/Col de la Frache 1577 FR-84-1575
291. flagAm Rauchkofel (Lienzer Dolomiten-Hütte) 1576
292. flagJù/Joch/Giogo 1575 IT-BZ-1535
293. flagCol de Prafandaz 1575 CH-VD-1570
294. flagBocchetta di Galbiga/Calbiga/Rifugio Venini 1573
295. flagCol de Moissière 1571 FR-05-1573
296. flagBrandstadl (sattel) 1570
297. flagValico di Monte Bondone 1566 IT-TN-1654 706
298. flagCol du Télégraphe *(6) 1566 FR-73-1566
299. flagBocchetta degli Alpini (tunnel) *(171) 1566 IT-VI-1566
300. flagGlaubenbielen/Glaubenbüelen Pass 1565 CH-OW-1611 549
301. flagAlp Lombach/Feldmoos 1564
302. flagCol des Prés Salés *(234) 1560 FR-38-1554
303. flagPillerhöhe 1559 AT-TI-1559 609
304. flagPasso del Cason di Lanza/Lanzenpaß 1558 IT-UD-1555a 722
305. flagBocca di Selva 1556 IT-VR-1552
306. flagObergelchenwang-Alpe/Leiterberg 1554
307. flagCol de Ste Anne 1551 FR-06-1546
308. flagPragelpass 1550 CH-SZ-1515
309. flagLenzerheide(pass)/Parpaner Höhe 1550 CH-GR-1546b
310. flagGaberl 1547 AT-ST-1547 609
311. flagSüftene(pass)/Schwarzenbühl(pass) 1546 CH-BE-1547
312. flagCol du Pillon/Pilleberg 1546 CH-VD-1546a
313. flagPasso della Vena di Sopra 1545 IT-VI-1545
314. flagPas de la Reynière/Baisse de la Drue 1543 FR-04-1540
315. flagGlaubenbergpass/Passhöchi Beizli *(189) 1543 CH-OW-1543 548
316. flagColla Melosa 1543 IT-IM-1540
317. flagForcella Lavardêt *(159&167) 1542 IT-BL-1541
318. flagVorder Höhi 1535 CH-SG-1537b
319. flagLe Col *(6) 1535 FR-73-1522
320. flagMalsitter/Masitter Jöchl 1534 IT-BZ-1534
321. flagBocchetta Campolongo *(283) 1534 IT-VI-1557a
322. flagCol du Chaussy 1534 FR-73-1533
323. flag(Passo di) Forcella Cibiana 1533 IT-BL-1534
324. flagPasso di Cimabanche/Sórabànces/Im Gemärk 1533 IT-BL-1530a
325. flagStafel/Ängi (Klewenalp) 1532
326. flagGerlospaß 1531 AT-TI-1531 622
327. flagHochrindl-Alpl 1531
328. flagflagNassfeldpass/Passo di Pramollo/Pas dal Pramuel 1530 AT-2-1530
329. flagPrebersee (sattel) 1529
330. flagHapfere(n) Schwyberg (Schwyberg) 1528
331. flagCol de la Forclaz 1527 CH-VS-1528 573
332. flagPasso della Berga *(197) 1527 IT-BS-1522
333. flagKartitscher Sattel 1525 AT-7-1525
334. flagMaison Forestière de l’Oullaz 1524
335. flagGampenpass/Passo delle Palade/Gampenjoch 1523 IT-BZ-1512 703
336. flagCol de Soud *(156) 1521 CH-VD-1524
337. flagPasso della Spina *(197) 1521 IT-BS-1525
338. flagRossberg (Wildspitz) 1521
339. flagMitterbergsattel (Arthurhaus) 1520 AT-SA-1513 632
340. flagEgg/Gerachhaus (Älpele) 1519
341. flagCol de Jaman/Jomen 1512 CH-VD-1512 543
342. flagCol de Courtil 1511 IT-AO-1511
343. flagAuf der Scheid (Höllritzer Alpe) 1511
344. flagGolet de la Pierre (Mont Revard) 1510 FR-73-1508 267
345. flagReschenpass/Passo di Rèsia/Pass dal Raisch 1509 IT-BZ-1507
346. flagCol de l’Esparcelet 1509 FR-05-1510a
347. flagJaunpass/Col de Bellegarde/Bruchbergpass 1508 CH-BE-1504 546
348. flagBaisse de Peïra Cava 1508 FR-06-1508
349. flagCol des Trois Croix (La Toussuire) 1508 FR-73-1490
350. flagCol de Solaison/Solaizon 1507 FR-74-1502
351. flagCol de Belle Chaux 1507 CH-FR-1510a
352. flagÄttenberg/Hohberg 1506
353. flagCol de Sonlomont/Col de Sonlemont 1503 CH-VD-1503
354. flagCol Saint-Martin 1503 FR-06-1500 325
355. flagCol du Chasseral (Le Chasseral) 1502 CH-NE-1502 532
356. flagCroce di Presto/Pian del Vento (Monte Ceppo) 1501
357. flagPasso Mariech (Malga Mariech/Monte Cesen) 1499 IT-TV-1502
358. flagCol du Grand Colombier 1498 FR-01-1500 264
359. flagSternenegg 1498 CH-SZ-1497
360. flagCol de Champex/Champey 1497 CH-VS-1498a
361. flagPasso della Vena di Sotto *(314) 1496 IT-VI-1496
362. flagLe Creux *(352) 1496 CH-FR-1490
363. flagCol de Merdassier 1495 FR-74-1500c
364. flagBocchetta di Lenno *(295) 1492
365. flagGolet du Taisson *(345) 1490 FR-73-1487
366. flagColle della Colma (Galleria di Rosazza) 1489 IT-BI-1488
367. flagBocchetta della Vallina 1487 IT-VR-1487
368. flagFaschinajoch 1487 AT-8-1486 632
369. flagCol des Aravis 1486 FR-73-1486
370. flagSchwarzeberg/Schwarzenberg(alp) 1484
371. flagflagHochthörle (Hochthörle Hütte) 1483
372. flagRifugio Alpo 1483 744
373. flagFuederegg *(230) 1482 CH-SZ-1482
374. flagPasso di Sant’Antonio/Passo del Zovo 1480 IT-BL-1476
375. flagCol des Préaux/Prés Hauts *(347) 1478 FR-05-1478
376. flagColle Basse 1473 FR-04-1475
377. flagBocca dei Grii/Giü *(373) 1471 IT-TN-1471 744
378. flagCol di Pealda Bassa/Passo della Liana 1470 IT-VR-1470
379. flagCol de Tournaeuro 1469 FR-06-1469
380. flagCol de la Croix Fry/Col de Manigod 1467 FR-74-1467
381. flagCol d’Ayerne/Col de la Jortèse 1466 CH-VD-1465
382. flagColle Vaccera 1465 IT-TO-1461
383. flagCol des Montets 1461 FR-74-1461
384. flagPasso Fresna 1460 IT-BZ-1462
385. flagCol de Villard 1459 CH-FR-1459b
386. flagCol du Fanget 1459 FR-04-1459
387. flagRisipass 1458 CH-SG-1459a
388. flagPasso di Campogrosso 1458 IT-TN-1450 729
389. flagAuta Chia d’Amont 1458 542
390. flagLoferer Alm (sattel) 1458 624
391. flagPasso del Redebus 1457 IT-TN-1455
392. flagCol du Pradier 1456 FR-73-1450a
393. flagIl Colletto (di Meana) 1455 IT-TO-1455
394. flagLeadner (sattel) (Leadnerhütte) 1455
395. flagCol de Malaterre 1454 FR-38-1457
396. flagColle della Dieta 1452 IT-TO-1451
397. flagCol de Ségilière 1452 FR-06-1452
398. flagCol de la Vudalla 1451 CH-FR-1451
399. flagSella del Legnone/Rif. Roccoli di Lorla (Monte Legnoncino) 1450 IT-LC-1364
400. flagCol du Marchairuz 1447 CH-VD-1447 528
401. flagCol des Glières 1446 FR-74-1425b
402. flagCol des Mosses 1445 CH-VD-1445 544
403. flag(Sella) d’Archeson 1445 IT-TV-1442
404. flagPasso di Pramadíccio 1443 IT-TN-1443
405. flagColle Pian del Muli 1443 IT-TO-1442
406. flagCol du Festre/Col d’Agnières 1443 FR-05-1441a
407. flagPas de Pinëi/Panider Sattel/Passo di Pinei 1442 IT-BZ-1442
408. flagHinter Trattberg 1442
409. flagSattel Schermoos/Sella Schermoos/Passo Schermer/Breitwies 1441 IT-BZ-1453
410. flagPas du Rebollion 1440 FR-73-1420b
411. flagCol de Bleine/Bleyne 1439 FR-06-1439
412. flagCol de la Sinne/Sine/Sinna 1438 FR-06-1437
413. flagCol de Gaspardon 1437 FR-05-1433
414. flagVò di Moncòdeno/Bocchetta del Cimone 1435 IT-LC-1436b
415. flagForcella Zambei 1435 IT-BL-1435
416. flagColle San Zeno 1434 IT-BS-1434
417. flagPasso di Santa Cristina 1434 IT-SO-1432
418. flagCol du Coq 1434 FR-38-1434
419. flagCol de la Coche 1434 FR-73-1434
420. flagKulm/Stärnabärg 1433
421. flagCol de l’Encrenaz 1433 FR-74-1432
422. flagCol du Chaud Clapier 1433 FR-26-1412a
423. flagCavallo di Novezza 1432 IT-VR-1432
424. flagCol des Confins 1432 FR-74-1420
425. flagPasso del Pura/Pas dal Pure 1431 IT-UD-1431
426. flagColle Saint-Michel 1431 FR-04-1431
427. flagTierfäderenegg/Tierfedernegg 1431 CH-SZ-1430
428. flagFlattnitzer Höhe 1430 AT-2-1427
429. flagCol des Rioupes 1429 FR-05-1429
430. flagLa Planiaz 1429
431. flagGréolièrs de les Neiges 1429
432. flagCollet d’Ancelle 1427 FR-05-1425
433. flagBocca di Navene/Bóca de Navéne 1424 IT-TN-1423
434. flagCol du Mont Noir 1421 FR-38-1421
435. flagObermooser/Pian di Sopra 1421
436. flagCol de Beau Plan 1418 FR-73-1440a
437. flagPasso di Baremone/Passo del Mare 1418 IT-BS-1406
438. flagCol de la Savolière *(270) 1418 FR-74-1416
439. flagHinter Höhi 1418 CH-SG-1416
440. flagPasso di Vezzena 1416 IT-TN-1414
441. flagForca Frumeibn 1416 IT-UD-1415
442. flagKlankhütte 1414
443. flagHaggenegg 1414 CH-SZ-1414a
444. flagPassage du Croc 1414 FR-73-1413
445. flagCollet des Jardins 1414 FR-84-1415
446. flagRietegg 1413 CH-SG-1414b
447. flagNorbertshöhe 1408 AT-TI-1409
448. flagCol des Planches 1408 CH-VS-1411 574
449. flagIbergeregg 1406 CH-SZ-1406a
450. flagLe Collet (de Vaujany) 1405 FR-38-1400
451. flagCol de Menée (tunnel) 1402 FR-26-1402b
452. flagBocca di Forca 1401 IT-TV-1401
453. flagÄcherlipass 1401 CH-NW-1398
454. flagCol de Parquetout 1398 FR-38-1398
455. flagForcella di Brez/Britschner Jöchl/Gioat 1397 IT-TN-1397
456. flagLe Collet (Plateau des Glières) 1397 FR-74-1330
457. flagCol de la Scierne-au-Cuir 1397 CH-VD-1397
458. flagPasso/Colle di Neggia (Alpe di Neggia) 1395 CH-TI-1395
459. flagSella Somdogna/Sella di Sompdogna/Rudni Vrh 1392 IT-UD-1392a
460. flagPas du Mortier (tunnel) 1392 FR-38-1389

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 arise, more than over it’s exact height, that is. Many other passes are not as clear-cut. I add passes that are not recognised by a pass name: if the road climb climbs to a depression area in a ridge with at least a path down the other side, like at Les Rodomonts; Rosswagen; La Croix; etc. or if 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 (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 (e.g. Passo Scimfuss). Sometimes the pass road only crosses a spur in the ridge and returns to the same valley (those are dubious to regard as passes, but essentially belong to the same category) (e.g. 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 if it is the destination of a meaningful climb and has no other obvious pass along the same road.

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 visited and the sign is simply placed on the high point of the road passing over Col du Ranfolly (1658m) (likely for reason that the historical passage up here did cross the Joux Plan pass now on a path on the other side of the lake.) Some passes are really pointless from a road cyclist perspective, but are included for completeness (and if they appear in Club des Cent Cols pass catalogues). Passes through tunnels are recognised (named or not at the tunnel), if it involves a considerable climb up a mountain valley and all tunnel passes listed here involves such climbs, and this is also the reason why the Mont Blanc tunnel and Mittertörl tunnel (on the Grossglockner road) do not appear here. All climbs on asphalt not listed here are either: climbs up cul-de-sac roads in valleys; up on mountainsides; up to mountain summits or in some cases up to plains, though plains sometimes 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 550m 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/Emosson 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 most often easy to reach for the road bicyclists includes: Col de Restefond (2680m); Bassa dell’Ajet (2310m); Forcella di Pradazzo (2225m); Passo della Costazza/Baita Segantini (2181m); Pass da Tiarms (2148m); Lai da Vons (2075m); Nallpass (Alp Nova) (2074m); Riederfurka (2065m); Gopplerlücke (2050m); Colletto di Ferrere/Ferieros (2044m); 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); Forcella Pecol (1787m); Col de la Légette (1776m); Forcella Molon (1768m); Col des Bouquetins/de Beaucul (1759m); Bocca di Tratto Spino/Tredes Pin (1752m); Col de Maty (1749m); Passo Avanza (1734m); Juel/Sattel/Passo (1725m); Passo del Dil (1723m); Rinderalp (1689m); Col des Atres (1674m) (only 415m gravel, but bad/steep); Col de Wild Boden (1651m); Holzalmjoch (1640m); Passo di Sbarbatal (1602m); Forcella Ciandolàda (1577m); Col de Soladier (1576m); Rigi Staffelhöhe (1550m); Kristbergsattel (1486m); Vikoler Jöchl (1406m). (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. I have also excluded a few obvious items from their catalogues that are not any real passes, but when in doubt I usually include them here. Their guides also differs in many 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.