Best climb in the world!

Possibly opening a can of worms, but what’s the best (or perhaps your favourite) climb in the world?

Mine would be Giau in the Dolomites

This is where I’ve no idea having never had the opportunity to ride any of the big classic climbs.

Limited to Riding in the Peak District and I can’t say any are particularly rememberable or favourites. I do always enjoy the climb from Ilam up to Thorpe with Thorpe Cloud on your left.

Gavia from Bormio, no contest there.

Then again, there is also my local trainings hill … Mt Evans. 2000m or so to climb. On a crisp spring day, the view is just insane … 4300m … and you can see the curvature of the earth.

@foreverridingbikes what a hornets nest you’ve kicked! I have ridden a bit in Europe. I love the Col d’Aubisque from Laruns. The Galibier is pretty special. Stelvio is fun. This is a bit like asking what is someone’s favourite food is. Fun to see suggestions though.

Ha! Agree with @Kicikacsa here - can of worms :wink:

I actually love the Dolomites so agree with you on that. Falzarego is a stunning and challenging climb.

Gibraltar Road in Santa Barbara :heart:


Is that where you did your 7 summits?

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No, I did that on a local hill here called Pacific Island Drive (PID). I’d have preferred Gib Rd, but it’s a long drive and probably a bit too busy and tough in places for 7 days.