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bikerumor pic of the day Steepest hill I've ever riden up. Looking back down after my second stop. Resting! Where: Just up from Kandersteg towards the Oeschinensee (lake) in the Swiss alps

Photo submitted by Graeme Pearson, “Steepest hill I’ve ever ridden up. Looking back down after my second stop. Resting! Where: Just up from Kandersteg towards the Oeschinensee (lake) in the Swiss Alps.”

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No
8 years ago

If you are in Switzerland for longer can highly recommend to do the “Tremola” from Airolo, one of the best roads in the world!

Sam Zam
Sam Zam
8 years ago

great shot… good job Graeme. any idea what the grade % is?

Ernst
Ernst
8 years ago
Chris
8 years ago

Chapeau Graeme! Plotting the route on Strava, the hardest km has an AVERAGE gradient of about 18% (180m climbing in 1 km – see how simple the metric system can be!), so I wouldn’t be surprised if there were sections of up to 25%. I live just a couple of hours from there by train, so I may have to go visit the region again – I’ve only ever ridden down the main valley there, none of the side valleys like this one.

Zach
Zach
8 years ago

Would love to climb it. Would hate to descend it.

altobici
altobici
8 years ago

Definitely try the Susten pass, up the valley from Meirengen.

graeme
8 years ago

Thanks Ernst, Wow 31% max. I’ve been over quite a few of the passes in Switzerland and cols in France, and none had this steepness. I had 34 x 32T gear on a light road bike, and I just couldn’t keep riding. It seemed to be nearly 1km of 31% !

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