List of highest paved roads in Europe

This is a list of the highest paved roads in Europe. It includes roads that are at least 1 kilometre (0.62 miles) long and whose culminating point is at least 2,000 metres (6,562 feet) above sea level. This height approximately corresponds to that of the highest settlements in Europe and to the tree line in several mountain ranges such as the Alps and the Pyrenees, where most of the highest roads are located.

The Pico del Veleta road

Some of the listed roads are closed to motorized vehicles, although they are normally all accessible to pedestrians and cyclists. These mountain roads are visited by drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists and hikers for their scenery and often feature in the routes of European bicycle races such as the Giro d'Italia, the Tour de Suisse, the Tour of Austria, the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España. Due to snow conditions, most of the high roads are closed between (late) autumn and late spring/early summer.


  • Some places have several names, usually because of locating in an area with multiple official languages or locating on a language border.
  • Near the highest point of the road there is often a sign that indicates the name and the elevation of the pass/hill/summit. The sign may, though, indicate a wrong elevation, being usually some old measurement. Also, popular navigation devices may present inaccurate elevations.

Below the list of highest roads is a list of the highest motorways (controlled-access highways) in Europe. It includes motorways whose culminating point is over 1,000 metres (3,281 feet) above sea level.

Highest paved roads edit

Highest elevation Name(s) Mountains Country Type From / between Remarks Highest point
3,300 m[1][self-published source?] Veleta Baetic System Spain dead end (used to cross over, unpaved) Granada Access road from Granada. 37°03′21″N 03°22′09″W / 37.05583°N 3.36917°W / 37.05583; -3.36917 (Veleta)
2,829 m[citation needed] Ötztaler Gletscherstraße
Alps Austria dead end Sölden Access road to Tiefenbachferner (2,803 m) and Rettenbachferner (2,795 m) glaciers.[citation needed] Tiefenbachferner:
46°55′28″N 10°56′40″E / 46.924401°N 10.944541°E / 46.924401; 10.944541 (Ötztaler Gletscherstraße)

46°56′37″N 10°55′33″E / 46.943573°N 10.925761°E / 46.943573; 10.925761 (Rettenbachferner)
2,802 m Cime de la Bonette Alps France loop road Jausiers and Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée, via Col de la Bonette Highest point in the Tour de France.[2] 44°19′18″N 6°48′25″E / 44.32167°N 6.80694°E / 44.32167; 6.80694 (Cime de la Bonette)
2,770 m[citation needed] Col de l'Iseran Alps France pass Val-d'Isère (Tarentaise) and Bonneval-sur-Arc (Maurienne) Highest paved pass in the Alps.[citation needed] 45°25′1″N 07°01′51″E / 45.41694°N 7.03083°E / 45.41694; 7.03083 (Col de l'Iseran)
2,758 m[3] Stilfserjoch / Passo dello Stelvio Alps Italy pass Prato allo Stelvio and Bormio The highest paved pass in the Eastern Alps. Often designated the Cima Coppi in the annual running of the Giro d'Italia.[citation needed][3] 46°31′43″N 10°27′10″E / 46.52861°N 10.45278°E / 46.52861; 10.45278 (Stilfserjoch / Passo dello Stelvio)
2,750 m[4] Kaunertaler Gletscherstraße Alps Austria dead end Prutz Access road from Prutz via Feichten to the Weißseeferner skiing area. Also the highest bus stop in Austria.[citation needed] 46°51′51″N 10°42′48″E / 46.86417°N 10.71333°E / 46.86417; 10.71333 (Kaunertaler Gletscherstraße)
2,744 m[citation needed] Col Agnel / Colle dell'Agnello Alps France
pass Queyras and Pontechianale The highest international paved pass in the Alps.[citation needed] 44°41′2″N 06°58′46″E / 44.68389°N 6.97944°E / 44.68389; 6.97944 (Col Agnel / Colle dell'Agnello)
2,715 m[citation needed] Col de la Bonette Alps France pass Jausiers and Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France.[5] 44°19′36″N 6°48′27″E / 44.326685°N 6.807468°E / 44.326685; 6.807468 (Col de la Bonette)
2,645 m[6] Col du Galibier Alps France pass Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne and Briançon / Le Bourg-d'Oisans 45°03′50.4″N 06°24′28.8″E / 45.064000°N 6.408000°E / 45.064000; 6.408000 (Col du Galibier)
2,641 m[citation needed] Colle del Nivolet Alps Italy pass, dead end Locana (Piedmont) Lago Serrù (2,275 m) is bypassed along the road. Film location in The Italian Job, including the final bus crash.[citation needed] 45°28′49″N 7°08′32″E / 45.48028°N 7.14222°E / 45.48028; 7.14222 (Colle del Nivolet)
2,621 m[citation needed] Passo di Gavia Alps Italy pass Bormio (Sondrio) and Ponte di Legno (Brescia) Often designated the Cima Coppi in the annual running of the Giro d'Italia.[citation needed] 46°20′37″N 10°29′17″E / 46.34361°N 10.48806°E / 46.34361; 10.48806 (Passo di Gavia)
2,571 m[citation needed] Edelweißspitze Alps Austria dead end Fusch (Salzburg) and Heiligenblut (Carinthia) 47°07′25″N 12°49′53″E / 47.12361°N 12.83139°E / 47.12361; 12.83139 (Edelweißspitze)
2,552 m[citation needed] Road to Vintcheto Rila Bulgaria pass, dead end Pastra village (Rila valley) Highest concrete-paved road in the Balkans.[citation needed] 42°10′53″N 23°15′23″E / 42.18139°N 23.25639°E / 42.18139; 23.25639 (Vintcheto)
2,504 m[citation needed] Großglockner Hochalpenstraße Alps Austria pass Fusch (Salzburg) and Heiligenblut (Carinthia) It has two passes: Hochtor (tunnel, 2,504 m) and Fuscher Törl (2,428 m).[citation needed] 47°04′52″N 12°50′33″E / 47.081167°N 12.842634°E / 47.081167; 12.842634 (Hochtor)
2,501 m[7] Umbrailpass / Giogo di Santa Maria / Pass Umbrail Alps Switzerland
pass Santa Maria Val Müstair and Bormio Highest paved road in Switzerland.[citation needed] 46°32′35″N 10°26′02″E / 46.54306°N 10.43389°E / 46.54306; 10.43389 (Umbrailpass)
2,481 m[citation needed] Colle Fauniera Alps Italy pass Ponte Marmora / Valgrana and Demonte Also known as Colle dei Morti ("Hill of the Dead").[citation needed] 44°23′09″N 7°07′19″E / 44.3857°N 7.12189°E / 44.3857; 7.12189 (Colle Fauniera)
2,478 m[8] Nufenenpass / Passo della Novena Alps Switzerland pass Ulrichen and Airolo Views of the Finsteraarhorn and the Gries Glacier. 46°28′41″N 08°23′35″E / 46.47806°N 8.39306°E / 46.47806; 8.39306 (Nufenenpass / Passo della Novena)
2,474 m[citation needed] Timmelsjoch / Passo del Rombo Alps Austria
pass Ötz, Tyrol and St. Leonhard in Passeier, South Tyrol Paved road projected before WW II but completed only in 1967.[9] 46°54′19″N 11°05′50″E / 46.90528°N 11.09722°E / 46.90528; 11.09722 (Timmelsjoch / Passo del Rombo)
2,469 m[10] Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard / Colle del Gran San Bernardo Alps Switzerland
pass Martigny, Valais and Aosta, Aosta Valley Third highest road pass in Switzerland.[citation needed] 45°52′08″N 7°10′14″E / 45.86889°N 7.17056°E / 45.86889; 7.17056 (Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard / Colle del Gran San Bernardo)
2,454 m[citation needed] Col de la Moutière Alps France pass Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage and Bayasse or Jausiers via the Col de Restefond 44°18′55″N 6°47′49″E / 44.315179°N 6.796816°E / 44.315179; 6.796816 (Col de la Moutière)
2,432 m[citation needed] Hochwurtenspeicher (Mölltaler Gletscherstraße) Alps Austria dead end Außerfragant 47°01′10″N 13°00′34″E / 47.019400°N 13.009338°E / 47.019400; 13.009338 (Hochwurtenspeicher)
2,429 m[11] Furkapass Alps Switzerland pass Gletsch, Valais and Realp, Canton of Uri Used as a location in the James Bond film Goldfinger. Site of the Rhone Glacier, source of river Rhone.[citation needed] 46°34′22″N 08°25′00″E / 46.57278°N 8.41667°E / 46.57278; 8.41667 (Furkapass)
2,420 m[citation needed] Großsee Alps Austria dead end Döllach 47°00′52″N 12°58′55″E / 47.014501°N 12.982048°E / 47.014501; 12.982048 (Großsee)
2,418 m[citation needed] Mirador de Roque de los Muchachos La Palma (Canary Islands) Spain dead end Santa Cruz de La Palma and Hoya Grande Not located in continental Europe but belongs to Spain.[citation needed] 28°45′15.99″N 17°53′6.56″W / 28.7544417°N 17.8851556°W / 28.7544417; -17.8851556 (Roque de los Muchachos)
2,416 m[citation needed] Colle Valcavera Alps Italy pass Demonte 44°22′54″N 7°06′04″E / 44.381664°N 7.101095°E / 44.381664; 7.101095 (Colle Valcavera)
2,413 m[citation needed] Col du Granon Alps France pass Saint-Chaffrey, La Salle-les-Alpes Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France, paved only on the west side.[citation needed] 44°57′46″N 06°36′40″E / 44.96278°N 6.61111°E / 44.96278; 6.61111 (Col du Granon)
2,408 m[citation needed] Port d'Envalira Pyrenees Andorra pass Soldeu and El Pas de la Casa Highest paved road pass in the Pyrenees.[citation needed] 42°32′24.2″N 1°43′10.58″E / 42.540056°N 1.7196056°E / 42.540056; 1.7196056 (Port d'Envalira)
2,394 m[citation needed] Oscheniksee Alps Austria dead end Innerfragant Side road from the Mölltaler Gletscherstraße to a reservoir lake.[citation needed] 46°58′53″N 13°05′06″E / 46.981293°N 13.084896°E / 46.981293; 13.084896 (Oscheniksee)
2,394 m[citation needed] Kalin Reservoir Rila Bulgaria dead end Pastra village (Rila valley) Concrete-paved road to the highest reservoir lake in the Balkans.[12][dead link][13] 42°10′21″N 23°15′3″E / 42.17250°N 23.25083°E / 42.17250; 23.25083 (Kalin Reservoir)
2,390 m[14] Oberaarsee Alps Switzerland dead end Grimselpass (canton of Bern) The highest point of the access road is c. 900 m before Oberaarsee, a reservoir lake at 2,303 m.[citation needed] 46°33′08″N 08°16′48″E / 46.55222°N 8.28000°E / 46.55222; 8.28000 (Oberaarsee)
2,388 m[15] Griessee Alps Switzerland dead end Nufenen Pass road Side road from Nufenenpass-road (from 2,304 m) to a reservoir lake.[citation needed] 46°27′44″N 08°22′22″E / 46.46222°N 8.37278°E / 46.46222; 8.37278 (Griessee)
2,384 m Flüelapass Alps Switzerland pass Davos and Susch, (Graubünden) 46°45′01″N 09°56′52″E / 46.75028°N 9.94778°E / 46.75028; 9.94778 (Flüelapass)
2,379 m[citation needed] Georgian Military Road, Jvari Pass Caucasus Mountains Georgia pass Vladikavkaz (Russia) and Tbilisi (Georgia) 42°30′15″N 44°27′14″E / 42.5042°N 44.4538°E / 42.5042; 44.4538 (Georgian Military Road, Jvari Pass)
2,370 m[citation needed] Colle Esischie Alps Italy pass Ponte Marmora and Pradleves Along the road to Colle della Fauniera.[citation needed] 44°23′51″N 7°07′20″E / 44.397368°N 7.122224°E / 44.397368; 7.122224 (Colle Esischie)
2,370 m[citation needed] Plan du Lac Alps France pass, dead end Termignon In the Vanoise National Park.[citation needed] 45°20′19″N 6°49′55″E / 45.338497°N 6.831833°E / 45.338497; 6.831833 (Plan du Lac)
2,369 m[citation needed] Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe Alps Austria dead end Fusch (Salzburg) and Heiligenblut (Carinthia) Side road of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road (listed above), from c. 1,860 m.[citation needed] 47°04′25″N 12°45′17″E / 47.073530°N 12.754661°E / 47.073530; 12.754661 (Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe)
2,363 m[citation needed] Tenerife roads
(Teide National Park)
Tenerife (Canary Islands) Spain pass Several places, for example: Los Cristianos, El Médano, Santa Cruz de Tenerife (via La Laguna), Puerto de la Cruz (via La Orotava), Los Gigantes Not located in the continental Europe but belongs to Spain. 28°15′34″N 16°36′30″W / 28.259388°N 16.608356°W / 28.259388; -16.608356 (Teide)
2,361 m[16] Col d'Izoard Alps France pass Briançon, and Guil, Queyras, Guillestre Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France[citation needed] 44°49′12″N 06°44′07″E / 44.82000°N 6.73528°E / 44.82000; 6.73528 (Col d'Izoard)
2,350 m[17] Lac de Moiry Alps Switzerland dead end Grimentz-Lac de Moiry-Lac de Châteaupré (canton of Valais) 46°06′24″N 07°34′44″E / 46.10667°N 7.57889°E / 46.10667; 7.57889 (Lac de Moiry)
2,350 m[citation needed] Col de la Lombarde / Colle della Lombarda Alps France
pass Isola, via Isola 2000 and Vinadio Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France[citation needed] 44°12′8″N 07°09′1″E / 44.20222°N 7.15028°E / 44.20222; 7.15028 (Col de la Lombarde / Colle della Lombarda)
2,350 m[18] Val Thorens Alps France dead end Moûtiers Ski resort. Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France[19] 45°17′57″N 6°35′07″E / 45.299051°N 6.585247°E / 45.299051; 6.585247 (Val Thorens)
2,347 m[citation needed] Col du Gondran Alps France pass, dead end Briançon 44°53′40″N 6°42′11″E / 44.894390°N 6.703194°E / 44.894390; 6.703194 (Col du Gondran)
2,340 m[citation needed] Azau Meadow Caucasus Mountains Russia dead end Russian A158, from E50 in Baksan via Tyrnyauz Road continues further up mount Elbrus unpaved.[citation needed] 43°15′59″N 42°28′51″E / 43.26639°N 42.48083°E / 43.26639; 42.48083 (Azau Meadow)
2,340 m[citation needed] Tre Cime di Lavaredo Alps Italy dead end Misurina Sometimes designated the Cima Coppi in the annual running of the Giro d'Italia.[citation needed] 46°37′07″N 12°18′20″E / 46.61861°N 12.30556°E / 46.61861; 12.30556 (Tre Cime di Lavaredo)
2,327 m[20] Berninapass / Passo del Bernina Alps Switzerland pass Celerina and Tirano 46°24.744′N 10°1.71′E / 46.412400°N 10.02850°E / 46.412400; 10.02850 (Berninapass / Passo del Bernina)
2,326 m[citation needed] Col de la Cayolle Alps France pass Barcelonnette and Saint-Martin-d'Entraunes The road on the southern side leads to the red-rock Gorges de Daluis at Daluis.[citation needed] 44°15′32″N 6°44′38″E / 44.25889°N 6.74389°E / 44.25889; 6.74389 (Col de la Cayolle)
2,317 m[citation needed] Idalp (Idalpe) Alps Austria dead end Ischgl 46°58′57″N 10°19′06″E / 46.982381°N 10.318209°E / 46.982381; 10.318209 (Idalp)
2,313 m[21] Forcola di Livigno Alps Switzerland
pass Tirano (via Val Poschiavo) and Livigno 46°26′33″N 10°03′25″E / 46.44250°N 10.05694°E / 46.44250; 10.05694 (Forcola di Livigno)
2,311 m[22] Albulapass
(Pass d'Alvra)
Alps Switzerland pass Tiefencastel, via Bergün and La Punt (Engadin) 46°35′N 09°53′E / 46.583°N 9.883°E / 46.583; 9.883 (Albulapass)
2,311 m[23] Lago del Narèt Alps Switzerland dead end Fusio, Ticino 46°28′47″N 8°34′31″E / 46.47972°N 8.57528°E / 46.47972; 8.57528 (Lago del Narèt)
2,310 m[24] Lago dei Cavagnöö Alps Switzerland dead end Lago di Robièi (Ticino) 46°27′19″N 8°30′30″E / 46.45528°N 8.50833°E / 46.45528; 8.50833 (Lago dei Cavagnöö)
2,304 m[citation needed] Col de la Loze Alps France pass Courchevel and Meribel Road built in 2019.[citation needed] 45°24′18″N 6°36′07″E / 45.40500°N 6.60194°E / 45.40500; 6.60194 (Col de la Loze)
2,303 m[citation needed] Tguma Parkplatz Alps Switzerland dead end Zillis, via Wergenstein 46°37′30″N 9°22′06″E / 46.624896°N 9.368345°E / 46.624896; 9.368345 (Tguma Parkplatz)
2,302 m[25] Port de Cabús Pyrenees Andorra
pass Erts and Llavorsí Port de Cabús:
42°32′47″N 1°25′11″E / 42.546474°N 1.419852°E / 42.546474; 1.419852 (Port de Cabús)

Coll de la Botella:
42°32′45″N 1°27′11″E / 42.545707°N 1.452945°E / 42.545707; 1.452945 (Coll de la Botella)
2,291 m Passo del Foscagno Alps Italy pass Livigno (via Passo d'Eira & Trepalle) and Bormio 46°29′42″N 10°12′32″E / 46.49500°N 10.20889°E / 46.49500; 10.20889 (Passo del Foscagno)
2,284 m Colle di Sampeyre Alps Italy pass Sampeyre and Stroppo / Elva Through the pass runs also a gravel high road, Strada dei Cannoni (or Varaita-Maira-Kammstraße, VMKS), an old military road: Its western end is c. 6 km away at Colle Bicocca (2,285 m). Eastwards it runs past Colle Rasticias (2,176 m, by 6.7 km), via Colle Birrone (1,698 m, by 14.5 km) and Colle della Ciabra (1,723 m, by 22 km) and then asphalted road to SP240 (crossing by 27 km). 44°33′4″N 7°7′8″E / 44.55111°N 7.11889°E / 44.55111; 7.11889 (Colle di Sampeyre)
2,284 m[26] Julierpass
(Pass da Güglia)
Alps Switzerland pass Silvaplana and Tiefencastel watershed / drainage divide between the basins of the Rivers Rhine and Danube 46°28.32′N 09°43.74′E / 46.47200°N 9.72900°E / 46.47200; 9.72900 (Julierpass)
2,280 m Parking du Saut Alps France dead end Lac du Chevril Side road from Col de l'Iseran -road, from c. 1,815 m. Asphalted road ends at a small parking area, below reservoir lake Ruisseau de la Sassière.
Gravel road continues 3.5 km to reservoir lake Lac de la Sassière, the dam is at 2,460 m (height 22 m, length 315 m).
45°29′10″N 6°58′03″E / 45.486201°N 6.967419°E / 45.486201; 6.967419 (Parking du Saut)
2,257 m Bola del Mundo / Alto de las Guarramillas Central System Spain dead end Puerto de Navacerrada Steep access road of 3.3 km from Puerto de Navacerrada (1,858 m) to Bola del Mundo mountain, also known as Alto de las Guarramillas. The road is paved with rough cement and is not open to regular road traffic. Soon after beginning there is a barrier. Some ramps reach steepness of 20 %.[27]
On the top there are antennas of the Spanish national TV (TVE).
40°47′06″N 3°58′48″W / 40.784952°N 3.980023°W / 40.784952; -3.980023 (Bola del Mundo)
2,257 m[28] Lago della Sella Alps Switzerland dead end Gotthard Pass Side road from the Gotthard Pass.
See also nearby Passo Scimfuss, listed below.
46°33′33″N 08°35′34″E / 46.55917°N 8.59278°E / 46.55917; 8.59278 (Lago della Sella)
2,252 m[29] Col du Sanetsch Alps Switzerland pass, dead end Pont-de-la-Morge (or Sion) (Valais)[30] On the north side of the pass the asphalted road descents to reservoir Lac de Sénin (alt. 2,034 m, dam height 42 m), ending soon after at 2,048 m. Only a gondola lift to the Gsteig direction. 46°19′53″N 7°17′10″E / 46.331490°N 7.286210°E / 46.331490; 7.286210 (Col du Sanetsch)
2,250 m Col d'Allos Alps France pass Barcelonnette and Colmars 44°17′50″N 6°35′37″E / 44.297229°N 6.593749°E / 44.297229; 6.593749 (Col d'Allos)
2,244 m Passo di Sella / Sella Joch Alps Italy pass Val Gherdëina, South Tyrol and Canazei, Fascia Valley Highest road pass in the Dolomites. 46°30′29″N 11°46′02″E / 46.508158°N 11.767338°E / 46.508158; 11.767338 (Passo di Sella / Sella Joch)
2,241 m[31] Passo Scimfuss Alps Switzerland dead end Gotthard Pass Side road from the Gotthard Pass.
See also nearby Lago della Sella, listed above.
46°32′35″N 08°35′28″E / 46.54306°N 8.59111°E / 46.54306; 8.59111 (Passo Scimfuss)
2,239 m Dosso dei Galli Alps Italy dead end Passo del Maniva (1,664 m) and Passo di Croce Domini (1,892 m) Side road from Sella dell'Auccia. Military road. Access restricted. 45°51′12″N 10°22′34″E / 45.853417°N 10.376190°E / 45.853417; 10.376190 (Dosso dei Galli)
2,239 m Passo Pordoi Alps Italy pass Canazei and Livinallongo del Col di Lana Often designated the Cima Coppi in the annual running of the Giro d'Italia 46°29′15″N 11°48′44″E / 46.487530°N 11.812258°E / 46.487530; 11.812258 (Passo Pordoi)
2,236 m Passo di Giau Alps Italy pass Cortina d'Ampezzo and Selva di Cadore / Livinallongo del Col di Lana 46°29.05′N 12°5.1′E / 46.48417°N 12.0850°E / 46.48417; 12.0850 (Passo di Giau)
2,231 m[32] Alpe Galm Alps Switzerland dead end Guttet - Oberu 46°21′23″N 07°40′52″E / 46.35639°N 7.68111°E / 46.35639; 7.68111 (Galm)
2,229 m Arcalís (Estación de Esquí de Arcalís) Pyrenees Andorra dead end Ordino Skiing area. Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France. 42°37′53″N 1°28′51″E / 42.631388°N 1.480941°E / 42.631388; 1.480941 (Arcalís)
2,225 m Estación de esquí de Err-Puigmal
(Jaça del Prat de Tossa)
Pyrenees France dead end Err or crossing N116/D89 Road from Err is narrow up to road D89, crossing at 1,790 m. Road D89 is used by most of the traffic.
A small parking area at 2,040 m and no motorized vehicles sign at 2,045 m. Asphalted road ends by a ski lift of Err-Puigmal skiing area. Gravel road continues c. 1 km, max height 2,239 m, only paths thereafter.
See also nearby Cim de Coma Morera, listed below.
42°23′08″N 2°05′13″E / 42.385512°N 2.087044°E / 42.385512; 2.087044 (Estación de esquí de Err-Puigmal)
2,223 m (tunnel)[33]

2,259 m (pass, dead end)
Sustenpass Alps Switzerland pass Innertkirchen, (Canton of Bern) and Wassen, Canton of Uri Views of the Steingletscher glacier.
Asphalted side road of 0.3 km to Sustenpasshöhe (alt. 2259 m) is a dead end for vehicles, with only a hiking/MTB route to the eastern side.
Length of the Sustenpass tunnel is 325 m.
46°43′44″N 8°26′57″E / 46.72875°N 8.44913°E / 46.72875; 8.44913 (Sustenpass)
2,223 m[34] Männlichen Alps Switzerland pass, dead end Grindelwald Grund Not for motorised vehicles (except for authorized). Only a gondola lift to the other side (Wengen). 46°36′48″N 7°56′28″E / 46.613461°N 7.941113°E / 46.613461; 7.941113 (Männlichen)
2,215 m Col de Portet Pyrenees France pass, dead end Saint-Lary-Soulan Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France. On the other side of the pass a gravel road (partly very steep) to Lac de l'Oule and below. 42°49′59″N 0°14′12″E / 42.83306°N 0.23667°E / 42.83306; 0.23667 (Col de Portet)
2,215 m[35] Täschalp Alps Switzerland dead end Visp, via Täsch 46°03′30″N 07°48′45″E / 46.05833°N 7.81250°E / 46.05833; 7.81250 (Täschalp)
2,211 m Penserjoch / Passo di Pennes Alps Italy pass Sterzing/Vipiteno and Bolzano 46°49′08″N 11°26′29″E / 46.818768°N 11.441487°E / 46.818768; 11.441487 (Penserjoch / Passo di Pennes)
2,210 m Passo d'Eira Alps Italy pass Livigno and Trepalle A modest elevation between Livigno and Trepalle. 46°32′18″N 10°09′59″E / 46.538316°N 10.166272°E / 46.538316; 10.166272 (Passo d'Eira)
2,208 m Col des Tentes Pyrenees France dead end Luz-Saint-Sauveur, via Gèdre From the parking area at the top, a narrow paved road continues 800 m to c. 2,180 m. After the pavement ends, the road quality drops and it soon becomes a path which is blocked with stones, before reaching the Spanish border at Port de Boucharo/Puerto de Bujaruelo at 2,270 m.
In the 20th century, there were plans to build a road to the pass also from the Spain.
42°42′49″N 0°3′4″E / 42.71361°N 0.05111°E / 42.71361; 0.05111 (Col des Tentes)
2,205 m Cim de Coma Morera Pyrenees France dead end Osséja There are two asphalted roads between crossings at 1,665 and 1,986 m, western option being 2.7 km longer and going via Coll de Pradelles (1,991 m).
Road ends at a fenced parking area. Fence protects hikers’ and ranchers’ cars from the cattle, walking freely in the area.
Height of Cim de Coma Morera, a flat grassy hill, is 2,208 m.
See also nearby Estación de esquí de Err-Puigmal, listed above.
42°21′22″N 2°01′24″E / 42.355974°N 2.023208°E / 42.355974; 2.023208 (Cim de Coma Morera)
2,205 m Lac du Vieux Émosson Alps Switzerland dead end Finhaut, via Lac d'Émosson Public access to Lac d'Émosson dam (1932 m), restricted access to Lac du Vieux Émosson dam. 46°03′47″N 06°53′56″E / 46.06306°N 6.89889°E / 46.06306; 6.89889 (Lac du Vieux Émosson)
2,204 m[36] Mattmarksee Alps Switzerland dead end Visp, via Stalden A reservoir lake. 46°03′01″N 07°57′50″E / 46.05028°N 7.96389°E / 46.05028; 7.96389 (Mattmarksee)
2,200 m Lac d'Aumar Pyrenees France pass, dead end Saint-Lary-Soulan Side road from the road to Lac de Cap-de-Long, listed below.
Road reaches maximum just before Lac d'Aumar (alt. 2,192 m). Road continues past it, 1.2 km to nearby Lac d'Aubert (alt. 2,148 m).
42°50′16″N 0°09′24″E / 42.837873°N 0.156618°E / 42.837873; 0.156618 (Lac d'Aumar)
2,192 m Passo di Valparola Alps Italy pass Badia and Cortina d'Ampezzo / Andráz, via Passo di Falzarego Nearby is Passo di Falzarego, listed below. On the northern side of the pass is Rifugio Passo Valparola (alt. 2,168 m). 46°31′59.88″N 11°58′59.88″E / 46.5333000°N 11.9833000°E / 46.5333000; 11.9833000 (Passo di Valparola)
2,190 m Embalse de Llauset
(La Presa de Llauset)
Pyrenees Spain dead end Senet Side road from road N-230. After Aneto the road quality is very poor. Last 1.4 km the road is in a dark tunnel. 42°34′22″N 0°42′46″E / 42.57279°N 0.712757°E / 42.57279; 0.712757 (Embalse de Llauset)
2,188 m Col du Petit-Saint-Bernard / Colle del Piccolo San Bernardo Alps France
pass Tarentaise, (Savoie) and Pré-Saint-Didier (Aosta Valley) 45°40′49″N 6°53′2″E / 45.68028°N 6.88389°E / 45.68028; 6.88389 (Col du Petit-Saint-Bernard / Colle del Piccolo San Bernardo)
2,181 m Col du Petit Mont Cenis Alps France dead end Lanslebourg Asphalted side road (7.7 km) starts below/south of the Col du Mont Cenis (listed below) and ends by restaurant Ferme des Coulours. Last c. 100 m to the grassy pass (2,184 m) is gravel. 45°12′39″N 6°51′56″E / 45.210734°N 6.865439°E / 45.210734; 6.865439 (Col du Petit Mont Cenis)
2,176 m Colle delle Finestre Alps Italy pass Susa Valley and Val Chisone Northern side (from Susa) of this road is gravel from c. 1,450 m, but it is a classic climb in Giro d'Italia. 45°04′18.49″N 7°03′12.48″E / 45.0718028°N 7.0534667°E / 45.0718028; 7.0534667 (Colle delle Finestre)
2,175 m Lac de Cap-de-Long Pyrenees France dead end Saint-Lary-Soulan Nearby is Lac d'Aumar, listed above. 42°49′10″N 0°08′29″E / 42.819485°N 0.141332°E / 42.819485; 0.141332 (Lac de Cap-de-Long)
2,174 m[37] Croix de Coeur Alps Switzerland pass Sembrancher, via Verbier and Riddes Both sides are nowadays paved. 46°07′18″N 07°13′57″E / 46.12167°N 7.23250°E / 46.12167; 7.23250 (Croix de Coeur)
2,168 m Tikmataji Pass[citation needed] Caucasus Mountains Georgia pass Tbilisi Tsalka and Ninotsminda Akhalkalaki Baku–Tbilisi–Kars railway also goes via this pass. 41°29′46″N 43°52′18″E / 41.49611°N 43.87167°E / 41.49611; 43.87167 (Tikmataji Pass)
2,164 m[38] Grimselpass Alps Switzerland pass Innertkirchen, Bern and Gletsch, Valais 46°33.72′N 8°20.34′E / 46.56200°N 8.33900°E / 46.56200; 8.33900 (Grimselpass)
2,162 m [39] Helkhütte Alps Switzerland dead end Grindelwald Listed formerly as Oberläger.
From Grindelwald: Spillstattstrasse, Geisstutzstrasse (steep), Bussalpstrasse. 130 m before Bussalp turn right (no sign). From Mittelläger to crossing at Oberläger (2,022 m) the road is steep (1.3 km/15 %). 1.0 km road (sign: Burg) to Helkhütte has even steeper sections and also 2 gravel sections (0.2 & 0.3 km).
Helkhütte is a cattle farm. Its name is carved to its eastern wall. Grassy unnamed pass by the road is at 2,157 m.
From the crossing at Oberläger, another steep road (130 m) to 2,044 m.
Bussalpstrasse is not for motorirized vehicles (except for authorized).
46°39′27″N 7°58′52″E / 46.65740°N 7.98104°E / 46.65740; 7.98104 (Helkhütte)
2,159 m Vallter 2000 (Estació d'esquí de Vallter 2000) Pyrenees Spain dead end Camprodon Ski resort. 42°25′38″N 2°15′55″E / 42.427091°N 2.265253°E / 42.427091; 2.265253 (Vallter 2000)
2,155 m Calar Alto Baetic System Spain pass road A92 (below Aulago) and Gérgal/Serón/Tíjola Calar Alto Observatory 37°13′21″N 2°32′52″W / 37.222365°N 2.547840°W / 37.222365; -2.547840 (Calar Alto)
2,150 m Les Arcs 2000 Alps France dead end Bourg-Saint-Maurice Tarentaise, (Savoie) 45°34′14″N 6°49′58″E / 45.570560°N 6.832641°E / 45.570560; 6.832641 (Les Arcs 2000)
2,148 m[40] Ofenpass / Pass dal Fuorn Alps Switzerland pass Zernez, Engadin and Val Müstair 46°38.472′N 10°17.598′E / 46.641200°N 10.293300°E / 46.641200; 10.293300 (Ofenpass / Pass dal Fuorn)
2,146 m[41] Alp da Stierva Alps Switzerland dead end Tiefencastel, via Stierva Some gravel sections above 2,000 m. Road ends at a cattle farm. 46°38′52″N 9°30′37″E / 46.647840°N 9.510383°E / 46.647840; 9.510383 (Alp da Stierva)
2,145 m Transalpina
(Pasul Urdele)
Carpathian Mountains Romania pass Novaci and Sebeș The Transalpina road (DN67C) is the highest paved road in Romania.[42]
Widening and asphalting works started in 2010, but are not yet finished. c. 2-3 km of roadbed-only - alternating with asphalted areas - and several viaducts with only one-lane accessibility and tens of unfinished ditches across the road for collecting water from the slopes, which require slowing down to 5-10 km/h. It also lacks safety elements - parapets, reflective aids, road marks, road signs.
c. 6 km north is another pass, Pasul Muntiu (c. 2,095 m). Between the passes, the road descends to c. 1,940 m.
45°20′42″N 23°39′25″E / 45.345°N 23.657°E / 45.345; 23.657 (Transalpina road, Urdele pass)
2,141 m Grande Dixence Dam Alps Switzerland dead end Sion, via Hérémence Tallest dam in Europe, 285 m (6th tallest dam overall), length 700 m. Lac des Dix (alt. 2,364 m), the reservoir lake, is the largest lake above 2,000 m in the Alps. 46°05′03″N 07°24′13″E / 46.08417°N 7.40361°E / 46.08417; 7.40361 (Grande Dixence Dam)
2,140 m Tignes Val Claret Alps France dead end Tarentaise (Savoie) Side road D87A from Col de l'Iseran -road, from c. 1,800 m. The road first runs along the Tignes Dam (altitude 1,790 m, height 160 m, length 295 m) by reservoir lake Lac du Chevril and continues then past Tignes (partly in a tunnel) and past Lac de Tignes to a roundabout at 2,100 m, which is below the village of Tignes Val Claret. 45°27′14″N 6°54′06″E / 45.453756°N 6.901585°E / 45.453756; 6.901585 (Tignes Val Claret)
2,136 m Collado de las Sabinas Baetic System Spain pass Güejar Sierra and kilometer point 33.4 of the Veleta Road 37°06′56″N 3°25′20″W / 37.115432°N 3.422194°W / 37.115432; -3.422194 (Collado de las Sabinas)
2,135 m Großer Speikkogel Alps Austria dead end Maildorf Access road to a radio/TV-transmitter and a radar station. There is a barrier at c. 1,630 m (4.3 km from the top). 46°47′13″N 14°58′16″E / 46.786929°N 14.971236°E / 46.786929; 14.971236 (Großer Speikkogel)
2,135 m Rifugio Forni
(Rifugio Ghiacciaio dei Forni)
Alps Italy dead end Santa Caterina di Valfurva Side road from Passo di Gavia -road (SP29), with some steep sections. Gravel from c. 2,135 m. Rifugio is at 2,176 m. 46°25′12″N 10°33′12″E / 46.420014°N 10.553222°E / 46.420014; 10.553222 (Rifugio Ghiacciaio dei Forni)
2,134 m[43] Berghaus Nagens Alps Switzerland dead end Laax 46°51′42″N 09°13′50″E / 46.86167°N 9.23056°E / 46.86167; 9.23056 (Berghaus Nagens)
2,133 m Passo Gardena / Grödner Joch Alps Italy pass Sëlva, Val Gardena and Corvara, South Tyrol 46°32′59″N 11°48′31″E / 46.549812°N 11.808529°E / 46.549812; 11.808529 (Passo Gardena)
2,133 m Parking de Laus
(Lac d'Allos parking)
Alps France dead end Colmars [44] Side road from the Col d'Allos road. The road ends at a parking area. From there it is c. 2 km hike to the beautiful Lac d'Allos (at 2,230 m). 44°14′44″N 6°41′53″E / 44.245437°N 6.698065°E / 44.245437; 6.698065 (Parking de Laus)
2,131 m Col Carette Alps Italy pass, dead end Monno (Brescia) The grassy geographical pass is at c. 2,095 m. The road reaches higher. On the other side of the pass the asphalted road continues 3.9 km (to near Chalet La Cort), dead end at c. 1,820 m. Along the way, at 1,936 m, a gravel road down to Vezza d'Oglio. 46°15′21″N 10°21′46″E / 46.255789°N 10.362767°E / 46.255789; 10.362767 (Col Carette)
2,130 m Campo Imperatore Apennines Italy dead end Assergi The road leads to the hotel where Italian army kept Benito Mussolini imprisoned (see also Gran Sasso raid). It is often a stage in the Giro d'Italia bike race.[45][46] Located near the Gran Sasso d'Italia mountain (2,912 m). 42°28′N 13°33′E / 42.467°N 13.550°E / 42.467; 13.550 (Campo Imperatore)
2,130 m[47] Roki Tunnel Caucasus Mountains Georgia/Russia pass Tskhinvali Region(Samachablo)/North Ossetia–Alania 42°36′03″N 44°06′54″E / 42.60083°N 44.11500°E / 42.60083; 44.11500 (Roki Tunnel)
2,130 m Via Monterotta Alps Italy pass, dead end Sestriere Side road of 3.8 km from Sestriere. The paved road ends soon after the pass. 44°57′18″N 6°50′39″E / 44.955061°N 6.844043°E / 44.955061; 6.844043 (Via Monterotta)
2,125 m[48] Juf (Avers valley) Alps Switzerland dead end Ausserferrera After reaching this small village, the paved road descents to 2,116 m.
Juf is the highest village with permanent residents in the Alps, although Trepalle village stretches up higher, to 2,210 m.
46°26′45″N 09°34′45″E / 46.44583°N 9.57917°E / 46.44583; 9.57917 (Juf)
2,115 m Col du Tourmalet Pyrenees France pass Sainte-Marie-de-Campan and Luz-Saint-Sauveur Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France. 42°54′29.50″N 0°8′42.40″E / 42.9081944°N 0.1451111°E / 42.9081944; 0.1451111 (Col du Tourmalet)
2,114 m[49] Splügenpass / Passo dello Spluga Alps Switzerland
pass Splügen (Graubünden) and Chiavenna (Lombardy) Described by Mary Shelley in 1844. Several tunnels on Italian side. 46°30.36′N 09°20.22′E / 46.50600°N 9.33700°E / 46.50600; 9.33700 (Splügenpass / Passo dello Spluga)
2,109 m[50] Arolla Alps Switzerland dead end Sion, via Les Haudères (canton of Valais Highest point above Arolla village (alt. 2,009 m).
Or, instead of turning right to Arolla village, pavement of Val d'Arolla -road ends at 2,027 m[51] (after a pumping station).
46°01′32″N 7°28′41″E / 46.025629°N 7.477918°E / 46.025629; 7.477918 (Arolla)
2,108 m[52] Lauchernalp Alps Switzerland dead end Wiler See also nearby Weritzstafel, listed below. Crossing to these villages is at 1,871 m. 46°24′55″N 7°46′08″E / 46.415186°N 7.768990°E / 46.415186; 7.768990 (Lauchernalp)
2,108 m Col de Vars Alps France pass Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye and Vars, Hautes-Alpes / Guillestre 44°32′20″N 6°42′10″E / 44.53889°N 6.70278°E / 44.53889; 6.70278 (Col de Vars)
2,106 m[53] Coll de Pal Pyrenees Spain pass, dead end Bagà Road BV-4024 from north of Bagà. At the top, the paved road continues 1.9 km to 2,025 m, where a gravel road continues towards La Molina and Masella ski resorts (crossing to those is another 1.9 km later at 1,950 m).
Note: Nearby is 5 km long Túnel del Cadí. The tunnel and its access roads are forbidden for pedestrians and cyclists.
42°18′14″N 1°55′20″E / 42.3039°N 1.9223°E / 42.3039; 1.9223 (Coll de Pal)
2,106 m[54] Gotthardpass / Passo del San Gottardo (main road) Alps Switzerland pass Airolo, Ticino and Göschenen, Canton of Uri 46°33′33″N 8°33′41″E / 46.559167°N 8.561389°E / 46.559167; 8.561389 (Gotthardpass / Passo del San Gottardo)
2,106 m[55] Gotthardpass / Passo del San Gottardo (via Tremola) Alps Switzerland pass Motto Bartola, Ticino and Brüggloch, Canton of Uri Historical road paved with granite stones. 46°33′33″N 8°33′41″E / 46.559167°N 8.561389°E / 46.559167; 8.561389 (Gotthardpass / Passo del San Gottardo)
2,105 m Passo di Falzarego Alps Italy pass Andráz and Cortina d'Ampezzo Nearby is Passo di Valparola, listed above. 46°31′8″N 12°0′34″E / 46.51889°N 12.00944°E / 46.51889; 12.00944 (Passo di Falzarego)
2,105 m Schöneben / Belpiano Alps Italy loop road Reschen (Reschensee) and San Valentino alla Muta Skiing area. Possible to drive also the ramp to the ski station (at c. 2,115 m). 46°48′16″N 10°29′21″E / 46.804578°N 10.489043°E / 46.804578; 10.489043 (Schöneben / Belpiano)
2,103 m Sella dell'Auccia Alps Italy pass Passo del Maniva and Passo di Croce Domini Paved from Passo del Maniva (1,664 m). Unpaved (at least partly) from Passo di Croce Domini (1,892 m). Not the highest point of the road but access to slightly higher points may be unpaved. 45°51′34″N 10°22′35″E / 45.85944°N 10.37639°E / 45.85944; 10.37639 (Sella dell'Auccia)
2,102 m Tauernmoossee Alps Austria pass, dead end Uttendorf, via Enzingerboden Access road to a reservoir lake. After reaching the highest point (2,102 m, unnamed pass), road becomes a gravel road and descents to Tauernmoossee (2,023 m). In Enzingerboden (1,470 m), at the beginning of the access road, there is a barrier. 47°10′09″N 12°38′49″E / 47.169045°N 12.647056°E / 47.169045; 12.647056 (Tauernmoossee)
2,100 m Cirque de Troumouse Pyrenees France dead end Luz-Saint-Sauveur, via Gèdre 42°43′41″N 0°05′44″E / 42.727977°N 0.095560°E / 42.727977; 0.095560 (Cirque de Troumouse)
2,100 m (ca.) Col des Champs Alps France pass Saint-Martin-d'Entraunes and Colmars The height of the geographical pass is c. 2,060 m. The road reaches c. 2,100 m, about 0.5 km south of the pass sign at 2,089 m. 44°10′16″N 6°42′02″E / 44.170980°N 6.700520°E / 44.170980; 6.700520 (Col des Champs)
2,100 m Col du Sabot Alps France pass, dead end Vaujany Side road from the Col de la Croix de Fer road. 45°11′25″N 6°06′32″E / 45.190366°N 6.108866°E / 45.190366; 6.108866 (Col du Sabot)
2,100 m (ca.) Hochsölden Alps Austria dead end Sölden Ski resort. The village is at 2,085 m. Asphalted road continues to Bergrestaurant Sonnblick at c. 2,100 m. 46°58′35″N 10°58′55″E / 46.976356°N 10.981920°E / 46.976356; 10.981920 (Hochsölden)
2,099 m[56] Weritzstafel Alps Switzerland dead end Wiler See also nearby Lauchernalp, listed above. Crossing to these villages is at 1,871 m. 46°25′18″N 7°47′33″E / 46.421606°N 7.792638°E / 46.421606; 7.792638 (Weritzstafel)
2,096 m[57] Thyon Alps Switzerland dead end Sion, via Hérémence 46°10′55″N 07°22′21″E / 46.18194°N 7.37250°E / 46.18194; 7.37250 (Thyon)
2,094 m Jaufenpass / Passo di Monte Giovo Alps Italy pass Sterzing/Vipiteno and Sankt Leonhard in Passerei/San Leonardo in Passiria 46°50′22″N 11°19′16″E / 46.839441°N 11.321062°E / 46.839441; 11.321062 (Jaufenpass / Passo di Monte Giovo)
2,093 m [58] Steilimigletscher Alps Switzerland dead end Hotel Steingletscher Listed formerly as Steingletscher. Side road of 2.8 km from the Sustenpass road, from Hotel Steingletscher (alt. 1,863 m). Toll road for motorirized vehicles (5 SFr). Road has 3 steeper sections and it ends at a parking area (sign: Steilimigletscher 2095 m). Only hiking paths to the surrounding glaciers. 46°42′48″N 8°24′59″E / 46.71323°N 8.41642°E / 46.71323; 8.41642 (Steilimigletscher)
2,093 m Plagne Aime 2000 Alps France dead end (loop road) Tarentaise, (Savoie) Ski resort. Road D221 continues 2 km from Plagne Centre (1,970 m) to Aime 2000. Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France.
Note: From the roundabout in Plagne Centre at 1,965 m, another paved road, D223, goes past Plagne Villages at c. 2,050 m and continues to 2,140 m (45°30′13″N 6°41′32″E / 45.503601°N 6.692349°E / 45.503601; 6.692349 (Rte du Boulevard, Plagne Villages)). Road D223 also has a side road of 0.6 km from c. 2,025 m to Plagne Soleil at 2,065 m.
See also nearby Belle-Plagne, listed below.
45°30′38″N 6°39′59″E / 45.510438°N 6.666343°E / 45.510438; 6.666343 (Plagne Aime 2000)
2,087 m La Saussaz Alps France dead end Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte 45°17′01″N 6°28′23″E / 45.283746°N 6.473076°E / 45.283746; 6.473076 (La Saussaz)
2,083 m Col du Mont Cenis Alps France pass Lanslebourg and Susa (Italy) Possibly used by Hannibal. Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France. Note that the pass is located c. 1 km north of Lac du Mont-Cenis, a big reservoir lake (dam altitude 1,979 m, height 95 m, length 1400 m). By the lake the road reaches higher, c. 2,090 m.
See also nearby Col du Petit Mont Cenis, listed above.
45°15′35″N 6°54′04″E / 45.259721°N 6.901024°E / 45.259721; 6.901024 (Col du Mont Cenis)
2,080 m Lac Rond & Lac Besson Alps France dead end Le Bourg-d'Oisans Two adjoined lakes above l'Alpe d'Huez. 45°06′58″N 6°05′14″E / 45.116037°N 6.087120°E / 45.116037; 6.087120 (Lac Rond)
2,076 m Champillon Alps Italy dead end Aosta, Aosta Valley Side road from Colle del Gran San Bernardo -road (SS27), via villages of Moulin and Doues. The asphalted road ends at a parking area. 45°50′36″N 7°17′16″E / 45.843470°N 7.287742°E / 45.843470; 7.287742 (Champillon)
2,076 m Colle del Preit Alps Italy pass Ponte Marmora Above this pass road turns into a gravel road (Maira-Stura-Kammstraße, MSKS), a high road of 14.7 km to Colle Valcavera, listed above. 44°24′16″N 7°02′30″E / 44.404391°N 7.041618°E / 44.404391; 7.041618 (Colle del Preit)
2,075 m Port de la Bonaigua / Pòrt dera Bonaigua Pyrenees Spain pass Vielha and Esterri d'Aneu According to the Catalan map (ICGC), the height of the road reaches 2,075.8 m while the geographical pass is at 2,072.3 m. 42°39′50″N 0°58′55″E / 42.66389°N 0.98194°E / 42.66389; 0.98194 (Port de la Bonaigua)
2,070 m Belle-Plagne Alps France dead end Tarentaise, (Savoie) Ski resort. Side road D224 from the road to La Plagne (D221). 3.9 km from a roundabout at c. 1,885 m. Or only 3.6 km, if choosing a shortcut through Plagne Bellecôte at 1,910 m.
See also nearby Plagne Aime 2000, listed above.
45°30′36″N 6°42′23″E / 45.509873°N 6.706458°E / 45.509873; 6.706458 (Belle-Plagne)
2,070 m Martelltal / Val Martello Alps Italy dead end Coldrano, Martell Pavement ends at a small parking area, highest point of the road is just before that. Gravel road continues to the closed and ruined Hotel Paradiso del Cevedale at 2,090 m. 46°29′11″N 10°41′03″E / 46.48639°N 10.68417°E / 46.48639; 10.68417 (Martelltal / Val Martello)
2,070 m R-285 Zelenchuksky District Caucasus Mountains Russia dead end (to BTA-6 telescope) Arkhyz (Russia) 43°38′46″N 41°26′28″E / 43.6462°N 41.4412195°E / 43.6462; 41.4412195 (R-285)
2,070 m Santuario Sant'Anna di Vinadio Alps Italy dead end Vinadio Side road from Colle della Lombarda -road SP255 (from 1,815 m). Just before the Santuario (at 2,015 m), a side road of 0.6 km to a small crucifix at 2,070 m. 44°13′37″N 7°06′23″E / 44.227081°N 7.106313°E / 44.227081; 7.106313 (Santuario Sant'Anna di Vinadio)
2,069 m[59] Mandelon Alps Switzerland dead end Sion, via Hérémence 46°07′52″N 07°24′41″E / 46.13111°N 7.41139°E / 46.13111; 7.41139 (Mandelon)
2,067 m Col de la Croix de Fer Alps France pass Le Bourg-d'Oisans and Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France 45°13′39″N 6°12′12″E / 45.2275°N 6.203333°E / 45.2275; 6.203333 (Col de la Croix de Fer)
2,067 m Parking Altumeira (Val Viola) Alps Italy dead end Arnoga Side road from Passo del Foscagno -road (SS301), from "Curva Arnoga" at c. 1,880 m. For motorized vehicles, this is a toll road (5 €). The asphalted road ends after 4.3 km at P4 (parking area 4, Parking Altumeira) and gravel road continues to Rifugio Viola at 2,314 m.
From nearby crossing, a poor gravel road leads to Passo di Val Viola and Swiss border at 2,470 m.
46°26′20″N 10°11′57″E / 46.438878°N 10.199305°E / 46.438878; 10.199305 (Parking Altumeira)
2,065 m[60] Passo del San Bernardino Alps Switzerland pass Thusis (Graubünden) and Bellinzona (Ticino) 46°29′46″N 9°10′15″E / 46.496111°N 9.170833°E / 46.496111; 9.170833 (Passo del San Bernardino)
2,064 m Alpe Campo Alps Switzerland dead end Sfazù Side road from Passo del Bernina -road (from 1,622 m). 46°24′05″N 10°07′07″E / 46.40139°N 10.11861°E / 46.40139; 10.11861 (Alpe Campo)
2,063 m Els Cortals d'Encamp Pyrenees Andorra dead end Encamp Road ends at a ski lift. 42°32′22″N 1°37′51″E / 42.539582°N 1.630912°E / 42.539582; 1.630912 (Els Cortals d'Encamp)
2,060 m[61] Hotel Salastrains Alps Switzerland dead end St. Moritz Paved road continues past Hotel Salastrains, to 2,060 m.
Old height 2,049 means the roundabout just before the hotel.
See also nearby Via Marguns etc. (Suvretta roads), listed below.
46°29′58″N 09°49′43″E / 46.49944°N 9.82861°E / 46.49944; 9.82861 (Hotel Salastrains)
2,058 m Belmeken Dam road Rila Bulgaria pass Road 8 via Sestrimo and Yundola Part of the 2010 WRC Rally Bulgaria. Altitude of the Belmeken Dam is about 1,930 m. 42°10′03″N 23°49′32″E / 42.167449°N 23.825491°E / 42.167449; 23.825491 (Belmeken Dam road)
2,058 m Col du Lautaret Alps France pass Le Bourg-d'Oisans and Briançon A famous climb on the Tour de France. From the pass the road leads also to Col du Galibier, listed above. 45°02′07″N 6°24′20″E / 45.035278°N 6.405556°E / 45.035278; 6.405556 (Col du Lautaret)
2,057 m Passo di Fedaia Alps Italy pass Canazei and Rocca Pietore a famous climb on the Giro d'Italia 46°27′12.60″N 11°53′20.40″E / 46.4535000°N 11.8890000°E / 46.4535000; 11.8890000 (Passo Fedaia)
2,055 m Mangartska cesta
(Mangart Road)
Alps Slovenia dead end (loop road) Log pod Mangrtom and Lago del Predil Side road from Passo di Predil road (from c. 1,090 m). Highest paved climb in Slovenia.
Mangartsko sedlo (Mangart Saddle) is the name of the nearby pass (2,072 m).
Mangart is the name of the nearby mountain (2,679 m).
46°26′39″N 13°38′26″E / 46.444051°N 13.640645°E / 46.444051; 13.640645 (Mangartsko cesta)
2,052 m Staller Sattel / Passo di Stalle Alps Austria
pass Sankt Jakob in Defereggen valley (Tyrol) and Rasen-Antholz valley (South Tyrol) 46°53′17″N 12°12′02″E / 46.888056°N 12.200556°E / 46.888056; 12.200556 (Staller Sattel/ Passo di Stalle)
2,050 m Parking de la Calme
(Mollera dels Clots)
Pyrenees France dead end Font-Romeu and Mont-Louis Side road from road D618, from Col du Calvaire (alt. 1,830 m). Parking area for skiers and hikers. 42°31′48″N 2°01′16″E / 42.530089°N 2.021194°E / 42.530089; 2.021194 (Parking de la Calme)
2,050 m Saint-Véran Alps France dead end (loop road) Château-Ville-Vieille Saint-Véran is the third highest village in the Alps. There are also some side streets in the village, one of which (street name?) reaches c. 2,065 m. 44°42′06″N 6°51′59″E / 44.701669°N 6.866267°E / 44.701669; 6.866267 (Saint-Véran)
2,050 m Site de parapente du Pic dels Moros Pyrenees France dead end Targassonne Steep access road to a paragliding site.
From the main road D618 (roundabout at 1,589 m) choose the side road D618B. After 0.7 km (at 1,638 m) turn right to Rue du Berdaguer. After 0.9 km (at 1,680 m) a steep right turn to the 3.27 km/11.3 % access road, with a barrier very soon.
The road has 5 steeper sections, some concrete-paved, length of each is 100–200 m. The steepest section is at least 20 %, after a short bridge at 1,865 m. The paved road ends at a small parking area. From there a sandy path of 0.23 km leads to the paragliding site at 2,060 m, with a beautiful scenery.
42°30′37″N 1°59′33″E / 42.510262°N 1.992485°E / 42.510262; 1.992485 (Site de parapente du Pic dels Moros)
2,048 m[62] Moosalp Alps Switzerland pass Sion (via Stalden) and Bürchen 46°15′05″N 07°49′47″E / 46.25139°N 7.82972°E / 46.25139; 7.82972 (Moosalp)
2,047 m Les Fonts Alps France dead end Cervières Side road from Col d'Izoard -road (from c. 1,635 m). c. 3 km gravel just above Cervières (alt. 1,650 m). 44°50′39″N 6°49′00″E / 44.844111°N 6.816528°E / 44.844111; 6.816528 (Les Fonts)
2,047 m Passo Manghen Alps Italy pass Borgo Valsugana and Molina di Fiemme 46°10′24″N 11°26′29″E / 46.173279°N 11.441342°E / 46.173279; 11.441342 (Passo Manghen)
2,046 m[63] Steinigboda Alps Switzerland dead end Nufenen Side road from Passo del San Bernardino -road (from Nufenen at 1,570 m). The road ends at a cattle farm. 46°33′17″N 09°14′31″E / 46.55472°N 9.24194°E / 46.55472; 9.24194 (Steinigboda)
2,044 m[64] Oberalppass
(Cuolm d'Ursera)
Alps Switzerland pass Disentis, Graubünden and Andermatt, Canton of Uri The Rhine springs from a source nearby (Tomasee) 46°39′32″N 8°40′16″E / 46.659°N 8.671°E / 46.659; 8.671 (Oberalppass)
2,043 m Parcheggio di Cheneil Alps Italy dead end Paquier Side road of 6.4 km from road SR46 (from 1,560 m). The asphalted road ends at a barrier above the parking area. Behind the barrier the road is concrete-paved for some hundred meters.
Close to the barrier there is an inclined elevator (Ascensore inclinato Barma-Cheneil) which leads to the village of Cheneil (alt. 2,105 m, "about 8 residents").
45°51′59″N 7°38′32″E / 45.866424°N 7.642165°E / 45.866424; 7.642165 (Parcheggio di Cheneil)
2,042 m Estación de esquí de Boí Taüll Pyrenees Spain dead end Barruera, via Boí and Taüll There are two barriers at 2,042 m. Behind the barrier the road descents to Boí Taüll ski resort at 2,035 m. Behind the other barrier the paved road ascents to 2,051 m. 42°28′45″N 0°52′02″E / 42.479264°N 0.867353°E / 42.479264; 0.867353 (Estación de esquí de Boí Taüll)
2,042 m Eisentalhöhe (Nockalmstraße)

Schiestelscharte (Nockalmstraße)
Alps Austria pass Innerkrems and Ebene Reichenau For motorized vehicles, Nockalmstraße is a toll road. Its highest point, Eisentalhöhe at 2,042 m, is actually not a pass, but a high road past a nearby hill (Eisenthalhöhe 2,180 m).
Schiestelscharte at 2,024 m, another high point, located 13 km south-east along the road, is a pass. It is also called Glockenhütte, which is the name of the restaurant/shop there.
46°56′08″N 13°45′33″E / 46.935687°N 13.759226°E / 46.935687; 13.759226 (Eisentalhöhe)

46°53′24″N 13°47′41″E / 46.89010°N 13.79459°E / 46.89010; 13.79459 (Schiestelscharte)
2,042 m Transfăgărășan
(Pasul Bâlea)
Carpathian Mountains Romania pass Cârțișoara, Sibiu (Transylvania) and Arefu, Argeș (Wallachia) Highest point is at the northern end of the 884 m long Bâlea Tunnel.
Also an asphalted side road of 0.5 km to Cabana Bâlea Lac, located by Bâlea Lac (alt. 2,034 m). Highest point of the side road is 2,045 m, by Cabana Paltinu. (Also a short private road to Refugiul Salvamont, a mountain rescue center at 2,050 m.)
The Transfăgărășan (road DN7C) was named the "Best Driving Road in the world" (Top Gear).
45°36′08″N 24°36′51″E / 45.602142°N 24.614221°E / 45.602142; 24.614221 (Transfăgărășan)
2,041 m Puerto de la Ragua Baetic System Spain pass Cherín and La Calahorra 37°06′47″N 3°01′47″W / 37.113166°N 3.029749°W / 37.113166; -3.029749 (Puerto de la Ragua)
2,040 m Parking des Millefonts Alps France dead end Valdeblore Side road from Col Saint-Martin -road M2565 (from c. 1,380 m). The paved road ends at a parking area.
Lacs des Millefonts are five small lakes at an altitude of 2,230–2,380 m, along a hiking trail.
44°05′54″N 7°11′10″E / 44.098221°N 7.186230°E / 44.098221; 7.186230 (Parking des Millefonts)
2,040 m Via Marguns

Via Clavadatsch

Via Puzzainas

Via Suvretta
Alps Switzerland dead end St. Moritz, via Suvretta Above Suvretta, there are 4 asphalted streets to at least 2,000 m (of these, only Via Suvretta is at least 1 km long):
  • Via Marguns, dead end at 2,040 m.[65]
  • Via Clavadatsch, dead end at 2,016 m.[66]
  • Via Puzzainas, asphalted to 2,015 m[67] and continues after a barrier as a gravel road to ski station Signal (2,130 m) and from there down to Hotel Salastrains, listed above.
  • Via Suvretta, asphalted to 2,004 m[68] and continues as a gravel road/path towards the mountains (Pass Suvretta at 2,617 m).
Via Marguns:
46°29′23″N 9°48′59″E / 46.489810°N 9.816390°E / 46.489810; 9.816390 (Via Marguns)

Via Clavadatsch:
46°29′29″N 9°49′12″E / 46.491250°N 9.819870°E / 46.491250; 9.819870 (Via Clavadatsch)

Via Puzzainas:
46°29′11″N 9°48′40″E / 46.486280°N 9.811080°E / 46.486280; 9.811080 (Via Puzzainas)

Via Suvretta:
46°29′07″N 9°48′23″E / 46.485300°N 9.806500°E / 46.485300; 9.806500 (Via Suvretta)
2,039 m [69] Lai da Curnera Alps Switzerland dead end Surpalits 4.5 km access road to the Lai da Curnera reservoir, from the Oberalppass road (from 1,830 m). Along the road, a barrier for motorirized vehicles. The highest point of the road is 0.9 km before the Lai da Curnera dam (alt. 1,958 m, height 153 m, length 350 m). 46°38′15″N 8°42′27″E / 46.63758°N 8.70751°E / 46.63758; 8.70751 (Lai da Curnera)
2,037 m[70] Bettmeralp

Hotel Riederfurka

Alps Switzerland dead end Mörel Bettmeralp, Riederalp and Fiescheralp are car-free resorts. Highest paved roads:
  • Bettmeralp (2,037 m) is a cattle farm, located above Bettmersee (2,009 m) and Bettmeralp village (1,970 m).
  • Riederalp (1,905 m) village is generally located lower, but there is a steep concrete-paved road to near Hotel Riederfurka, to 2,064 m.
  • Nearby car-free resort Fiescheralp has a paved street through the village. The length of the street is c. 0.8 km, max elevation 2,215 m. To get there, take a cable car from Fiesch or path from Bettmeralp or gravel road above Lax.
46°23′45″N 08°03′56″E / 46.39583°N 8.06556°E / 46.39583; 8.06556 (Bettmeralp)

Hotel Riederfurka:
46°22′40″N 8°01′05″E / 46.377740°N 8.017990°E / 46.377740; 8.017990 (Hotel Riederfurka)

46°24′47″N 8°06′11″E / 46.412930°N 8.102930°E / 46.412930; 8.102930 (Fiescheralp)
2,037 m La Rabassa Pyrenees Andorra dead end Sant Julià de Lòria At the top there is a big parking area, Naturlànd (eco park) and an animal park for kids. And ’Tobotronc’, the longest mountain coaster in the world (5.3 km).
Nordic skiing area in the winter.
42°26′08″N 1°31′17″E / 42.435580°N 1.521315°E / 42.435580; 1.521315 (La Rabassa)
2,036 m Bielerhöhe (Silvretta Hochalpenstraße) Alps Austria pass Montafon Vorarlberg) and Paznaun (Tyrol) For motorized vehicles, this is a toll road.
The original Bielerhöhe pass (2,021 m) has disappeared under the dam of the Silvretta Reservoir.
46°55′05″N 10°05′44″E / 46.918056°N 10.095556°E / 46.918056; 10.095556 (Bielerhöhe)
2,036 m Puerto de Escúllar
(Puerto Padilla)
Baetic System Spain pass Caniles and Abla There are two passes, 2,036 m and 1.2 km northwards 2,017 m (37°15′46″N 2°46′50″W / 37.26276°N 2.78069°W / 37.26276; -2.78069 (name? / ¿nombre?)). The latter is at the border of provinces of Almería and Granada. Between the passes, the road descends to c. 2,000 m. 37°15′12″N 2°46′29″W / 37.253328°N 2.774763°W / 37.253328; -2.774763 (Puerto de Escúllar)
2,035 m Sestriere (Colle Sestriere) Alps Italy pass Pinerolo and Cesana Torinese A starting and arrival point in the Giro d'Italia, sometimes also in the Tour de France. 44°57′25″N 6°52′47″E / 44.956836°N 6.879823°E / 44.956836; 6.879823 (Sestriere)
2,035 m Ventertal Alps Austria dead end Zwieselstein From Vent, at c. 1,900 m, a narrow side road Rofenstraße. It reaches maximum at c. 2,035 m and then descents to hotel Rofenhöfe at 2,014 m. 46°51′25″N 10°53′39″E / 46.857048°N 10.894255°E / 46.857048; 10.894255 (Ventertal)
2,033 m Kurzras / Maso Corto
(Schnalstal / Val Senales)
Alps Italy dead end Naturns / Naturno End of LS/SP3. Ski resort and hiking area. 46°45′30″N 10°46′50″E / 46.758300°N 10.780618°E / 46.758300; 10.780618 (Kurzras / Maso Corto)
2,033 m [71] Pro da Peadra Alps Switzerland dead end Zillis, via Mathon Asphalted road ends at Mursenas (alt. 1,931 m). 0.2 km before that (from 1,921 m), a concrete-paved road of 1.4 km to pasture land. 46°38′55″N 9°23′50″E / 46.64864°N 9.39710°E / 46.64864; 9.39710 (Pro da Peadra)
2,032 m Passo Valles Alps Italy pass Paneveggio and Falcade 46°20′19″N 11°48′03″E / 46.338604°N 11.800845°E / 46.338604; 11.800845 (Passo Valles)
2,027 m l'Ecot (Hameau de l'Ecot) Alps France dead end Bonneval-sur-Arc Side road from Col de l'Iseran -road, from c. 1,800 m. 45°22′51″N 7°05′22″E / 45.380828°N 7.089425°E / 45.380828; 7.089425 (l'Ecot)
2,027 m [72] Schreckfeld Alps Switzerland dead end Grindelwald Not for motorirized vehicles (except for authorized). From Grindelwald, road towards Grosse Scheidegg pass. At 1,160 m turn left to Regenmattenstrasse (1.3 km), at 1,290 m turn right to Alpweg (steep, 4.4 km/14.7 %), at 1,935 m turn left (1.1 km). More popular access via Grosse Scheidegg (1,962 m) but after that there are 4 gravel sections. From the highest asphalted point a gravel road 1.5 km to First ski station at 2,165 m. 46°39′43″N 8°03′44″E / 46.66200°N 8.06223°E / 46.66200; 8.06223 (Schreckfeld)
2,025 m Parking de Laval (Vallée de la Clarée) Alps France dead end Névache 45°03′34″N 6°31′32″E / 45.059362°N 6.525588°E / 45.059362; 6.525588 (Parking de Laval)
2,025 m Puig de la Tossa Pyrenees France dead end La Llagonne Side road of 4.4 km from road D4C (from 1,795 m), via Coll de Brilles at 1,965 m. Last 150 m the road is gravel, to old army barracks at 2,034 m.
The road goas past an army shooting area, thus there are restrictions for entering the area. There is a timetable sign at the beginning of the road.
42°31′50″N 2°09′05″E / 42.530497°N 2.151362°E / 42.530497; 2.151362 (Puig de la Tossa)
2,023 m Kreuztal / Valcroce Alps Italy dead end Brixen / Bressanone Side road from Würzjoch / Passo delle Erbe -road SP29 (from 1,688 m).
Gravel road (Dolomiten Panoramaweg) continues to Plosehütte at c. 2,450 m and near Telegraph Plose at 2,486 m.
46°41′00″N 11°42′43″E / 46.683249°N 11.711859°E / 46.683249; 11.711859 (Kreuztal / Valcroce)
2,020 m [73] Lai da Vons Alps Switzerland dead end Sufers Along the road, 1 tunnel (90 m) and 2 gravel sections (0.4 & 0.1 km). Asphalted road ends above lake Lai da Vons (alt. 1,991 m). Gravel road continues 0.65 km to an unnamed(?) pass at 2,073 m, descending then towards Andeer. 46°35′15″N 9°22′58″E / 46.58758°N 9.38270°E / 46.58758; 9.38270 (Lai da Vons)
2,020 m Zillertaler Höhenstraße[74]
Alps Austria pass Hippach and either Zellberg, Aschau in Zillertal, Ried in Zillertal or Kaltenbach depending on the variant you choose For motorized vehicles, this is a toll road. The highest point of the road is 250 m from restaurant/Alpengasthof Melchboden. Also, name Arbiskopf seems to be used, but actually it is the name of a nearby grassy hill (2,133 m). 47°13′14″N 11°49′30″E / 47.220667°N 11.824915°E / 47.220667; 11.824915 (Zillertaler Höhenstraße, Melchboden)
2,017 m Kühtaisattel Alps Austria pass Ötz and Gries im Sellrain Ski resort. 47°12′58″N 11°01′49″E / 47.2161°N 11.0303°E / 47.2161; 11.0303 (Kühtaisattel)
2,016 m Circuit de l'Authion Alps France dead end (loop road) Col de Turini Side road D68 from Col de Turini (1,604 m). The road becomes a one-way loop road (9 km) at Baisse de Tueis (1,889 m). The highest point of the loop road is near the Redoute des Trois Communes, 0.7 km from an unnamed(?) pass at 1,986 m. The lowest point is at c. 1,780 m.
The area has some war history, see Battle of Authion.
43°59′53″N 7°25′40″E / 43.998070°N 7.427783°E / 43.998070; 7.427783 (Circuit de l'Authion)
2,014 m Lac des Bouillouses Pyrenees France dead end La Llagonne and Mont-Louis Side road D60 from road D118, to a reservoir lake. By 2 km of the road, there is a toll station for motorized vehicles and a parking area for those who rather want to use a shuttle bus. By 7.7 km the road becomes narrower. Asphalted road ends just before the lake, by Auberge du Carlit. Parking areas are lower, at c. 2,005 m. Dam is at 2,017 m (length 380 m), water level is at 2,016 m. 42°33′36″N 2°00′14″E / 42.560037°N 2.003775°E / 42.560037; 2.003775 (Lac des Bouillouses)
2,012 m Parking les Claux (Vallon du Cristillan) Alps France dead end Maison du Roi, via Ceillac Asphalted road ends at a small parking area. 44°39′33″N 6°50′37″E / 44.659291°N 6.843485°E / 44.659291; 6.843485 (Parking les Claux)
2,012 m Pian del Re Alps Italy dead end Paesana Source of river Po is there. 44°42′03″N 7°05′47″E / 44.700868°N 7.096274°E / 44.700868; 7.096274 (Pian del Re)
2,012 m Plan-d'Amont Alps France dead end Aussois Access road to two reservoir lakes, Plan-d'Aval and Plan-d'Amont. Road becomes gravel at 2,012 m, already by the first lake (Plan-d'Aval). Plan-d'Aval dam is at 1,948 m (side road downwards), Plan d'Amont dam is at 2,078 m (height 47 m, length 345 m). Gravel road continues to c. 2,200 m. 45°14′59″N 6°43′35″E / 45.249680°N 6.726475°E / 45.249680; 6.726475 (Plan-d'Amont)
2,011 m[75] Mittler Hütte Alps Switzerland dead end Chur, via Arosa 46°47′11″N 09°39′45″E / 46.78639°N 9.66250°E / 46.78639; 9.66250 (Mittler Hütte)
2,008 m Courchevel Altiport Alps France dead end Moûtiers Small airport, infamous for its short and steep (18%) runway. 45°23′46″N 6°38′03″E / 45.395992°N 6.634244°E / 45.395992; 6.634244 (Courchevel Altiport)
2,006 m Breuil-Cervinia Alps Italy dead end Châtillon Italian name is Cervinia, French name is Breuil, commercial name is Breuil-Cervinia.
In the area, there are several asphalted streets above 2,000 m, of which the highest reach:
  • Strada per Cielo Alto c. 2,170 m
  • Via Giomein c. 2,140 m
  • Segnavia 13EE c. 2,120 m. This road has a barrier at the beginning, and continues as a gravel road to Rifugio Duca degli Abruzzi all'Oriondé at 2,802 m.

From the village and from Via Giomein diverts a gravel maintenance road, past several ski lifts, to Rifugio Teodulo at 3,317 m and past it to Bontadini-Lift at 3,332 m (45°56′42″N 7°42′31″E / 45.944901°N 7.708604°E / 45.944901; 7.708604 (Bontadini-Lift)). This is the highest road in the Alps but because of the maximum steepness of c. 30 % a suitable vehicle is needed.

45°56′54″N 07°37′52″E / 45.94833°N 7.63111°E / 45.94833; 7.63111 (Breuil-Cervinia)
2,006 m[76] Simplonpass / Passo del Sempione Alps Switzerland pass Brig, Switzerland and Domodossola, Piedmont Road E62, the highest point of the European route network in Europe.
From near the pass, a paved narrow side road (Bergalpenstrasse + Eistenstrasse) of 1.5 km to Hopsche (2,038 m), with a group of houses (46°15′03″N 8°01′15″E / 46.250852°N 8.020779°E / 46.250852; 8.020779 (Hopsche)).
46°15′06″N 8°02′00″E / 46.251667°N 8.033333°E / 46.251667; 8.033333 (Simplonpass)
2,004 m[77] Dürrboden (Dischmatal) Alps Switzerland dead end Davos 46°43′17″N 09°55′19″E / 46.72139°N 9.92194°E / 46.72139; 9.92194 (Dürrboden)
2,004 m Zischgalm Alps Italy pass Tesero and Obereggen Official name?
Zischgalm is the name of the restaurant/bar/pension near the highest asphalted point.
The height of the geographical pass is 1,996 m, named Reiterjoch / Passo Pampeago. From there, the road gradually ascends to Zischgalm (c. 800 m from the pass).
Last part of the road was asphalted in 2012 (from Pampeago village to Zischgalm), for Giro d'Italia.
46°20′58″N 11°32′53″E / 46.349506°N 11.548081°E / 46.349506; 11.548081 (Zischgalm)
2,004 m[78] Alpe di Cava Alps Switzerland dead end Malvaglia Along the road, downhill from 1,330 m to 1,215 m. After that, c. 2.5 km gravel to 1,460 m. Road ends at a cattle farm, a gate at 2,004 m. 46°21′35″N 09°02′01″E / 46.35972°N 9.03361°E / 46.35972; 9.03361 (Alpe di Cava)
2,003 m[79] Pian Geirett (Val Camadra) Alps Switzerland dead end Campo Blenio Side road from Passo del Lucomagno -road (from c. 950 m). 46°36′16″N 08°56′04″E / 46.60444°N 8.93444°E / 46.60444; 8.93444 (Pian Geirett)
2,001 m Col de Pailhères Pyrenees France pass Mijanès and Ax-les-Thermes Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France.
About the name: PORT de Pailhères is a grassy pass at c. 1,970 m (with no road to the valley on the eastern side). Paved road turns there to northeast (if coming from west), towards the nearby COL de Pailhères.
42°44′01″N 1°59′34″E / 42.733647°N 1.992681°E / 42.733647; 1.992681 (Col de Pailhères)
2,001 m[80] Fideriser Heuberge
(Berghaus Arflina)
Alps Switzerland dead end Fideris 46°51′59″N 09°43′32″E / 46.86639°N 9.72556°E / 46.86639; 9.72556 (Berghaus Arflina)

Highest controlled-access highways edit

Elevation Name Mountains Country Type Between Remarks Highest point
1,631 m[81] A13 San Bernardino Tunnel Alps Switzerland tunnel ChurBellinzona only one lane in each direction, both lanes in one tube 46°27′53″N 09°11′08″E / 46.46472°N 9.18556°E / 46.46472; 9.18556 (San Bernardino Tunnel)
1,440 m A-1 Puerto de Somosierra Central System Spain pass MadridBurgos
1,395 m Mont Blanc Tunnel Alps France
tunnel ChamonixCourmayeur only one lane in each direction, both lanes in one tube 45°51′14″N 6°54′50″E / 45.854°N 6.914°E / 45.854; 6.914 (Mont Blanc Tunnel)
1,370 m Brenner motorway Alps Austria
pass InnsbruckBolzano 47°00′12″N 11°30′27″E / 47.00333°N 11.50750°E / 47.00333; 11.50750 (Brenner)
1,340 m A10 Tauern Tunnel Alps Austria tunnel SalzburgVillach 47°10′55″N 13°26′19″E / 47.18194°N 13.43861°E / 47.18194; 13.43861 (Tauern)
1,340 m A-52 es:Puerto de Padornelo Galician Massif Spain pass VerínBenavente
1,320 m S16 Arlberg Tunnel Alps Austria tunnel BregenzInnsbruck only one lane in each direction, both lanes in one tube 47°07′22″N 10°15′23″E / 47.12278°N 10.25639°E / 47.12278; 10.25639 (Arlberg)
c. 1,300 m AP-6 es:Túnel de carretera de Guadarrama Central System Spain tunnel Collado VillalbaVillacastín
1,297 m Frejus Tunnel Alps France
tunnel ModaneBardonecchia only one lane in each direction, both lanes in one tube
1,282 m A-23 es:Puerto de Monrepós Pyrenees Spain Pass es:Arguís and es:Escusaguas
c. 1,250 m AP-61 Central System Spain SegoviaSan Rafael
1,229 m[82] AP-66 Negrón Tunnel Cantabrian Mountains Spain tunnel CampomanesLeón
1,222 m A-6 Puerto de Manzanal Galician Massif Spain pass AstorgaPonferrada
c. 1,200 m AP-51 Central System Spain ÁvilaVillacastín
1,175 m A2 Gotthard Tunnel Alps Switzerland tunnel AltdorfAirolo only one lane in each direction, both lanes in one tube 46°31′40″N 08°36′01″E / 46.52778°N 8.60028°E / 46.52778; 8.60028 (Gotthard Tunnel)
1,150 m E7 es:Túnel de Somport Pyrenees Spain
tunnel Canfrancfr:Urdos only one lane in each direction, both lanes in one tube
1,121 m A75 Col des Issartets Massif Central France pass Saint-FlourMassiac Highest motorway pass in France
1,113 m A24 Roma-Teramo Valico di Monte San Rocco Apennines Italy pass RomaAlba Adriatica
1,070 m A24 near Vila Pouca de Aguiar Serra do Marão Portugal Vila Pouca de AguiarVila Real, Portugal Highest motorway in Portugal
1,060 m A2 Kalcherkogeltunnel (near Pack Saddle) Alps Austria tunnel KlagenfurtGraz
1,050 m J20 Vue des Alpes Tunnel Jura Mountains Switzerland tunnel NeuchâtelLa Chaux-de-Fonds only one lane in each direction, both lanes in one tube 47°05′03″N 06°51′55″E / 47.08417°N 6.86528°E / 47.08417; 6.86528 (Vue des Alpes Tunnel)
1,016 m A2 Salerno-Reggio Calabria Teramo Valico Campotenese Apennines Italy pass SalernoReggio Calabria

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