List of highest paved roads in Europe

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For the highest road in each European country, see List of highest paved roads in Europe by country.
The Pico del Veleta road

This is a list of the highest paved roads in Europe. It includes roads whose culminating point is over 2,000 metres 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.

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 above sea level.


Highest paved roads[edit]

Highest elevation Name Mountains Country Type Between Remarks Highest point
Circa 3300 m[1] Veleta Sierra Nevada  Spain dead end Access road from Granada.[2] Free access until Hoya de la Mora at 2526m.[3] From Hoya de la Mora onwards, the road gets much narrower and access to motor vehicles (not sure if for other vehicles too) is restricted to those previously authorized. Asphalt ends at circa 3300m but the road continues unpaved until reaching circa 3380 m 37°03′21″N 03°22′09″W / 37.05583°N 3.36917°W / 37.05583; -3.36917 (Sierra Nevada)
2845 m IRAM Sierra Nevada  Spain dead end Private road.[4] Side road from Veleta road. 37°03′57″N 03°23′35″W / 37.06583°N 3.39306°W / 37.06583; -3.39306 (Sierra Nevada)
2830 m Ötztal Glacier Road Ötztal Alps  Austria dead end access road from Sölden to Rettenbachferner and Tiefenbachferner glaciers,
highest point at southern end of the tunnel[5][6]
46°55′29″N 10°56′40″E / 46.92472°N 10.94444°E / 46.92472; 10.94444 (Ötztal Glacier Road)
2802 m Cime de la Bonette French Alps  France pass Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France 44°19′18″N 6°48′25″E / 44.32167°N 6.80694°E / 44.32167; 6.80694 (Cime de la Bonette)
2770 m Col de l'Iseran Graian Alps  France pass Val-d'Isère, Tarentaise & Bonneval-sur-Arc, Maurienne the highest paved mountain pass in the Alps, Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France 45°25′1″N 07°01′51″E / 45.41694°N 7.03083°E / 45.41694; 7.03083 (Col de l'Iseran)
2757 m Stilfserjoch
Stelvio Pass
Ortler Alps
Eastern Alps
 Italy pass Stilfs & Bormio the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps. Often designated the Cima Coppi in the annual running of the Giro d'Italia 46°31′43″N 10°27′10″E / 46.52861°N 10.45278°E / 46.52861; 10.45278 (Stelvio Pass)
2750 m Kaunertal Glacier Road Tyrol (state)  Austria dead end access road from Feichten to the Weißseeferner and a ski area,
the highest bus stop in Austria
47°02′00″N 10°45′00″E / 47.03333°N 10.75000°E / 47.03333; 10.75000 (Kaunertal)
2744 m Col Agnel
Colle dell'Agnello
Cottian Alps  France
 Italy
pass Queyras & Pontechianale highest international paved pass of the Alps. Often designated the Cima Coppi in the annual running of the Giro d'Italia. Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France 44°41′2″N 06°58′46″E / 44.68389°N 6.97944°E / 44.68389; 6.97944 (Col Agnel)
2645 m Col du Galibier Dauphiné Alps  France pass Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne & Briançon Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France 45°03′50.4″N 06°24′28.8″E / 45.064000°N 6.408000°E / 45.064000; 6.408000 (Col du Galibier)
2641 m Col du Nivolet
Colle del Nivolet
Graian Alps  Italy dead end Ceresole Reale (Piedmont) film location in The Italian Job, including the final bus crash. 45°28′49″N 7°08′32″E / 45.48028°N 7.14222°E / 45.48028; 7.14222 (Col du Nivolet)
2621 m Gavia Pass Italian Alps  Italy pass Bormio (Sondrio) & Ponte di Legno (Brescia) Often designated the Cima Coppi in the annual running of the Giro d'Italia 46°20′37″N 10°29′17″E / 46.34361°N 10.48806°E / 46.34361; 10.48806 (Gavia Pass)
2571 m Edelweissspitze Hohe Tauern  Austria dead end Fusch (Salzburg) & Heiligenblut (Carinthia (state)) Sideroad of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road 47°07′25″N 12°49′53″E / 47.12361°N 12.83139°E / 47.12361; 12.83139 (Edelweissspitze)
2504 m Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Hochtor Pass
Hohe Tauern  Austria pass Fusch (Salzburg) & Heiligenblut (Carinthia (state)) Fuscher Törl memorial is at 2,428 m, designed by architect Clemens Holzmeister to commemorate workers who died during the building of the road. 47°05′00″N 12°50′34″E / 47.08333°N 12.84278°E / 47.08333; 12.84278 (Grossglockner High Alpine Road - Hochtor Pass)
2501 m Umbrail Pass
Giogo di Santa Maria
Ortler Alps
Eastern Alps
  Switzerland
 Italy
pass Santa Maria Val Müstair & Stelvio Pass & Bormio 46°32′35″N 10°26′02″E / 46.54306°N 10.43389°E / 46.54306; 10.43389 (Umbrail Pass)
2481 m Colle Fauniera Cottian Alps  Italy pass Castelmagno / Marmora, Piedmont & Demonte (also known as Colle dei Morti, "Hill of the Dead") 44°23′09″N 7°07′19″E / 44.3857°N 7.12189°E / 44.3857; 7.12189 (Colle Fauniera)
2478 m Nufenen Pass Lepontine Alps   Switzerland pass Pizzo Gallina, Ulrichen, Valais & Nufenestock, Bedretto, Ticino, Brig, Airolo spectacular 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 (Nufenen Pass)
2474 m Timmelsjoch
Passo del Rombo
Ötztal Alps  Austria
 Italy
pass Ötztal (Tyrol (state)) & Passeier valley (South Tyrol) 46°54′19″N 11°5′48″E / 46.90528°N 11.09667°E / 46.90528; 11.09667 (Timmelsjoch)
2469 m Great St Bernard Pass Valais Alps   Switzerland
 Italy
pass Martigny, Valais & Aosta, Italy the third highest road pass in Switzerland. 45°52′08″N 7°10′14″E / 45.86889°N 7.17056°E / 45.86889; 7.17056 (Great St Bernard Pass)
2454 m Col de la Moutière Alps  France pass Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage & Uvernet-Fours or Jausiers via the Col de Restefond The west side is not a paved road
2432 m Mölltaler Gletscherstrasse/Hochwurtenspeicher Alps  Austria dead end Ausserfragant [7]
2429 m Furka Pass Uri Alps<brLepontine Alps   Switzerland pass Gletsch, Valais & Realp, Canton of Uri used as a location in the James Bond film Goldfinger. Site of the Rhone Glacier, source of river Rhone. In-glacier prepared Ice Cave accessible from the road at 2300 m 46°34′22″N 08°25′00″E / 46.57278°N 8.41667°E / 46.57278; 8.41667 (Furka Pass)
2420 m Mölltaler Gletscherstrasse/Hochwurtenspeicher Alps  Austria dead end Döllach [8]
2413 m Col du Granon Alps  France pass Saint-Chaffrey, La Salle-les-Alpes Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France 44°57′46″N 06°36′40″E / 44.96278°N 6.61111°E / 44.96278; 6.61111 (Col du Granon)
2408 m Envalira Pass Pyrenees  Andorra pass Soldeu & El Pas de la Casa (Andorra) and L'Hospitalet-près-l'Andorre (France) Highest road pass in the Pyrenees. The pass is bypassed by the Envalira Tunnel. It is heavily trafficked by duty free day trippers from France. 42°32′24.2″N 1°43′10.58″E / 42.540056°N 1.7196056°E / 42.540056; 1.7196056 (Envalira Pass)
2390 m Oberaarsee Bernese Alps   Switzerland dead end Grimsel Pass-Oberaarsee (canton of Bern) Highest point north of Oberaarsee 46°33′08″N 08°16′48″E / 46.55222°N 8.28000°E / 46.55222; 8.28000 (Oberaarsee)
2389 m Lac de Moiry Valais 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 (Moiry)
2387 m Griessee Alps   Switzerland dead end Nufenen Pass road-Griessee 46°27′44″N 08°22′22″E / 46.46222°N 8.37278°E / 46.46222; 8.37278 (Griessee)
2383 m Flüela Pass Albula Alps   Switzerland pass Davos & Susch, (Graubünden) 46°45′01″N 09°56′52″E / 46.75028°N 9.94778°E / 46.75028; 9.94778 (Flüela Pass)
2379 m Georgian Military Road, Jvari Pass Caucasus Mountains  Georgia pass Vladikavkaz (Russia) & 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)
2370 m Le Plan du Lac Alps  France dead end Termignon In the Vanoise National Park
2370 m Colle dell'Esischie Cottian Alps  Italy pass Ponte Marmora and Pradleves
2361 m Col d'Izoard Cottian Alps  France pass Briançon, & Guil, Queyras, Guillestre Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France 44°49′12″N 06°44′07″E / 44.82000°N 6.73528°E / 44.82000; 6.73528 (Col d'Izoard)
2350 m Col de la Lombarde Maritime Alps  France
 Italy
pass Isola 2000 & Vinadio Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France 44°12′8″N 07°09′1″E / 44.20222°N 7.15028°E / 44.20222; 7.15028 (Col de la Lombarde)
2350 m Val Thorens French Alps  France dead end Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, (Tarentaise Valley Savoie), near Chambéry Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France
2347 m Fort du Gondran Alps  France pass Briançon & Montgenèvre The north side of this pass is not a paved road
2340 m Tre Cime di Lavaredo Sexten Dolomites  Italy dead end near Cortina d'Ampezzo, Lake Misurina Sometimes designated the Cima Coppi in the annual running of the Giro d'Italia, 46°37′07″N 12°18′20″E / 46.61861°N 12.30556°E / 46.61861; 12.30556 (Tre Cime di Lavaredo)
2340 m Tguma Alps   Switzerland dead end Wergenstein-Tguma Parkplatz 46°37′26″N 09°21′51″E / 46.62389°N 9.36417°E / 46.62389; 9.36417 (Tguma)
2328 m Bernina Pass Bernina Range
Alps
  Switzerland pass St. Moritz, Engadin & Tirano, Valtellina 46°24.744′N 10°1.71′E / 46.412400°N 10.02850°E / 46.412400; 10.02850 (Bernina Pass)
2326 m Col de la Cayolle Maritime Alps
Alps
 France pass Barcelonnette, (Ubaye Valley) & Saint-Martin-d'Entraunes The road leads to the red-rock Gorges de Daluis at Daluis 44°15′32″N 6°44′38″E / 44.25889°N 6.74389°E / 44.25889; 6.74389 (Col de la Cayolle)
2315 m Livigno Pass Livigno Alps   Switzerland
 Italy
pass Bernina Diavolezza / Val Poschiavo, Graubünden & Livigno, Sondrio 46°26′33″N 10°03′25″E / 46.44250°N 10.05694°E / 46.44250; 10.05694 (Livigno Pass)
2314 m Albula Pass Albula Range   Switzerland pass Thusis, Bergün & La Punt & Inn Valley, (Engadin). 46°35′N 09°53′E / 46.583°N 9.883°E / 46.583; 9.883 (Albula Pass)
2311 m Lago del Narèt Lepontine Alps   Switzerland dead end Fusio & Lago del Narèt, Ticino 46°28′47″N 8°34′31″E / 46.47972°N 8.57528°E / 46.47972; 8.57528 (Lago del Narèt)
2310 m Lago dei Cavagnöö Lepontine Alps   Switzerland dead end Robièi & Lago dei Cavagnöö, Ticino Only accessible by aerial tramway from San Carlo (lowest point of the road: 1856 m) 46°27′19″N 8°30′30″E / 46.45528°N 8.50833°E / 46.45528; 8.50833 (Lago dei Cavagnöö)
2302 m Port de Cabús Pyrenees  Andorra
 Spain
pass Erts & Llavorsí 2302m[9] Tarmac road surface on the Andorra side, but not paved on the Spanish side. 42°32′47″N 1°25′11″E / 42.54639°N 1.41972°E / 42.54639; 1.41972 (Port de Cabús)
2291 m Foscagno Pass Livigno Range  Italy pass Livigno & Bormio 46°29′42″N 10°12′32″E / 46.49500°N 10.20889°E / 46.49500; 10.20889 (Foscagno Pass)
2284 m Julier Pass Albula Range   Switzerland pass Engadin valley & Graubünden 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 (Julier Pass)
2284 m Colle di Sampeyre Cottian Alps  Italy pass Stroppo & Sampeyre 44°33′4″N 7°7′8″E / 44.55111°N 7.11889°E / 44.55111; 7.11889 (Colle di Sampeyre)
2280 m Saut Dam Alps  France dead end Tignes Road to Sassière Lake 45°29′N 06°58′E / 45.483°N 6.967°E / 45.483; 6.967 (Barrage du Saut)
2264 m Susten Pass Urner Alps   Switzerland pass Innertkirchen, (Canton of Bern) & Wassen, Canton of Uri views of the Stein Glacier 46°43.8′N 08°26.94′E / 46.7300°N 8.44900°E / 46.7300; 8.44900 (Susten Pass)
2257 m Bola del Mundo Sierra de Guadarrama  Spain dead end Sideroad of the Puerto de Navacerrada. Paved with rough cement and not open to regular road traffic.[10][11] 40°47′N 03°58′W / 40.783°N 3.967°W / 40.783; -3.967 (Bola del Mundo)
2257 m Lago della Sella Alps   Switzerland dead end Gotthard Pass-Lago della Sella 46°33′33″N 08°35′34″E / 46.55917°N 8.59278°E / 46.55917; 8.59278 (Lago della Sella)
2252 m Sanetsch Pass Bernese Alps   Switzerland dead end Savièse-Lac de Sanetsch (Valais)[12] Road ends at the Lac de Sanetsch on the north side of the pass
2250 m Col d'Allos Alps  France pass Barcelonnette, (Ubaye Valley) & Colmars, Col des Champs
2244 m Sella Pass Trentino
South Tyrol
 Italy pass Val Gherdëina, South Tyrol & Canazei, Fascia Valley
2242 m Passo Scimfuss Alps   Switzerland dead end Gotthard Pass-Passo Scimfuss 46°32′35″N 08°35′28″E / 46.54306°N 8.59111°E / 46.54306; 8.59111 (Passo Scimfuss)
2240 m Andorra Arcalis Pyrenees  Andorra dead end Vallnord Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France
2239 m Pordoi Pass Dolomites  Italy pass Canazei & Livinallongo del Col di Lana the highest road pass in the Dolomites. Often designated the Cima Coppi in the annual running of the Giro d'Italia
2236 m Giau Pass Dolomites  Italy pass Cortina d'Ampezzo & 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 (Giau Pass)
2231 m Alpe Galm Alps   Switzerland dead end Guttet-Oberu-Galm 46°21′23″N 07°40′52″E / 46.35639°N 7.68111°E / 46.35639; 7.68111 (Galm)
2225 m Err-Puigmal Jaça del Prat de Tossa Pyrenees  France dead end Err
2220 m Männlichen Bernese Oberland   Switzerland pass Grindelwald Good surface to top of cable car at 2220 metres
2211 m Penserjoch Trentino Alto Adige  Italy pass
2208 m Col des Tentes Pyrenees  France dead end access road from Gavarnie A narrow paved road continues to Port de Boucharo at roughly 2270 but access to it is blocked with stones 42°42′49″N 0°3′4″E / 42.71361°N 0.05111°E / 42.71361; 0.05111
2206 m Emosson Alps   Switzerland dead end Finhaut-Lac d'Emosson-Lac du Vieux Emosson Public access to Emosson dam (1965m), restricted access to Vieux Emosson dam 46°03′47″N 06°53′56″E / 46.06306°N 6.89889°E / 46.06306; 6.89889 (Vieux Emosson)
2205 m Cim de Coma Morera Pyrenees  France dead end Ossèja
2205 m Täschalp Alps   Switzerland dead end Täsch-Täschalp 46°03′30″N 07°48′45″E / 46.05833°N 7.81250°E / 46.05833; 7.81250 (Täschalp)
2203 m Mattmarksee Valais Alps   Switzerland dead end Saas-Almagell-Mattmarksee 46°03′01″N 07°57′50″E / 46.05028°N 7.96389°E / 46.05028; 7.96389 (Mattmarksee)
2200 m Lac d'Aumar Pyrenees  France dead end Aragnouet
2192 m Valparola Pass Dolomites  Italy pass Corvara, South Tyrol / Badia, South Tyrol & Falzarego Pass & Cortina d'Ampezzo (Belluno) 46°31′59.88″N 11°58′59.88″E / 46.5333000°N 11.9833000°E / 46.5333000; 11.9833000 (Valparola Pass)
Circa 2190 m Presa de Llauset Pyrenees  Spain dead end Access road from Senet
2239 m Dosso dei Galli Alps  Italy pass Side road from Sella dell'Auccia. Military road. Access restricted.
2188 m Little St Bernard Pass Valais Alps
Mont Blanc Massif
 France
 Italy
pass Tarentaise, (Savoie) & Aosta Valley 45°40′49″N 6°53′2″E / 45.68028°N 6.88389°E / 45.68028; 6.88389 (Little St Bernard Pass)
2183 m Col du Petit Mont Cenis Alps  France dead end Lanslebourg This road starts on the right of Col du Mont Cenis
2178 m Colle delle Finestre Cottian Alps  Italy pass Susa Valley & Val Chisone A section of this road may not be 'paved' with asphalt, although it is used by both motorists and cyclists in the 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)
2176 m Rifugio Ghiacciaio dei Forni Alps  Italy dead end Bormio-Rifugio Ghiacciaio dei Forni 46°25′13″N 10°31′19″E / 46.42028°N 10.52194°E / 46.42028; 10.52194 (Rifugio Ghiacciaio dei Forni)
2175 m Lac de Cap-de-Long Pyrenees  France dead end Aragnouet
2173 m Croix de Coeur Alps   Switzerland dead end Verbier 6.5 km stretch above Verbier only became fully paved recently. It is a road pass but La Tzoumaz side is gravel 46°07′18″N 07°13′57″E / 46.12167°N 7.23250°E / 46.12167; 7.23250 (Croix de Coeur)
2165 m Grimsel Pass Alps   Switzerland pass Innertkirchen, Bern & Gletsch, Valais 46°33.72′N 8°20.34′E / 46.56200°N 8.33900°E / 46.56200; 8.33900 (Grimsel Pass (2165m))
2155 m Calar Alto Sierra de los Filabres  Spain pass Gérgal & Tíjola
2150 m Les Arcs 2000 Alps  France dead end Bourg-Saint-Maurice Tarentaise, (Savoie)
2149 m Fuorn Pass Alps   Switzerland pass Zernez, Engadin & Val Müstair 46°38.472′N 10°17.598′E / 46.641200°N 10.293300°E / 46.641200; 10.293300 (Fuorn Pass (2149m))
2145 m Transalpina
Urdele pass
Carpathian Mountains  Romania pass Novaci, Romania & Sebes Highest paved road in Romania[13]
Widening and asphalting works started in 2010, but were not yet finished (cca. 2–3 km of roadbed-only - alternating with asphalted areas -, several viaducts with only one-lane accessible and tens of unfinished ditches across the road for collection of slopes' water, which require slowing down to 5–10 km/h. It also lacks safety elements - parapets, reflective aids, road marks, road signs).
45°20′42″N 23°39′25″E / 45.345°N 23.657°E / 45.345; 23.657 (Transalpina Pass, Urdele pass)
2144 m Vallter 2000 Pyrenees  Spain dead end Setcases 42°25′37″N 2°15′54″E / 42.42694°N 2.26500°E / 42.42694; 2.26500 (Vallter 2000)
2141 m Grande Dixence Dam Valais Alps   Switzerland dead end Hérémence-Le Chargeur 46°05′03″N 07°24′13″E / 46.08417°N 7.40361°E / 46.08417; 7.40361 (Le Chargeur)
2136 m Collado de las Sabinas Sierra Nevada  Spain pass Güejar Sierra and kilometer point 33.4 of the Veleta Road
2134 m Nagens Alps   Switzerland dead end Laax-Nagens 46°51′42″N 09°13′50″E / 46.86167°N 9.23056°E / 46.86167; 9.23056 (Nagens)
2133 m Gardena Pass Dolomites  Italy pass Sëlva, Val Gardena & Corvara, South Tyrol, Val Badia
2133 m Lac d'Allos Alps  France dead end Colmars [14] 44°14′44″N 6°41′53″E / 44.245437°N 6.698065°E / 44.245437; 6.698065 (Lac d'Allos)
2130 m Campo Imperatore Apennines  Italy Dead End Gran Sasso & Campo Imperatore Leads to hotel used by Italian army to imprison Benito Mussolini. It is often a stage in the "Giro d'Italia" bike race[15][16][17] 42°28′N 13°33′E / 42.467°N 13.550°E / 42.467; 13.550 (Gran Sasso)
2130 m[18] 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)
2130 m Tignes Val Claret Alps  France dead end Tarentaise (Savoie)
2124 m Avers valley Alps   Switzerland dead end Ausserferrera-Juf 46°26′45″N 09°34′45″E / 46.44583°N 9.57917°E / 46.44583; 9.57917 (Juf)
2117 m Splügen Pass Lepontine Alps
Rhaetian Alps
 Italy
  Switzerland
pass Montespluga, Lombardy & Splügen, Graubünden described by Mary Shelley 46°30.36′N 09°20.22′E / 46.50600°N 9.33700°E / 46.50600; 9.33700 (Splügen Pass)
2115 m Col du Tourmalet Pyrenees  France pass Sainte-Marie-de-Campan & 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)
2108 m Col de Vars Cottian Alps  France pass Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye & 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)
2107 m Arolla Valais Alps   Switzerland dead end Les Haudères-Arolla (canton of Valais Highest point above Arolla 46°01′33″N 07°28′39″E / 46.02583°N 7.47750°E / 46.02583; 7.47750 (Arolla)
2106 m Gotthard Pass (main road) Lepontine Alps   Switzerland pass Airolo, Ticino & Göschenen, Canton of Uri 46°33′33″N 8°33′41″E / 46.559167°N 08.561389°E / 46.559167; 08.561389 (Gotthard Pass (2106m))
2106 m Gotthard Pass (Tremola) Lepontine Alps   Switzerland pass Motto Bartola, Ticino & Brüggloch, Canton of Uri Historical road paved with granite stones 46°33′33″N 8°33′41″E / 46.559167°N 08.561389°E / 46.559167; 08.561389 (Gotthard Pass (2106m))
2105 m Falzarego Pass Dolomites  Italy pass Andráz & Cortina d'Ampezzo 46°31′8″N 12°0′34″E / 46.51889°N 12.00944°E / 46.51889; 12.00944 (Falzarego Pass (2105m))
2103 m Sella dell'Auccia Alps  Italy pass Giogo del Maniva and Passo di Croce Domini Paved from Giogo del Maniva. Unpaved (maybe just partly unpaved?) from Passo di Croce Domini. Sella dell'Auccia isn't the highest point of the road but I don't know for sure if access to higher points is paved at least from one of the sides
2102 m Lauchernalp Alps   Switzerland dead end Wiler (Lötschen)-Lauchernalp 46°24′54″N 07°46′15″E / 46.41500°N 7.77083°E / 46.41500; 7.77083 (Lauchernalp)
2100 m La Plagne Alps  France dead end Tarentaise, (Savoie) Ski area. Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France
2100 m Col du Sabot Alps  France dead end Vaujany
2100 m Cirque de Troumouse Pyrenees  France dead end Gèdre
2099 m Weritzalp Alps   Switzerland dead end Wiler (Lötschen)-Weritzalp 46°25′18″N 07°47′33″E / 46.42167°N 7.79250°E / 46.42167; 7.79250 (Weritzalp)
2095 m Thyon Alps   Switzerland dead end Hérémence-Thyon 46°10′55″N 07°22′21″E / 46.18194°N 7.37250°E / 46.18194; 7.37250 (Thyon)
2094 m Jaufenpass Dolomites  Italy pass Meran & Sterzing 46°50′24″N 11°18′27″E / 46.84°N 11.3075°E / 46.84; 11.3075 (Jaufenpass (2094m))
2090 m Stein Glacier Alps   Switzerland dead end Hotel Steingletscher-Parkplatz Starting point on the Susten Pass road (1,865 m), end at the foot of the western Stein Glacier tongue 46°42′48″N 08°24′58″E / 46.71333°N 8.41611°E / 46.71333; 8.41611 (Steingletscher)
2089 m Col des Champs Alps  France pass Saint-Martin-d'Entraunes & Colmars
2083 m Els Cortals d'Encamp Pyrenees  Andorra dead end access road from Encamp
2081 m Mont Cenis Cottian Alps
Graian Alps
 France pass Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis & Moncenisio, Susa, (Italy) possibly used by Hannibal. Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France 45°15′37″N 6°54′03″E / 45.260278°N 6.900833°E / 45.260278; 6.900833 (Mont Cenis)
2080 m Lac Besson Alps  France dead end Le Bourg-d'Oisans After l'Alpe d'Huez
2080 m Martelltal Alps  Italy dead end Martell-Hotel Paradiso del Cevedale 46°29′11″N 10°41′03″E / 46.48639°N 10.68417°E / 46.48639; 10.68417 (Hotel Paradiso del Cevedale)
2072 m Port de la Bonaigua Pyrenees  Spain pass Vielha and Esterri d'Aneu 42°39′50″N 0°58′55″E / 42.66389°N 0.98194°E / 42.66389; 0.98194 (Port de la Bonaigua)
2071 m Bielerhöhe Pass Alps  Austria pass Montafon Vorarlberg) & Paznaun (Tyrol (state)) 46°55′05″N 10°05′44″E / 46.918056°N 10.095556°E / 46.918056; 10.095556 (Bielerhöhe Pass (2071m))
2070 m[19] Coll de Pal  Spain dead end Access road from Bagà
2068 m Mandelon Alps   Switzerland dead end Hérémence-Mandelon 46°07′52″N 07°24′41″E / 46.13111°N 7.41139°E / 46.13111; 7.41139 (Mandelon)
2067 m Col de la Croix de Fer Dauphiné Alps  France pass Le Bourg-d'Oisans & 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 (2067m))
2065 m San Bernardino Pass Pennine Alps   Switzerland pass Thusis (Graubünden) & Bellinzona (Ticino) 46°29′46″N 9°10′15″E / 46.496111°N 9.170833°E / 46.496111; 9.170833 (San Bernardino Pass)
2064 m Alpe Campo Alps   Switzerland dead end Sfazù-Alpe Campo 46°24′05″N 10°07′07″E / 46.40139°N 10.11861°E / 46.40139; 10.11861 (Alpe Campo)
2058 m Belmeken Dam Road Rila Mountain  Bulgaria pass Sestrimo village & Belmeken Dam a part of the 2010 WRC Rally Bulgaria
2058 m Col du Lautaret Dauphiné Alps  France pass Le Bourg-d'Oisans & Briançon a famous climb on the Tour de France 45°02′07″N 6°24′20″E / 45.035278°N 6.405556°E / 45.035278; 6.405556 (Col du Lautaret (2058m))
2057 m Passo Fedaia Dolomites  Italy pass Canazei & Rocca Pietore & Marmolada 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)
2055 m Mangart road Julian Alps  Slovenia dead end Log pod Mangrtom highest paved climb in Slovenia
2052 m Staller Sattel Alps  Austria
 Italy
pass Sankt Jakob in Defereggen valley, (Tyrol (state)) & 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 (2052m))
2050 m Saint-Véran Alps  France dead end Château-Ville-Vieille & Saint-Véran
2050 m Plateau de la Calme Pyrenees  France dead end Odeillo
2049 m Nockalmstrasse, Eisentalhöhe Alps  Austria pass Innerkrems & Ebene Reichenau
2049 m Steinigboda Alps   Switzerland dead end Nufenen-Steinigboda 46°33′17″N 09°14′31″E / 46.55472°N 9.24194°E / 46.55472; 9.24194 (Steinigboda)
2048 m Moosalp Alps   Switzerland pass Bürchen-Törbel 46°15′05″N 07°49′47″E / 46.25139°N 7.82972°E / 46.25139; 7.82972 (Moosalp)
2048 m Salastrains Alps   Switzerland dead end St. Moritz-Salastrains 46°29′58″N 09°49′43″E / 46.49944°N 9.82861°E / 46.49944; 9.82861 (Salastrains)
2047 m Manghen Pass Dolomites Alps  Italy pass Borgo Valsugana and Molina di Fiemme
2046 m Oberalp Pass Swiss Alps   Switzerland pass Disentis, Graubünden & 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 (Oberalp Pass)
2041 m Puerto de la Ragua Sierra Nevada  Spain pass Cherín & La Calahorra
2040 m Parking des Millefonts Alps  France dead end Valdeblore
2040 m Puig de la Tossa Pyrenees  France dead end Mont-Louis
2040 m Marguns Alps   Switzerland dead end St. Moritz-Suvretta-Marguns 46°29′23″N 09°48′59″E / 46.48972°N 9.81639°E / 46.48972; 9.81639 (Marguns)
2039 m Curnera Alps   Switzerland dead end Surpalits-Lai da Curnera Highest point west of Lai da Curnera dam 46°38′16″N 08°42′25″E / 46.63778°N 8.70694°E / 46.63778; 8.70694 (Curnera)
2037 m Riederalp-Bettmeralp road Alps   Switzerland dead end Riederalp-Bettmeralp Restricted access (both Riederalp and Bettmeralp are car-free resorts accessible only by aerial tramway), culminating point above Bettmersee 46°23′45″N 08°03′56″E / 46.39583°N 8.06556°E / 46.39583; 8.06556 (Bettmeralp)
2037 m La Rabassa Pyrenees  Andorra dead end
2036 m Puerto de Escúllar Sierra de Baza  Spain pass Caniles & Abla
2035 m Colle Sestriere Cottian Alps  Italy pass Sestriere. Pinerolo & Cesana Torinese A starting and arrival point in the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia.
2034 m Transfăgărășan Carpathian Mountains  Romania pass Cârțișoara, Sibiu (Transylvania) & Arefu, Argeș (Wallachia)
2032 m Passo Valles Dolomites Alps  Italy pass Paneveggio and Falcade
2031 m Boí Taüll Resort Pyrenees  Spain dead end Boí and Taüll
2030 m Courchevel Airport Alps  France dead end Courchevel
2030 m Refuge de Laval Alps  France dead end Névache
2027 m l'Ecot Alps  France dead end Bonneval-sur-Arc
2022 m Bussalp Alps   Switzerland dead end Grindelwald-Oberläger 46°39′24″N 07°59′22″E / 46.65667°N 7.98944°E / 46.65667; 7.98944 (Bussalp)
Circa 2020 m Zillertaler Höhenstrasse[20] Alps  Austria pass Hippach and either Zellberg, Aschau in Zillertal, Ried in Zillertal or Kaltenbach depending on the variant you choose I quoted the name of the road because I'm not sure of the name of the pass
2017 m Kühtai Saddle Alps  Austria pass Oetz & Gries im Sellrain 47°12′58″N 11°01′49″E / 47.2161°N 11.0303°E / 47.2161; 11.0303 (Kühtai Saddle)
2016 m Lac des Bouillouses Pyrenees  France dead end La Llagonne
2012 m Pian Geirett Alps   Switzerland dead end Campo Blenio-Pian Geirett 46°36′16″N 08°56′04″E / 46.60444°N 8.93444°E / 46.60444; 8.93444 (Pian Geirett)
2012 m Plan-d'Amont Dam Alps  France dead end Aussois
2010 m Mittler Hütte Alps   Switzerland dead end Arosa-Mittler Hütte 46°47′11″N 09°39′45″E / 46.78639°N 9.66250°E / 46.78639; 9.66250 (Mittler Hütte)
2009 m Route de la Vallée du Cristillan Alps  France dead end Ceillac
2007 m Dischma Alps   Switzerland dead end Davos-Dürrboden 46°43′17″N 09°55′19″E / 46.72139°N 9.92194°E / 46.72139; 9.92194 (Dischma)
2006 m Valtournenche Alps  Italy dead end Châtillon-Breuil-Cervinia Several streets in Breuil-Cervinia 45°56′54″N 07°37′52″E / 45.94833°N 7.63111°E / 45.94833; 7.63111 (Breuil-Cervinia)
2005 m Simplon Pass Pennine Alps
Lepontine Alps
  Switzerland
 Italy
pass Brig, Switzerland & Domodossola, Piedmont Road E62, the highest point of the European route network in Europe. 46°15′06″N 8°02′00″E / 46.251667°N 8.033333°E / 46.251667; 8.033333 (Simplon Pass (2005m))
2005 m Alpe di Cava Alps   Switzerland dead end Malvaglia-Alpe di Cava 46°21′35″N 09°02′01″E / 46.35972°N 9.03361°E / 46.35972; 9.03361 (Alpe di Cava)
2001 m Port de Pailhères Pyrenees  France pass Mijanès & Ax-les-Thermes Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France
2000 m Fideriser Heuberge Alps   Switzerland dead end Fideris-Berghaus Arflina 46°51′59″N 09°43′32″E / 46.86639°N 9.72556°E / 46.86639; 9.72556 (Berghaus Arflina)


Highest motorways[edit]

Elevation Name Mountains Country Type Between Remarks Highest point
1631 m A13 motorway (San Bernardino Tunnel) Alps   Switzerland pass St. Margrethen-Ascona 46°27′53″N 09°11′08″E / 46.46472°N 9.18556°E / 46.46472; 9.18556 (San Bernardino Tunnel)
1395 m Mont Blanc Tunnel Alps  France
 Italy
pass Chamonix-Courmayeur 45°51′14″N 6°54′50″E / 45.854°N 6.914°E / 45.854; 6.914 (Mont Blanc Tunnel)
1370 m Brenner motorway Alps  Austria
 Italy
pass Innsbruck-Bolzano 47°00′12″N 11°30′27″E / 47.00333°N 11.50750°E / 47.00333; 11.50750 (Brenner)
1340 m Tauern motorway (Tauern Tunnel) Alps  Austria pass Salzburg-Villach 47°10′55″N 13°26′19″E / 47.18194°N 13.43861°E / 47.18194; 13.43861 (Tauern)
1320 m S16 Arlberg motorway (Arlberg Tunnel) Alps  Austria pass Bregenz-Innsbruck 47°07′22″N 10°15′23″E / 47.12278°N 10.25639°E / 47.12278; 10.25639 (Arlberg)
Circa 1300 m AP-6 Motorway Central System  Spain pass Collado Villalba and Villacastín
Circa 1250 m AP-61 Motorway Central System  Spain pass Segovia and San Rafael
1229 m[21] AP-66 Motorway Cantabrian Mountains  Spain pass Campomanes and León
Circa 1200 m AP-51 Motorway Central System  Spain pass Ávila and Villacastín
1143 m A2 motorway (Gotthard Tunnel) Alps   Switzerland pass Basel-Chiasso 46°31′40″N 08°36′01″E / 46.52778°N 8.60028°E / 46.52778; 8.60028 (Gotthard Tunnel)
1114 m Col de la Fageole Massif Central  France pass Saint-Flour[disambiguation needed] & Massiac Highest Highway pass in France
1070 m Vila Pouca Serra do Marão  Portugal pass Vila Pouca de Aguiar & Vila Real, Portugal Highest Highway in Portugal
1050 m J20 motorway (Vue des Alpes Tunnel) Jura Mountains   Switzerland pass Neuchâtel-La Chaux-de-Fonds 47°05′03″N 06°51′55″E / 47.08417°N 6.86528°E / 47.08417; 6.86528 (Vue des Alpes Tunnel)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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