Climbs to ride: Sustenpass – Switzerland’s giant climb


At 27.8 kilometres in length Switzerland’s Sustenpass can easily have you feeling quite daunted at the prospect of scaling it on two wheels.

The grandeur of the road immediately instils a sense of anticipation and excitement as you leave Innertkirchen on what can only be described as a true journey. Lush meadows, dense forests and chocolate-box villages make way for a sensory overload of tunnels, waterfalls, high mountain lakes and glaciers!

Sometimes the road can feel endless, but in some respect that can be a good thing as the surroundings are so dramatic and beautiful all at the same time you’ll be crying out for it to continue all the way to heaven and beyond.

Start: Innertkirchen
Length: 27.8km
Summit: 2,224m
Elevation gain: 1,602m
Average gradient: 5.7%
Max gradient: 10%


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