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BikeRaceInfo's
King of the Mountain Cycling

An international guide to paved climbs

Asia and the Pacific

Climb

Country

Mtn. Range

Ht. (Feet/ meter)

Location

Races
Tours

Comments

Barren-
garry Mtn.
Australia



Has been used in the Commonwlth Bank Classic.

Baw Baw, Mount
Australia

4757/
1450


A steep 8km climb. Widely considered one of the toughest climbs in Austrailia.
Buffalo, Mount
Australia
Victorian Alps (Aust.)

Near Bright, Victoria.
Audax Apline Classic. It has also been used as part of the Vichealth Herald Sun Tour.

Bulla, Mount
Australia
Victorian Alps (Aust.)
5248/
1600
Near Mansfield.
Sun Tour, Mount Bulla Cup.

Buller, Mount
Australia
Victorian Alps (Aust.a)

Near Masfield, Victoria.
Has been used as part of the Vichealth Herald Sun Tour.

Cambe-
warra Mountain
Australia



Has been used in the Commonwlth Bank Classic.

Falls Creek
Australia
Victorian Alps (Aust.)
5413/
1650
Near Mt. Beauty, Victoria.
Audax Alpine Classic. Has also been used as part of the Suntour.

Fitz's Hill
Australia

3150/
960

Used annually in the Canberra two day tour.

Galston Gorge
Australia


Sydney


Gibralter Range
Australia

4265/
1300
Gwydir Highway
Grafton-Inverell (at 203km is widely considered one of the longest and hardest amateur one day races in the world.

Highway 120
Australia

1499
457
Melbourne


Hotham, Mount
Australia
Victorian Alps (Aust.)

Near Harrietville, Victoria.
Has been used as part of the Suntour.
Highest "Known" Paved Road Climb in Australia.
Kosciusko, Mount
Australia

2200/
671


Highest Point in Australia. Unsure whether there is a paved road climb up this mountain.
Smokers Gap
Australia

4034/
1230
Near Corin Dam.
Used sometimes in the Canberra two day tour.

Spring-
brook Mountain
Australia


Gold Coast, Queensland.


Tawonga Gap
Australia
Victorian Alps (Aust.)

Between Bright and Mt. Beauty, Victoria.
Audax Alpine Classic. Has also been part of the Suntour.

Welling-
ton, Mount
Australia
Victorian Alps (Aust.)
4035/
1230
Overlooks Hobart, Tasmania.

A 22km climb starting at sea level.
Kara-
koram Highway
China

21000/
6401
Connects China and Pakistan, stretching 1,260km from Kashagar to Islamabad.

This road has the Highest Road Pass in the World! Asphalt Surface.
Khunjerab Pass
China
Kara-
koram
15524/
4733
On Karakoram Highway, border of Pakistan.

Asphalt Surface.
Torugart Pass
China
Tien
Shan
12300/
3750
Border of Kyrgyzstan

Road Surface is Unknown.
Digar La Pass
India
Hima-
layas
19680/
6000
Connects Leh to Shyok (Nubra valley).

Road Surface is Unknown.
Khardung La Pass
India
Hima-
layas
18680/
5694
On the route between Leh and Shyok and Nubra valleys.

Former Highest Road Pass in the World. Road Surface is Unknown.
Saser La Pass
India
Hima-
layas
17480/
5328
In northern Ladka, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

(a.k.a. Siser La Pass). Road Surface is Unknown.
Siser La Pass
India
Hima-
layas
17480/
5328
In northern Ladka, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

(a.k.a. Saser La Pass). Road Surface is Unknown.
Tulimpati La Pass
India
Hima-
layas

In Ladakh, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

This pass opens up the route from Nubra Valley of Ladakh towards the Karakoram Pass. Road Surface is Unknown.
Zoji La Pass
India
Hima-
layas
11365/
3465
On the Srinagar-Leh highway.

Also known as the gateway to Ladkah. On one side of the pass is Kashmir Valley, and the other side leads to the Dras Valley of Ladakh. Road Surface is Unknown.
North Sumatera Central Highway
Indonesia


From Isaq to Takengon.


Road 395
Israel


Near Zova on road 395.


Torugart Pass
Kyrgyz-
stan
Tien
Shan
12300/
3750
Border of China.

Road Surface is Unknown.
Gunung Jerai
Malaysia

3991/
1217
Kedah.

(a.k.a. Kedah Peak). Watch out for the monkey colonies on the way up!
Kedah Peak
Malaysia

3991/
1217
Kedah.

(a.k.a. Gunung Jerai). Watch out for the monkey colonies on the way up!
Daman Pass
Nepal
Hima-
layas



A winding climb from near sea level. An observation tower at the summit provides great views of the entire Himalayan Range.
Tangula Pass
Nepal
Hima-
layas





Arthur's Pass
New Zealand


South Island


Takaka
Hill
New Zealand

2598/
792
Golden Bay side, at the north western corner of the South Island.

Highest "Known" Paved Road Climb in New Zealand.
Kara-
koram Highway
Pakistan

21000/
6401
Connects China and Pakista, stretching 1,260km from Kashagar to Islamabad.

This road has the Highest Road Pass in the World! Asphalt Surface.
Khunjerab Pass
Pakistan
Kara-
koram
15524/
4733
On Karakoram Highway, border of Pakistan.

Asphalt Surface.
Baguio
Philip-
pines


Baguio, Benguet Province -- Kennon Road, Naguilian Road, or Marcos Road.
Tour of Philippines.
There are three different approach climbs up to the city of Baguio.
Jebel Hafeet
United Arab Emirates

4864/
1483
Follow the signs to Jebel Hafeet from Al Ain.
The UAE Cycling Federation used to organize a race to the summit.