List of highest paved roads in Europe

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The Pico del Veleta road

This is a list of the highest paved roads in Europe. It includes roads that are over 1 kilometre (0.62 miles) long and whose culminating point is over 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. Some of the listed roads are closed to motorised vehicles, although they are normally all accessible to pedestrians and cyclists. These mountain roads are visited by drivers, motorcyclists, hikers, and bicyclists for their scenery and often feature in the routes of European bicycle races such as the Vuelta a España, the Tour de Suisse, the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia.

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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

Highest elevationName(s)MountainsCountryTypeFrom / BetweenRemarksHighest point
c. 3,300 m [1] Veleta Sierra Nevada Flag of Spain.svg  Spain dead end (used to cross over, unpaved) Granada and Pico Veleta Access road from Granada. [2] Free access until Hoya de la Mora at 2,526 m. [3] From Hoya de la Mora onwards, the road gets much narrower and access to motor vehicles is restricted to those previously authorized. Asphalt ends at around 3,300 m but the road continues unpaved until reaching 3,380 m. It used to cross over, unpaved, to the village of Capileira in the Western Alpujarras but was closed by the Sierra Nevada National Park in 1999. 37°03′21″N03°22′09″W / 37.05583°N 3.36917°W / 37.05583; -3.36917 (Sierra Nevada)
2,845 m IRAM Sierra Nevada Flag of Spain.svg  Spain dead endFrom Veleta-roadPrivate road serving a telescope. [4] Side road from the Veleta road (from c. 2,670 m). 37°03′57″N03°23′35″W / 37.06583°N 3.39306°W / 37.06583; -3.39306 (Sierra Nevada)
2,829 m Ötztal_Glacier_Road (Tiefenbachferner) Ötztal Alps Flag of Austria.svg  Austria dead end Sölden access road from Sölden to Rettenbachferner (side road up to 2,795 m) and Tiefenbachferner (2,803 m) glaciers, highest point at southern end of the 1,7 km long tunnel [5] [6] 46°55′29″N10°56′40″E / 46.92472°N 10.94444°E / 46.92472; 10.94444 (Ötztal Glacier Road)
2,802 m Cime de la Bonette French Alps Flag of France.svg  France loop roadOne-way loop road running from Col de la Bonette at 2,715 m, and surrounding Cime de la Bonette (2,862 m); the highest point on the road is at 2,802 m Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France 44°19′18″N6°48′25″E / 44.32167°N 6.80694°E / 44.32167; 6.80694 (Cime de la Bonette)
2,770 m Col de l'Iseran Graian Alps Flag of France.svg  France pass Val-d'Isère, Tarentaise and Bonneval-sur-Arc, Maurienne Highest paved mountain pass in the Alps. Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France. Latest French IGN maps mark this pass as 2,764 metres. From the pass a paved side road to Lac de Céma (0,9 km) and further to Pissaillas (1,4 km), both approximately at the same level as the pass. 45°25′1″N07°01′51″E / 45.41694°N 7.03083°E / 45.41694; 7.03083 (Col de l'Iseran)
2,757 m Stilfserjoch / Passo dello Stelvio Ortler Alps
Eastern Alps
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy pass Prato allo Stelvio and Bormio the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps. Often designated the Cima Coppi in the annual running of the Giro d'Italia. The shield at the pass summit indicates a height of 2,760 metres. From the pass a short paved side road to cafeteria Tibethütte (c. 2,770 m). 46°31′43″N10°27′10″E / 46.52861°N 10.45278°E / 46.52861; 10.45278 (Stelvio Pass)
2,750 m Kaunertaler Gletscherstraße Ötztal Alps Flag of Austria.svg  Austria dead end Prutz Access road from Feichten to the Weißseeferner and a ski area. Also the highest bus stop in Austria. 46°51′51″N10°42′48″E / 46.86417°N 10.71333°E / 46.86417; 10.71333 (Kaunertal)
2,744 m Col Agnel / Colle dell'Agnello Cottian Alps Flag of France.svg  France
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
pass Queyras and 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″N06°58′46″E / 44.68389°N 6.97944°E / 44.68389; 6.97944 (Col Agnel)
2,715 m Col de la Bonette French Alps Flag of France.svg  France pass Jausiers and Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France. A one-way loop road originates here to a marble monument at 2,802 m, conventionally named Cime de la Bonette, although the real summit is higher up at 2,862 m, accessible on foot.
2,645 m Col du Galibier Dauphiné Alps Flag of France.svg  France pass Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne and Briançon Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France 45°03′50.4″N06°24′28.8″E / 45.064000°N 6.408000°E / 45.064000; 6.408000 (Col du Galibier)
2,641 m Colle del Nivolet Graian Alps Flag of Italy.svg  Italy pass Locana (Piedmont)Film location in The Italian Job , including the final bus crash. Lago Serrù (2,275 m) is bypassed along the road. From the pass the paved road continues down to Rifugio Savoia (2,520 m), ending soon after. 45°28′49″N7°08′32″E / 45.48028°N 7.14222°E / 45.48028; 7.14222 (Col du Nivolet)
2,621 m Passo di Gavia Italian Alps Flag of Italy.svg  Italy pass Bormio (Sondrio) and Ponte di Legno (Brescia)Often designated the Cima Coppi in the annual running of the Giro d'Italia 46°20′37″N10°29′17″E / 46.34361°N 10.48806°E / 46.34361; 10.48806 (Gavia Pass)
2,572 m Edelweißspitze Hohe Tauern Flag of Austria.svg  Austria dead end Fusch (Salzburg) and Heiligenblut (Carinthia)Side road of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, from Fuscher Törl (2,428 m) 47°07′25″N12°49′53″E / 47.12361°N 12.83139°E / 47.12361; 12.83139 (Edelweissspitze)
2,552 mRoad to Vintcheto Rila Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria dead end Pastra village (Rila valley)Highest concrete-paved road on the Balkans. The highest section crosses the ridge between the two connected reservoirs at Vintcheto (Kalin Reservoir 2,394 m, Karagyol Reservoir 2,364 m) and is closed between late October and beginning of July due to heavy snow conditions. 42°10′53″N23°15′23″E / 42.18139°N 23.25639°E / 42.18139; 23.25639 (Vintcheto)
2,535 m Meghri Pass Zangezur Mountains Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia pass Kajaran (Syunik Marz) and Lichkvaz (Syunik Marz)Highest paved mountain pass in Armenia 39°11′59″N46°16′12″E / 39.19972°N 46.27000°E / 39.19972; 46.27000 (M2 - Meghri Pass)
2,504 m Großglockner-Hochalpenstraße Hohe Tauern Flag of Austria.svg  Austria pass Fusch (Salzburg) and Heiligenblut (Carinthia)Toll road. It has two passes, Hochtor (tunnel, 2,504 m) and Fuscher Törl (2,428 m). In addition, there are two side roads, to Edelweißspitze (2,572 m) and to Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe (2,369 m), both dead ends.
2,501 m Umbrailpass / Giogo di Santa Maria / Pass Umbrail Ortler Alps
Eastern Alps
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
pass Santa Maria Val Müstair and Bormio near Passo dello Stelvio 46°32′35″N10°26′02″E / 46.54306°N 10.43389°E / 46.54306; 10.43389 (Umbrail Pass)
2,481 m Colle Fauniera Cottian Alps Flag of Italy.svg  Italy pass Castelmagno / Ponte Marmora, Piedmont and Demonte Also known as Colle dei Morti ("Hill of the Dead") 44°23′09″N7°07′19″E / 44.3857°N 7.12189°E / 44.3857; 7.12189 (Colle Fauniera)
2,480 m Nufenenpass / Passo della Novena Lepontine Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland pass Ulrichen and Airolo Views of the Finsteraarhorn and the Gries Glacier 46°28′41″N08°23′35″E / 46.47806°N 8.39306°E / 46.47806; 8.39306 (Nufenen Pass)
2,474 m Timmelsjoch / Passo del Rombo Ötztal Alps Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
pass Ötz, Tyrol and St. Leonhard in Passeier, South Tyrol Paved road projected before WW II but completed only in 1967. Closed to lorries and vehicles with trailers. Toll station on Austrian side. 46°54′19″N11°05′50″E / 46.90528°N 11.09722°E / 46.90528; 11.09722 (Timmelsjoch)
2,469 m Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard / Colle del Gran San Bernardo Valais Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
pass Martigny, Valais and Aosta, Aosta Valley The third highest road pass in Switzerland. Italian border is c. 0,4 km westwards from the pass. 45°52′08″N7°10′14″E / 45.86889°N 7.17056°E / 45.86889; 7.17056 (Great St Bernard Pass)
2,454 m Col de la Moutière Alps Flag of France.svg  France pass Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage and Bayasse or Jausiers via the Col de Restefond The north side is not paved (some concrete parts, though)
2,432 m Hochwurtenspeicher (Mölltaler Gletscherstraße) Alps Flag of Austria.svg  Austria dead end Ausserfragant [7] By the Gletscherbahn is a barrier as a roadblock. Several reservoir lakes along the road (Wurtenspeicher 1,695 m, Stübelesee c. 2,310 m, Weißsee c. 2,370 m). Also, a side road of c. 1 km to Feldsee 2,217 m (from c. 2,120 m).
2,429 m Furkapass Uri Alps
Lepontine Alps
Flag of Switzerland.svg   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. In-glacier prepared Ice Cave accessible from the road at 2,300 m 46°34′22″N08°25′00″E / 46.57278°N 8.41667°E / 46.57278; 8.41667 (Furka Pass)
2,420 m Großsee (Zirknitztal) Alps Flag of Austria.svg  Austria dead end Döllach [8]
2,418 mMirador de Roque de los Muchachos La Palma (Islas Canarias)Flag of Spain.svg  Spain dead end Santa Cruz de La Palma and Hoya GrandeNot located in the continental Europe but belongs to Spain. Side road of 3,7 km from LP-4 road (from c. 2,145 m), ending at a parking place. Highest road on La Palma island (and in the Canary Islands). Along the road there are strictly forbidden access roads to some 15 observatories of the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory.
By the way, the highest points of the LP-4 road are c. 2,290 m and c. 2,270 m, located very near kilometer signs 31 and 33 of the road, respectively. Neither of these passes is named, but the latter is near the Mirador de Los Andenes.
28°45′15.99″N17°53′6.56″W / 28.7544417°N 17.8851556°W / 28.7544417; -17.8851556 (Roque de los Muchachos)
2,416 m Colle Valcavera Cottian Alps Flag of Italy.svg  Italy pass Demonte Side road (100 m) from the Colle della Fauniera road (at 1,9 km distance). On the western side of the Valcavera pass the road is gravel (Maira-Stura-Kammstrasse, MSKS), high road of 14,7 km to Colle del Preit (2,076 m).
2,413 m Col du Granon Alps Flag of France.svg  France pass Saint-Chaffrey, La Salle-les-Alpes Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France, paved only on the west side. 44°57′46″N06°36′40″E / 44.96278°N 6.61111°E / 44.96278; 6.61111 (Col du Granon)
2,408 m Port d'Envalira Pyrenees Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra pass Soldeu and El Pas de la Casa Highest paved 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″N1°43′10.58″E / 42.540056°N 1.7196056°E / 42.540056; 1.7196056 (Port d'Envalira)
2,394 m Oscheniksee Alps Flag of Austria.svg  Austria dead end Innerfragant Side road from the Mölltaler Gletscherstraße. At the beginning is a barrier as a roadblock.
2,394 mRoad to Kalin Reservoir Rila Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria dead end Pastra village (Rila valley)Concrete-paved road to the highest reservoir in the Balkans [9] [10] 42°10′21″N23°15′3″E / 42.17250°N 23.25083°E / 42.17250; 23.25083 (Kalin Reservoir)
2,390 m Oberaarsee Bernese Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end Grimselpass (canton of Bern)Highest point c. 900 m from Oberaarsee (2,303 m) 46°33′08″N08°16′48″E / 46.55222°N 8.28000°E / 46.55222; 8.28000 (Oberaarsee)
2,389 m Lac de Moiry Valais Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end Grimentz-Lac de Moiry-Lac de Châteaupré (canton of Valais) 46°06′24″N07°34′44″E / 46.10667°N 7.57889°E / 46.10667; 7.57889 (Lac de Moiry)
2,386 m Griessee Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end Nufenen Pass roadSide road from Nufenenpass-road (from c. 2300 m). Some short gravel sections because of worn out asphalt. 46°27′44″N08°22′22″E / 46.46222°N 8.37278°E / 46.46222; 8.37278 (Griessee)
2,383 m Flüelapass Albula Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland pass Davos and Susch, (Graubünden) 46°45′01″N09°56′52″E / 46.75028°N 9.94778°E / 46.75028; 9.94778 (Flüela Pass)
2,379 m Georgian Military Road, Jvari Pass Caucasus Mountains Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia pass Vladikavkaz (Russia) and Tbilisi (Georgia) 42°30′15″N44°27′14″E / 42.5042°N 44.4538°E / 42.5042; 44.4538 (Georgian Military Road, Jvari Pass)
2,370 m Colle Esischie Cottian Alps Flag of Italy.svg  Italy passPonte Marmora and PradlevesAlong the road of Colle della Fauniera, at 1,5 km distance
2,370 m Plan du Lac Alps Flag of France.svg  France dead end Termignon In the Vanoise National Park. Road continues to Entre-Deux-Eaux 2,012 m (dead end).
2,369 mKaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe Hohe Tauern Flag of Austria.svg  Austria dead end Fusch (Salzburg) and Heiligenblut (Carinthia)Side road of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, from c. 1,860 m
2,361 m Col d'Izoard Cottian Alps Flag of France.svg  France pass Briançon, and Guil, Queyras, Guillestre Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France 44°49′12″N06°44′07″E / 44.82000°N 6.73528°E / 44.82000; 6.73528 (Col d'Izoard)
2,356 m Teide Tenerife (Islas Canarias)Flag of Spain.svg  Spain pass Los Cristianos Not located in the continental Europe but belongs to Spain.
2,350 m Col de la Lombarde / Colle della Lombarda Maritime Alps Flag of France.svg  France
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
pass Isola, via Isola 2000 and Vinadio Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France 44°12′8″N07°09′1″E / 44.20222°N 7.15028°E / 44.20222; 7.15028 (Col de la Lombarde)
2,350 m Val Thorens French Alps Flag of France.svg  France dead end Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, (Tarentaise Valley Savoie), near Chambéry Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France
2,347 m Col du Gondran Alps Flag of France.svg  France dead end Briançon The road is closed to general traffic. Tarmac is partly worn out. From the pass gravel roads (MTB recommended) continue to, for example, Fort du Gondran (Gondran C), which is located at Sommet des Anges (2,459 m), Fort Le Janus (2,529 m) and down to Montgenèvre (1,860 m).
2,340 mTguma Parkplatz Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end Zillis, via Wergenstein Last c. 200 m is gravel 46°37′26″N09°21′51″E / 46.62389°N 9.36417°E / 46.62389; 9.36417 (Tguma Parkplatz)
2,340 m Tre Cime di Lavaredo Sexten Dolomites Flag of Italy.svg  Italy dead endnear Cortina d'Ampezzo, Lake Misurina Sometimes designated the Cima Coppi in the annual running of the Giro d'Italia, 46°37′07″N12°18′20″E / 46.61861°N 12.30556°E / 46.61861; 12.30556 (Tre Cime di Lavaredo)
2,328 m Berninapass / Passo del Bernina Bernina Range
Alps
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland pass Celerina and Tirano 46°24.744′N10°1.71′E / 46.412400°N 10.02850°E / 46.412400; 10.02850 (Berninapass)
2,326 m Col de la Cayolle Maritime Alps
Alps
Flag of France.svg  France pass Barcelonnette, (Ubaye Valley) and Saint-Martin-d'Entraunes The road leads to the red-rock Gorges de Daluis at Daluis 44°15′32″N6°44′38″E / 44.25889°N 6.74389°E / 44.25889; 6.74389 (Col de la Cayolle)
2,314 m Albulapass
(Pass d'Alvra)
Albula Range Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland pass Tiefencastel, via Bergün and La Punt (Inn Valley, Engadin) 46°35′N09°53′E / 46.583°N 9.883°E / 46.583; 9.883 (Albulapass)
2,314 m Forcola di Livigno Livigno Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
pass Val Poschiavo and Livigno 46°26′33″N10°03′25″E / 46.44250°N 10.05694°E / 46.44250; 10.05694 (Forcola di Livigno)
2,311 m Lago del Narèt Lepontine Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end Fusio and Lago del Narèt, Ticino 46°28′47″N8°34′31″E / 46.47972°N 8.57528°E / 46.47972; 8.57528 (Lago del Narèt)
2,310 m Lago dei Cavagnöö Lepontine Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end Robièi and Lago dei Cavagnöö, Ticino Only accessible by aerial tramway from San Carlo (1,040 m). Lowest point of the road: 1,856 m 46°27′19″N8°30′30″E / 46.45528°N 8.50833°E / 46.45528; 8.50833 (Lago dei Cavagnöö)
2,304 m Col de la Loze French Alps Flag of France.svg  France pass Courchevel and Meribel Road built in 2019 45°24′18″N6°36′07″E / 45.40500°N 6.60194°E / 45.40500; 6.60194 (Col de la Loze)
2,302 m Port de Cabús Pyrenees Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
pass Erts and Llavorsí 2302m [11] Tarmac road surface on the Andorra side (via Coll de la Botella, 2,064 m), but not paved on the Spanish side. 42°32′47″N1°25′11″E / 42.54639°N 1.41972°E / 42.54639; 1.41972 (Port de Cabús)
2,291 m Passo del Foscagno Livigno Range Flag of Italy.svg  Italy pass Livigno (via Passo d'Eira & Trepalle) and Bormio 46°29′42″N10°12′32″E / 46.49500°N 10.20889°E / 46.49500; 10.20889 (Passo del Foscagno)
2,284 m Colle di Sampeyre Cottian Alps Flag of Italy.svg  Italy pass Sampeyre and Stroppo / Elva 44°33′4″N7°7′8″E / 44.55111°N 7.11889°E / 44.55111; 7.11889 (Colle di Sampeyre)
2,284 m Julierpass
(Pass da Güglia)
Albula Range Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland pass Engadin valley and Tiefencastel watershed / drainage divide between the basins of the Rivers Rhine and Danube 46°28.32′N09°43.74′E / 46.47200°N 9.72900°E / 46.47200; 9.72900 (Julierpass)
2,280 m Saut Dam Alps Flag of France.svg  France dead endLac du ChevrilRoad to Sassière Lake 45°29′N06°58′E / 45.483°N 6.967°E / 45.483; 6.967 (Barrage du Saut)
2,259 m (pass)
2,224 m (tunnel)
Sustenpass Urner Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland pass Innertkirchen, (Canton of Bern) and Wassen, Canton of Uri Views of the Stein Glacier. Old passroad is nowadays a dead end (for vehicles). Sustenpass tunnel offers much much more popular thoroughfare between the valleys. Its altitude is 2,224 m at the eastern end, and 2,223 m at the western end. 46°43.8′N08°26.94′E / 46.7300°N 8.44900°E / 46.7300; 8.44900 (Sustenpass)
2,257 m Bola del Mundo Sierra de Guadarrama Flag of Spain.svg  Spain dead end Puerto de Navacerrada Sideroad of the Puerto de Navacerrada. Paved with rough cement and not open to regular road traffic. [12] [13] 40°47′N03°58′W / 40.783°N 3.967°W / 40.783; -3.967 (Bola del Mundo)
2,257 m Lago della Sella Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end Gotthard Pass 46°33′33″N08°35′34″E / 46.55917°N 8.59278°E / 46.55917; 8.59278 (Lago della Sella)
2,252 m Col du Sanetsch Bernese Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead endPont-de-la-Morge (or Sion) (Valais) [14] On the north side road continues to Lac de Sénin (2,034 m), ending soon after.
2,250 m Col d'Allos Alps Flag of France.svg  France pass Barcelonnette, (Ubaye Valley) and Colmars
2,244 m Passo di Sella / Sella Joch Trentino
South Tyrol
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy pass Val Gherdëina, South Tyrol and Canazei, Fascia Valley Highest road pass in the Dolomites
2,242 m Passo Scimfuss Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end Gotthard Pass 46°32′35″N08°35′28″E / 46.54306°N 8.59111°E / 46.54306; 8.59111 (Passo Scimfuss)
2,240 m Arcalís
(Estación de Esquí de Arcalís)
Pyrenees Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra dead end Ordino Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France
2,239 mDosso dei Galli Alps Flag of Italy.svg  Italy dead endPasso del Maniva (1,664 m) and Passo di Croce Domini (1,892 m)Side road from Sella dell'Auccia. Military road. Access restricted.
2,239 m Passo Pordoi Dolomites Flag of Italy.svg  Italy pass Canazei and Livinallongo del Col di Lana Often designated the Cima Coppi in the annual running of the Giro d'Italia
2,236 m Passo di Giau Dolomites Flag of Italy.svg  Italy pass Cortina d'Ampezzo and Selva di Cadore / Livinallongo del Col di Lana 46°29.05′N12°5.1′E / 46.48417°N 12.0850°E / 46.48417; 12.0850 (Giau Pass)
2,231 m Alpe Galm Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end Guttet-Oberu-Galm 46°21′23″N07°40′52″E / 46.35639°N 7.68111°E / 46.35639; 7.68111 (Galm)
2,225 m Err-Puigmal Jaça del Prat de Tossa Pyrenees Flag of France.svg  France dead end Err
2,221 m Männlichen Bernese Oberland Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland pass Grindelwald GrundGood surface to top
2,215 m Col de Portet Pyrenees Flag of France.svg  France dead end Saint-Lary-Soulan Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France. On the other side of the pass a steep gravel road to Lac de l'Oule and below. 42°49′59″N0°14′12″E / 42.83306°N 0.23667°E / 42.83306; 0.23667 (Col de Portet)
2,211 m Penserjoch / Passo di Pennes Trentino Alto Adige Flag of Italy.svg  Italy pass Sterzing/Vipiteno and Bolzano
2,208 m Col des Tentes Pyrenees Flag of France.svg  France dead end Luz-Saint-Sauveur, via Gèdre A narrow paved road continues 800 m (to c. 2,180 m) towards Port de Boucharo (c. 2,270 m) but a becomes then a gravel road, and later a path (which is blocked with stones). 42°42′49″N0°3′4″E / 42.71361°N 0.05111°E / 42.71361; 0.05111
2,208 m Passo d'Eira Livigno Range Flag of Italy.svg  Italy pass Livigno and Trepalle A modest elevation between Livigno and Trepalle
2,205 m Cim de Coma Morera Pyrenees Flag of France.svg  France dead end Ossèja
2,205 m Lac du Vieux Émosson Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end Finhaut, via Lac d'Émosson Public access to Émosson dam (1965m), restricted access to Vieux Émosson dam 46°03′47″N06°53′56″E / 46.06306°N 6.89889°E / 46.06306; 6.89889 (Vieux Emosson)
2,205 m Täschalp Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end Visp, via Täsch 46°03′30″N07°48′45″E / 46.05833°N 7.81250°E / 46.05833; 7.81250 (Täschalp)
2,203 m Mattmarksee Valais Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end Visp, via Stalden 46°03′01″N07°57′50″E / 46.05028°N 7.96389°E / 46.05028; 7.96389 (Mattmarksee)
2,200 m Lac d'Aumar Pyrenees Flag of France.svg  France dead end Saint-Lary-Soulan Road maximum just before Lac d'Aumar (2192 m). Road continues past it, to nearby Lac d'Aubert (2,148 m).
2,192 m Passo di Valparola Dolomites Flag of Italy.svg  Italy pass Badia, South Tyrol and Falzarego Pass and Cortina d'Ampezzo (Belluno)On the northern side of the pass is Rifugio Passo Valparola (2,168 m). 46°31′59.88″N11°58′59.88″E / 46.5333000°N 11.9833000°E / 46.5333000; 11.9833000 (Valparola Pass)
c. 2,190 m Embalse de Llauset
(La Presa de Llauset)
Pyrenees Flag of Spain.svg  Spain dead endSide road from road N-230. After Aneto the quality of the road is very bad. Last 1,4 km the road is in a dark tunnel. 42°34′22″N0°42′46″E / 42.57279°N 0.712757°E / 42.57279; 0.712757 (Llauset)
2,188 m Col du Petit Saint-Bernard / Colle del Piccolo San Bernardo Valais Alps
Mont Blanc Massif
Flag of France.svg  France
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
pass Tarentaise, (Savoie) and Aosta Valley 45°40′49″N6°53′2″E / 45.68028°N 6.88389°E / 45.68028; 6.88389 (Little St Bernard Pass)
2,183 m Col du Petit Mont Cenis Alps Flag of France.svg  France dead end Lanslebourg Side road, starts just below/south of Col du Mont Cenis (2,081 m). Last 100 m is gravel.
2,176 m Colle delle Finestre Cottian Alps Flag of Italy.svg  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 in Giro d'Italia. 45°04′18.49″N7°03′12.48″E / 45.0718028°N 7.0534667°E / 45.0718028; 7.0534667 (Colle delle Finestre)
2,176 mRifugio Forni
(Rifugio Ghiacciaio dei Forni)
Alps Flag of Italy.svg  Italy dead end Santa Caterina di Valfurva Gravel from 2139 m. 46°25′13″N10°31′19″E / 46.42028°N 10.52194°E / 46.42028; 10.52194 (Rifugio Ghiacciaio dei Forni)
2,175 m Lac de Cap-de-Long Pyrenees Flag of France.svg  France dead end Saint-Lary-Soulan
2,173 m Croix de Coeur Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland pass Sembrancher, via Verbier and Riddes Both sides are nowadays paved. 46°07′18″N07°13′57″E / 46.12167°N 7.23250°E / 46.12167; 7.23250 (Croix de Coeur)
2,168 m Tikmataji Pass Lesser Caucasus Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia pass Tbilisi Tsalka and Ninotsminda Akhalkalaki Baku–Tbilisi–Kars railway also goes via this pass 41°29′46″N43°52′18″E / 41.49611°N 43.87167°E / 41.49611; 43.87167 (Tikmataji Pass)
2,165 m Grimselpass Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland pass Innertkirchen, Bern and Gletsch, Valais 46°33.72′N8°20.34′E / 46.56200°N 8.33900°E / 46.56200; 8.33900 (Grimsel Pass (2165m))
2,155 m Calar Alto Sierra de los Filabres Flag of Spain.svg  Spain passroad A92 (below Aulago) and Gérgal/Serón/Tíjola Calar Alto Observatory
2,150 m Les Arcs 2000 Alps Flag of France.svg  France dead end Bourg-Saint-Maurice Tarentaise, (Savoie)
2,149 m Ofenpass / Pass dal Fuorn Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland pass Zernez, Engadin and Val Müstair 46°38.472′N10°17.598′E / 46.641200°N 10.293300°E / 46.641200; 10.293300 (Fuorn Pass (2149m))
2,145 m Transalpina
Pasul Urdele
Carpathian Mountains Flag of Romania.svg  Romania pass Novaci, Romania and Sebeș Highest paved road in Romania [15]
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).
Circa 6 km north is another pass, Pasul Muntiu (c. 2,095 m).
45°20′42″N23°39′25″E / 45.345°N 23.657°E / 45.345; 23.657 (Transalpina road, Urdele pass)
2,144 m Vallter 2000 Pyrenees Flag of Spain.svg  Spain dead end Camprodon 42°25′37″N2°15′54″E / 42.42694°N 2.26500°E / 42.42694; 2.26500 (Vallter 2000)
2,141 m Grande Dixence Dam Valais Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end Sion, via Hérémence 46°05′03″N07°24′13″E / 46.08417°N 7.40361°E / 46.08417; 7.40361 (Le Chargeur)
2,136 m Collado de las Sabinas Sierra Nevada Flag of Spain.svg  Spain passGüejar Sierra and kilometer point 33.4 of the Veleta Road
2,134 m Berghaus Nagens Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end Laax 46°51′42″N09°13′50″E / 46.86167°N 9.23056°E / 46.86167; 9.23056 (Berghaus Nagens)
2,133 m Passo di Gardena / Grödner Joch Dolomites Flag of Italy.svg  Italy pass Sëlva, Val Gardena and Corvara, South Tyrol
2,133 mParking de Laus
(Lac d'Allos parking)
Alps Flag of France.svg  France dead end Colmars [16] From parking area it is c. 2 km hiking to Lac d'Allos. 44°14′44″N6°41′53″E / 44.245437°N 6.698065°E / 44.245437; 6.698065 (Lac d'Allos)
2,130 m Campo Imperatore Apennines Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Dead End Gran Sasso and 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 [17] [18] [19] 42°28′N13°33′E / 42.467°N 13.550°E / 42.467; 13.550 (Gran Sasso)
2,130 m [20] Roki Tunnel Caucasus Mountains Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia/Flag of Russia.svg  Russia pass Tskhinvali Region(Samachablo)/North Ossetia–Alania 42°36′03″N44°06′54″E / 42.60083°N 44.11500°E / 42.60083; 44.11500 (Roki Tunnel)
2,130 m Tignes (Val Claret) Alps Flag of France.svg  France dead end Tarentaise (Savoie)
2,124 m Juf (Avers valley) Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end Ausserferrera 46°26′45″N09°34′45″E / 46.44583°N 9.57917°E / 46.44583; 9.57917 (Juf)
2,117 m Splügenpass / Passo dello Spluga Lepontine Alps
Rhaetian Alps
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
pass Splügen (Graubünden) and Chiavenna (Lombardy)described by Mary Shelley 46°30.36′N09°20.22′E / 46.50600°N 9.33700°E / 46.50600; 9.33700 (Splügen Pass)
2,115 m Col du Tourmalet Pyrenees Flag of France.svg  France pass Sainte-Marie-de-Campan and Luz-Saint-Sauveur Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France 42°54′29.50″N0°8′42.40″E / 42.9081944°N 0.1451111°E / 42.9081944; 0.1451111 (Col du Tourmalet)
2,108 m Col de Vars Cottian Alps Flag of France.svg  France pass Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye and Vars, Hautes-Alpes / Guillestre 44°32′20″N6°42′10″E / 44.53889°N 6.70278°E / 44.53889; 6.70278 (Col de Vars)
2,107 m Arolla Valais Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end Sion, via Les Haudères (canton of Valais Highest point above Arolla village (2,008 m). Or, instead of turning to Arolla village, pavement of Val d'Arolla -road ends at 2,027 m (after a pumping station). 46°01′33″N07°28′39″E / 46.02583°N 7.47750°E / 46.02583; 7.47750 (Arolla)
2,106 m Gotthard Pass (main road) Lepontine Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland pass Airolo, Ticino and Göschenen, Canton of Uri 46°33′33″N8°33′41″E / 46.559167°N 08.561389°E / 46.559167; 08.561389 (Gotthard Pass (2106m))
2,106 m Gotthard Pass (Tremola) Lepontine Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland passMotto Bartola, Ticino and Brüggloch, Canton of Uri Historical road paved with granite stones 46°33′33″N8°33′41″E / 46.559167°N 08.561389°E / 46.559167; 08.561389 (Gotthard Pass (2106m))
2,105 m Passo di Falzarego Dolomites Flag of Italy.svg  Italy pass Andráz and Cortina d'Ampezzo Nearby is Passo di Valparola (2,192 m) 46°31′8″N12°0′34″E / 46.51889°N 12.00944°E / 46.51889; 12.00944 (Falzarego Pass (2105m))
2,105 m Schöneben (Skihaus) / Belpiano Eastern alps Flag of Italy.svg  Italy dead endReschen (Reschensee) and San Valentino alla Muta possible to drive the ramp to the ski station.
2,103 mSella dell'Auccia Alps Flag of Italy.svg  Italy passPasso del Maniva and Passo di Croce DominiPaved 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″N10°22′35″E / 45.85944°N 10.37639°E / 45.85944; 10.37639 (Sella dell'Auccia (2103m))
2,102 m Lauchernalp Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end Wiler 46°24′54″N07°46′15″E / 46.41500°N 7.77083°E / 46.41500; 7.77083 (Lauchernalp)
2,102 m Tauernmoossee Alps Flag of Austria.svg  Austria dead end Uttendorf, via EnzingerbodenAccess road to a reservoir. After reaching the maximum (2,102 m, unnamed pass), road turns to a gravel road and descents to Tauernmoossee (2,023 m). In Enzingerboden (1,470 m), at the beginning of a side road, there may be a barrier as a roadblock.
2,100 m Cirque de Troumouse Pyrenees Flag of France.svg  France dead end Luz-Saint-Sauveur, via Gèdre
2,100 m Col du Sabot Alps Flag of France.svg  France dead end Vaujany
2,099 m Weritzalp Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end Wiler 46°25′18″N07°47′33″E / 46.42167°N 7.79250°E / 46.42167; 7.79250 (Weritzalp)
2,095 m Thyon Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end Sion, via Hérémence 46°10′55″N07°22′21″E / 46.18194°N 7.37250°E / 46.18194; 7.37250 (Thyon)
2,094 m Jaufenpass / Passo di Monte Giovo Dolomites Flag of Italy.svg  Italy pass Sterzing/Vipiteno and Sankt Leonhard in Passerei/San Leonardo in Passiria 46°50′24″N11°18′27″E / 46.84°N 11.3075°E / 46.84; 11.3075 (Jaufenpass (2094m))
2,093 m la Plagne Alps Flag of France.svg  France dead end Tarentaise, (Savoie)Ski area. Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France
2,090 m Steingletscher Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead endHotel SteingletscherStarting point on the Susten Pass road (1,863 m), end at the foot of the western Steingletscher tongue 46°42′48″N08°24′58″E / 46.71333°N 8.41611°E / 46.71333; 8.41611 (Steingletscher)
2,089 m Col des Champs Alps Flag of France.svg  France pass Saint-Martin-d'Entraunes and Colmars
2,085 m Hochsölden Ötztal Alps Flag of Austria.svg  Austria dead end Sölden
2,083 m Els Cortals Pyrenees Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra dead end Encamp Ski area
2,081 m Col du Mont Cenis Cottian Alps
Graian Alps
Flag of France.svg  France pass Lanslebourg and Susa (Italy)Possibly used by Hannibal. Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France 45°15′37″N6°54′03″E / 45.260278°N 6.900833°E / 45.260278; 6.900833 (Mont Cenis)
2,080 mLac Rond & Lac Besson Alps Flag of France.svg  France dead end Le Bourg-d'Oisans Two adjoined lakes above l'Alpe d'Huez
2,080 mMartelltal / Val Martello Alps Flag of Italy.svg  Italy dead end Coldrano, Martell Pavement ends at a small parking place. Gravel road continues to the closed and ruined Hotel Paradiso del Cevedale (2,160 m). 46°29′11″N10°41′03″E / 46.48639°N 10.68417°E / 46.48639; 10.68417 (Martelltal / Val Martello)
2,076 m Colle del Preit Cottian Alps Flag of Italy.svg  Italy pass Ponte Marmora, Piedmont Above this pass road becomes a gravel road (Maira-Stura-Kammstrasse, MSKS), which leads to Colle Valcavera (2,416 m).
2,072 m Port de la Bonaigua Pyrenees Flag of Spain.svg  Spain pass Vielha and Esterri d'Aneu 42°39′50″N0°58′55″E / 42.66389°N 0.98194°E / 42.66389; 0.98194 (Port de la Bonaigua)
2,070 m [21] Coll de Pal Pyrenees Flag of Spain.svg  Spain dead endAccess road from Bagà 42°18′14″N1°55′20″E / 42.3039°N 1.9223°E / 42.3039; 1.9223 (Coll de Pal (2070m))
2,070 mR-285 Zelenchuksky District Caucasus Mountains Flag of Russia.svg  Russia dead end (to BTA-6 telescope) Arkhyz (Russia) 43°38′46″N41°26′28″E / 43.6462°N 41.4412195°E / 43.6462; 41.4412195 (R-285)
2,068 mMandelon Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end Sion, via Hérémence 46°07′52″N07°24′41″E / 46.13111°N 7.41139°E / 46.13111; 7.41139 (Mandelon)
2,067 m Col de la Croix de Fer Dauphiné Alps Flag of France.svg  France pass Le Bourg-d'Oisans and Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne Hors catégorie climb in the Tour de France 45°13′39″N6°12′12″E / 45.2275°N 6.203333°E / 45.2275; 6.203333 (Col de la Croix de Fer (2067m))
2,065 m Passo del San Bernardino Pennine Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland pass Thusis (Graubünden) and Bellinzona (Ticino) 46°29′46″N9°10′15″E / 46.496111°N 9.170833°E / 46.496111; 9.170833 (San Bernardino Pass)
2,064 m Alpe Campo Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead endSfazùSide road from Passo del Bernina -road 46°24′05″N10°07′07″E / 46.40139°N 10.11861°E / 46.40139; 10.11861 (Alpe Campo)
c. 2,060 m Hotel Salastrains Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end St. Moritz Paved road continues past the Hotel Salastrains, to c. 2,060 m. Old height 2,048 means the roundabout just below. 46°29′58″N09°49′43″E / 46.49944°N 9.82861°E / 46.49944; 9.82861 (Salastrains)
2,058 m Belmeken Dam Road Rila Mountain Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria pass Sestrimo village and Belmeken Dam Part of the 2010 WRC Rally Bulgaria. Altitude of the Belmeken Dam is about 1,930 m.
2,058 m Col du Lautaret Dauphiné Alps Flag of France.svg  France pass Le Bourg-d'Oisans and Briançon a famous climb on the Tour de France 45°02′07″N6°24′20″E / 45.035278°N 6.405556°E / 45.035278; 6.405556 (Col du Lautaret (2058m))
2,057 m Passo di Fedaia Dolomites Flag of Italy.svg  Italy pass Canazei and Rocca Pietore and Marmolada a famous climb on the Giro d'Italia 46°27′12.60″N11°53′20.40″E / 46.4535000°N 11.8890000°E / 46.4535000; 11.8890000 (Passo Fedaia)
2,055 mMangartska cesta
(Mangart Road)
Julian Alps Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia dead end (loop road) Log pod Mangrtom Highest paved climb in Slovenia. Mangart (or Mangrt) is the name of the nearby mountain (2,679 m)
2,052 m Staller Sattel / Passo di Stalle Alps Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
pass Sankt Jakob in Defereggen valley, (Tyrol) and Rasen-Antholz valley, (South Tyrol) 46°53′17″N12°12′02″E / 46.888056°N 12.200556°E / 46.888056; 12.200556 (Staller Sattel (2052m))
2,050 m Plateau de la Calme Pyrenees Flag of France.svg  France dead end Odeillo
2,050 m Saint-Véran Alps Flag of France.svg  France dead end Château-Ville-Vieille and Saint-Véran
2,049 m Eisentalhöhe (Nockalmstraße) Alps Flag of Austria.svg  Austria pass Innerkrems and Ebene Reichenau Nockalmstraße is a toll road (for motor vehicles). It has two passes: Eisentalhöhe (2,049 m) and Schiestelscharte (2,027 m)
2,049 m Steinigboda (cattle farm) Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end Nufenen-Steinigboda 46°33′17″N09°14′31″E / 46.55472°N 9.24194°E / 46.55472; 9.24194 (Steinigboda)
2,048 m Moosalp Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland pass Bürchen and Stalden (from Sion) 46°15′05″N07°49′47″E / 46.25139°N 7.82972°E / 46.25139; 7.82972 (Moosalp)
2,047 m Les Fonts Alps Flag of France.svg  France dead end Cervières Circa 3 km gravel just above Cervières
2,047 m Passo Manghen Dolomites Alps Flag of Italy.svg  Italy passBorgo Valsugana and Molina di Fiemme
2,044 m Oberalppass
(Cuolm d'Ursera)
Swiss Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland pass Disentis, Graubünden and Andermatt, Canton of Uri The Rhine springs from a source nearby (Tomasee) 46°39′32″N8°40′16″E / 46.659°N 8.671°E / 46.659; 8.671 (Oberalp Pass)
2,042 m Transfăgărășan
Pasul Bâlea
Carpathian Mountains Flag of Romania.svg  Romania pass Cârțișoara, Sibiu (Transylvania) and Arefu, Argeș (Wallachia)Best Driving Road in the world (Top Gear). Long tunnel at the top. 45°36′44″N24°36′50″E / 45.61222°N 24.61389°E / 45.61222; 24.61389
2,041 m Puerto de la Ragua Sierra Nevada Flag of Spain.svg  Spain pass Cherín and La Calahorra
2,040 mMarguns Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end St. Moritz-Suvretta-Marguns 46°29′23″N09°48′59″E / 46.48972°N 9.81639°E / 46.48972; 9.81639 (Marguns)
2,040 m Parking des Millefonts Alps Flag of France.svg  France dead end Valdeblore Side road from Col Saint-Martin -road (from c. 1,380 m)
2,040 m Puig de la Tossa Pyrenees Flag of France.svg  France dead end Mont-Louis
2,038 m Lai da Curnera Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead endSurpalitsHighest point west of Lai da Curnera dam (1,958 m) 46°38′16″N08°42′25″E / 46.63778°N 8.70694°E / 46.63778; 8.70694 (Curnera)
2,037 m Bettmeralp & Riederalp Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end Mörel Bettmeralp and Riederalp are car-free resorts. Highest points:
- Bettmeralp cattle farm (2,037 m), located above Bettmersee (2,009 m).
- Riederalp: Located generally lower, but steep concrete road to Riederfurka hotel (c. 2,060 m).
46°23′45″N08°03′56″E / 46.39583°N 8.06556°E / 46.39583; 8.06556 (Bettmeralp)
2,037 m La Rabassa Pyrenees Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra dead end Sant Julià de Lòria Recreational area (animal park etc.). Nordic skiing area in winter.
2,036 m Puerto de Escúllar
(Puerto Padilla)
Sierra de Baza Flag of Spain.svg  Spain pass Caniles and Abla
2,035 m Sestriere (Colle Sestriere) Cottian Alps Flag of Italy.svg  Italy pass Pinerolo and Cesana Torinese A starting and arrival point in the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia.
2,032 m Bielerhöhe (Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße) Alps Flag of Austria.svg  Austria pass Montafon Vorarlberg) and Paznaun (Tyrol)Toll road (for motor vehicles). The original Bielerhöhe (2,021 m) has disappeared under the dam of the Silvretta Reservoir. 46°55′05″N10°05′44″E / 46.918056°N 10.095556°E / 46.918056; 10.095556 (Bielerhöhe Pass (2032m))
2,032 m Passo Valles Dolomites Alps Flag of Italy.svg  Italy passPaneveggio and Falcade
2,031 m Estación de esquí de Boí Taüll Pyrenees Flag of Spain.svg  Spain dead end Barruera, via Boí and Taüll
2,027 m l'Ecot (Hameau de l'Ecot) Alps Flag of France.svg  France dead end Bonneval-sur-Arc
2,025 m Vallée de la Clarée
(Parking de Laval)
Alps Flag of France.svg  France dead end Névache This name has also been used: Chalets de Laval
2,021 m Oberläger (cattle farm) Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end Grindelwald, via BussalpAt Oberläger there is a crossing, with a concrete-paved road to c. 2,040 m 46°39′24″N07°59′22″E / 46.65667°N 7.98944°E / 46.65667; 7.98944 (Oberläger)
2,020 m Zillertaler Höhenstraße [22]
(Melchboden)
Alps Flag of Austria.svg  Austria passHippach and either Zellberg, Aschau in Zillertal, Ried in Zillertal or Kaltenbach depending on the variant you chooseName of the highest point is Melchboden, accordind to homepage of this high road (well, name of a nearby restaurant/Alpengasthof). Also Arbiskopf seems to be used, but actually it is the name of a nearby grassy hill (2,133 m).
2,017 m Kühtaisattel Alps Flag of Austria.svg  Austria pass Ötz and Gries im Sellrain 47°12′58″N11°01′49″E / 47.2161°N 11.0303°E / 47.2161; 11.0303 (Kühtai Saddle)
2,016 m Lac des Bouillouses Pyrenees Flag of France.svg  France dead end La Llagonne
2,035 m Venter Tal Ötztal Alps Flag of Austria.svg  Austria dead end Zwieselstein Narrow side road from Vent, maximum c. 2,035 m. From there the road descents to Rofenhöfen (2,014 m).
2,012 mPian Geirett (Val Camadra) Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end Campo Blenio Side road from Passo del Lucomagno -road (from c. 950 m). 46°36′16″N08°56′04″E / 46.60444°N 8.93444°E / 46.60444; 8.93444 (Pian Geirett)
2,012 m Plan-d'Amont Dam Alps Flag of France.svg  France dead end Aussois
2,012 m Vallon du Cristillan
(Parking les Claux)
Alps Flag of France.svg  France dead endMaison du Roi, via Ceillac Asphalted road ends at a small parking place.
2,010 m Mittler Hütte Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end Chur, via Arosa 46°47′11″N09°39′45″E / 46.78639°N 9.66250°E / 46.78639; 9.66250 (Mittler Hütte)
2,008 m Courchevel Altiport Alps Flag of France.svg  France dead end Moûtiers Small airport, infamous for its short and steep (18%) runway
2,006 m Cervinia / (Breuil-Cervinia) Alps Flag of Italy.svg  Italy dead end Châtillon-Breuil-Cervinia Italian name is Cervinia, French name is Breuil.
Several streets above 2,000 m, highest ones: Strada per Cielo Alto c. 2,170 m, Via Giomein c. 2,140 m
45°56′54″N07°37′52″E / 45.94833°N 7.63111°E / 45.94833; 7.63111 (Breuil-Cervinia)
2,005 mAlpe di Cava (cattle farm) Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end Malvaglia Circa 3 km gravel just below 1,500 m 46°21′35″N09°02′01″E / 46.35972°N 9.03361°E / 46.35972; 9.03361 (Alpe di Cava)
2,005 m Simplonpass / Passo del Sempione Pennine Alps
Lepontine Alps
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
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 to Hopsche (c. 2,035 m), with a group of houses. 46°15′06″N8°02′00″E / 46.251667°N 8.033333°E / 46.251667; 8.033333 (Simplon Pass (2005m))
2,004 m Dürrboden (Dischma valley) Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end Davos 46°43′17″N09°55′19″E / 46.72139°N 9.92194°E / 46.72139; 9.92194 (Dürrboden)
2,001 m Col de Pailhères Pyrenees Flag of France.svg  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.
2,000 m Fideriser Heuberge
(Berghaus Arflina)
Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland dead end Fideris 46°51′59″N09°43′32″E / 46.86639°N 9.72556°E / 46.86639; 9.72556 (Berghaus Arflina)

Highest controlled-access highways

ElevationNameMountainsCountryTypeBetweenRemarksHighest point
1,631 m A13 San Bernardino Tunnel Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland tunnel Chur-Bellinzona only one lane in each direction, both lanes in one tube 46°27′53″N09°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 Flag of Spain.svg  Spain pass Madrid-Burgos
1,395 m Mont Blanc Tunnel Alps Flag of France.svg  France
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
tunnel Chamonix-Courmayeur only one lane in each direction, both lanes in one tube 45°51′14″N6°54′50″E / 45.854°N 6.914°E / 45.854; 6.914 (Mont Blanc Tunnel)
1,370 m Brenner motorway Alps Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
pass Innsbruck-Bolzano 47°00′12″N11°30′27″E / 47.00333°N 11.50750°E / 47.00333; 11.50750 (Brenner)
1,340 m A10 Tauern Tunnel Alps Flag of Austria.svg  Austria tunnel Salzburg-Villach 47°10′55″N13°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 Flag of Spain.svg  Spain pass Verín-Benavente
1,320 m S16 Arlberg Tunnel Alps Flag of Austria.svg  Austria tunnel Bregenz-Innsbruck only one lane in each direction, both lanes in one tube 47°07′22″N10°15′23″E / 47.12278°N 10.25639°E / 47.12278; 10.25639 (Arlberg)
Circa 1,300 m AP-6 es:Túnel de carretera de Guadarrama Central System Flag of Spain.svg  Spain tunnel Collado Villalba and Villacastín
1,297 m Frejus Tunnel Alps Flag of France.svg  France
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
tunnel Modane-Bardonecchia only one lane in each direction, both lanes in one tube
Circa 1,250 m AP-61 Central System Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Segovia and San Rafael
1,229 m [23] AP-66 Negrón Tunnel Cantabrian Mountains Flag of Spain.svg  Spain tunnel Campomanes and León
1,222 m A-6 Puerto de Manzanal Galician Massif Flag of Spain.svg  Spain pass Astorga-Ponferrada
Circa 1,200 m AP-51 Central System Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Ávila and Villacastín
1,175 m A2 Gotthard Tunnel Alps Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland tunnel Altdorf-Airolo only one lane in each direction, both lanes in one tube 46°31′40″N08°36′01″E / 46.52778°N 8.60028°E / 46.52778; 8.60028 (Gotthard Tunnel)
1,121 m A75 fr:Col des Issartets Massif Central Flag of France.svg  France pass Saint-Flour and Massiac Highest motorway pass in France
1,070 mA24 near Vila Pouca de Aguiar Serra do Marão Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Vila Pouca de Aguiar and Vila Real, Portugal Highest motorway in Portugal
1,060 m A2 Kalcherkogeltunnel (near Pack Saddle) Lavanttaler Alps Flag of Austria.svg  Austria tunnel Klagenfurt-Graz
1,050 mJ20 Vue des Alpes Tunnel Jura Mountains Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland tunnel Neuchâtel-La Chaux-de-Fonds only one lane in each direction, both lanes in one tube 47°05′03″N06°51′55″E / 47.08417°N 6.86528°E / 47.08417; 6.86528 (Vue des Alpes Tunnel)

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