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Originally from flat deserts of Nevada, Jeff Stuart used to be afraid of hills. However, with his most recent collection you wouldn’t know it! 

Featuring four stunning routes from his adopted home of Switzerland, Jeff has a real eye for killer climbs with stunning views as your reward.

This collection will not disappoint as it captures some of the stunning beauty of the region, but we warned these climbs aren’t for everyone!

If you love these rides, you’ll love the others from Jeff. Search “Stuart” in the app to see all of his contributions to FulGaz.

Grosse Scheidegg From Grindelwald

More known as a hiker’s pass, this ascent starts in the ski resort town of Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland, deep in the heart of the Jungfrau region. While listed at 10 km and 9.2%, the first three kilometers are actually pleasant, meaning the last seven bit hard with an average of 11%, thereby offering virtually no respite until the top.

10.80KM
DISTANCE
1:01:46
DURATION
902M
ELEVATION

Oberalp Pass From Andermatt

Connecting Andermatt in the west with Disentis in the East, Oberalp pass (or Alpsu as it’s known in the Swiss regional language Romantsch) comes with a steady gradient and ends with a false flat along a frozen, alpine lake, topping at out 2044 m. Used as the first climb of stage 8 of the 2021 Tour de Suisse, keep your eyes out for the pro-team busses passing by…

10.92KM
DISTANCE
44:12
DURATION
595M
ELEVATION

Tremola From Airolo

The start of the climb is laid with pristine tarmac and is mostly quiet, thanks to the Gotthard basis tunnel and the more recent car-only pass road. Once you reach about half-way up, you hit the old Tremola road, a cobbled climb with 20+ hairpins that (thankfully) almost never exceeds an ~8% gradient.

13.21KM
DISTANCE
1:06:57
DURATION
937M
ELEVATION

Gotthard Pass From Hospental

The start of the climb is laid with pristine tarmac and is mostly quiet, thanks to the Gotthard basis tunnel and the more recent car-only pass road. Once you reach about half-way up, you hit the old Tremola road, a cobbled climb with 20+ hairpins that (thankfully) almost never exceeds an ~8% gradient.

9.22KM
DISTANCE
00:38:34
DURATION
617M
ELEVATION

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