Alpe Galm, one of the hardest roads of the Alps
Alpe Galm is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.231m (7,319ft) above the sea level, located in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.
The road to the summit is mostly paved (the final kilometer and a half is gravel), but narrow and extremely steep, especially the last part, with sections over the 12%. Starting from Susten, the ascent is 19.1 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.607 meters. The average percentage is 8.4 %, but there are some sections up to 14%.
It’s one of the hardest climbs of the Alps. The road is surrounded by alpine pastures and small villages with nice views of the valley and the mountains near the top. This climb is possible for most ambitious road cyclists with 39-28.