Furkapass

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Elevation profile Furkapass
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Elevation profile Furkapass
779
difficulty points
6.5%
avg. gradient
13.2%
steepest 100 meters
16.4km
length
1065m
total ascent

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Furkapass is a climb in the region Valais. It is 16.4km long and bridges 1065 vertical meters with an average gradient of 6.5%, resulting in a difficulty score of 779. The top of the ascent is located at 2433 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 14 reviews of this climb and uploaded 38 photos.

Road name: Furkastrasse

5.0 by Scissors
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
From the descent of the Grimsel, we went up the Furkapass, which fortunately was still in the sun. A nice overview of where to go. Fine climb with occasional steeper sections. Once we arrived at the hairpins, a nice view of the valley and the descent of the Grimsel from which we had just come. At th... read more
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Furkapass from Oberwald
This climb
Valais
118 climbs
Swiss Alps
624 climbs
Switzerland
791 climbs
Alps
4838 climbs
Europe
41914 climbs
Difficulty points
779
rank
64
rank
244
rank
255
rank
1042
rank
1672
Average gradient
6.5%
rank
87
63% less steep than
La Montau from Ardon
rank
435
63% less steep than
La Montau from Ardon
rank
524
63% less steep than
La Montau from Ardon
rank
2747
75% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
11856
78% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
16.4km
rank
35
rank
90
rank
92
rank
551
rank
1696
Total ascent
1065m
rank
44
rank
112
rank
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rank
581
50% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
1061

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
17 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

90% 5% 5%
Based on 20 votes
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Traffic

21% 42% 37%
Based on 19 votes
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Climbing times

7 km/h 02:20:58
11 km/h 01:29:42
15 km/h 01:05:47
19 km/h 00:51:56

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Reviews (14)

LouisB
4 Mo 4.0
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Our stay in Sisikon (Lake Lucerne) remains a nice memory. From Sisikon (450m) practically nonstop climbing towards Altdorf (Willem tell), Wassen (916m) , Andermatt (1437m - stopover) , Realp (1546m) and finally Furkapass (2436m). After the summit here anyway, take a look at the Rhone glacier! The way back afterwards an endless descent.
Also reserve other climbs immediately nearby for other days such as Klaussenpass, Oberalppass, Sustenpass, Gotthardpass... A wonderful nature experience everywhere.

Ons verblijf in Sisikon (Vierwoudstedenmeer) blijft een aardige herinnering. Vanuit Sisikon (450m) practisch nonstop klimmen richting Altdorf (Willem tell), Wassen (916m) , Andermatt (1437m - tussenstop) , Realp (1546m) en uiteindelijk Furkapass (2436m). Na de top hier toch even de Rhône-gletsjer bezichtigen! De terugweg nadien een eindeloze afdaling.
Ook andere beklimmingen onmiddelijk in de buurt voor andere dagen reserveren zoals Klaussenpas, Oberalppass, Sustenpass, Gotthardpass... Overal een prachtige natuurervaring.

clemo
8 Mo 5.0

Probably one of the best climbs I have ever done for scenery , almost felt like going back in time with the hotels boarded up as you pass , the surface is perfect and although it’s a long climb it’s not hard , the rewards are at the top , traffic was heavy and I got the feeling that they don’t like cyclists stoping there rides on motor bikes and sports cars passing very close , one off the bucket list and z must do but won’t be doing it again 🤪

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RobertS
9 Mo 5.0
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Even on a lousy Saturday, it was enjoyable on this climb. So many beautiful elements on the Furka:

- Gletsch with its beautiful old hotels
- Already in the descent from the Grimsel you can see the entire climb.
- You can very well follow the railway line of the steam train from Gletsch to Realp.
- It's not steep, at most a small section just below hotel Belvedere.
- That iconic hotel also feels like the pass height, although it's on a bare parking lot just a little further up.
- Blissful tarmac
- The most beautiful climb in the Grimsel-Furka-Susten lap

I would love to do this climb again and then from the start in Oberwald.

Zelfs op een loeidrukke zaterdag was het genieten op deze beklimming. Zoveel prachtige elementen aan de Furka:

- Gletsch met zijn prachtige oude hotels
- Al in de afdaling van de Grimsel zie je de hele klim liggen.
- Je kunt heel goed de spoorlijn volgen van de stoomtrein van Gletsch naar Realp.
- Steil is het niet, hooguit een klein deel net onder hotel Belvedère.
- Dat iconische hotel voelt ook als de pashoogte, hoewel die op een kale parkeervlakte ligt net iets verderop.
- Zalig asfalt
- De mooiste beklimming in de ronde Grimsel-Furka-Susten

Deze beklimming doe ik graag nog een keer en dan vanuit de start in Oberwald.

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Krasnal
1 y 5.0 02:10:00 (7.6km/h)
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the most beautiful cross-country road I have ever travelled. It captivated me. I recommend it to everyone.
Very good road, traffic can be tolerated, but it is not an empty road.

najpiekniejsza przelecz ktora poki co podjezdzalem. urzekla mnie. polecam kazdemu.
b. dobra droga, ruch samochodowy mozna wytrzymac, ale nie jest to pusta droga.

Scissors
1 y 5.0
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From the descent of the Grimsel, we went up the Furkapass, which fortunately was still in the sun. A nice overview of where to go. Fine climb with occasional steeper sections. Once we arrived at the hairpins, a nice view of the valley and the descent of the Grimsel from which we had just come. At the top, it is a bit sparse. Especially if you arrive later in the evening and the shadow has fallen over Realp. Cold leads to the descent. But the little pigs that came charging at us during a stopover to warm our fingers were heart-warming (and finger-warming). Fortunately, from the last hairpin we rode straight into our warm flat in Realp.

Vanuit de afdaling van de Grimsel de Furkapass op gegaan die gelukkig nog wel in de zon lag. Een mooi overzicht van waar je naar toe moet. Fijne klim met heel af en toe een wat steiler gedeelte. Eenmaal bij de haarspelden aangekomen een mooi zicht op het dal en de afdaling van de Grimsel waar we net vanaf kwamen. Boven is het wel wat karig. Zeker als je al later op de avond aankomt en de schaduw over Realp is gevallen. Kou leiden in de afdaling. Maar de biggetjes die tijdens een tussenstop om de vingers even op te warmen op ons af kwamen gestormd waren hart (en vinger) verwarmend. Gelukkig reden we vanaf de laatste hairpin recht ons warme appartement in Realp in.

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Ildib
1 y
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I totally agree, the climb is friendly and steady, although the 2nd 5km are significantly steeper than the 1st 5.

Helemaal mee eens, de klim is vriendelijk en regelmatig, al zijn de 2e 5km beduidend steiler dan de 1ste 5..

Fausto
1 y 5.0
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Beautiful climb, really enjoyable. You cycle for a long time towards the Rhone glacier, the source of the Rhone. For the ultimate unhurried looking cyclists: you can also walk in the glacier, quite special.

Prachtige klim, echt genieten. Je fietst lange tijd naar de Rhônegletscher toe, de bron van de Rhône. Voor de ultieme om-zich-heen-kijkende fietstoeristen zonder haast: je kunt ook ín de gletscher wandelen, best bijzonder.

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Kevin
2 y 5.0
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This side of the Furka cut with the Sustenpass and Grimselpass already in the legs. This side is also fantastic in terms of scenery. Taking some pictures of the iconic hotel Belvedere, a few kilometers before the summit, is obviously almost mandatory. Top climb that you will not soon forget.

Deze kant van de Furka aangesneden met de Sustenpas en Grimselpas al in de benen. Ook deze zijde is fantastisch qua omgeving. Enkele foto's nemen van het iconische hotel Belvedere, enkele kilometers voor de top, is uiteraard bijna verplicht. Topklim die je niet snel zal vergeten.

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Pierre
2 y 5.0
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End of September 2021 from Oberwald. 007 pass James Bond (Goldfinger). In the past a narrow road with few cyclists you could drink coffee at Hotel Belvedere or at Furkablick now past glory. At the eis grotte (Belvedere) still have coffee and snacks. The Rhone glacier now with huge melt losses. Today a wide road with perfect asphalt very nice and delicious cycling.... (in 100 years?)

Eind September 2021 vanuit Oberwald. 007 pass James Bond (Goldfinger). In het verleden een smalle weg met weinig fietsers je kon koffie drinken bij Hotel Belvedere of bij Furkablick nu vergane glorie. Bij de eis grotte (Belvedere) nog wel koffie en snacks. De Rhônegletsjer nu met enorme smelt verliezen. Heden een brede weg met perfect asfalt heel mooi en heerlijk fietsen…. (over 100 jaar?)

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Himmelsbla
2 y
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Wonderful that old photo for comparison Pierre, more of that! I still remember a trip in the Rhone glacier in my childhood. Das war einmal.

Prachtig die oude foto ter vergelijking Pierre, meer van dat! Ik herinner me nog een tripje in de Rhônegletsjer in mijn kindertijd. Das war einmal.

Jozef-Kempen
3 y 5.0
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Beautiful climb. In the vicinity are the Gotthard pass, San Gottardo and the Grimselpass. You can start in a Swiss village and make a loupe with the racing bike where you then do several climbs. Information can be obtained in the tourist offices of Switzerland.

Mooie beklimming. In de nabijheid liggen de Gotthard pass, San Gottardo en de Grimselpass. Men kan in een Zwitsers dorp starten en een loupe maken met de racefiets waarbij men dan verschillende beklimmingen doet. Informatie kan men bekomen in de toeristenbureaus van Zwitserland.

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Jelte
3 y 5.0
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Ridden this beautiful climb last week in our queen tour.
First up the Grimselpass, then down and right up the Furka, then down again and up the back of the Grimsel.
And then back to our residence in Brienz!
Good for 3000 altimeters.
Really beautiful tour.

Heb deze prachtige klim vorige week gereden in onze koninginnenrit.
Eerst de Grimselpass naar boven, afdalen en dan gelijk de Furka op, vervolgens weer naar beneden en de achterkant van de Grimsel naar boven.
En dan terug naar verblijfplaats Brienz!
Goed voor 3000 hoogtemeters.
Was echt prachtig rondje.

patrickbaert
3 y 5.0
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In August 2019 the first climb in the early morning hours (motorcyclists not yet awake") on the Furka/Gotthard/Nufenen cycle tour.
After starting in Oberwald, the route winds between pine forests, always in the vicinity of the Furka mountain trail. Furka mountain trail. After passing through the glorious village of Gletsch (exit Grimselpass) you can see the impressive series of hairpin bends, with the closed Hotel Belvédere in one bend, in front of you on the bare mountainside.
Steepest part of the climb is before and after this iconic hotel.
Pass height is deserted but with 360° snowy alpine panorama.

18 hairpin bends, 3 mountain rail crossings, (tip) On a cycling tour, you can stop in Ulrichen after the descent of the Nufenenpass. After the descent from the Nufenenpass in Ulrichen you can cycle along the river to Oberwald.

Fantastic cycling region!!!!

In Augustus 2019 de eerste klim in de vroege ochtenduren ("moto mafkezen nog niet wakker") op de fietsronde Furka/Gotthard/Nufenen.
Na start in Oberwald tussen naaldwouden slingerend naar omhoog steeds in de nabijheid vh. Furka bergspoor. Na doortocht van het vergane glorie dorp Gletsch (afslag Grimselpass) kan je op een licht draaiend stuk de indrukwekkende haarspeldbochtenreeks,met in één bocht het gesloten Hotel Belvédere,voor je zien op de kale bergwand.
Steilste deel van de klim ligt voor en na dit iconisch hotel.
Pashoogte is verlaten maar wel met 360° besneeuwde alpentoppen panorama.

18 haarspeldbochten,3 bergspoorovergangen,(tip) Bij fietsronde kan men na de afdaling vd. Nufenenpas in Ulrichen autovrij langs de rivier tot Oberwald fietsen.

Fantastische fietsregio!!!!

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Erwin
7 y
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Watch out for those Italian freaks who think they're Valentino Rossi. Especially on Saturday and Sunday beware. Beautiful climb, nice and good road and breathtaking views.

Oppassen voor die mafkezen uit Italië die allemaal denken dat ze Valentino Rossi zijn. Vooral op zaterdag en zondag oppassen geblazen. Prachtige klim, mooie en goede weg en adembenemend uitzicht.