If youre looking for a 1000m+ climb to gauge your climbing abilities, Klausens a good choice. Klausen was my first 1000m+ climb and I did in on a mountain bike which wasnt in great condition. The climb is gradual enough that I could switch to one of the lowest gears and pedal without too much exertion. Theres a long flat bit in the middle of the climb which gives one a small respite before the climb starts again for the summit. There are lots of farms on this flat bit and you can find yourself weaving through a crowd of cows if you ride through here when the cows are led out to pasture. Can be quite a funny sight. The pass is quite close to Zurich and so can get busy with bikers and cars though its easily mamageable. All in all a fantastic ride with wonderful views. Well worth a go.
The Klausen Pass is situated in Glarus
and belongs to the
Starting from Linthal,
the Klausen Pass ascent is 23 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1300 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 5.7 %.
Look for other sides to climb the Klausen Pass.
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