One turn done. And the next. Pedal, just pedal. Always upwards, in the lowest gear. Meter by meter. Your lung is screaming. The muscles burning. Drink. And look up. The pass is waiting patiently. Keep going. And then, suddenly, the last switchback. And it's done. The mountain is dissolving into light and vastness. The next valley is starting right here. And here, exactly at this spot, all pain is forgotten and the fun is taking over.
The agony and joy that come with climbing and descending mountain passes are comprehensible only for those, who have done it. No matter weather you are at the beginning of your collection or an old stager at this – here are the most beautiful mountain passes in the alps for road cycling.