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Located in Euskadi, Spain, the short Côte de Pike averages 9% on Zwift. But don’t be fooled: the first half of the climb is flatter (~5%) while the second half averages over 13%!

This was the final climb of the Tour’s first stage in 2023, and Victor Lafay and Tadej Pogacar lit it up, grabbing Strava KOM honors. (For an in-depth analysis of this climb as a VO2 test, see this post from

If you still haven’t earned your 100kph extra credit badge, this is a great place to do it. Just climb to the top, turn around, and go for it! (A fast TT bike is recommended for the descent.)

Here’s the IRL segment that comes closest to Zwift’s:

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