Oh my word. I was just playing around on bikely.com and plotted in one day of next year's proposed tour through Europe. On one day, we climb the Arlberg Pass which is 1.4 km up!!! We then plotted our biggest ever day's climbing in Spain, and it was 800m and we were like dead dogs at the end!! Rationally I know that a) we're in better shape now and will be training hard come the Spring, we both own better bikes with triple chainsets instead of entry level hybrids, c) it won't be half as hot as the sweltering day in Spain but looking at the elevation profile I'm wetting myself with a year to go!!! How on Earth will we get up the Arlberg? Has anyone got any mountain climbing expertise to share with two rookie tourers??