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Watopia Hilly

Watopia’s “Hilly Route” was the very first route on the island. It includes KOM and sprint sections in both directions.

Route details:
Distance: 9.1km (5.7 miles)
Elevation Gain: 100m (329′)
Strava Forward SegmentStrava Reverse Segment

Turns taken for Hilly route:

  • Turn 1 – Straight (To KOM)
  • Turn 2 – Straight (To Village)

Turns taken for Mountain reverse route:

  • Turn 1 – Left (To Bridge)
  • Turn 2 – Left (To Pier)

Watopia Flat

The Watopia “Flat Route” was added when Watopia’s Ocean Boulevard came online in late December 2015. It includes the undersea tunnel and marina sections, plus the back half of the original Hilly Route.

While nowhere near perfectly flat, it is the flattest route available on the island, making it popular for TT races.

Route details:
Distance: 10.3km (6.4 miles)
Elevation Gain: 54m (177′)
Strava Forward Segment (from start banner)Strava Forward Segment (from pier)Strava Reverse Segment

Turns taken for Flat route:

  • Turn 1 – Left (To Underwater)
  • Turn 2 – Straight
  • Turn 3 – Straight (To Marina)
  • Turn 4 – Left (To Village)

Turns taken for reverse Flat route:

  • Turn 1 – Right (Dam)
  • Turn 2 – Left (To Underwater)
  • Turn 3 – Straight
  • Turn 4 – Right (To Pier)

Watopia Figure 8 (Hilly + Flat, both directions)

Watopia’s “Figure 8” route covers the entire hilly and flat courses in both directions, which is actually pretty cool if you think about it. It’s a really nice course for an hour long ride that involves some climbing, but not the Epic KOM.

Route details:
Distance: 29.8km (18.4 miles)
Elevation Gain: 234m (770′)
Strava Forward SegmentStrava Reverse Segment

Turns taken for forward “Figure 8” route:

  • Turn 1 – Left (To Underwater)
  • Turn 2 – Straight
  • Turn 3 – Straight (To Marina)
  • Turn 4 – Straight (To Bridge)
  • Turn 5 – Straight (To Pier)
  • Turn 6 – Right (To Dam)
  • Turn 7 – Straight (To Underwater)
  • Turn 8 – Straight
  • Turn 9 – Left (To KOM)
  • Turn 10 – Straight (To Village)

Turns taken for reverse “Figure 8” route:

  • Turn 1 – Straight (To Bridge)
  • Turn 2 – Right (To Underwater)
  • Turn 3 – Straight
  • Turn 4 – Straight (To Marina)
  • Turn 5 – Left (To Village)
  • Turn 6 – Straight (To KOM)
  • Turn 7 – Left (To Dam)
  • Turn 8 – Left (To Underwater)
  • Turn 9 – Straight
  • Turn 10 – Right (To Pier)

Watopia Mountain

The Watopia “Mountain Route” is simply a loop up to the highest point in Watopia (the radio tower climb) then back through the start/finish line.

This is an excellent addition to the game, since it allows group rides and races to include a major climb.

Route details:
Distance: 29.5km (18.3 miles)
Elevation Gain: 671m (2201′)
Strava Forward SegmentStrava Reverse Segment

Turns taken for Mountain forward route:

  • Turn 1 – Left (To Underwater)
  • Turn 2 – Left (To Mountain)
  • Turn 3 – Left (To Radio Tower)
  • Turn 4 – Left
  • Turn 5 – Left (Dam)
  • Turn 6 – Left (To Village)

Turns taken for Mountain reverse route:

  • Turn 1 – Right (Dam)
  • Turn 2 – Right (Mountain)
  • Turn 3 – Right (To Radio Tower)
  • Turn 4 – Right
  • Turn 5 – Right (To Underwater)
  • Turn 6 – Right (To Pier)

Watopia Mountain 8

The “Mountain 8” route on Watopia similar in distance to the “Figure 8” route, but with substantially more climbing since it takes you over the Epic KOM and up the radio tower climb.

Route details:
Distance: 32km (19.9 miles)
Elevation Gain: 677m (2,221′)

Strava Forward SegmentStrava Reverse Segment


Turns taken for the Mountain 8 route:

  • Turn 1 – Left (To Underwater)
  • Turn 2 – Straight (To Marina)
  • Turn 3 – Left (Mountain)
  • Turn 4 – Right (Radio Tower)
  • Turn 5 – Right
  • Turn 6 – Left (To Marina)
  • Turn 7 – Straight (To Dam)
  • Turn 8 – Left (To Village)

Turns taken for the Mountain 8 reverse route:

  • Turn 1 – Right (To Dam)
  • Turn 2 – Left (To Underwater)
  • Turn 3 – Right (Mountain)
  • Turn 4 – Right (Radio Tower)
  • Turn 5 – Left
  • Turn 6 – Right (To Underwater)
  • Turn 7 – Straight
  • Turn 8 – Right (To Pier)

UPDATE: Zwift modified the Mountain 8 route with release v1.0.11783. We have updated this post accordingly.


Watopia The Pretzel

“The Pretzel” route on Watopia is punishing indeed, at 44.8 miles (72.1km) in length and an elevation gain of 4,375′ (1333m). These numbers make this the longest, most challenging route on Zwift. This route covers all segments in Watopia at least twice.

Route details:
Distance: 72.2km (44.9 miles)
Elevation Gain: 1,333m (4,375′)
Strava Forward Segment (from start banner)Strava Forward Segment (from pier)Strava Reverse Segment

Turns taken for “The Pretzel” forward route:

  • Turn 1 – Left (To Underwater)
  • Turn 2 – Left (To Mountain)
  • Turn 3 – Left (To Radio Tower)
  • Turn 4 – Left
  • Turn 5 – Left (Dam)
  • Turn 6 – Straight (To Bridge)
  • Turn 7 – Straight (Pier)
  • Turn 8 – Right (To Marina)
  • Turn 9 – Straight (Marina)
  • Turn 10 – Straight (Underwater)
  • Turn 11 – Left (To KOM)
  • Turn 12 – Left (To Marina)
  • Turn 13 – Right (Mountain)
  • Turn 14 – Straight
  • Turn 15 – Left (To Marina)
  • Turn 16 – Straight (To Dam)
  • Turn 17 – Left (To Village)

The reverse route is not the exact reverse of the forward route. Here are the turns taken for “The Pretzel” reverse route:

  • Turn 1 – Right (To Marina)
  • Turn 2 – Straight (Marina)
  • Turn 3 – Straight (Underwater)
  • Turn 4 – Left (To KOM)
  • Turn 5 – Left (To Marina)
  • Turn 6 – Right (Mountain)
  • Turn 7 – Straight
  • Turn 8 – Left (To Marina)
  • Turn 9 – Right (To Marina)
  • Turn 10 – Left (To Village)
  • Turn 11 – Left (To Underwater)
  • Turn 12 – Left (To Mountain)
  • Turn 13 – Left (To Radio Tower)
  • Turn 14 – Left
  • Turn 15 – Left (Dam)
  • Turn 16 – Straight (To Bridge)
  • Turn 17 – Straight (Pier)

UPDATE: Zwift modified The Pretzel route with release v1.0.11783. We have updated this post accordingly.


Richmond Full Course

16.3km (10.1 miles) / Elevation Gain: 142m (467′) / Strava Segment

Richmond Hilly

9.2km (5.7 miles) / Elevation Gain: 124m (413′) / Strava Segment

Richmond Flat (Loop)

5.1km (3.1 miles) / Elevation Gain: 11m (38′) / Strava Segment


London Loop

The London course’s “London Loop” route takes you along the Thames, down through underground tunnels, and up the Box Hill KOM. If you take the reverse route you will ride up “Fox Hill” which is a shorter, steeper climb than Box Hill.

Route details:
Distance: 14.9 km (9.2 miles)
Elevation Gain: 220m (722′)
Strava Forward SegmentStrava Reverse Segment

Turns taken for forward “London Loop” route:

  • Turn 1 – Left
  • Turn 4 – Straight  (to stay on A3203)
  • Turn 5 – Straight at roundabout to go up Box Hill

Turns taken for reverse “London Loop” route:

  • Turn 1 – Straight (to stay on A3203)
  • Turn 2 – Right (to stay on A3203)

London “Classique”

The London course’s “Classique” route takes you on some of the most famous London streets including Strand, The Mall, Constitution Hill, and Birdcage Walk. You ride by Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace.

It is a precise replica of the Prudential RideLondon Classique route, which is described as “beginning on The Mall in St James’s Park, going up Constitution Hill, turning at the top to come down and on to Birdcage Walk, then passing Big Ben and turning left on to Whitehall and right on to the Strand before turning again to come back up the Strand, through Trafalgar Square, Admiralty Arch and back on to The Mall.”

When choosing this route option in game you will begin near the main start/finish banner, then ride a short warmup before you turn off for the Classique loop, which you will stay on as long as you wish.

The Strava segments below begin and end at the start/finish banner located on The Mall, not the main start/finish banner where the game starts your ride.

Route details:
Distance: 5.4 km (3.3 miles)
Elevation Gain: 19m (62′)
Strava Forward Segment


Turns taken for forward “Classique” route:

  • Turn 1 – Right (onto the Strand)
  • Turn 2 – Left (onto A3212)
  • Turn 3 – Straight to stay on Classique loop

London 8

The London course’s “London 8” route covers the entire London course by combining the “London Loop” and “Classique” routes.

Route details:
Distance: 20.3 km (12.6 miles)
Elevation Gain: 238m (780′)
Strava Forward SegmentStrava Reverse Segment

Turns taken for forward “London 8” route:

  • Turn 1 – Left
  • Turn 2 – Right (onto Birdcage Walk)
  • Turn 3 – Straight (onto A3203)
  • Turn 4 – Straight  (to stay on A3203)
  • Turn 5 – Straight at roundabout to go up Box Hill

Turns taken for reverse “London 8” route:

  • Turn 1 – Straight  (to stay on A3203)
  • Turn 2 – Left (towards The Mall)
  • Turn 3 – Straight (onto A3203)
  • Turn 4 – Right (to Victoria Embankment)

London “PRL Half”

The London course’s “PRL Half” route is meant to mimic the distance (but not the full course) of the real Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46. It takes you on four circuits of the “London Loop“, then turns around at the Surrey roundabout and heads towards the sprint and finish banner on The Mall.

Route details:
Distance: 69 km (42.8 miles)
Elevation Gain: 954m (3,130′)
Strava Forward Segment

Turns taken for forward “PRL Full” route:

  • Turn 1 – Left (onto A3212)
  • Turn 2 – Straight to stay on A3212
  • Turn 3 – Straight at the Surrey roundabout
  • Turns 4-12 (same as , except your last turn at the roundabout go right to turn around)
  • Turn 13: Left (onto The Mall)

London “PRL Full”

The London course’s “PRL Full” route is meant to mimic the distance (but not the full course) of the real Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100. It takes you on eleven circuits of the “London Loop“, then turns around at the Surrey roundabout and heads towards the sprint and finish banner on The Mall.

Although I can’t seem to find numbers for the 2016 course, it appears that Zwift’s version has significantly more elevation gain than the real-life course. (The 2013 course had a gain of 6,167′.)

 

Route details:
Distance: 173 km (107.5 miles)
Elevation Gain: 2,496m (8,189′)
Strava Forward Segment

Turns taken for forward “PRL Full” route:

  • Turn 1 – Left (onto A3212)
  • Turn 2 – Straight to stay on A3212
  • Turn 3 – Straight at the Surrey roundabout
  • Turns 4-33 (same as , except your last turn at the roundabout go right to turn around)
  • Turn 34: Left (onto The Mall)