“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.