Zwift Watopia Cycling Routes with Route Maps and Descriptions

Zwift’s Watopia world has a number of routes you can choose from. You choose your route by clicking the Routes button at the Drop In screen, or you can manually pick your route by choosing a direction when an intersection comes up. Some routes include a lead-in distance that doesn’t count towards the route achievement. This lead-in is indicated in blue – while the actual route appears in white. Each route includes an animates map along with the route name, distance, elevation gain and any pertinent notes.

See a listing of all the routes available in Zwift here.

Zwift Watopia Cycling Routes with Route Maps and Descriptions

Route Detail

Route Name:  Hilly Route

Distance:  9.1 km (5.7 mi)

Elevation Gain:  108 m (354 ft)

Notes:   Watopia’s Hilly Route includes
the KOM and sprint sections. Can be ridden in reverse.

 

Route Name:  Flat Route

Distance: 10.2 km (6.3 mi)

Elevation Gain: 61 m (200 ft)

Notes:  Ridethe flattest roads on
Watopia. Can be ridden in reverse.

Route Name:  Figure 8

Distance:  29.5 km (18.4 mi)

Elevation Gain:  253 m (829 ft)

Notes:  Combine the Hilly Roads and
Flat Roads courses for a long, double loop of the island.

Route Name:  Mountain  Route

Distance:  29.4 km (18.3 mi)

Elevation Gain:  682 m (2236 ft)

Notes:  Climb the highest peak in Watopia
all the way to the Radio Tower. Save your
Aero Boost for the fast descent! Can be
ridden in reverse.

Route Name:  Mountain 8

Distance:  32.6 km (20.2 mi)

Elevation Gain:  691 m (2266 ft)

Notes:  Combine the Mountain and
Radio Tower climbs before looping
out to the flats for recovery. Can be ridden
in reverse.

 

Route Name:  The Pretzel

Distance:  72.4 km (45.0 mi)

Elevation Gain:  1360 m (4463 ft)

Notes:  A long ride starting with the KOM,
then rounding the Epic KOM  with a detour
up to the Radio Tower and a fast descent back.

Route Name:  The Mega Pretzel

Distance:  107.0 km (66.5 mi)

Elevation Gain:  1639 m (5377 ft)

Notes:  You thought the Pretzel was a
challenge?  Try the KOM, Epic KOM, Mayan Ruins,
followed by the Volcano Climb. Enjoy!

Level Unlock Required: Level 10

Route Name:  Volcano Flat

Distance:  12.3 km (7.6 mi)

Elevation Gain:  50 m (164 ft)

Notes:  The Volcano Flat loop includes
most of the Flat Roads minus ‘The Esses’.

Route Name:  Volcano Circuit

Distance (per lap):  4.1 km (2.6 mi)

Elevation Gain (per lap):  20 m (66 ft)

Notes:  Ride around, and through, the magma
filled inferno created just off the coast of Watopia.

Route Name:  Volcano Circuit CCW

Distance (per lap):  4.1 km (2.6 mi)

Elevation Gain (per lap):  21 m (67 ft)

Notes:  Same as the Volcano Circuit but
reverse direction.

Route Name:  Three Sisters

Distance:  47.7 km (29.6 mi)

Elevation Gain:  895 m (2938 ft)

Notes:  Start  your climb over the KOM, turn
up to the Radio Tower, and after a fast descent,
finish your final climb over the top of the Volcano.
Can be ridden in reverse.

Route Name:  Big Loop

Distance:  42.5 km (26.4 mi)

Elevation Gain:  662 m (2171 ft)

Notes:  Explore the regions of Watopia:
Climb the Epic KOM, explore the misty Jungle
and round the Volcano Flat.
Level Unlock Required: Level 10

Route Name:  Road to Ruins

Distance:  29.9 km (18.6 mi)

Elevation Gain:  275 m (902 ft)

Notes:  Ride the gentle climb up to the
Jungle, cross the rope bridge and finish on
the Volcano Flat.

Level Unlock Required: Level 10

Route Name:  Jungle Circuit

Distance (per lap):  13.8 km (8.5 mi)

Elevation Gain(per lap):  99 m (326 ft)

Notes:  A flat warmup leads to the start of the
Jungle Circuit, then do laps until your legs fall off.

Level Unlock Required: Level 10

Route Name:  Road to Sky

Distance:  19.9 km (12.4 mi)

Elevation Gain:  1144 m (3752 ft)

Notes:  The shortest route to the longest climb.

Level Unlock Required: Level 12

Route Name:  Tour of Fire and Ice

Distance:  25.1 km (15.6 mi)

Elevation Gain:  1166 m (3827 ft)

Notes:  Winter is coming, but only after you ride
out of the fiery pits of the Volcano.

Level Unlock Required: Level 12

Route Name:  Four  Horsemen

Distance:  89.3 km (55.5 mi)

Elevation Gain:  2112 m (6928 ft)

Notes:  This is gonna hurt.

Level Unlock Required: Level 12

Route Name:  Out and Back Again

Distance:  42.1 km (26.1 mi)

Elevation Gain:  334 m (1095 ft)

Notes:  A cyclist’s meandering journey
takes you through the fiery depths of the
Volcano and then up to its barren summit
before bringing you back home again.

Route Name:  Tempus Fugit

Distance:  19.7 km (12.2 mi)

Elevation Gain:  32 m (105 ft)

Notes:  Time flies and so will you on this
flat and fast course through the desert.

Route Name:  The Uber Pretzel

Distance:  128.2 km (79.7 mi)

Elevation Gain:  2384 m (7823 ft)

Notes:  If somehow this isn’t enough
for you, there’s also the bonus climb up to
the Radio Tower…

Level Unlock Required: Level 12

Route Name:  Bigger Loop

Distance:  53 km (33 mi)

Elevation Gain:  692 m (2269 ft)

Notes:  Bigger than the Big Loop, add
in a trip through the desert as a part of a
winding tour around the regions of Watopia.

Level Unlock Required: Level 10

Route Name:  Tick Tock

Distance:  19 km (11.8 mi)

Elevation Gain:  59 m (193 ft)

Notes:  A clockwise loop through the
driest sands of the desert and the
submerged roads of the underwater tunnel.

Route Name:  Whole Lotta Lava

Distance:  12.2 km (7.6 mi)

Elevation Gain:  160 m (525 ft)

Notes:  A fiery figure-8 that alternates
laps of the Volcano Circuit with trips
up and down the Volcano KOM.

Route Name:  Muir And The Mountain

Distance:  34.5 km (21.4 mi)

Elevation Gain:792 m (2598.7 ft)

Notes:  The Mountains are calling, and
you must go.

Route Name:  Sand and  Sequoias

Distance:20.1 km (12.5 mi)

Elevation Gain:173 m (569 ft)

Notes:  From the scorched desert to
the sylvan wilderness, this loop takes
in every facet of Watopia’s wild west.

Route Name:  Big Foot Hills

Distance:67.5 km (41.9 mi)

Elevation Gain:706 m (2315 ft)

Notes:  An undulating journey that
rolls up and over the lower peaks of
Watopia.

Route Name:  Dust in the Wind

Distance:  54.6 km (33.9 mi)

Elevation Gain:585 m (1919 ft)

Notes:  Travel through Watopia’s
two forests on this rolling route through
both lush jungle and towering conifers.

Level Unlock Required: Level 12

Route Name:  Quatch Quest

Distance:46.3 km (28.8 mi)

Elevation Gain:1708 m (5603 ft)

Notes:  If you keep your eyes open,
there’s no telling what you might see.

Level Unlock Required: Level 12

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