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Zwift Courses and Routes

Currently, there are 4 courses on Zwift, each with its own routes. Courses rotate based on a monthly schedule. You can log into the game to see the current course schedule (in the lower-right of the Drop In screen), or check out the Community Page to see what's coming up. Course changeovers happen at UTC-8.

Each course has a number of routes you can choose from. You choose your route by clicking the Change button at the Drop In screen, or you can manually pick your route by choosing a direction when an intersection comes up.

If you decide to manually navigate in-game, you can either use the Companion app buttons or the arrow keys on your keyboard.

 

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 TIP: If you're having trouble picturing the intersections for these routes, here are some maps of the courses:

Zwifter Eric Schlange has also done an excellent job mapping this out visually. You can check out his work on ZwiftInsider.com*

Watopia

Hilly, Flat, Mountain, Mountain 8, and 3 Sisters routes can be ridden in reverse

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Hilly

This is the original route and corresponds with the Overall segment/leaderboard.
Distance: 9.1 km (5.7 mi)
Elevation gain: 108 m (354 ft)

Flat
Distance: 10.2 km (6.3 mi)
Elevation gain: 61 m (200 ft)

Figure 8 (Hilly plus Flat, back and forth)
Distance: 29.5 km (18.4 mi)
Elevation gain: 253 m (829 ft)

Mountain (Epic KOM)
Distance: 29.4 km (18.3 mi)
Elevation gain: 682 m (2236 ft)

Mountain 8 (includes Epic KOM and radio tower)
Distance: 32.6 km (20.2 mi)
Elevation gain: 691 m (2266 ft)

The Pretzel (everything above, twice)
Distance: 72.4 km (45.0 mi)
Elevation gain: 1360 m (4463 ft)

Mega Pretzel

Distance: 107.0 km (66.5 mi)
Elevation gain: 1639 m (5377 ft)

Volcano Flat
This route does not correspond with any Zwift segments

Distance: 12.3 km (7.6 mi)
Elevation gain: 50 m (164 ft)

Volcano Circuit

Distance (per lap): 4.1 km (2.6 mi)
Elevation (per lap): 20 m (66 ft)

Volcano Circuit CCW

Distance (per lap): 4.1 km (2.6 mi)
Elevation (per lap): 21 m (67 ft)

Three Sisters (Shortest route with all 3 climbs)

Distance: 47.7 km (29.6 mi)
Elevation: 895 m (2938 ft)

Big Loop (Climb Epic KOM, through Jungle, around volcano)

Distance: 42.5 km (26.4 mi)
Elevation: 662 m (2171 ft)

Road to Ruins (Watopia Flat variant, through Jungle, around volcano)

Distance: 29.9 km (18.6 mi)
Elevation: 275 m (902 ft)

Jungle Circuit

Distance (per lap): 13.8 km (8.5 mi)
Elevation (per lap): 99 m (326 ft)

Road to Sky (the shortest route to Alpe du Zwift)

Distance: 19.9 km (12.4 mi)
Elevation: 1144 m (3752 ft)

Tour of Fire & Ice (to Alpe du Zwift from the volcano, then through Road to Sky)

Distance: 25.1 km (15.6 mi)
Elevation: 1166 m (3827 ft)

Four Horsemen (covers all four climbs: the original KOM, Volcano, Epic KOM and Alpe du Zwift)

Distance: 89.3 km (55.5 mi)
Elevation: 2112 m (6928 ft)

 

Richmond

No Richmond routes can be ridden in reverse

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Full Course

This is the original route and corresponds with the Overall segment/leaderboard.
Distance: 16.1 km (10.0 mi)
Elevation gain: 157 m (514 ft)

Hilly
Distance: 9.1 km (5.6 mi)
Elevation gain: 133 m (435 ft)

Flat Loop
Distance: 5.0 km (3.1 mi)
Elevation gain: 19 m (63 ft)

 

London

London Loop, Greater London Loop, and part of the Classique can be ridden in reverse

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London Loop

This is the route that corresponds with the Overall segment/leaderboard.
Distance: 15.1 km (9.4 mi)
Elevation gain: 230 m (755 ft)

Classique
Distance: 5.4 km (3.4 mi)
Elevation gain: 25 m (83 ft)

Surrey Hills

Distance: 40.8 km (25.4 mi)
Elevation gain: 890 m (2919 ft)

Greatest London Loop

Distance: 25.9 km (16.1 mi)
Elevation gain: 357 m (1172 ft)

London 8 (Loop plus Classique)
Distance: 20.6 km (12.8 mi)
Elevation gain: 258 m (845 ft)

Triple Loops

Distance: 40.8 km (25.4 mi)
Elevation gain: 563 m (1848 ft)

PRL Half
Distance: 69.3 km (43.0 mi)
Elevation gain: 1005 m (3296 ft)

Greater London Flat

Distance: 11.6 km (7.2 mi)
Elevation gain: 53 m (173 ft)

Greatest London Flat

Distance: 25.3 km (15.7 mi)
Elevation: 173 m (568 ft)

PRL Full
Distance: 173.1 km (107.6 mi)
Elevation gain: 2606 m (8551 ft)

Greater London 8 (London expansion)

Distance: 24.0 km (14.9 mi)
Elevation gain: 278 m (912 ft)

Greater London Loop (Loop around course)

Distance: 21.2 km (13.2 mi)
Elevation gain: 257 m (844 ft)

The London Pretzel (All roads, both directions)

Distance: 55.7 km (34.6 mi)
Elevation gain: 574 m (1882 ft)

Innsbruck

No Innsbruck routes can be ridden in reverse

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2018 UCI Worlds Short Lap

Distance: 23.7 km (14.7 mi)
Elevation gain: 494 m (1621 ft)

Achterbahn 

Distance: 47.3 km (29.4 mi)
Elevation gain: 988.2 m (3242 ft)

Innsbruckring 

Distance: 8.9 km (5.5 mi)
Elevation gain: 76.9 m (252 ft)

Lutscher 

Distance: 24.1 km (15 mi)
Elevation gain: 827.5 m (2715 ft)

Lutscher CCW 

Distance: 22 km (13.7 mi)
Elevation gain: 825.8 m (2709 ft)

 

 

 

 

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