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Zwift Courses and Routes

Currently, there are 3 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 from the dropdown menu on 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.



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*


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



This is the original route and corresponds with the Overall segment/leaderboard.
Distance: 9.1 km (5.7 mi)
Elevation gain: 100 m (329 ft)

Distance: 10.3 km (6.4 mi)
Elevation gain: 54 m (177 ft)

Figure 8 (Hilly plus Flat, back and forth)
Distance: 29.8 km (18.4 mi)
Elevation gain: 234 m (770 ft)

Mountain (Epic KOM)
Distance: 29.5 km (18.3 mi)
Elevation gain: 671 m (2,201 ft)

Mountain 8 (includes Epic KOM and radio tower)
Distance: 32 km (19.9 mi)
Elevation gain: 677 m (2,221 ft)

The Pretzel (everything above, twice)
Distance: 72.2 km (44.9 mi)
Elevation gain: 1,333 m (4,375 ft)

Mega Pretzel

Distance: 107.0 km (66.5 mi)
Elevation gain: 1,642 m (5,387.1 ft)

Volcano Flat
This route does not correspond with any Zwift segments

Distance: 12.4 km (7.7 mi)
Elevation gain: 50.9 m (167 ft)

Volcano Circuit

Distance (per lap): 4.3 km (2.7 mi)
Elevation (per lap): 20.4 m (67 ft)

Three Sisters (Shortest route with all 3 climbs)

Distance: 48.3 km (30.0 mi)
Elevation: 896.7 m (2942 ft)

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

Distance: 42.8 km (26.6 mi)
Elevation: 663 m (2175 ft)

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

Distance: 30 km (18.7 mi)
Elevation: 275 m (905 ft)

Jungle Circuit

Distance (per lap): 19.8 km (12.3 mi)
Elevation (per lap): 275 m (905 ft)

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

Distance: 19.9 km (12.3 mi)
Elevation: 1,144 m (3,753 ft)

Tour of Fire & Ice (from the volcano, through Road to Sky)

Distance: 25.1 km (15.6 mi)
Elevation: 1,166 m (3,825 ft)

Four Horsemen (covers all four climbs)

Distance: 89.3 km (55.4 mi)
Elevation: 2,112 m (6,929 ft)



No Richmond routes can be ridden in reverse


Full Course

This is the original route and corresponds with the Overall segment/leaderboard.
Distance: 16.3 km (10.1 mi)
Elevation gain: 142 m (467 ft)

Distance: 9.2 km (5.7 mi)
Elevation gain: 124 m (413 ft)

Flat Loop
Distance: 5.1 km (3.1 mi)
Elevation gain: 11 m (38 ft)



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



This is the route that corresponds with the Overall segment/leaderboard.
Distance: 14.9 km (9.2 mi)
Elevation gain: 220 m (722 ft)

Distance: 5.4 km (3.3 mi)
Elevation gain: 19 m (62 ft)

Surrey Hills

Distance: 40.9 km (25.4 mi)
Elevation gain: 889.7 m (2919 ft)

Greatest London Loop

Distance: 25.9 km (16.1 mi)
Elevation gain: 357.2 m (1172 ft)

London 8 (Loop plus Classique)
Distance: 20.3 km (12.6 mi)
Elevation gain: 238 m (780 ft)

Triple Loops

Distance: 40.9 km (25.4 mi)
Elevation gain: 563.3 m (1848 ft)

PRL Half
Distance: 69 km (42.8 mi)
Elevation gain: 954 m (3,130 ft)

Greater London Flat

Distance: 11.6 km (7.2 mi)
Elevation gain: 52.4 m (172 ft)

Greatest London Flat

Distance: 23.5 km (14.6 mi)
Elevation: 159 m (521.7 ft)

PRL Full
Distance: 173 km (107.5 mi)
Elevation gain: 2,496 m (8,189 ft)

Greater London 8 (London expansion)

Distance: 23.8km (14.8mi)
Elevation gain: 276.7 m (908 ft)

Greater London Loop (Loop around course)

Distance: 21.2 km (13.2 mi)
Elevation gain: 257.2 m (844 ft)

The London Pretzel (All roads, both directions)

Distance: 55.7 km (34. 6mi)
Elevation gain: 573.6 m (1882 ft)


*This is not an official resource, and the link will take you to a third-party site not owned by Zwift.

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