Alpe du Zwift is by far the longest, hardest, most intimidating climb in game. Modeled as a GPS-accurate replica of the famous Alpe d’Huez, its 21 hairpin turns average 8.5%, and riders climb 1035 meters (3,396′) over 12.2 km (7.6 miles) to reach the summit.

Many Zwifters who’ve never climbed Alpe du Zwift ask the same question: how long will it take me?

Luckily, ZwiftPower has built up a history of Alpe du Zwift segment times, so you can see what sort of time you can expect.

To get to the data, go to ZwiftPower.com and click Segments>Alpe du Zwift, then click Analysis. Or just click here. You be greeted with a chart like this:

Mouse over each point in the graph to see the w/kg and time of each ZwiftPower user’s Alpe personal best!

Using this data we can make some time estimates based on w/kg:

  • 2 w/kg: 90 minutes
  • 2.5 w/kg 75 minutes
  • 3 w/kg: 62 minutes
  • 3.5 w/kg: 55 minutes
  • 4 w/kg: 49 minutes
  • 4.5 w/kg: 44 minutes
  • 5 w/kg: 40 minutes
  • 5.5 w/kg: 37 minutes
  • 6 w/kg: 35 minutes
  • 6.5 w/kg: 32 minutes

Pretty cool, huh? Keep in mind these are just estimates. Your time will vary based on frame/wheel choice, your height and weight, how much drafting you’re doing, and when you apply your power on the climb (hint: go hardest when the road is steepest). But the above estimates should be within a minute or two of your finishing time.

Dig Deeper

You can use the ZwiftPower tool to look up Power vs Time graphs for all timed segments in Zwift. This includes Box Hill, the Fuego Flats sprint, the Central Park loop, and much more! Just click “Segments” in the main menu to get started.

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