One of five routes rolled out with Zwift’s Titans Grove expansion, “Big Foot Hills” takes you on a meandering journey over the lower peaks of Watopia, including Titans Grove in both directions.
This longer route is perfect for a ~2-hour free ride and includes 5 different KOM sections of short to medium length. A nice choice if you want to do some VO2 max hill training!
Begin just before the Fuego Flats start pen and hit the flat, fast desert roads to start. This is as flat as your journey will get! You’ll hang a right into Titans Grove (forward direction) after leaving Saddle Springs, ride through Titans Grove, then turn left to head toward downtown Watopia.
At the intersection near downtown, turn left to head up the original Watopia KOM, then descend down and turn left onto the gravel at the Italian Villas toward the volcano.
At the volcano, you’ll take the first right for a CCW circuit around (and through) our favorite magmatic mountain. But before you complete a full circuit you will turn left to head up the Volcano KOM–the largest climb on the route.
Once you’ve finished that climb, zip down the volcano and ride to downtown Watopia, through the main start/finish banner and back out toward Fuego Flats. But before you hit our original starting point you’ll hang a right into Titans Grove, covering that road in the reverse direction.
After Titans Grove turn right to get onto Ocean Boulevard, through the fishing village, and onto the original KOM in the reverse direction. After descending from the KOM turn right onto Ocean Boulevard, then a quick left toward Fuego Flats to finish near the same place you began.
Once you’ve covered the initial 10km of Fuego Flats, this course is rarely flat. That said, none of the climbs are particularly long, with the Volcano KOM (3.7km, 3.2%) being the largest.
Distance: 67.5km (41.9 miles)
Elevation Gain: 637m (2090′)
Start and Finish Points
Since this route does not begin near a start/finish banner and your actual spawn location will vary a bit, we had to choose logical start/end point for our Strava segments. For now, the Zwift Insider verified segment begins/ends as you exit the Fuego Flats start pen.
We will be checking the route used for group events and may update this segment or create a new one if the start/finish line moves. (We think it’s very possible that the event route finish line will be the Fuego Flats start/finish rock arch, but we can’t confirm that until we ride a group event.)