Zwift’s fresh southern coast expansion on Watopia added 19km of beautiful rolling roads along the ocean, opening up lots of possibilities for long, flat Watopia routes.
Today we introduce the first of our southern coast-inspired Rebel Routes: Litus Fugit! This route covers the desert and new coast road in both directions, with a quick turnaround in the Jungle. (The “fugit” part of the name comes from Tempus Fugit, the desert route where we begin. It’s Latin for “flees.” “Litus” is Latin for “the beach,” shoreline, coast… so Litus Fugit means “The Coast Flies,” if we take some liberties.)
This is the flattest Zwift route over 30km, with only 4.4 meters of climbing per kilometer of riding. And it’s a loopable route, not a one-way affair like many of Zwift’s southern coast routes. If you’re looking for a long, flattish effort with just enough variety to keep it interesting, this may be your route!
About Rebel Routes
“Rebel Routes” are Zwift rides not available on Zwift’s routes list, thus requiring manual navigation.
The reward for your rebel ride? Exploring a new route, knowing you’ve gone where few Zwifters have gone before. And a Strava segment rank in the tens or hundreds instead of the thousands! Rebel Routes are also included as a separate category on our Veloviewer Route Hunter leaderboard.
We begin by selecting The Big Ring as our route, which spawns us just before the start/finish line of our route and navigates the first few turns automatically.
Ride across Fuego Flats, through the Oasis and Saddle Springs, then turn onto the southern coast road at the LAX roundabout. You’ll notice more rollers on the road now – no big climbs on the southern coast roads, but lots of small ups and downs!
You’ll hit four sprint segments as you traverse the road in this direction: first the Woodland Sprint Rev, then Sasquatch Sprint Rev, Acropolis Sprint Rev, and Stoneway Sprint Rev. Give them a go and grab a green jersey if you’re up for it. Or just spin on through if it’s an easy day.
At the end of the coastal road we need to turn around, so we navigate the shortest turnaround possible, turning right to head up the Jungle’s dirt road before taking a left onto the Mayan Bridge cutoff and another left back onto the Jungle Circuit. Ride through the Jungle arch then take a quick right and you’re back on the coastal road, heading toward the desert.
Now it’s just a flat, fast shot to the finish. Ride through the desert arch, take the turnaround loop, then ride through the arch once more in the same direction as you began. That’s your finish line. Nice work!
While the profile looks quite spikey, this route is actually very flat. As mentioned above, it’s the flattest “long” route (over 30km) in Zwift! The biggest climbs on this route are during the turnaround in the Jungle at the midway point.
Getting Started + Lead-In
The easiest way to get started is to choose “The Big Ring” from your Watopia route options. This will auto-navigate you all the way to the Jungle, where you’ll need to manually turn right instead of left.
Turn by Turn
Here are the turns you’ll need to make to successfully complete Litus Fugit after starting from The Big Ring route:
- Left to Southern Coast
- Right to Southern Coast
- Right to Mayan Loop
- Left to Mayan Bridge
- Left to Mayan Loop
- Straight (Left) to Jungle Loop
- Right to Southern Coast
- Right to Desert Flats
- Straight (Right) to Desert Turnaround
Distance: 61km (37.9 miles)
Elevation Gain: 269m (882′)
Rebel Route Suggestions
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