One of five routes rolled out with Zwift’s Titans Grove expansion, “Quatch Quest” is by far the most challenging, with more than twice the elevation gain of Muir and the Mountain, the next most mountainous route.
Zwift teases us in the description of this route: “If you keep your eyes open, there’s no telling what you might see.” What are they referring to? We know a large, bluish Yeti has been spotted on Alpe du Zwift. But Sasquatch is an entirely different creature. Perhaps one is hiding in Titans Grove?
This route begins just like Muir and the Mountain, except you get to skip the radio tower climb, and after descending the Epic KOM you’ll hang a left and head toward the Alpe.
Begin by turning left into Titans Grove (reverse direction) and enjoy your roller-coaster ride through the sequoia forest. Hit the reverse KOM section hard if you’d like, but keep in mind the much longer and steeper Epic KOM and Alpe climbs are coming up!
At the end of Titans Grove hang a right onto the Fuego Flats road, descending across the bridge and turning left onto the road to the Epic KOM. Climb up through this mountain pass, but this is only a warmup for the larger Alpe climb to come.
After descending from the Epic KOM, turn left toward the Mayan Jungle, get on the Jungle Circuit in the reverse direction by turning left at the dirt fork, then take another left to head up the Alpe. From there it’s just one long climb to the Alpe banner, which is where the route ends.
At 36.7 m/km, this route is currently 3rd overall when ranking the universe of Zwift routes by elevation gain over distance. The only two routes that beat Quatch Quest are Road to Sky and Tour of Fire and Ice.
Distance: 45.9km (28.5 miles)
Elevation Gain: 1683m (5521′)
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 a logical start point for our Strava segment. For now, the Zwift Insider verified segment begins at the entrance to Titans Grove.
We will be checking the route used for group events and may update this segment or create a new one if the start line moves.