Watopia’s “Road to Sky” route is the shortest route which includes Alpe du Zwift, a massive climb modeled after the iconic Alp d’Huez.

About the Alpe

Zwift created this route using GPS data to perfectly match the incline and distance of the storied climb with its 21 hairpin turns. The climb to Alp d’Huez actually has two different finish points: the “tourist version” and the Tour de France version. Alpe du Zwift matches the tourist version, which is ~2km shorter with 40 meters less climbing than the TdF. Read more >

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Route Profile

If you choose this route for a freeride you’ll begin on the pier near the seaplane, just before the start of the Epic KOM. You must then ride the first little climb, across the bridge, and to the bottom of the jungle before you hang a right and begin the Alpe du Zwift ascent. The route ends at the KOM banner atop Alpe du Zwift.

Level Restriction

Like all Alpe routes, Road to Sky is restricted to Zwifters level 12 and up unless you access it through an official group ride.

Route details:
Distance: 19.5 km (12.1 miles)
Elevation Gain: 1135m (3726′)
Lead-in from Start Pier: 7.7 km (4.8 miles), 79 meters (260′)
Strava Forward SegmentStrava Forward Segment from Start Pier