“Big Loop” Route Details (Watopia)

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Watopia’s “Big Loop” was added with the Mayan jungle expansion in late October 2017. It includes the Epic KOM, Mayan jungle roads, and a portion of the Volcano Flat route.

Watopia’s “Big Loop” was added with the Mayan jungle expansion in late October 2017. It includes the Epic KOM, Mayan jungle roads, and a portion of the Volcano Flat route.

Route Basics

Length: 42.4 km (26.3 miles)
Elevation:
651 m (2,136‘)
Lead-In: 0.5 km (0.3 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

Begins and ends at the downtown Watopia start/finish.

Restriction: Level 5+

Achievement Badge: 840 XP

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Route Description

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We begin with a short, flat lead-in to the route’s biggest climb: the Epic KOM. At 9.4km long and 3.9% average grade, this climb will split any race apart.

Enjoy the descent after the KOM banner–it’s a great time to supertuck. Then hang a left toward the Jungle Circuit. Savvy racers might consider swapping bikes once they hit the dirt since a mountain bike is much faster than a road bike on the Jungle Circuit. But you’ll want to practice that swapping, because you’ll need to change back to the road bike after the loop through the Jungle, and those are precious seconds lost as you fumble to change bikes!

After climbing out of the Jungle you’ll descend towards Watopia, going through the fishing village then Italian Villas before heading around the volcano and into downtown Watopia for the finish.

 

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JAMIE HARRIS
JAMIE HARRIS
1 year ago

Sure enjoy the convenience of checking into facts and figures on the Insider page! Thanks Eric…

Beth Padgett
Beth Padgett
8 months ago

Hi, I think that the velo viewer map is wrong. It includes the sandy segment before 14km which isn’t on the big loop.
Shame! I love checking the data during a ride!

Carina Fisker
Carina Fisker
6 months ago

Did the course yesterday. It showed “route completed” and I got the badge, but when I looked on Zwift I have not gotten it. The same has happened with “the highline” twice. Very frustrating.

Chris
Chris
6 months ago

As per Beth’s comment below, the veloviewer data is for Bigger Loop, not big loop

Paul
Paul
5 months ago

Completed this route yesterday and no badge, very frustrating. I can see this has happened to others as well but still nothing seems to be done about it.

Colleen Kurtz
Colleen Kurtz
4 months ago

I rode the big loop too and thought I went far enough. I was 4 miles short and I couldn’t find anything about how far pass the ride you had to go. It was actually 32.33 + miles. Grrr. I tried to find out if I just missed it or what. So frustrating!

Colleen Kurtz
Colleen Kurtz
4 months ago
Reply to  Colleen Kurtz

I got confused when I came back to the jungle route and there was no volcano. and I was pass the mileage stated for the route.

Joao Silva
Joao Silva
4 months ago

Great job with this site.
Only one correction. Both maps here are incorrect. Got a surprise yesterday doing it because you have to do the antennas after the epic kom

monique
monique
4 months ago

Big loop is wrong the finish is not at 42.6 km but ??? it goes again up hill epic kom.
Please check the data.  :wpds_evil: 

Will
Will
3 months ago

Can we get a ZwiftInsider Strava segment for Big Loop events? For example Tour of Watopia Stage 4 Longer is Big Loop but there is no segment for it as it has a different start location

Will
Will
3 months ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Thank you Eric

Mick Mills
Mick Mills
3 months ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

For some reason, the altitude profile on the Big Loop Strava segment is all over the place. For example, the pier start is at 200m.

Ben
Ben
3 months ago

as mentioned these maps show tempis flats on this route but “Big Loop” goes straight from the downtown start to the KOM

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