“Hilly Route” Details (Watopia)

Animated “Hilly Route” Details (Watopia) Map
Animated map provided by ZwiftHacks

As the very first route on the Zwift’s Watopia island, “Hilly Route” is still a favorite among racers. It includes timed KOM climbs and sprints in both the forward and reverse directions.

As the very first route on the Zwift’s Watopia island, “Hilly Route” is still a favorite among racers. It includes timed KOM climbs and sprints in both the forward and reverse directions.

Route Basics

Length: 9.1 km (5.7 miles)
Elevation:
100 m (328‘)
Lead-In: 0.5 km (0.3 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

Begins and ends at Downtown Watopia start/finish banner. Lead-in to start is minimal.

Achievement Badge: 180 XP

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
Hilly KOM Forward
Sprint Forward

Bike Selection

Your most aero setup will give you the fastest overall time on this route, since the climbs are short and punchy. That said, if your race has drafting enabled and you struggle on short, punchy climbs, you might consider a lighter (but still aero) wheelset and/or frame. You’ll have to work a bit harder on the flats and descents to stay with the pack, but will gain some advantage on the climbs.

Route Description

Route profile by ZwiftHub – the place to plan and track your route achievements!

Beginning in downtown Watopia, we quickly head up the forward KOM for a punchy effort. Can you grab the polka-dot leader’s jersey? It’s not easy!

Catch your breath as you descend from the KOM. You’ll pass Scotty’s Hillside Condo on the right, then turn a sharp right and hit the punchy little kicker where you can drop your opponents in a race! Then it’s down through the statues and past Hank’s Gas Station on your left, before crossing the 360 bridge and making your way over the rollers into the Italian Villas.

The sprint section begins just after the Villas – see if you can grab green! Then cross the JWB and hit the ramp into The Esses… these are the final minutes of your lap. You’ll pass through a short tunnel and descend back to downtown Watopia for a fast finish. In a race, this sprint is all about timing – and practice makes perfect.

Full Route Ride-Through Video

 

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Patrick
Patrick (@cyclistsg)
1 year ago

Neat work Eric. Just that the overhead map view from Veloviewer is repetitive in nature from the animated map IMO.

All else thumbs up & great revision.

Austin Frindt
Austin Frindt
1 year ago

Love it! Grest info. I love the 2D profile at the very top.

David Riley
David Riley
1 year ago

Very nice. Any chance for a slider bar to slow the animation?

Jamie
Jamie
1 year ago

I like the new video better. It’ll be easier to read on a route like Achterbahn where it rides the route in reverse.

Kerry
Kerry
1 year ago

Wonderful resource! Thanks for putting this together.

Martin Molzen
Martin Molzen
1 year ago

Anyone experienced that the loop did not end where intended at the goal after 9.2 km, but simply sent you up the hill once again stating than less than one km remains ?

Martin Molzen
Martin Molzen
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Thanks, you are probably right.

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