“Legends and Lava” Route Details (Watopia)

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Launched in Zwift’s August 2021 update, this event-only route was created to host Zwift Academy Road 2021‘s “standard” Baseline and Finish Line rides. 

Launched in Zwift’s August 2021 update, this event-only route was created to host Zwift Academy Road 2021‘s “standard” Baseline and Finish Line rides. 

Route Basics

Length: 24.5 km (15.2 miles)
Elevation:
321 m (1,053‘)
Lead-In: 0 km ( miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

Begins at Fuego Flats start pen, ends atop the Volcano KOM.

Restriction: Event Only

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Titans Grove Reverse KOM
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Volcano KOM

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Legends and Lava

Route Description

This route was designed to hit three different segments which test your sprint, VO2, and threshold power:

Beginning at the Fuego Flats start pens, we travel south and turn left into Titans Grove for a twisty, rollercoaster warmup before beginning the first timed segment of the ride: the Titans Grove Reverse KOM!

Catch your breath as you descend down to the misty valley of the dinosaurs, then climb out of Titans Grove and take the Ocean Boulevard tube over to the Fishing Village.

As you hit the Italian Villas you’ll want to ramp up your wattage, because the sprint segment is just up the road! This is a longer sprint, and it begins just before you enter the short tunnel. Give it all you’ve got, then recover over The Esses and through the glass bridge to the Volcano.

Your final challenge is the Volcano KOM – a corkscrewing climb to the top of the steaming mass of rock. Go go go! The route officially ends atop the KOM, but you’ve earned the right to get a few extra kilometers in by spinning those legs out while you descend afterward.

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Doug
26 days ago

I can’t wait to race this route–It looks super fun. I love the volcano climb finish–You’d think it would be good for the climbers, but it’s so draftable that the big guys have a chance too!

Anton
Anton
17 days ago
Reply to  Doug

Yep, type of route suits my riding to. Love an uphill finish.

Steve Doinidis
Steve Doinidis
26 days ago

And just to confirm, no XP points nor a badge for completing this route, correct?

Rob
Rob (@rlines)
23 days ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Wouldn’t it be neat if it did. Would encourage more participation in events.

rmx
rmx
26 days ago

this is going to be painful

Russell
Russell
25 days ago

So does an 80kg rider go with a climbing setup here?

Jimmy
Jimmy
25 days ago
Reply to  Russell

It doesn’t really matter as long as you use the same setup for both the baseline and finish line rides. This is setup to measure your improvement between the two, not to race or compare to other people, so choose a setup you’re happy with and stick with it for both.

Larry Smart
Larry Smart
25 days ago

Thanks for ruining Zwift Insider. There are so many pop up ads that you cannot get the annamated routes to work. I understand ads but not one every 5 seconds.

Jim
Jim
24 days ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Same here, no problem with pop-up ads on Zwift Insider.

Cade
Cade (@caderiver)
24 days ago
Reply to  Larry Smart

I think that might be you, I haven’t had any issues with pop-up ads on ZI.

Rob
Rob
23 days ago

Would be wonderful for route badges to exist for the event only routes. Would encourage more participation in events.

Linda N
Linda N
16 days ago

Did this last night. I loved hating it…
I hope it becomes a new open route after the Academy.

BerlyBel4
BerlyBel4
8 days ago

Is it ok to do a recovery pace between segments?

Robocheme
Robocheme
16 hours ago

I’m going to do my Baseline ride tomorrow. Does this route pop up automatically?

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