“Mountain 8” Route Details (Watopia)

Animated “Mountain 8” Route Details (Watopia) Map
Animated map provided by ZwiftHacks

The “Mountain 8” route on Watopia similar in distance to “Figure 8“, but with substantially more climbing since it takes you over the reverse Epic KOM and up the radio tower climb. The strongest riders can complete this route in under an hour, but mere mortals will need 75 minutes or more.

The “Mountain 8” route on Watopia similar in distance to “Figure 8“, but with substantially more climbing since it takes you over the reverse Epic KOM and up the radio tower climb. The strongest riders can complete this route in under an hour, but mere mortals will need 75 minutes or more.

Route Basics

Length: 32 km (19.9 miles)
Elevation:
677 m (2,221‘)
Lead-In: 0.5 km (0.3 miles)
Map: Watopia

Achievement Badge: 640 XP

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Route Description

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Beginning at the downtown Watopia start/finish, we head out Ocean Boulevard and hang a left at the windmills toward the docked planes and the start of the route’s big climb: the reverse Epic KOM.

Helpful note: before you destroy yourself chasing a Strava PR on the reverse Epic KOM, be warned: this route turns you onto the radio tower “bonus climb” before the Epic KOM banner, so your ride won’t match up with the Strava segment!

Near the top of the Epic KOM you’ll turn right to hit the bonus climb, which feels nothing like a bonus – more like a punishment! This is the steepest climb in Watopia, and you’ll need all the w/kg you can muster to work your way to the top.

Once you’ve arrived at the radio tower enjoy the view at the top, then bomb down the hill and through the Epic KOM banner to begin your descent long descent back to sea level. Soon enough you’ll find yourself back on Ocean Boulevard, riding through the Fishing Village. Almost done!

An easy snaking climb onto the main Watopian loop takes you through the Italian Villas and over the forward sprint segment, then it’s The Esses and a quick descent into downtown Watopia for the finish. Nice work!

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John
John
9 months ago

The animation at the top of the page seems to be for the Mountain Route. The blue profile graphic appears to be correct though. The tracing on the graphic should be going anti clockwise. The Mountain Route page is correct for its course though (I just spent too long trying to figure out the difference in the routes!)

John
John
9 months ago
Reply to  John

I meant anti clockwise over the Epic KOM, to be clear.

Ace
Ace
9 months ago

No Epic KOM, devastation

Hugh Grainger
Hugh Grainger
9 months ago

The Veloviewer animation shows 56k?

Dan Connelly
Dan Connelly
8 months ago
Reply to  Hugh Grainger

This is the correct VeloViewer page:
https://veloviewer.com/segments/12118544

clasher
clasher
1 month ago

Looks like the strava segement link goes to the Epic Kom forward, not the reverse like the Mountain 8 route has. This is a nice little route for snapping the legs awake.

Tim
Tim
1 month ago

The link to forward from start pier links back to this page, it should go to https://www.strava.com/segments/16587068

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