“Sand and Sequoias” Route Details (Watopia)

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The simplest of five routes rolled out with Zwift’s Titans Grove expansion, “Sand and Sequoias” is aptly named since it includes the Fuego Flats desert plus the rolling road of Titans Grove sequoia forest.

The simplest of five routes rolled out with Zwift’s Titans Grove expansion, “Sand and Sequoias” is aptly named since it includes the Fuego Flats desert plus the rolling road of Titans Grove sequoia forest.

Route Basics

Length: 20.2 km (12.6 miles)
Elevation:
146 m (479‘)
Lead-In: 2.4 km (1.5 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

Your actual spawn location will be before the start pens, but the actual route doesn’t begin until you’re up the road a bit, crossing the rock arch start/finish line. This is also the end of the route.

For our reverse segment, we start/end when you turn left toward Titans Grove.

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Route Description

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This loop begins just before the Fuego Flats start pens, taking you out to the desert for a flat and fast first half of the route. Leaving the town of Saddle Springs around 6 miles into your ride, the road ramps up a bit then begins to descend through the sequoia grove. The landscape is changing!

Hanging a right on your descent through the trees puts you on the road through Titans Grove, and this section has a completely different feel from the desert. With tight twists and constantly changing gradients it can feel like a rollercoaster at high speeds – so take a moment to slow down and enjoy the scenery. (Unless you’re in a race – then you’d better hang on tight!)

The reverse version of this route is functional. Simply flip a u-turn to take it all in the opposite direction.

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Cyclegym
11 months ago

I think. If you put suggestion which bike suitable for thia route also good for users. Thank.

Sinan Avci
Sinan Avci
11 months ago

No one has mentioned about the fastest bike for this route. It has both long flat sections and punchy climbs. I guess I would prefer the tron bike. My next option for a race would be a climbing bike as tarmac pro to attack the climbs and hide in the draft afterwards.

jack
jack
10 months ago
Reply to  Sinan Avci

I’d stick the the tron bike. The climb is no where substantial enough to make a difference, especially during a race.

EJ
EJ
10 months ago

This is a great course. The beginning, in the desert Fuego Flats reminds me of the American Southwest. Then the portions through the Sequoias reminds me of rides I have taken in Carmel and Monterey, through the Del Monte forest. Need a a good musical background to fully enjoy, maybe start with Sting’s Desert Rose. 👍

Fausto
Fausto
9 months ago

We have not received any information for the start of the Knysna Race tomorrow

Carol
Carol
1 month ago

I can’t figure out how to sign up for this! Help! Please!

Cathy
Cathy
1 month ago
Reply to  Carol

On the page prior to this one that shows all the routes, go to the top right side of the page. There is a place to “schedule your ride”. Choose the ride you want–A,B,C etc and it will walk you through the rest.

Ignacio
Ignacio
1 month ago

Hola, es mi primera vez me subscribo alguna prueba. Se puede realizar a cualquier hora del día subscrito o tiene que ser a la hora exacta prueba gracias

Ben
Ben
24 days ago

Do I just do the sand and sequoias route or is there an event I have to join?

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