“Three Sisters” Route Details (Watopia)

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The “Three Sisters” route covers Watopia’s three oldest climbs (Hilly KOM, Epic KOM, and Volcano KOM) in a forward direction. While not as punishing as The Pretzel and some of Watopia’s toughest routes, it’ll still put you in the hurt locker with almost 3000′ of climbing!

The “Three Sisters” route covers Watopia’s three oldest climbs (Hilly KOM, Epic KOM, and Volcano KOM) in a forward direction. While not as punishing as The Pretzel and some of Watopia’s toughest routes, it’ll still put you in the hurt locker with almost 3000′ of climbing!

Route Basics

Length: 47.8 km (29.7 miles)
Elevation:
879 m (2,884‘)
Lead-In: 0.5 km (0.3 miles)
Map: Watopia

Achievement Badge: 950 XP

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Route Description

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Begin at the standard downtown Watopia start point, and head directly up the Hilly KOM forward. This short climb was the first timed KOM segment on Watopia, but it’s far from the toughest!

Catch a breather descending from the Hilly KOM banner, then hang a left onto Ocean Boulevard and a right at Sequoia Circle to make your way onto the longest climb of the route: the Epic KOM forward. This was the longest climb in all of Zwift when it was released, but it is now dwarfed by Alpe du Zwift. Don’t underestimate the Epic KOM, though: it’s got plenty of suffering in store, and the super steep “bonus climb” up to the radio tower just adds insult to injury!

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Devin Columbus
Devin Columbus (@dcolumbus)
10 months ago

Whats the difference between the “Three Sisters” and
“Three Sisters Forward from Start Pier” segments? I noticed that I got credit for the latter, but not the former… even though I did the official route in Zwift and got the achievement. Any ideas?

Chuck White
Chuck White
10 months ago

I selected the Three Sisters route but the turns did not match your description and I ended up doing it in reverse. The Epic KOM banner was after the turn to the radio antenna (which I rode up) which meant I didn’t get credit for the Epic KOM. It’s not important to me, but just not understanding routes very well.
If I select a route in game, then do all of the default turns follow that route? It didn’t seem like they did.

Chuck White
Chuck White
10 months ago
Reply to  Chuck White

I should add, it didn’t start in Downtown.

M.R
M.R
3 months ago
Reply to  Chuck White

Just finished it and it was spot on as description 🙂

Cycleguy
Cycleguy
6 months ago

The Radio Tower portion of the climb is ~1.1km (0.68mi) at 13.7%.

Casey Gergely
Casey Gergely
5 months ago

Any good idea for an ideal bike/wheel setup for a level 23?

Cycleguy
Cycleguy
5 months ago
Reply to  Casey Gergely

The Specialized Tarmac Pro (not the same as Specialized Tarmac) and the Enve SES 3.4 unless you have unlocked the Meilenstein LIghtweight by going up the Alpe du Zwift and being fortunate enough to have the spinner land on them. That is the only way to get those wheels. If you want to save Drops, you can buy the Cannondale EVO which it tied with the Tarmac Pro for best climber.

Omar
Omar
5 months ago
Reply to  Cycleguy

I would choose the Specialized Tarmac Pro with DT Swiss ARC 1100 Dicut 62 as the DT Swiss performe almost identical compared to the Enve SES 3.4 in climbs but outperforme those in flats.

David Westernbourne
David Westernbourne
4 months ago
Reply to  Cycleguy

Old news. The Canondale is now lighter than the Specialized Tarmac Pro, after zwift changing the weight and attributes of the latter.

Johnny
Johnny
5 months ago
Reply to  Casey Gergely

I put the ENVE SES 3.4’s on the Emonda.

Cycleguy
Cycleguy
5 months ago

This route isn’t getting much attention so far as Stage 5 of the Tour of Watopia. As a big guy I am not fond of big climbs unless there is a reward! So for the 2x and the route bonus I decided to ride it. I would have rather had Road to Sky as an option for the chance of the Lightweight wheels. But I only have one X chromosome! 🙂

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