Watopia is available every day while the other maps rotate as “Guest Worlds” according to the calendar below. This gives Zwifters access to three worlds (Watopia + two guest worlds) at any given time.
Keep in mind the guest course changeover happens at midnight Eastern/9pm Pacific (4am UTC the following day).
If you’d like to ride an off-schedule course, see How To Access the Route You Want.
See archived calendars (November 2019 and older)
Thanks. Thought that would be the case!
Thanks. We will wait.
Hi, I was not asking him to put a conversion to miles, I was asking to add a special number which is a comparison of the ft of climbing to the distance of the ride. Example: a 20 mile ride with 1200 ft of climbing is 1200/20 = 60 ft/mile. We often use this to see how a route will feel before riding as it compares your climbing over the distance. Another way to think about it is 1000 ft over 10 miles (100 ft/mi) is much harder than 1000ft climbing over 100 miles (10ft/mi). This is called elevation gain… Read more »
I’d could argue that the 100mile/1,000ft is way more difficult than the 10mile/1,000ft (I’m sure you could do a few of the latter in the time it takes you to do the former).
Elevation gain on its own doesn’t tell you too much.
not sure if you will check back to this but I have been looking at ZwiftHacks and this link might give the ft per mile you are looking for each of the Zwift routes.
There is no direct conversion of climbed meters to distance. Grade percentage and rider bmi will change the result. Try riding one to five miles over flat and then elevation and compare data since that will be specific to your ride style and rider type.
This isn’t really a big deal but I’ve noticed that the highlighted date in the calendar above is often off by 1 day. For example, it’s currently 9:54am on Dec 3rd but Dec 2 is highlighted in the calendar. Just thought I’d point it out @Eric Schlange
That’s because the changeover happens at midnight Eastern time (New York time). So you’ll need to check when the changeover will happen depending on your time-zone.
No, I don’t think so. Notice I said it was wrong for me at 9:54am – that’s 8:54am Eastern Time.
I support this Kirk, I’d like to plan a ride this coming Saturday and know tonight (Dec30) which Guest Worlds are available!
Just click to advance to the next month, Robin. January’s calendar is published!
when will february’s calendar be there? when I click it’s still blank. Thank you 😉
When Zwift posts it! Still waiting for them to do so…
I have noticed that apparently, the course changeover schedule doesn’t take daylight savings time into account. I’m in Alaska so when it changes at midnight EST, for me, it is 8 pm (2000). A week or two ago I was going to do a ride about 1900 that was in the Makuri Islands. I finally logged on probably 1915 and it had already changed to the next day’s schedule. I thought maybe it was a fluke or something; if nothing else, I don’t know how I could have never noticed that before. But to be safe, the next time I… Read more »
The schedule is a super important page but we need a tweak to the “lands”. The title of the route is not good enough because it takes to long to render the graphics. How about the the title include the distance & height thereby saving the frustration & time of rending the 3D graphics of the route AND allowing you to more wisely pick the route(s) you want to see the 3D rending of.
You eventually learn to live with it, just like most other sites.
And it’s the best way to get subscribers
Wow Zwift about it (can go to their Support Forums)
This site (let alone Eric) has nothing to do with which worlds / routes are created or their schedule
You can always use a self created meet up or zwift preferences hack to select any world and route.
In the route description pages for each world it would be nice to have a little overview of each route in the bar where the name is. By overview I mean distance and climbing distance
Why harm the people when the government is the problem?
As I enter into only my second year of Zwift-ing I can say without hesitation that one of the most annoying “features” of Zwift is that all worlds aren’t easily available, all of the time. Simply put I pay for a service that per-day reduces its own value. Sure I can use hacks but WHY?
Zwift was created to be a social experience, and keeping people limited to 3 worlds a day allows for a higher density of riders.
It’s not the russians, it’s puttin
Lol. That’ll show ’em.
Why does Zwift have a ride calendar? Do they not have enough server capacity to offer all routes every day?
Nah, it’s not about capacity. It’s about wanting to make sure each open world has enough traffic that riders feel like they’re riding with others, and not alone. That’s what Zwift has repeatedly said over the years.
But there’s been some pushback to open up more worlds, especially during the busy season, when the open maps can feel overly busy! We’ll see what happens this winter…
Good morning Eric
I am fairly new to Zwift
Why don’t they mix up the Calendar a bit more.
Say Combine Paris and London.
Richmond and New York.
Paris and France are ALWAYS paired along with Makuri and NY.
Why is this do you think?
I’m not sure why their pair up the guest maps the way they do. Supposedly it doesn’t have to be that way in game… yet it’s always been done that way!
It’s particularly bad that they keep pairing big worlds or small worlds together. Makuri and New York are wasted on each other but what choice does one have wirh several days of Richmond and Innsbruck? Or Yorkshire and Innsbruck, seriously?. Paris is not a world — it is one route and should be included with France, not paired with it – it’s not like France is so big that it offers so much choice on its own.
Let’s just say I’ve got some info, but I’m not allowed to share it! ;P
Wollongong worlds course I hope..
That course would suit Zwift.
The Wollongong Worlds course would be awesome.
There is zwift calender very important we are riding last week i did it this is week back to level really i just carry on exercise need more riding keep faster my zwift i use every day to exercise for that then i want calendar i need it please i should thank you love from David kvedaras English
Dumb Question …where do I find the pace bots on the home screen?
Please move up release of next months calendar to be the last day of the current month. Currently I have to wait until midnight on the last day to know what the worlds will be on the first day of the new month
As Eric mentioned, he can only publish it after Zwift publishes it. You’d have to ask Zwift to release it sooner for Eric to be able to publish it sooner, so be sure to provide feedback to Zwift if you’d like to see a change.
When will the December world calendar be available?
Now. 🙂 We can only publish it after Zwift publishes it!
If I start a long free ride (it will be 3 days long, its a charity ride) in a world that is open on day 1 and day 2 but is not open on day 3, will my friends be able to join me using the ride with friend function on day 3 if the world I’m in is not open?
I’m intrigued to know: you’re riding for three days solid in one world. Which world do you choose? (Makuri, surely. But extra kudos if you choose Paris)
Sorry to say every thing on this website seem convoluted and hard to find. Make it simple and try not to impress.
Come on Zwift, it’s time to make Makuri Islands a permanent option alongside Watopia, more than enough routes now and the numbers will still be high. Rotate the other worlds but Makuri should be there all the time.. IMHO..
Definitely! I thought I’d give zwift another go after reading about new routes on Makuri and getting sent a promo code for a month. I logged on to find the same rotating system still in place and I’m stuck with the worlds I got bored with until the end of the month.
For some reason the calendar think’s it’s December 26, 2022. When it’s actually December 28, 2022.
It’s a bit annoying that on the morning of the 31st, I can’t tell what the worlds will be tomorrow. Can we change this?
Ah, ignore that – my WiFi wasn’t working!
Worlds dont change often enough. Richmond 5 days in a row fgs
Yeah it’s tedious isn’t it. About time they just opened them all up to full time access.
Create a 1 minute custom workout. Select any route in any world and then free ride once your workout is done.
Eric, I know you’re at Zwift’s mercy on this, but do they really not know what courses we’ll be able to choose from 12 hours from now?
*shrug* they haven’t shared February’s calendar yet!
Amazing. Well, thanks to you for keeping up with it for us, Eric. This and the printable routes list are outstanding resources. Much appreciated.
In Zwift it’s now showing London/Yorkshire all month!
Hey 👋 Eric, that was a DAY ago! Today, Feb 1st, still NO Schedule for February Guests Calendar! Zwift Insider’ appears BLANK while the one in the game (on my Apple TV 📺) ALL in Blue, which indicates London/Yorkshire World 🌎. That would be correct for today, but…whole month?? 😳⁉️
Why no Feb schedule??? chedulechedules
and will Scotland be a world map every other day?
Makuri is not even that way so the answer is no, not until Zwift makes a fundamental change to allow more than 3 worlds at one time.
Why is this blank sometimes? Is it not updated dynamically? Annoying for us that travel and want to plan ahead.
Correct, not updated dynamically.
Feb. 2023 calendar is blank. 4:27 pm PST
It’s up now.
Is there an update to the February Zwift course Calendar? Calendar empty for month when I look.
It’s up now.
Oh when will Scotland be on the guest world list?? Just rode the TdZ and Scotland was last – it’s brilliant, just brilliant
Why do you keep featuring “Guest Worlds” that most people don’t use? Please allow us to pick our own “worlds.”
I think you need to feed this back to Zwift. Eric is only providing us with information, not setting the schedule. Zwift claims it allows limited worlds at any one time to encourage people to cycle together. There are workarounds for those who want them.
Hallo when will I get to ride new world
I’m curious about Scotland as well. I thought it was going public mid March but calendar does not reflect that. Eric, do you know the status? Peter
Supposed to be free ridable mid-March. No specific days given. My guess is Zwift will revise the world calendar when the time comes.
Why is makuri and new York always coming up more than the.other routes..?
27 march 2023 – only 1 guest world?
Oops – fixed!
I rode yesterday and the guest worlds were Scotland and Yorkshire – not Scotland and Makuri. Doesn’t help that the course schedule is wrong when you’re planning a ride – although I get with Zwift constantly making changes it must be very difficult to keep up with them!
Love the new Scotland course!
Ive got to say I’ve rode all your courses on zwift and love Scotland as the new addition possibly my fav, but are you planning on a larger climb being added as it feels a little flag for Scotland???
On two occasions recently.my Zwift Avatar stopped moving even though I was pedaling.