Modeled after France’s infamous Alpe du Huez, Alpe du Zwift was the biggest climb in game when it was introduced in March 2018. Zwift created this route using GPS data to perfectly match the incline and distance of the storied climb and its 21 hairpin turns.
The landscape and flora change as you ascend, beginning at the bottom of the Jungle Circuit with lush grass and shrubs which change to pine trees which are eventually covered in snow. Soon enough you pass the treeline and are surrounded by only rocks and snow, but the visuals still dazzle with the northern lights visible at night and a cloud layer below so you really get the sense of being at altitude.
Signs on each bend count down to the top, and if you keep your eyes open you just may spot the elusive Yeti.
Routes Featuring this KQOM
|Four Horsemen||89.3 km (55.5 miles)||2112 m (6,929‘)||0.6 km (0.4 miles)|
|Quatch Quest||45.9 km (28.5 miles)||1683 m (5,522‘)||0.3 km (0.2 miles)|
|Road to Sky||17.3 km (10.7 miles)||1045 m (3,428‘)||0.1 km (0.1 miles)|
|The Über Pretzel||128.3 km (79.7 miles)||2335 m (7,661‘)||0.5 km (0.3 miles)|
|Tour of Fire and Ice||25.5 km (15.8 miles)||1161 m (3,809‘)||2.8 km (1.7 miles)|
A word about accuracy: as much as possible, we’ve used Zwift’s in-game numbers for the segments listed. Strava data may differ slightly.