“Rebel Routes” are Zwift rides which are not available on Zwift’s routes list, thus requiring manual navigation.

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The reward for your rebel ride? Exploring a new route, knowing you’ve gone where few Zwifters have gone before. And a Strava segment rank in the tens or hundreds instead of the thousands!

Route Description

This is a long flat route which ends in a climb up the Volcano. It is most comparable to the Volcano Climb After Party event-only route, except Spiral Into the Volcano has an extra 10 miles of flat before the volcano climb.

If you follow this route on a map you’ll see how it was named: an ever-tightening counter-clockwise spiral which culminates in the spiral climb up the volcano.

We begin at the downtown start/finish in the reverse direction. Ride around the Volcano Flat to Ocean Blvd then Fuego Flats for a nice flat run through the desert which includes the longest timed “sprint” on Zwift.

Ride through downtown Watopia and around Volcano Flat a second time, but this time when we get on Ocean Blvd we’ll take that all the way back through downtown Watopia. The spiral begins!

Once more through downtown and around Volcano Flat, then hang a left at the Italian Villas to go over The Esses and back to the Volcano. We’ll loop once around the volcano (one lap of Volcano Circuit CCW), then hang a left for the Volcano Climb finish. The route ends at the top of the Volcano as you cross under the KOM banner.

Profile

This route is quite flat, with nothing more than short pitches or rollers until the final Volcano KOM finish which is 2.3 miles (3.6km) long at an average gradient of 3%.

Route details:
Distance: 70km (34.6 miles)
Elevation Gain: 324m (1,064′)

Getting Started

When freeriding, select the “Volcano Flat” route to begin–this reduces your number of manual turns required to just 6. You will spawn just before the downtown start banner.

IMPORTANT: you must ride down through the banner then flip a u-turn and ride through the banner in the reverse direction to begin the route!

Turn by Turn

There are many intersections of this route, but typically only 6 manual turns are required. All other intersections should be routed correctly by default, but sometimes Zwift changes the default turns when you’re deep into a randonneuring rebel route, so stay vigilant.

Here is the complete list of turns with manual turns highlighted:

  1. Right to Volcano Circuit
  2. Right to Volcano Circuit CCW
  3. Right to Volcano Circuit
  4. Left (Straight) to Italian Villas
  5. Right to 360 Bridge
  6. Right to Sequoia Circle
  7. Left (Straight) to Sequoia Circle
  8. Right to Epic KOM (manual turn)
  9. Left to Desert Flats (manual turn)
  10. Left to Downtown
  11. Right to Downtown
  12. Right to Downtown
  13. Right to Volcano Circuit
  14. Right to Volcano Circuit CCW
  15. Right to Volcano Circuit
  16. Right (Straight) to Italian Villas
  17. Right to 360 Bridge
  18. Right to Sequoia Circle
  19. Left (Straight) to Sequoia Circle
  20. Left (Straight) to Downtown
  21. Left (Straight) to Downtown
  22. Right to Downtown
  23. Right to Volcano Circuit
  24. Right to Volcano Circuit CCW
  25. Right to Volcano Circuit
  26. Right (Straight) to Italian Villas
  27. Left to Sprint (manual turn)
  28. Left to Volcano Circuit (manual turn)
  29. Right to Volcano Circuit CCW
  30. Right to Volcano Circuit
  31. Left to Volcano Circuit CCW (manual turn)
  32. Left (Straight) to Volcano
  33. Left (Straight) to Volcano KOM (manual turn)

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Rebel Route Suggestions

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