Zwift opened a new section of Watopian tarmac today, and it’s a feast for the eyes!
Dubbed Titans Grove, this section of road has been visible but blocked off in-game since April’s Fuego Flats release. Zwift’s artists have obviously been hard at work since then, creating what may be the most visually stunning section of Watopia to date. Here’s Zwift’s promo footage:
The landscape (and “Titans” name) is inspired by the giant Sequoia trees of the Sierra Nevada, just a short day’s drive from Zwift’s own Southern California HQ. In stark contrast to the nearby desert roads, Titans Grove is a twisty road with continuously rolling terrain. You never know what’s around the next bend! Here are some pictures (click to enlarge):
There are three gradual climb sections, with the largest including a timed KOM in either direction.
Here are Strava segments for the KOM:
Lots of Wildlife
There are many new creatures to see in Titans Grove, including a bear who climbs a tree looking for honey, bald eagles, a rubber ducky in the geysers, and… well, you need to see it to believe it!
Made for Exploring
Unlike the flat and fast Fuego Flats, Zwift’s emphasis in Titan’s Grove is exploration. Spin easy on the undulating road, explore your surroundings, and just enjoy the virtual ride! You may even find a few easter eggs that harken back to the days of Jarvis.
Zwift has added five (yes, five!) new routes to the Watopia route list, and we’re hard at work creating route detail pages for each. Here’s a quick summary:
- Big Foot Hills – A journey across the lower peaks of Watopia, including the Volcano KOM.
67.5 km (42 miles) long, 706 m (2316′) elevation
- Dust in the Wind – Travel through Watopia’s two forests (Titans Grove and the Mayan jungle) as well as Fuego Flats.
54.6 km (34 miles) long, 585 m (1920′) elevation
- Muir and the Mountain – Begin through Titans Grove, then climb the Epic KOM and descend back down to do it all again.
34.5 km (21.4 miles) long, 792 m (2600′) elevation
- Quatch Quest – Take on the Titans Grove then climb the Epic KOM, finishing atop Alpe du Zwift.
46 km (28.6 miles) long, 1708 m (5600′) elevation
- Sand and Sequoias – Tour the desert and the forest in one loop.
20 km (12.5 miles) long, 173 m (567.5′) elevation
See It in Action
We love Shane Miller’s “First Look” ride throughs of Zwift routes. Stuck at the office and can’t ride the new roads yourself? Watch him spin through Titans Grove:
What Do You Think?
Have you ridden the new road yet? Post your feedback below!