Tour of Watopia 2020 Details

Tour of Watopia 2020 Details

Zwift has announced the next big Tour, and while the details aren’t yet released, we do know some of the basics. It’s the Tour of Watopia, and if last year’s event is any indicator, ToW 2020 should be a blast!

Stage Details

Events begin March 9 and run through April 2, making ToW 25 days long. ToW has 5 stages, a reduction from the 2019 Tour’s 7 stages. (Tour de Zwift 2020 has 7 stages while TdZ 2019 had 9, so it looks like Zwift is moving toward shorter tours.)

Each stage is 4 days long, with multiple events scheduled to accommodate everyone’s availability. Make-up events will (presumably) be scheduled from March 29-April 2.

Stage 1: The Flats – March 9-12

The tour begins with group rides on two of Zwift’s special event-only routes.

Group Ride (Category A) Watopia's Waistband, 2 Laps

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Originally created as a “rebel route”, Watopia’s Waistband is now available as an event-only route. This perimeter route covers portions of Watopia’s three “flat” routes, (Tick TockVolcano FlatWatopia Flat). It’s called “Watopia’s Waistband” because it nicely encircles key landmarks in Watopia proper including downtown Watopia, Fuego Flats, the Italian Villas, the Volcano, and the Fishing Village.

Originally created as a “rebel route”, Watopia’s Waistband is now available as an event-only route. This perimeter route covers portions of Watopia’s three “flat” routes, (Tick TockVolcano FlatWatopia Flat). It’s called “Watopia’s Waistband” because it nicely encircles key landmarks in Watopia proper including downtown Watopia, Fuego Flats, the Italian Villas, the Volcano, and the Fishing Village.

Route Basics

Length: 25.5 km (15.8 miles)
Elevation:
95 m (312‘)
Lead-In: 2.4 km (1.5 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

When freeriding you will spawn just before the desert start pens, giving us a lead-in of approximately 2.4km before the sprint finish line. The official route start and end is at the desert arch (Fuego Flats sprint finish line).

Restriction: Event Only

Achievement Badge: none

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
Fuego Flats Forward Sprint

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Watopia's Waistband

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Route Description

We begin on Fuego Flats at the spawn point, moving clockwise around the desert loop until it drops us off on Ocean Blvd. Take Ocean Blvd toward the Fishing Village (away from Downtown), turn left toward the Italian Village, then another left at the fountain to head toward the Volcano.

Ride around the Volcano clockwise, make our way through the downtown start/finish line and onto Ocean Boulevard before a quick left back to Fuego Flats for the final false flat haul toward the desert arch for the finish.

Group Ride (Category B & C) The Magnificent 8, 1 Lap

“The Magnificent 8” route was rolled out with Zwift’s October 29th update, and is used as the route for the Halloween dinosaur costume scavenger hunt. Whether this route will hang around and be available for events or free-riding in the future remains to be seen.

Course Profile

The route begins in downtown Watopia, riding through the start/finish banner in the reverse direction. We ride around the volcano, across the land bridge, by the Italian Villas then over the reverse Hilly KOM. (This is the only significant climb of the entire route).

Next, we hang a right onto Ocean Boulevard, then a left to Fuego Flats for a spin through the desert.

This brings us all the way around to a right turn onto the Ocean Boulevard/Epic KOM spur, where we make our way back to downtown Watopia for the finish.

This is actually an excellent flat route–hopefully it will be available for future use!

Route details:
Distance: 28.6km (18 miles)
Elevation Gain: 131m (463′)
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Race Ride: Watopia Flat Route, 2 Laps

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Route Basics

Length: 10.3 km (6.4 miles)
Elevation:
54 m (177‘)
Lead-In: 0.5 km (0.3 miles)
Map: Watopia

Achievement Badge: 200 XP

Banners and Leaderboards

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Sprint Forward

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Route Description

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The Watopia “Flat Route” was added when Watopia’s Ocean Boulevard came online in late December 2015. It includes the undersea tunnel and marina sections, plus the back half of the original Hilly Route.

Group Run: That's Amore (Category A 10km, Category B 6.4km)

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Route Basics

Length: 6.43 km (4.0 miles)
Elevation:
0 m (‘)
Lead-In: 0.3 km (0.2 miles)
Map: Watopia

Restriction: Run Only

Achievement Badge: 225 XP

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That's Amore

Route Description

Watopia’s “That’s Amore” is aptly named, since it is the only running route which takes you through the full Italian Villas section. Released in the September 30, 2018 update, this is a twisty route on mostly mixed-use roads.

You’ll begin by running northward through the start/finish and into the tunnel to downtown. Loop around onto the main road, which takes you over The Esses in a reverse direction. Cross JWB bridge and you’ll find yourself on the cobbles of the Italian Villas. Continue out of town past the waterfall and over the 360 bridge, then turn back onto the run path for a lap finish.

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Stage 2: The Loops – March 13-16

Lots of desert for the second stage, making the Figure 8 route chosen for the group rides seems a bit out of place. It’s all good, though: Figure 8 is still one of Watopia’s best!

Group Ride (Category A) Sand and Sequoias, 2 Laps

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The simplest of five routes rolled out with Zwift’s Titans Grove expansion, “Sand and Sequoias” is aptly named since it includes the Fuego Flats desert plus the rolling road of Titans Grove sequoia forest.

The simplest of five routes rolled out with Zwift’s Titans Grove expansion, “Sand and Sequoias” is aptly named since it includes the Fuego Flats desert plus the rolling road of Titans Grove sequoia forest.

Route Basics

Length: 20.2 km (12.6 miles)
Elevation:
146 m (479‘)
Lead-In: 2.4 km (1.5 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

Your actual spawn location will be before the start pens, but the actual route doesn’t begin until you’re up the road a bit, crossing the rock arch start/finish line. This is also the end of the route.

For our reverse segment, we start/end when you turn left toward Titans Grove.

Achievement Badge: 400 XP

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Route Description

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This loop begins just before the Fuego Flats start pens, taking you out to the desert for a flat and fast first half of the route. Leaving the town of Saddle Springs around 6 miles into your ride, the road ramps up a bit then begins to descend through the sequoia grove. The landscape is changing!

Hanging a right on your descent through the trees puts you on the road through Titans Grove, and this section has a completely different feel from the desert. With tight twists and constantly changing gradients it can feel like a rollercoaster at high speeds – so take a moment to slow down and enjoy the scenery. (Unless you’re in a race – then you’d better hang on tight!)

The reverse version of this route is functional. Simply flip a u-turn to take it all in the opposite direction.

Group Ride (Category B & C) Figure 8, 1 Lap

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Watopia’s “Figure 8” route covers the entire hilly and flat routes in both directions. If you’re looking for a ride around an hour long that includes some short climbs and a nice mix of flats and rollers, this is a solid choice.

This route is popular with racers since its nice mix of punchy climbs, flats, and rollers keep the race interesting and allow for strategic attacks from a variety of riders.

Watopia’s “Figure 8” route covers the entire hilly and flat routes in both directions. If you’re looking for a ride around an hour long that includes some short climbs and a nice mix of flats and rollers, this is a solid choice.

This route is popular with racers since its nice mix of punchy climbs, flats, and rollers keep the race interesting and allow for strategic attacks from a variety of riders.

Route Basics

Length: 29.8 km (18.5 miles)
Elevation:
234 m (768‘)
Lead-In: 0.2 km (0.1 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

Starts and ends at the downtown Watopia start/finish banner. Lead-in to start is minimal.

Achievement Badge: 580 XP

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
Hilly KOM Reverse
Sprint Reverse
Hilly KOM Forward
Sprint Forward

Bike Selection

This route is rolling in profile, with the only significant hills being the reverse and forward Hilly KOMs. These climbs are short and shallow enough that a lightweight climbing setup does not give you even a 1-second advantage. So aero rules the day. Get the most slippery frame and wheels you can afford!

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Route Description

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Begin in downtown Watopia and head out Ocean Boulevard for a nice flat warmup before the first climb. Enjoy the ocean tunnel, wave to the whale, then head up to dry land for a dusty trip through the fishing village and a short, snaking climb up to Watopia’s main “Hilly Route”.

You’re now on the Hilly Route in the reverse direction. You’ll cross the 360 Bridge then pass Hank’s Gas Station, where the reverse KOM begins. Give that first pitch a good hard kick, then try to hold some speed for the rest of the climb, which isn’t nearly as steep.

Drop down from the KOM banner, ride through downtown Watopia again, then it’s over the Esses and a quick descent onto the timed reverse sprint over the JWB (Julynn Washington Bridge).

Catch your breath after the sprint as you hit the cobbles of the Italian Villas, then turn right and head down the snaky descent to the fishing village once more. You’re on Ocean Boulevard, but in the reverse direction. As you climb out of the ocean tube, take a deep breath and get ready: the forward KOM is just up the road!

The forward KOM is shorter and steeper than the reverse. Go as hard as you’d like, keep that power up over the flat top, then enjoy your descent. You earned it!

Descending the reverse KOM, 24km in

Over some rollers and past the noisy waterfall you’ll ride through the Italian Villas once more, hit the forward sprint section, cross the JWB, then hit the short, straight kicker into the Esses.

Keep your speed up through the Esses by modulating your power just right, then it’s one final kick to the finish in downtown Watopia. You did it!

Changelog

  • April 17, 2020: this was the first route moved to our new database-driven routes system. Looking good!
  • Mar 19, 2020: upgraded the page to our new, richer layout. Added more details including a full route description.
  • Oct 31, 2018: Zwift’s 1.0.31423 update included a “Figure 8 Reverse” route which varied from the original reverse route which could be reached by a u-turn on the forward route. (This routing was corrected sometime in the summer of 2019.)
Race Ride: Sand and Sequoias, 1 Lap

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The simplest of five routes rolled out with Zwift’s Titans Grove expansion, “Sand and Sequoias” is aptly named since it includes the Fuego Flats desert plus the rolling road of Titans Grove sequoia forest.

The simplest of five routes rolled out with Zwift’s Titans Grove expansion, “Sand and Sequoias” is aptly named since it includes the Fuego Flats desert plus the rolling road of Titans Grove sequoia forest.

Route Basics

Length: 20.2 km (12.6 miles)
Elevation:
146 m (479‘)
Lead-In: 2.4 km (1.5 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

Your actual spawn location will be before the start pens, but the actual route doesn’t begin until you’re up the road a bit, crossing the rock arch start/finish line. This is also the end of the route.

For our reverse segment, we start/end when you turn left toward Titans Grove.

Achievement Badge: 400 XP

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Fuego Flats Forward Sprint
Titans Grove KOM

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Route Description

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This loop begins just before the Fuego Flats start pens, taking you out to the desert for a flat and fast first half of the route. Leaving the town of Saddle Springs around 6 miles into your ride, the road ramps up a bit then begins to descend through the sequoia grove. The landscape is changing!

Hanging a right on your descent through the trees puts you on the road through Titans Grove, and this section has a completely different feel from the desert. With tight twists and constantly changing gradients it can feel like a rollercoaster at high speeds – so take a moment to slow down and enjoy the scenery. (Unless you’re in a race – then you’d better hang on tight!)

The reverse version of this route is functional. Simply flip a u-turn to take it all in the opposite direction.

Group Run (Category A) Tempus Fugit, 30 minutes

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“Tempus Fugit” is Latin for “time flees (or flies)”, and this is certainly a flat, fast route. Released as part of Zwift’s Fuego Flats desert expansion, it is designed as an out and back TT race course, with the lead-in from the desert start pens making the course come in right around 20km in length for one lap.

“Tempus Fugit” is Latin for “time flees (or flies)”, and this is certainly a flat, fast route. Released as part of Zwift’s Fuego Flats desert expansion, it is designed as an out and back TT race course, with the lead-in from the desert start pens making the course come in right around 20km in length for one lap.

Route Basics

Length: 17.3 km (10.7 miles)
Elevation:
16 m (52‘)
Lead-In: 2.4 km (1.5 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

When freeriding you will spawn just before the desert start pens, giving us a lead-in of approximately 2.4km before the sprint finish line. The official route start and end is at the desert arch (Fuego Flats sprint finish line).

Achievement Badge: 380 XP

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Fuego Flats Forward Sprint
Fuego Flats Reverse Sprint

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Tempus Fugit

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This is the flattest route in all of Zwift as the time of its release, with only 16m (52′) of elevation gain from start line to finish. There are some ~1% false flats, but they are barely noticeable as you fly through the picturesque desert.

There are lots of landmarks in Fuego Flats to help you keep your bearings. First you pass the cliff dwellings near the first turnaround loop, then you hit the forward 500m sprint segment. Next you’ll ride through the old town of Desert Flats (watch for the steam engine to come roaring through) then through a gap in the rocks to a hidden oasis complete with a waterfall and dinosaur fossils.

Continue on and you’ll ride into Saddle Springs, the 1950’s-inspired resort town where you’ll make your turnaround before heading back home. Just after the turnaround you’ll cross the start line of the 7km “Fuego Flats Reverse” segment which ends at the same rock arch where the forward sprint ends.

You’ll ride through this arch, around the first turnaround loop (the one with ruins of cliff dwellings) then finish the route with a second effort on the 500m sprint segment.

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Stage 3: The Climbs – March 17-20

This is the Queen stage for the Tour of Watopia. Take on the Alpe in a group ride, or race up the Volcano.

Group Ride (Category A) Road to Sky, 1 Laps

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Watopia’s “Road to Sky” route is the shortest route which includes Alpe du Zwift, a massive climb modeled after the iconic Alp d’Huez.

Watopia’s “Road to Sky” route is the shortest route which includes Alpe du Zwift, a massive climb modeled after the iconic Alp d’Huez.

Route Basics

Length: 17.3 km (10.7 miles)
Elevation:
1045 m (3,428‘)
Lead-In: 0.1 km (0.1 miles)
Map: Watopia

Restriction: Level 6+

Achievement Badge: 380 XP

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Alpe du Zwift

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Road to Sky
Alpe du Zwift

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Route Description

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Zwift created this route using GPS data to perfectly match the incline and distance of the storied climb with its 21 hairpin turns. The climb to Alp d’Huez actually has two different finish points: the “tourist version” and the Tour de France version. Alpe du Zwift matches the tourist version, which is ~2km shorter with 40 meters less climbing than the TdF. In all, Alpe du Zwift is 12.24km (7.6 miles) long, with a total elevation gain of over 1000 meters (3400′)! Read more >

If you choose this route for a freeride you’ll begin just a few hundred yards before the jungle start pens. Events on Road to Sky now begin in the jungle start pens.

So whatever type of ride you’re doing, you’ll drop into the jungle, wave to the sloth and enjoy a little gravel riding before you hang a right and head up the Alpe.

The route ends at the KOM banner atop Alpe du Zwift.

Group Ride (Category B) Volcano Climb, 1 Lap

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Route Basics

Length: 22.8 km (14.2 miles)
Elevation:
192 m (630‘)
Lead-In: 0.5 km (0.3 miles)
Map: Watopia

Achievement Badge: 460 XP

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Watopia’s “Volcano Climb” is essentially the Volcano Flat route with the corkscrew climb up the the volcano thrown in. It’s a nice route to hit if you want a mostly flat route, with one fairly steady (3.7km @ 3% grade) climb thrown in.

Group Ride (Category C) Mountain Route, 1 Lap

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Route Basics

Length: 29.5 km (18.3 miles)
Elevation:
682 m (2,238‘)
Lead-In: 0.5 km (0.3 miles)
Map: Watopia

Achievement Badge: 580 XP

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Epic KOM Forward
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The Watopia “Mountain Route” is simply a loop up to the radio tower then back through the start/finish line.

This is an excellent addition to the game, since it allows group rides and races to include a major climb.

Race Ride: Whole Lotta Lava, 1 Lap

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Watopia’s “Whole Lotta Lava” began as an event-only route on Zwift, meaning it was only available for use in events and could not be ridden on a freeride or individual workout. But that changed around May 11, 2019, when Zwift released an update which made this challenging route available in-game.

Watopia’s “Whole Lotta Lava” began as an event-only route on Zwift, meaning it was only available for use in events and could not be ridden on a freeride or individual workout. But that changed around May 11, 2019, when Zwift released an update which made this challenging route available in-game.

Route Basics

Length: 12.3 km (7.6 miles)
Elevation:
160 m (525‘)
Lead-In: 4.9 km (3.0 miles)
Map: Watopia

Achievement Badge: 240 XP

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Volcano KOM

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Whole Lotta Lava

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We begin with a 4.6km (2.9 mile) lead-in from the starting pens (Strava segment here).

Once you ride through the Volcano Circuit start/finish banner the actual route begins, taking you around 2/3 of the standard Volcano Circuit CCW route. But instead of completing the circuit you’ll hang a left onto the Volcano KOM, ride up to the top, then descend back to sea level. Only then is it time to complete your Volcano Circuit CCW lap!

When you ride through the start/finish banner you’ve completed one lap of “Whole Lotta Lava”. Most events on this route are 2-4 laps in length.

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Group Run: May Field (Category A 8km, Category B 5km)

Zwift has just released an update which includes a 400-meter run track on Watopia.

Named “May Field” (get it?), the blue track can be seen on the left as you begin riding Ocean Boulevard away from downtown Watopia.

According to the route note, this “ultra-fast oval is covered in a mix of urethane and sand from Watopia’s very own beaches.”

This is a one-way track, and there is a new start area just before the lap line. Runners can choose to turn right and exit onto Ocean Boulevard.

Here are a few more shots of the beautiful new track:

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Stage 4: The Jungle – March 21-24

Stage four is gonna get dirty! All events are held on Watopia’s Jungle Circuit route where the sloth waves hello, mountain bikes are faster than road bikes and the dust rises to meet you.

Group Ride (Category A) Jungle Circuit, 5 Laps

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Watopia’s “Jungle Circuit” was added with the Mayan jungle expansion in late October 2017. This is a lollipop route, meaning you start with a lead-in then remain on the circuit portion until your legs fall off.

Watopia’s “Jungle Circuit” was added with the Mayan jungle expansion in late October 2017. This is a lollipop route, meaning you start with a lead-in then remain on the circuit portion until your legs fall off.

Route Basics

Length: 7.9 km (4.9 miles)
Elevation:
79 m (259‘)
Lead-In: 5.7 km (3.5 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

If you choose this route for a free ride or workout you will spawn on the road to the Mayan jungle, several hundred meters before the jungle start pens. Ride into the circuit portion, then remain on the circuit for the rest of your ride.

Event riders begin at the Jungle start pens, giving you a short lead-in down to the bottom of the jungle before starting the first circuit lap. (See Strava lead-in segments below.)

Restriction: Level 5+

Achievement Badge: 260 XP

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The jungle loop itself is almost 8km in length. In the forward direction, you roll through the lap banner at the loop’s lowest elevation, then ride a gradual climb (~3%) to cross the dizzying heights of the rope bridge. Soon enough you are zipping downhill to the bottom of the valley for another lap.

The entire circuit is dirt, and while this was only a visual change when the Jungle was first released, Zwift modified the rolling resistance of dirt in October 2019. Now, different bike wheels perform differently in the Jungle, making your wheel choice especially strategic when racing!

Group Ride (Category B) Jungle Circuit, 3 Laps

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Watopia’s “Jungle Circuit” was added with the Mayan jungle expansion in late October 2017. This is a lollipop route, meaning you start with a lead-in then remain on the circuit portion until your legs fall off.

Watopia’s “Jungle Circuit” was added with the Mayan jungle expansion in late October 2017. This is a lollipop route, meaning you start with a lead-in then remain on the circuit portion until your legs fall off.

Route Basics

Length: 7.9 km (4.9 miles)
Elevation:
79 m (259‘)
Lead-In: 5.7 km (3.5 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

If you choose this route for a free ride or workout you will spawn on the road to the Mayan jungle, several hundred meters before the jungle start pens. Ride into the circuit portion, then remain on the circuit for the rest of your ride.

Event riders begin at the Jungle start pens, giving you a short lead-in down to the bottom of the jungle before starting the first circuit lap. (See Strava lead-in segments below.)

Restriction: Level 5+

Achievement Badge: 260 XP

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The jungle loop itself is almost 8km in length. In the forward direction, you roll through the lap banner at the loop’s lowest elevation, then ride a gradual climb (~3%) to cross the dizzying heights of the rope bridge. Soon enough you are zipping downhill to the bottom of the valley for another lap.

The entire circuit is dirt, and while this was only a visual change when the Jungle was first released, Zwift modified the rolling resistance of dirt in October 2019. Now, different bike wheels perform differently in the Jungle, making your wheel choice especially strategic when racing!

Group Ride (Category C) Jungle Circuit, 4 Laps

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Watopia’s “Jungle Circuit” was added with the Mayan jungle expansion in late October 2017. This is a lollipop route, meaning you start with a lead-in then remain on the circuit portion until your legs fall off.

Watopia’s “Jungle Circuit” was added with the Mayan jungle expansion in late October 2017. This is a lollipop route, meaning you start with a lead-in then remain on the circuit portion until your legs fall off.

Route Basics

Length: 7.9 km (4.9 miles)
Elevation:
79 m (259‘)
Lead-In: 5.7 km (3.5 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

If you choose this route for a free ride or workout you will spawn on the road to the Mayan jungle, several hundred meters before the jungle start pens. Ride into the circuit portion, then remain on the circuit for the rest of your ride.

Event riders begin at the Jungle start pens, giving you a short lead-in down to the bottom of the jungle before starting the first circuit lap. (See Strava lead-in segments below.)

Restriction: Level 5+

Achievement Badge: 260 XP

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Jungle Circuit 1 Lap

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Route Description

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The jungle loop itself is almost 8km in length. In the forward direction, you roll through the lap banner at the loop’s lowest elevation, then ride a gradual climb (~3%) to cross the dizzying heights of the rope bridge. Soon enough you are zipping downhill to the bottom of the valley for another lap.

The entire circuit is dirt, and while this was only a visual change when the Jungle was first released, Zwift modified the rolling resistance of dirt in October 2019. Now, different bike wheels perform differently in the Jungle, making your wheel choice especially strategic when racing!

Race Ride: Watopia Jungle Circuit, 2 Laps

Animated “Jungle Circuit” Route Details (Watopia) Map
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Watopia’s “Jungle Circuit” was added with the Mayan jungle expansion in late October 2017. This is a lollipop route, meaning you start with a lead-in then remain on the circuit portion until your legs fall off.

Watopia’s “Jungle Circuit” was added with the Mayan jungle expansion in late October 2017. This is a lollipop route, meaning you start with a lead-in then remain on the circuit portion until your legs fall off.

Route Basics

Length: 7.9 km (4.9 miles)
Elevation:
79 m (259‘)
Lead-In: 5.7 km (3.5 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

If you choose this route for a free ride or workout you will spawn on the road to the Mayan jungle, several hundred meters before the jungle start pens. Ride into the circuit portion, then remain on the circuit for the rest of your ride.

Event riders begin at the Jungle start pens, giving you a short lead-in down to the bottom of the jungle before starting the first circuit lap. (See Strava lead-in segments below.)

Restriction: Level 5+

Achievement Badge: 260 XP

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
Jungle Circuit 1 Lap

BestBikeSplit Model
Estimate ride time, IF and TSS, plan your power, and more!

Route Description

Route profile by ZwiftHub – the place to plan and track your route achievements!

The jungle loop itself is almost 8km in length. In the forward direction, you roll through the lap banner at the loop’s lowest elevation, then ride a gradual climb (~3%) to cross the dizzying heights of the rope bridge. Soon enough you are zipping downhill to the bottom of the valley for another lap.

The entire circuit is dirt, and while this was only a visual change when the Jungle was first released, Zwift modified the rolling resistance of dirt in October 2019. Now, different bike wheels perform differently in the Jungle, making your wheel choice especially strategic when racing!

Group Run (Category A) Jungle Circuit, 8km

Animated “Jungle Circuit” Route Details (Watopia) Map
Animated map provided by ZwiftHacks

Watopia’s “Jungle Circuit” was added with the Mayan jungle expansion in late October 2017. This is a lollipop route, meaning you start with a lead-in then remain on the circuit portion until your legs fall off.

Watopia’s “Jungle Circuit” was added with the Mayan jungle expansion in late October 2017. This is a lollipop route, meaning you start with a lead-in then remain on the circuit portion until your legs fall off.

Route Basics

Length: 7.9 km (4.9 miles)
Elevation:
79 m (259‘)
Lead-In: 5.7 km (3.5 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

If you choose this route for a free ride or workout you will spawn on the road to the Mayan jungle, several hundred meters before the jungle start pens. Ride into the circuit portion, then remain on the circuit for the rest of your ride.

Event riders begin at the Jungle start pens, giving you a short lead-in down to the bottom of the jungle before starting the first circuit lap. (See Strava lead-in segments below.)

Restriction: Level 5+

Achievement Badge: 260 XP

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
Jungle Circuit 1 Lap

BestBikeSplit Model
Estimate ride time, IF and TSS, plan your power, and more!

Route Description

Route profile by ZwiftHub – the place to plan and track your route achievements!

The jungle loop itself is almost 8km in length. In the forward direction, you roll through the lap banner at the loop’s lowest elevation, then ride a gradual climb (~3%) to cross the dizzying heights of the rope bridge. Soon enough you are zipping downhill to the bottom of the valley for another lap.

The entire circuit is dirt, and while this was only a visual change when the Jungle was first released, Zwift modified the rolling resistance of dirt in October 2019. Now, different bike wheels perform differently in the Jungle, making your wheel choice especially strategic when racing!

Group Run (Category B) Jungle Circuit, 5.73km

Animated “Jungle Circuit” Route Details (Watopia) Map
Animated map provided by ZwiftHacks

Watopia’s “Jungle Circuit” was added with the Mayan jungle expansion in late October 2017. This is a lollipop route, meaning you start with a lead-in then remain on the circuit portion until your legs fall off.

Watopia’s “Jungle Circuit” was added with the Mayan jungle expansion in late October 2017. This is a lollipop route, meaning you start with a lead-in then remain on the circuit portion until your legs fall off.

Route Basics

Length: 7.9 km (4.9 miles)
Elevation:
79 m (259‘)
Lead-In: 5.7 km (3.5 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

If you choose this route for a free ride or workout you will spawn on the road to the Mayan jungle, several hundred meters before the jungle start pens. Ride into the circuit portion, then remain on the circuit for the rest of your ride.

Event riders begin at the Jungle start pens, giving you a short lead-in down to the bottom of the jungle before starting the first circuit lap. (See Strava lead-in segments below.)

Restriction: Level 5+

Achievement Badge: 260 XP

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
Jungle Circuit 1 Lap

BestBikeSplit Model
Estimate ride time, IF and TSS, plan your power, and more!

Route Description

Route profile by ZwiftHub – the place to plan and track your route achievements!

The jungle loop itself is almost 8km in length. In the forward direction, you roll through the lap banner at the loop’s lowest elevation, then ride a gradual climb (~3%) to cross the dizzying heights of the rope bridge. Soon enough you are zipping downhill to the bottom of the valley for another lap.

The entire circuit is dirt, and while this was only a visual change when the Jungle was first released, Zwift modified the rolling resistance of dirt in October 2019. Now, different bike wheels perform differently in the Jungle, making your wheel choice especially strategic when racing!

See all stage 4 events at ZwiftHacks >

Stage 5: The Volcano – March 25-28

Things really heat up on the final stage as we run and ride up, around, and through Watopia’s Volcano. Stay out of the lava!

Group Ride (Category A) Volcano Climb After Party, 1 Lap

Animated “Volcano Climb After Party” Route Details (Watopia) Map
Animated map provided by ZwiftHacks

Watopia’s “Volcano Climb After Party” is a custom route introduced for stage 4 of January 2019’s Tour de Zwift

Watopia’s “Volcano Climb After Party” is a custom route introduced for stage 4 of January 2019’s Tour de Zwift

Route Basics

Length: 40 km (24.9 miles)
Elevation:
266 m (873‘)
Lead-In: 0.5 km (0.3 miles)
Map: Watopia

Restriction: Event Only

Achievement Badge: none

Strava Strava Segments

Volcano Climb After Party

Route Description

If you know your Watopia routes, the easiest way to understand this route is as two laps of Volcano Flat followed by a lap of Volcano Climb ending at the volcano KOM banner. This means the first 36km (22.4 miles) of the route is quite flat, but the final volcano climb wraps it up in painful fashion. In fact, nearly half the route’s vertical gain comes in the final 4km!

Group Ride (Category B & C) Volcano Flat, 2 Laps

Animated “Volcano Flat” Route Details (Watopia) Map
Animated map provided by ZwiftHacks

Watopia’s “Volcano Flat” route is similar to the “Flat Route” except it turns at the Italian Village, bypassing the Esses and taking you around half of the volcano circuit clockwise.

Watopia’s “Volcano Flat” route is similar to the “Flat Route” except it turns at the Italian Village, bypassing the Esses and taking you around half of the volcano circuit clockwise.

Route Basics

Length: 12.3 km (7.6 miles)
Elevation:
46 m (151‘)
Lead-In: 0.5 km (0.3 miles)
Map: Watopia

Achievement Badge: 240 XP

BestBikeSplit Model
Estimate ride time, IF and TSS, plan your power, and more!

Route Description

Route profile by ZwiftHub – the place to plan and track your route achievements!

Race Ride: Volcano Circuit CCW, 3 Laps

Animated “Volcano Circuit CCW” Route Details (Watopia) Map
Animated map provided by ZwiftHacks

Route Basics

Length: 4.1 km (2.5 miles)
Elevation:
17 m (56‘)
Lead-In: 3.4 km (2.1 miles)
Map: Watopia

Achievement Badge: 80 XP

BestBikeSplit Model
Estimate ride time, IF and TSS, plan your power, and more!

Route Description

Route profile by ZwiftHub – the place to plan and track your route achievements!

Watopia’s “Volcano Circuit CCW” route is nearly identical to the “Volcano Circuit” route, except you travel in a counter-clockwise direction on the circuit. To get to the circuit you must first ride ~2.6km from the spawn point, travelling through a glass bridge to arrive at the volcano.

Once you arrive you will continue to be routed around the 4km circuit in a counter-clockwise direction. A lap counter visible just after the circuit banner indicates the number of laps you have completed.

Group Run (Category A) Volcano Circuit, 30 minutes

Animated “Volcano Circuit” Route Details (Watopia) Map
Animated map provided by ZwiftHacks

Route Basics

Length: 4.1 km (2.5 miles)
Elevation:
17 m (56‘)
Lead-In: 1.3 km (0.8 miles)
Map: Watopia

Achievement Badge: 80 XP

Route Description

Route profile by ZwiftHub – the place to plan and track your route achievements!

Watopia’s “Volcano Circuit” route takes you around and through the volcanic island in a clockwise direction. To get to the circuit you must first ride ~2.6km from the spawn point, traveling through a glass bridge to arrive at the volcano.

Once you arrive you will continue to be routed around the 4km circuit. A lap counter visible just after the circuit banner indicates the number of laps you have completed.

See all stage 5 events at ZwiftHacks >

Make-Up Days

If you missed one or more stages, you can ride one of the make-up events which have been scheduled between March 29th and April 2nd.

See all ToW make-up events at ZwiftHacks >

CATEGORIES

Like this year’s Tour de Zwift, ToW will include both Run and Ride events. There are actually three different events, each with their own categorization scheme: group runs, group rides, and group races (for cyclists). Here’s how the categories work:

For group run events, the category (A, B) selected determines your run length. It does not determine route or pace.

  • A: longer run
  • B: shorter run

For group ride events, the category (A, B, C) selected determines your route. This gives riders more control over the length and difficulty of their ride.

  • A: long route
  • B: shorter/easier route
  • C: women only

The bike race events use the same route regardless of category selection. Racers, choose your category based on FTP w/kg, like most Zwift races:

Mixed (Men & Women) Race Categories
  • A: 4+ w/kg
  • B: 3.2-3.9 w/kg
  • C: 2.5-3.1 w/kg
  • D: 1-2.4 w/kg
Women’s Race Categories
  • A: 3.7-5 w/kg
  • B: 3.2-3.69 w/kg
  • C: 2.5-3.19 w/kg
  • D: 1-2.49 w/kg

Double XP

The focus of this year’s ToW is “leveling up.” All ToW are awarding double the distance XP, which means riders and runners can really rack up the points! (XP is how you level up in Zwift – click to learn more about how it works for cycling and running.)

Typically riders are awarded 20XP per kilometer or 30XP per mile, depending on whether you have units set to metric or imperial. In ToW events riders receive 40XP per kilometer/60XP per mile.

Runners typically receive 10XP per .25km or 15XP per .25 mile. You will receive 20XP per .25km or 30XP per .25 mile.

Kit Unlock

Complete all 5 stages and unlock the ToW 2020 kit! Complete all 5 rides and runs to unlock both kits.

Registration

Visit the tour homepage(s) to register. Registered Zwifters will receive further ToW information as it is released.

ToW Ride Homepage >
ToW Run Homepage >

Once the event schedule is finalized and released, Zwifters will be able to sign up for events just as we’ve done in the past.

Pro-Am Race Series

Top pro and amateur Zwift racers will take on each stage the day before the rest of Zwift rides it, and these races will be broadcast live. Get all the details here >

Got Questions?

Questions or comments? Post below, and we’ll do what we can to get them answered!

About The Author

Eric Schlange

Eric runs Zwift Insider in his spare time when he isn't on the bike or managing various business interests. He lives in Northern California with his beautiful wife, two kids and dog. Follow on Strava

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Alban
Alban
1 year ago

Has anyone already received their TDZ 2020 kit before talking about the ToW kit? For my part, nothing despite having done races and long rides.
But otherwise, it’s a good news… 🙂

Dennis
Dennis
1 year ago
Reply to  Alban

I got mine and have been showing it off in all the virtual coffee shops…

Bobby Mac
Bobby Mac (@rmacdowell1)
1 year ago

Trying to get excited for a Tour of Watopia…. but just doubling XP isn’t moving the needle that much for me…

eskolius
eskolius (@esko)
1 year ago
Reply to  Bobby Mac

I agree. It might be something to motivate the beginners, but maybe not anything to write home about after level 20 or so when a) there’s not much to achieve with levels b) even double XPs for some hundreds of kms don’t turn into noticeable changes.

John
John
1 year ago
Reply to  eskolius

It’s great motivation for beginners, just like motivation to unlock different routes! I suspect some of those who have been around longer and finished California, Italy, Everest and Tron… need something more challenging with a “Bigger Prize”? Problem is once you get the best bike with the best wheels I’m not sure what else will be rewarding. Ms. Schlange’s quest for “all” the routes is an interesting take and personally fulfilling…but as far as I know there is not an item. They have had previous quests that put you in a drawing for a real life prize, but I’m not… Read more »

Richard Pasco
Richard Pasco
1 year ago

I harvested loads of XP in last years stage 4 of TdW with all those juicy 1000xp banners to ride under. More of that please!

Edward Redfoot
Edward Redfoot (@rothfusz)
1 year ago
Reply to  Richard Pasco

They were 250XP banners 🙂

JennyT
JennyT
1 year ago

If you do the same stage twice, would you still get double XP the second time?

Ray
Ray
1 year ago
Reply to  JennyT

Yes, just keep repeating stages for all that XP

Shawn McAfee
Shawn McAfee (@smcafee)
1 year ago

Can’t wait! I did stage 4 last year with double XP 5 times. This may get me all the way to lvl 50!

Robert Barrett
1 year ago

Can you participate without signing up to races / events? For those of us that are undertaking personal structured training plans can we just ride these routes in our own time to complete the task. I guess I could sign up for an event and then run my structured workout on a different platform and thus ride the event solo (off the back most likely), but that ties me into a specific start time. The XP bonus thing is irrelevant to me, if anything I want less as I’m going to hit L50 in about 12 weeks.

Ryan Patrick
Member
Ryan Patrick (@ryan_s_pat)
1 year ago

Being at about two-thirds of the way between Level 40 and Level 41 (and with the goal of getting the Safety Bike by the end of April) I’d certainly welcome the Tour of XP Inflation. The only route I haven’t completed is the PRL Full, so there aren’t many opportunities for big jumps.

Kareltje
Kareltje (@karel-grootte)
1 year ago

In the events section of the Companion App, I saw some group rides and races for the first two stages announced.
Stage 1, Monday 9-3 until Thursday 12-3
Group Ride – Waistband (1 or 2 laps)
Race – Flat Route 1 lap (21km/123m)

Stage 2, Friday 13-3 until….
Group Ride – Sand & Sequoias (1 or 2 laps)
Race – Sand & Sequoias 1 lap (22,5km / 181m)

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

Will their be make up rides, I want to do all stages but will be traveling for work the first week.

Gaetan
Gaetan
1 year ago

Is there going to be some kind of classifications for races ?

Genovefa Merovingia
Member
Genovefa Merovingia (@genovefamerovingia)
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

I rode Stage 1 of the ToW A today and no finishing positions are available. What happened? I’m not racing, but it sure is fun and useful to look at the results the way they’ve been made available in the past.

Christoph
Christoph
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Hi
I think its still not there or does anybode see an overall ranking like it was for Tour of Watopia this year ? I can only see the overall ranking of last years Tour of Watopia.

Jeff S
Jeff S
1 year ago

Do we know if double drafting will be in effect for the Tour of Watopia?

chantal dagostino
chantal dagostino
1 year ago

i would like to know if it is possible to add an event with a different time that is been suggested on the companion? for the running i cant make any of these time?

martin quinlan
martin quinlan
1 year ago

how are we able to take part in tour when zwift do update that screws up game bigtime they would rather give you pain job for mountain bike than getting mistakes sorted out ,the soon take our subscriptions

James Naudi
James Naudi (@james-naudi)
1 year ago

Does anyone know if it’s possible to ‘Ride together’ in an event like this? I’d like to ride with a few friends and we’d like to try to stick together.

James Naudi
James Naudi (@james-naudi)
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Many thanks Eric 😀

Jeremie
Jeremie
1 year ago

How do we unlock the ToW shoes?!

François
François
1 year ago

I registered for all 5 stages. Where can I find my schedule? Don’t exactly remember the dates and times.

François
François
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Thanks, but i meant the exact ones i registered for.

Gerrie Delport
Member
Gerrie Delport (@gerriedelport)
1 year ago
Reply to  François

In the companion app you can swipe left under events and see the next events you sighed up for.

François
François
1 year ago
Reply to  Gerrie Delport

Thx Gerrie

Dan
Dan
1 year ago

Do you just have to do one ride in each stage to be able to have completed the tour?

EelkoL
EelkoL
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

So I can race stage 1 and ride the others, and still complete the ToW? Great!

François
François
1 year ago
Reply to  Dan

…sorry, replied to wrong post

Jakob
Jakob
1 year ago

what time zone are start times

Keller
Keller
1 year ago

Can you do a group ride and a race in the same stage of the tour? Race stage 1 and do a group ride of stage 1.

Steve Jones
Steve Jones (@stevo1810)
1 year ago

Do you think there should be more incentive to complete these tours? Jersey unlock is great if you will actually use it. I ride for a team as do many people and wear the team kit so I am not gaining anything by completing the tour (apart from double xp and some socializing i guess).

Lee Wingate
Lee Wingate
1 year ago

Just a thought with the risk of Giro and Classics being cancelled. Can Zwift and organizers put the whole peloton in a room, stick a course on get the commentators on? Would be great to see the pro peloton on zwift and stream the lot on YouTube or something. Come on Zwift, that would be amazing ! 👍🏼

Joel
Joel
1 year ago
Reply to  Lee Wingate

Could be very exciting to see all of the riders together! However to avoid travel issues and group exposure they should not all be in the actual same room. Better if they had individual or small group rooms that were virtually linked by Zwift and Zoom or equivalent. The rides would each have 2 screens. One for their rider on Zwift and a second that can pan to each other rooms video of the live riders with audio. Maybe the coaches would control? Anything I miss?

Charles Rogers
Charles Rogers
1 year ago

I’m new to Zwift events. How does this really work? I’m certainly a Category B free-rider. Do I have a choice of the Cat B group rides or the Cat B races, or do I have to do both to be considered “completed”? My inclination is to do the group rides only if that works.

Yvette Sienkiewicz
Yvette Sienkiewicz
1 year ago

I signed up for all of the stages but forgot to write down the dates and times. What is the easiest way to find out the dates and times that I signed up for?

David Shinn
David Shinn (@242848186756228_anonymous)
1 year ago

Go to https://www.zwiftpower.com/, log in, click “Profile” and then on the submenu “Signups” is available. It’ll show everything you’re signed up for (maybe events only, but all my ToW signups showed up). If you’re on mobile, I think you have to click on your profile image on the top right and navigate to “Zwift Profile” to get to the “Profile” page.

G-Man
G-Man
1 year ago

Will there be results even in group rides?

M Jones
M Jones
1 year ago

So do you just sign up and just get into Zwift in Watopia? Tried that and the race started w/o me.

M Jones
M Jones
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Okay, I’ll try again. Most likely missed the button prompt. Appreciate the reply.

Fernando Rubino
Fernando Rubino
1 year ago

My trainer just did not pair before the 1st stage, I could fix it later, and I was still able to join the tour (weird), in the middle of the stage, with a group…and made me complete the stage! Do you have a post with some tips to do before join a tour/race?

Can I re-do it again? Is that allowed?

Carl J
Carl J
1 year ago

Some events allow for late joiners (up to so many minutes after it has started) and will put you in somewhere with the group

You can do an event as many times as you’d like. There’s also the different variations of the events that you can do as well

Maria Giles
Maria Giles
1 year ago

Did the Stage 1 Group Run on Monday and it listed all the results. I then did the Stage 1 Women’s Group Ride (category C) on Tuesday but no results have been listed. Any idea why?

gpope
gpope
1 year ago

What does “special guest” mean on the ToW icon for some group rides? Thanks.

Dave Cooper
Dave Cooper (@davetheguitarfreak)
1 year ago

Anyone have any idea why I after completing Stage 3 Volcano Climb route today (and receiving the route badge) I don’t have a time listed in the Zwift Insider VeloViewer leaderboard? Strava doesn’t have a Zwift Insider Volcano Climb segment listed for my ride, searching segment list there is a Volcano Climb route but it looks like this does not start at the Pens, which is why I think this did not get counted. All other routes I have done so far where the event has started in the pens do give me a time on the leaderboard, albeit far… Read more »

Jeff Davis
Jeff Davis
1 year ago

Hey Eric, I love the Zwift challenge rides like thousands of others peeps. During these challenge rides, Zwift display a current/remaining mileage status bar at the top. I was wondering if Zwift has that implemented for the typical, non-Zwift sponsored challenge routes days. Very handy as I learn the routes & distances. Just checking and Ride On!

Tom Bals
Tom Bals
1 year ago

Any info on a bigger chance of getting the Meilensteins when arriving at the wheel of fortune on top of the Alpe during this ToW? Been up there 8 times I guess, still didn’t get lucky… Would be a nice present to all finishers of “Road to Sky” during stage 3 🙂

Bert
Bert
1 year ago

Do the achievement badges also multiple when completing the route for the first time?
Would be my first time on the Volcano Climb route for example.

Dan
Dan
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Not just double distance XP, but also double calorie XP on runs.

karl cannell
karl cannell
1 year ago

What if you miss a stage?

Steve Hooper
Steve Hooper
1 year ago
Reply to  karl cannell

After Stage 5 there will be a catch up until April 2 to make up missed stages

Steve Hooper
Steve Hooper
1 year ago

Late to the game but I did ride TOW Stage 4 today. It displayed +20xp per kilometer ridden. Does Zwift show +40xp for each km ridden on a stage of TOW? Not sure of the problem. I’m running Zwift on AppleTV4k with automatic app updates but I suspect it may not be the latest version. On the AppleTV my “Garage” has the Zwift Mountain Bike but not have the Scott mountain bike that appears on the Zwift app on my iPad and MacBookPro. Is there a way to view the actual app version number for these devices? A way to… Read more »

David Shinn
David Shinn
1 year ago
Reply to  Steve Hooper

Instructions are here: https://zwift.com/news/17477-zwift-how-to-updating-your-game. Zwiftinsider also just had an article about this too.

Steve Hooper
Steve Hooper
1 year ago
Reply to  David Shinn

Hey Dave thanks for the link. Found the software version appears on the bottom right of the start up page and they didn’t match. Problem solved…+40xp per kilometer.

I realized I had been leaving Zwift running on the AppleTV and just shut the flat screen monitor. Automatic app update was selected but that doesn’t work for the still runnin’ app….duh! Ride on!

Juan C. Muñoz
Juan C. Muñoz
1 year ago

With all that is going on and recently getting back on Zwift, I missed Tour of Watopia Stages 1, 2 and 3. Do you think they will have them available again ?
(I wish & hope)

D Hopper
D Hopper
1 year ago

Interesting to note about Stage 4:

The first 5 kM are essentially flat or down hill…so if you just want a quick (<8 mins) for 200 XP, then sign up each hour and ride. Not sure if you could do that and the race 10 minutes after each hour too for 400 XP. You won’t get credit for completing the stage…but massively easy points if you can hop on multiple times!

As you are required to use Zwift MTB, you will not get Cape Climbing meters towards your goal. Seems like a missed opportunity to double up on events!

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

I’ve completed stage 1,2 and 4 (and planning on 5 obviously) but missed 3.. is there a chance to recover it later like last year?

tony tan
tony tan
1 year ago

STAGE 4 ride with guest doesn’t count?
I done it but doesn’t add up to my overall of completed stages.
I still miss 4 and 5

Inga
Inga
1 year ago
Reply to  tony tan

The same case here. I completed TDW today but I didn’t get the kit… Perhaps st.4 didn’t count.

Dan Eden
Dan Eden
1 year ago

Having ridden the Jungle Circuit 5 times on the long ride and twice on the race, I don’t feel the need to go round it again for a looooong time. Definitely feel like they could have been more imaginative with the Stage 4 route

M.S.
M.S.
1 year ago

Is Stage 5 a MTB stage too?

Mathieu Fortier
Mathieu Fortier (@m77-fortier)
1 year ago

Anyone has a picture of the Tour of Watopia shoes? I have s’en someone unlock them

Mathieu Fortier
Mathieu Fortier (@m77-fortier)
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

tks!

Kamil Nagórski
Kamil Nagórski
1 year ago

In last day od Stage 4 I had a problem with Internet connection, nad my ride was not saved. Is there a possibility to repeat one stage of Tour?

Kamil Nagórski
Kamil Nagórski
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Thank You

Enrique E. Seale, Sr
Enrique E. Seale, Sr
1 year ago

Thanks for the site and all the work you do. I have really enjoyed the route list. I have been doing the rides on the list and getting results. I am thinking about trying the 11 week workout also. Great information site.

Andy
Andy
1 year ago

Great site Eric! Have the ToW stage make-up rides been scheduled yet?

Gabriel
Gabriel
1 year ago

Hi Erick, after finishing all 5 stages, when is the Kit unlocked? It wasn’t unlocked immediately after finishing, is there an unlocking date?

Gabriel
Gabriel
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

yep!! you were right. I logged in again and it unloked the Kit and Shoes. Thanks!!!

Joel
Joel
1 year ago

How do you unlock the socks? Saw them this morning on someone and when I asked they said they got all three instead of just kit and shoes.

Daniel
Daniel
1 year ago

Can you run and ride these stages multiple times and get double points?

Joel
Joel
1 year ago
Reply to  Daniel

Yes, each time you ride/run a km/mile during the stages you get 40/60 points. You do not even have to finish a stage…just the appropriate distance. Also some finish just before the next km or mile…eg. 24.9 km; so if you want an extra 20 pts for that km (not 40 as it finishes outside the course for the tour) just do that 0.1 km (100 meters…silly not to); I noticed that you can just do first all downhill 5k on stage 4 for an easy 200 XP.

Michael Sarenas
Michael Sarenas
1 year ago

Hi,
I missed stage 2 & 3 so decided to do the make up days which started on Sunday 29/3 but I missed the start by 1min. I did finish the Stage 2 but it hasn’t shown up as completed on the companion app.

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