Verified Zwift Strava segments for Watopia, London, New York City, Yorkshire, Innsbruck, Richmond, Crit City, Bologna, France, and ParIS

Verified Zwift Strava segments for Watopia, London, New York City, Yorkshire, Innsbruck, Richmond, Crit City, Bologna, France, and ParIS

Why more segments? And what does “verified” mean?

Zwifters created a lot of Strava segments in Zwift’s first 5 years. Some were logical and accurate, but most were not. Titles sometimes made sense but often confused things further. Keeping track of them all became very intens (sic).

We created numerous Strava segments (all listed below) and labeled them Zwift Insider verified since we took pains to verify the start and end points of these segments to ensure accuracy.

Then in February 2021 Strava shook things up by marking all segments as private, except for Zwift Insider’s! They also removed “Zwift Insider verified” from most of the segment names.

Long-term, it would make more sense for Zwift to handle Strava segments internally. We’ll see how that shakes out, but until then, here’s a complete list of Zwift virtual cycling Strava segments we’ve created.

Looking for Zwift Run segments? Go here >


Watopia

KOMs:

Sprints:

Routes:

Misc:


Rebel Routes

Note: rebel routes are not available on Zwift’s routes menu. They require some manual navigation, but the payoff is a fun exploration ride where you’ll cover a route few Zwifters have ridden before! (Plus, your Strava ranking will be in the tens or hundreds instead of the thousands.) They also have their own Veloviewer Route Hunter leaderboard.


Richmond

KOMs:

Sprints:

Routes:

Misc:


London

KOMs:

Sprints:

Routes:

Misc:


Innsbruck

KOMs:

Sprints:

Strava now requires segments to be over a certain length, and thus will not let us create the Innsbruck sprint segments because it says they’re too short. Help us out by chiming in here if you want to see Strava fix this!

Routes:

Misc:


New York City

KOMs:

Sprints:

Strava now requires segments to be over a certain length, and thus will not let us create the NYC sprint segments because it says they’re too short. Help us out by chiming in here if you want to see Strava fix this!

Routes:

Misc:

Yorkshire

KOMs:

Sprints:

  • Yorkshire Sprint Reverse (Zwift Insider verified)
  • Strava now requires segments to be over a certain length, and thus will not let us create the a forward sprint segment because they say it’s too short. Help us out by chiming in here if you want to see Strava fix this!

Routes:

Misc:

Bologna

Misc:

Routes:

Crit City

Routes:

France

KOMs

Sprints

Lead-Ins

Routes:

Paris

Sprints

  • Lutece Sprint (too short for Strava segment)
  • Lutece Sprint Reverse (too short for Strava segment)

Routes:

Makuri Islands

Sprints

(All Yumezi sprints are too short for Strava segment)

KOMs

Routes:

Other

Changelog

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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Mitchell Bell
Mitchell Bell (@mitchell)
1 year ago

Now I just need to someone to write some clever code or whatever to update my strava to include only these ones

Jonathan L Grannis
Jonathan L Grannis
1 year ago

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you had a file of all of the useful segments in one file and there was a button in strava where you could simply just load the file instead of having to go back and forth…

Theia Friestedt
1 year ago

Looking at this for the first time as I chose a few segments for a challenge. Wow! So much great work went into putting all of these together- thank you!!!

Ernie
Ernie
1 year ago

That’s a lot of work Eric. Chapeau and thanks.

Sara Lance
Sara Lance
1 year ago

Eric, Kudos for this. I can only begin to imagine the effort it took to build these. As I progress thru the worlds I have been slowly adding each segment and going thru hell to find buried in sometimes 300+ segments these. I would definitely recommend you pin this into a must read for newbies and those wading into Strava like me. The nyc sprint are super frustrating especially since they are great short sprints. I wish Zwift did a better job on its loop, sprint and kom segment tracking its a pain to collect everything into 1 place and… Read more »

Wesley Stocker
Wesley Stocker (@pharaway)
1 year ago

Long Session of Starring segments… Thanks for the consolidated list! I Found a bad link. Astoria Line 8 Pens to Banner (Zwift Insider verified) should point to https://www.strava.com/segments/19277233 as in the Article Page. Also, you still have some Run Routes on here in Watopia even though you have another page for those now. Lastly, do you have a plan to fill in the missing Alpe du Zwift Bend Segments? 😀 @Eric Schlange

Tim
Tim
1 year ago

Thanks for all your hard work maintaining this! I noticed that the changelog link for Jungle Circuit Reverse 1 Lap links to https://www.strava.com/segments/17039346 which is the run version of that segment.

tom
tom
1 year ago

Hi Eric,

Thank you for your great work.
I noticed the volcano climb doesn’t match exactly with the one presented in the game itself.

But like I said, thank you!!

Gr
Tom

Alastair McVail
Alastair McVail
1 year ago

Hi Eric, I’m using VeloViewer and have all my completed ZI verified Strava segments on there (having hidden all the other segments which took a while!). On VeloViewer I see that many of the segments are missing the city/state fields. Ideally it would be good if they were all labelled so that when filtering on either of these columns it would make it easier to cross check against your list above which ones I haven’t completed in the various courses. It’s pretty obvious which courses the unlabelled ones belong to (although not necessarily the route) but even so it would… Read more »

Rob
Rob
1 year ago

This is masterful work. I basically used Zwift the first 2+ years I rode it exclusively for workouts, so I never paid attention to segments. Now I’ve started to race a bit more “seriously” (i.e. I am finishing top 10 in Cat-C!!! Wow! ha!) and it’s interesting to see the segments. I’m in the process of doing all the routes and when I started to check the segments I almost fainted. All of the Zwift Insider Verified are hidden, and there are 4927 useless segments per route that are shown! Lunacy. Do you have all of the official routes, KOMs,… Read more »

Ron Stewart
Ron Stewart (@ronald)
1 year ago

Eric, any chance of 5, 10 and 25 lap segments for the Volcano
Circuit in both directions? Especially before Monica’s ride next weekend. Yesterday there were dozens of 25-lap attempts while I was out there.

anderfo
anderfo
11 months ago
Reply to  Ron Stewart

It’s possible (and common?) to get those badges without spinning the same way all the time, though. I think a lot of people do that for the sake of variety.

Kordi
Kordi
1 year ago

It’s a lot of clicks and time, but worth it! Strava looks better now

David Kelly
David Kelly
1 year ago

Eric, Is there anyway to load these segments onto a Wahoo Element Bolt to use while Zwifting? I am new to Strava and the Element Bolt arrived yesterday. Maybe you already have a informative post on this subject? Thanks!

James Metcalfe
James Metcalfe
1 year ago

Is there a way to find which courses each segment is on? eg I want to attempt epic KOM, but which route do I need to choose to find it?

Zac
Zac (@charles-stover)
1 year ago

I’m seeing a lot of “Zwift Insider Verified” segments that aren’t on the list above. Since anyone can name a segment whatever they like, I just want to make sure the list above is complete before I hide the “fake” ones.

Toby Hancock
Toby Hancock
1 year ago

Great work Eric! this has helped me clean up my segments. 1 question though for the epic KOM there are 2 segments?
Epic KOM Forward (Zwift Insider verified) 
Epic KOM (Zwift Insider verified) 
is the 2nd one a fake?

Toby Hancock
Toby Hancock
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Cheers and thanks for the quick reply!

anderfo
anderfo
11 months ago

Strava should let you make those short segments in France and Paris. They’ve disabled the possibility to make such short segments due to GPS accuracy issues, but we don’t really have any GPS accuracy issue in Zwift…

anderfo
anderfo
11 months ago

There’s four Rebel routes missing in the list above.
The link for the Eastern Eight page doesn’t work (but the Strava segment link does). Looks like https://zwiftinsider.com/eastern-eight/ doesn’t exist.

Dan
Dan (@dan-nicolescu)
9 months ago

Hey Eric,

Is there a way to suggest new segment ideas?
I personally believe that on M. Ventoux, a segment from Chalet Reynard to the top makes sense. I have a private segment for it, but I cannot track/compare with my friends.

hubi
hubi
9 months ago

Hi, i have a question. Why there is no segment 19 to 18, 18 to 17 and 17 to 16? I mean AdZ, of course.

Greetings

Dan
Dan
9 months ago
Reply to  hubi

Those segments are too short, according to Strava.

Eric Scharnberg
Eric Scharnberg
8 months ago

Can any of the France routes be done in reverse?

Paul Bertram
Paul Bertram
8 months ago

The watopia mountain forward segment seems to be off for some reason. I have done the ride numerous times in last week but it does not show as a segment even if i star it from link above

Ed Lazda
Ed Lazda
6 months ago

I’m new to Zwift but couldn’t agree more about useless segments (applies IRL too!) and quickly settled on your segments. Many thanks for all the work. Today I rode Dust in the Wind and there seems to be a fake TItans Grove KOM — Strava recorded a forward and reverse going in the same direction! I’ll hide it, not sure if anything else can be done. It’s a real shame people feel the need to do this.

Warwick
Warwick
5 months ago

Can you please sort out the sprint segments that are missing? Innsbruck sprint is 300m and someone else had previously set up a segment of that length so it should be possible for that one at least.

Rory O'Conor
Rory O'Conor
5 months ago

Have many of these segments disappeared? Did Tick Tock today and only one segment: fuego flats forward sprint. No tick tock segment.

Marco Ekelo
Marco Ekelo
5 months ago

Volcano circuit and flat route seems to be missing, at least no pr shown in strava anymore ?

KC Chan
KC Chan (@kcchano)
5 months ago

Eric re: those short sprint segments, what is the best possible way to voice the concern to Strava together, I notice they are not updating those sprint segments on ZwiftPower any more as well.

Thomas Christiansen
Thomas Christiansen
5 months ago

Hi Eric,

Great work on these segments, always use them after a ride!
The Epic KOM/Radio tower combos seem to have the wrong profile though. Avg. grade 1.1%!!! Certainly not so, LOL!
I’m talking about these two:

https://www.strava.com/segments/27129147
https://www.strava.com/segments/27177663

Cheers

person
person
5 months ago

We’ve got the Italian Village Sprint rebel route segment… But could we get that in reverse, as well? Thanks for your time & effort!

Jonathan Sweet
Jonathan Sweet
4 months ago

Hi Eric, I’ve been looking at Routes and Segments, comparing various lists and trying to match what segments appear in what routes. I like a quest and trying to complete each Zwift Insider verified segment 3 times on Strava (for Gold, Silver, Bronze). Anyway I have identified a few of your Strava Segments that don’t appear on your master list above: https://www.strava.com/segments/18389579 (not sure this is yours but seems good) https://www.strava.com/segments/19276848 https://www.strava.com/segments/19596334 https://www.strava.com/segments/19636443 https://www.strava.com/segments/19636460 https://www.strava.com/segments/20981207 https://www.strava.com/segments/20981233 https://www.strava.com/segments/20982371 https://www.strava.com/segments/21573969 https://www.strava.com/segments/21573974 https://www.strava.com/segments/21747962 https://www.strava.com/segments/22219369 https://www.strava.com/segments/23382688 (not sure this is yours – Tester) https://www.strava.com/segments/24393519 https://www.strava.com/segments/24682619 https://www.strava.com/segments/26488049 https://www.strava.com/segments/26774640 https://www.strava.com/segments/26791932 https://www.strava.com/segments/26792130 https://www.strava.com/segments/26974627 https://www.strava.com/segments/27215922 https://www.strava.com/segments/27215934 https://www.strava.com/segments/27215961 https://www.strava.com/segments/27215991… Read more »

Tyler McHenry
Tyler McHenry
4 months ago

The regular Surrey Hills segment does not seem to be correct. The segment starts and ends at the *bottom* of Fox Hill, but the actual route in game starts and ends at the *top* of Fox Hill, at the KOM banner.

Danken
Danken
4 months ago
Tim
Tim
4 months ago
Reply to  Danken

Can you share your ride? We can look and maybe see what the problem is.

Danken
Danken
4 months ago
Reply to  Tim

Here is link:

Tim
Tim
4 months ago
Reply to  Danken

The link didn’t seem to make it through.

Danken
Danken
4 months ago
Reply to  Tim
Tim
Tim
4 months ago
Reply to  Danken

Looks like it should match. On a laptop or desktop try clicking on the “Don’t see the segment you’re looking for?” link that is on the bottom right after the segment list and see if it shows up in there and see how much of it matches (ie is green). That might give a hint. You can try editing the activity to change the activity type (to running for example) and then back to virtual ride, that will force a full segment re-matching. If that doesn’t work try contacting strava support.

Danken
Danken
4 months ago
Reply to  Tim

Thank you for your help. I already know. The route around the volcano was traversed non-standardly.

Steve R
Steve R
4 months ago

@Eric Schlange Eric, are you still taking requests for new segments? One I’d like to see is the Lead-In for the New York Highline route – ideally from the pens. It’s over 6 miles long (almost as long as the Highline route itself) and contains two major climbs, so I’d think it would count as a reasonable addition.

Tim
Tim
4 months ago
Reply to  Steve R

Pretty sure he’s given up on it. He doesn’t want to do it anymore, he doesn’t want to be the point person for the entire zwift community asking about segments, which is 100% completely fair! No one should have to be the single person responsible for it. It was thrust upon him when strava decided to cut segments with no warning. Unfortunately he wants to hand the reigns to zwift, you know, the same company that can’t provide more than 30 day or prs for alpe du zwift after how many years? I think zwift handling it is a downgrade… Read more »

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