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.
In terms of profile, this route divides up nicely into thirds: one-third flat, one-third climb, one-third descending.
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 3/4 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.
Distance: 12.3km (7.63 miles)
Elevation Gain: 153m (503′)
Strava Forward Segment