Zwift expands Watopia with rolling roads of Titan’s Grove

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<img src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/08/Zwift_Titans_Grove_1-9c36c15.jpg?quality=45&resize=620,413" srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/08/Zwift_Titans_Grove_1-9c36c15.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1440,959 1440w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/08/Zwift_Titans_Grove_1-9c36c15.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1200,799 1200w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/08/Zwift_Titans_Grove_1-9c36c15.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=960,639 960w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/08/Zwift_Titans_Grove_1-9c36c15.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=720,479 720w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/08/Zwift_Titans_Grove_1-9c36c15.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=576,383 576w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/08/Zwift_Titans_Grove_1-9c36c15.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=360,239 360w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/08/Zwift_Titans_Grove_1-9c36c15.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=180,119 180w, " sizes="(max-width: 620px) 100vw, 620px" width="620" height="413" class="wp-image-392687 alignnone size-landscape_thumbnail" alt="Zwift, Titan's Grove" title="Zwift, Titan's Grove" /> <p><a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/features/zwift-your-complete-guide/"><span style="font-weight: 400">Zwift</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400"> has launched the latest addition to its Watopia virtual cycling world, with the Titan’s Grove expansion designed to be a treat for both the legs and eyes. </span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400">Inspired by the High Sierras and Sequoia National Park in southern California, the expansion features some of the iconic sights from that part of the world, such as enormous boulders and giant sequoia trees. </span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400">Sitting adjacent to the Fuego Flats, the steady climbs and undulating forest roads of Titan’s Grove will provide a welcome relief to</span><a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/news/zwift-fuego-flats/"> <span style="font-weight: 400">riders who spend too much time in the desert</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400">.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400">Three new climbs present a challenge to KOM hunters, with the longest including a timed Strava segment in either direction. However, with maximum gradients of 5%, they’re gentle enough to allow for more casual exploration as well. </span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400">“I think this may be the most beautiful part of Watopia,” says Eric Min, Zwift CEO and co-founder. “I’m not normally one for pausing on a workout, but this area rewards the eyes as much as the legs.”</span></p>
<div class="img-container img-container–landscape-thumbnail"><img src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/08/Zwift_Titans_Grove_2-61781c4.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=620,413&amp;background=white" srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/08/Zwift_Titans_Grove_2-61781c4.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=1456,969&amp;background=white 1456w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/08/Zwift_Titans_Grove_2-61781c4.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=1112,740&amp;background=white 1112w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/08/Zwift_Titans_Grove_2-61781c4.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=940,626&amp;background=white 940w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/08/Zwift_Titans_Grove_2-61781c4.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=728,484&amp;background=white 728w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/08/Zwift_Titans_Grove_2-61781c4.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=556,370&amp;background=white 556w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/08/Zwift_Titans_Grove_2-61781c4.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=355,236&amp;background=white 355w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/08/Zwift_Titans_Grove_2-61781c4.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=340,226&amp;background=white 340w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/08/Zwift_Titans_Grove_2-61781c4.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=320,213&amp;background=white 320w, " sizes="(min-width: 992px) 940px, (min-width: 768px) 728px, (min-width: 576px) 556px, calc(100vw – 20px)" width="620" height="413" class="wp-image-392781 alignnone size-landscape_thumbnail img-container__image" alt="Titan’s Grove, Zwift" title="Titan’s Grove, Zwift"></div>
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<figcaption class="wp-caption-text"><span class="caption-copy"><i class="icon-arrow icon-camera-circle"></i> Titan’s Grove is inspired by the High Sierras and Sequoia National Park.</span></figcaption><span class="im-image-caption"></span>
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<h2><b>Easy on the eyes</b></h2>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400">Rolling roads and sequoia trees aren’t the only thing you’ll find in Titan’s Grove – you’ll also be able to spot plenty of wildlife, including bears, eagles and, apparently, rubber ducks in the geysers.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400">With the emphasis in Titan’s Grove on exploration, Zwift has reportedly added ‘a surprise that needs to be seen to believed’, along with some easter eggs that long-time Zwift users may recognise from Jarvis, the virtual cycling behemoth’s original online world.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400">Perhaps this marks the start of a new era for Zwift – who would have guessed we’d be getting an open world sightseeing game as well?</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400">In addition to the new area of Watopia, which is live on the app now, Zwift has also added five new routes for you to test your legs on.</span></p>
<h2><b>New Titan routes</b></h2>
<p><b>Sand and Sequoias</b><span style="font-weight: 400"> – Tour the scorched desert and the forest in one loop<br></span><span style="font-weight: 400">20 km / 12.5 miles<br></span><span style="font-weight: 400">173m elevation / 567.5 ft</span></p>
<p><b>Quatch Quest</b><span style="font-weight: 400"> – Take on the Titan’s Grove and ascend the epic Alpe du Zwift<br></span><span style="font-weight: 400">46 km / 28.6 miles<br></span><span style="font-weight: 400">1708m / 5600 ft</span></p>
<p><b>Muir and the Mountain</b><span style="font-weight: 400"> – The mountains are calling, and you must go<br></span><span style="font-weight: 400">34.5 km / 21.4 miles<br></span><span style="font-weight: 400">792 m / 2600 ft</span></p>
<p><b>Dust in the Wind </b><span style="font-weight: 400">– Travel through Watopia’s two forests on this lush route<br></span><span style="font-weight: 400">54.6 km // 34 miles<br></span><span style="font-weight: 400">585 m // 1920 ft</span></p>
<p><b>Big Foot Hills </b><span style="font-weight: 400">–  A journey across the lower peaks of Watopia<br></span><span style="font-weight: 400">67.5 km // 42 miles<br></span><span style="font-weight: 400">706 m // 2316 ft</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400">Have you visited Titan’s Grove yet? Let us know in the comments if you spot anything weird or interesting.</span></p>
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