Zwift 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.
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.
Sitting adjacent to the Fuego Flats, the steady climbs and undulating forest roads of Titan’s Grove will provide a welcome relief to riders who spend too much time in the desert.
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.
“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.”
Titan’s Grove is inspired by the High Sierras and Sequoia National Park.
Easy on the eyes
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.
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 giant’s original online world.
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?
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.
New Titan routes
Sand and Sequoias — Tour the scorched desert and the forest in one loop
20km / 12.5mi
173m / 567.5ft
Quatch Quest — Take on the Titan’s Grove and ascend the epic Alpe du Zwift
46km / 28.6mi
1,708m / 5,600ft
Muir and the Mountain — The mountains are calling, and you must go
34.5km / 21.4mi
792m / 2,600ft
Dust in the Wind — Travel through Watopia’s two forests on this lush route
54.6km / 34mi
585m / 1,920ft
Big Foot Hills — A journey across the lower peaks of Watopia
67.5km / 42mi
706m / 2,316ft
Have you visited Titan’s Grove yet? Let us know in the comments if you spot anything weird or interesting.