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The Newest, Cheapest Way to Climb the Alps? Zwift It

Zwift has revealed an all-new segment, and its got triathletes and cyclists all over social media excited.

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Zwift has revealed an all-new segment, and it has triathletes and cyclists all over social media excited. Athletes have been begging for an Alps-style climb, and it’s finally arrived.

“Alpe Du Zwift” bears several similarities to one of the most famous climbs in cycling, Alpe D’Huez. While the terrain mimics the famous climb, developers have given it a few unique characteristics such as numbered switchbacks and chalet-like buildings lining the roads.

About the Alpe Du Zwift Segment

Segment length: 7.5 miles (12 kilometers)
Segment elevation gain: 3400 feet (1036 meters)
Average gradient: 8.5%
Hairpins/switchbacks: 21
How to access it: The segment is part of the Watopia Island course and can be accessed via the Mayan Jungle. You have to be a level 12 Zwifter or higher. The level 12 Alpe Gate is marked red when locked, and green when available. Even if you achieve level 12 mid-ride, you will be granted access. Four new, preset routes will be added to Watopia following the release of Alpe Du Zwift, ranging in distance from 12.4 miles to 55.5 miles.

See a preview from Zwift below: