What is Haute Route Watopia 2021?
Haute Route gives amateurs a taste of what pro racing feels like. Zwift makes indoor training fun. Together, we provide a world-class Haute Route experience from the comfort of home.
Haute Route isn’t for the faint of heart! With over 3,500 meters of climbing over three back-to-back days, it’s one of the toughest challenges Zwift offers. Are you up for it?
How do I register for Haute Route Watopia 2021?
We’re just as excited as you are! Visit zwift.com/hauteroute and sign up to any stage to register!
When does Haute Route Watopia 2021 start and finish?
It begins February 26 at 0:00 UTC and ends February 28 at 23:59 UTC
What if I miss a stage?
Events like this don’t come around too often, and are only available for a limited time, so just making it to the start line is an achievement.
If you miss a stage, you won’t be eligible for the in-game kit and won’t be featured in the full Haute Route GC on Zwift Power. Complete as many stages as you can, but just know that there will be more epic events in the future—don’t sweat it if you can’t make every stage.
How many stages and what routes are there for Haute Route Watopia 2021?
There are 3 stages in Haute Route Watopia 2021.
Stages 1 and 2 will use custom variations of The Pretzel and Mega Pretzel routes.
Stage 3 takes place on Watopia’s Quatch Quest route. For more info on the stages, check out zwift.com/hauteroute.
Can I do a stage more than once?
Yes, but doing so will only count towards that specific stage’s completion. Also, if you’re taking part in the General Classification (GC) and complete a stage multiple times, it will take your best time.
How do I take part in the General Classification (GC)?
We’ve got you covered! Check out this article for everything you need to know to take part in the GC.
Will the General Classification results be verified?
No, results on GC will be just for fun—and bragging rights.
Will I unlock route badges?
Stages 1 and 2 of Haute Route Watopia 2021 finish just before completion of the full course length. If you continue riding after finishing Stages 1 and 2, you’ll unlock the route completion badges for The Pretzel and Mega Pretzel, respectively. For Stage 3, you’ll unlock the Quatch Quest route badge by completing the stage.
What do I get for completing Haute Route Watopia 2021?
Complete all 3 stages, and you’ll come away with a brand new 2021 Haute Route kit in game!
This kit is great! How can I get one?
You’re in luck! In partnership with premium cycling apparel brand Le Col, we’re providing the opportunity to purchase a real-life kit or tech tee inspired by the design of the in-game Haute Route Watopia 2021 kit. Grab your gear on Le Col’s site today!
I’m not seeing an earned unlock for Haute Route. Where is my unlock?
No worries. Unlocks during Haute Route require you to log out and back in to Zwift. Check out our article for these steps.
Can I keep the Colnago V3Rs bike?
The Colnago V3Rs is assigned to all participants during Haute Route Watopia 2021. To keep the Colnago and use it outside of the event, you must purchase it from the Drop Shop.
I plan on completing Haute Route 2021. What other rewards can I earn?
Outside of unlocking the Haute Route 2021 kit, when you complete any one stage, you’ll receive a £50 Le Col reward and a link to enter into a prize drawing on the Haute Route website. That prize drawing may earn you a spot at a real-life three-day Haute Route event in Europe—and maybe more!
How do I opt-in to make sure I don’t miss any emails?
Simply update your email preferences. Check out our article for steps.
What should I do to prepare?
We’ve got you covered, our Support Hub has everything you need to get ready. For basic info on getting started, check out this article.
If you’re looking for more helpful tips on getting ready for event day, check out this article.
What can I do if one or more of my events hasn’t been saved or the kit hasn’t been unlocked after completing all three stages?
There can be many technical reasons your activity didn’t count. Among them are game crashes, logging in on multiple devices, working out after finishing a stage, or not completing the final lap.
The best way to ensure your activity is counted towards event completion is to save and exit after you have finished the stage. If you run into any of the above issues and have completed most of the stage, please reach out to us—we’re here to help!
How do I listen to the audio briefings?
Great question! Check out this article for steps.