I find that I choose a route on Zwift, normally to Just Ride, and it ignores me. For example, I’ll choose one of the short Harrogate loops, but find myself doing the full circuit. I’ve seen a few posts where the problem is that the title that comes up is misleading, for example topic 1333 “Cannot change route” (I’m not allowed to link even internally to that, which is odd!)
However, in my case, the autopilot actually takes me round that full loop.
Given the way that responses to 1333 describe how titles are used, there’s no way to know which ride I’ll actually do except to go all the way round, and then it’s hard work knowing what I’ve done, but the Harrogate full loop is easy to spot and several times further round than some of the short loops. For a start, the full loop goes out of town and through at least two valleys, whereas the short ones don’t.
I have managed to do several different rides in Watopia.However, even then it’s unpredictable. For example I have just chosen Jungle Route and ended up on Repack Ridge, which doesn’t look right at all. Choosing Hilly Loop always works! In most cases, though, a world will have a default route and I land on that every time, regardless of what I choose. Which is what is happening with Harrogate above.
I believe that some routes are limited by rider level, but only I think up to about level six?