Watopia 2021

The only and most challenging online 3-day event experience

Date Range

26- 28 February 2021


Total Distance

20% Complete

Total Elevation Gain

40% Complete

Elevation gain per classic stage

20% Complete

Time trial elevation

0% Complete


80% Complete
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150 km
93 mi
Total Distance

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Total Elevation Gain

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Elevation gain per classic stage

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Time trial elevation

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Course Profile

Watopia 2021 Course Profile

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Watopia 2021 Course Map

Course: 100km to 140km with 2500M+ to 3500M+ per Classic Stage

Please note: This is an example map; the official map for this event has not been announced yet.

Why this event?

The first online 3-day race

A 3-day Haute Route event held in the world-renowned at home training game: Zwift.The Haute Route Watopia will challenge you on 3 epic roads: The Mega Pretzel, top of the Epic KOM Reverse and the legendary Quatch Quest. The route covers all three Watopian climbs on Stage 1, the tour of Watopian extremes on Stage 2 and one of the longest and most challenging routes on Zwift to bring the event to a close in style. Be prepared to push yourself as on any Haute Route event, but this time from your living room. Download the event roadblock for all the course and event insights, plus tips for racing on Zwift from the pros and the low down on the perfect fuelling strategy from OTE to help you reach new heights.

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Haute Route extras and training

The Haute Route is known for its attention to details and professional support before, during and after each event and the Haute Route Watopia is no exception.Score a global classification on Zwift when you complete the three stages, unlock the exclusive Haute Route kit created by Le Col and take up our ultimate Zwift training plan in the lead up to the event. With seven different workouts over seven weeks, join us on Zwift every Tuesday and Thursday ahead of Haute Route Watopia for our special group training workouts. Each workout has a specific goal to help you reach new heights during the three-day epic. You’ll also unlock your exclusive Haute Route x Le Col kit when you complete any of these workout sessions. You can find all the details about the individual workouts in the Roadbook, and then sign up to the sessions on Zwift below.

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Immerse yourself in the Watopia universe

Challenge yourself over three consecutive days on Watopia, Zwift's virtual volcanic island. Blending the fun of video games with the intensity of serious training, connect to cyclists around the world from your home, day or night, regardless of the weather, and compete against them in the Haute Route Watopia. Each stage will be run across multiple time zones to make Haute Route Watopia a truly global stage event but the three stages must be completed back to back. Check out the detailed stage descriptions to see why this event is unlike anything else on Zwift.

Read the stage descriptions

The perfect way to train for your next Haute Route adventure

Kick off the 2021 season with a bang and fly into spring at full speed. We’re not skipping a beat this year and when we hit the road again, we’ll be ready. With workouts, pre-event social rides and a challenging multi-day event in the calendar to keep you focused, you will have everything you need to prepare yourself for your next Haute Route adventure in 2021.

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Give a donation, as well as your best effort.

Please consider a donation of £20 in support of our Official Haute Route Watopia Charity Partner, the NOMAN Campaign. NOMAN raises awareness and funds for cancer prevention.

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How to get there

Official Title Partner

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Official Global Partners

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European Event Partners

Le Col logo OTE Sports logo NOMAN logo Bollé logo TAG Heuer logo Supersapiens logo