- - Zwift Expands Makuri Islands with New Urukazi Route

Zwift Expands Makuri Islands with New Urukazi Route

Zwift has expanded its Makuri Islands with Urukazi, a new route that follows the November 2021 Neokyo expansion with over 40 miles of road, taking Zwifters from cityscapes to the country and now to the coast.

“Urukazi (woo-roo-kah-zi) is the combination of two Okinawan words – “uru” means “shore,” and “kazi” means “breeze.” The combination of the two words is meant to evoke the serene, untouched character of the Southern Japanese archipelago. On the roads of Urukazi, riders will find a Zwifty interpretation of those islands’ scenery as you ride pavement, gravel, and a new type of surface not yet found anywhere else on our platform,” explains Zwift.

The Urukazi expansion introduces eight new routes, ranging in distance from 2.5 miles to 24.9 miles, along with elevation gain figures to almost  1000 feet.

Here are the new routes, all of which are now live in-game:

  • Mech Isle Loop (4km / 38.7m elevation) – short loop around Urukazi’s industrial area
  • Bridges and Boardwalks (6.3km / 59.5m elevation) – route exploring the biggest island in Urukazi
  • Island Hopper (18km / 128.5m elevation) – every island in Urukazi in one lap
  • Fine and Sandy (10.6km / 77.1m elevation) – off-road route for exploring Urukazi’s mangroves and beaches
  • Island Outskirts (11.3km / 90.1m elevation) – loop around the outskirts of the new map
  • Makuri 40 (40km / 306.6m elevation) – 40km route touring the wider Makuri Islands world
  • Country to Coastal (33.4km / 274m elevation) – ride from the Makuri countryside to the ocean in Urukazi
  • Turf N Surf (24.6km / 195.8m elevation) – ride from the bright lights of Neokyo to the beaches of Urukazi

Additionally, Zwift says stages 5 and 6 of the Tour of the Makuri Islands will take on these new roads.

You can read more and sign up for the Tour here.

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