Zwift has revealed its latest virtual roads in Urukazi, the newest area expansion to its Makuri Islands virtual run and cycling world.
Urukazi follows the November 2021 Neokyo expansion, and now includes over 40 miles of road available to explore in Makuri Islands… ‘taking Zwifters from cityscapes to the country and now to the coast.’
Zwift notes that Urukazi (woo-roo-kah-zi) is the combination of two Okinawan words – ‘uru’ meaning ‘shore’, and ‘kazi’ meaning ‘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, you’ll 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 Zwift.’
Zwifters enter Urukazi directly through a paddock or choose between heading south from Yumezi or Neokyo. Pedaling from Yumezi to Urukazi heads through a slot canyon with the option to explore a cave system while traveling from Neokyo.
There are 8 new routes to ride:
- Mech Isle Loop – distance: 2.5 mi / 4 km, elevation gain: 127 ft / 38.7m
- Bridges and Boardwalks – distance: 3.9 mi / 6.3 km, elevation gain, 195 ft / 59.5m
- Island Hopper – Distance: 11.2 mi / 18 km, elevation gain, 421.6 ft / 128.5m
- Fine and Sandy – distance: 6.5 mi / 10.6 km, elevation gain, 253 ft / 77.1 m
- Island Outskirts – distance: 7 mi / 11.3 km, elevation gain, 295 ft / 90.1 m
- Makuri 40 – distance: 24.9 mi / 40 km, elevation gain: 1006 ft / 306.6m
- Country to Coastal – distance: 20.7 mi / 33.4 km, elevation gain: 899 ft / 274 m
- Turf N Surf – distance: 15.3 mi / 24.6 km, elevation gain: 642 ft / 195.8 m