Zwift Releases Makuri Islands Map Urukazi Expansion

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There are new roads to explore in Zwift Just in time for winter.

The immersive virtual training software company put the Urukazi expansion of the Makuri Islands live today, bringing the total number of roads on the map to over 40 miles, including tarmac and off-road.

A map of Urukazi’s expansion into the Makuri Islands.

There are eight new routes to explore in total, ranging from 4 to 40 kilometers, and featuring tarmac, gravel, and a new surface that Zwift says is found nowhere else in the game. The routes include:

A small industrial loop.

Distance: 2.5 miles / 4 km. Elevation gain: 127 ft / 38.7 m

The largest island of Urukazi.

Distance: 6.3 km. Elevation gain: 195 ft / 59.5 m

All the islands of Urukazi in one tour.

Distance: 18km. Elevation Gain: 421.6 ft / 128.5 m

An off-road loop with mangroves and sandy beaches.

Distance: 10.6 km. Elevation Gain: 253 ft / 77.1 m

Race around the outskirts of Urukazi

Distance: 11.3 km. Elevation Gain: 295 ft / 90.1 m

A 40 km loop around Makuri

Distance: 24.9 miles / 40 km. Elevation Gain: 1006ft / 306.6m

A road filled with open fields and open oceans.

Distance: 20.7 mi / 33.4 km, elevation gain: 899 ft / 274 m

A race from city streets to sandy beaches.

Distance: 15.3 mi / 24.6 km, Elevation gain: 642 ft / 195.8 m

Urukazi continues the Japanese-inspired theme of the Makuri Islands. Its name is a combination of two Okinawan words: “uru” meaning “shore” and “kazi” meaning “breeze”. Zwift says the name “is meant to evoke the serene and untouched character of Japan’s southern archipelago.” This is the second expansion to the Makuri Islands, following the Neokyo expansion last November.

A view of Urukazi.

The new routes connect to the large Makuri Islands map, so runners can either start directly at Urukazi, or at Yumezi or Neokyo and head south. Traveling from Yumezi to Urukazi takes runners through a slot canyon, while starting from Neokyo takes runners through a cave system.

Urukazi includes unpaved roads.

Urukazi, along with the rest of the Makuri Islands, is available to explore right now.

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