indieVelo—”The Swan” Route Details

The indieVelo "The Swan" Route-10.7km (6.6 mi), elevation 223m (732 ft)-starting and ending at South Lake with a bit of climbing in between!

indieVelo The Swan route
Courtesy of Beta-tester Luciano Pollastri!

Route Description

indieVelo The Swan route basics

One of the original Beta routes rolled out on The Island in 2023The Swan is a 10.7 km (approx. 6.6 mi) route that comes with 223m (approx. 732 ft) of elevation gain and a minimal lead-in, starting and ending at South Lake with a substantial climb in between.

Starting from South Lake’s southern edge, the route goes counter-clockwise towards West A Mountain. The climb begins at the 1.6 km (approx. 1 mi) mark. West A Mountain’s KOM segment is 2.4 km (approx. 1.5 mi) long with an average gradient of 5.8%. Watch out for a peak gradient of 12.8% near the top. 

The climb consists of a steady 6% gradient for the first 1.5 km (approx. 0.93 mi), a brief respite of 250m (approx. 0.16 mi) at 3%, and concludes with a 550m (approx. 0.34 mi) section that ramps up from 6% to nearly 13% for the final 100m (approx. 328 ft).

Those last 100m have many riders irremediably and frustratingly losing a few meters and getting distanced forever, especially when trying to desperately recover those seconds in the descent without taking into account the speed limit of auto braking corners (be particularly mindful of the turn at 9.9km, the scene of many last minute splits).

After the descent, only 900m (approx. 0.56 mi) separates you from the finish line at South Lake, completing the loop where you initially started.

Thanks, Luciano!

Courtesy of Beta-tester Roman Edelhelfer!

Route Profiles

indieVelo The Swan 3D Route Profile
indieVelo The Swan 2D Route Profile

Route details and description courtesy of Beta-tester Andras Beck!

Courtesy of Beta-tester Damon Bates of ZMS Esports Studio!

Check out the indieVelo-Route Descriptions page for more useful recon information.

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