Zwift easter eggs: The weird and wonderful things you probably never noticed

Scotty the squirrel
(Image credit: Zwift)

I hear you - Zwift is hard and the racing and indoor cycling workouts make it even harder but have you ever just cruised around in recovery mode and had a gander at the scenery? There's some pretty epic artistry going on and the level of detail is truly exquisite. From the wonderful world of Watopia and New York City to Innsbruck and the Makuri Islands of Japan, there's a smorgasbord of clever little details just waiting to be found and some of them are quite amusing, too. 

Of all the worlds, Watopia, in particular, is rich in flora and fauna of both the extinct and living kind, which you'll discover when exploring the many roads that make up this fictitious land. For many riders, it's the landscape diversity that makes Watopia such a fan favourite but others prefer the realism of Innsbruck, Richmond, London and Bologna. Whatever your persuasion, Zwift has stitched in layers of carefully curated messages - all you need to do is look.

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Aaron Borrill

Aaron was the Tech Editor Cyclingnews between July 2019 and June 2022. He was born and raised in South Africa, where he completed his BA honours at the University of Cape Town before embarking on a career in journalism. Throughout this career, Aaron has spent almost two decades writing about bikes, cars, and anything else with wheels. Prior to joining the Cyclingnews team, his experience spanned a stint as Gear & Digital editor of Bicycling magazine, as well as a time at TopCar as Associate Editor. 

Now based in the UK's Surrey Hills, Aaron's life revolves around bikes. He's a competitive racer, Stravaholic, and Zwift enthusiast. He’s twice ridden the Cape Epic, completed the Haute Route Alps, and represented South Africa in the 2022 Zwift eSports World Championships.

Height: 175cm

Weight: 61.5kg

Rides: Cannondale SuperSlice Disc Di2 TT, Cannondale Supersix Evo Dura-Ace Rim, Cannondale Supersix Evo Ultegra Di2 Disc, Trek Procaliber 9.9 MTB