Zwift, the global online fitness platform, is today revealing the roads of Urukazi, the latest expansion to Makuri Islands. 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.
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, 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.
Enter Urukazi directly through a paddock or choose between heading south from Yumezi or Neokyo. Pedaling from Yumezi to Urukazi takes you through a slot canyon or you can explore the cave system while traveling from Neokyo. Take in the shoreline with fast gravel roads that skim the water’s edge. Marvel at the lush flora and fauna or test your legs as you rack up the miles through the varied landscapes across Makuri Islands.
From launch, there will be 8 new routes to ride and Makuri Islands now has over 40 miles of roads to explore.
Tour of Makuri Islands is ongoing where you can venture through all that Makuri Islands has to offer. Stages 5 & 6 of Tour of Makuri Islands will take on these new roads of Urukazi, read more and sign up for the Tour here.