Zwift and Strava


  • An indoor trainer, a speed/cadence sensor or power meter, and an ANT+ dongle.
  • Go to Zwift's getting started page to find out exactly what you need by indicating your current gear in the prompts.

Set up the Automatic Syncing

  1. Log in or create an account on Zwift.
  2. Click on your profile picture > My Profile.
  3. Go to Settings > Connections > Connect to Strava.
  4. Follow the prompts in the pop-up to authorize Strava.
  5. You can disconnect your accounts from this Zwift page or revoke access from Zwift in your Strava Settings.

Uploading Zwift Activities Manually

If your activity has not automatically uploaded to your Strava account, you can still upload it manually.

  • From a computer
    • Navigate to and click on Just Me.
    • Find your missing activity and view the activity page.
    • Click on the Gear Icon (Activity Settings), and under Fit File, download the activity file.
    • Open this page on the Strava website, click Choose Files and select the FIT file.
  • From a mobile device (requires iOS10 and cloud storage service like iCloud, Dropbox, or Google Drive).
    • Navigate to in a mobile browser and log into your Zwift account.
    • Click the Download link under the activity you'd like to upload.
    • Follow the prompts to save the file to your preferred cloud-based service (which requires cloud service storage such as iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive).
    • Open a new browser tab and navigate to Tap Choose File, choose the cloud service where you saved the file, and select the FIT file.

Historical activities will not sync from Zwift to Strava. If you are missing previously recorded activities, please download a new copy of the activity from Zwift’s website and upload it to Strava following these steps:

  1. Please download a new copy of your missing activity. You can access an activity file by visiting your account at > Activities.
  2. Click on the activity in question by selecting the gear icon and then Download Fit File.
  3. Upload the file directly to your Strava account:

Please note that any activity where an athlete has their difficulty level set to less than 100% when entering a Climb Portal, that reduces gradients or boosts their performance will have segments automatically excluded. This is the intended functionality following Zwift and our leaderboard system.

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