Trail Gradings - choosing the right one for you
Our trails range in grade - and the trick to having a great time is to choose and prepare for the trail that suits you. We like to encourage riders to choose the right person for the right bike and the right trail.
Grade 2 - Easy
Suitable for most riders including beginners, occasional cyclists and families with limited cycling experience. A multi-geared bike with medium to wide knobbly tyres is recommended, such as a comfort bike, touring bike or mountain bike. E-bikes are also suitable as long as they are ridden appropriately and have sufficient battery capacity. Off-road trails are usually wide and smooth (firm gravel or sealed), with some gentle climbs. These trails are predictable, i.e. have no nasty surprises. On-road sections of Great Rides generally follow quiet roads with little traffic.
Your guide to trail grades
Grade wheels are provided for each Great Ride on individual trail pages. They show the approximate split of grades across a trail. This example indicates that the trail is graded 25% Grade 1, 25% Grade 2, 25% Grade 3 and 25% Grade 5.
Note that sometimes a mix of terrain means that a section of trail may range across two or even three grades.