Route Overview

General Overview
The G2G is a 450 kilometre Exploration Route made up of the best gravel back roads starting from Geraldine and looping back to Geraldine. If you like taking your time when riding, soaking in the sights and snapping off photos along the way then this route lends itself well to be ridden over two days. However, if you enjoy a fast paced full day of gravel road riding then this makes an excellent full day ride option.
Start/Finish Point
While this Exploration Route can be started at any point along the way, it has been structured to start and end in Geraldine.
Terrain includes
While some tarmac is necessary to link up all the gravel roads, the majority of this Exploration Route is Grade 1 and Grade 2 gravel roads. Spread throughout the route are around half a dozen small fords however at normal flow rates these fords cross relatively small streams and do not pose any great challenge. The entire route is considered big bike friendly.
450 km total distance.
Max Fuel Leg
The maximum distance between fuel stops is 205 km on Leg 2.
Ride Time
This Exploration Route is made up of two legs and can be ridden in two recommended options:

Option 1 (Two days) : This route can be ridden over two days for a relaxed paced ride at around 4 hours conservative seat time for Leg 1 and around 4 hours conservative seat time for Leg 2.

Option 2 (Single day) : Combining both Leg 1 and Leg 2 provides a full day of riding with a conservative seat time of around 8 hours.
If you choose to ride the Exploration Route over two, there are a few accommodation options inducing camping, cabins, motels or a B&B.
Access Permission
All roads within this Exploration Route are publicly accessible so access permission is not required.
Access Limitations
This Exploration Route is recommended for fine weather. While it is possible to ride this route all year round, it is common for snow to occur (especially around winter) and close some of the high altitude roads for days/weeks at a time. This route is best ridden in late Spring, Summer and early Autumn. If there has been recent heavy rain then a few days should be waited before setting off as the normally small and shallow fords can become deep, rushy and potentially unfordable around times of heavy rain.
Preparation and Safety
While this is not considered a technical route it does include a few semi-remote areas so it is recommended to ride this as a group with typical adventure riding equipment including bike tools, spares and a PLB or emergency beacon.

Legs in this Exploration Route

Leg 1 <span>(16 photos)</span>
Leg 1 (16 photos)
Leg 2 <span>(17 photos)</span>
Leg 2 (17 photos)


Video by RMOTO

Riders that have completed this Exploration Route