The Trail uses a network of bush tracks, firebreaks and old railway lines. The majority of the Trail is on gently undulating ground, except where the Trail enters and exits river valleys and transverses the edge of the Darling Scarp. The surface is predominantly compacted laterite (pea gravel) soils, however in some areas the surface may consist of loose gravel that can be especially loose in summer and slippery in winter. Riding on uneven surfaces and carrying camping gear can dramatically alter your bike’s steering and handling capabilities. If you are not experienced in cycling off-road or cycling with camping gear, it is recommended that you begin with some day rides before embarking on a multi-day ride.