Frequently Asked Questions

How much do the routes and guidebooks cost?

The routes, trail networks, and guidebooks are provided for free. EPIC GPS Adventures is run by volunteers, and supported by sponsors & individual contributors.

What bikes are appropriate?

People often ask if “Their Bike” can do the trip. The answer is yes, the bike can if it is street legal, in good running condition, and has good knobby tires. The real question is if you have the skills and stamina to ride said bike for significant distances over varied terrain.

Our rating system explains each difficulty level, and adapts to different styles of off road motorcycles. For example, it is much easier to ride a light weight dirt-oriented dual-sport bike in baby head rocks than a monstrous adventure bike.

How much fuel range do I need?

Generally speaking, a range of 200 km should do the trick. Keep in mind, however, if you need to turn around and backtrack, that uses up fuel too!

​It is best to carefully plan each day and your gas stops. And, as the saying goes, it’s wise to “Never pass gas”!

How long are the sections?

Most groups take between 6 and 8 hours to complete a section. If you are skilled, and in a hurry, you may be able to finish 2 sections in a day.

Can we camp along the route?

Absolutely! Our route and network packages contain all of the campsites that we are aware of.

What is the difference between a Network and a Route?

A Network is a series of trails within a geographic zone. The intent is for you to choose your own adventure.

A Route is an opinionated series of trails, often with a suggested direction of travel. Routes each have guidebooks to help you prepare for your adventure, and to help you have the best experience possible.

Which routes can be overlanded?

Our goal is to cater to small and mid-sized overland vehicles as much as possible. Each route will have notes that address how well suited the route is to vehicle traffic, as well as any limitation or special hazards that may be present.

Please note that you should be prepared for scratchy branches on any of these routes.

How does the difficulty system work?

The Difficulty Rating System serves as a crucial communication tool, playing a pivotal role in ensuring safety and comfort, while helping find adventures that contain sufficient challenges to make everyone smile.

Paved: Difficulty 0 (D:0) is for paved roads. Displayed in Green on maps.

Smooth: Difficulty 1 (D:1) can be dirt, gravel, sand, or rock that provides decent traction when dry and is not complicated by ruts, soft sections, holes, or significant bumps. Smooth routes are displayed in Blue on maps.

Rough: Difficulty 2 (D:2) are when things get interesting for most people, and too much for noobs on 2 wheels. Now we are talking about ruts, soft surfaces, loose surfaces, and likely lots of bumps. The classification system provided by The Adventure Bike Gathering describes it best across different motorcycle classes. D:2 routes are displayed in Cyan.

  • Novice (But Not Beginner) on Enduro Bikes
  • Intermediate on Mid-Sized Adventure Bikes
  • Advanced on Large Adventure Bikes (900 cc+)
  • 4 wheeled vehicles should have good All-Terrain tires
  • 4 wheeled vehicles recommend a small lift for extra clearance
  • 4 wheeled vehicles require 4WD or AWD at a minimum

Spicy: Difficulty 3 (D:3) terrain can contain all of the features of a D:2, with possible addition of steep slopes up, down, or sideways. D:3s may also contain features such as ledges and outcrops that require special techniques to navigate successfully. D:3 routes are display in Red.

  • Intermediate on Enduro Bikes
  • Advanced on Mid-Sized Adventure Bikes
  • Expert on Large Adventure Bikes (900 cc+)
  • 4 wheeled vehicles must have good All-Terrain Tires
  • 4 wheeled vehicles require extra clearance with a lift and larger tires
  • 4 wheeled vehicles must have 4wd and a rear locker is recommended

Dodgy: Difficulty 4 (D:4) is really serious terrain for anybody on two wheels. Everything listed above is possible, just on the next level.  These routes are displayed in Magenta on maps.

  • Advanced on Enduro Bikes
  • Expert on Mid-Sized Adventure Bikes
  • Elites Only on Large Adventure Bikes (900 cc+)
  • 4 wheeled vehicles must have good All-Terrain Tires
  • 4 wheeled vehicles require extra clearance with a lift and larger tires (min 35”)
  • 4 wheeled vehicles must have 4wd and front & rear lockers

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