Gravel biking is a super accessible sport. Mainly because all you need is a drop-bar bike that can handle a variety of surfaces, and a helmet. This style of bike allows riders to cruise on sealed roads, while the wider tyres and lower gears make for great stability off-road.
When choosing a gravel bike, you may like to consider what kind of riding you’re most likely to be doing. Some gravel bikes are more suitable for light-off road riding, while others are built for more heavy terrain, and have many of the features you’d expect from a mountain bike.
Hot tip: If you’re not ready to invest in a gravel bike, but want to give the sport a go, then your safest bet is to use a mountain bike. Mountain bikes have wider tires than road bikes, which means they’re able to take on off-road terrain, just like a gravel bike. And there are plenty of places in the Margaret River Region that do mountain bike hire, if you don’t have your own.