Others (e.g. Gunnerbuck) would be more expert, but from what I can see of the route, the parts I've ridden (CR to Pt McNeil, and Port Alice to Woss) are all pretty easy gravel... maybe not newbie on a GS1200 friendly, but no problem for a competent rider. The big EXCEPTION being the non-existent (?) bit from Zeballos to Tahsis (and Tahsis to Gold River is _easy_). Yes, easier (more mainline) than the WABDR (not that I've ridden all of the WABDR either). That said, if they've got a GPX route, I'm not seeing it, so I'm just looking at the big picture "map" and knowing I've covered _very_ similar tracks. My experience is largely from Gunnerbuck's NVI rides of years past, and those were designed to be pretty easy.