Maybe not the best place for input on this. I have a 2010 Bianchi Vigorelli, it is a steel frame road bike with carbon fork.
The place I recently moved to has a nice hardpack trail I want to ride on. It is a combination of hard packed dirt/sand and rough cement depending on the stretch of trail.
I want to take the trail but feel like at minimum I would need bigger tires, as most people seem to have a mountain bike or hybrid bike on it. Is it common to just buy a separate wheel set with some beefier tires for my road rig to ride on trails like that? What tires would you recommend for non-racing and not expecting true offroad with dirt/mudd. Would I need any other modifications to add the bigger tires?