Meeting Time: 9:00 a.m.
Departs From: 1000 Wharf St., Victoria BC
Duration: Three days, two nights*
Distances: 200 km total
$1,299.00 Cdn based on double occupancy
$1,499.00 Cdn based on single occupancy
This 3-day cycling tours offers just a sample of what life on the Southern Gulf Islands is really like. Quiet roads, breathtaking views and laid back style is what this tour is all about. We begin and ends this adventure in Victoria, BC, the Cycling Capital of Canada. It uses only the best high-quality bicycles and combines trails, roads, BC Ferries and van escort. We carefully select comfortable accommodation and take care of the lunch and dinner arrangements at some of the best locations in the Pacific Northwest!
As with all outdoor adventures, please allow plenty of additional time for your other connections. Times are approximate and may vary with each group.
- For reservations call: 1-250-386-2277
- Toll-free in North America: 1-877-733-6722
- Fax us at: 1-250-386-3370
Day One (approx 40 kms/ 25 miles)
From downtown Victoria, we will ride to the Saanich Peninsula. Along the way we’ll stop at a local winery
and cidery for a tour and tasting. Lunch today will be at a local eatery. After lunch we will make our way north to
Swartz Bay where will board a BC Ferry to Mayne Island. Mayne, once a Cariboo gold-rush stopover
(halfway between Vancouver Island and Vancouver’s Fraser River ports) has a colourful history
dating back long before early Spanish and British explorers arrived there. When we arrive we
have a very short ride to our accommodations for the evening and a delicious dinner.
Day Two (approx. 35 kms/ 22 miles)
After Mayne Island Our first stop of the day is at the historic Lighthouse Park at Georgina Point with
spectacular views of Active Pass and the Strait of Georgia. We’ll then set out for the Japanese Gardens
and after a short stroll through the Gardens we’ll boarding another ferry for a quick 20-minute crossing to the
Pender Island was just one island but in 1902 a channel was dredged to create a safe passage for steamships,
creating the now two islands. It wasn’t until 1955 that a one-lane bridge rejoined the islands; a delay that may
account for the noticeable differences between the two islands today. The day’s end brings us to one of the most
beautiful harbours in all of BC, Bedwell Harbour and the Poet’s Cove Resort and Spa. We’ll check in, get
refreshed and ready for another great dinner and spectacular sunset.
Day Three (approx. 30 km/ 19 miles)
After a leisure morning enjoying the property we’ll start with a ferry transfer to Vancouver Island and the Township
of Sidney, a quaint seaside town on the north east coast of the Saanich Penisula. From here we cycle the Lochside
Trail which traverses bird sanctuaries, active farmlands, seaside trails and train trestles as it winds its way back to
Victoria. and the end of our journey. Incredible views of the Coastal Mountains, including the massive Mount Baker
volcano, make for unparalleled vistas.
Tour Price Includes: All accommodations as noted (B&Bs, inns, cottages); all meals starting with lunch
on day one through lunch on day 3; van transportation and transfers, hybrid bikes, helmets and of
course our experienced local guides. Does not include airport/hotel transfers in Victoria; alcoholic