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Vancouver Island Biking Holiday, Victoria British Columbia Bike Tours, West Canada Cycling Tours, Bicycle Trips Western Canada, North America Mountain Bike Tours, Rocky Mountain Bicycle Trips, Calgary Bike Rental, Vancouver Island Bicycle Vacation, Cycling Trips British Columbia
07 Day West Canada Bicycle Tour
MTB#01 - Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island’s mild climate will welcome you with warm sun and balmy breezes. From Victoria with its unique combination of city-like sophistication and country charm through the more rugged terrain of the Sunshine Coast, this intermediate six-day springtime tour is the ideal way to gear up for summer. With 49-76 km/30-47 miles per day, the ocean to alpine experience will have your senses awhirl as you pedal along the pristine beaches of the salty shore through lush leafy landscapes and brilliant bursting blooms and the stimulating altitudes of inspiring mountain peaks. With bikes and riders alike enjoying several refreshing ferry rides, this trip culminates on the Sunshine Coast. Note: Choice of Hotel/Camping Accommodation    

Arrive at Vancouver International Airport and proceed to your hotel near the airport. Remaing day at leisure.
Meet your guides at the hotel around 07:30 am get ready to load and go. After loading we will drive to the Tsawassen Ferry for a 1.5-hour ferry cruise to Vancouver Island. Upon arrival at the terminal we are ready to set up bikes and start. Today’s destination is the Goldstream Provincial Park. Hotel accommodation (if booked) is 12 miles away at the Executive House Hotel located immediately behind the Empress Hotel. Dinner at the Harbor Front. Distance - Biking distance is approximately 49 km/30 miles. Terrain - mostly easy with a few very short steep hills. Meals - Breakfast on the ferry, Lunch along the way and dinner in Victoria. Sightseeing - the Victoria Harbor front is probably one of the most striking ports in North America with much of the west coast's early history within a few blocks of the waterfront.
Today’s destination is Chemainus and Fuller Lake Motel or Country Maples Campground. Distance - Biking distance is approximately 70 km/43 miles. Terrain - a short steep climb out of the Campground then a 12 km/8 miles easy to moderate climb with a few breaks up the Malahat Pass to the turn off for Shawnagan Lake, followed by lots of downhill and easy to moderate rolling grades. Meals - Breakfast is at the Executive House Hotel, Lunch along the way and dinner is at the Harbor Front Cafe. Sightseeing - the Malahat Pass climb offers many scenic views of the ocean. Bike through the quaint fishing village of Cowichan Bay, built on the waters edge, the site of the first landing of early pioneers and visited by Poet Robert Service, Bard of the Yukon in 1903. After dinner, enjoy a stroll around Chemainus to view the many murals.
Today’s destination is Parksville, Madrona Beach Resort or Rathtrevor Provincial Park. Distance - Biking distance is approximately 75 km/47 miles. Terrain - mostly easy but uphill through Nanaimo and 3 or 4 rolling hills from Nanaimo to the Resort. Sightseeing - a drive (45 minutes) and short hike through Cathedral Grove with a stand of 300 to 900 year old trees or relax and enjoy the sandy beach and ocean views from your very nice accommodation. Meals - Breakfast at a convenient restaurant, Lunch at Little Lake in Nanaimo and dinner at Kavalas Steak and Seafood.
Today’s destination is the Coast Westerly Hotel for all. Distance -Biking distance is approximately 73 km/45 miles. Terrain - a very easy and scenic biking day mostly along the seashore. Sightseeing - a very pleasant bike along the seashore much of which is taken up by oyster farming. Meals -Breakfast at a convenient restaurant, Lunch along the way and dinner at a favorite local restaurant.
Today’s destination is the Ruby’s Lake Resort and Campground. Distance -Biking distance is approximately 54 km/34 miles. Terrain - from the Resort to the Powell River Ferry is mostly easy with a moderate one-mile climb near the beginning then all downhill to the ferry, then mostly easy to the lunch location at Lang Creek Fish Hatchery followed by long rolling hills after lunch to the Saltery Bay Ferry. After the ferry another mile or so of twisting and very scenic uphill followed by another long downhill to the Resort. Sightseeing two very scenic ferry rides, miles of oceanfront cycling, and topped off with a walk around the grounds of the Resort with its many waterfowl, Bald Eagle and pet beaver. Meals -Breakfast is at the Coast Westerly Hotel, Lunch is at the Lang Creek Fish Hatchery and dinner is at Ruby’s Lake Resort.
Your last biking day. Today’s Destination is the Langdale Ferry by bike. Upon arrival Van transportation to your hotel near the airport. Distance - biking distance is approximately 74 km/46 miles. Terrain we start and finish at sea level but lots of up and downs in between until we reach the ferry. All participants have the option to ride in the vehicle(s) when tired but with an early start there is ample time to bike it all for those who wish. Sightseeing - again, many miles of seashore cycling but this time viewed from water level to hundreds of feet above the water. Meals - Breakfast is at Ruby’s Lake Resort, Lunch in Sechelt and dinner is on you.
Departure day Vancouver or program extension.
Rates per Person in CAD$
7 Day Hotel
4 Day Hotel + 3 Day Camping
2 Day Hotel + 5 Day Camping
Departure Dates
 Services Included

Superior Hotel Accommodation and/or Camping Tent Accommodation
All Meals as per Itinerary
National Park Fee
Guide Service
Transportation from Jasper to Calgary
Liability Insurance

Not Included

Sleeping Bag/Pad for Tent Accommodation CAD$25.00 (or bring your own)
24-Speed Lightweight Alu Road Bikes from Norco CAD$150.00 (or bring your own)
Helmets CAD$20.00 (or bring your own)