A Taste of Vancouver Island

Cycling tours Vancouver Island

Bike Ride: 55KM (34 miles)

Duration: 12 hours

Price: $189.00

Package includes:

* Transportation for the day
* Return Ferry Crossing
* Lunch & refreshments
* Bicycle & helmet rental
* Wine Tasting
* Friendly & knowledgeable tour guide

Some of the highlights:

* Ferry crossing to Vancouver Island
* Elk & Beaver Lake
* Lunch at Mattick's Farm
* Cycling the Lochside Trail Trail
* Magnificent coastal views
* Vineyard visit

Join us for an all inclusive, one-day tour as we explore the natural highlights of Southern Vancouver Island!

We start the day with a direct pickup from downtown Vancouver and drive to the ferry terminal in Tsawwassen. The ferry trip provides a relaxed start to the morning with spectacular views of the Salish Sea & Gulf Islands and an opportunity for wildlife sightings. We cross the Straight of Georgia and arrive at Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island where we begin our cycle along the Lochside Trail. 

We pedal along the trail through the Saanich Peninsula enjoying the stunning sights this coastline has to offer. Breathe in the fresh sea air before we head inland where we stop for lunch at a local "farm to table" cafe, serving fresh ingredients from the surrounding farmland. After lunch we make our way to Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park, where we cycle around the lake appreciating the pristine nature and tranquility en route to De Vine Vineyard. The final push up the hill into the winery is deservedly rewarded with a refreshing taste of the crisp and opulent wines this region offers. One can sit back, relax and take in the magnificent views over the Saanich Peninsula and beyond. Following the wine tasting we make our way back to the ferry terminal along quiet country roads and trails. At Swartz Bay we board the ferry and make our voyage back to Vancouver. 

The Saanich Peninsula is one of Vancouver Island's hidden gems. It is defined by its rolling hills, lush farmland & countryside and rugged coastline. This bike tour gives the rider a unique experience of Vancouver Island as we ride through a variety of terrains, ranging from a quiet seaside town to a marvellous regional park.  

One can expect to cycle approximately 55km (34 miles) on professionally maintained trails and quiet country roads. The riding is 95% flat with three short climbs of approximately one to two minutes. The route can be made longer or shorter depending upon the desires of the group.  The duration of the tour is approximately12 hours depending upon the speed of the group and route taken. The trip is suitable for adventurous people of all ages, with a moderate level of fitness.

Riding along the Lochside Trail beneath a tunnel of trees

Riding along the Lochside Trail beneath a tunnel of trees

The hill down from the winery offers spectaular vistas over the San Juan Island, Mt. Baker & Olympic Peninsula.

The hill down from the winery offers spectaular vistas over the San Juan Island, Mt. Baker & Olympic Peninsula.

Exploring Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park

Exploring Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park

Cycling along the Lochside Trail at Sidney, BC.

Cycling along the Lochside Trail at Sidney, BC.

Enjoying some of the local wines at Devine Vineyards after a day in the saddle!

Enjoying some of the local wines at Devine Vineyards after a day in the saddle!

Fully recharged after a litttle wine tasting and ready for the bike ride back to the ferry to Vancouver

Fully recharged after a litttle wine tasting and ready for the bike ride back to the ferry to Vancouver