Our route utilizes quite a bit of abandoned rail lines and includes wonderful meadows, ponds, wildlife, magnificent views and the spectacular curved Kinsol Trestle built in 1921 with a wonderful lunch served on the forest trail.
one hour drive from downtown Victoria to trail head, rest/view stop along the way
The entire route is FLAT, NO HILLS and NO CARS.
If you can sit on a bike you can do this tour! We will stop along the way to smell the wild flowers, pick berries or maybe dip your toes in any of the many creeks
along the way. You decide.
This tour was designed for the novice rider
but of course all skill levels welcome,
go at your own speed we'll meet for lunch.
Tour includes: transportation from Victoria and return for rider and bike, (bike rental not included in price see link for details) cycle trail at your own pace with guide
or on your own, picnic lunch filled with all sorts of local delights, time for pictures and
take in the nature around us, after our ride we're
off to a local vineyard to celebrate our ride,
chat over dessert served with a glass of
We really do dawdle along the way, plenty of opportunities to grab that perfect picture or just take in the beauty
$149 senior/adult $129 youth/child
plus 5% tax
10am - 5pm
Thursday to Sunday minimum of 2
other days require a minimum of 4
Meet at the Hotel Grand Pacific front driveway with bike to load 15 minutes prior, minimum 2 max 8
Single seats sold standby only
Dress for the weather, rain or shine.
On really hot days we might jump in the lake,
bring a bathing suit, time permitting.
BRING A BIKE OR RENT A BIKE -
The Kinsol Trestle is one of eight trestles along the Cowichan Valley Trail route. One of the tallest free-standing and most spectacular timber rail trestle structures in the world. At 187 metres in length and standing 44 metres above the salmon bearing Koksilah River.
We'll park our bikes and find a nice place for lunch. Plenty of time to explore the trestle. Another great picture. The curved trestle among the forest really is something to see.
Fun look at this new tour.
You won't believe all the wonderful delights
we pack into your lunch kit.
Diet issues no problem with notice.
We'll stop at the Kinsol Trestle to enjoy our picnic
Surrounded by a forest of trees
Sipping tea in the forest served in china tea-cups.
each person carries their own lunch
After our ride we venture off to a local vineyard to relax, brag about our ride while enjoying a glass of local bubbly with a seasonal dessert.
wine for purchase available to take home
We will tackle both ways but not before you've had time to stretch, rest, enjoy lunch and explore the trestle.
You can do it!
Or if everyone prefers one way we can do that too.
Driver/guide will leave group at lunch and move vehicle to closer pickup location if one way
We have designed this tour for beginner riders
NO HILLS, NO CARS
All level of riders welcome, experts feel free to lap us a few times and we'll all meet up for lunch.
2 vehicles that carry 4 bikes each
one vehicle that can carry 2 bikes
Trail head is 1 hour drive from downtown Victoria
BC Ferry pickup possible to downtown Victoria
after our tour times, or days where tours are not offered. Currently that will be daily after 5pm before we could drive out to meet you (40 minutes) or other times Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Call to inquire about availability.
Cost of Ferry pickup - rider and bike
With tour cost is $40 return per person/bike
Without tour $40 each way per person/bike