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!
EBikes make this a fun and an easy experience.
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 and those that have discovered the joy of riding an Ebike.
Of course all skill levels welcome,
go at your own speed we'll meet for lunch.
Must be able to ride a bike.
No electric use till we've shown you how to use and you feel comfortable.
We LOAN you one of our Ebikes and spend time explaining the fun features before we hit the trail.
Waivers are required to sign prior to departing.
Tour includes: transportation from Victoria and return for rider, a loaner bike, cycle trail at your own pace with guide
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
plus 5% tax
10am - 5pm
Thursday to Sunday minimum of 4
other days require a minimum of 6
Meet at the Hotel Grand Pacific front driveway with your bike to load 15 minutes prior. We have space for 4 bikes on our racks. Call our office prior to ensure space.
Single seats sold standby only
(once Covid-19 protocols are relaxed)
Our Ebikes we pickup near trail.
Dress for the weather, rain or shine.
On really hot days we might jump in the lake/creek,
bring a bathing suit, time permitting.
You may be asked to help load EBikes, pretty heavy for one person at times.
We also have 2 speed bikes if EBikes are not your thing.
All bikes are easy entry as in "old fashioned girl style", easy to hop on/off.
Helmets are mandatory. We provide or feel free to bring your own.
KIDS: While we love kids, this year adults only.
The one option, a group/family of 6 adults, we're happy to allow kids to join this private tour, bring a bike or rent from local shop. We have bike racks and if space happy to include. We do NOT rent bikes.
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 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.
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!
We have designed this tour for beginner riders and those that have discovered the love of riding a bike again.
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.
We really do dawdle, really experience the outdoors and all the trail offers. Birds, pond life, plants, fungi, wildlife, flora and so much more.
Time on trail approximately 3.5 hours including stops and lunch. Then its Wine time.
2 vehicles that carry 4 bikes each
1 vehicle that can carry 2 bikes
Trail head is 1.25 hour drive from downtown Victoria
We do stop along the way for pictures and bathroom as required.
BC Ferry pickup possible for groups of 6.
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
each person carries their own lunch on bike rack, included
After our ride we venture to a local vineyard to relax, brag about our ride while enjoying a glass of local wine with a seasonal dessert.
wine for purchase available to take home