Let's saddle up and hit the trail from downtown Victoria to Sooke .
9am at bike rental, We start our ride once all bikes sorted.
We jump on the bike lanes and head out of town meeting up with the trail towards Sooke.
Leisurely stops along the way. Bring your bathing suit. We have no time frames today.
We'll stop to enjoy snacks along the route.
(snacks and lunch included in all inclusive package)
End of ride today, we'll load our bikes at the local watering hole, time for libations and late lunch before we check into our Ocean Front Hotel in Sooke. Feel free to jump into the ocean if so inclined at the Stickleback pub. (One glass wine or beer included with all inclusive package)
Tonight, we enjoy all the hotel offers, pools, lounge and the West Coast Grill. Free night
Next morning after a leisurely breakfast (included all inclusive package) we check out of our rooms for an easy ride to the Sooke Pot holes. Weather permitting let's plan on a swim. (snacks and lunch included on trail all inclusive package)
Our destination today is Leechtown. The ride is pretty and easy. Ravine's on one side (Sooke Pot Holes) marks our way to the end of our trail. Each way is approximately 15km. The ride back is slight downhill making the route back to start quick like a bunny. Here we'll load bikes, enjoy a little brag time at the local pub before we drive back to town. Return Ebike rentals before closing at 6pm
Day 1 From Victoria to Sooke ~40KM we hop on the trails toward Sooke from downtown Victoria Bike Lanes.
Day 2 Leechtown return to Sooke - 30KM
After Day 2 ride, we load bikes, enjoy food and libations prior to heading back to Victoria.
bare boned and all inclusive rate or bring your own bike and food.
Share a room with a pal (2 Queen beds) or have your room all to yourself!
This rate does not include bike or meals listed below.
All inclusive add the following:
Not included: Driver/guide gratuity
$100 non-refundable deposit holds your seat.
Plus tax 5%
Final payment will be June 30
If tour does not proceed your non-refundable deposit will be returned.
NO money returned after June 17,2022
See below FAQ: cancellation insurance info.
We like to make things as easy as possible for all guests.
Leechtown is a ghost town on the Southern end of Vancouver Island in British Columbia,
Canada. On 18 July 1864 the Leech River was named and ‘payable’ gold was discovered by members of the Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition, which led to a gold rush and the establishment of Leechtown.
You certainly can bring your own bike. Discount of $100 will be applied to tour price listed. Bring a bike or rent a bike, we have costs to carry and transport bikes, shared between 10 people. We have limited space for Fat tire bikes, front baskets etc. Panniers (bike bags) must be removable for transportation.
No. This trail is mostly flat with few hills, easily walkable up some small hills if preferred. Though we would suggest a speed bike with few speed options. Again, limited space for Fat tire bikes, and all accessories like bike bags must be removable.
Yes, easy peasy, you'll be riding in 5 minutes with a big smile on your face. No worries there. Though, if still unsure, we're happy to take the time for you to become familiar with your bike and feel safe. You MUST be able to ride a bike though.
No worries, we have your back. Anytime you've had enough for any reason. We will have our broom Van near to sweep you and your bike up. You may have to ride to road opening nearest to connect off trail. Load bike and you, we'll meet you at our next stop. There might be slight wait before vehicle and you connect, but no worries we have you.
We have waivers for all to sign prior to departing. Insurance requires all riders must wear helmets and no alcohol while riding bikes. Those renting bikes will be required to sign rental agreements, bring ID and credit card, while we pay rentals, you are responsible to care for your bike. Hotel check-in will require ID and credit card for incidentals. Emergency contact form also required for each rider.
You don't need fancy bike cloths but stretchy pants or shorts do make riding more comfortable. We are not the fashion police however we do recommend not wearing denim while riding, trust us on this.
Keep your luggage to flexible small small small did we mention SMALL. Storage space is limited. (not hard case luggage with wheels etc) Remember we have 12 ladies, 12 bikes, 12 helmets to store first! AND it's only one night ladies :)
To hold your seat we ask for a $100 non-refundable deposit plus gst, Final full payment will be due 1 month prior, due June 17, 2022. We pay for hotels 1 month prior and all final payments are considered firm with NO REFUNDS after that date.
To qualify for double rate, both persons must sign up together. If one person decides to cancel the single rate will then apply.
We do not sell cancellation insurance, however you can purchase from BCAA directly or inquire if covered under a credit card purchase. See below.
Our company does not currently sell travel insurance.
If ISLAND TIME TOURS cancels the tour due to low numbers or for any reason all money will be returned including your non-refundable $105 deposit.
IF YOU need to cancel for any reason including COVID-19 after June 17 final payment date ,NO REFUND applies.
We strongly suggest you check your credit card prior to purchasing to see if covered? Don't assume, please double check.
Another option we suggest is BCAA. You don't have to be a member (though they do offer discounts to members). On their website, you can purchase their travel insurance to cover the costs if you need to cancel. To do this, you will ask for insurance for the amount of tour, and two days. Make sure you check about Covid-19 details.
You must pay for tour prior to purchasing, however they do offer quotes prior.
Example: You cancel tour (check exclusions) Age 60 price is $73 no health issues.
Below is what is an example of what is covered.
Reimburses prepaid, non-refundable, non-transferable portion of a trip cancelled or interrupted by – for example: Unexpected medical emergency or death of insured, insured's travel companion, an immediate family member or key person Missed connection Business meeting cancelled Travel advisory issued by Canadian government Travel visa not issued Travel host hospitalization or death
Covid protocols have eased, we would be happy to connect you with another single on tour, with their permission.
We would suggest chatting and getting to know each other before deciding if this would be a fit for both of you. You may just meet a new life long pal. Warning: If for any reason during tour you decide this is not a fit, sorry we can not adjust or refund costs. You would be required to seek out another room option on your own, at your own expense.
Rooms will have two beds. (not sofa bed)