We are so excited to offer this Touring/ EBike tour around Southern/Western Vancouver Island.
This is a fast paced tour (not bike riding) covering South and West of Vancouver Island 5 days, 4 nights. We added an extra night. Return to Victoria.
10 ladies plus driver/guides
Colleen, owner of Island Time Tours fell in love with Ebike riding during Covid-19 downtime,.
While exploring all over Vancouver Island, finding safe trails, dedicated bike lanes away from traffic. 'I would love to share these great places" and decided to create a tour for like minded women.
This tour is designed for those that have also found the joy of riding a bike again with little riding experience. Of course all skill levels welcomed you'll just have to pass us a few times!
The one thing you must be able to do is ride a bike to join this tour.
Bring your own bike, or we will arrange an E-bike for you.
Your bike does NOT have to be an Ebike as all routes are basically flat. Though a several speed option is recommended.
Most rides will be a minimum of 10 KM per day Max 30 km per day. Easily done on Ebikes
Following near will be our vehicle for times when your bum has had it's limit, too much mountain ahead, too much wine, or too much fun!
We offer Two rates
If you wish to bring your own bike, save an additional $150.
$ 2065 per person Double - Bring a pal, share a room (2 beds per room)
$ 2559 Single - Singles reflects hotel room charge on your own
Plus tax 5%
Non-refundable deposit of $200 holds your place, limited to 10 ladies.
We look forward to meeting you today.
Let's tuck our bags in at the hotel, get our bikes organized and head out for a ride about town.
Nice easy stroll around James Bay residential area,
back- lanes joining the dedicated bike lanes on
Dallas Road for a beautiful ocean front pedal.
You will visit Beacon Hill Park, Clover Point, Ross Bay Cemetery, Government House
(our one and only hill on tour, you can do it!)
Craigdarroch Castle grounds (not inside)
Returning we'll stop at Ogden Point Breakwater for leisurely stroll along the Breakwater followed with beer/wine and snacks at Break Water Cafe.
Here we will load our bikes into the trailer for tomorrow's adventure.
Once bikes are tucked away we'll check into our rooms at the Hotel Grand Pacific.
Once checked-in, time to enjoy the hot tub and pool prior to meeting in the hotels lounge for cocktails before heading to China Town for our welcome dinner.
Time to get bikes organized, such as seat heights, gear and pickup rental bikes down the street.
2 beds per room. Or Single rate available
FYI-this is the biggest cost of tour
We depart after an early breakfast, load luggage and we're on our way up Island. Our first stop today is the Newest attraction to the Island, Malahat SkyWalk.
Are you brave enough to take the fast way down? Slide or not to slide? Slide of course.
Our next experience will have you working up a thirst for some local wine.
Easy (flat) ride to 2 local wineries. You'll enjoy a picnic filled with all sorts of local delights to enjoy at a Winery. Our broom Van will be close behind to sweep you up if you've had enough sun, wine or fun!
At our last winery we'll load bikes and depart for our next adventure.
We check-in to The Beach Club Resort on the shores of Parksville. In the summer months this is often one of Canada's warmest swims
The Tide goes out for ever, explore the tidal pools.
Early morning swim for those so inclined.
Soak in the Grotto Mineral Pool & Whirlpool at the wonderful Tigh-Na-Mara resort.
We will split our group into groups of 6 for a truly relaxing experience.
Grotto 5:15pm, 6:15pm followed with relaxation lounge experience.
After an hour pool relaxation don your bathrobe you'll enjoy a charcuterie platter and beverage of your choice in the Relaxation Lounge
Enjoy the beach at Sunset.
The Rail Trail is less than 10KM easy flat designated trail away from traffic. We'll explore Parksville at your comfort level then hit the trail to Coombs.
Here we'll load our bikes into our trailer then its free time to explore this wonderful market place. Great food and shopping. Commonly known as Goats on the Roof Market.
On our way to the West Coast we have to stop and hug a few trees in this ancient forest.
Featuring a magnificent temperate rain forest with enormous 800+ year old trees, carpet of ferns and the canopy towers over us at 80 Metres high in places.
After breakfast let's hop on our bikes and hit the trail to long beach. Easy flat ride.
We'll injoy a picnic
Our bike ride to Long Beach is nice easy ride Approx ~17km , We'll pack some snacks to enjoy along the way.
Those inclined continue ride to Ucluelet ~43KM.
Free time to explore /eat Tofino on your own before we head home.
Our rooms are on one of the best beaches in Canada. Tonight we soak in the grotto pool next door and enjoy tapas. Oct 1
Tofino's only waterfront Resort
Newly renovated, located in the heart of Tofino. You can walk anywhere downtown from here. Oct 2,3
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see Itinerary below for all that is offered
We can arrange a rental for you from Cycle BC. just down the street from us. You will be required to sign their rental agreement etc.
You don't need an Electric Bike (but they are fun) if you're used to riding as one day we will be riding 40 km. Flat and easy stroll.
We can arrange a rental for you from Cycle BC, Just down the street from us. You will be required to sign their rental agreement etc.
You don't need an Electric Bike (but they are fun) if you're used to riding one day we will be riding 40 km. Flat and easy stroll.
$200 plus gst- non refundable deposit per person. Final payment due August 18, 2022
No. Once you pay your non-refundable deposit of $200 an online invoice will be created based on single rate or double (sharing). Then you may pay portions of your invoice at your convenience. Final payment is required on Aug 18, 2022
You may cancel at anytime prior to August 18, 2022 for a full refund, less your non-refundable deposit of $200. If we cancel tour all monies will be refunded.
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.
We'd love to offer tours for less of course. However, we are at the mercy of the market place. Hotels, vehicles, fuel, Electric bikes, 2 local guides/drivers, food, activities are expensive on the Island. We have not increased any prices in fact many prices we are providing at cost. We also have added costs that you never see like insurance , licenses, gratuities for food servers on tour are mandatory 20% when in a group etc.
We offer top quality tours and the price is the price.
When ever we have a group event like dinner, grotto tapas, breakfast, picnics they are all included.
When we go to Coombs for example its such a fun place to explore. Some might prefer to use their time to shop and grab a light snack, others may decide to enjoy a meal. In this case we would not include.
Day 1, Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 Breafast grab and go, picnic lunch with wine tasting, Charcuterie & libation (spa)
Day 3 Breakfast, Lunch on own in Coombs, Free night Tofino
Day 4 Breakfast, Picnic on beach, Group Dinner
Day 5 Breakfast
Snacks available, help yourself anytime.
Severe allergies please call to see if we can make it work
Trust me you won't go hungry, Colleen your guide likes her food. Any diet issues should not be a problem with notice.
No, we will arrange an Ebike from local bike company. Price is included in tour.
Each person will be required to sign documents to the rental from bike company.
Id & credit card required at time of pickup
Sure, just let us know. Remember to bring your helmet and bike lock. ALL PENNIER BIKE BAGS & BASKETS NEED TO BE REMOVABLE. WE FOUND THESE BIKES DIFFICULT TO LOAD AND THEY TAKE UP VALUABLE SPACE.
No, not at all. The ride is flat and on dedicated bike lanes. Easily done with with a 7 speed bike or less.
Yes, while we still have costs to transport your bike, we can offer a $150 discount if you'd like to bring your own bike.
We can certainly add another night stay for you just let us know. We find many people have airmiles and such and want to arrange on their own.
We want you to have a great 4 days exploring. Each ride is at your own pace. if for any reason you feel you've had enough, don't worry. OUR GUIDE will be near in our broom Van to sweep you and your bike up. However on E-bikes and new scenery each ride is easily done. Again, at your pace.
Absolutely! Time will be spent to ensure you're familiar with your bike and feel safe. We will spend time in parking lot practicing for a bit before we go on our first spin around Victoria.
This is a 5 day tour with many more fun thing to do. You can ride in the broom Van with our other guide, they'd be happy for the company. You'll meet riders at the next stop.
You're paying for your hotel room alone. Doubles share a room and costs.
Provided Covid protocols ease 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.
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 small small small did we mention SMALL. Storage space is limited. Remember we have 12 ladies, 12 bikes, 12 helmets to store first!
If you're currently an Ebike rider distance is not a concern. However newbies you will find your bum will give out far before your legs. Daily rides will vary from 10km to 50km, of course all rides are optional.
We have tried hard to keep costs down but as you know all things cost money, sharing costs with 10 people is what we have based our tour on. We will review closer to date and go from there. You will be kept in loop.