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Canada: Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands
What better way to experience Canada’s Vancouver Islands and Gulf Islands than by bike… with a little bit of kayaking thrown in too? Pedal alongside the Salish Sea, stopping to explore quaint seaside villages—perhaps spotting sea lions and seals basking on the beach. A local ferry takes you across Swartz Bay to your charming Pender Island resort—where you’ll find yourself relaxing on the waterfront, or perhaps indulging in your resort’s invigorating eucalyptus steam cave. Spin on gentle roads through old-growth forests—and join your local trip leaders on a guided sea kayaking adventure to discover the island’s rich marine life. At Oak Bay Beach, you’ll sample cider at a local cider mill, explore the colorful floral display at Victoria’s Butchart Gardens, and luxuriate in the mineral pools at your opulent seaside resort.
- Island hop along Canada’s west coast, admiring land and sea views by bicycle and ferry.
- Go sea kayaking from Pender Island on an included excursion.
- Cycle popular bike trails on Vancouver Island.
- Visit Victoria’s spectacular Butchart Gardens
What to Expect
This tour offers a combination of easy terrain and moderate hills on Pender Island and is ideal for beginners and experienced cyclists. Our VBT support vehicle is always available for those in need of assistance with hills.
- Daily Mileage: 7 - 40 miles|
- Biking: 2 - 5 hours|
- Group Size: 20
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|Roundtrip international airfare|
|Airport car service for arrival and departure|
|One night in Victoria in a conveniently located hotel with daily breakfast|
|5 nights in boutique hotels|
|11 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners|
Accommodations (Please Note: Days are based on the Air Package Itinerary. Accommodations may vary depending on departure date. )
Arrival Day & Tour Day 1
Hotel Grand Pacific
Days 2, 3
Poets Cove Resort & Spa
Days 4, 5
Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Enjoy Your Vacation Longer With Low-Cost Trip Extensions
Air Package Only
2024 Pre-Trip Extension - Victoria
1 Night From $195 per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement: From $145
- 1 night at Hotel Grand Pacific or Delta Ocean Pointe Resort
- Airport car service for arrival
- Daily breakfast
- City information
Your vacation is about to begin! Enjoy your flight and arrive ready for an unforgettable trip.
Start off your first day in Victoria right by having a VBT representative greet you at the airport. A complimentary car service will whisk you to your centrally located hotel. From here, you are perfectly positioned to explore this charming city at your leisure.
After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to explore on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Hotel Grand Pacific
The scenery was incredible, especially at the 3 places where we stayed during the trip. The trip leaders were excellent and very attentive to the group. The additional excursions, kayaking, Butchart Gardens, a visit to a cheese farm, wine and cider tasting were a lot of fun. I would have classified the biking as moderate, the 1st 3 days were quite hilly but I did improve my cycling skills.
British Columbia: Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands
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