5 days/4 nights, with 3½ days cycling


Start any date between April 1 and October 31

We recommend that you start your trip on a Wednesday so that you can enjoy the splendid Ganges market held every saturday


40 km (25 miles) daily average

The terrain is hilly and there are moderate and more challenging hills every day


Classic Accommodation:   CAD$1250      

      
B&B Accommodation:  

CAD$1250         


Luxe Accommodation:   CAD$1450
                                 Single suppl. Classic: CAD$300

Single suppl. B&B: CAD$ 300    

Single suppl. Luxe: CAD$350 


* Price before tax. Canada applies 12% HST.


  • 4 nights hotels
  • All breakfasts and one dinner
  • Use of a top quality 21-speed hybrid bike complete with handlebar bag, pump, and all the necessary accessories for changing flats. We recommend that you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene reasons
  • Detailed route instructions and map
  • Luggage transfers (We enlist your help getting the luggage onto and off the ferry)
  • Area Manager available throughout the duration of the tour
  • Ferry not included

The tour starts on Mayne Island, located in the Gulf Islands.

You can reach Mayne Islands from Swartz Bay near Victoria. Victoria, the beautiful capital city of British Columbia, is easily accessible by ferry from Vancouver, and Seattle, Washington. Please visit www.bcferries.com for Schedules and Fares. You can also reach Mayne Island from Vancouver Tsawwassen ferry terminal.

Major airlines fly from Vancouver and Seattle to Victoria International Airport, located north of Victoria. Airport shuttle buses are available. The ride downtown takes 30 minutes.

For Americans, you may choose to fly into Seattle and take the high speed catamaran from the harbour in downtown Seattle to Victoria harbour, in the centre of the city.

Randonnée Tours

Canada

Gulf Islands Cycling 5 Days

Get away from it all! Journey to a place where lush forests meet the deep blue sea. Experience the charm of Victoria, then sail away to the beauty and tranquility of the Gulf Islands. Pedal along quiet roads, past orchards and farms, to unspoilt coves. Browse in artists' galleries and studios, offering everything from baskets to pottery to stained glass. Fill your days with experiences you'll treasure forever.

 
Oceanwood Inn

Oceanwood Inn,
Mayne Island
This secluded Inn boasts an idyllic location on its own private cove with beautiful gardens and peaceful surroundings. Relax in the outdoor hot tub, cozy library, or classical music lounge before savouring a meal in the award winning restaurant.

Anchor Point Inn

Harbour House Inn ,
Salt Spring Island
This 3-star hotel is modest, yet comfortable and has a great location close to town; they have a new organic garden and restaurant, but the luxe choice, Hastings House, is definitely worthwile if you want to splurge.

Seraphim

Anchor Point,
Salt Spring Island
Saltspring Island is filled with B&Bs and this is one of our favourites. Located 1.8km outside of Ganges, the rooms are charming, there is a hot tub on the deck, and it boasts superb breakfasts.
Other B&B's we use include Wisteria, Salt Spring Inn, and Monivea B&B

The Tinkerers

Fernhill B&B,

Mayne Island

Comfortable rooms in a charming home with delicious breakfasts. Enjoy the magnificent views from flagstone patio or relax on the willow swing on the hillside.

 

 

Hastings House Country House Hotel,
Saltspring Island
A boutique luxury waterfront lodge, spa and restaurant on 22 acres close to the village of Ganges.  It is a magnificent 11th century Sussex-style Manor House overlooking peaceful Ganges harbour.  18 unique guest rooms and suites, each with its own décor and history are situated in seven lovingly maintained buildings around the estate. Member of Small Luxury Hotels.

 

"Randonnée offered what we wanted, where we wanted, when we wanted" and "Tour was excellent. Organization good (riding instructions were almost too detailed). Island hosts and managers were all great."

- R & D Foster


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