Experience Cycling Day Tours Victoria &
Experience Adventure Tours
Multi-Day Adventure Tours
Cow Loop Tour ( Southern Vancouver Island) May 20-22, 2023
3 Days/2 Nights, ~ 270 kms (168 miles) May 20-22, 2023, Saturday-Monday
2568 m (8425 ft) overall elevation gain 50% paved, 50% gravel road/trail
Level: Moderate Self Supported * Maximum #: 10 riders
Prices: $1250 double occupancy; $1050 single occupancy
Experience Cycling Tours Victoria is excited to offer this curated and inspiring three-day, 270-km, moderate-difficulty tour that truly displays the natural, rich diversity and cycling paradise of South Vancouver Island. The route's mix of paved/gravel roads and trails provides a healthy balance of road riding, gravel riding, and bikeglamping!
The tour departs Victoria along the impressive Galloping Goose and Colquitz River trails and backroads. The 88-km route continues through rolling countryside and rainforests, and along lakes and coastal vistas, to picturesque Cowichan Bay, and on to the village of Lake Cowichan where we will overnight.
Our Sunday ride will be a 75-km journey around beautiful Cowichan Lake on a well-maintained gravel road with little traffic and interesting stops, including in Honeymoon Bay and Youbou, before returning to our Lake Cowichan hotel for the evening.
We will leave Lake Cowichan early Monday for the remaining 104 km trek back to Victoria on mixed gravel/pavement. The group will cross several impressive trestles including the well-known Kinsol Trestle, then bike along beautiful Shawnigan Lake to Mill-Brentwood Bay, and arriving back in Victoria on the famous Lochside Trail.
* No car support; riders are responsible for carrying their own gear and supplies.
NOTE: Tour guides include a certified bike mechanic.
2 nights’ accommodation at 3 star hotel
Packed lunch for Day 2
Snacks and drinks for riding
2 Ferry Rides
Meals (other than noted)
Bike Rentals (available @ $27 per day, includes helmet, lock, lights and small pannier)
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