Get away from it all! Journey to a place where lush forests meet the deep blue sea, sail away to the beauty and tranquility of the Gulf Islands. Pedal along quiet roads, past orchards and farms, and paddle on sparkling waters. Explore lush rain forests, staggering vistas and gently lapping shorelines as you walk the quiet trails. Be sure to save some time to explore the wonderful artists studios and galleries in search of that perfect souvenir. Fill your days with experiences you’ll treasure forever.
Galiano Island, BC, Canada
Mayne Island, BC, Canada
Saturna Island, Southern Gulf Islands, BC, Canada
What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?
INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP
4 nights hotels
All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
Use of a high quality performance hybrid or road bike and accessories (e-bikes available for additional cost, on request)
Comprehensive Tour Details with detailed pre-trip information
Detailed route instructions and maps
Personal meet & greet with our local Area Manager
Area manager available on call throughout the tour
Access to Loyalty Program and other exclusive benefits
Kayak rental and guide
Custom trips also available and can start any day. Call or email for details.
ARRIVE / DEPART
Classic Accommodation: CAD$1645
Single Supplement: CAD$425
Salt Spring Island
We will meet you at the ferry terminal of your departure (whether Swartz Bay or Tswwassen) and provide you bikes and orientation, one hour before ferry sailing. One you arrive to the island, we will have you met on arrival so you can cycle to Ganges. If time permits, cycle the northern end of Salt Spring, which will give you a wonderful introduction to the charm of this idyllic place. Enjoy dinner in Ganges at the iconic Treehouse Cafe, where there is often live music.
Salt Spring Island
This tour is all about options. If you want to ride and hike, cycle down to the southern end of the island and hike in Ruckle Park. If you’d rather take a local’s shuttle there and back, this is an option. You can kayak in the afternoon right in Ganges on a 1/2 day or sunset tour (additional fee). Dinner options are plentiful in Ganges.
You have many options today. You could walk or ride on Galiano Island or go to Mayne Island, the smallest of the inhabited southern Gulf Today, you will travel to Galiano Island and you will again have the option to cycle or hike or do some of each. Our recommendation is to cycle over to the base of Mt. Galiano and then hike up with a picnic on top. If you’d rather hike there, we have a beautiful easy-going trail to suggest should you wish to save cycling for the next day. Dinner is included in the lodge tonight.
We have pre-booked you a paddling tour (included) on this day from Montague Harbour and will arrange transportation to and from. After your half-day paddle we recommend lunch at Crane and Robin, a delightful ocean-side cafe. For your final night dinner, you may wish to try Pilgrimme, rated one of the top restaurants in Canada, and in a remarkable forest setting. Does it get any better?
Leave the bikes for us to retrieve and catch a ferry back to Victoria or Vancouver, where you depart for home or set off on a new adventure.
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