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.

Location

Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

Day 1+2

Galiano Island

Galiano Island, BC, Canada

Day 3+4+5

What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?

INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP

4 nights hotels
All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
Kayak rental and guide
Use of a high quality performance hybrid or road bike and accessories (e-bikes available for additional cost, on request)
Luggage transfers
Detailed route instructions and maps
Comprehensive Tour Details with detailed pre-trip information
Personal meet & greet with our local Area Manager
Area manager available on call throughout the tour
Access to Loyalty Program and other exclusive benefits

Not Included

Ferry fare

Particulars

EVENT DATES

Start any day between April 15 and October 31
Custom trips also available and can start any day. Call or email for details.

TOTAL DAYS

5 days / 4 nights, with 3½ days of activities

ARRIVE / DEPART

Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Cycling: 40 km (25 miles) daily average. Walking: 4 to 7 hours. Kayaking: 4 hours.

TERRAIN

Hilly (moderate and more challenging hills every day)

COST

Classic Accommodation: CAD $1,700
Single Supplement: CAD $425

Luxe Accommodation: CAD $1,900
Single Supplement: CAD $525

Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 5% must be charged on trips in Canada. Please note: Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. If you have any questions before making your reservation, please contact us.
Getting There Our multi-sport tour includes both Salt Spring and Galiano Islands. You can access these from either Victoria (Swartz Bay ferry terminal) or from Vancouver (Tswwassen ferry terminal). Depending on hotel availability and ferry schedules, we sometimes run this trip in reverse, but it works either way (you take the same ferry). Please visit www.bcferries.com for schedules and fares.

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Day 1

Salt Spring Island
We will meet you at the ferry terminal of either Swartz Bay (if you are traveling from Victoria) or Tswwassen (if you are traveling from Vancouver) and provide you bikes and orientation, one hour before ferry sailing. Once you arrive to the Salt Spring, 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 Café, where there is often live music.

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Day 2

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 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.

3

Day 3

Galiano Island
You have many options today on Galiano. 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 hotel tonight.

4

Day 4

Galiano Island
Cycle over to Montague Harbour, for a pre-booked guided sea-kayak tour (included) to learn about the marine life in this magical place. After your tour, we suggest lunch at idyllic Crane and Robin. In the afternoon, explore more of Galiano on bike, or ride back to Sturdies Bay and relax at the inn. 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?

5

Day 5

Departure Day
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.

Classic

Harbour House, 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 worthwhile if you want to splurge.


Galiano Inn (Luxe), Galiano Island

This luxurious oceanfront resort and spa features large guest rooms, each with a breath-taking view, wood burning fireplaces, and a casually elegant décor. The restaurant has been receiving rave reviews for its inspired West Coast cuisine.


Luxe

Randonnee tours offers cycling and hiking trips in the Gulf Islands
Hastings House, Salt Spring Island

A 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. Member of Small Luxury Hotels; Relais & Chateaux.


Galiano Inn, Galiano Island

This luxurious oceanfront resort and spa features large guest rooms, each with a breath-taking view, wood burning fireplaces, and a casually elegant décor. The restaurant has been receiving rave reviews for its inspired West Coast cuisine.


Trip starting at
CAD $1,700

Tour Reviews

April 12, 2019

“We were in Gulf Islands Heaven! … [the area managers] were wonderful – very accommodating and helpful – and our kayaking experience was superior.”

April 12, 2019

“There was not a single glitch. [Your area managers] were wonderful. We enjoyed both bed & breakfasts – – they were very different but each nice in its own way. You did a great job with the weather too!” and “We had a great time. We are giving your name to our friends.”

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