Entries Tagged as Canada - British Columbia
Vancouver is one crazy bicycle riding town (weather permitting). It is also a foodie’s paradise, rain or shine, surf or turf. When traveling it is our standard procedure to book the longest city bike tour available in whatever city we happen to be in for whatever reason we happen to be there. We like bikes, we like to ride bikes, and this helps us get the lay of the land. Ride a good city tour and you usually end up with more local knowledge than most natives have.
I had an unexpected couple of days off work and the weather was holding well for mid-October. So, I decided to load up the bike and head off to Salt Spring Island for a one-night campout.
The British Columbia Coastal Circle Route takes in the best of Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast. We had a little three-day getaway and chose to shorten the route by traveling from Horseshoe Bay by ferry to Nanaimo and begin the circle back to Horseshoe Bay via Powell River and the Sunshine Coast. Beginning the circle on the island and heading north for the start of the ride means that the ocean is always on your right-hand side, allowing for maximum ocean viewing and easy access to beaches and ice cream shops!
Looking for an easy, reasonably priced weekend getaway that involves only a bike, a credit card and a Vancouver Island ferry ride? A few years ago John and I did a fantastic trip that involved just those things. It started with a drive to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal, about 45 minutes away from downtown Vancouver.
My husband and I have dipped our toes into cycle touring several times over the past eight years. With the exception of two trips, someone else has always carried our gear, leaving us free to ride unencumbered through beautiful landscapes. Recently, we decided to add the element of Willie-Weir-inspired adventure that comes only when you’re self-sufficient. Our destination: Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia. Our modus operandi: carry what we would need to camp overnight, worry about where we would sleep when we got there, and enjoy the ride.