Vancouver Island Cycling Tour including Lunch and Wine Tasting

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Vancouver Island Cycling Tour including Lunch and Wine Tasting
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Explore the breathtaking beauty of Vancouver Island on your full day biking adventure. Cycle along the Lochside Trail through the Saanich Peninsula and Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park to a beautiful vineyard perched on top of a hill. Enjoy a wine tasting on the grounds while you admire the spectacular vistas over Vancouver Island, the San Juan Islands and the Olympic Peninsula. Your tour includes bicycle rental and helmet, lunch and refreshments at a local farm to table cafe, transportation for the day, ferry tickets, and a wine tasting. This trip is suitable for adventurous people of all ages, with a basic to moderate level of fitness.
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In Brief

Location:
Vancouver, Canada
Country:
Canada
Duration:
12 hours
Operates:
Monday and Friday
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Start the day with a direct pickup in a private bus from your downtown Vancouver hotel or centrally located meeting point and drive to the ferry terminal at Tsawwassen. The ferry trip provides a relaxed start to the morning with an opportunity for wildlife viewing and spectacular views of the Salish Sea & Gulf Islands. You'll cross the Straight of Georgia and arrive at Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island where you begin your cycle along the Lochside Trail.

Pedal along the trail and through the Saanich Peninsula enjoying the gorgeous sights this coastline has to offer. Breath in the fresh sea air before making your way inland where you will stop for lunch at a local "farm to table" cafe, serving fresh ingredients from the area. After lunch, head to Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park where you'll cycle around the lake enjoying the pristine nature and tranquility en route to DevIne Vineyard. The final push up the hill into the winery is deservedly rewarded with a refreshing taste of the crisp and opulent wines this region offers. One can sit back, relax and take in the magnificent views over the Saanich Peninsula and beyond. Following the wine tasting, make your way back to the ferry terminal along quiet country roads and trails. At Swartz bay, board the ferry and make the voyage back to Vancouver. 

One can expect to cycle approximately 55 km (34 miles) on professionally maintained trails and quiet country roads. The route can be made longer or shorter depending upon the desires of the group. The duration of the tour is between 9 and 12 hours depending upon the speed of the group and route taken.

Inclusions

  • Transport by private bus
  • Use of bicycle and helmet
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Tour escort/host
  • Driver/guide
  • All activities
  • Wine tasting
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - de Vine Wines & Spirits

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

Departure Time

7:30am

**You must contact local tour operator to reconfirm pickup time and location**

Departure Point

You'll be picked up from centrally located accommodations in downtown Vancouver or from one of the three centrally located pick up locations:
• Yaletown-Roundhouse Train Station
• The Cactus Club Cafe at English Bay
• Burrard Train Station beside The Hyatt Regency Hotel

Returns To

Returns to the original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You must contact local tour operator to reconfirm pickup time and location*
  • Please include your email in the 'special requirements' section at checkout*
  • Tour participants are recommended to wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing and footwear
  • Tour participants are recommended to bring sun screen
  • Tour participants are advised to bring extra water and snacks
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • A moderate amount of cycling is involved with a 34-mile (55-km) cycle
  • Tour participants should have a basic level of fitness
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.8 out of 5 based on the last 5 recent reviews

Check out Into the Wild great knowledgable tour guide offering a number of different tour opportunities.
• Submitted 04 Sep 2017
We enjoyed a great tour with Paul! He was very responsive to any of our questions via email and had great insight on the island. The winery was beautiful! He made the effort to spend time with everyone throughout the tour and took the time to give us recommendations about restaurants and other activities that we could do on our trip. Because of his insight, I experienced one of the most beautiful hikes. I highly recommend his tour and this company for your Vancouver adventures! We will definitely book another tour with them in the future!
• Submitted 23 Jun 2017
Our tour guide Paul was super enjoyable to be around and spend the day with. His jovial demeanor made an amazing day that much more fun. The sights are gorgeous, and while some of the hills are a bit challenging, the journey is super relaxing. Have fun!
• Submitted 22 May 2017
Great experience, wonderful guide! This is an all-day tour, so be prepared to bike a lot nearly 60 km, but it's worth it. Paul picked us up at 7 am, and drove us to the ferry station. The views from the ferry were already amazing! We biked around Vancouver island, got to see some really neat spots, and had a great lunch. After that, we biked into a beautiful trail in the woods, and around a lake. Around 3, we arrived at a vineyard, where we got to taste some great wines. After that, we biked our way back, had a coffee in a very cute little town, and took the ferry back to Vancouver. We came back around 7.30 pm, completely sore, but very, very happy. Paul is funny, and will make you enjoy every step of the tour! We can only recommend it!
• Submitted 24 Apr 2017
Paul is a really nice guy, looked after us well.
• Submitted 28 Aug 2017

In Brief

Location:
Vancouver, Canada
Country:
Canada
Duration:
12 hours
Operates:
Monday and Friday

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