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BRITISH COLUMBIA WEEKEND GETAWAYS

Essentials

Price

$350 USD

($50 Solo Rider Supplement)

Trip Length

2 Riding Days

Pickup & Dropoff

Start - Vancouver, BC

End - Vancouver, BC

Distance

30 - 60 miles per day

50 - 100 km per day

Difficulty

Easygoing - Moderate

Itineraries

Get out of town on two wheels. Weekend getaways give you a taste of the good life, but get you back to the city in time for the work week. Choose one of our two-day bike rides with one night of camping near Vancouver to get you exploring in the great outdoors.

 

Vancouver - Sunshine Coast

Day by Day

 

Orientation | Vancouver

Get yourself and your bike organized. We’ll personally walk you through how to deal with basic bike mechanics for the journey ahead, camping set up, and essentials overview. We'll help you pack your panniers, and off you go!

 

Day 1 | Vancouver - Sechelt | 63 miles (101 km)

Cycle over the Lions Gate Bridge and onwards through West Vancouver.  Continue to Horseshoe Bay and enjoy a scenic ferry ride to Gibsons. You've made it to the Sunshine Coast!  Pass through Robert's Creek on your way to Sechelt, where you'll set up camp for the night at Porpoise Bay. Spend the afternoon riding out to the charming community of Half Moon Bay. Treat yourself to some fresh oysters before returning to Sechelt for an evening by the campfire.

 

Day 2 | Sechelt - Vancouver | 35 miles (56 km)

Head back along the Sunshine Coast, and make your way to Gibsons to catch the ferry. Soak in the views of the Burrard Inlet, while enjoying a picnic lunch at Lighthouse Park. Finish your ride by crossing over the Lions Gate Bridge and back into Canada's most beautiful city.

Vancouver - Salt Spring Island

Day by Day

 

Orientation | Vancouver

Get yourself and your bike organized. We’ll personally walk you through how to deal with basic bike mechanics for the journey ahead, camping set up, and essentials overview. We'll help you pack your panniers, and off you go!

 

Day 1 | Vancouver - Salt Spring Island | 51 miles (82 km)

Head south from Vancouver, passing through Richmond. Stop for coffee in the seaside town of Steveston, before boarding the ferry in Tsawwassen. Enjoy the incredible ferry ride through the gulf islands before arriving at Salt Spring! Explore some of the island's charming communities before making your way to Ruckle Provincial Park to enjoy the sunset by the ocean.

 

Day 2 | Salt Spring Island - Vancouver | 61 miles (98 km)

After a leisurely morning, cycle up to the north end of the island, before making your way into town for a well-deserved lunch. Find your way to the long harbor and once again soak in the beautiful ferry ride back to the lower mainland. 

A Glimpse at A Day ON THE ROAD

Vancouver - Sechelt | 64 mi (101 km)

 

7 am: Wake up, eat breakfast and get ready for day 1. Make sure you have all your personal belongings ready to go.

8:30 am: Meet one of our representatives for an orientation session, load up your bike, and hit the road!

10:30 am: Cross over the Lions Gate Bridge into West Vancouver and enjoy the view of the city from Lighthouse Park. 

11:55 am: Ride the ferry across beautiful Howe Sound. Keep your eyes peeled for Orcas! 

12:30 pm: Welcome to Gibsons. You've made it to the Sunshine Coast! Grab a bite to eat for lunch in town.

2:30 pm: Set up camp for the night at Porpoise Bay Campground. 

3 pm: Without the extra weight of your camping gear, take an afternoon ride out to Half Moon and shuck a few oysters.

6 pm:  Pick up a few last minute dinner supplies in Sechelt before heading back to camp for dinner by the fire. 

 

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What's Included

Bike Equipment

 

Touring bike, waterproof panniers & handlebar bag, pump, bike tools,  & essential spare parts. You'll also receive a custom biking jersey to keep!

Luggage Transfer

 

Don't worry about carrying any extra weight. We'll hold on to your extra bags and return them to you when you finish your ride.

Camping Gear

 

Tent, sleeping mat, tarp, cookware, flashlight.

Equipment Pickup

& Dropoff

 

We bring everything to you, provide a detailed orientation, and collect it all at the end of your journey.

Route Design

 

Expertly designed day-by-day route suggestions, essential tips, campsite options, places of interest, and dining recommendations along the way.

On Call Guidance

 

Have any questions? For non-emergency situations, we're here to answer any questions.

What's not

Accommodation Costs

 

We provide suggestions and details of the best campsites. They average $5 per person per night. Sleeping bag not included. If you don't have one, we'll help you rent one.

Meals and Beverages

 

We outline our favorite cafes, restaurants, and grocery stores.

Emergency Services

 

911 is always your first point of contact in an emergency situation.

Travel Medical Insurance

 

It is a requirement to show proof of travel medical insurance before embarking on your journey.

Personal Travel Expenses

 

All costs associated with personal travel before equipment pick up and after dropoff.