BC Gulf Islands Cycling Tour- Arbutus Routes

BC Island Hopping by Bike


Fully supported trip with cozy B&B style accomodation. You should be comfortable and have experience riding road bikes over moderate distance. Want to explore more?  This tour features optional ‘long ride’ days for those after some extra distance.

We can have a maximum of 12 guests.  A great option for a team-building activity, or a family getaway.


Our Gulf Islands tour will take us to three of the most beautiful islands in the Gulf Island archipelago as well as exploring the Saanich Peninsula of Vancouver Island.

Ferries deliver us to Salt Spring, Mayne and Galiano Islands for some wonderful riding along coastal roads where views of the water are never far away.Because the trip is fully supported, we are free to stop in the small villages along the way to savor the local lifestyle.

The rolling hills on these gorgeous islands will help us work up an appetite for the sumptuous dinners and desserts to be followed by a good night’s sleep in comfortable bed-and-breakfast accommodations.

The world-class cycling is interrupted only by opportunities to hike, sea kayak and observe the local area wildlife.

Our Gulf Islands Cycling tour also includes the use of a new Specialized road bike or if you prefer to bring your own bike we are happy to accommodate that.


ID & Credit Card: We’ll need to check your ID and credit card details when you pick up your bike (even if you book online).  Please be sure you have a government issued photo ID and a valid credit card for bike security (Debit and VISA Debit not accepted.)
Helmet: Rental helmets are included with all rentals & tours.
Eyewear: Clear riding glasses are best for the Whistler forests.  Sunglasses will do the trick also, but may be a little dark.  We have a great range of Ryders and SPY Optics in store.
Outerwear: A light jacket is handy for cold mornings or rainy days.  You’ll warm up nice and quick while riding, but best to be prepared.
Jersey: Tech, breathable jerseys are recommended to keep you comfortable on the trail.
Backpack & Tools: Small riding bags are perfect to keep the essentials in, we’re a fan of the EVOC bags for riding.  We have a limited selection of hand pumps and tools for rental use, so be sure to bring your riding tools if you’re spending a few days riding.
Gloves: Gloves are essential for comfort and grip on the bike.  We do NOT provide gloves with rentals for hygiene issues.  We have a large selection of suitable gloves in store from Fox and Giro.
Shorts: Knee length shorts are best for biking, allowing ample movement and breathability.  Refrain from wearing jeans or restricting attire.
Shoes & Pedals: We can provide pedals to suit most cycling shoes (Shimano SPD & Crankbrothers) and offer flat pedals as standard.  If you regularly ride ‘clipped in’ we suggest bringing your own pedals – to make sure the engagement is set to your liking.  If you don’t have cycling specific shoes, we will set you up with our standard flat pedals.  Be sure to wear a flat sole skate style shoe for best results.
Medication & Other essentials: Make sure to bring any medication you might need and of course; don’t forget your camera!


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