For a fun trip take the Tsawwassen ferry to Swartz Bay and ride to Victoria on the Lochside Trail. The well-signed 29km route is mostly flat and suitable for all ages and abilities. Ride, walk or roll down paved or gravel country roads and trails, through backyards and farmlands, enjoy beaches and wetlands on this fun route. Visit Sidney and walk the Waterfront Trail, take a picnic to Cy Hampson or Island View Park, stop at Michell’s and Mattick’s Farms, and take a photo with Old Farmer Roy on the Blenkinsop Trestle. At the Switch Bridge connect to the Galloping Goose to Victoria.
Distance: 29km each way
Details: flat, easy, well-signed and interesting route with a variety of paved or hardpacked trails, some quiet roads
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Reader George writes: “Here’s a video of a bike trip we did a few weekends ago on the Lochside trail (and Vancouver as we went from Granville Island all the way to Victoria and back). They took the skytrain to 22nd Street, crossed the Alex Fraser and followed the bike route to Tswawassen. He says: I recommend this trail to everyone. We had a lot of fun.” https://vimeo.com/131271124