Cycle Touring Vancouver Island
Trying to figure out where you should go ride? Want to know a little more about the different areas and riding hubs of Vancouver Island & the Sunshine Coast? Want suggestions about some of the best rides and campgrounds?
Here's a bit of a different view of where the rides are - broken down by area, including a focus on the main riding hubs. Each pic below links to more info, pics and maps for each Area. You'll see some overlap in places, as the boundaries are a little blurry. There's also an 'Area maps' page link at the bottom, that brings thumbnails for all area maps into one spot so you can toggle about.
I've included lots of photos to give you a first hand view of what to expect in each Area.
One of the series of wonderful camping bays at remote Side Bay, west of Port Alice. A fabulous north Island wilderness camping destination.
Below is a summary map, with buttons for the different Areas I've used to organize content. Under the map, the Areas are listed alphabetically, with links to the detailed pages for each. This gives you a good high level geographic overview.
Following the map & links is a list box of thumbnails with summaries and links to each Area page. The bottom thumbnail links to a page of Area map thumbnails, in case you'd like to toggle through all different Area maps.
If you are interested in local cycling maps and off-highway (mostly paved) alternate routes, you should check out this section.
Links for buttons in above map - click to jump to detailed Area pages
Or use the list box (thumbnails) following, with Area summaries & pics for each link
Check out the different Areas in this section
Below is a guide to the Areas in this section. Click on the pics to jump to the pages.