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Cycle Touring Vancouver Island

This section is my chance to ramble on, to have an ongoing conversation with readers. I'll post updates & photos as I do more rides, get gear worth noting, or come across interesting stuff about cycle touring or bikepacking on Vancouver Island & the Sunshine Coast (and beyond).   

See the 'search tags', listed in alpha order down the right side below. Check this list out if you want to find out if there is a post about a location - click on a tag of interest, and any relevant blog post(s) will show along the left.

July 30, 2017

It's always a treat to stumble into an unexpected gem. Smuggler Cove, just north of Halfmoon Bay off the Sunshine Coast Highway, is one such treat. You'll find an incredible trail, a gorgeous shoreline pocketed with tiny coves, sailboat and kayak visitors from just abo...

July 30, 2017

I was blessed by perfect summer weather on a recent cycling tour down the Sunshine Coast. After taking the always stunning ferry from Saltery Bay to Earl's Cove, I decided I was long overdue to pay a visit to Skookumchuck Narrows. Skookumchuck is a Chinook name meaning...

July 11, 2017

There's an amazing new trail that extends the Vancouver Island Trans Canada Trail (TCT - aka the Great Trail) south almost all the way to Victoria. You can now avoid having to ride the heavily trafficked 'Malahat' hill on the Big Island Highway. 

The Trai...

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