BC Bicycle Route Summaries
                         PORT ALBERNI TO TOFINO    
Segment     KM                 Comments Shoulder        Highlights
KM 0 to 42 Gentle ascent to Sproat Lake, then mainly level. Some hills.   mixed  
  0 to 3 Within city   good City traffic conditions
  3 to 7 Undulating ascent to Sproat Lake      no  
  7 to 16 Generally level   good  
  16 to 19 Steep up (1.5 KM) then down (1.5 KM)    ---6%   good Views of Sproat Lake
  19 to 37 Generally level; gentle ups and downs   good Views of Sproat Lake
  37 to 42 Generally level; gentle ups and downs   good Taylor River valley
KM 42 to 44 Very steep climb to summit of Sutton Pass (elev. 175 M)      no Mt Klitsa (1643 M)
KM 44 to 49 Steady descent      no  
  44 to 45 Fairly steep downhill      no  
  46 to 49 More gentle      no  
KM 49 to 66 Fairly flat, undulating, curves      no View stop at KM=54
  49 to 66 Fairly flat, undulating, curves      no Kennedy River
KM 66 to 69 Steep up and down      no Hydro Lake Hill
  66 to 67 Very steep up.  Hydro Hill      no  
  67 to 68 Very steep down (18%)      no  
  68 to 69 Steep up      no  
KM 69 to 74 Hilly up and down      no  
KM 74 to 89 Gradual descent.  Fairly flat      no Kennedy Lake
  74 to 84 Gradual descent      no  
  84 to 89 Gradual descent    good Visitor centre at KM=89
KM 89 to 121 Quite flat, running along the Pacific    good Long Beach
  89 to 115 Flat, a few gentle ups and downs    good  
  115 to 121 Along dedicated bicycle/pedestrian path (asphalt)     N/A Last 1.5 KM in Tofino
            NANAIMO TO PORT ALBERNI    
Segment    KM                     Comments Shoulder        Highlights
KM 0 to 44 Highway riding, mostly 4-lane divided    good  
  0 to 10 Paved bicycle trail within city of Nanaimo     N/A Very nice trail
  10 to 35 Highway 19, divided, usually busy traffic.  A few hills    good  
  35 to 44 Two lane highway (4A).  Quite flat    good Coombs at KM = 41--quaint
KM 44 to 78 Two lane highway 4    good  
  44 to 64 Fairly level, some ascent.  Running beside Cameron Lake.    good Cathedral Grove
  64 to 67 Steep ascent to Port Alberni summit (375 M.)    good  
  67 to 73 Steep descent    good  
  73 to 78 Alternating descent and flat    good Within city of Pt Alberni
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