The Interurban Rail Trail (Click Here for a printable PDF)...
Port Alberni to Tofino route profile: (Click for more)...
Check out the Seaside Touring Route. (Click for more)...
Sooke to Port Renfrew - Details on the road less taken.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for your free copy of
“Cycle Vancouver Island – It’s Worth the Ride”.
We carry a selection of free maps published by Chambers of Commerce and local government agencies around Vancouver Island.
Visitor guides of our idyllic Gulf Islands, recreational trails from Nanaimo to the Oceanside communities of Parksville and Qualicum and other local detail brochures are a treasure trove of local information for cyclists and travellers visiting Vancouver Island.Send $1 per map to cover shipping to:
John Luton, Coordinator, Vancouver Island Cycle Tourism Alliance
c/o 22 Philippa Place, Victoria, BC V8S 1S6.Commercial Maps: Review our list of free and commercial maps and books. Commercial map prices are listed. Please add $2.00 per map to cover shipping. Books add $5.00 for shipping.
Vancouver Island and our nearby Gulf Islands are becoming known for the many wineries that dot the rural landscapes and draw cyclists, amongst other travelers, to the back-roads and trail routes weaved through the warm country of the Cowichan Valley, the farmlands of Saanich Peninsula, and the pastoral beauty of the nearby smaller islands. North Central Island communities are catching on too, with new wineries and the essential partners of food and accommodations welcoming the hungry, the thirsty and the well exercised.
There’s cideries, and a growing craft beer industry – even a couple of distilleries. Chef Bill Jones of the Deerholme Farm in the Cowichan Valley contributes a piece on wine and food pairings in the guide and there is so much more. It’s a useful collection of information, and shows some of the key routes a cyclist might find useful enough to connect with their fun and fuel source.
The industry has their own website at wineislands.ca where you can find out more information or order a map directly, but we have theirs and other useful map offerings available for the cost of postage or for purchase (for some of the commercial maps).We’ll be profiling new maps and sharing some of the secrets (or not so secret) destinations and services that can be found around our discoveries. Contact the Vancouver Island Cycle Tourism Alliance for more information on the Wine Islands or for information you might need to plan or navigate your way through your next tour.
Switch Bridge Tours
After a lifetime of intimate experience on Vancouver Island, we have created the perfect adventure for you and your family to enjoy its natural beauty and charm. Our certified and knowledgeable staff are here to provide you with a fun-packed experience that you will not soon forget.
Island Joy Rides: Unique Vancouver Island Cycling Tours
Our adventures showcase the hidden gems of north central Vancouver Island and offer insights and experiences that only local guides can provide. We combine culinary experiences, First Nations' culture, photography workshops, kayaking, spas, yoga, whale watching and, of course exhilarating cycling. Our JoyRides offer you an authentic experience, giving you an opportunity to really sink your teeth into our area.
Randonnee Adventure Travel
Self-Guided Gulf Islands Cycling & Multi-sport Adventures. Enjoy the freedom & flexibility of a self-guided adventure. Start almost any day, April through October. Bike, accommodations, detailed route instructions, some meals, luggage transfers & emergency support included. Explore the beautiful Gulf Islands at your own pace.
Outdoor Recreation Map for South/Central Vancouver Island 27" x 39"
This comprehensive map shows major Trails for Mountain Biking and Hiking as well as suggested routes for Kayaking. We have enlarged some areas to show more detail of the truly great spots on the southern end of the island, including Juan de Fuca Trail, The Carmanah/Walbran and Port Alberni/Nahmint Valley. There are also information panels for trail and route descriptions. All campsites and launch points are also shown. The map is priced at $6.50.
Sample Map Cycling Map of Greater Victoria
27" x 39"
This publication includes continuous coverage from Victoria to Sooke as well as all of the Saanich Peninsula and the Shawnigan Lake area. This detailed street map shows all signed cycling routes both off-road and shared, either with pedestrians or cars. Suggested routes for Touring/Recreation and Commuting are highlighted. The Galloping Goose has been prominently displayed with notes about important road crossings. Dangerous intersections for cyclists and steep hills are also shown. The map has been published with assistance from The Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition.
The map is price at $4.95.
Please email us if you are interested in obtaining a copy
201-2610 Douglas St.
Victoria BC V8T 4M1
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