Do you enjoy cycling in beautiful places with no cars at all? If so, consider an expedition to go biking on Newcastle Island, a small island just off Nanaimo (which is itself on Vancouver Island). On this island-off-an-island, there are no cars and no roads at all. The island is a provincial marine park. Apart from peaceful cycling, it also offers a casual restaurant, beautiful beaches, and a pristine wildlife experience. What’s not to like?
This is a guide (plus map) to cycling the family-friendly and dog-friendly Galloping Goose Trail on Vancouver Island – a very long, diverse and beautifully scenic bike trail, with bed and breakfast and camping options along the way. Cycle from an urban area, through a rural area, and end up in semi-wilderness with breathtaking views!
Here is a guide to the Lochside Trail, a flat, largely off-road trail on Vancouver Island that takes you all the way from the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal to the beautiful city of Victoria. Includes photos and videos.