This is a comprehensive guide (with maps) to cycling the family-friendly and dog-friendly Galloping Goose Trail on Vancouver Island. It’s 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, with videos and maps, to cycling the Lochside Trail. This is 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.
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?