Over the labor day long weekend I did 3 day cycling tour in Victoria Islands with a good friend of mine. Given the ease of getting from Seattle, good camping and amazing riding – I would say this is a great tour to partake!

The first day we biked about 10km out to a park from the Victoria ferry terminal but then did a 20km round trip to Victoria to get dinner! On the second day we biked about 75km from Fort Victoria to Sooke Potholes park and then onward to French Beach Provincial Park and on the third day we make the journey back to Victoria covering about 65km.


Fig 1. The Three Day Route

So here are some pictures of the trip.

Day 1 – Seattle to Victoria to Victoria Fort (30km riding)

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Getting ready to landing in Victoria to setting up camp! And then a ride in dark to dinner.


Day 2 (Fort Victoria – Sooke Potholes to French Beach – 75km riding)


Getting to Sooke for lunch and then dipping in the Provincial park potholes.

The fire from Day 2 camping:


Day 3 (French Beach to Victoria 65km riding)


Amazing views all the way from French Beach to Victoria.

Celebrating the ride and waiting for the ferry!