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San Juan Islands - Victoria Bike Tour

Explore three of Washington's San Juan Islands. Then hop a ferry to bicycle Canada's magical Vancouver Island.

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Everything is first class! BA is sensitive to the needs of all levels of cyclists and personalities. They have carefully picked out every detail to make the trip completely enjoyable. Our staff leader was the perfect image of quiet efficiency, anticipating our every need and a terrific guy!
Linda and Harvey A.
Centerville, MA
The accommodations were amazing and the food was fantastic. The guides were very knowledgeable  - and fun and easy to get along with. I would recommend a Bicycle Adventures trip to anyone!
Hillary and Richard L.,
Lincoln, NE
The hotel facilities and restaurants were all first class. Lunches prepared by the guides were fresh, healthy and delicious! Optional rides and activities offered variety and relaxation time if preferred.

Rest assured that we will be recommending you to our bicycling friends and will plan another trip with you. Thanks again to you and all your staff for making this such a wonderful trip.
Tim & Kathy G.
Hainesville, IL
The San Juan Islands/Victoria tour offered beautiful scenery, a variety of biking terrain (challenging hills, exhilarating downhills) good accommodations and restaurants. The kayaking from Roche Harbor was a real treat for a novice kayaker.
Susan L.
Marblehead, MA
Wonderful trip. Very organized, responsible and friendly guides. Great meals, scenery and van support. First bike trip and will recommend you. 
Dorine & Chuck L.
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

San Juan Islands - Victoria Bike Tour

A handful of emeralds off Washington's north coast, Puget Sound's San Juan Islands sparkle with vistas of the Olympic Mountains, glimpses of whales at play and bald eagles. You'll explore four islands in one glorious week: Orcas, San Juan and Lopez in the San Juan islands chain, and Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. See why the League of American Bicyclists called this "the best and most popular place to bicycle in the United States."

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DAY 1

Meet in Seattle. Ride from historic La Conner to Anacortes, on Puget Sound. Ferry to Orcas Island, the largest of Washington's San Juans.

Our adventure starts in Seattle, Washington on a Sunday morning with a complimentary ride in our van to La Conner, a historic town tucked between the San Juan Islands and the Cascade Mountains.  You'll bicycle to Anacortes for lunch, then board a Washington State ferry across Puget Sound. The islands unfold around you as you sail the glittering waters to Orcas Island.

DAY 2

Tackle the switchbacks of Mt. Constitution, the island's highest point. Or hike up. Either way, the view from the top is spectacular.

Today you'll challenge Mt. Constitution, highest point in the islands. If you'd prefer to hike rather than bicycle, take the trail to the top. A stone observation tower at the summit offers a magnificent view across Puget Sound: Vancouver (in Canada) to the north, the Cascade Range and Bellingham to the east, the rest of the San Juans and the Canadian Gulf Islands, Anacortes and Washington's Olympic Range to the south. In the afternoon, ferry to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island for a delectable dinner at Duck Soup. Spend the next three nights at Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes, a gorgeous property ranked by the Fine Living Channel as one of the '10 Most Romantic Hotels in the World.'  You'll love spending time on the deck overlooking the lake, and the lodge's cozy common area -- either is perfect for a drink at day's end.

DAY 3

Ride to Pelindaba lavender farm and Lime Kiln State Park.

Today you'll bicycle to American Camp, a national historic park featured prominently in the 1859 "Pig War" between England and the United States. Ride to Lime Kiln State Park, the only state park in the country devoted to observing orca (killer) whales. Most of the filming of movies about orca whales has been done in this area, as there are three resident pods here for much of the year. Wind and currents bring nutrient-rich waters to the park's rocky shores. The waters tempt the small fish; the small fish tempt the salmon - and voila! - an orca feast!. If you're lucky you'll see several of these magnificent animals play and leap from the water. This afternoon, explore Friday Harbor.


DAY 4

Ferry to Lopez, the 'Bicyclist's Island.' Ride to Spencer Spit, Agate Beach and Shark Reef.

On Wednesday, you'll bicycle the length of Lopez Island's rolling pastures, picturesque shorelines and pebble-strewn beaches.  Lopez is considered the cyclist's island because of its extensive network of low traffic roads and lack of any major hills. Be sure you learn the 'Lopez Wave' from your guides while on the ferry en route! Take a break from riding to walk into Shark Reef Park, where you can watch the playful seals basking on the rocks below and gaze out at San Juan Island just a mile away. Tonight you'll dine at Coho Restaurant, winner of Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence.

DAY 5

Ferry to glorious Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Kayak the peaceful side of Victoria's Inner Harbor.

This morning you'll ferry to Sidney, British Columbia on Canada's Vancouver Island. After a short van ride into the city of Victoria, you'll be treated to a gourmet picnic on the grounds of the Inn at Laurel Point, your lodging for the next two nights. After lunch you'll embark on a kayak tour of the Inner Harbor to see things up close: seals, seaplanes, eagles and the Empress. This tour has it all! It's the perfect way to get a feel for this vibrant area.

DAY 6

Ride to gorgeously glorious Butchart Gardens. Explore!

Friday you'll bicycle to gorgeous Butchart Gardens, 55 acres of glorious, perfectly manicured gardens that are now a National Historic Site of Canada.  In the afternoon, explore Victoria's Inner Harbor's oh-so-British offerings and curiosity shops. Don't miss Rogers Chocolates! Rather ride? Pedal from the gardens back to your lodging at the Inn at Laurel Point, whose spacious and well-appointed rooms overlook the harbor and are adjacent to downtown Victoria.

DAY 7

Explore Victoria, or take a morning ride along the coast or an inland paved bike trail - your choice.

Our final morning, your guides will lead an out-and-back on the Lochside Trail, a section of a national multi-use trail system linking trails from coast to coast; or, if you prefer, along Dallas Avenue, which runs along the waterfront. Or if you prefer, spend some time exploring the marvelous shops, museums and galleries of downtown Victoria. Following lunch, you'll head back to Seattle on an afternoon ferry.

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San Juan Islands - Victoria Bike Tour

Trip Details

Included Activities

Biking (bikes included), hiking, Butchart Gardens

Days

7 days - Sunday to Saturday

Levels

Energetic beginner to advanced

Meals

All included except one lunch and one dinner

Daily Mileage

Standard route: average 35, range 30 - 55 (longer or shorter routes available)

Start/Finish

Seattle, WA

2014 Departures

July 13. August 10. August 31.

2015 Departures

July 12. August 9. August 30.

Price

$3,795

Traveling Alone?

Single Room

As an optional extra, a person traveling solo on any inn-to-inn trip may reserve a room for his or her exclusive use. This will guarantee you a private room and private bath every night. If you're willing to share a room, there is no extra charge for coming solo, no matter when you sign up for the tour - even if you wind up with a private room by default.

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