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Biking Salt Spring Island in British Columbia

Biking Salt Spring Island is a great way to experience the largest of the Gulf Islands. Go in spring or fall if you can. Once the tourists show up in summer you have to fight harder for space on the narrow, winding roads. In spring especially, the traffic is light and often you'll have the road to yourself. There are two loops bike rides that are particularly good on Salt Spring Island. They could both…

A Bogota Bike Tour – A Fun Way to See the City

A Bogota bike tour is the best way to discover the capital of Colombia. Join a bilingual guide for a bike tour that shows off the real Bogotá that most tourists never see.  John and I did a five hour Bogota bike tour a few days into our Colombia visit. I had heard that Bogota was particularly well set up for bikes - with literally hundreds of kilometres of mixed use bike paths. I'd also…

Biking Adventures: Sheep River Valley in Kananaskis Country

Cycling the Sheep River Valley in Kananaskis Country is an easy day trip from Calgary and a great biking adventure. It's only a 45 minute drive to the town of Turner Valley south of Calgary, the starting point for an exceptionally scenic bike ride through to Sheep River Falls. The bike ride can be done from late April - depending on the year - until the snow flies. In the spring the time to do it…

5 Great Bike Rides in Newfoundland, PEI and Nova Scotia

To help you with your summer plans I've put together a list of five great bike rides - in  Newfoundland, PEI and Nova Scotia. Cycle them in a summer or do them over a couple of years. All the bike rides offer beautiful coastal scenery with a dash of friendly Maritime hospitality. Newfoundland's Northern Peninsula This is a seven day, 534 kilometre (332 mile) bike ride that starts in Deer Lake and ends in St.…

25 Must Do Activities on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island is a mere 90 minute ferry ride from Vancouver or a 25 minute hopper flight away. The 460 km by 80 km island offers an incredibly diverse array of activities - but there are a lot of people who don't make it past the Victoria area. First some Vancouver Island facts It's the world's 43rd largest island and Canada's 11th largest island. Nearly half the Vancouver Island population lives in the greater Victoria…

10 Great Things to Do in Washington’s San Juan Islands

Here are 10 great things to do in Washington's San Juan Islands. The San Juan Islands are America's answer to Canada's Gulf Islands. What you'll find is an archipelago of 172 islands on the Pacific coast, north and west of Seattle and just south of the Canadian border. The really good news is that they lie in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains and receive half the rainfall of Seattle. In fact, they boast that the…

Biking Trips: Cape Breton Island’s Glorious Cabot Trail

If you like biking trips then Cape Breton Island's Cabot Trail is an excellent choice. The Cabot Trail makes a 298 km (185 mile) loop around the northern part of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia passing through the very scenic and hilly Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The Cabot Trail is considered to be one of the best places for a bike tour in all of North America and on the 'must do' list…

Where to Stay if you Bike the Kettle Valley Railway

Last year I had planned to bike the Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) from Brookmere to Midway, a distance of 331 kms (199 miles). I spent quite a bit of time working on the logistics of the trip especially the accommodation as my husband and I were trying to avoid camping. The thought of lugging a tent, sleeping bag and cooking utensils wasn't what I had in my mind though it's done by plenty of people.…

Biking Wolfe Island, Ontario

Have you ever thought of biking Wolfe Island? Wolfe Island sits at the spot where Lake Ontario joins the St. Lawrence River. It's the largest of the Thousand Islands. Wolfe Island is accessed by a year-round, free ferry ride from the Kingston waterfront. From May to October you can also ferry over from Cape Vincent, New York. There's a small customs office at Alexandria Point making it one of the easier points of entry into…

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