Fall & Winter Bike Tours - We Roll in Every Season!

We're lucky to live in such a temperate part of North America with little to no snow and being the 6th sunniest city in Canada, their is plenty of time for fall or winter bike tours. If you're looking for things to do in Victoria BC this Fall and Winter and the sun is shining I offer flexible start times to The Highlight and The Discovery Tour.

Please reach out or book online a fall or winter ride which can be fun, I know all the secret routes around Victoria to make it more comfortable and enjoyable in any season!  Check our local weather for Victoria BC here - The Weather Network

 

Tips for Winter Bike Riding!

Bringing a few items for a winter bicycle ride is important in making your ride comfortable and fun!   

1.  Always dress in layers depending on your comfort level it's a good idea to bring an outer shell with a fleece sweater or jacket underneath. It can get cool by the ocean and then warm up as we ride through the neighbourhoods.

2.  A winter hat or as we call them in Canada a toque is important to keep you head nice and warm as we ride

3. Probably the most important are some gloves that allow you to move your fingers when applying the breaks as we ride.  Having warm fingers while riding is important but so is braking when you ride!

Keep these tips in mind will help create an amazing and fun ride around Victoria this winter!

 

Blog Written By Matt Oliver - Tour Guide at Bike Tours Victoria 

Blog Written By Matt Oliver - Tour Guide at Bike Tours Victoria 

Whale of a time in Victoria BC

Had an amazing time last week exploring one of the amazing things to do in Victoria BC with Eagle Wing Tours!  Many thanks to Brett Soberg and all the amazing staff at Eagle Wing Tours for a truly amazing afternoon on the water!

With time for a Bike Tours Victoria Highlight Tour in the morning and an amazing whale watching adventure with Eagle Wing Tours in the afternoon, I say is a recipe for a perfect day in Victoria BC!

See for yourself!  Here is what happened on my Eagle Wing Tours adventure! 

Ride into Fall - Things to do in Victoria

Things I like to do in Victoria, whether you’re walking, or doing a bicycle tour you'll soon discover if you're visiting our city that Victoria is alive with art!  A great place to see local Victorian art on a nice fall day is the Madrona Gallery @ 606 View St. It's a hive of creativity in the downtown core.

I stopped by the gallery recently while on the Integrated Arts Bike Tour and was blown away by the art on display by Morgana Wallace,  I was struck by the beauty of her work, and amazed at the amount of detail of each of her pieces, I hope others appreciate her talent as well. Check out her review in the Times Colonist -  Time Colonist Review: Morgana Wallace

I took a couple of snapshots of her work but to truly appreciate it I would recommend popping into the gallery.  Madrona Gallery 

 

By bicycle or by foot, the Madrona Gallery is on my list of places to visit or highlight to guest visiting Victoria. 

 

 

 

Places to eat in Victoria BC

When I have friends visiting me I always like to take that opporunity to check out some of the new restaurants, taco stands or food trucks in town.  This is done all in the name of research for my business which is the toughest part of the job I must say. :) 

I've put together a growing list of places that I like to eat and also places that I've heard are amazing and will be trying in the future.  This list is growing daily and I hope it can be useful to you on your visit to Victoria, BC

Few of my Favs right now are!

Coffee:  Discovery Coffee - James Bay location is my favourite,  

Lunch:  Tacofino or Mo:Lé 

Dinner:  Olo or Ferris Oyster Bar

Check out my google map! 

 

 

 

Art & History on Wheels in the Press!

Was so lucky to be able to partner and collaborate with 3 amazing art venues this past week The Robert Batman Centre, Emily Carr House and Art Atelier 546 to create a unique Art & History Bicycle Tour for people in the Travel & Tourism Industry.  

Also really grateful for the amazing article featured in Downtown & Around  Magazine check it out I made the "Victoria Secrets" section as well as the cover!

Things to do in Victoria BC - Car Free YYJ

So excited to be one of the 200 vendors at Victoria's first ever Car Free YYJ!  Definitely a thing to do in Victoria BC if you live here or visiting from out of town.  1st time ever Douglas St will be closed for a event like this.  Organized by the Downtown Victoria Business Association   Car Free Day Victoria is not to be missed, with 3 stages of live entertainment, 7100 square foot grassy park on Douglas St, farmers market and 3 craft beer tents this event should not be missed!  

Come down and see me and my marketing guru Lucy on Sunday June 21st, 2015 for some fun in the sun! 




#NKOTB - Tourism Victoria Member

So happy and proud to be one of the newest members of Tourism Victoria!  Everyone at the organization has been so welcoming and helpful, I'm really looking forward to meeting and working with everyone at the visitors centre and corporate team in the future.  

Here's to a fun summer on my bike with guests visiting from all over the world highlighting the best of our cities past, present and future!  

Thanks Tourism Victoria, you make #NKOTB feel very welcome! 

 



We Couldn't Wait...

Ok, we couldn't wait till June 1st, the weather has been so great we couldn't resist when we had the chance!  Thanks Adam English for being one of the first tours!  We had some fun at Beacon Hill Park, Emily Carr House, and CraigDarroch Castle to name just a few of the stops.

Here are a few pics of our first adventure around Victoria BC!