British Columbia is a prime location for touring with a bicycle.
Easterly from the Pacific Ocean, along fiords, and salmon-filled rivers, the inland trip crosses four major mountain ranges, through temperate forests, semi-arid lands, and an occasional desert to the Rocky Mountains.
The Okanagan Valley brings lakes, fruit trees, and vineyards. Stop by a winery to sample the grapes and have a fantastic meal with views of mountain and hill slopes covered with vineyards overlooking lakes.
Pastureland is replaced with fields of grain. Mountains are passed where challenging mountain bike tracks can be enjoyed along with long hiking trails. Fast flowing rivers can be experienced on rafts. Nature is never far away with ospreys and eagles flying above and deer and an occasional bear making an appearance. If you are lucky, a mouse or a cougar may make an appearance. Photo time. River streams are full of salmon in September, laying their eggs.
Small towns and cities appear after long stretches of forests and rangeland. Large city touring can be experienced in the Lower Mainland and the southern part of Vancouver Island. Cycling from major airports is not a problem but a delight.
From seaside path cycling in cities to solitude in climbing mountain passes, these experiences are for you to behold. Cycling through the regions of British Columbia, an unparalleled experience.