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“Get on yer bike!”

Lochside Regional Trail
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US$142.48*
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Vancouver Island Cycling Tour including Lunch and Wine Tasting
Ranked #6 of 25 things to do in Sidney
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Victoria Bc Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Get on yer bike!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

Ride up to Sidney for lunch! Nice trail, safe for everyone. Old rail line- no cars to speak of....

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Victoria, Canada
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“Great for cyclists”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

Victoria has a great network of cycling trails, and the Lochside Trail is part of it. It connects downtown Victoria with the Sidney ferry terminal (and further west to Sooke), and is fun to go the whole way or just part. Whichever you do, take a break at Mattick's farm to shop, relax, and eat an ice cream - well deserved after such great exercise!

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Victoria, Canada
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“A great day out in nature”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2011

The nice thing about this trail is you can get on it wherever you want, and travel for as little or as far. The landscape of the farms changes with the seasons, therefore, calling one back to the same area for another visual delight. the pumpkin fields in the fall are awash with a sea of orange, breathtaking especially when the low cloud hovers ever so slightly above the fields...picture perfect, bring your cameras.

Visited October 2011
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“Flat and easy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2011

This trail runs from Sidney to Victoria, a distance of some 30 km. Walkers share with cyclists, but it's wide and smooth. Mostly through farmland, but some urban sections. You almost have to go both ways on the trail - there's no reasonable alternative return.

Visited November 2011
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Victoria, Canada
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“The Beautiful Lochside Trail is great for Hiking/Cycling/Walking at any time of year!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2011

The Lochside Trail runs from Sidney to Victoria and is an easy trail 29 km long. Originally an old railway line, now converted into a recreational trail, this lovely walking, biking, birdwatching, running trail passes through beaches, farmlands, a nature sanctuary, old wooden trestle bridges, the odd horse, fat pigs and urban neighbourhoods. The Trail is partly paved and you can easily get on or off it anywhere between Sidney and Victoria.

If visitors want to experience the trail, bikes are available for rent in Victoria. You'll see more of the area than if you were motoring along the highway of course, and what better way to enjoy southern Vancouver Island, just about year round! Here is an official map from the Capital Regional District: crd.bc.ca/parks/…goose_lochside_map.pdf

Visited September 2011
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