Vancouver Island has a host of great mountain biking opportunities for the novice and thrill seeker alike. We have been scoping out a few great areas for you to hit.
Day Trips: Based in an around Victoria – these are easy day trips to get your fill on 2 wheels. Fancy making a weekend of it – rent one of our overland vehicles and head further afield.
Mt Work: An easy day trip for any Victoria base with some easy(fish) blue runs through black to some seriously difficult double diamond runs. Take care and enjoy.
Kinsol Trestle/Koksilah River: Park at the Kinsol Trestle car park and cycle the logging road (old Port Renfrew road) to Burnt Bridge – go across the bridge and cycle along the access road – don’t take the first right trail down, take the second. It is sign posted Kinsol Trestle Trail/Valley Trail. The first part is a bit rough and requires some skill, but then it eases up a bit with some nice fun flowy turns.
Mt Tzouhalem – A good mix of challenging blues and thrilling black runs. A good number of different runs to keep you busy for a good few hours.
Maple Mtn: A small area with a few blue and black runs.
Cobble Hill: An even selection of green, blue and black runs.
Weekend Excursions: Got the mountain bike gear but need a ride? Rent one of our Overland Vehicles and collect the keys and go – everything you need is included in the vehicle. Need to rent everything? No problem, we can rent bikes, racks and gear for you and have it all prepared for your arrival.
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Mt Benson: Majority black runs and access trails.
Westwood ridge and lake: Mainly blue runs.
Abyss Ridge/Spruston/Pipeline trails: A large selection of mainly blue runs.
Blackjack ridge/Doumont trails: A large selection for all abilities, a few greens, lots of blue runs and black runs and one or two double black trails thrown in.
For ideas on places to stay – check out our 4 Day – Mountain Bike tour.
Snowden Forest: A steady mix of all levels of riding.
Radar Hill: A combination of access trails, greens but mainly blue runs – with 3 or 4 black runs to keep the more competent happy – an ideal place for beginner to intermediate biker.
The pump house: A small area with a couple of blue and black runs.
Quinsam River Trails: A blue run that runs the length of the Quinsam River, its an unsanctioned trail so take care in parts where erosion may have occurred and ride at your own risk.
Beaver Lodge Forest Lands: Beginners haven, almost all green to get you up and running :).
Woods Creek: A small riding area that has a couple of blue trails and a few greens.
Need a few ideas? Check out our 8 Day tour.
Disclaimer: These are merely suggestions and you undertake these at your own risk, always make sure you properly plan and prepare before embarking on such excursions.
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