Ride to Sooke via Galloping Goose Trail by bike, with dinner:
We will collect you from Victoria and bring you to Langford/Luxton (the edge of the "urban" part of the trail - approx km 18) .
You will make your own way through the farmlands of Metchosin, along beautiful Matheson Lake (hike the perimeter trail if you wish), along stunning Roche Cove (yes it's salt water/tidal) taking in the breathtaking views of the Sooke Basin before reaching the 45km marker Sooke River Rd parking area.
If time allows you can continue further towards the Sooke Potholes Park (km 48) and on hugging the Sooke River with it's numerous tumbling canyons and calm pools, making your way inland toward the site of the old gold rush settlement of Leechtown (km 57)
We will either meet your at the 45km parking area or the Sooke Potholes Park parking area where you will enjoy a guided walk through the park, taking in the breathtaking views of the Deertrail Canyon? Mary Vine and Todd Creek Falls and along the Riverside Trail.
At 4.30pm* we will depart the Park, stopping in at the salmon viewing park at Charters Creek (when salmon) running before bringing you to our base in Sooke, where you can freshen up and enjoy dinner overlooking the Harbour at the West Coast Grille Restaurant, after which we will return you back to Victoria via our shuttle!
COST: $95 per person
Includes: Shuttle from/to Victoria Tourist info Center* $25 voucher for West Coast Grille* Lunch by Little Vienna Bakery*, Sooke, Bike Rental, Helmet, "breakdown" bag (spare tube, tools, lock etc) Map / directions, Use of shower facilities.
9am pick-up from Victoria.
Approx 10am drop off Luxton/Galloping Goose (unless you wish to ride from "downtown")
2.30pm Pick-up from nr km 45 Galloping Goose (Sooke River Rd parking or km 48 Sooke Potholes*)
2.30 - 4.30pm Sooke Potholes Park and Charters Creek Salmon viewing (when running)
5.30 - 7.00pm Dinner West Coast Grille.
7.00pm depart Sooke, arrive in Victoria (your accommodation*) approx 8pm.
"Hobie" Kayak Tour, Soke Potholes Park and dinner.
Join us for an experience you wont forget!
We'll collect you from Victoria and transport you to Sooke to embark on a 3 hour tour via the remarkable pedal powered Hobie kayaks! No.. these are not those "pedal-boats" you've seen at the lake - the fast and efficient MirageDrive by Hobie has taken the world by storm!
No experience is required as you power your way across the water with you feet/legs, leaving your hands free to take pictures, have a drink or just sit back and enjoy the stunning scenery and abundant wildlife we have all around us here in Sooke. Fall is salmon time - and salmon mean sea lions and seals - and even occasional larger residents of the Juan-de-Fuca can be spotted in the distance.
After a bite to eat via Little Vienna Bakery, we will visit the Sooke Potholes Park, this area of outstanding natural beauty will captivate you as we show you a few of the highlights of the park, including the old Deer Trail Resort site perched on the cliff, the Riverside Trail and Mary Vine and Tod Creek waterfalls before enjoying a gormet dinner at the West Coast Grille and transportation back to Victoria.
Cost: $140 per pers. (min 2 max 6)
Includes: Transport from/to Victoria, 3 hour guided Hobie kayak tour, shuttle to/from and guided tour of Sooke Potholes Park, Lunch, shower facilities (if req. single person 1 at a time) $25 meal voucher for West Coast Grille
11 am - 2pm kayak tour (w lunch),
2.30 - 4.30pm Sooke Potholes Park,
5.30 - 7pm Dinner,
7.00pm depart Sooke, arrive in Victoria approx 8pm to your accomodation
CALL 250-664-7794 to book! (times are approximate,)