This self-guided tour takes you from our shop in Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour to the world famous Butchart Gardens. Choose between hybrid, all-road, or electric-assist bikes and follow the maps provided by the shop to navigate your way along dedicated bike paths and scenic roadways through the Victoria countryside.

Take our bikes to the famous Butchart Gardens! The riding time depends on your riding style, but the round trip is approximately 4 – 5 hours of riding time. For this self-guided tour choose from our hybrid, all-road, or electric-assist bikes, and we will provide you with admission to Butchart Gardens, helmet, bicycle lock, maps and a bottle of water. Alternatively, The Pedaler can make arrangements to have a guide take you one-way to the Gardens, allowing you to become familiar with the route and the area for your ride back. Less time looking at maps and more time looking at flowers!

This tour starts at our shop and you can depart when you would like. Keep in mind, you will want enough time to enjoy the cycle out there, experience the Gardens at your own pace and then allocate enough time to get back to our shop before close. The Gardens are approximately 22KM (or 13 miles) from Victoria’s city centre. 

We can also provide information to extend the cycling if you would like to experience a more challenging ride on low traffic roads where the local roadies ride.

What To Bring

Dress comfortably for this activity. Layers are always a good idea unless it is the middle of summer where warm temperatures are likely. The bikes can be outfitted with a handle bar bag for carrying small items. Panniers can be rented … just let us know ahead of time so we can install a rack on your bike.