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 bikes and follow our maps to navigate your way along dedicated bike paths and scenic roadways through the Victoria countryside.

Take our bikes to the famous Butchart Gardens!  For this self-guided tour choose from our hybrid, all-road, or electric bikes, and we will provide you with admission to Butchart Gardens, helmet, lock, maps and a bottle of water. The riding time depends on your riding style, but the round trip is approximately 4 – 5 hours of riding time. 

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 for your ride back. Less time looking at maps and more time looking at flowers!


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 are outfitted with a handle bar bag for carrying small items. Panniers can be rented … just let us know ahead of time so we can fit a rack.

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 longer ride on low-traffic roads. This extended route is flat and scenic, and popular with local riders.