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 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! 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!


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 install a rack on your bike.

The Gardens are approximately 22km (or 13 miles) from Victoria’s city centre. NOTE **Due to current construction in the area some portions of the ride are on a busy roadway. While some of the route is paths and rural roads, you should be comfortable riding on the streets with steady traffic.

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.