This is our favourite scooter route and is ideal for those looking for a bit of an adventure. You'll start out following the beautiful coastline from Fisherman's Wharf, riding along Dallas Road riding past Beacon Hill Park, Clover Point, and MacNeill Bay. Take a break at the Oak Bay Marina to say hello to the seals, or feel the sand between your toes on Willows Beach.
Heading north from Uplands Park, travel along some of the quieter roads in Gordon Head before reaching the intersection Cedar Hill and Cordova Bay. Turn left onto Cedar Hill and before long you'll find Mount Douglas Park on your right. This winding road ascends to the summit, which will reward you with excellent views of the city. Take a moment to enjoy the hiking trails which snake all over the mountain.
Okay.. critically speaking, it's not a mountain. At 227 metres, it's about 70 metres too short! Mount Doug is however home to the Garry oak ecosystem (one of the most endangered ecosystems in Canada) and the view is incredible on a clear day.
Descend down to Cedar Hill and turn right. At this point, the road is called Shelbourne, which is known as Victoria's Memorial Avenue. The large plane and ash trees lined along the road side were planted to mark each of British Columbia's soldiers who died in World War I. Sadly, most have been removed, but many of them remain - and are huge! It's a unique sight as you head south to Bay Street. For some extra fun, make a detour through Fernwood - one of the hipper parts of town - and roll through the fantastic gates in Chinatown before heading south on the final stretch to Cycle BC.
Route time is based on a casual, sightseeing pace. A faster pace could cut the time in half.