Mount Douglas Scooter Loop

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Route Details: 

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.

Region: 
Victoria City
Time: 
2.00hrs
Distance: 
40/km
Ideal for: 
Scooters
Title Distancesort descending Time Location Equipment
Beacon Hill Park & Fisherman's Wharf 9/km 1.0hrs Victoria City Bicycles
Explore Stanley Park 12/km 1.5hrs Vancouver City Scooters
Ultimate Downtown Tour 12/km 1.0hrs Vancouver City Scooters, Bicycles
Seaside & City Scooter Loop 21/km 1.0hrs Victoria City Scooters, Bicycles
University & Mt. Tolmie Scooter Loop 30/km 1.3hrs Victoria City Scooters
Millstream - West Saanich Motorcycle Loop 40/km 2.5hrs Victoria City Motorcycles
Mount Douglas Scooter Loop 40/km 2.0hrs Victoria City Scooters
Castles and Lakes 42/km 4.0hrs Victoria City Motorcycles, Scooters
Seaside Route to Butchart Gardens 59/km 5.0hrs Victoria City Motorcycles, Scooters
Horseshoe Bay Adventure 60/km 2.0hrs Vancouver City Scooters
Harrison Hot Springs Day Trip 250/km 3.5hrs Vancouver City Motorcycles
Port Renfrew - Cowichan Motorcycle Loop 272/km 6.0hrs Victoria City Motorcycles
Whistler Day Trip 284/km 4.8hrs Vancouver City Motorcycles
Duffey Lake Loop 578/km 8.5hrs Vancouver City Motorcycles
Coastal Loop 700/km 15.5hrs Vancouver City Motorcycles
Manning Park Loop 830/km 12.0hrs Vancouver City Motorcycles
Washington Winthrop Loop 895/km 11.8hrs Vancouver City Motorcycles
Prince Rupert Loop 2,500/km 46.0hrs Vancouver City Motorcycles