There is no better way to get to Victoria's famous Butchart Gardens than on two wheels!
This route takes you along Victoria's scenic waterfront past Mount Douglas (consider riding to the summit!) then continues north to Butchart Gardens. You may want to visit the Butterfly Gardens while you're there - it's a hoot! The route back to town returns on West Saanich Rd, passing the Centre of the Universe Observatory - it's winding road is sometimes closed, but if it's open, go for it - the winding road will give you great views from the summit.
Continue south on West Saanich Rd to Quadra Rd and soon you'll find yourself back at Cycle BC. With all the stops, the trip often takes up to 5 hours, but actual driving time is just over an hour round trip.
Route time is based on a casual, sightseeing pace. A faster pace could cut the time in half.