One of the most raw and connective ways that you can travel with the land is to explore by bike. Luckily for us, traveling North Vancouver Island by cycling and mountain biking provides adventurers and biking enthusiasts with remarkable scenery, calm highways, and tracked trails to explore. Venture into spots less traveled, going further as you take in the beauty of this place with two-wheels.
Whether you’re a casual cyclist, avid bikepacker, mountain biking adventurer, or just want to cruise- there’s something for everyone in Vancouver Island North to discover by bike. Breathe in the fresh air and hit the road as you roll between your itineraries chosen destinations.
Mountain biking is a perfect fit if you’re looking to travel down the dirt roads carved out by the area’s logging industry. North Island Bike Shed located in Port McNeill is a great place to grab your essential bike gear and learn some local knowledge of the area’s trails before you embark on your adventure.
Cruiser bikes are a family-friendly mode of transportation to experience the small-town streets and neighboring island communities accessible via ferry. Powered by your pedals, you’ll be able to travel a little slower with intention as you take in these quiet coastal destinations. Sointula Green Bikes, located on Malcolm Island, offers free bikes for visitors at the Sointula Resource Centre.
Biking enthusiasts will love Bikepacking’s Tree to Sea Loop that takes bikers through the island in an incredible itinerary that hits the island’s best kept secrets. The tour takes about 15 days including several coastal communities on the island, but in the North Island you’ll have the opportunity to pass through Port Alice, Cape Scott Provincial Park, and even a relaxing and well-deserved pint at the Scarlet Ibis in Holberg.