I'm taking a 4-day trip to Vancouver in July and would like to take a day trip to Vancouver Island to see Victoria and Butchart Gardens. Was wondering whether it's feasible to bike the entire trip while on the island. My wife and I plan to rent bikes in Vancouver and take them with us on the ferry. Or are there bike rental places in Swartz Bay?
According the the map, it's 13 miles from Swartz Bay to Butchart Gardens, then 12 miles from Butchart to Victoria. Has anyone done this before? Is it a scenic ride? A lot of hills or mostly flat roads?
I'd rather bike than sit on a tour bus. Just wanted some expert opinions as to whether this plan is ok. Thanks in advance!