North 48 Bicycles
North 48 Bicycles
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
North 48 Bicycles offers unforgettable guided bicycle tours in the Victoria BC region. Our rides range from Easy to Epic, and we cater to all manner of road cyclists from beginner to expert. Our groups are small (8-10 riders), and are led by experienced, knowledgeable guides. Our daily tours are all-inclusive, including bike, helmet, pre-ride coffee and snacks. Our bike fleet is from the world
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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Nathan C
Whitehorse, Canada6 contributions
Oct 2020
The road bike tour with David was the highlight of a recent trip to the island. David is an exceptional tour guide, has an incredible knowledge of bikes, and the road bikes in his fleet are incredibly fun to ride.

I had considered simply renting a bike and riding around without a guide, using various apps, gps, etc. This is what I typically do...and it would have been a big mistake!

There is nothing like local knowledge. David guided me on a fantastic 90km loop of the Saanich peninsula. We rode winding coastal roads, ducked onto smooth rolling lanes off the beaten path with very little traffic, stopped at some incredible viewpoints...and worked on some riding technique to top it all off.

Had I gone ahead and ridden on my own, there is no way I would have found 1/10th of the incredible array of roads that David expertly strung together into one fantastic loop.

Highly recommend and will be back!!!
Written October 9, 2020
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Sophie
1 contribution
Aug 2019 • Solo
I had a great day cycling the Munn Road Route with David from North 48 Cycles. He was so accommodating and the whole day was fantastic. The views were amazing and a mix of ocean road and inland cycling. The quality of bike was very good and it was fitted to me perfectly. I would highly recommend this tour as brilliant way to explore Vancouver Island. The gelato recommendation was also on point!!
Written August 31, 2019
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William K
Columbus74 contributions
Aug 2019
Just completed an amazing 3 days of cycling around the Saanich peninsula with David Ley. This area is cycling heaven and David couldn’t be a better host, guide and cheerleader as we traversed this beautiful countryside. The Colnago bikes were perfect for the many hills that exist on the varied routes around Victoria. North 48 is also conveniently located next to a great brewpub for the post-ride re-hydration!

Highly recommend North 48 for cyclists heading to Victoria and its awesome rides.
Written August 17, 2019
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Bill, I'm glad you enjoyed your time riding here. We did some of my favourite routes and it was great to meet you and Anne. Hope to see you back again, and I'll pass on your comments to my neighbours!
Written August 18, 2019
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Ravi71
Epsom, UK202 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Great choice of bikes and super quality.

Service with a smile and super helpful route recommendations.

Definitely use them again!
Written August 3, 2019
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Ravi - glad you enjoyed the rentals. Hope the rest of your trip was fun.
Written August 18, 2019
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Robert
1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Family
Had an assume time completing an 80 km ride with David. I have been competing in triathlons for several years and David was able to give me some helpful instructions on how to help turning when going downhill. From Michigan I don't get to practice this technique often.

Thanks for a great time hope to visit again!

Robert
Written July 20, 2019
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Robert, I'm glad you enjoyed the ride - Sooke is one of my favourites, for sure. Happy to help on the instruction, and hope to see you for another ride. David
Written August 18, 2019
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CycleChic20
Kerwood35 contributions
Jul 2019
My husband and I were joined by two great guys, Greg from Calgary and Tye from Victoria along with our guide David. The high quality bike rentals were carefully fitted and we headed off to Sooke along a mixture of trails and quiet roads.
The weather was beautiful and the scenery lovely. We had a mixture of ocean views, quiet forest and rolling hills.
I would highly recommend this company and our guide David to anyone wanting a special day of cycling in the Victoria area. David is professional and knowledgable, as well as being an extremely nice person to spend the day with.
Written July 16, 2019
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Hi CycleChic20, Thanks for the review and I'm so glad you enjoyed the Sooke ride - it is one of my favourites. Hope to see you back in Victoria. David
Written August 19, 2019
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Nancy F
Vancouver, Canada9 contributions
We had such a fun day biking with David! There is no way a tourist could have created the itinerary we followed. We saw coastline, forests, horse farms and blueberry farms. A snack and coffee stop at a delicious local spot was greatly appreciated by this Indiana gal who wasn’t used to quite so many climbs. But I was proud of myself for completing the 40 mile ride. Highly recommended!!
Written July 15, 2019
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Hi Nancy, Thanks for the review and I'm so glad you enjoyed the ride. There is certaonly a lot to take in on the Saanich Peninsula. Hope to see you back again. David
Written August 19, 2019
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MrsHoneyut
Philadelphia, PA3 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Our family recently did the Victoria Highlight Tour because we only had a short time to spend in Victoria. Our guide, Lise, did an amazing job of leading us around the city and provided facts and interesting info throughout the ride. From start to finish the staff was friendly and super easy to work with. Would recommend this fun activity for adults and kids!
Written July 14, 2019
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David P
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Jul 2019 • Couples
We did the VictoriaHighlight City Tour to orientate ourselves on day one. Our guide was Lise, a delightful lady with a wealth of local knowledge, & this proved a morning well spent. A gentle cruise around the impressive Harbour, CBD, the coastline& the parks. Friendly staff with great knowledge of more ambitious local rides.
Dave & Sylvia from New Zealand.
Written July 3, 2019
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Linda K
Boston, MA16 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
I highly recommend 48 North Bicycles if you are interested in longer more adventurous cycling on Victoria Island. David Ley, the owner, who is a great guy, has an excellent fleet of high end bikes, and tries his best to custom fit these ahead of time if he has your measurements. There are multiple rides to choose from depending on how long and how hard you want to ride - some are relatively flat, others involve a lot of climbing. David will try his best to customize the ride and the size of the group to meet your needs. Think of this as "boutique cycling". He also knows the best places to stop for coffee and/or lunch!
Thanks David for a wonderful two days of riding. We will definitely be back.
Written June 14, 2019
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Linda I'm so glad you enjoyed your time here. It was great to meet you and look forward to seeing you again.9
Written June 17, 2019
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