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Great cycling

We joined the trail in View Royal and cycled for several miles until we reached construction... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2017
MJH048
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Alberta, Canada
Steady incline hike

This trail is ideal for beginner cyclists and new hikers, it offers a groomed almost flat assent... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2017
Moochie-La-La
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Calgary, Canada
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A 55-kilometre rail trail between Victoria and Leechtown, which is great for hiking and biking.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“rented bikes” (9 reviews)
“sooke potholes” (10 reviews)
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Reviewed December 16, 2017

We joined the trail in View Royal and cycled for several miles until we reached construction. There was a way through but we decided to turn back. We cycled for several miles in the opposite direction until we came to an area where you must...More

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Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

This trail is ideal for beginner cyclists and new hikers, it offers a groomed almost flat assent. Each km is marked so you can see your progress. Most of the time, you are walking adjacent to mossy forest, trees, rocks, and small drop offs. A...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2017

Whether you're a seasoned cycling pro or just a holiday cyclist, you'll love the Galloping Goose. It's a long paved & packed gravel trail (60 km) that winds its way from Vic West out to just about the Langford turnoff. From there it heads towards...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2017

I'm used to cycling hills and curves at home so while the Galloping Goose trail for the portion I took was good, for me it was too straight and level (old railway bed?). Having said that, it was pleasant to be in the shade of...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2017

We rented bikes from Coastal Cycles, and rode from approx 12 km mark, to 25 km mark, then back again. Just a leisurely ride, about 2.5-3 hrs, including a quick stop to eat our sandwiches. Would love to see more of the trail in future,...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2017

I rode the majority of this trail. It is definitely more scenic as you get out of town, and to the west and north. You have urban, rural, lakes, ocean and hills. Awesome! I have a hybrid bike, so the gravel didn't bother me. I...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2017

There's more to see than the portion that our family did, so with this in mind,,,,,,what we saw was very impressive. We had a 10k walk and look forward to having the opportunity to do more - on bikes. Formerly an rail bed, slope is...More

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Reviewed July 7, 2017

Since my last review which I had entitled "Respectful Bikers..." things change when it is summer time. Bikers are going to fast (faster than 20 kph) and spread across both sides of the path and not getting over in time or not at all. The...More

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Reviewed June 26, 2017

I've been on this trail for the past four days as a 10K-12K runner while visiting. Although it seems the bulk of those who use this trail are bikers, this is a phenomenal running trail and I've been surprised to see so few runners on...More

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Reviewed June 6, 2017

Had the Salmon Eggs Benedict, always do it never disappoints. They have nice clean restaurant, but this time we ordered for pickup.

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