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“Microbrew Touring in Victoria by Bicycle”

The Pedaler Victoria By Bike
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Guided bike tours. Bike Rentals. Food tours. Custom bike tours and events. Stylish pedal bicycles, tandems, child carriers, e-assist bicycles. Our guided bike tours in Victoria, BC showcase the unique and vibrant neighbourhoods that make riding a bike in Victoria so enjoyable. We cycle to local favourite scenic vistas and and celebrate the food and drink of Victoria. Get to know this beautiful city and our colourful history on our lighthearted city bike tour, "Castles, Hoods & Legends". Discover Victoria's craft beer scene by bicycle on our "Hoppy Hour" bike tour. Experience a family-friendly rolling feast on two-wheels on our "Eat.Drink.Pedal" bike tour. We offer two self-guided bicycle tours that transport you to the famous Butchart Gardens or the quaint seaside town of Sidney so you can cycle back into town on your own. We love to plan a memorable custom tour or team building event for you or your group, just get in touch with us. You can also rent one of our comfortable and stylish pedal or e-assist bicycles and cruise around town on your own. We can help you get off the beaten path and enjoy the Victoria that locals live everyday. The local Galloping Goose and Lochside Bicycle Trails take you out of the city and all the way west to Sooke or north to the quaint town of Sidney ... with stops for spirits tastings and lunch along the way. Victoria By Bike!
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“Microbrew Touring in Victoria by Bicycle”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

We were intrigued with the idea of touring Victoria by bicycle and stopping by local microbreweries in the area. So we signed up for the 3 hour "Hoppy Hour Ride" with The Pedaler. Our guide was Rod, who excelled as our tour leader. Initially, he got us fitted for the bicycles, helped adjust our helmet straps, and stressed his focus on safety. He mentioned that his prime job responsibility was to get us out and back safely - which he did. The bicycles were geared, very new, and well maintained. The helmets were clean and looked like they have never been used. He took us on the streets of Victoria, which have wide bicycle lanes and at no time was traffic an issue (although we went on this tour on Sunday).

We visited three microbreweries - each serving a "flight" (or sampler) of local beers. Two of the three also served food, but a special mentioned should be made of Spinnaker's, who served chocolate truffles. Beer and chocolate does not necessarily sound appealing, but they went very well together. At all stops, Rod was a wealth of information - from the various tastes of the beers, how they were brewed, information on the owners, and other local history of the breweries. On the rides between the breweries, Rod gave a wonderful overview of the history of the area - information we could not get either on our own or on a typical large tour of the city. He was pleasant, engaged, knowledgeable and easy to be with......in other words, the perfect tour guide.

On this particular day, it was raining in Victoria. We were lucky in that the heavy rain seemed to fall while we were in the microbreweries - although we did get wet on one short segment. While we left the shop with no specific rain gear, Paul (the owner) offered to bring us rain poncho's at the end of our first stop - a very nice offer which we declined. In other words, they are prepared to ride in the rain and this should not discourage one from taking this tour.

We had a thoroughly wonderful time on this ride and, one our next visit to Victoria, we are going to be looking him up for the Castles, Hoods, and Legends tour.

Visited September 2013
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Abbotsford, Canada
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“Loved my bike tour.”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

I decided to take a 3 hour bike tour while visiting Victoria. It was the highlight of my trip. I did the Castles, Hoods & Legends. My guide was Rod. He was very knowledgeable on the history and I was intrigued by his stories. Thanks Rod! See you the next time I'm in Victoria.


Visited September 2013
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Anchorage, Alaska
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“Fair weather cyclist”
Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

To see the sights without having to be trapped on a tour bus or stuck in a car ... Try cycling. Riding around and beyond the area of Victoria Is do able with the assistance and suggestions from Rosé and Rod. Getting a day bus pass at a convenience store, we rented a couple of hybrid bikes, took the bus out to Langford and rode the Galloping Goose trail out to the Potts. The trail isn't to tough and the view is amazing.

Visited September 2013
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“A great introduction to Victoria.”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

My girlfriend and I stumbled on this great company by chance when wandering down Douglas street on our first day in Victoria. What a fantastic find! We took the three hour castles, hoods, and legends tour. Our tour guide Rod was a veritable font of knowledge on local history, sites, places to eat and drink, architecture, and pretty much anything else we threw at him. I would highly recommend this tour for cyclists of all experience levels. We only wish we could have gone on one of the other tours they offer.

Visited September 2013
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Great way to see Victoria!”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

The first day of our first-ever trip to Victoria, we went on a city cycle tour with The Pedaler and it was fantastic. The equipment was top-notch and we got oriented with landmarks, history, places to go and things to see. After the tour was over, we felt at home in the city and ready to do more. Paul and Rose run a great operation!

Visited September 2013
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