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Lochside Regional Trail

Switch Bridge, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-478-3344
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Vancouver Island Cycling Tour including Lunch and Wine Tasting
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Switch Bridge, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-478-3344
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I use this trail every work day. It's even better since North Saanich repaved their portion and Central Saanich covered the stone path with asphalt. In BC many of the sidewalks are incorporated with the road (ei. no curbs but a white line).

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I'm a senior and do a lot of walking but not much cycling (so far this year I've only been out once!) . So tackling the Lochside Trail was scary- it shouldn't have been. Perfectly flat (well there were a couple of very easy slopes)....More

1  Thank odysseygrl
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Lochside trail goes from the BC ferry terminal at Swartze Bay to join the Galloping Goose trail in Victoria. Mostly following an abandoned rail line, it is essentially level the entire way. Great cycling or walking. Because it crosses numerous roads you can join...More

1  Thank Don-in-BC
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This trail is both paved and hard packed so works for all kinds of bikes and walkers. The scenery is great, no car traffic and restaurants along the way. You can go from Sidney to Sooke and take side trips if you like

Thank crazycycler
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

I have done this trail several times, when staying on vacation around Victoria. Typically we hire bikes from the shop at the centre of Victoria and then head off, to follow the Galloping Goose trail and/or the Lochside Trail. The Lochside trail is about 3...More

Thank BrianML
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We've ridden this trail twice from the Swartz Bay ferry terminal to Victoria and back. It is such an enjoyable, safe, easy ride theough the picturesque country side and right into the city. Any age group can do this ride and take it at their...More

Thank cathies73
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Lochside Trail goes all the way from Sydney to Victoria and joins the longer Galloping Goose Trails. The nice walk starts at the Sydney pier and meanderings along the shore south towards Victoria. At parts, you have to either walk on the beach or face...More

Thank Cedric T T
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Very nice ride from BC Ferries to Victoria. Some road riding but most has a bicycle lane. All is very flat and can be ridden by even the most novice riders. Ties into the well laid out bike routes in Victoria and the wonderful Galloping...More

Thank GrummanRV
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Good trail for biking and walking, it is about 6 km walk from golf course to the farm and back. Relax and have ice cream or tea after the walk.

Thank Canucks888
Reviewed 22 April 2016

miles of well tended trail most quite level ..water front scenery, woods,eagles,gulls,&much more....well worth the time spent....

Thank redline41
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21 October 2016|
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Response from Mike B | Reviewed this property |
There's a lot info (including photos) on-line. Since I can't post a reply here that contains website links, I can only recommend you do a Google search for "Lochside Regional Trail".