- KML/KMZ files can be opened in Google Earth, and many smartphone apps.
- GPX files can be opened by most GPS software apps when KMZ cannot. Note, GPX files do not contain custom colours and icons that we use on our maps; all tracks and icons will appear the same colours and styles. We recommend using KMZ instead when possible.
- GPX-Garmin are GPX files that we have optimized for older Garmin units that only display tracks that contain 500 points or less (such as Garmin eTrex units).
Visit our GPS & Navigation page for instructions of how to use your smartphone as a GPS device (even when outside of data coverage) or how to import data to your Garmin unit.
About the Journey:
This 39 km loop takes in the incredible scenery of Victoria's south facing shoreline through the James Bay, Fairfield and Gonzales neighbourhoods, before swinging northeast, passing by Oak Bay's marina, Willows Beach, the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, and through Saanich's Cadboro Bay village. The route turns north, and rounds the top of Mount Douglas Park on Royal Oak before joining the Lochside trail - a perfect route that connects with the Galloping Goose trail and returning to downtown Victoria.
Please note that the majority of this ride (excluding Lochside and Galloping Goose trails) is on roads. Although there are little to no bike lanes, this is a very popular and safe ride for road-saavy cyclists.
- Victoria's Inner Harbour
- James Bay and Ogden Point Breakwater
- Dallas Road and Beacon Hill Park
- Clover Point
- Ross Bay Cemetary
- Gonzales Bay
- Willows Beach
- Cadboro Beach
- Mount Douglas
All day parking can be found on Dallas Road and Clover Point (no overnight). Parking can also be found at Mount Douglas. Note, street parking is not metered outside Victoria's downtown core.
Ideal lunch spots are located near Willows Beach and Cadboro Bay.