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Lochside Regional Trail

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Address: Switch Bridge, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
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A great Ride out to Sidney for Lunch

My wife and I are not regular bike riders, but we do take a ride out to Sidney every so often. More often than not, we walk the Lochside Trail. We will often take a walk out to... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
Victoria B.C.
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Victoria B.C.
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

My wife and I are not regular bike riders, but we do take a ride out to Sidney every so often. More often than not, we walk the Lochside Trail. We will often take a walk out to the farms and birdwatch or divert over to Island View Beach. You will share the trail with runners, walkers, joggers, bikers and... More 

Thank Captains_Rum_Punch
Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Lochside trail north of McKenzie is a great place to bike or hike. Highlights include Mattick's Farm for coffee, Harvest Road loco-vore cafe at Mitchell Farms, pigs, ponds, horses, farms. New gravel surface between Hunt Valley and Dooley makes it even better.

Thank tynybryn
Montreal, Canada
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47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The Lochside Regional Trail is a very scenic easy ride. Scenery includes ponds with ducks, ocean views, deer and pretty spectacular homes. Definitely recommend as a great way to see the area outside of Victoria.

Thank Travel_junkies_66
New York City
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274 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I followed this trail along Cordova Bay in the all seasons. With up and down and winding trail is a great excercise. I have followed the trail close to Victoria city. Best excercise one can do daily.

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26 reviews
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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

The trail is a great place to go for a walk or ride. No cars to deal with makes it safe and the areas it goes through makes for interesting and beautiful views.

Thank Darren S
Victoria, Canada
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68 reviews
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Most of the trail is on an old rail bed, so it is mostly flat. There are some portions on the main roads, but most is secluded and beautifu. A great way into Victoria from the ferries. We travel it fairly often in good weather and it never disappoints. The treat at the end of the trail in Victoria is... More 

Thank Boatguy64
Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Trail runs from The BC Ferry Terminal north of Sidney right down to Victoria and out to Sooke and beyond. A mixture of well-marked dirt trail and road. Trail follows an unused gas car railway line. Convenient stop halfway down for coffee or food.

Thank HIstorybuff42
Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

this is one of my favourite bike rides in the Victoria area... very scenic and relaxing. I start at lochside park and ride to mt newton and back. this section gives a nice mix of pavement, hard packed dirt, and gravel trail

Thank nicole154945
victoria bc
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Thus is an easy trip through fabulous farm land and shaded lanes. Harvest Road Truck is at Litchell'sfor delicious food. There is a portopotti at Mitchell's as well

Thank sonyae17
Saanichton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

If you're looking for an easy hour (or so) ride that takes you past villages, seaside homes, restaurants, and forested lanes then the Lochside Trail is for you. It's well marked and (a bonus) has several rest stops that provide water and maps. My favourite rest stop is at Mt. Newton Xrd next to the McDonald's. The trail is not... More 

Thank Mike B

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