Parksville - Tofino

Star Ratings
5 star route rating
Corners : 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0
Straights : 2 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.0
Scenery : 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0
Road Surface : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Visibility : 2 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.0
Police Presence : green 2 Motorcycle Road2.0
Hazards : green 4 Motorcycle Road4.0

Info
Route Added By : robbiemayhem
Date : April 11, 2013
Length : 157 kms / 97.6 miles
Download GPX - ???
Road Type : Coastal
Map Key : Red = Excellent | Blue = Good | Purple = Other Recommended
April 11, 2013 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

Starting off in Parksville, the first 30 minutes is fast highway, turning into waterline curves, and amazing trees until Port Alberni. After Port Alberni, fast mountain sweepers over a mountain pass with great panaramic views, until we go coastal again, at which point its very much rock wall on your left, cliff to water on your right with blind corners and hairpins. After the junction to Tofino heading north, a fast curvy highway with fun yumps in elevation around bends with decent sight lines.

The main dangers are deer, bear, and cracking around a blind corner to eat an RV bumper. Lots of terrified tourists, very few police except in Parksville, Port Alberni, and Tofino entrance and exits.

Inclement weather as well... this is a rainforest with coastal storms and fog and a high-ish mountain pass. Not for winter!!

An amazing ride, and the land and ocean are spectacular to see, with enough changes in the kind of riding and scenery to keep an ADD kindergartner occupied.


Motorcycle Traveller Avatar Image