Leaving Downtown Sooke, you proceed west bound on westcoast road. Spectacular coastal views. Two parks, French Beach and China Beach, are along this stretch to get off the bike and enjoy the scenic ocean. Once at Port Renfrew, the Coastal Kitchen Cafe offers the best local produce and food. When you leave Port Renfrew towards Cowichan, you might see elk, deer and the odd Black bear. Some clear cut logging does ruin the pristine wilderness but there is a lot of beauty and clear streams to see. not many places to pull over to take pics. Once through Cowichan,you proceed to DUncan, the city of totems, then down the #1 highway to Goldstream to possibly see the salmon run. then through Langford and if you want, back to Sooke. Total distance is about244 Kms. There is no gas supply in Port Renfrew so plan ahead
Just a great ride! Lots of corners and just enough straights to get by slow traffic if you
e on the throttle hard. Wildlife warning, this is remote country. Great new pavement on the Whistler half of the road but old nasty pavement complete with frost heaves on the interior half of the route. Lots of great picnic spots along the way next to lakes and rivers. Corners can be tight so you have to stay alert. Can be dicey in heavy rain or early/late season with slippery sections in the shade.
A great ride though. Good pubs/restaurants at each end to warm up in. Gas at each end but nothing along the way.
Really nice views, some nice corners, road narrow in places, so use caution.
This is a great ride along the coast and through the forest. Road surface varies but generally okay. Watch for wildlife, deer, bear etc. Can be cold with ocean breeze. Some nice rivers to stop at and relax with a sandwich. Pub and a couple of restaurnats in Port Renfrew. NO GAS along route. If you are stuck you can get some gas at the marina in Renfrew but it is off the beaten track.
A great ride out to the tip of the Olympic Peninsula. Beautiful coastal scenery and amazing views if you hike out to the tip of the park at the end of the road. See pics below.