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TULIP TOUR - SAT, APR 8 2017, SUN, APR 9 2017, MON, APR 10 2017, TUE, APR 11 2017, WED, APR 12 2017, THU, APR 13 2017, FRI, APR 14 2017, SAT, APR 15 2017, SUN, APR 16 2017, MON, APR 17 2017, TUE, APR 18 2017

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You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership and event costs down).

The Basics:
Event Type:Multi-Day Road
Event Location:Tour starts/ends at Victoria Airport
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 8 2017, Sun, Apr 9 2017, Mon, Apr 10 2017, Tue, Apr 11 2017, Wed, Apr 12 2017, Thu, Apr 13 2017, Fri, Apr 14 2017, Sat, Apr 15 2017, Sun, Apr 16 2017, Mon, Apr 17 2017, Tue, Apr 18 2017  10:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Mar 23 2017 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:11 days
Event Distance:450 km
Difficulty Rating:D3: Intermediate
Trip Coordinator(s): Don Hollingshead
You must be logged in to get the Trip Coordinator contact information.
Member Cost:CAD $1,249.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 13 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:35
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:22
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 34 registered, 0 waiting or not paid yet. (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)


An 11 day loop tour starting and ending in Sidney BC.

Route highlights include the

    • San Juan Islands (4 days),
    • Skagit Valley tulip fields during the annual tulip festival (2 days)
    • Olympic Peninsula, Galloping Goose and Lochside trail systems, Victoria (5 days)
  • 8 -10 ferry connections
  • Baggage shuttle
  • Double occupancy hotels (with single option)
To accommodate the sometimes hilly geography and many view points, side attractions (art galleries, cafe's, beaches, etc.) and early season fitness levels, the suggested daily itineraries involve moderate distances of 40-70 km/day.

Required Items to Bring:
  • passport
  • out of country travel insurance
  • well maintained bike (geared for hilly terrain)
(A complete packing list will be provided to participants in the trip orientation material.)

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen
  • rain gear
  • healthy appetite
  • comfortable attire for evening pubing and seaside walks


The registration fee is for a room shared with one other participant. If you would prefer your own room for an additional fee, a payment link for this option will be sent via email once you register.  

Have your bike transported back and forth from Calgary to Sidney if you are flying.  Bike shuttle available for up to 10 registrants (additional fee for this service).  A payment link for this option will be sent via email once you register.

All participants must have their own out of country medical insurance and, of course, a valid passport as most of this tour takes place in the U.S..

Payment is via credit card (Visa or MC) using the club's online payment system.

A pre-trip meeting/pot-luck social will be held on Saturday Mar 25.

Don Hollingshead

(403) 289-7061

- Registration is NOT COMPLETE until you've signed up and paid by the registration cut off date. The money must be in the EVCC's possession by that date. No exceptions.
- When a minimum group size appears, this is to let you know that the event will be cancelled with refunds to those who have already paid, if the minimum number of registered participants is not met. For any events where EVCC needs a minimum number of participants, there will be absolutely no refunds of money if you or your guest(s) cancel.
- Most club rides include city streets, secondary roads and or major highways. The club encourages members to follow the rules of the road at all times while participating in EVCC events.
- Riders must be aware that cycling, while enjoyable and great exercise, carries some risks including injury and death. Riders must be alert for hazardous conditions/situations throughout the course of a ride. If at any time a rider thinks a ride is unsafe, or feels unsafe, the rider should quit the ride.
- Details of this event are subject to change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify the club at

Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:CAD $1,249.00/Person
Cost Includes:Hotels, ferries, gear shuttle, maps, experienced coordinator/mechanic.
Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the EVCC on Thu, Mar 23 2017.
Make a Payment:Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please read the following Cancellation Policy carefully!

Cancellation Policy

Once your deposit/payment has been received, a cancellation fee of $25 will be deducted from your refund, regardless of when you cancel up to 45 days from the tour departure.

Up to 45 days prior to tour departure: Full refund minus the $25 cancellation fee. 44 - 30 days prior to tour departure: 50% refund.

Less than 30 days, no refund.

Note: If a paying replacement is found to take your place, then you will receive a full refund minus the $25 automatic cancellation fee. In the unlikely event that the tour is entirely cancelled, your payment will be fully refunded.

Costs such as air-line tickets, costs incurred due to travel delays, flight cancellations or illness and related costs incurred by a member but not included in the EVCC trip fee are not refundable by the EVCC. Members are advised to purchase their own travel cancellation insurance.


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