2014 Motorcycle Tours

At Coastline, we are dedicated to the discovery of new and exciting outdoor adventures on motorcycles. From all-inclusive, luxury tours to daily and weekly rentals, tours of shorter or longer duration, we cover it all! Wherever the roads are paved and a comfy bed at the end of the day exists.... we'll get you there! On this page you'll see the three of the best tours that we have to offer, but we're always challenged to develop new ones, especially from returning customers. If you don't see what you'd like to do, simply ask us about other possibilities.

Wild Canada West Tour - 10 Days and Nights


Revised for 2014, experience the best of both BC and Alberta on this epic ten day adventure! After leaving scenic Vancouver, your route takes you up to one of Canada's best resorts in the town of Whistler. Continue along the "Gold rush trail" to Kelowna and head into the Kooteny Mountain Region to soak your feet in the relaxing Ainsworth Hot Springs. Prepare yourself for the breathtaking views of world famous Banff and Lake Louise. Head North along the Icefields Parkway and be amazed by prehistoric glaciers. Don't hurt your neck when staring at the towering Mt. Robson. Nearing the end of your trip notice the diversity in landscapes as you travel into the arid desert regions around Kamloops before making your final ride into coastal Vancouver.

Read Colin Beruldse's report on the Wild Canada West Tour

Tour Details

Day 1 - Arrive in Vancouver:
The tour arrives in Vancouver the day before departure. If arriving early enough, bikes are collected and then back to hotel. Alternatively, bikes can be collected the next morning.

Day 2 - Vancouver to Whistler – 160km/100mi:
A nice easy day to break in your motorcycle. Travel through Stanley Park and over the Lion’s Gate Bridge. Follow Highway 99, The Sea to Sky Highway, for an exciting ride up to Whistler. An interesting stop is at the Britannia Mining Museum. You’ll pass through Squamish and Brackendale. Arrive in Whistler and enjoy the many amenities this resort town has to offer.

Day 3 - Whistler to Kelowna - 415km/260mi:
After check out, continue north on 99 through Pemberton and begin a series of interesting switch backs for a dramatic climb into the mountains. As you work your way past the Coast Range Mountains to Kelowna you will be traveling through cowboy country. Rolling hills and the odd cattle ranch will be what you see before you enter Kelowna.

Day 4 - Kelowna to Ainsworth Hot Springs - 375km/230mi:
As you leave Kelowna, the rolling hills transform into the towering peaks and the green forests of the Kootenay Mountain region. This area is famous for a large number of ski resorts, many breweries, and fertile land for growing fruit. Prepare yourself to enjoy the relaxing Ainsworth Hot Springs.

Day 5 - Day 5: Ainsworth Hot Springs to Revelstoke - 220km/135mi:
Get ready to experience one of the best roads that BC has to offer. You will be traveling both by road and by lake ferry, sometimes you need to make that extra effort to find those unforgettable roads. The end of the day will bring you to Revelstoke, a picturesque ski town.

Day 6 - Revelstoke to Banff - 330km/205mi:
Say goodbye to Revelstoke and get ready to ride the storied Kicking Horse Pass. The road to Revelstoke winds through the narrow valleys that helped link together Trans Canada Railway. You will experience enough switchbacks to make you dizzy.

Day 7 - Second day in Banff:
The surrounding area in world famous Banff has much to offer during your rest days. You can enjoy walking around the busy tourist town or take shorter day trips to a number of different viewpoints. You have the option to visit a number of towns in the surrounding area, lots of great riding is at your fingertips.

Day 8 - Banff to Mount Robson - 375km/235mi:
By now you should be an expert at navigating the Canadian Rockies. From Banff you will pass through the breathtaking Ice Fields Parkway on your way to Jasper. If the skies are clear you will be greeted by the towering Mt. Robson at the end of your day.

Day 9 - Mount Robson to Kamloops - 370km/230mi:
Today you travel South following the Thompson River and the Canadian National Railway line. Wild country and gently sweeping highways. Plenty of wildlife and spectacular scenery. Notice the stark contrast in terrain as you travel into the arid region that surrounds Kamloops.

Day 10 - Kamloops to Vancouver - 450km/280mi:
SDepart from Kamloops and follow the "Gold rush trail" of the late 1800's. Through the famous Fraser River Canyon from Cache Creek to Hope with stops at Spenches Bridge and the famous "Hell's Gate Canyon", before heading West on the Trans Canada Highway on your final leg before Vancouver

The Vancouver Island Totem Tour - 8 Days and Nights


Revised for 2014. Pristine wilderness, wildlife and some of the most spectacular scenery in the world are yours to experience on Cycle BC's "Totem Tour". Vancouver Island lies westward of the mainland of British Columbia. Running southeast to northwest a distance of some 650 km's and at the widest, from east to west about 200 km's. Easily accessed from cities such as Seattle or Vancouver by ferry or air travel, the Island is a jewel in the Pacific.

Tour Details

Day 1 - Arrive in Vancouver:
The tour arrives in Vancouver the day before departure. If arriving early enough, bikes are collected and then back to hotel. Alternatively, bikes can be collected the next morning.

Day 2 - Vancouver to Powell River - 175km/105mi:
On day two you will get to experience the best of what British Columbia has to offer, the mountains and the sea. You will cross the famed Lions Gate Bridge, look straight ahead to see the two lions head peaks which give the bridge its name. A short ferry ride brings you to the Sunshine Coast for an exciting ride up to Powell River.

Day 3 - Powell River to Telegraph Cove - 300km/185mi:
Catch the ferry from Powell River to Comox. You will head North through Campbell River, the last major town before continuing up the island. As you journey out of town you will be greeted wide open wilderness. The northern region of Vancouver Island is a special place, due to the abundant wild and marine life that thrives along the coast. The area is home to orca whales, as well as humpback, grey and Minke whales, seals, sea lions, Pacific white-sided dolphins, sea otters, porpoises, salmon, eagles, black bear, Roosevelt elk, deer and cougars inhabit the region. Tours are available to mainland inlets to see grizzly bears.

Day 4 - Telegraph Cove- Campbell River - 200km/120mi:
Begin your day with a 3 hour whale watching tour and then continue down to Campbell River. Nestled on the east coast of central Vancouver Island. Long known as the "Salmon Capital of the World" and more recently as an adventure and eco-tourism hub, Campbell River is a great place to experience BC’s natural surroundings.

Day 5 - Campbell River to Courtenay (via Gold River) - 270km/170mi:
Today you will travel across the island to be rewarded with views of the wide open Pacific Ocean. You will travel to the small community of Gold River, before turning around for a climb into the mountains. In the afternoon to will be treated with a stop at the top of Mt. Washington, Vancouver Island’s largest winter ski resort. Ocean views and mountain vistas will keep you entertained throughout the day.

Day 6 - Courtenay to Tofino - 225km/140mi:
So far you have traveled Vancouver Island the Northern part of the island, time to head west to experience one of our favourite places on Earth, Tofino. Today you will drive from Port Alberni to Tofino on the Pacific Rim Highway which has breathtaking views and awe-inspiring landscapes. This stretch of highway is one of best motorcycle roads on the island. The highway can become narrow at points, be careful about passing and watch out for camper vans.

Day 7 - Tofino to Victoria - 315km/195mi:
Well we hope you enjoyed your time in Tofino. Unfortunately, there is only one way back. The good thing is that the ride always seems different going in the opposite direction. Today you will be travelling East and then head south. The vast majority of Vancouver Island’s population lives on the South end of the island. You will notice the city centers grow as you work your way down island.

Day 8 - Victoria to Vancouver - 80km/50mi:
Welcome to Victoria! This little city has a lot of charm. Today you will be traveling to a BC ferry terminal and taking the boat back to Vancouver. Remember that motorcycles load first, so if there are long lineups, you will be directed to move up to the front. The trip over to the mainland is one and a half hours.

Best of Both Tour - 10 Days and Nights


The "Best of Both" tour is a combination of highlights from "Wild Canada West" and "The Totem Tour" of Vancouver Island. Five days into the Interior of B.C. and four and a half days on The Island. This is a perfect way to enjoy the many different landscapes that B.C. has to offer.

Tour Details

Day 1 - Arrive in Vancouver:
The tour arrives in Vancouver the day before departure. If arriving early enough, bikes are collected and then back to hotel. Alternatively, bikes can be collected the next morning.

Day 2 - Vancouver to Kelowna - 450km/280mi:
Leaving Vancouver heading east, once you get out of the city limits and pass Hope we start quite a wonderful ascent into the Cascades Mountains. After a few stops for photos you quietly drop down sweeping corners into the Okanagan Valley, land of lakes and orchards.

Day 3 - Kelowna to Ainsworth - 375km/235mi:
As you leave Kelowna the surrounding landscape is fairly flat and arid, a sharp contrast to the towering peaks and green forest you will soon be riding through. You will soon enter the heart of the Kootenay's mountain region. This area is famous for a large number of ski resorts, many breweries, and fertile land for growing fruit.

Day 4 - Ainsworth to Vernon - 300km/185mi:
Heading north on a fifty mile stretch with about a hundred corners. This is one of our favourite roads with a great view of the Monashee Glacier. After the Glacier you continue north to Nakusp, a great place to stop for lunch. Continue south to a relaxing ferry crossing making your way to our stop at Vernon. Another spectacular day.

Day 5 - Vernon to Whistler - 400km/250mi:
Our day starts off riding through cattle lands and gently rising hills reaching the charming town of Falkland. After leaving Falkland you make your way to Lillooet where the real drama begins, get ready for the endless twisties of the Duffy Lake pass. After Duffy Lake you descend down into the Pemberton Valley and make your way to the world class resort town of Whistler.

Day 6 - Whistler to Campbell River - 300km/185mi:
LLeaving Whistler south on Sea to Sky Highway you stop at the BC Ferries terminal at Horseshoe Bay to catch the sailing to Nanaimo. Motorcycles are first to load and unload, very civilized. From Nanaimo you head north riding through the Comox Valley, ending at the town of Campbell River.

Day 7 - Campbell River to Telegraph Cove - 200km/125mi:
Campbell River is the last major town before continuing up the island. When you journey out of town you will be greeted wide open wilderness. The northern region of Vancouver Island is a special place, due to the abundant wild and marine life that thrives along the coast. The area is home to orca whales, as well as humpback, grey and Minke whales, seals, sea lions, Pacific white-sided dolphins, sea otters, porpoises, salmon, eagles, black bear, Roosevelt elk, deer and cougars inhabit the region. Tours are available to mainland inlets to see grizzly bears.

Day 8 - Campbell River to Tofino - 225km/140mi:
So far you have traveled Vancouver Island the Northern part of the island, time to head west to experience one of our favourite places on Earth, Tofino. Today you will drive from Port Alberni to Tofino on the Pacific Rim Highway which has breathtaking views and awe-inspiring landscapes. This stretch of highway is one of best motorcycle roads on the island. The highway can become narrow at points, be careful about passing and watch out for camper vans.

Day 9 - Tofino to Victoria - 315km/200mi:
Well we hoped you enjoyed your time in Tofino. Unfortunately, there is only one way back. The good thing is that the ride always seems different, going in the opposite direction. Today you will be travelling back across and then head South. The vast majority of Vancouver Island’s population lives on the South end of the island. You will notice the city centers grow as you work your way South.

Day 10 - Victoria to Vancouver - 80km/50mi:
We hope you have enjoyed your stay in Victoria. This little city has a lot of charm. Today you will be traveling to a BC ferry terminal and taking the boat back to Vancouver. Remember that motorcycles load first, so if there are long lineups, just cut in line. The trip over to the mainland is one and a half hours.

Included in self-guided tours:
The motorcycle (insured) with all mileage on tour, all night's accommodations in charming resorts and hotels with breakfast daily. Dinners at Mount Robson on Wild Canada West.

Whale watching cruise at Telegraph Cove on “The Best of Both” and Vancouver Island “Totem Tour”.

As well we will provide you with a complete and easy to follow Day Planner which includes maps, each day's mileages, alternate routes (where possible), the best places to eat, interesting side trips and much more!

Please note our tours are recommended for seasoned riders.

Guided tours require a minimum six rooms, single or shared. Please e-mail for full details.

Pricing:
For current pricing and booking details, please contact us.

12% HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) applies to all pricing details.

The months of July, August and early September are the optimum weather times for “Wild Canada West” and mid June through September for “The Best of Both” tours. The Vancouver Island “Totem Tour”, from mid May through September. Historically, we are always very busy during these times so we urge you to book your tour as soon as possible to avoid disappointment