Victoria, BC (July 2014) – Toronto Star By Kathryn Folliott
Plenty of properties in bike-friendly cities offer free wheels for sightseeing. Now Victoria’s Magnolia Hotel & Spa has taken things up a notch with its Pedal & Pamper package, combining a two-night stay with a choice of themed bike tours around B.C.’s Garden City. Offered through local bike rental outfit The Pedaler, the tours include the three-hour Beans & Bites, the two-hour Castle, Hoods & Legends and a craft beer tour called Hoppy Hour. New this year, there’s also a four-hour Eat, Drink, Pedal trip that showcases everything from handmade pizza to chocolate truffles to artisan ice cream. The Magnolia’s package includes a tour for two with bicycles and helmets as well as accommodation and continental breakfast. Prices start at $289 per night, double occupancy and based on a two-night stay, for travel July through September. Tour choice must be specified in advance. See the Specials link at magnoliahotel.com.