Travel Deal: Discover Victoria’s treasures with Magnolia Hotel & Spa’s Bikes & Beacon Package

Travel Deal: Discover Victoria’s treasures with Magnolia Hotel & Spa’s Bikes & Beacon Package

Victoria, BC (August 11, 2015 – Lipstick Lifestyle)

Victoria, BC is one of my fave destinations for a getaway, and I visit several times a year.Victoria by Bike Package at Magnolia Hotel & Spa

For those who don’t know this charming city, Victoria boasts some of Canada’s  best museums, historic landmarks, top-notch dining, and stunning gardens – there’s really something to pique the interest of all. Oh, and I mustn’t forget to tell you that Victoria was names the third friendliest city on the world by Conde Nast Traveler readers in 2014. Pretty impressive, right?

If you’re considering planning a vacation or a mini break to this must-visit destination, now is the time to go…

Discover the twist of Victoria’s historic streets, secret foodie finds, city parks and hidden viewpoints with Magnolia Hotel and Spa‘s Bikes & Beacon package, available August 15 to October 15, 2015.

With an overnight stay at Victoria’s leading boutique hotel and the use of Magnolia’s Norco  city bicycles, guests will be well-equipped to explore Victoria’s charming neighborhoods with a self-guided trail map, specially curated by the Magnolia Hotel and Spa’s team. Take in the picturesque lakes and wooded glades of Beacon Hill Park; beautiful heritage garden’s at St. Anne’s Academy; Cook Street Village for artisan coffee roasters and clothing boutiques ; and striking vistas of the Olympic Mountains  from Dallas Road.

While exploring Beacon Hill Park, set up lakeside and indulge in a delicious picnic prepared by Chef Aaron Lawrence  from Catalano Restaurant and Cicchetti Bar. Chef’s favourite picnic goodies include a grilled chicken sandwich with tomato, double smoked bacon and arugula ($15 per person*) or locally produced salumi, cheese, house-made bread and pickled vegetables ($28 per person*), all packed and ready to go in a backpack-style hamper. Take the hotel’s GoPro camera along for the ride and capture highlights of your biking adventures.

“Our Bikes and Beacon package introduces our new curated trails program of biking and walking routes, encouraging our values guests to experience both the Victoria we all know and love, as well as the Victoria you wouldn’t expect,” says Bill Lewis, Manager at the Magnolia Hotel & Spa. “By combining some of our favourite secret spots in the city with a few of the more familiar tourist attractions, we were able to create a spectacular, tailored adventure for our guests.”

The Magnolia Hotel & Spa team plans launch further curated self-guided trails, helping guests to explore the lesser-known neighborhoods, and the hotel team’s favourite stops and sights along the way. Next stop, cocktails and craft beers, followed by Halloween Haunts (I’ve been on a Halloween Haunt and it was amazing!)

The Bikes & Beacon Package includes a one-night stay at the Magnolia Hotel & Spa, continental breakfast and complimentary use of the hotel bicycles and GoPro camera. prices start from $259 per night (August and September stays) and $179 for (October 1-15). For more details ot to book your stay, contact Magnolia Hotel & Spa at 1-877-624-6654 or visit www.magnoliahotel.com.

*Please pre-order your picnic a minimum of 24 hours in advance by emailing info@magnoliahotel.com.