One of the world's hidden tourist jewels - a secret road journey. The perfect one-day drive.You will visit West Coast beaches and parks, world famous ancient forests and mammoth trees. A superb winery, an aboriginal reserve, a raptor park, and a wonderful river bathing site. This self guided tour will take you from the East Coast of Vancouver Island, through the mountains of Lake Cowichan, along the West Coast and back to your origin. Along the way you can enjoy restaurants, spectacular scenery and quaint shops in the unique coastal communities. The journey starts and ends at the wonderful new Oak Bay Beach Hotel.Brought to you by Athlone Travel in the Oak Bay village. Take a virtual tour by clicking on the recommended "rest points" below. BUT I think you will agree it's time to get away from your computer and experience the REAL world - get on your bike and hit the road. 299 km taking 5hrs 54 mins by car.