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Cycle Tour the Olympic Peninsula · Fri. Apr. 6th - Mon. Apr. 9th

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Organized by: Maria Markov.

Start: Friday, Apr. 6th
End: Monday, Apr. 9th, 11:58 pm

Description:

Note: This trip is self-propelled. No cars required. You will need to get to Tsawwassen with your bike and gear though.

Required Gear:

  • US travel document
  • Bicycle
  • Panniers or other method of carying things on a bike
  • Bathing suit (hot springs are not nudist friendly)

Itinerary:

Friday: Ferry across, cycle the Lochside Trail to downtown Victoria, Ferry to the Olympic Peninsula, camp
Saturday--Sunday: Cycle to the jutting-out spit thingy which is also the westernmost point of the mainland US; visit hot springs; hike in the park.
Monday: ferry to Victoria, afternoon tea at the Empress in dirty bike clothes, head back along Lochside trail, ferry to Tsawwassen

 

Ferry Times & Costs

Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay -- $16.85 -- At least every 2hrs starting 7am daily

Victoria to Port Angeles -- $23 -- 10:30 AM, 4:00 PM daily

Port Angeles to Victoria -- $23 -- 8:20 AM, 2:00 PM daily

Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen -- $16.85 -- At least every 2hrs starting 7am daily

Other costs

Olympic Park Entrance Fee -- $5/person

Hot Springs day use fee Adults $12.25. Pool open 9am to 8pm.

We are probably not doing the following, unless everyone likes spending money:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Empress_%28hotel%29#Afternoon_tea_at_The_Empress

Snow

There have been concerns about snow on the roads. These concerns are apparently totally valid in some parts of Olympic Park. The plan is to ask at the Visitor Center and not encounter any snow, or just deal with it VOC style (ie pretend like it's not a problem): no amount of snow will prevent me from getting to these hot springs.

Posted: 2012-04-03 17:07:26
Last modified: 2012-04-04 12:37:54