Spend a few hours cycling along Vancouver’s scenic beaches with epic water, city, and mountain views. With this self-guided bike tour, visit the sprawling grounds of the UBC campus and check out the sights. Explore your choice of cultural attractions and gardens including the Museum of Anthropology, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, UBC Rose Garden, First Nations Longhouse, and the Nitobe Memorial Garden. It’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon getting to know Vancouver by bike.

Portions of this bike ride are uphill, so an e-bike is recommended if you don’t regularly cycle up-hill.

Click the photo below or scan the QR code to access your map. You’ll get step-by-step directions for your bike ride.

A map showing the route from cycle city to UBC through Kitsilano

Your safety is our top priority! Please use your best judgement and cycling guidelines while following our self-guided tour maps. The route may not reflect real-time road conditions, which may change without notice.

Self-Guided Bike Tour Highlights: Kitsilano to UBC

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Kitsilano to UBC Loop

Embark on an unforgettable self-guided bike tour through Vancouver, starting from Cycle City Tours & Rentals and taking you across the iconic Burrard Bridge into the vibrant Kitsilano neighborhood. Ride along the picturesque waterfront, passing through scenic spots like Jericho Beach, Locarno Beach/Park, and Spanish Banks. Continue along NW Marine Drive to Acadia Beach before exploring the University Endowment Lands where you can visit attractions such as the Nitobe Memorial Garden, Beatty Biodiversity Museum, and UBC Botanical Gardens. For the more adventurous, a detour to Wreck Beach offers a unique experience with its naturalistic setting. Your journey then takes you through the lush trails of Pacific Spirit Park and West Point Grey Park before concluding back at the shop via the Off-Broadway Bikeway.

This self-guided bike tour allows you to explore Vancouver’s stunning beaches, parks, and cultural landmarks at your own pace. It’s perfect for both locals and visitors looking to immerse themselves in the city’s natural beauty and vibrant atmosphere. Whether you’re picnicking at Spanish Banks or discovering the biodiversity at UBC, this tour promises a blend of urban charm and serene landscapes.

Take a Guided Vancouver Bike Tour Instead!

Let us show you around to learn more about our great city. We’ll take care of the details while you enjoy a bike ride around Vancouver’s top sights.

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Need To Store Your Luggage While You Explore Vancouver?

We’ve got you covered! Bike rental guests receive 50% off luggage storage (or free with a guided bike tour)!
Learn more on our Luggage Storage page.

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