Reasons for cycling:
- Save on Ferry fares
- No parking problems
The nitty gritty:
Total Tour route is usually about 34 kms of which 8 kms are on gravel roads. Gravel road could be avoided almost entirely by omitting two Gardens (not recommended). There are also some longer gravel driveways of up to 500 m each.
Bring your lunch – meal services are only available in ‘downtown’ Denman.
The Denman Island Home & Garden Tour is welcoming cyclists as a way of supporting human-powered, emissions-free and health-enhancing transportation.
Cyclists are invited to enter their names, on the day of the tour, in a free draw for fabulous prizes! In 2013 we had 108 people enter our prize draw and we hope and expect to exceed that number of cyclists this year, turning Denman Island into cycletopia for the weekend. The visible presence of many cyclists added a much-appreciated “green transportation” value to the Tour, which raises money for conservation on the island. The Island now has an all-purpose trail alongside a substantial part of Denman Road which offers cyclists a safer, more tranquil (though slower) option.
This year’s Tour, which takes place June 10 and 11, includes a local food farm, spectacular waterfront homes, Denman’s first commercial vineyard, soaring views and cozy hollows, and a Tiny house.