So, I’ve just asked Google Maps to plan me a route from Toronto to Vancouver by bicycle…..the response that came back said ‘none available’.
In imagined brackets it also said “Are you crazy lady?!”
The short answer is probably yes.
I’m assuming something close to the above approximate distance though, with an estimated time frame of 2-2.5 months.
That aside, I am so excited. Canada is an unfathomably large land mass (to someone from the UK). It is beautiful, vast, wild, full if changing scenery and topography and to date, populated with some if the friendliest people I’ve ever met.
I can’t wait to get on my bicycle and to start exploring. My Planned departure date is on or around Sunday 28th July. Most of the organising is now done and I’m keen to be underway.
I’ll post my next entry just before I leave, but I’m looking forward to keeping in touch with everyone, so keep those emails coming, will be thinking of you all.
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Until then, and for interest, my trip itinerary is roughly as follows:………..Toronto to Tobermory via Caledon, Markdale, Owen Sound.Manatoulin Island, Espanola, Sault St Marie, Lake Superior.Thunder Bay to Winnipeg via Fort Frances and Kenora.South of the Trans Canada to Regina via Minnedosa and Virden, then on to Calgary via Moose Jaw, Swift Current and Drumheller. Canmore, Lake Louise and across the Rockies by Kicking Horse pass and Rogers Pass before beginning the home straight through Kelowna, around the Okanaga Lakes to take the Manning Park route through the coast mountains to Hope. Finally following the Fraser river into Vancouver for a celebration 🙂
Looks easy on paper!