The Treats in Trek & Treats

West Coast trekking: you hike all day, carrying supplies for a week, then you pitch your tent in a more or less even spot and wish your sleeping bag was half as dry as your freeze-dried meals. Right?

Wrong. Not with Trek & Treats on Salish Shores Discovery Trail.

You hike all day, yes, and make no mistake, just because you’re not on the West Coast Trail doesn’t mean you won’t get a workout; Vancouver Island isn’t flat and 12-20 km each day is a pretty good workout.  

Then you arrive at a quirky/fun/elegant/cozy, and definitely dry, Bed and Breakfast. You’re welcomed by your host, take a hot shower, sit on the deck with a glass of wine and enjoy the view before retiring for a good night's sleep.  Or heading out for dinner in a nearby restaurant, unless of course you've had dinner along the way.

In the morning, you’ll be treated to a scrumptious breakfast, the pride of any self-respecting Bed and Breakfast.  By the time Trek & Treats folks arrive to pick up your luggage and offer you a ride part-way, you’ll be telling us you really don’t want to leave at all.  Check out some of the cool places our guests stay at.

The treats don't end there, though.  You'll also find farm markets, cafes, bakeries and bistros, perhaps even wineries along your route.  Our route descriptions (PDF) tells you what you might find each day - though that's by no means all there is to discover. There are unexpected finds, such as a home-made fudge stand (see photo) and farm stands selling whatever is ripe that week?  You won't even need the wholesome snacks in you trip kit or the welcome packages at your Bed & Breakfast.

We think of trekking as traveling on foot and discovering the area and the people.  It stands to reason that you eat as the locals do, shop where the locals do.  It's all part of the experience. 

Posted by: Administrator Friday Feb 21, 2014 21:43
Categories: Hiking Vancouver Island, Saanich Peninsula, Trek & Treats, Walking Tour | Tags: Bed & Breakfast, bistro, Hiking British Columbia, hiking inn-to-inn, Saanich, Salish Sea, treats, trekking, Victoria, walking tour, West Coast Trail, winery