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trail run

Explore Victoria's great running routes

trail run

Explore Victoria's great running routes

Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English
trail run

Explore Victoria's great running routes

trail run

Explore Victoria's great running routes

Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We'll meet at the parking lot of a beautiful regional park (I can also provide transportation for a minimum of 2 people within Victoria) and walk a short distance to a beach where there are washroom facilities. Here I will explain the details of the running route, what to expect along the way in terms of running surfaces and terrain, and distances to key points and photo stops (you'll want to capture the many spectacular lake and mountain views!) Our run begins with an easy (and mostly flat!) lakeshore trail before branching out to include a variety of beautiful west coast terrains. Runners will love the delightful, undulating single track technical trails that weave through the forest and moss-covered meadows. The trail will wind through stands of Arbutus, Douglas fir, Garry Oak, a variety of flora and hidden vistas that open to rocky knolls and scenic mountain and lake views that only locals will know. The run will last one hour, and will include a total of 20 minutes of uphill running, with the remainder being flat or downhill. We'll stop for pictures and a water/stretch break at several scenic vistas. We'll end the run at the lakeside (by the washroom facilities), then walk a short distance back to the parking lot to cool down.

Your host

Learn more about Michael

Michael

Welcome to Victoria, the Running Mecca of Canada! As a long time local of this beautiful city, Michael was probably running before he was born. He has raced everything from track and cross country, to relays, road races and marathons. However his love of running is not about racing so much as exploring... the joy of discovering what lies around the next corner, over the next hill, down the next lane. Michael is an experienced running coach, and has degrees in Human Performance and Chiropractic. Let his passion for running and intimate knowledge of the best trail and road routes in the Victoria area help you create a truly memorable running experience!

What's included

Food
A snack and water bottle will be provided. Please advise if you have allergies for the snack.
Transport
Pick up and drop off is available upon request 24 hours in advance. A minimum of 2 people is needed for this service.
Equipment
A small running pack is available upon request. Photos can also be taken and made available to each participant following the…

Where you'll be

Our runs explore the multitude of intertwining trails that only locals know at Thetis Lake Regional Park. As a local and long time runner in the Victoria area, I know the best running trails and scenic outlooks in this outstanding park. Home to delicate spring wildflowers, Garry oak and Arbutus ecosystems, Douglas-fir forest and a beautiful lake for swimming & picnicing, this park offers some of the most spectacular running to be found anywhere.

Availability

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 14 and up can attend. This trail run is planned for one hour. However, I can accommodate runners of all levels and am happy to take novice runners on shorter runs at a pace that's comfortable for them. The only requirement is the…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

Dry clothes to change into after your run; water bottle with water; any food you may need; camera or phone. Bring a towel for swimming after the run if the weather is hot!

More tips

Please note: I can pick you up, or meet you at the start of the run. Be sure to email me 24 hours in advance of your run if you require transportation. Please indicate your running level (beginner, intermediate, advanced-with average run distances) so I can plan a route to best suit your ability.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Michael
Explore Victoria's great running routes
New experience
From $54/person
New experience
From $54/person