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Day 12 – Tofino to Port Alberni

14,820 ft
Climb Elevation

Start Time: 06:00
Arrival Time: 18:45
Saddle Time: 12.75 hrs

If I can still sit on a bike after the previous day’s ride, I have to contend with another day off-road for much of it for lots of miles and even more climbs!

I’ll make my way across to Ucluelet, the other side of the Pacific Rim National Park where I’ll head onto logging roads and back onto the Pacific Rim Highway where I can laugh at the climbs that broke me the day before (and cry at the sections I freewheeled down too).  It will be a long slog having to stop and let traffic pass on narrow corners and switchbacks.

Once on logging roads again, I’ll circle road the awkard route to Port Alberni.  Here I’ll encounter a 35% climb which will be nearly impossible to maintain on a bike with all my gear on.

Again, I’ll rock up into my destination late and hope to meet up with some local cyclists who have given me advice on the area.