On a lazy Sunday morning, we leisurely woke up, had breakfast and walked to Spicy Sports to rent a bike to take the Valley Trail in Whistler. The trail well paved, greenery flanking on either side of the trail, it was serene and we were idly biking. With a trail map in hand, we biked towards Lost Lake. With a name like Lost Lake, one would assume it would be impossible to find. We found it nevertheless :). We relaxed on the green meadows by the Lost Lake, watching people doing the same and kids playing in the lake.
The trail around the lake is filled with glorious scenery and gorgeous view of the trees, beautiful lake and snow-clad mountains canvassing the background.
We continued biking on the Valley Trail and reached the Green Lake, also a place where seaplanes take off to Vancouver and Victoria. A detour of the trail took to the most amazing place I have ever seen. The trail was so narrow and the vegetation so thick that sunlight hardly pierces into the trail. And then narrow trail opens up to a sandy beach with no soul in sight. A huge sandy area from where we could see the entire Green lake. Felt like we had the entire lake to ourselves!
After biking around a few beautiful golf courses, we reached the Meadows Park. We parked our bikes, sat on one of the rocks and watched the stream lazily flowing by. That was one of my most placid moments. Imagine sitting on one of the boulders by a stream, with glacier covered mountains far behind, greenery all around and the only sound you hear is the flow of the stream. Mind-blowing!
The trail ended near the Whistler Village and we were so ready for something to munch on. The long line outside Cow’s ice-creams drew our attention and after sampling a couple of flavors, we got the Gooey-Mooey and Pralines & Cream. Holy cow, the cool named ice creams were darn delicious.
It was also nice to see the Olympic Rings structure that was put up to commemorate the 2010 Whistler Olympic Plaza. After returning the bikes, we spent the rest of the evening ambling around the cute and lively Whistler Village.