Tour of the Cowichan Valley, revived.  The original classic, now improved!  Starting in Mill Bay, around Shawnigan Lake, and onto the Cowichan Valley Trail (hard-pack gravel) to the first control at the Kinsol Trestle, at one time the highest railway trestle in the British Commonwealth.  Back onto pavement through Shawnigan Lake, Cobble Hill, Cowichan Station and out to Glenora and the second control.  Into Duncan, and out towards Lake Cowichan, the route takes new (to this brevet) roads of Barnjum and Riverbottom, staying closer to the Cowichan River.  Through Lake Cowichan and dropping down Meade Creek Rd through the UBC demonstration forest, and onto Youbou, and control 3 at Arbutus Park.  Back through Lake Cowichan and onto the hard-pack gravel Cowichan Valley Trail towards Duncan.  Leaving the trail at Tansor, heading north with a small amount of highway, to control 4 at Sicker, and icecream or fresh fruit.  Taking Richard's Trail and into Maple Bay, following Quamichan Lake to Tzouhalem, and onto Cowichan Bay and Control 5 at the Robert Service Memorial.  Around Cherry Point, past vineyards, and back to the start.  Most of this route is on backroads or trail, with less than 10km of highway.  The route wanders aruond lakes, past farms, with mountain and ocean views, past orchards and vineyards.  The roads are a little busier than 33 years ago when we first ran this brevet, but the Cowichan Valley is still beautiful, and mostly quiet.