Bicycle Tours Canada

Prince Edward Island

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Irish-green fields, stunning red cliffs, and sparkling blue waves characterize the maritime landscape in Canada’s smallest province. Much of our cycling route hugs the ocean along the Blue Heron Drive, named for the statuesque birds that frequent the area. Perfect biking temperatures and refreshing sea air make summer cycling a breeze. You’ll enjoy plenty of off-bike delights too, from an evening of Maritime theatre to the endless dunes and beaches of the National Park—not to mention PEI’s world famous mussels!

Prefer to bike independently? Check out our self-guided PEI Canada bike tour.
  • Highlights
  • Itinerary
  • Trip Feedback
  • What's Included
  • Relaxed seaside cycling, including the Confederation Trail and the Homestead Nature Trail
  • Community lobster supper—a PEI tradition!
  • Visit Lucy Maude Montgomery’s homestead
  • Shore walk and birding talk with an island naturalist
  • Biking in PEI National Park
  • Overnight stay at venerable Dalvay-by-the-Sea, a National Historic Site
  • Private guided tour of historic Charlottetown, the “Birthplace of Canada”
  • Evening of theater or music at the Victoria Playhouse

Day 1: Late morning transfer from Charlottetown Airport to the cozy seaside village and arts enclave of Victoria-by-the-Sea, originally an 18th-century English landlord’s estate. Our warm-up spin along the shore ends with an “educational” stop at the Island Chocolates Company! Welcome dinner and two-night stay at a charming Victorian-era inn. (0, 6, or 15 mi.)

Day 2: Cycle past scenic coves, lighthouses, and Provincial Parks along Northumberland Strait. At Fort Amherst National Historic Park, our picnic site boasts a panoramic view of Charlottetown Harbor. The long ride option loops back to Victoria through the rolling green fields of New Argyle. This evening we’ll take in the show at the intimate Victoria Playhouse, a true island experience. (24, 40, or 48 mi.)

Day 3: Follow the Blue Heron Drive along the south coast (with a great view of the Confederation Bridge) en route to our harborfront hotel in Summerside. In the afternoon, learn about PEI's French heritage at Le Musée Acadian in nearby Miscouche. The long option loops through the Région Acadienne with views of Grand River and Malpeque Bay, famous for its local oysters. Free night for dinner; those who wish can take in a local ceilidh at the Celtic College of Piping!(27, 39, or 53 mi.)

Day 4: Ride through the rolling green farmland of the interior to the Gulf of St. Lawrence. If the view at the Southwest River doesn’t stop you, the fresh blueberry pie probably will! In Cavendish, a warm welcome awaits us at Kindred Spirits Country Inn. Anne of Green Gables fans can visit Lucy Maud Montgomery’s homestead before we join in a PEI tradition, a community lobster supper. (33 or 39 mi.)

Day 5: Our coastal route begins on a scenic nature trail in the National Park, and follows the cliffs of Cavendish to the fishing village of North Rustico for lunch. Continue Gulfside to Dalvay-by-the-Sea Resort, where our grand hotel overlooks twenty-five miles of dunes and beaches in the National Park. The Dunes Studio Gallery provides an artistic backdrop for tonight’s dinner. (28, 35, or 40 mi.)

Day 6: Learn about shore ecology and sight cormorants and osprey on a morning nature walk with an island naturalist. Afterward, bike along the National Seashore, with a stop at the picturesque harbor at Tracadie Wharf. The Confederation Trail leads to the 19th-century heart of Charlottetown, where local period players will guide our private walking tour of the Historic District. Farewell celebration and four-star overnight at The Great George. (25 or 31 mi.)

Day 7: Mid-morning transfer to Charlottetown Airport.

"I loved this trip! The trip exceeded my expectations and the guides were fabulous."
- J.N., California

"PEI is a beautiful location for a cycling tour...the weather was great, the people friendly, and the guides were terrific. We had a lot of fun!
- A.B., Missouri

“Fantastic for first-time cyclists. Great beaches, friendly isle folks, superb food, and surprisingly cultural!”
– G.G., Quebec

“What a great variety of experiences: from biking to music, history, nature, gourmet dining, and even shopping!”
– D.B., Massachusetts

“It felt like a true immersion into the geography and culture of PEI. A great surprise—I had no idea PEI would offer so many never-ending, beautiful water vistas.”
– S.H., California

“We loved the entire experience—the island, the weather, the leaders, the guests, the accommodations, the food! It was just the perfect vacation—perhaps the best in our twelve years of cycling trips.”
– D.P., Pennsylvania

“PEI knows how to cast a spell. Her scenery and friendliness made me forget I had a life elsewhere.”
– P.M., Tennessee

“All this land is low and most beautiful to see.”
– Explorer Jaques Cartier in 1541

  • 6 nights accommodations in country inns and a seaside resort (double occupancy, private bath)
  • 5 dinners, 2 picnic lunches, and all breakfasts
  • Use of a top-quality 27-speed hybrid or road bike
  • Detailed maps, written directions, and background information
  • Daily choice of mileage options; total mileage of 135 to 221 miles
  • Two experienced guides
  • Support van to carry luggage, provide snacks, and offer assistance and lifts
  • Evening of entertainment in Victoria-by-the-Sea
  • Shore walk and birding talk with an island naturalist
  • Private guided tour of historic Charlottetown
  • Transfers to and from Charlottetown Airport at specified times
  • Gratuities for all accommodations and group meals
  • Comprehensive tour preparation information and training tips
  • Easy Rider cycling jersey and water bottle
  • Airfare is not included.
2017 Dates
Jul 30 - Aug 05

Price: $2850 for 7 days/6 nights. Single supplement: $600.

Charlottetown Airport

Activity Level: 1, 2. Moderate terrain.

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