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 music 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
  • Lobster supper (a PEI tradition) and seafood education night
  • Visit Lucy Maude Montgomery’s homestead
  • Meet local artists and artisans
  • Biking in PEI National Park
  • Top notch restaurants, locally-sourced
  • Overnight stay at venerable Dalvay-by-the-Sea, a National Historic Site
  • Private guided tour of historic Charlottetown, the “Birthplace of Canada”
  • Celtic ceilidh performance at the College of Piping or theater 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. A warm-up spin along the shore ends at the Island Chocolates Company, or cycle inland for rolling hills and a beautiful red-clay Heritage Road. Welcome dinner and two-night stay at the Orient Hotel, a charming Victorian-era inn. (0, 3, or 12 mi.)

Day 2: Bike 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, with a stop at Matos Winery, vintners from the Azores! (24, 40, or 49 mi.)

Day 3: Cycle Blue Heron Drive along the south coast, passing impressive views of the Confederation Bridge en route to our harborfront hotel in Summerside. In the afternoon, learn about PEI's French heritage at Le Musée Acadien, or continue riding through the Région Evangéline with views of Grand River and Malpeque Bay. This evening we’ll take in the Highland Storm ceilidh at the Celtic College of Piping, a true island experience! (27, 32, 39, or 55 mi.)

Day 4: Leave town along the Confederation Trail through bright yellow fields of wildflowers and rapeseed. Stop at Indian River’s graceful wooden church then gear down for the “hills of Cavendish!” Our reward is photogenic French River, with its colorful fishermen warehouses, followed by a picnic lunch in an artist’s garden! At Kindred Spirits Country Inn in Cavendish, the hot tub awaits, or Anne of Green Gables fans can visit Lucy Maud Montgomery’s homestead. A specially arranged dinner at The Table features oysters, mussels, lobster and seafood education in a historic wooden church. (33 or 38 mi.)

Day 5: A morning ride through PEI National Park begins with a coastal nature trail, then follows the red cliffs of Cavendish to the fishing village of North Rustico. Continue Gulfside to Rustico Bank, where North America’s first credit union was launched, then on to gardens and crafts at the Dunes Studio Gallery. The Confederation Trail leads into Charlottetown, the birthplace of Canada’s Confederation. Four-star overnight at The Great George, in the heart of the Historic District (32 or 48 mi.)

Day 6: Morning walking tour of 19th century Charlottetown with an in-character period player, then continue by bike along a quiet and varied section of the Confederation Trail. Reaching the north shore, visit picturesque Tracadie Harbour and enter the National Park to bike its seashore. The long option continues to Robinson’s Island, where you’ll likely sight cormorants, herons and osprey. Take a celebratory dip in the Gulf of St. Lawrence before our farewell dinner at Dalvay-by-the-Sea, a grand resort overlooking the coast. (17, 26, 33, or 39 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 historic seaside resort (double occupancy, private bath)
  • 5 dinners, welcome lunch and 3 picnics, 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 137 to 241 miles
  • Two experienced guides
  • Support van to carry luggage, provide snacks, and offer assistance and lifts
  • Evening of entertainment in Summerside or Victoria-by-the-Sea
  • 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.
2019 Dates
Jul 06 - Jul 12

Price: $2950 for 7 days/6 nights. Single supplement: $600.

Arrive/Depart
Charlottetown Airport

Activity Level: 1, 2. Moderate terrain with some short hills.

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