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Biking Prince Edward Island

7 Days & 6 Nights
  • Enjoy mostly car-free cycling on the easygoing Confederation Trail
  • Pedal along the coastline of Prince Edward Island National Park
  • Dine on fresh seafood and local produce in charming restaurants
  • Revel in the unique landscape of vibrant red earth along sandy beaches
  • Visit the historic East Point Lighthouse, the end point of your journey
Follow the historic Confederation Trail from one end of Prince Edward Island to the other on this easygoing cycling adventure, where the famed Anne of Green Gables novel was set. Pedal on the well-graded cycle path along a variety of landscapes, including rolling farmland, peaceful rivers, and gorgeous shoreline. Revel in the unique coast of the island, which boasts vibrant red earth above sandy beaches that lead into warm waters. Stop to visit the museums and historic sites along the way, and refuel with fresh, local food at the island’s charming restaurants and cafes.

What To Expect

This trip is rated as moderate. There are numerous hills but they're quite gradual with low grades. On Day 3, our listed ride is 90 km, however, you will have a chance at meeting a private transfer at some point throughout the ride to shorten it depending on how long you wish to ride that day. Most of the cycling is on unpaved but smooth car-free surfaces along the Confederation Trail. There is also some coastal cycling along paved bike paths. There are short sections that include roadways that connect these trails or take you to your hotel.

Trip Style:

Independent Adventure | Mixture of self guided days to take at your own pace, benefiting from a guide on some days.

Activity:

Inn to Inn Cycling | A classic point to point cycling holiday, staying in a different location each night

This trip is suitable for:

Families, Mixed Abilities

As a guide, we would suggest that the minimum age of traveller this holiday would be suitable for is: 5 Years

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Historical Journeys
  • Coastal & Island
  • National Parks & Trails

Inspiration:

  • Classic

Grade & Terrain

This trip is rated as moderate. There are numerous hills but they're quite gradual with low grades. On Day 3, our listed ride is 90 km, however, you will have a chance at meeting a private transfer at some point throughout the ride to shorten it depending on how long you wish to ride that day.  Most of the cycling is on unpaved but smooth car-free surfaces along the Confederation Trail. There is also some coastal cycling along paved bike paths. There are short sections that include roadways that connect these trails or take you to your hotel. 

Accommodation Information

One of the highlights of this tour is the high standard of accommodation. You will stay in carefully selected 3* small hotels. Your room will always have an ensuite or private bathroom. A delicious breakfast is also included. 

 

 

Single Rooms

If you require single rooms within your party we will always try and accommodate you subject to availability. A single supplement is payable. This trip is not available to solo cyclists as there is a minimum of 2 cyclists needed to book. 

Meals

A hearty breakfast is included each morning. Lunches and dinners are not included so you are free to choose from the surrounding options. Dinner is available either at your accommodation or at nearby restaurants.

Included
  • 6 nights in characterful accommodations (B&Bs, lodges, & cabins)
  • 6 Breakfasts
  • Hybrid Bike rental
  • Luggage transfer between accommodations
  • Detailed pre-departure information pack
  • Turn-by-turn route notes
  • 24/7 telephone support
  • Transfers as per the itinerary
Excluded
  • Travel to/from Charlottetown
  • Lunches, dinners, snacks, and drinks
  • Travel Insurance
Extras
  • E-Bike Upgrade
  • Additional nights before, during, or after the trip
  • Accommodations upgrades where applicable

When To Go

This trip is available between June 15th to October 15th. You can start on any date subject to availability. Prince Edward Island is a popular destination with limited lodging capacity, so it is best to book as far in advance as you are able. The best months to visit are anytime between June and October! 

Getting to the Start

This tour starts and ends in Charlottetown. You can fly directly to Charlottetown Airport (YYG)

Baggage Transfer

Baggage transfer is included in the cost of your holiday. We ask you to limit your luggage to one bag of up to 20 kg per person.

Equipment

Our pre-departure information pack has detailed advice on what to bring. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, including rain gear, sunscreen, and appropriate cycling clothing, as the weather can vary greatly. If you have any questions, we would be happy to share our tips and advice.  Please limit your baggage to 1 bag per person of no more than 50 lbs / 20 kg. Your bag will be transported between your inns.

Bike Rental

Hire of a Trek FX2 Hybrid bike, helmet, lock,  waterproof bag, flat repair kit, water bottle cage, and first aid kit are included in the trip cost. Please supply us with your height for your bicycle rental so we can make sure your bike is the perfect fit. E-bikes are also available should you want a little extra assistance to help you along the way. These are subject to availability and require a supplementary payment.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance that covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Charlottetown and Overnight Day 2 Bike to Northport 38 miles / 24 km Day 3 Bike to Tyne Valley 56 miles / 91 km Day 4 Bike to Kinkora 35 miles / 57 km Day 5 Bike to PEI National Park 22 miles / 36 km Day 6 Bike the Confederation Trail to St. Peter's 24 miles / 38 km Day 7 Bike to Elmira, Transfer to Charlottetown and Onward Travel 34 miles / 54 km

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