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.
This trip is rated as moderate. There are numerous hills but they're quite gradual with low grades. On most days you will have the option for longer rides if you wish. 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.

Tour Type:

Slower Adventures | Where walking and cycling meet easy-going exploring, our Slower Adventures are the perfect combination. Most days are filled with picturesque journeys with some free time to dive into the destination and experience the people, local food and culture as you go.


Leisure Cycling | Leisure Cycling

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As a guide, we would suggest that the minimum age of traveler this tour would be suitable for is: 16 Years

Activity Level & Terrain

This trip is rated as easy to moderate. There are numerous hills but they're quite gradual with low grades. On most days you will have the option of lengthening the rides if you wish but then instead of being rated easy to moderate overall, there is the likelihood that the rating will increase to moderate overall. 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.


Our local partner will provide the GPX tracks and route notes in their smartphone app and they will provide the information on how to download all of this information to your phone on the morning of Day 2.


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. 


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.

  • 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
  • Travel to/from Charlottetown
  • Lunches, dinners, snacks, and drinks
  • Travel Insurance
  • 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. 

By Car

Prince Edward Island is easily accessible from the neighbouring provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia by bridge or ferry. The Island is connected to the mainland of New Brunswick by the Confederation Bridge (, making travel throughout the Maritimes easy and convenient. This curved, 12.9 kilometre (8 mile) long bridge is the world's longest bridge crossing ice-covered water and endures as one of Canada’s top engineering achievements. There is a toll to cross the bridge, which is collected only when leaving the Island, at a cost of $45.50 CAD per car, including passengers. Long term parking is available at the Charlottetown Airport ( and at selected locations in downtown Charlottetown (  

If you would like a more leisurely excursion to the Island from Nova Scotia, Northumberland Ferries Limited offers nine daily departure crossings from each side during high season. This 75-minute route runs between Caribou, Nova Scotia (just outside of Pictou), and Wood Islands, PEI. The crossing fee for the ferry is slightly higher than the bridge, at a cost of approx.$70 per vehicle, including passengers. Summertime crossings feature onboard live music entertainment during peak hours, a cafeteria (including Cows ice cream), and an outdoor seating area allowing passengers to enjoy the fresh sea air during the crossing. Please view the website for schedule times, or to reserve a crossing:

 By Air

There is something magical about seeing PEI from the air as you arrive by plane at the Charlottetown Airport (YYG). With a bird’s eye view from the airplane, tiled farmers’ fields resemble a patchwork quilt and pristine sandy beaches seem as if they could go on forever. Once you arrive at the airport, you will find it is small in size and will be easy to navigate. Adjacent to the arrivals gate is the Visitor Information Centre, where you can find more information (maps, visitor’s guides, friendly advice) about the Island for any of your pre- or post-adventure needs. Direct flights or connections can be made from Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto.

Luggage 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.


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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Day 1 Arrive in Charlottetown and Overnight Day 2 North Cape to Mill River 15 miles / 24 km Day 3 Mill River to Summerside 45 miles / 72 km Day 4 Summerside to Kinkora 20 miles / 32 km Day 5 Kinkora to Cavendish via PEI National Park 22 miles / 36 km Day 6 Bike the Confederation Trail to St. Peter's 22 miles / 36 km Day 7 St Peter's Bay to East Point. Transfer to Charlottetown and onward travel 34 miles / 54 km

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