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Hiking Prince Edward Island

7 Days & 6 Nights
  • Visit the landscape that inspired the famous Anne of Green Gables
  • Stroll along quiet beaches and through the stunning Greenwich Dunes
  • Explore the ‘best of’ Prince Edward Island by way of included transfers
  • Walk through peaceful farmland and forests on the historic Confederation Trail
  • Refuel with fresh seafood including lobster rolls and oysters
Explore the ‘best of’ Prince Edward Island on this walking adventure that highlights the landscapes and historic sites that inspired the famous Anne of Green Gables novel. Visit the Green Gables Heritage Place, Anne of Green Gables Museum, and even attend an optional performance of the famed tale. Make your way along the historic Confederation Trail which winds through peaceful rolling farmland, vibrant forests, and wildflower meadows, and spend plenty of time along the coast which boasts soft sand and warm waters. Refuel with delicious seafood, including lobster rolls and fresh oysters.
This tour is rated easy to moderate as the included walks for the most part are quite flat and not too challenging. There is also great comfort in the fact that you will throughout the tour see a local representative who will transfer you as necessary. Perhaps then this is a grat tour to experience for people who are new to self-guided walking, but who do not want to start out without any local contact. This part of North Eastern Canada is beautiful abd if you like coastal walking, this is the tour for you.

Tour Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent tour.

Activity:

Inn to Inn Walking | A classic point to point walking trip, staying in a different location each night

This trip is suitable for:

Families, Multi-Generational

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

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Elegance & Unique Stays
  • Historical Journeys
  • Coastal & Island

Inspiration:

  • New

Activity Level & Terrain

This trip is rated as easy to moderate. Expect beach walking with time for refreshing dips in the sea if you would prefer. There is some inland walking along the confederation trail through farmland and forests.

Navigation

We provide the GPX tracks and route notes in a smartphone app. This will explained to you on the morning of Day 2 when you meet with your local representative and how to download all of this information to your phone.

Accommodations

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 walkers as there is a minimum of 2 walkers 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
  • Luggage transfers
  • Detailed pre-departure information pack
  • Turn-by-turn route notes
  • 24/7 telephone support
  • Support person/driver who provides transfers outlined in the itinerary
Excluded
  • Travel to/from Charlottetown
  • Lunches, dinners, snacks, and drinks
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Equipment
  • Suggested optional activities
Extras
  • 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 (www.confederationbridge.com), 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 (www.flypei.com/parking_info) and at selected locations in downtown Charlottetown (www.city.charlottetown.pe.ca/parkingfacilities.php)  

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: www.nfl-bay.com

 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.

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.

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 West River Trails and the Confederation Trail 10 miles / 16 km Day 3 Walk in Malpeque Bay and to the Cape Tryon Lighthouse 6 miles / 10 km Day 4 Walk the trails of Robinson's Island 7 miles / 12 km Day 5 Walk to St. Peter's 9 miles / 14 km Day 6 Boughton River Trail & Confederation Trail 7 miles / 12 km Day 7 Onward Travel

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