Prince Edward Island

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7 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
258 Km
avg 52 Km
Self-guided

Canada's smallest province, located on the Atlantic coast, is small in size and big in character

Best known for its friendly locals, red sand beaches, potato farms, lobster dinners, and Lucy Maud Montgomery's 'Anne of Green Gables', PEI is also a cyclists dream. It was the first province to complete its section of the Trans Canada Trail (now called 'The Great Trail'), with the 'Confederation Trail' reaching from the far west to the far east coast of the island - A route which is known locally as the 'tip-to-tip' trail. The trail itself is a modified abandoned railway line, like many sections of the Great Trail across the country, and takes you through farmland, hardwood forest, wetlands, rivers, small towns, and charming former railway stations.

Great Canadian Trails has taken highlights of this hybrid rail trail and combined them with other must-visit areas inland and along the north shore, including rolling rural back roads, the stunning Gulf Shore Way, and through the heart of Green Gables. You have the opportunity to visit the main tourist sights as well as plenty of local gems recommended by islanders themselves. The terrain is quite gentle, especially along the hard-packed rail trail sections, but there are certainly a few paved hills to give you a bit of a challenge.

Along the way you should find plenty of time to explore small artisan shops, sample local restaurants, relax on beautiful beaches, and visit little museums and interesting sites such as Avonlea Village where you can go back in time amongst heritage buildings and characters in period costumes (July and August only). Even if you're not familiar with the story, the village provides unique cultural experiences with the opportunity to try your hand at oyster shucking, and to attend a traditional Maritime kitchen party! Whatever your interest, the beautiful landscapes and friendly faces of PEI will leave you dreaming of your return to the red island.


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Tour Location

Country:
Canada
Region:
Prince Edward Island
From:
Charlottetown
To:
Charlottetown

Tour Information

Guiding:
Self-guided
Duration:
7 Days
Level:
Easy/Moderate
Tour Type:
Greenways & Rail Trails
Theme:
Family
More Options:
Loop/Roundtrip|Electric Bike
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
CAD 1690

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
258 Km
Riding Days:
5
Month(s):
June|July|August|September
Departure:
Tuesdays

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: Available

Inclusions

5 breakfasts
2 dinners
6 nights accommodation on a twin share basis with private ensuite facilities
Performance hybrid bicycle rental, including helmet, bike bag and rack, bike lock, basic repair kit, and bicycle insurance
Luggage transfers (1 piece per person, not exceeding 20kg)
Information pack including route notes & maps (1 package per room)
GPX tracks and link to online maps and voice navigation for smartphones
Emergency hotline
Transfers as indicated in the itinerary
C$50 per person donation to the Trans Canada Trail

Exclusions

Guide (this is a self-guided tour)
Meals where not specified
Entrance fees
Airport pickup is available. Please ask your agent for cost and details.
Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
Unscheduled transfers requested during the trip
Applicable taxes

Options

Optional electric-assist bicycle upgrade (extra cost, limited quantities)
Additional gear rental is available at an extra cost (handle bar bags, bike trailers, etc).
Other start dates may be possible.
Child discount
Shorter routes available

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