Cycling Best of the Confederation Trail II (2 nts / 3 days)

Lakeside (2 nts)

Day 1

About Prince Edward Island

About Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island is Canada's smallest province, nestled between the eastern maritime provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The large island, about 273 kms from tip to tip, is marked by red-sand beaches, lighthouses, and fertile farmland, and is renowned for seafood like lobster and mussels. Charlottetown, the capital, is home to Victorian government buildings & the modern Confederation Centre of the Arts, with a theatre and art gallery.

Traveling to PEI (air, land, water + parking)

Arts & Heritage
PEI Lighthouses
Festivals and Events

Eating & Drinking in PEI

Eating & Drinking in PEI

Local tip #1: PEI has many seasonal food operations, especially outside of its urban centers. If traveling before/after high season, before embarking on your ride without a backup plan, you'll want to check online or with your host (or direct with the operator) to be 100% sure your lunch or dinner destination will be open. Some spots are experiencing staff deficits and may close early if it's rainy/slow. Inns are also your best source of intel on where to indulge in Island fare, so don't afraid to inquire before/during your stay. Your Final Itinerary will include helpful daily suggestions of local venues to check out. When you're cycling, it's best to be prepared. Eat before you're hungry, drink before you're thirsty and rest before you're tired.

PEI Culinary Trail

Places to Eat in Eastern PEI (Points East Coastal Drive with map)

PEI Craft Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries

PEI Liquor Store Locations

U-Pick Farms

What's In Season

Picnics:
Cured Creations: If you love biking & picnics, and are riding from Charlottetown, they have a convenient downtown location for pickup. Women entrepreneurs, chef-curated locally-supplied products, vegan/GF menu options & beautiful presentation. What's not to love?
Pure Kitchen Catering's in our neighborhood
Cordial Picnics will set up picnics within 40 kms of Charlottetown

The Handpie Company's located in Albany but their products are available in various PEI locations. Great Made in PEI to-go or heat up later options. And courtesy of another female Island entrepreneur to boot.

Routes

Routes

Downloadable/printable routes are provided in advance for each day of your cycling itinerary. View sample route. All route links are accessible in your Final Itinerary after the final balance has been paid. Default access is set to private. They're available for download in the following formats:
GPX KML TCX FIT JPG GIF PNG PDF

For those using the GPS route functions:
-Renting one of our Garmin Edge 530's? We’ll upload routes before you arrive. Remember to charge the device nightly while on tour. Tips to extend battery life while touring. Ensure the settings have off course warnings enabled.
-Bringing your own Garmin? Load selected route files from Plotaroute to your device. How to download a route to a Garmin Edge
-No Garmin? You can upload GPX files from Plotaroute to your Android/iOS devices and view offline using the BikeGPX app. You could use this as backup at junctures where you’re unsure about navigation, to conserve your phone battery during the day.

To view, print and download your routes:
a) Sign up for a free account in Plotaroute.
b) Send us the name(s) of those members of your party (as registered with Plotaroute) who’ll require access. We follow designated user(s) and, once your final balance is paid, open up access for all cycling routes we've plotted for your trip. Private access will remain open until the conclusion of your journey.
Your Plotaroute name(s): __________
c) Sign in to your Plotaroute account. Go to the Cycling Overview tab of your itinerary, or visit the daily route descriptions individually. Click on the Route Links to view all plotted route options for your tour. For each route you’ll see a map, and further down the route metrics, elevation profile and download options.

Printing routes:
Plotaroute makes printing route directions easy.
We recommend a minimum of 1 set of printed routes as a backup while riding.
Just click the chosen route's PDF download to print to a pdf file. The printed version includes Map, Directions, Ride Profile + any photos/notes we may have included as additional references.

If, for any reason, you are unable to print routes and require us to assist with that task, kindly advise at least 2 weeks in advance so that we can assign a staff member to that job. Our administrative fee for formatting and printing plotted routes is $5 CAD+ HST/route X # of routes X # of copies you require. Ex: if your tour entails 6 days of cycling and you require 2 sets of printed routes/maps, then the fee would be $5 X 6 X 2 = $60.00 CAD + HST.

Cycling Overview

Cycling Overview

Routes available for confirmed participants only.

Day 1: Charlottetown to Lakeside
Option 1: trail south of Hillsborough River

Route link Distance: 57.5 km Ascent: 459 m Descent: 458 m Terrain: Mixed

Option 2: trail + coast

Route link Distance: 51.8 km Ascent: 363 m Descent: 362 m Terrain: Mixed

Option 3: trail north of Hillsborough River

Route link Distance: 49.9 km (from hotel) Ascent: 343 m Descent: 341 m Terrain: Mixed


Day 2: Lakeside to St. Peters / Greenwich / Cable Head
Option 1: to St. Peters
Route link Distance: 41.2 km Ascent: 274 m Descent: 274 m Terrain: Mixed
Option 2: to Greenwich
Route link Distance: 61 km Ascent: 423 m Descent: 423 m Terrain: Mixed
Option 3: to Cable Head
Route link Distance: 68.8 km Ascent: 485 m Descent: 485 m Terrain: Mixed


Day 3: Lakeside to Charlottetown
Option 1: via trail north of Hillsborough River
Route link Distance: 47.7 km Ascent: 316 m Descent: 317 m Terrain: Mixed
Option 2: via north coast & trail
Route link Distance: 51.8 km Ascent: 360 m Descent: 361 m Terrain: Mixed
Option 3: via southern trail X Lake Verde
Route link Distance: 57.2 km Ascent: 449 m Descent: 450 m Terrain: Mixed

Luggage transfer

Luggage transfer

MacQueen's takes care of transferring your luggage between inns. We normally schedule pickups beginning at 09:00. Our staff will ensure your bags are waiting for you when you arrive in your next destination so that you just enjoy the ride.

Deluxe Hybrid Bicycle Rental

Deluxe Hybrid Bicycle Rental (2 days)

Arrival, professional outfitting with MacQueen's rental equipment at our shop at 430 Queen Street in the center of Charlottetown.

Waterbottle
Garmin computer
Emergency Road Repair Insurance
Handlebar or Trunk Bag
Cycle Charlottetown to Lakeside

Cycle Charlottetown to Lakeside

Option 1: trail via Lake Verde
Cycle out of town via the new active transportation path on the Hillsborough Bridge and hit the Confederation Trail. Follow it east to Lake Verde, then take the branch trail north past Dromore and Coffin's Berry Farm to Mt. Stewart . Your coastal destination's the Rodd Crowbush Golf & Beach Resort in Lakeside.

Route link Distance: 57.5 km Ascent: 459 m Descent: 458 m Terrain: Mixed

Option 2: trail + north shore
Cycle out of town via the Confederation Trail.

Continue on the trail as far as Tracadie Bay before turning north, passing the historic Glenaladale House and the conservation area at Blooming Point, also a known nudist beach. Loop around to Savage Harbour and French Village before arriving at your destination, the Rodd Crowbush Golf & Beach Resort.

Route link Distance: 51.8 km Ascent: 363 m Descent: 362 m Terrain: Mixed

Option 3: trail north of HIllsborough River
Cycle out of town via the Confederation Trail.
Vesey's Seeds and gardens in York has been supplying gardeners since 1939, and have a retail shop and trial gardens on site. There are a number of U-pick berry farms in the area but McCardle's Berry Patch in Mt. Stewart offers 3 kinds - ready-picked or U-pick strawberries, raspberries & blueberries.
Continue on the trail as far as West St Peters before cutting off to the Crowbush Resort. Let us know your preferences.

Route link Distance: 49.9 km (from hotel) Ascent: 343 m Descent: 341 m Terrain: Mixed

Routes available for confirmed participants only.

Rodd Crowbush Golf & Beach Resort

Rodd Crowbush Golf & Beach Resort (2 nights)

The Rodd Crowbush Golf & Beach Resort is one of Atlantic Canada's most luxurious resorts. The property features a tranquil setting overlooking Prince Edward Island's panoramic North Shore and wide variety of activities offered on-site. Including The Links at Crowbush Cove golf course.

The Main Hotel features 25 deluxe guestrooms and 24 king suites, some with balcony views of the ocean and golf course.

Quoted: Deluxe Standard + Deluxe Standard View. Breakfast not included but a la carte meals available on-site.

Day 2

Cycle Lakeside to St. Peters loop

Cycle Lakeside to St. Peters loop

Cycle one of PEI's most scenic sections of the Confederation Trail St Peters, then take an optional extension to explore the Greenwich section of PEI's National Park. Make sure to take your camera. This section's a gem with hiking trails and a beach. Loop back to the quaint village of St Peters for a bite to eat or meandering the local shops.

Route link Distance: 41.5 km (excluding Greenwich) Ascent: 260 m Descent: 260 m Terrain: Mixed

Routes available for confirmed participants only.

Discover St. Peters

Discover St. Peters

St. Peters is an extraordinarily picturesque rural community in northeastern PEI. Its church, aquaculture operations in the bay, proximity to the Greenwich section of the PEI National Park, scenic sections of the Confederation Trail, shopping, summer theater, dining and dairy bars make it an especially attractive destination for cyclists.

St. Peters Bay Community
Artisans by the Bay

Day 3

Luggage transfer

Luggage transfer

MacQueen's takes care of transferring your luggage between inns. We normally schedule pickups beginning at 09:00. Our staff will ensure your bags are waiting for you when you arrive in your next destination so that you just enjoy the ride.

Cycle Lakeside to Charlottetown

Cycle Lakeside to Charlottetown

Cycle back to PEI's capital via the Confederation Trail. It borders the Hillsbough River and passes the Abegweit First Nation enroute. If they're in season, there are a number of spots along this route that offer fresh U-pick berries, especially in the Mt. Stewart area. Stop in at Upstreet Brewing for a celebratory cold locally-produced craft beer or soda when you return to Charlottetown. They're right in our neighborhood.

Option 1: via trail north of Hillsborough River
Route link Distance: 47.7 km Ascent: 316 m Descent: 317 m Terrain: Mixed

Option 2: via north coast & trail
Route link Distance: 51.8 km Ascent: 360 m Descent: 361 m Terrain: Mixed

Option 3: via southern trail X Lake Verde
Route link Distance: 57.2 km Ascent: 449 m Descent: 450 m Terrain: Mixed

Option 4: via trail & less-traveled road
Route link Distance: 45.9 km Ascent: 414 m Descent: 414 m Terrain: Mixed

Routes available to confirmed participants only.

Departure PEI

Departure PEI

End of services. Bid a fond farewell to PEI with departure from Charlottetown.

Airport & taxi info
Travel to/from PEI (bridge, ferry & more)

Registration  & Payment

Registration & Payment

If interested in proceeding to request services as quoted, the primary trip organizer will navigate to the lower section of the main itinerary page and

1) click to accept the Terms & Conditions on that itinerary. You can read them here now, but remember, you need to click & accept Terms & Conditions on the itinerary you want to accept for us to proceed with your booking.

2) complete and submit a single Registration Form (link also at the bottom of the itinerary page) with complete Traveler, Outfitting & Payment information.

When we receive those 2 notifications, here’s what will happen:

1. We proceed to submit all reservation requests to service providers. If any service isn’t able to be confirmed exactly as quoted, we’ll consult alternatives with you via email prior to proceeding further with your booking process. If any alternative services or prices require adjustment, those changes will be uploaded to your itinerary for approval.

2. We only process your booking deposit once we’ve received written confirmation for all approved services.

 fewer than 5 nights: 50% deposit on booking.
 Tours of 5+ nights: A deposit of $500 CAD per person is required upon booking.
The final balance will be scheduled for automatic processing 30 days prior to trip start.

The quoted rate at the bottom of your itinerary includes taxes. The price is based on using a single credit card to apply deposit/final payment, so the trip organizer will be responsible for collecting information/funds and submitting a Registration Form on behalf of all travel companions.

2022 PEI Supported Independent Cycle Tour Pricing
CAD $ per person, includes HST
June through October
Inquire for customized lodging, group itineraries & pricing
Double Occupancy Single Occupancy 2 Singles*
$ 855.00 $ 1515.00 $1120.00 Request Quote

* Accommodations with one Queen & one double sofabed for up to 4 adults, sharing one bath.
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Includes:

-Deluxe hybrid bicycle with rear carrier, 1 pre-loaded Garmin per party, helmet or trunk bag, water bottle cage & bottle, helmet, lock
-Route plotting, detailed routes & maps. Available in advance for download &/ printing.
-Emergency road repair insurance included for all MacQueen’s rental equipment.
-Prepaid accommodations
-Luggage transfer services
-Suggestions for meals & entertainment

Notes

Prices vary depending on B&Bs/Inns selected and room availability
Itinerary and hotels subject to minor changes.

Meal Plan Codes

B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner, (beverages/gratuities excluded)

Booking Information / Cancellation Policy