Cycling Best of Confederation Trail (2n/3d)

Day 1

About Prince Edward Island

About Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island is Canada's smallest province, nestled between in 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.

Local markets

Dining

Arts & Heritage
PEI Lighthouses
PEI Culinary Trail
What's In Season
PEI U-Picks
Craft Breweries & Wineries

Local Eats & Drinks

Local Eats & Drinks

We provide suggestions for lunch options & activities along your cycling route. Nature Space doesn't have an on-site restaurant, but they do have shared and private kitchen facilities. They're also now offering locally-sourced charcuterie boards and are in the process of acquiring a liquor license to be able to sell alcoholic beverages at the property. MacQueen's has some mouthwatering dinner solutions so that you can sit back and enjoy some local fare while enjoying the property in the afternoon and evening.

We'll take care of delivering any of our suggested choices right to your lodging along with your luggage.

Nature Space offers an optional farm fresh local breakfast supply package for $17+ HST/person. It'll be delivered to your room and you'll prepare it before setting out in the morning. We can reserve in advance; the service is payable locally to the resort.

The package includes:

-farm fresh eggs from the owners' chickens

-a loaf of their homemade harvest bread (baked fresh the night before) (note if for a single traveler, this may be substituted with muffins or sweet bread)

-fresh fruit (often from their summer garden)

-homemade preserves

-local bacon

-orange juice/tea/coffee.

Routes

Routes

View a downloadable/printable cycling route, a sample of what we provide in advance for each day of your cycling itinerary. We upload all route links to 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

To view, print and download your routes (set for private access only in our account), you'll need to:
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 will require access.
We'll follow designated user(s) in Plotaroute and, once your final balance is paid, open access up for all cycling routes we've plotted for your trip. That private access will remain open until the conclusion of your journey.
You can upload GPX files to your Android/iOS devices and view offline using the BikeGPX app.

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.

Luggage transfer

Luggage transfer

MacQueen's takes care of transferring your luggage. Our driver will also happily deliver your food/beverage supplies from our shop to your acccommodations. We have a cooler to keep any perishables safe on the journey. We normally schedule pickups for 09:00. Our staff will ensure your belongings 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
  • Handlebar or Trunk Bag
  • Garmin computer
  • Emergency Road Repair Insurance
Cycle Charlottetown to St. Peters Harbour

Cycle Charlottetown to St. Peters Harbour

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 Blooming Point, a nudist beach. Loop around to Savage Harbour and French Village before arriving at your destination, the Nature Space Resort in West St. Peters

Distance: 51.9 km
Elevation gain: 151 m
Elevation loss: 150 m
Elevations: from 5 to 54 meters

Nature Space Resort & Retreat Centre

Nature Space Resort & Retreat Centre (2 nights)

Nature Space is a glamping resort.
The camping-style accommodations feature hand-crafted Mongolian yurts with hot tubs, a main lodge with shared bathrooms and kitchens for the yurts.

For those not into camping, a one bedroom self-contained apartment up in the trees has a terrific view from the deck. The Eagle’s Nest Loft has its own full kitchen (with dishwasher) and private bath (with shower). The sauna below is a perfect way to have a healing sweat after a day spent exploring. There's a hottub at the foot of the stairs.
The loft bedroom has a Queen bed made of reclaimed wood, and a daybed with trundle in the main room sleeps two. The unit has both a heatpump and an indoor electric fireplace, boardgames, and a collection of DDs.
Maximum occupancy: 4 (2ad+2ch)

Day 2

Nature Space Experiences

Nature Space Experiences

The resort offers a number of active and learning experiences including kayaking, SUP's, yoga, not to mention fabulous culinary adventures. Evening or morning paddles or KaYoga could fit in nicely schedule-wise with your cycling plans.

Check out their offerings and feel free to reach out to Nature Space directly if interested in arranging local activities to complement your stay.

Lunch Options

Lunch Options

For lunch today, may we suggest:
-Rick's Fish & Chips (St. Peters) or
-The Seafood Shack (Morell)
Extra, payable locally.

Cycle St. Peters Harbour to Greenwich & back

Cycle St. Peters Harbour to Greenwich & back

The most scenic section of PEI's Confederation Trail runs from the community of St Peters Bay to the village of Morell. You'll see cultured mussell farming along the way, plus a lookout to the Greenwich Dunes section of PEI's National Park. Greenwich is one of the Island's natural gems. The Morell river is popular for kayaking, paddling and fishing for trout and salmon.

Distance: 44.4 km
Elevation gain: 78 m
Elevation loss: 78 m
Elevations: from 5-25 meters

Day 3

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.

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)

Luggage transfer

Luggage transfer

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

Cycle St Peters Harbour to Charlottetown

Cycle St Peters Harbour to Charlottetown

We recommend visiting In the Mix Bakery or Laurie's Country Kitchen in Mount Stewart if you're interested in refreshments or snacks before continuing on the last leg of your journey along the historic Hillsborough River to Charlottetown. Most of today's route will be removed from traffic along the Confederation Trail. On your return to town, drop in to the Upstreet Brewery and celebrate the end of your journey with a locally-produced beer or nonalcoholic soda.

Distance: 42.1 km
Elevation gain: 102 m
Elevation loss: 104 m
Elevations: from 5 to 39 meters

Morell
Abegweit First Nation & Abegweit Tourism
Epekwitk Gardens & Preserves
National Healing Forests

Hillsborough Canadian Heritage River



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*
$ 875.00 $ 1570.00 $875.00 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