Foodie Cyclist’s Dream (3 nts / 4 days)

Charlottetown (1 nt) – Bay Fortune (1 nt) – Dalvay (1 nt)

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 city tour/test ride
Route link (view, download, print) Distance: 11.99 km Ascent: 88 m Descent: 87 m Terrain: Mixed

Day 2: Charlottetown to Bay Fortune
Route link Distance: 87.9 km Ascent: 765 m Descent: 766 m Terrain: Mixed

Day 3: Bay Fortune to Dalvay
Option 1: trail + north shore
Route link Distance: 81.5 km Ascent: 587 m Descent: 590 m Terrain: Mixed
Option 2: trail to route 6 + road
Route link Distance: 76.9 km Ascent: 538 m Descent: 541 m Terrain: Mixed

Day 4: Dalvay to Brackley & Charlottetown
Route link Distance: 50.9 km Ascent: 339 m Descent: 337 m Terrain: Mixed

Deluxe Hybrid Bicycle Rental

Deluxe Hybrid Bicycle Rental (3 days)

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

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

Cycle Charlottetown

Take a brief test ride through the residential, waterfront and historic areas of PEI’s capital city, Canada’s “Cradle of Confederation”. Free evening for exploring Olde Charlottetown, some of its fabulous dining or theater opportunities.

Route link (view, download, print) Distance: 11.9 km Ascent: 88 m Descent: 87 m Terrain: Mixed

Discover Charlottetown

Discover Charlottetown

The City of Charlottetown is a flourishing community of approximately 40,500 people located on the south central shore of Prince Edward Island. The capital city of Prince Edward Island, it's known as the "Birthplace of Confederation" after the historic 1864 Charlottetown Conference which led to the Confederation of Canada.

Trails & Active Transportation
Charlottetown cycling map

Sydney Boutique Inn & Suites

Sydney Boutique Inn & Suites (1 night)

The Sydney Inn has incorporated luxury and modern amenities into its beautifully detailed design, set in a downtown location for business and leisure travelers.

While traditions of the former 1857 Notre Dame Convent remain, elegant and timeless suites have been created to surpass your expectations.

This is a one of a kind historic hideaway in the heart of Charlottetown.


Quoted: Executive Queen Suite
Uniquely designed to fit each distinct space the Executive Queen Suite is a classically styled room featuring a lavish queen bed, dressed in luxurious linens and a separate sitting area. Showcasing elegant crystal chandeliers, beautiful wool carpeting and striking custom built furnishings, it acts as a historic hideaway in the heart of Charlottetown.

Breakfast is not included, but your Final Itinerary will include our suggestions for fabulous breakfast options in the neighborhood.

Charlottetown dining & theater

Charlottetown dining & theater

Charlottetown has a smorgasboard of excellent restaurants for all tastes and budgets, and a number feature outdoor patios in the summer. The capital also has a wealth cultural opportunities with several theaters, art galleries, and regular musical performances throughout the summer.

Arts & Cultural Events
The Guild
Confederation Centre


Day 2

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 Charlottetown to Bay Fortune

Cycle Charlottetown to Bay Fortune

Depart Charlottetown via the Hillsborough Bridge active transportation path, and then we'll route you on a combination of less-traveled paved roads, Confederation Trail and scenic byways, passing through rural communities to Cardigan where you could stop for lunch overlooking the river and wharf at Clam Diggers Restaurant. Continue meandering north on the Points East Coastal Drive to Bay Fortune.

Route link Distance: 87.9 km Ascent: 765 m Descent: 766 m Terrain: Mixed

Routes available for confirmed participants only.

Inn at Bay Fortune

Inn at Bay Fortune (1 night)

Each of the inn's rooms is true to its seaside setting and features first-class comfort, treasured antiques, modern furnishings, artistic design flourishes and unique local artwork.

The inn is set amongst 48 acres of seaside serenity. During your stay you can explore the organic farm, gardens, whimsical grounds and walking trails. The Feast dining experience is nationally acclaimed.


Quoted: courtyard room
Breakfast included.

Fireworks Feast

Fireworks Feast

The Inn at Bay Fortune is nationally acclaimed for its culinary services.
The Culinary Farm Tour starts at 4:00 pm, Oyster Hour at 5:00 pm and The FireWorks Feast at 6:00 pm.

In 2021 The Inn at Bay Fortune debuted a new FireWorks Feast, a cookbook, Fire Garden, experimental chefs garden, immersive forest trails, Mushroom Patch, Apple Orchard and many other features. They even have a flock of free-range hens so you can enjoy farm-fresh eggs for breakfast!

The 2022 farm-to-table feast dining experience price is $195 CAD per person. Each evening seats are guaranteed at the FireWorks Feast for overnight guests. Advance reservations suggested.

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 Bay Fortune to Dalvay

Cycle Bay Fortune to Dalvay

A good portion of today's ride will be on the Confederation Trail. The most scenic section borders the water from St. Peters to Morell.
Option 1: Loop up to Savage Harbour and pass Blooming Point (look out for nudist sunbathers) before passing Glenaladale House, home to PEI rumrunning legends. It's situated amidst a large tract of land in conservation status.
Option 2: Follow the trail and then take route 6 the last stretch.
Your destination is Dalvay, a National Historic Site within the PEI National Park.

Option 1: trail + north shore
Route link Distance: 81.5 km Ascent: 587 m Descent: 590 m Terrain: Mixed

Option 2: trail to route 6 + road
Route link Distance: 76.9 km Ascent: 538 m Descent: 541 m Terrain: Mixed

Routes available for confirmed participants only.

Dalvay By the Sea

Dalvay By the Sea (1 night)

Dalvay by the Sea's located at the east end of Prince Edward Island's National Park. The historic property has operated as a summer resort since the 1930's. The main building has 25 guest rooms, all furnished in period antiques. All guest rooms include a four-piece bath. Eight three-bedroom cottages, adjacent to the inn, offer vistas of the ocean, Dalvay Lake and acres of manicured grounds. There are no telephones or televisions in the rooms, in keeping with its historic integrity.

Quoted: King room with view. Breakfast not included, but a la carte meals (breakfast-lunch-dinner) are available on site ($). Purchase of a park pass is required for overnight guests.

In honor of former innkeepers David & Michelle Thompson, longtime supporters of our Island and Cuba cycling businesses. we share this story about Dalvay.

Dining Options

Dining Options

Dalvay features fine dining and cocktails on site at the MacMillan Restaurant. If you're looking for something a little less formal, there's always Richard's Fresh Seafood, the best local seafood shack, right at the Covehead Wharf. Their homemade tartar sauce is a little famous in PEI. You can also slurp down fresh oysters next door. Picnic tables abound, and the beach is just across the road.

Day 4

Cycle to Brackley & Charlottetown

Cycle to Brackley & Charlottetown

A spectacular ride west along the PEI National Park is a joy to ride because it's on a designated bike lane. Before you leave, you could head over to the Robinson's Island Trail and exit the park to ride down to the Dunes Gallery & Cafe. Not only is the shopping spectacular but the extraordinary grounds alone are worth the visit. We'll route you through the Covehead Road and the Confederation Trail to head back to Charlottetown and round up your adventure. Drop in to Upstreet Brewing when you return for a cold craft beer or artesanal soda. They're right in our neighborhood.

Route link Distance: 50.9 km Ascent: 339 m Descent: 337 m Terrain: Mixed

Routes available for confirmed participants only.

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.

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*
$ 1490.00 $ 2670.00 $2095.00 Request Quote

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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 (most with breakfast, details in itineraries), selected for proximity to evening meals
-Luggage transfer services (usually every 2 days outside of Charlottetown)
-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