Merry-Go-Round Short Loop (10 nts / 11 days)

Victoria (1 nt) – Summerside (1 nt) – West Point (1 nt) – Tignish (1 nt) – Miscouche (1 nt) – North Rustico (1 nt) – St. Peters (1 nt) – Souris (1 nt) – Montague (1 nt) – Iona (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 to Victoria
Route link Distance: 44.8 km Ascent: 518 m Descent: 517 m Terrain: Mixed

Day 2: Victoria to Summerside
Route link Distance: 41.5 km Ascent: 316 m Descent: 308 m Terrain: Mixed

Day 3: Summerside to West Point
Option 1: to O'Leary & West Point
Route link Distance: 84.5 Ascent: 518 m Descent: 532 m Terrain: Mixed
Option 2: Coleman & West Point
Route link Distance: 80.2 km
Ascent: 477 m Descent: 491 m Terrain: Mixed

Day 4: West Point to Tignish
Route link Distance: 64 km
Ascent: 424 m Descent: 407 m Terrain: Mixed

Day 5: Tignish to Miscouche
Route link Distance: 86.9 km
Ascent: 547 m Descent: 539 m Terrain: Mixed

Day 6: Cycle Miscouche to North Rustico
Route link Distance: 61.1 km
Ascent: 612 m Descent: 614 m Terrain: Mixed

Day 7: Cycle North Rustico to St. Peters
Route link Distance: 89.6 km Ascent: 616 m Descent: 636 m Terrain: Mixed

Day 8: St. Peters to Souris
Option : Waypoints #20-24
Route link Distance: 83.7 km Ascent: 693 m Descent: 683 m Terrain: Mixed
Option 2: Waypoint #20-21 only
Route link Distance: 36 km Ascent: 258 m Descent: 248 m Terrain: Mixed

Day 9: Souris to Montague
Route link Distance: 56.8 km Ascent: 514 m Descent: 518 m Terrain: Mixed

Day 10: Montague to Iona
Route link Distance: 79.1 km Ascent: 618 m Descent: 550 m Terrain: Mixed

Day 11: Iona to Charlottetown
Route link Distance: 45.8 km Ascent: 302 m Descent: 380 m Terrain: Mixed

Support

Support

Bike Repairs for Self-Guided Island Walk Tours:

Adjustments to MacQueen's rental equipment are free when performed at our shop.

Island Walk by Bike tour packages are provided with suggested contact information for bicycle repair outlets in other areas of PEI, some of which offer paid pickup/roadside assistance services should they be required. Your Final Itinerary will be populated with this information once payment is complete.

Luggage transfer

Luggage transfer

We'll arrange for a local transportation company to pick up and deliver your bags between inns so you can enjoy the Island Walk by bike without the burden of luggage.

Deluxe Hybrid Bicycle Rental

Deluxe Hybrid Bicycle Rental (10 days)

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

Quoted rental equipment services include:
-Deluxe Hybrid equipped with rear carriers and waterbottle cage (bottle included)
-Helmet
-1 Lock
-1 Basic repair kit

Note: it's recommended to plan time for a test ride in Charlottetown before embarking on a multi-day trip. Rentals are for a 24-hour period, so you could schedule pickup 1 day early @ 16:00 and dropoff the final day at the same time (it's no extra charge). Advise when booking if this is your preference.

Handlebar or Trunk Bag
Cycle Charlottetown to Victoria

Cycle Charlottetown to Victoria

Cycle through inland PEI to the southern coast. Enroute, divert a little from the route and make a stop at the Matos Winery & Distillery or just a couple of kilometers in the other direction, the Island Lavender Distillery Farm. Depending on the season, you might indulge in some fresh strawberries from Shore Breeze Farm in Argyle Shore. Your destination is the quaint picture-perfect village of Victoria-by-the-Sea.
Waypoints #32-1
Waypoints #1-2

Route link Distance: 44.8 km Ascent: 518 m Descent: 517 m Terrain: Mixed

Routes available for confirmed participants only.

Discover Victoria by the Sea

Discover Victoria by the Sea

Founded in 1819, the picture-perfect seaside village of Victoria is about halfway between Charlottetown and Summerside. The village has a history in commerce, but today, with a year-round population of under two hundred, there are a number of family-run businesses employing local people, just as there were in the prosperous years up to the 1950’s. The community has attracted a number of creatives and artists.

Visit:
-Keeper’s of the Light at the Victoria Seaport Museum, located in Palmer’s Range Light
-Dine in a sea captain’s house
-Sample handmade chocolates in one of the former general stores
-Attend a play in the community hall (home of the Victoria Playhouse Festival)
-Watch the lobster fishers at the wharf

The Orient Hotel Bed and Breakfast

The Orient Hotel Bed and Breakfast (1 night)

Established in 1900, this historic hotel located in the charming seaside fishing village of Victoria By The Sea on the Island's south shore now operates as a bed and breakfast.

Guests may stay in one of the comfortably-appointed queen rooms, or choose a spacious one- or two-bedroom suite, all with private ensuite bathrooms and most with spectacular water views. Amenities include cable tv, free wireless internet and overhead ceiling fans. A full hot breakfast is served each morning in the dining room.


Quoted: Driftwood Suite
This spacious one bedroom suite features a king bed, sitting room with TV and large full ensuite bath. Enjoy the sunrise and water view from your pillow.
Breakfast included.

Day 2

Luggage transfer

Luggage transfer

We'll arrange for a local transportation company to pick up and deliver your bags between inns so you can enjoy the Island Walk by bike without the burden of luggage.

Cycle Victoria to Summerside

Cycle Victoria to Summerside

You'll catch glimpses of the Confederation Bridge as you approach Borden along this scenic coastal byway. There are some shopping & food options in Gateway Village, including Cow's Ice Cream. Your destination is PEI's second-largest urban center, Summerside.
Waypoints #2-3
Waypoints #3-4

Route link Distance: 41.5 km Ascent: 316 m Descent: 308 m Terrain: Mixed

Routes available for confirmed participants only.

Discover Summerside

Discover Summerside

Summerside is PEI's second largest urban center, a former shipbuilding and commerce port. It continues to hold the position as the leading center for trade & commerce in western PEI. In the first part of the 1900's the town's silver fox trade was prosperous. The city has some forward-thinking planners, with extensive conversion to wind and solar energy initiatives.

Explore Summerside
Things to See & Do in Summerside
Cultural Summerside
Baywalk Boardwalk
Samuel's Coffeehouse

Boardwalk Inn

Boardwalk Inn (1 night)

The Boardwalk Inn is a beautiful historical home built in 1916 for and by M.F. Schurman and is locally known as The Schurman House. The property has been completely, and sympathetically, updated to be in line with all of the necessary requirements to become an Inn featuring 5 guest rooms, a guest lounge and dining room. A beautiful enclosed garden is for enjoying PEI summer days.


Your room features a Queen bed and ensuite shower. Breakfast included.

Day 3

Luggage transfer

Luggage transfer

We'll arrange for a local transportation company to pick up and deliver your bags between inns so you can enjoy the Island Walk by bike without the burden of luggage.

Cycle Summerside to West Point

Cycle Summerside to West Point

Cycle west through the Evangeline Region. Barlow's Interpretive Center in Wellington will reveal part of the local history. Richmond's Dairy Bar is a favorite. Ellerslie features the Green Park Shipbuilding Musem and Yeo House. In Portage discover the Wildlife Management Area, dedicated to conservation. Stop off to check out Leard's grist mill in Coleman, the last remaining one on PEI. You'll complete your Island Walk route in O'Leary and then head south to the West Point Lighthouse.

Waypoint #4 to 5 to Wellington
Waypoint #5 to 6 to McNeil Mills

Waypoint #6 to 7 to O'Leary

Option 1: to O'Leary & West Point
Route link Distance: 84.5 Ascent: 518 m Descent: 532 m Terrain: Mixed

Option 2: Route link Distance: 80.2 km Ascent: 477 m Descent: 491 m Terrain: Mixed

Routes available for confirmed participants only.

West Point Lighthouse

West Point Lighthouse (1 night)

The West Point Lighthouse stands among the Island's most recognizable places. At 69 feet tall, it's PEI's tallest and one of the most unique lighthouses due to its unique tapered square shape and black and white striped paint. Built in 1875, put into operation in 1876, and manned until 1963 when its second keeper, who lived in the attached dwelling, retired; today the lantern operates electrically. In 1987, the inn was established by the West Point Development Corporation, a group of enterprising volunteers based in western Prince Edward Island. In 2011, the inn was revamped yet again with further accommodations being added and updated.

Quoted: 2nd floor room with 2 beds, breakfast included.

Day 4

Luggage transfer

Luggage transfer

Proud's Bicycle Works Studio, based in Tignish, takes care of transferring your luggage mainly between Prince County inns. We normally schedule pickups beginning at 09:00. They'll ensure your bags are waiting for you when you arrive in your next destination so that you just enjoy the ride.

Cycle West Point to Tignish

Cycle West Point to Tignish

Return to O'Leary, then head for the coast. You'll follow the coastal byway north past the Stompin Tom Center in Skinners Pond before cycling to your inn, a former convent in Tignish.
Waypoints #7-8
Waypoints #8-9

Route link Distance: 64 km Ascent: 424 m Descent: 407 m Terrain: Mixed

Routes available for confirmed participants only.

Discover Tignish

Discover Tignish

Tignish is "up west" for Islanders. In the town of about 800 residents, you can check out the Cultural Center to learn of the area's Acadian and Irish heritage and traditions. The St. Simon and St. Jude Church is pretty amazing inside. Indulge in some local fare at M.J.'s Bakery & Caboose Cafe.

Tignish Heritage Inn and Gardens

Tignish Heritage Inn and Gardens (1 night)

Located behind St. Simon and St. Jude Church, at 206 Maple St., built in 1868, this restored Heritage property features magnificent floral gardens and offers the unique charm of the past with all the modern amenities. Within walking distance to restaurants, museum, shopping and mile zero of Confederation Trail. 16 guest rooms with private bath/shower and cable TV. Kitchen and laundry facilities available. Open year round.


Quoted: Room #8

This very spacious second floor room features a queen bed, full bath and cable TV. The room has an 8′ window overlooking the gardens directly down the maple tree lined walkway.
Breakfast included.

Day 5

Luggage transfer

Luggage transfer

Proud's Bicycle Works Studio, based in Tignish, takes care of transferring your luggage mainly between Prince County inns. We normally schedule pickups beginning at 09:00. They'll ensure your bags are waiting for you when you arrive in your next destination so that you just enjoy the ride.

Cycle Tignish to Miscouche

Cycle Tignish to Miscouche

You'll cycle through Alberton, south past oyster country and into the Evangeline Region of PEI before arriving in the village of Miscouche.
Waypoints #10-11
Waypoints #11-12
Waypoints #12-13
Waypoints #13-14

Route link Distance: 86.9 km Ascent: 547 m Descent: 539 m Terrain: Mixed

Routes available for confirmed participants only.

Cascumpec Bay
Cascumpec Bay Oyster Co.
Cascumpec General Store Antiques & Collectibles

Ellerslie-Bideford
Bideford Parsonage Museum
PEI Shellfish Museum
Wellington
Acadian Musem of PEI
St. John the Baptist Historic Church

Prince County Guest House

Prince County Guest House (1 night)

The Prince County Guest House is located directly across from the historic St. John the Baptist church in Miscouche and just 1 km from the Confederation Trail. Featuring 16 unique guest rooms with private bath, the inn also has an on-site restaurant, The Village Pub. It's a most convenient and comfortable location to explore PEI's Evangeline region.

Quoted: Suite #2

The King Suite features a king size bed + double sofabed with private ensuite bath, on the second floor of the inn.
Breakfast not included but available nearby.

Day 6

Luggage transfer

Luggage transfer

We'll arrange for a local transportation company to pick up and deliver your bags between inns so you can enjoy the Island Walk by bike without the burden of luggage.

Cycle Miscouche to North Rustico

Cycle Miscouche to North Rustico

Today's cycling route takes you through Summerside, Kensington, New London & Stanley Bridge into the Prince Edward Island National Park before reaching North Rustico.

Waypoints #14-15

Waypoints #15-16
Waypoints #16-17 (almost)

Route link Distance: 61.1 km Ascent: 612 m Descent: 614 m Terrain: Mixed

Routes available for confirmed participants only.

Poppie's Porch
Village Pottery
Potter's Parlour (ice cream)
P.E.I National Park
MacKenzie's Brook

North Rustico Harbour Inn

North Rustico Harbour Inn (1 night)

The North Rustico Harbour Inn features 18 freshly-renovated suites for a restful night's stay near all Rustico amenities. Each unit features its own unique fireplace mantle, salvaged from various Island homes on the island, with some dating back as early as 1885. Artwork was designed by artist Eric Goggin from New Brunswick who created vintage travel posters to reflect various local sites and monuments. Each unit has use of 2 Adirondack chairs nestled in sand, and is greeted with a hand-made door mat woven from lobster rope by local artist Bonnie Ralph.
Breakfast not included, but you could purchase goods from the Olde Village Bakery and Gallant's Clover Farm and store in your in-room fridge for the morning.

Equipped with one queen bed, 4 piece ensuite, TV, microwave, mini-refrigerator, air conditioning, blackout blinds, and table/chair set.
Maximum occupancy: 2 guests

Rustico Eats

Rustico Eats

North Rustico has a number of good restaurants and a great little bakery. Some dining establishments here require advance reservations. Choose from:
Pedro's Island Eatery
Blue Mussel Cafe
On the Dock Eatery
Fishermans Wharf
Olde Village Bakery

Day 7

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 North Rustico to St. Peters

Cycle North Rustico to St. Peters

Continue heading east and make a stop at the Dunes Gallery & Cafe in Brackley - the extraordinary grounds alone are worth it. Beach before diverting over to check out Robinson's Island trail system. In Covehead it may be too early, but people love the fresh seafood at Richard's Fish & Chips. They're right at the wharf. You may choose to stop in for a refreshing beverage at Dalvay by the Sea, a national historic site. Cycle south and border the Hillsborough Canadian Heritage River. The Mount Stewart area has alot of u-pick berry patches, and is also home to the Abegweit First Nation in Scotchfort. The Scotchfort reserve welcomes Abegweit Tourism and features Epekwitk Gardens & Preserves and Atlantic Canada's first National Healing Forests.

A good portion of the latter part of your ride today will be on the Confederation Trail. The trail section between Morell and St. Peters is exceptionally scenic. The Morell river's popular for kayaking, paddling and fishing for trout and salmon. You'll see cultured mussell farming along the way, plus a lookout to the Greenwich Dunes section of PEI's National Park.
Waypoints #17-18
Waypoints #18-19
Waypoints #19-20

Route link Distance: 89.6 km
Ascent: 616 m Descent: 636 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
Rick's Fish & Chips


Points East Coastal Inn

Points East Coastal Inn (1 night)

A provincially-registered Heritage Place, the Points East Coastal Inn was built in the 1870's for John P. Sullivan, a prominent merchant and farmer in the village of St. Peters Bay. It has a dominant mansard roof with dormers, overlooking the picturesque church, bay and cultured mussel operation. From 1915 until the early '60's, the home was the Manse for the adjacent Presbyterian (now United) church. Many locals were married in the home's front parlour.


Quoted: Confederation room
Overlooking the Bay and Confederation Trail, this room features a private bathroom with large shower.
Breakfast included.

Day 8

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 St. Peters to Souris

Cycle St. Peters to Souris

The Confederation Trail will take you straight through to the Elmira Railway Museum, one of just seven PEI Museum and Heritage sites, marking what was the end of PEI's rail line. The hexagonal wooden East Point Lighthouse marks the northern & easternmost tip of PEI. It's also where the Gulf of the St Lawrence tides meet the Northumberland Strait. Stop at the Basin Head Provincial Park, beach and Fisheries museum. The "Singing Sands" nickname comes from the sound the geologically-unique pure white sand makes when you step on it, due to a high silica content. Your route to the town of Souris includes a portion of the New Harmony scenic heritage road with its tree-shaded tunnel and colorful rumrunning history.
Waypoints #20-21
Waypoints #21-22
Waypoints #22-23
Waypoints #23-24

Option : Waypoints #20-24
Route link Distance: 83.7 km Ascent: 693 m Descent: 683 m Terrain: Mixed

Option 2: Waypoint #20-21 only
Route link Distance: 36 km Ascent: 258 m Descent: 248 m Terrain: Mixed


Points East Coastal Drive

Routes available to confirmed participants only.

Discover Souris

Discover Souris

Situated amidst an absolutely stunning seascape vista, Souris serves as the economic hub of Eastern Kings County. Heavily dependent on both land and sea, preserving the rich farming and fishing traditions of the region, Souris residents maintain a very comfortable rural lifestyle that enhances the community’s charm. The Basin Head Fisheries Museum gives visitors a glimpse into the region's history while the neighbouring white "singing sands" beach is one of the province's finest. A number of retail stores, restaurants and public services are available in town while a ferry service connects the travelers the Quebec Magdalen Islands.

Souris
Dining
The Fiddling Fisherman Lookout (just across the bridge) is being refurbished and promises to be a unique cultural venue.
Artisans on Main
Wildlife

ShantyStay Accommodations

ShantyStay Accommodations (1 night)

Located in the heart of the seaside town of Souris, ShantyStay offers 10 simple and rustic yet clean, cozy hand-built affordable cabins with a distinct PEI nautical style. Walking distance to Souris Beach, Confederation Trail, Souris Harbour, CTMA Ferry terminal, shops and dining establishments.

Quoted: Room with double bed

Breakfast not included, but available nearby.

Musical Dinner Cruise

Musical Dinner Cruise

Optional experience (seasonal):
Captain J.J. Chaisson, multi-instrumentalist and fisherman, offers an authentic Island cultural trip like no other. Step dancing, fiddle music, lobster fishing and tasty eats are all part of the experience aboard his boat, with the dramatic red cliffs of his hometown of Souris as the stage.

Book directly:
Fiddling Fisherman
Fiddling Fisherman on Facebook


Day 9

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 Souris to Montague

Cycle Souris to Montague

Cycle sections of the Points East Coastal Drive combined with Confederation Trail as you make your way to the town of Montague in the 3 Rivers municipality.
Waypoints #24-25
Waypoints #25-26
Waypoints #26-27

Route link Distance: 56.8 km Ascent: 514 m Descent: 518 m Terrain: Mixed

Boughton River Trail
Cardigan River Trail
Cardigan, fun facts

Routes available for confirmed participants only.

Discover Montague

Discover Montague

Montague's a small town located within the Three Rivers municipality in Kings County. Also known as “Montague the Beautiful”, you'll find a tranquil river, tree-lined streets and and number of stately heritage homes. At the heart of Montague is its wharf and marina. Enjoy the boardwalk which runs along the waterfront and is part of the Confederation Trail. The town also features a couple of excellent local craft breweries.

Attractions
Artisans on Main
Garden of the Gulf Museum
Town of Montague
Montague Marina
River Run Dining Cruises
More Montague Activities

Lanes Riverhouse Inn & Cottages

Lanes Riverhouse Inn & Cottages (1 night)

Lane's is a small hotel right in the heart of Montague, walking distance to restaurants, craft breweries, shopping, the marina and more. The property features comfortable, secluded suites and cottages overlooking the beautiful Montague River.

Quoted: Standard room with options for king or 2-queen beds. Breakfast included.

Day 10

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 Montague to Iona

Cycle Montague to Iona

We may be partial since we grew up out this way, but this may be one of the loveliest rides of all. Your route hugs the coast today to the Panmure Island peninsula. A picturesque white sand beach connects via a causeway to an Island and PEI's oldest wooden lighthouse. The beach is supervised in the summer and has dining and washroom facilities. PEI's native Mi'kmaq population traditionally visited the sandbars at this beach for clamming in the summer. The area features Panmure Island Provincial Park and small rural community. Poverty Beach is a designated natural area and good for off-the-beaten-path lovers. Murray Harbour is the last small town you'll hit before arriving in your destination, Murray River. Pop in to some of the local bakeries, wharfs, handcraft outlets. From here, resume the Island Walk route through wooded areas, past the Gariloch Trail to Iona in the community of Belfast.

This accommodation venue doesn't offer transfer to evening meals, but they do allow you to heat up food in their kitchen and we're also keeping our ears open to see if a ride share service doesn't start up this summer in the community. The owner passed me a link to this just the other day as I'd mentioned it would be really appealing to many of our cyclists looking for an evening meal.

For dinner when guests stay at Kro in the Skye, we often recommend the Chowder House, reservations required. There's also Country Taste Kitchen & Bakery, right beside the Chuckwagon Farm Market & Corn Maze in Newtown. It's not too far from Cooper's Store in Eldon where you could pick up something simple and just make a picnic - they're a PEI Liquor outlet too.

Route link Distance: 79.1 km Ascent: 618 m Descent: 550 m Terrain: Mixed

Routes available for confirmed participants only.

Fodhla House

Fodhla House (1 night)

Fodhla's the poetic name for Ireland, and this area was settled primary by Irish immigrants. Your hosts are Charlie & Janet O'Brien and guests will occupy their spare bedroom and have private use of the adjacent washroom. A comfortable double bed and cozy towels are provided. Breakfast consists of great coffee, delicious muffins or cinnamon rolls, some fruit and yogurt to get your day started. Guests are welcome to relax in the living room or outdoor deck.

Note: This property only has 1 room.
Continental breakfast included.
Your hosts are often busy with grandchildren so can't commit to providing transportation to evening meals, but do offer the use of their microwave or oven, plus freezer/fridge if you'd like to heat something up. They could also procure supplies in advance for a fee if interested in heating up something frozen, perhaps. We like The Handpie Co., a local woman entrepreneur who's recently expanded operations and sells her products in a number of PEI venues.

Alternative accommodation option:
We could quote an alternative in Point Prim, if extra kms are not an issue. They have a 2-nt minimum stay.
For dinner when guests stay at Kro in the Skye (2-night minimum stay), we often recommend the Chowder House, reservations required.

Day 11

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 Iona to Charlottetown

Cycle Iona to Charlottetown

Follow the trail west through woodlands. You could take a short diversion in Kinross and skip over to check out Orwell Corner Historic Village and the MacPhail Woods Ecological Forestry Project (kms not included in this description, but no problem to add if you'd like). Your destination is the capital, Charlottetown, and you'll take the new active transportation path across the Hillsborough Bridge to complete your Island journey.
Waypoints #30-31
Waypoints #31-32

Route link Distance: 45.8 km Ascent: 302 m Descent: 380 m Terrain: Mixed

Routes available for 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

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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.

Island Walk by Bike Packages
CAD $/person, includes HST
Inquire for custom itinerary planning services, rates for groups/families. Trips can be tailored to your travel period and budget.
With luggage transfers Without luggage transfers
(rates include panniers)
$ individual tour departures Double
Occupancy
Single
Occupancy
2 Singles Double
Occupancy
Single
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2 Singles
Merry-Go-Round Short Loop $3200 $ 5745 $ 3990 $ 2080 $ 3400 $ 2855 Request Quote

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View PEI Supported Independent Cycle Tours

Includes:

-Deluxe hybrid bicycle with rear carrier, helmet or trunk bag, water bottle cage & bottle, helmet, lock, basic repair kit
-Route plotting, detailed routes & maps. Available in advance for download &/ printing.
-Contacts for paid roadside assistance and/or bicycle repair services in PEI
-Prepaid accommodations (most with breakfast, details in itineraries), selected for proximity to evening meals
-Tip-to-tip trips include shuttle from/to Charlottetown at beginning/end of journey
-Optional luggage transfer services (mostly daily, see itineraries for details)
-Suggestions for meals & entertainment

More Info

#1 Tip for cyclists: PEI’s prevailing winds are southwesterly.
For information on independent touring services including routes, accommodations, meals and more we invite you to peruse these links:
Island Walk Map
Confederation Trail Info
Tourism PEI

Families

Child trailers, youth bicycles, tandems and trail-a-bikes are available for family touring.