PEI’s gaining a reputation as the walking & cycling capital of Canada, with designated recreational trail infrastructure growing every year. All of MacQueen’s Island Walk by Bike tour packages are customizable, and can be shortened to cover fewer Island Walk sections, with optional or less frequent luggage transfers if preferred. If keeping costs down and lowering your carbon footprint is a priority, we have options for rental packages with panniers as an alternative to prepaid luggage transfers. You can stay in a lighthouse, a former church or convent, a yurt, a train caboose or try glamping at an actual dock. Not to mention an array of comfortable, historic and authentic inns and B&Bs hosted by some of PEI’s best hospitality professionals.
We recommend planning time for a test ride in Charlottetown before embarking on your Island Walk by bicycle adventure. Using the designated Island Walk routes, we offer 2 different tip-to-tip trips including shuttle from/to Charlottetown at the beginning/end. Seven other journeys begin & end in Charlottetown and most include the option for daily luggage transfers. A couple of properties we’ve chosen have 2-night minimum stays, so we’ve designed loops out of those properties where you can explore the local surroundings and settle in a little more. We’ve chosen accommodation partners who either provide, can arrange for, or are in close proximity to evening meals.
Due to popular demand from familes and those who want to avoid vehicular traffic almost altogether, we’ve published one Confederation Trail tip-to-tip package. For novice riders it can be adjusted to a 7-night trip with all rides under 50 kms/day and average daily distance of 40.0 kms. If interested in customizing any of our itineraries, send us all the details in a Quote Request form. That’s Step #1 for all trip proposals.
Our team of local resident cyclists takes care of booking the highest quality rental equipment with an emergency repair kit, tried & true accommodations, expert route planning with a curated list of some of our favorite local options for dining and activities, plotting downloadable routes for your trip, transferring your luggage between inns and providing a list of local bicycle repair service providers at the ready should you require mechanical assistance during your journey. We take care of the details so you just enjoy the ride. Travel at your pace with confidence in MacQueen’s.
Your final itinerary will include links to some of our favorite local culinary highlights, activities, cultural venues and more, allowing you to customize your Island Walk by Bike or Confederation Trail bike adventure to your own particular tastes and interests. Suggestions include (but are hardly limited to) local wineries, distilleries, craft breweries, dairy bars, seafood shacks, clam digs/bakes, river cruises, or lobster boils aboard a fishing boat accompanied by the lilting tunes of a fiddling captain and his family, and some of the finest dining and local fare available on our fair isle.
Note that some sections of the Island Walk may be less than optimal in rainy conditions, or be suited more to walkers than cyclists, so unless you’re following the official route religiously for personal reasons, you should use your judgement and common sense and divert if clay has turned to mud, or you would make better time on a less-traveled alternative paved road to arrive at your destination. Incorporating these kinds of detours into your route on the fly is relatively simple with digital applications.
|2023 Island Walk by Bike & Confederation Trail Packages|
|Prices per person in CAD $ – All taxes included|
|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
(2 ppl in 1 room)
(2 ppl in 2 rooms)
|6 nts Confederation Trail Tip to Tip||$2295||$4186||$2757||$1975||$3377||$2437||Request Quote|
|6 nts Cycling Central Loop||$2003||$3508||$2841||$1721||$2886||$2559||Request Quote|
|6 nts Tip to Tip North Shore
|8 nts Cycling Eastern Loop||$2856||$5093||$3676||$2015||$3340||$2898||Request Quote|
|10 nts Tip to Tip South Shore
|10 nts Merry-Go-Round Short Loop||$3486||$6237||$4332||$2319||$3817||$3291||Request Quote|
|10 nts Cycling Central & Western Loop||$3248||$5762||$4629||$2502||$4355||$3883||Request Quote|
|13 nts Cycling Central & Eastern Loop||$4411||$7596||$5861||$2996||$5418||$4699||Request Quote|
|16 nts Merry-Go-Round Long Loop||$5072||$9329||$6904||$3567||$6178||$5564||Request Quote|
-Deluxe hybrid bicycle with rear carrier, helmet or trunk bag, water bottle cage & bottle, helmet, lock, basic repair kit.
We can quote for upgrades to e-bikes if required.
-Route plotting. Routes available in advance with private access for you to download &/ print detailed routes & maps.
Requires sign-up for a free plotaroute.com account. View sample route with public access.
Don’t have a Garmin? Have a look at the BikeGPX app for Android & Apple devices.
-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
#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
PEI Cycling Laws & Safety
Child trailers, youth bicycles, tandems and trail-a-bikes are available for family touring.