PEI Supported Independent Cycle Tours

MacQueen’s is PEI’s longest-running and largest bicycle specialty shop and is based in the center of the Island in Charlottetown. MacQueen’s provides professional equipment, expert local route planning by our team of local resident cyclists, and reservations at select B&Bs and Inns with in-house dining or close to evening meal venues. We’ll take care of transferring your luggage between inns so you can just enjoy the ride and if a mechanical problem arises, as soon as you notify we can immediately be on our way to assist (we’re never further than an hour away).

Our supported independent PEI bicycle tours offer unparalleled flexibility for almost all levels of cyclists. There are no guides, groups, locked itinerary or pre-set dates. Stop, dine on sumptuous Island fare and cycle when and where you wish. Travel at your pace with confidence in our intimate knowledge of our native province, Prince Edward Island.

Typically, trips begin Charlottetown with professional outfitting, a short city tour and accommodations in the historic district of our capital city. Then cycle to the quiet eastern coast visiting Montague’s waterfront and picturesque Panmure Island. From there you have a choice of cycling to Souris and the “singing sands” of Basin Head, to St Peters and the unique sand dunes of our PEI National Park at Greenwich, or heading west to the PEI National Park and Dalvay before returning to Charlottetown. Or, if you prefer, visit both Souris and St Peters and savor the unique flavors of both destinations. Return to Charlottetown via one of our favorite sections of the Confederation Trail, encountering quaint fishing villages, lighthouses, farmland, beaches, serenity, and friendly, down-to-earth locals that are the true pride of Prince Edward Island. Your pre-trip information kit will include links to some of our favorite local culinary highlights, activities, cultural venues and more, allowing you to customize your Island bike adventure to your own particular tastes and interests. Suggestions include (but are hardly limited to) local wineries, distilleries, craft breweries, our famous Culinary Institute, 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.

 

Tour details

Included

  • Deluxe Touring Bikes: Includes professional outfitting, at least one bike equipped with handlebar or trunk bag, rear platform carrier & bungee cord, souvenir water bottle and helmet. At least one bike will be outfitted with cycle computer. Bicycle lock is not necessary, but available if desired. Additional equipment available as per our published rental rates.
  • Accommodation in Island inns and bed & breakfasts. Rooms are equipped with private bath. Additional nights may be arranged before or after your tour.
  • All breakfasts (except Lane’s Cottages)
  • Luggage transfers
  • Detailed route cards & highlighted maps
  • Emergency road repair service
  • All taxes

Cycling Dates & Availability

Tours can start any day you choose. Many of the properties are small Inns and B&Bs and space is limited. It’s important to book early, especially in July and August when “no vacancies” often  occur, but we have alternative properties in each destination.

Routes

Daily routes average 50km (31 mi). Route cards will indicate distances while extended rides are available on request. Once you depart Charlottetown, you’ll stay 2 nights at each property. If the distance between properties is too great, we may be able to prearrange a partial transfer for you and your bike. On alternate days you can lengthen or shorten your suggested route as desired. We mostly use scenic byways, heritage roads & the Confederation Trail. Road cycling will either be on a broad shoulder or on less-travelled paved surfaces.

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Families

We have child trailers available for family touring and a wide selection of youth bicycles and trail-a-bikes.

Routes

Your actual cycling route may vary according to available accommodations upon booking. Our itineraries can be developed around a variety of our preferred small scale Island inns, bed & breakfasts or hotels with just minor fluctuations in daily mileage.

Meals

Breakfast is included each morning, except when staying at Lane’s Cottages in Montague.

Accommodations

We have hand-selected preferred quaint inn and b&b operators for our independent cycle tour programs, all with private bath and located near evening meal venues.

Prince Edward Island 2018 Tour Pricing ($ CAD)
All taxes included
June through October
Typical Prices using suggested B&Bs/Inns
Tour Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
5 Nights/6 Days Montague/Souris $1455.88 & up (per person) inquire Request $/Availability  Reserve
5 Nights/6 Days Montague/St. Peters $1510.17 & up (per person) inquire Request $/Availability Reserve
7 Nights/8 Days Montague/Souris/St. Peters $1882.87 & up (per person) inquire Request $/Availability  Reserve
7 Nights/8 Days Montague/St. Peters/Dalvay $1971.79 & up (per person) inquire Request $/Availability Reserve

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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)

Emergency Road Repair Service

Included for all MacQueen’s rental equipment

Booking Information / Cancellation Policy