Canada: Prince Edward Island

PEI Family Multisport & Bike Tour


Five nights, and five days of cycling, with sea kayaking, walking, boat trips, swimming, and daily options for non-cycling guests. The pace is comfortable for children aged 6 and older, and for multi-generational groups.

“Our group had a great time. The hospitality of the PEI people was second to none. It couldn’t have been better!” - Bev B.








Itinerary


Start: Charlottetown Airport, 15:00, day one. Please contact us to arrange an earlier pickup location in downtown Charlottetown.


Finish: Charlottetown, noon, day six.


Day 1:

Meet in Charlottetown; Introductions

Your guides will collect you from the Charlottetown Airport at 15:00, and transfer to your inn about ten minutes away. If you arrive earlier, they will meet you at your inn. An early dinner, following a guided walking tour of Charlottetown’s historic district, will allow time to attend the musical "Anne of Green Gables". If the performance is not scheduled for tonight, you will have the chance to attend the musical later in the trip. D

The Great George; or
Hotel on Pownal, Charlottetown



Day 2:

Cycling up to 44km, swimming, beach walking, museum and rides

The adventure begins with a short transfer to PEI National Park. After getting familiar with bikes, ride to Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables House. Spend the afternoon swimming and exploring beaches and lighthouses near Cavendish then transfer to your inn near PEI National Park. BLD
Dalvay-by-the-Sea, Dalvay, or;
Shaw's Hotel, Brackley Beach

Day 3:

Sea kayaking, fishing, golf, and up to 32km cycling

Start the day with an introductory sea kayak paddle in sheltered waters of Rustico Harbour, behind the sand dunes of the National Park. After lunch, pedal along the national park beaches on fabulous beach roads, or choose from optional independent activities including deep-sea fishing, golf, windsurfing, swimming in the warm Gulf waves, browsing in a gallery of local artists, or just lingering over a fantastic snack at Dalvay-by-the-Sea or the Dunes Restaurant. This is an easy day, with time to enjoy the abundant distractions. BLD
Same lodging

Day 4:

Cycling up to 57km on paved roads and the Confederation Trail

Turning inland through rolling farmland, you will practice your navigation skills following rural roads towards a picnic lunch overlooking St. Peter's Bay from old train trestles, and eventually to the much quieter and more varied East Coast of the Island. Golf options are available for non-cyclists. BLD
The Inn at St. Peter's, St. Peter's Bay; or

Johnson Shore Inn, Hermanville

Day 5:

Cycling up to 38km, swimming, beach walking and museums

Cycle to Naufrage Harbour, and follow the north shore eastward to East Point Lighthouse. Lunch options in Hermanville, North Lake, or East Point. Spend the afternoon at Basin Head swimming and playing on miles of deserted beach and dunes; walk on the singing sands at Basin Head and visit the boat building museum there. Options for non-cyclists include golf, paddling, fishing, and hiking. BLD
Same lodging

Day 6:

Farewell

Relaxed breakfast followed by a morning transfer to Charlottetown, arriving there by noon. Optional cycling can be added on request. B





Description




Note about the route:

Family-oriented pace. There are optional longer cycling routes daily and alternatives for non-cyclists.






Prince Edward Island is so well suited to active family holidays, with its beaches, parks, plays, and summery distractions, that it’s the summer home for many families. You will begin with a bike ride near the PEI National Park, and will have plenty of time to discover the beauty of the north shore beaches and dunes. After warming up amid the temptations and tastes of Cavendish, Stanhope, and Brackley Beach, and paddling on the waters of Malpeque Bay, you will ride the nicest sections of the Confederation Trail enroute to East Point Lighthouse. Stops along the way will include the bridges at the fishing village of Naufrage Harbour and the singing sands of Basin Head. There will be swims, walks, and nights in particularly welcoming inns. The pace will be set to suit the children, and once you have reserved your trip, we will do our best to match you with similar families.


Trip history: A summer destination for Atlantic Canadians, PEI’s beaches and warm waters make it a favourite family destination for Atlantic Canadians. As such, Most FA staff are familiar with its secrets and charms. Until 1997 it could only be reached by ferry or air, which gave it an exotic, island cachet. There is now an 8-mile bridge connecting it to the mainland – good for farmers, and still of debatable merit to residents and summer visitors.


Highlights: Warm water, sandy beaches, Great farm fresh and seafood, Gentle terrain for cycling, Great colours, (green fields, blue sea, red earth, wildflowers) Confederation bike trail.





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PEI is often touted as Canada's best golf destination so keen golfers will want to make time for a few rounds. Seafood enthusiasts may wish to dig Giant Clams and then steam them up fresh at a beach cookout. Those interested in lounging with a cocktail may wish to sample some Island "Shine" best served with an ample dose of local live music.

If you are driving to Charlottetown and need a place to park your vehicle for the duration of your tour, secure dowtown options are listed here, but you should also ask your pre-tour lodging provider for options too.





Costs

Guided
15% tax included

US 2295 C 2595

(per person, includes 6 days, 5 nights, 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners, luggage handling, full-time guide, van support, kayaking and instruction, maps and route notes). Children sharing with 2 adults receive a 15% discount. For childern under 12 that discount is 20%. If children are under five years old, this becomes 50%.

Self-Guided

N/A

Not available for this tour.

Single Occupancy
15% tax included

US 675 C 775

Bicycle Rental
15% tax included

Hybrid: US 135 C 155
Racing: US 255 C 295
Full Carbon Racing: US 395 C 455
Electric-assist: US 395 C 455
Tandem Bicycles, Trailer Bikes and Child Trailers also available.


All details and pricing are subject to change without notice.

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Custom or Private Tours

Want to go but on different dates?
Want to make a change to the itinerary?
We can adapt for you!



Here are some terms:

Bring your friends. We will run most of these trips for you whenever you want, at the advertised price for a group of four or more on a guided trip, or two if it's self-guided! We reserve the right to make changes if the original inns, etc. are already booked. If you cannot find others, let us advertise the trip for you! Give us a commitment as far in advance as you can. As long as we have the minimum number of guests at the start, the price will be as advertised. The catch is that if it is just two of you and you want a guided trip, you must be willing to pay a 20% premium in the event that others do not join you. The bright side is that, once reserved, you can count on the trip, whether it remains private or becomes a larger group. Ask for changes to the itinerary.

We are very flexible, and given enough time, can create a new itinerary to match your desires.