Prince Edward Island: Family Multisport
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.
Day 1: Meet in Charlottetown
You 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" (for tickets and schedules, visit www.charlottetownfestival.com). If the performance is not scheduled for tonight, you will have the chance to attend the musical later in the trip. D
Hillhurst Inn, 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
Day 3: Seakayaking, fishing, golf, and up to 32km cycling
Start the day with an introductory seakayak 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 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
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. Peters 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
Relaxed breakfast followed by a morning transfer to Charlottetown, arriving there by noon. Optional cycling can be added on request. B
Those continuing to our Magdalen Islands Adventure can rest at one of two fabulous inns close to where the cycling finishes. We can pick you up again late the following morning.
|Start:||Charlottetown 15:00, day one|
|Finish:||Charlottetown at noon, day six|
|Guided Cost:||$2195 Children sharing with 2 adults receive a 20% discount. If children are under five years old, this becomes 50% (per person, includes 6 days, 5 nights, 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners, luggage handling, full-time guide, van support, maps and route notes).|
|Bicycle Rental:||Hybrid: $145; Racing: $195; Electric-assist: $265; Children’s bikes/tagalongs/trailers: $95|
|2013 Guided Dates:||July 7-12; Aug 4-9. Add your own dates (learn more)|
|Extend your stay:||This trip can be extended with the Magdalen Islands Multisport Adventure, for an exciting 2 week active holiday.|
All details and pricing are subject to change without notice.
14% sales tax applies, but a 50% refund will be applied for non-Canadians.