Canada: Prince Edward Island

PEI Walking Tour / NEW!

Six days; five nights. Easy trail and beach walking, including parts of the Confederation Trail and PEI National Park beaches. Optional extra activities include sea kayaking, cycling, golf, and fishing.
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Itinerary



Start: Charlottetown, PEI, The Great George, 13:00, day one.


Finish: Charlottetown, PEI, The Great George, 17:00, day six.


Day 1

Charlottetown

In 1864, a small group of leaders from the maritime areas of what is now Canada and Northeastern US, met to discuss the formation of a new country. You will learn more about their success on an interpretive walk through the historic center with costumed guides. Enjoy an early dinner at Mavor’s Restaurant in the Confederation Centre of the Arts which features local artisans as part of their chic decor. In the evening, you can attend the famous performance of Anne of Green Gables; tickets can be limited and should be purchased at same time you reserve your trip. D (meal inclusions provided for guided tours only; self-guided tours include breakfasts only)
The Great George, or; The Hotel on Pownal, Charlottetown

Day 2

13km

A short transfer from Charlottetown takes you to Victoria-by-the-Sea, where you can visit the lighthouse and stock up on lobster rolls and PEI chocolates for a picnic lunch, before going on to see the Confederation Bridge and Gateway Village. From here you will walk along the Confederation Trail to your charming lodge at Kinkora. BLD
Chez Shea Inn, Kinkora

Day 3

10km

Begin with a 30-minute transfer to the north coast. Fuel up with espressos and Danishes, then walk along one of the lesser known and nicest beaches on the island, from the mouth of Malpeque Bay – famous for its oysters, toward the Cape Tryon lighthouse. This beach walk is spectacular, especially at low tide, when you can skirt the headlands in bare feet. Visit the Shining Waters Anne of Green Gables museum before an end of day transfer to Cavendish, next door to Green Gables Heritage Place. BLD
The Beach House, French River, or;
Kindred Spirits inn & Cottages, Cavendish

Day 4

12-15km; optional alternatives include sea-kayaking, golf, deep sea fishing, and cycling.

Visit Green Gables Heritage Place, then walk Homestead Trail and Cavendish Beach. After lunch at Richard’s Seafood or the Dunes Café, enjoy hiking the trails of Robinson’s Island from Brackley Beach. B
Same lodging

Day 5

14-22km

After a morning walk on Blooming Point Beach – where the Nature Conservancy has protected a rich diversity of wetlands and dunes, transfer 15 minutes to the Trailside Café for lunch, then to follow the Confederation Trail along the shore of St. Peter’s Bay. This is considered the most scenic stretch of the entire Confederation Trail. Afterwards, walk the boardwalks at Greenwich Dunes, before finishing at your very comfortable inn. BD
The Inn at St. Peter’s, St. Peter’s Bay; or

Inn at Bay Fortune , Bay Fortune

Day 6

12km

Visit the Fisheries Museum at Basin Head, then enjoy a long walk and beachcombing on the fine sand, known as Singing Sands because it squeaks as you walk. There is an adventurous crossing to the completely deserted beach at South Lake if you are so inclined. Return to Charlottetown by 17:00. BL



Description



Note about the route:

Easy crushed surface trails and beach walks.




Prince Edward Island’s beaches form a large part of its coastal perimeter – a halo of soft sand lapped by what are known as the “warmest waters north of the Carolinas”. This adventure introduces you to the island’s best coastlines, and allows you plenty of time to enjoy them, with long beach-combing walks, plenty of solitude, and refreshing dips in the waves as often as you like. There is some inland walking, along the best sections of the Confederation Trail – a former rail line revived as a hiking and biking trail way, through farmland, forest, and wildflower meadows. If you liked the “Anne of Green Gables” story, you will be delighted with the opportunities to see your reflection in the enchanted bookcase, gaze across the Lake of Shining Waters, and visit many of the landscapes that inspired Lucy Maud Montgomery. We bet you will be similarly inspired by the beauty, reveling in the summer attractions of land, sea, and air that lure us to Prince Edward Island year after year.



Map & Elevations





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Day # Daily distance
1
  Walking tour Charlottetown
2
  13km on Confederation Trail
3
  10km beach walk
4
  12-15km on trails and sand
5
  14-22km on beaches
6
  12km on beaches and trails




Learn more



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.

You can combine this itinerary with a few days on the Magdalen Islands for a unique Multisport Adventure, including cycling, kayaking, and kite buggying. In nearby Nova Scotia, try our similar South Shore & Fundy Bike adventure!



Costs



US 2615 C 3145 (tax included)

(6 days, 5 nights, 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners, luggage handling, maps and route instructions, van and guide support)

US 2295 C 2765 (tax included)

(6 days, 5 nights, 5 breakfasts, transfers to and from walks. Maps and route notes, inn to inn luggage transfers)

Single
Occupancy

US 545 C 655 (tax included)




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