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.
“Met us along the route with snacks and fruit – really
loved the Freewheeling granola bars!” – Veronica and Len T.
The easiest routes we offer, these are generally flat and cover relatively relaxed distances. You will be comfortable riding a hybrid bike, walking in sneakers, or paddling a light kayak, and will normally have time to take many photos and enjoy extended lunches.
Family-oriented pace. There are optional longer cycling routes daily and alternatives for non-cyclists.
- DAY 1: Introductions
- DAY 2: 44 km + options
- DAY 3: 32 km + options
- DAY 4: Up to 57 km
- DAY 5: 38 km + options
- DAY 6: Farewells
Start: Charlottetown, PEI, The Great George09:00, day one. Please contact us to arrange alternate pickup location. Optional transfers from Nova Scotia are $85 per person and depart the day before the tour begins from downtown Halifax at 18:00 or Halifax Airport at 18:30, arriving in Charlottetown at ~22:00.
Finish: Charlottetown, PEI, The Great Georgenoon, day six. Optional transfers to Nova Scotia at $85 pp and depart PEI at 17:00, arriving in Halifax at ~21:00.
Please contact us to arrange alternate plans, if necessary.
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 (Meal inclusions provided for guided trips only. Self-guided trips include breakfasts only)
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
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
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
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
All details and pricing are subject to change without notice.
Guided: C 3295 (per person, double occupancy)
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, 15% sales tax. 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%.
Single Occupancy: 760
Aluminum Racing: 295
Carbon Racing: 455
All details and pricing are subject to change without notice.
2022 Guided dates:
- Jul 9-15
- Aug 6-12
2023 Guided dates:
- Jul 8-14
- Aug 5-11
Self-Guided available any dates, except for those listed above. New dates are also welcomed for guided or private departures.
Interested in custom or private departures?
Please see above for accurate pricing and inclusions, unless we have proposed a customized trip for you and those details are provided in your custom proposal.
1. Choose an advertised date to join a small group, or see our Join a Group page to see where groups are already forming.
2. Pick your own dates. We will confirm quickly, and are happy to talk with you as you make your choice. If you would like a private guided date, price remains the same as advertised if you have at least six. If you prefer self-guided, we usually only require two participants to initiate a new date at the advertised price, and can sometimes reduce prices for you if you have four or more.
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.