Welcome to The Independent Tourist Prince Edward Island Group Tour

Starting Aug 21, ending the evening of Aug 27, 2020

This exclusive island tour includes 6 nights/6 days cycling, 6 dinners, 3 lunches, a support vehicle, sweep mechanic guide, bikes, and directed by local islanders. All routes and transfers are set for the best of the island and efficiency.

Introduction:

North America’s eastern coast is renowned for its ocean vista’s, bustling islands and salty locals whose very existence rely on the bountiful sea. Off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, lies Prince Edward Island, a 200-mile-long island where these attributes are evident as you explore the island’s quiet coastal roads and traverse its center on the famous Confederation Trail.

Day 1 & 2 – Our tour begins with an overnight in Charlottetown, then on to North Cape Lighthouse on day 2 to start our cycling. We’ll cycle the coast and head south along quiet roads passing beautiful ports lined with fishing boats, light houses and seemingly unending coastal views. You’ll witness the harvesting of Irish moss and learn about lobster fishing, professions for which PEI is well known.

Day 3 & 4 – Day 3 consists of a cycling loop which enables us to experience a section of coastline that is home to the West Point Lighthouse with views across the Northumberland Strait to New Brunswick and the south shore lobster fisheries. The following day, we cycle beside stunning bays and coastline famous for Malpeque Oysters, PEI blue mussel and eel fishing. We’ll also be introduced to the island’s Confederation Trail, a portion of the Trans Canada Trail. This Rail to Trail gently rolls through charming inland villages brimming with Canadian culture. As we finish the day at the Acadian Museum in Miscouche. Our shuttle crew then whisks us away for a stay at a cliff side inn on the Gulf of St Lawerence.

Day 5 & 6 – From our stay in Brackley Beach, we’ll cycle through beautiful Prince Edward Island National Park and along the Confederation Trail to St Peters Bay. There we will shuttle to our lodging and home for the next two nights on a secluded beach in Hermanville.  You have the option to continue cycling for a bit more mileage or really gear up and complete a century ride packed with gorgeous seaside views. Day 6 consists of another circular loop that takes us to the historic, 1867 East Point Lighthouse and to North Lake, home to PEI’s tuna fishing industry before returning to Hermanville.

Day 7 – A short morning transfer starts us in Montague along the island’s south shore for our final cycling day. We enjoy fabulous views across to Cape Breton Isle & mainland Nova Scotia. This day also includes a private one hour boat tour across Murray Harbor, with bikes aboard, and finishes at Little Sands. There will be one final transfer to Charlottetown where we say our farewells. Please observe that cyclists will need to make their own lodging arrangements or travel plans for this evening. Rooms will be available at our recommended hotel Dundee Arms for $135 (per person) for the night’s stay. Itinerary suggested optional lodging is noted.

Independent Tourist’s PEI group tour is like no other. Our local guides are unsurpassed in their knowledge of the island. Your shuttle driver is a native who has spent his entire life on Prince Edward Island and most of it providing services for bicycle tourists. Our sweep is an energetic UK native who has spent his summers on the island since 1993 accompanying guests and showing them all that Prince Edward Island has to offer from a bicycle seat. Their knowledge, charm and wit may likely be the highlight of your PEI adventure!

 

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive and stay overnight at Charlottetown lodging.

Day 2: Morning transfer and bike fitting to North Cape – Dinner included – Lunch not included – Cycling 50km (31m) with an overnight in Mill River

Day 3: Dinner and lunch included – Cycling loop of 75km (46m) with an overnight in Mill River – Dinner off site

Day 4: Dinner and lunch included – Cycling 75km (46m) with short end of cycling day transfer for an overnight in Brackley Beach

Day 5: Dinner included – Lunch not included – Cycling 65km (40m) with short end of cycling day transfer for an overnight in Hermanville

Day 6: Dinner and lunch included – Cycling loop of 60km (37m) with an overnight in Hermanville – Dinner off site

Day 7: Dinner included – Lunch not included – Short morning transfer to Montague – Cycling 70 km (43m) with private one hour boat tour – short transfer to Charlottetown for an overnight arranged by cyclists

Dinner restaurants are handpicked by our guides and the non-lunch days will have us right at the best locations at the right time.

Price is $2,195 USD per person based on double occupancy. Add $650 USD for requested single cyclist.