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North Cape to East Point PEI

Primarily Quiet Paved Roads

7 Days – 337 km (210 mi)
$1,420 per person/double occupancy

Best Start Dates:
June 1-Sept 30 Most days of the Week
Sorry No starts July 5 – July 7 (Cavendish Music Festival)

What’s Included:

  • 6 days of cycling
  • 1 travel day
  • 7 nights in Bed & Breakfast or small inn
  • Lodging near evening restaurants
  • 7 mornings with breakfast
  • Parking at Charlottetown (available at $7 per day)
  • Shuttle on Day 7 – East Point to Charlottetown
  • Bring your bike or rent
  • Daily luggage transfer to the next inn
  • Maps and daily route directions
  • Emergency assistance
  • Our one of a kind: Independent Tourist t-shirt
  • 10% discount for returning customer

This is one of our most popular Prince Edward Island biking tours running the full length of PEI.

Day 2 shuttle from your B&B in Charlottetown to North Cape/Tignish at the west end of the Island.  Enjoy small villages of PEI as you ride the length of Canada’s smallest province during the week.  Good views of the sea most days.

Day 7 shuttle is provided from East Point Lighthouse to Charlottetown for a last overnight on the tour.

Day 1 (Travel Day-Arrive in Charlottetown, PEI)

This is a day to travel to PEI, flying or driving. An overnight stay in Charlottetown is included on Day 1.

Day 2-Shuttle: Charlottetown to North Cape/Tignish in western PEI    Cycling 35 km or 57 km (22 or 36 mi) Lodging: Mill River

9 AM: Your shuttle will pick you up at your Charlottetown lodging for the ride to North Cape/Tignish in western PEI (2 hour drive). If you are renting bikes the shuttle will stop for outfitting before leaving Charlottetown. Your afternoon cycling today is an option of 35 km or 57 km from North Cape or Tignish to Rodd Mill River resort.

Cycling Difficulty on Day 2: 1 – 2 (scale = 1 is easy and 5 is difficult) (mi rounded) 

Day 3-Mill River to Summerside – 70 km (44 mi)

Today the route takes you on quiet country roads with regular views of the sea off the north shore. Lodging is at a B&B in PEI’s second city Summerside.
Difficulty: 1 -2 there are few hills today.

Day 4-Summerside to Cavendish – 60 km (37 mi)

Ride the Confederation Trail from Summerside to Kensington to stay off busier roads. The Island is narrow here and quiet road choices are limited. Then jump back on the road for the journey to Cavendish.  Pass by an historic church at Indian River and follow the coastline for most of the day .Lots of sea views in the second half of the day. Overnight in Cavendish about 500 meters from the seashore and 1 km from Cavendish Beach.  Anne of Green Gables sights are nearby.
Difficulty: Morning 1 – 2 and Afternoon 3 – 4  There are a regular hills in the second half of the day.

Day 5-Cavendish to Stanhope/Covehead – 37 km (23 mi)

Today is an easy day with time to enjoy more sea view and your stay near the sea at Stanhope By the Sea (Covehead Bay).  Follow the coastline through PEI National Park for a lovely ride on two 10 km sections.
Difficulty: 2 – 4 with more hills after first 20 km

Day 6-Stanhope/Covehead Bay to St. Peter’s Bay – 59 km (37 mi)

In the morning continue along the coastline through PEI National Park and join the Confederation Ttrail near Tracadie for the final 10 km of the day. Enjoy a beauriful ride as the trail follows the shore of St. Peter’s Bay and evening at a quaint B&B or small inn near the Bay.
Difficulty: 1 – 3 with some hills ending at 18 km marker when joining the flat trail.

Day 7-St. Peter’s Bay to East Point Lighthouse – 58 km (36 mi)

A beautiful ride is ahead as the route follows route 16 along the north side of the penninsula – a quiet road with regular glimpses of the sea shore.  If you would like to eliminate the hills a Confederation Trail option is available from St. Peter’s.  The trail is a little shorter (51km) and generally flat traveling more inland on this section.  At the end of your cycling day meet the mid-afternoon shuttle for a return ride to Charlottetown for your last overnight on the Island.
Difficulty: 2 – 4 with regular hills


Most lodging will be in bed and breakfast or small inns. Exceptions may be made based on availability or as requested. Rooms are ensuite or private bath and at a minimum queen sized beds (single travelers or those with separate beds may have a smaller bed). Any necessary exceptions will be shared at the time of booking.


Breakfast is provided by each inn. Restaurants are generally available within walking distance from your evening lodging. Our route directions provide you with suggestions and some of our favorites.

Alternative Cycling Routes

Our daily route directions will suggest the best routes for the cycling day. PEI has many other roads to choose from and you are free to explore as you wish.
Note: Your Prince Edward Island tour may vary slightly from the descriptions here based on availability of lodging when you reserve. We will tell you about any exceptions before final booking.