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#21-Tignish to Elmira PEI

Rail-to-Trail Path

6 Days-285 km (177 mi)
From: $1,320 per person/double occupancy

Best Start Dates:

June 1 – September 30 – Most days of the Week

What’s Included:

  • 5 days of cycling
  • 1 travel day
  • 6 nights in Bed & Breakfast or small inn
  • Lodging near trail and evening restaurants
  • 6 mornings with breakfast
  • Parking in Charlottetown (available at $7 per day)
  • Shuttle DAY 2 Charlottetown to Tignish (West End of Trail)
  • Shuttle DAY 6 Elmira (East End of Trail) 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 Prince Edward Island tour allows you to ride the length of PEI on the Confederation Trail, Canada’s longest converted rail to trail path.  Start  your ride at the 0 km marker at Tignish and end at the 273.4 km marker at Elmira.  [Our distance is longer to account for evening hotel and B&B destinations off the trail]

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 for Day 1.

Day 2-Shuttle (9 a.m.): Charlottetown to Tignish (western PEI) and Ride to Mill River – 45 km (30 mi)

The shuttle will meet you at your lodging for transportation to Tignish in western PEI (2 hour drive). If you are renting bikes the shuttle will take you for outfitting before leaving Charlottetown. Shuttle will take you to the west end of the trail (Km marker “0” to begin an afternoon ride of 45 km to Mill River, your overnight destination.

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

Today’s ride takes you to Summerside, the Island’s second city for evening lodging.

Day 4-Summerside to York – 70 km (44 mi)

Follow the Trail on to your lodging where the trail passes just outside the northern part of Charlottetown.

Day 5-York to St. Peter’s Bay – 53 km (33 mi)

The Trail follows the Hillsborough River part of the day on the way to St. Peter’s. You might want to check out the beautiful Greenwich PEI National Park (15 Km from St. Peter’s).

Day 6-St. Peter’s to Elmira at east end of the Confederation Trail – 43 km (27 mi)

Meet the shuttle at Emira trailhead for a ride back to Charlottetown and a final overnight on the Island.

Day7-Morning departure-End of Tour

After breakfast at the B&B say goodbye to your hosts, return any rented bikes, and leave the Island until your next visit.


Most lodging will be in bed and breakfast or small inns. Exceptions may be made based on availability or as requested. Rooms are usually ensuite or private bath and with a queen or 2 double beds.. Any necessary exceptions will be shared at the time of booking. Requests for two beds per room may have double or twin beds.


Breakfast is provided by each inn. Evening restaurants are usually within walking distance of your evening lodging. Innkeepers will provide you with suggestions including some of our favorites.

Options or Alternative Cycling Routes

Our route directions will keep you on the Confederation Trail except for lunch and evening lodging. PEI has many quiet paved roads to choose from and you are free to explore or create alternative as you wish.

Note: Your Prince Edward Island biking 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.