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Duration
8 days
Activities
  • Guided cycling
  • Food tour
Accommodation
  • Historic Inn & Hotel
  • 5-star Country Inn
Meals
  • 2 Dinners
  • 7 Breakfasts

Price

$3090USD

* All prices subject to applicable taxes

Trip Code: CGP

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Overview

Trip highlights


  • Can Geo Collection Adventure
  • Escorted by Dave Brosha, a Fellow of the RCGS and one of the most celebrated creative photographers in the world
  • Bike the most scenic sections of the Confederation Trail
  • Visit lush Anne of Green Gables country and its historic sites
  • Coast along the smooth and scenic Gulf Shore pathways
  • Immerse yourself into the Mi'kmaq culture at Lennox Island
  • Indulge in farm to table cuisine at Chef Michael Smith's Inn

Join us to explore the hidden gems and must-sees of Prince Edward Island, by bike. Cycling through charming communities, including the fictional Avonlea and Lennox Island, you will be charmed by the hospitality of the friendly locals. Canada’s smallest province is renowned for its red sand beaches, sweeping lush fields of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables, and as a great destination for food lovers. A short drive from Charlottetown we stop at the picturesque village of Victoria-by-the-sea before making our way to the Mi’kmaq Culture Centre, to learn more about the arts, culture and traditions cultural engagement. Our cycling adventure begins near the Green Gables. We will travel along the coastline, discovering small communities, artisan stores, local cafes, heritage buildings, abandoned rail stations and endless sandy beaches at handlebar level. Complementing this unforgettable multi-day bike trip to one of the country's best destinations for foodies, the tour will end with a farm tour and top culinary experience at Chef Michael Smith's legendary country inn.

Activities:
Grading:
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Introductory

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On arrival at the Charlottetown airport, we will meet you for your group transfer to the centrally-located accommodation. There will be a trip briefing at the time indicated in your final documents, where you will meet your fellow travellers. Known as ‘the birthplace of Confederation,’ Charlottetown hosted the 1864 political gathering that led to modern Canada’s founding. Today, Canada’s smallest provincial capital is home to a vibrant cultural scene and exquisite culinary options. We recommend extending your stay on either end of your itinerary to explore the city, discovering its museums, parks, galleries, stores, culture and optional day tours to other surrounding attractions.

Meals:  Nil

After breakfast, we’ll collect your bike and make any necessary adjustments. There is no cycling today, but you’ll be all set and ready to go tomorrow. We then make our way to the base of the spectacular Confederation Bridge, with photo stops at Victoria by the Sea and Cape Traverse. Marvel at Canada’s most revered engineering marvel – a 12.9km curved bridge linking the island to mainland Canada. In the afternoon, you’ll learn more about the Mi’kmaq arts, culture and traditions at Lennox Island with cultural engagement opportunities. The evening exclusive dining experience will be the perfect setting for you to get acquainted with your travelling companions.

Meals:  B,D

Today begins with a transfer to Cavendish, the birthplace of author Lucy Maud Montgomery's famous 'Anne of Green Gables.' Here, you can explore the Avonlea Village, Green Gables House, and L.M. Montgomery's Cavendish Home by bike before continuing to the scenic Gulf Shore Way. Cycling along the beautiful coastline of sand dunes and sparkling ocean, we make our way to Dalvay-by-the-Sea. Featured in the Road to Avonlea and other Anne of Green Gables movies, Dalvay more recently hosted William and Kate on their Canadian tour.

Meals:  B

Take a step back in time at Dalvay-by-the-Sea National Historic Site. The stunning Victorian hotel is located inside PEI National Park, on the North Shore of Prince Edward Island. From here, our cycling journey takes a direct route via shouldered, quiet country and residential roads, which shortly meet up with the Confederation Trail at Tracadie. The rest of the bike ride is on one of the most picturesque sections of the Confederation Trail, following the Hillsborough River and surrounding wetlands through a designated provincial wildlife-management area. Keep your eyes open for bald eagles and other birds as you cross forests and ponds before arriving in the village of Morell.

Meals:  B

The program for the day combines cycling, hiking, exploration and relaxing time at the beach. Beginning with cycling, the trail follows the edge of St. Peters Bay, crossing old steel trestles over three river mouths, and continues all the way to the stunning Greenwich Dunes, where we hop off the bikes. The Greenwich Dunes Trail system allows for a mostly flat picturesque hike of approximately 4.5km. We ask you to please not venture away from the trail in order to protect the delicate flora and fauna of the area. The beautiful Greenwich Beach is not far from the Greenwich Dunes trailhead, and it's the perfect spot to conclude the day, enjoying the waves as they lap against your toes!

Meals:  B

Leaving PEI's beautiful North Shore, we cycle along the edge of St. Peters Bay before following the Confederation Trail east through apple trees, blackberry bushes, green fields, and scenic wetland. As we head south, we reach the Fortune River and its historical bridge not far away from the Inn at Bay Fortune. One of the best things about exercising during the day is that there is no better excuse to indulge in the island's excellent cuisine. And we hope you are hungry as we're in for a treat! The 5-star country inn, owned by local celebrity chef Michael Smith, showcases one of the world's best farm-to-table culinary experiences, the Fireworks Feast.

Meals:  B,D

Today is our last bike ride. After a fresh and tasty breakfast at the Inn at Bay Fortune, we ride our way back to a beautiful section of the Confederation Trail before the junction to reach the Basin Head Provincial Park. The pure white sand beach is geologically unique as it actually "signs"; hence its nickname "the Signing Sands." After exploring the area, we transfer to the lovely Charlottetown by private vehicle.

Meals:  B

After breakfast, end of services.

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • 7 nights accommodation, double occupancy
  • 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners including the Fireworks Feast
  • Performance hybrid bicycle rental, including helmet, bike bag and rack, bike lock, basic repair kit, and bicycle insurance
  • Services of a local guide
  • Return airport group transfers
  • Private internal transportation during the trip
  • Mi’kmaq cultural experience at Lennox Island
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • C$50 per person donation to the Trans Canada Trail

  • Flights
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Items of personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Applicable taxes
  • Optional electric-assist bicycle upgrade (extra cost, limited quantities)
  • Additional gear rental is available at an extra cost (handle bar bags, bike trailers, etc). Please inquire.

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Suitability

Introductory

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Introductory. The Confederation Trail is primarily rolled stone dust and dirt, and mostly flat or slightly inclined terrain. In wet weather, parts of the trail may be muddy. The Gulf Shore Way is smooth, paved surfaces and mostly flat with some slightly inclined sections. Most cyclists of average ability should be able to complete the route easily especially as the cycling days do not exceed approx. 40km giving the opportunity to explore around en route.


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