Prince Edward Island, Canada August 5-12, 2018
We begin our cycling on the North end of Prince Edward Island (PEI). This week we'll enjoy the peacefulness of cycling on the Confederation Trail much of the time, an old railroad line which runs tip-to-tip from Tignish to Elmira. The Confederation Trail has 300 miles of excellent paved and rolled surface for cycling.
Prince Edward Island is known as Canada's "Food Island". PEI takes farm-to-table to a whole new level. With an abundance of fresh, local ingredients from land and sea, we'll enjoy a unforgettable fresh food vacation. We'll be spending our week exploring the seaside towns and beautiful countryside. Museums are plentiful on this historic island.
Not to be missed is the Brideford Parsonage Museum where Lucy Maud Montgomery boarded when she was 19 years old. We will be staying in Shining Waters near where Lucy wrote Anne of Green Gables. Much of the Anne of Green Gables movie was filmed on on Prince Edward Island. Click on this link for on site locations to visit while on PEI: http://greengables.tripod.com/locations.html
Adding to our comfort on this tour, we will have our luggage shuttled for us by a local shuttle company. Our overnights are a mixture of B & B's, cottages and resorts. No need to ship your bicycle. 2018 Specialized Hybrid bicycles are available for $180 for the week.
In an effort to keep costs as low as possible for individuals, most lunches, alcohol and dinners are not included in the price. We'll have dinner reservations for our group each night. The cost estimate for individuals meals for the week is $200 per person and up. It all depends on what you decide to eat.
Start Point & Finish Point: Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
Rating: Easy (E-Bikes available)
Days riding: 6
Number of riders: 11
Day 1: We will have a welcome meeting at the cozy Sonata Inn, in Charlottetown, PEI at 4pm in the breakfast room. I will pass out maps, go over safety and answer any questions you might have. Following the meeting we’ll all walk to dinner at a nearby locals favorite restaurant.
Day 2: In the morning after breakfast we’ll be shuttled to The North Cape Lighthouse, where we’ll begin our week of riding. We will cycle past scenic coves, lighthouses, and Provincial Parks. We can join the Confederation Trail (CT) in Tigish, or chose to continue riding on the North Cape Coastal Scenic Drive rt. 12. Total 31.9 miles.
Day 3: This morning we’ll connect with the CT in the town of Portage, near the Wildlife Wetlands Management area. We’ll cycle through the Région Acadienne, stopping to learn about PEI’s French heritage at Le Musée Acadien in Miscouche. After Miscouche, we’ll pedal the remainder of the way into Summerside on the CT. Total 41.7 miles
Day 4: We begin our day pedaling on the CT riding through potato farm country. When we arrive in Emerald Junction, we’ll switch to riding on quiet backroads. We’ll be riding through rolling green farmland of interior PEI to the Gulf of St. Lawrence. If you’re an Anne of Green Gables fan, a visit to Lucy Maud Montgomery’s homestead is a must today. Total 30.3miles
Day 5: Today we take a coastal route along the famous cliffs of Cavendish to the fishing village of North Rustico. Many local artists studios and native gardens are scattered along today’s route. A stop at the Dunes Studio Gallery and Cafe for art and garden lovers is a must. We’ll spend most of today riding in The Prince Edward Island National Park. Total 22 miles
Day 6: This morning we’ll rejoin the CT at mile 7.5 riding it most of the day. We’ll follow the Hillsborough River, arriving back at the Gulf of St Lawrence on St Peters Bay. Total 42.8 miles
Day 7: Our last day of cycling PEI as a group will be filled with pedaling on the CT crossing through the East Point interior of PEI, ending in Soris. This is such a wonderful location for our trip to finish. Tonight we celebrate completing our bike tour! Total 23.8 miles
Day 8: In the morning we’ll have a breakfast at our Inn. If needed our shuttle will show up early to take anyone who has to get to the airport early. The shuttle will shuttle everyone else back to Charlottetown, or where ever you need to be dropped on the island.
In an effort to make DamselTours affordable for all women we offer sliding scale, 3 tiered payment system. All participants receive the same tour experience no matter which level they choose. All payments are kept strictly confidential.
Level one is lowest price in order to join the tour. Level two is for those women who can afford slightly more. While level three is for those who can afford a slightly larger payment.
Prices: level 1 = $1,250 level 2 = $1,350 level 4 = $1,450
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Overnights - Inn to Inn
Luggage transfers & shuttles
Breakfasts & one lunch
Maps, cue sheets, GPS and Tour Leader
Deposit $200 per person.
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