6 days self guided cycling tour
5 Nights Hotels, Inns & B&B’s
- Repair Kit
Total distance : 300km
6 Day (5 night) Tip-To-Tip PEI self-guided Bike Tour
See PEI from East to West on this tour while you cycle through sections of the Confederation Trail, farming and fishing villages and more. Our tours include brand new Trek hybrid bikes with light weight aluminum frames and disc brakes. As well as Garmin GPS units for turn-by-turn directions. Click on this tour for more detailed info.
The Trek Verve Touring Hybrid is a hybrid bike for commutes, cruises, and fitness rides. It has a lot of details that make for a comfortable ride like a padded saddle, adjustable stem, and wide tires for extra stability. Plus it’s equipped with a lightweight alloy frame and a wide-range 21-speed Shimano drivetrain that is great for terrain that varies in elevation. This bike includes: rear panier rack, and water bottle cage and maps of PEI.
Our tour begins by shuttling you to the western end of PEI. This shuttle ride will take approximately 2 hours. During your ride your shuttle driver will give be able to provide you with all kinds of information on PEI, its history, landmarks and attractions.
Sneak a peek of our PEI wind farms in the distance as your start your cycling trip along the coast of PEI with views of the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way take time to stop at one of our fishing ports to watch our local fishermen starting or ending their day with fresh catches on board. Keep your eye open for our wild foxes which many tours report seeing in this area.
You will spend some time cycling on Confederation Trail which is the Island’s former rail way system. This means the trail is flat with very little elevation making for an easy ride. The trail is crushed gravel and only cyclists and pedestrians are permitted on the trail.Read More
As you enter the second largest city in PEI, Summerside, stop and treat yourself to a ice cream at one of the many local dairy bars.
As you continue your tour you will ride on the road and enter Stanley Bridge where we have an excellent recommendation for a seafood dinner! Continuing along you will encounter slight elevation changes to stretch your legs out a bit. Cycle past or stop in to the Anne of Green Gables attraction as you pass by on this leg of your tour.
The next section of your tour will take you along our most popular beaches. Stop and kick your feet through the sand and dip your toes in the water. If you like seafood we have a great recommendation for a mid-afternoon snack.
Continue through one of our favourite sections of the Confederation Trail along St. Peters Bay. Watch for bald eagles or hawks fishing in the bay which is a common sight. Save room for dinner at a very popular restaurant in this area!
Finishing your tour make sure you take time to stop and snap some pictures to help remember your adventure as you will have some great views of the Atlantic Ocean. If time allows make a quick stop at the #1 rated beach in Canada.
At the end of your tour our shuttle driver will be waiting to shuttle you back to our store in Charlottetown. This shuttle ride will take approximately 90 minutes.
When planning your itinerary we select the best accommodations for your route which, normally, include breakfast.
Although we do not release exact details of our routes or accommodations, once you book your bike tour with us, we will provide this information to you. If you would like any changes to your itinerary and/or accommodations, prior to our booking them on your behalf, we would be more than happy to make any necessary revisions. This trip is for you and we want to ensure you are happy with what we are providing!
We are a bicycle store which means our rental fleet is new and is replaced at the beginning of each season. This also means the bicycles are built and maintained after each rental by our certified bicycle mechanics providing you with peace of mind and allowing you to focus on enjoying the ride and our lovely Island scenery.
Your tour will include one of our new touring hybrid bikes as well as a rear pannier rack, water bottle cage, repair kit, helmet, locks and your turn by turn directions with points of interest, shuttles and accommodations.
Before and After your PEI self-guided Bike Tour
OLS provides a free concierge service to our cycle tour guests. We will assist, recommend and book accommodations on your behalf for any nights you require before or after your tour with us ends. We will book these accommodations at our partner pricing and pass this price onto you with no additional mark up. These additional nights accommodations can be added to your cycle tour and invoiced with us so that your entire trip is simplified on one invoice with us. If you are interested in this service please notify us at the time of booking and we will be happy to assist.
$2199.99 per person – based on double occupancy
$2799.99 per person – based on double occupancy
+$599 per person
OLS is a locally owned company. There is a good chance when you call or email you will be speaking with the owner who was born and raised on PEI. This gives us local knowledge of routes, accommodations, points of interest, restaurants and unique relationships that are difficult to replicate from a tour operator based outside PEI.
OLS is a bicycle shop which means we have access to the best bicycles available. Our rental bikes are replaced at the beginning of each rental season and are tuned up after each rental by our certified on site bike mechanics to ensure a perfect ride!
In addition, OLS provides the most detailed maps but also includes a Garmin GPS device which provides turn by turn directions similar to a car GPS. This ensure you get to each nights accommodations stress free and do not miss any points of interest along the way.
Yes! Send us the details of what you would like and we will create a tour just for you.
Rentals require one piece government issued photo ID (passport or drivers license) and a valid credit card.
iOur rentals include locks, helmets, maps, water bottle cage, rear panier rack, repair kit with spare tube, tools, pump and patches. Additional items available for rent include panier bags, bike trailers / strollers, insurance, car racks, handle bar bags, clip in pedals. If there is something else you require that isn’t listed please contact us. I’m sure we can help you out!
We are located at 330 University Avenue; a short 15 min walk from the Charlottetown Seaport, a 10 minute drive from the Charlottetown Airport and 3 blocks from the nearest entrance to the Confederation Trail.
All deposits are non-refundable. In the unlikely event of cancellation we will work with you to reschedule and find alternate dates.
We do not recommend this. We suggest our touring hybrid or a cycle cross bike. The Confederation Trail is crushed gravel and road bike tires do not work well on this surface.
Cell coverage is very good throughout PEI and on the Confederation Trail with very few areas with no service.
We use a 25 litre pair of panier bags
Yes! We rent trunk bags and handle bar bags.
PEI has a 15% Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) tax that is added to all prices.
Absolutely! We offer an after hours service for an extra charge of $10 per person / per bike with a minimum charge of $25.
*If your are planning to use this service we recommend to call ahead so we can set up a mutually convenient pick up time.
Yes! OLS can book additional nights prior to, or after, your cycling tour. We would be happy to make recommendations on best accommodations and areas to stay.
Yes. Some of our tours can be adjusted to accommodate camping. Contact us for this request.
Please allow approximately 20 minutes to size your bikes, go over the tour details and to set up your Garmin GPS device.
Our rental bikes are brand new at the start of every season and are tuned up by our certified bike mechanics after each rental. This greatly reduces the likelihood of you having an issue with our bikes. In the unlikely event of a breakdown, we provide you with all the necessary tools in your repair kit to fix most common repairs. In the event you require more assistance than this we can send a mechanic to you to make repairs on site. These repairs would be an additional charge.
Yes. If you book a tour with OLS we do offer free storage of your (reasonable amount) of luggage.
Of course! This is your tour. You can make as many changes as you want to the tour and accommodations until you are completely satisfied with the tour. This includes switching to a different tour if you are not completely satisfied with the tour you initially select.
If you are ready to start the booking process or if you have questions on which tour you should select call or email us; we will be happy to assist!
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any other questions or concerns you may have. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!