6 days self guided cycling tour
- 5 Nights Hotels, Inns & B&B’s
Total distance : 264km
6 Day (5 night) Eastern Loop PEI Self-Guided Supported Cycle Tour
One of our most popular PEI Bike tours. This tour showcases some of PEI’s best beaches including the staff’s favourite. As well as the most popular section of the confederation trail. Stay at award winning accommodations and feast on superb local food. 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.
Trek Verve Step-Through Frame 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.
Breakfast is included in most accommodations. Our detailed itineraries will recommend the best places to have lunch and supper along your route. Our extensive local knowledge of PEI will ensure you hit the best restaurants whether you want fresh fish caught that day, local meat or fresh locally grown produce. Rest assured part of the cycle tour is experiencing PEI Cuisine and hospitality.
Our bikes are new and replaced at the beginning of each year. We use Trek Verve hybrid bikes which are perfectly suited for the crushed gravel you will find on the Confederation Trail or the smooth roads you will encounter. Disc brakes ensure powerful braking and the adjustable stem allows us to get that perfect fit. Shimano components will make you feel like you are riding on a cloud. If you want additional storage, clip in pedals or anything else we are sure to have you covered. After all we are a full service bike shop too.
Our award winning tours have been created and perfected over several years. We house you at the best accommodations with in very close proximity to the route you are on. Most accommodations are B&B’s with breakfast included. We also use hotels or cottages along some of our routes. All accommodations receive high marks both from previous guests and online review sites like trip advisor. We know you will love them as much as our thousands of cycle tour guests before you.
Start your tour by cycling from our store in Charlottetown to the north shore of PEI. Spend some time along the way visiting a string of great local beaches or cycle on a small Island fillled with walking and cycling trails. Spend the night at a favorite accomodation amongst returning guests.Read More
Take a break from your tour to run your feet through the sand and dip your toes in the water of the Atlantic Ocean.
Cycle up a little further and have a quick mid-afternoon snack at one of the Island’s most popular restaurants. Continue along to your first accommodation keeping your eyes open for our local wildlife such as wild foxes, piping plovers or raccoons.
Stop for a rest at your second accommodation. Enjoy breakfast the next morning before you start your day. Prepare to cycle one of the most beautiful sections of PEI on this day! This section of your trip will take you along the Confederation Trail. This trail is the Island’s former railway system. It is quite flat with very little elevation change. Your route will take you along St. Peters Bay where you may catch a glimpse of a bald eagle or wild hawk fishing for food in the Bay.
Try to arrive at your next accommodation with a healthy appetite. We have an excellent restaurant to recommend to you…especially if you love seafood!
If time allows, take a detour from your planned itinerary before you retire for the night to visit our favourite beach on PEI. This is truly a hidden gem!
Start your next day with breakfast at your accommodation and get ready for another great day of cycling along the Confederation Trail. Be sure to take some pictures to capture some memories and the beauty of PEI. If time allows make a quick stop at the #1 rated beach in Canada. En Route to your pick up location, cycle through a quaint Island town you will love.
As you loop your way back to there starting point enjoy a scenic cycle along a coastal road. Make your way to an award winning destination which features a spa, golf course and more. Stop in at a local pub before ending your tour for a beer and taken some local music.
This tour really does have it all, and we think you will love it!
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.
We also have guided tours available for Road, Mountain or Confederation Trail.
Before and After your PEI Self-Guided Supported Cycle 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.
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!