4-Day Vancouver Island Bike Tour

Canada
Road Bike
Self-Guided
4-Day Vancouver Island Bike Tour

4-Day Vancouver Island Bike Tour

Prices

From $1,150USD

Difficulty

Self-Guided

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Highlights

Cycle the beautiful Vancouver Island on Canada’s western coastline

Cycle away from the crowds as you explore the beaches, farms, and forests near Courtenay.

Take the ferry to the Discovery Islands and learn about what makes each of these charming islands unique.

Look for wildlife like eagles, seals, and even orca whales!

Enjoy the peace of the ocean from your waterfront hotels along your route.

Take the 4-Day Vancouver Island Bike Tour to explore the beautiful coast of Vancouver Island! This self-guided cycling tour begins in Courtenay and explores the gorgeous coastline leading to Campbell River, with stops in the Discovery Islands along your route.

This area is off the main tourist track, and you’ll enjoy biking and eating where the locals do. You’ll discover the gorgeous scenery of the coast, but also the charm and unique character of Denman and Hornby islands. With beautiful waterfront hotels, restaurant recommendations that feature local produce, and spectacular routes, this tour has everything you need for an amazing bike trip on Vancouver Island!

4-Day Vancouver Island Bike Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Courtenay

Arrive at your Courtenay hotel to collect and fit your bike, and then you’re off to explore! Your first ride explores the coast, farms, and forests that surround Courtenay. Visit Nymph Fall Nature Park for a picnic and enjoy swimming spots along your route.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Courtenay
Distance
35-48km
Meals
None

Day 2 Explore Cumberland and Comox

You’re off to explore the village of Cumberland and the seaside town of Comox today. Once a coal mining hub, Cumberland is quickly growing into a desirable niche community and dynamic tourist destination. Its coal mining past and funky new vibe make it a great place to explore. Choose to ride a short distance today and enjoy the pool and spa of the Old House Hotel after lunch or, if you’re looking for more, we suggest you explore Comox. From breweries and vineyards to forests donned “a place of serenity and beauty,” by the First Nations, this little town is waiting to be discovered. Enjoy the Old House Hotel and Spa again this evening.

Overnight Location: Hotel in Courtenay

Distance
35-70km
Meals
None

Day 3 Bike the Coast to Campbell River

Today you’ll be riding along the spectacular coastline and through Miracle Beach Provincial Park. You’ll have great opportunities to see wildlife including seals, eagles, and possibly even the resident orca whales who call the coast home.

After your ride, visit Discovery Fishing Pier for ice cream and to indulge in the famous local salmon.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Campbell River
Distance
54km
Meals
None

Day 4 Cycle Quadra Island

Take another beautiful ferry ride to begin your ride on Quadra Island. Your ride will take you past beaches, a First Nations village, and onto some exciting coastal trails. You’ll have to do some short portages with your bike today as you enjoy the scenery.

Plan for your tour to finish late afternoon when you make arrangements for your onward travel.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
21km
Meals
None

4-Day Vancouver Island Bike Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided cycling tour is run as a custom tour for your group and the price per person is fixed.
The prices below are per person:

  • Self-guided solo travellers: $1,525USD
  • Self-guided groups of 2+: $1,150USD per person
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Accommodation on the 4-Day Vancouver Island Bike Tour

This tour is based in hotels. Hotels on this trip are 2 and 3-star and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. Rooms may have fireplaces or access to amenities such as hot tubs, steam rooms, or private decks to lounge on.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel where possible (please enquire for the pricing).

Old House Hotel & Spa, Courtenay

Each room in this elegant Courtenay hotel features a fireplace, flat-screen cable TV, seating area and an in-suite bathroom.

Comfort Inn & Suites, Campbell River

Located on the waterfront, the Comfort Inn & Suites is in Campbell River. An indoor pool and hot tub are available. A hot breakfast is served each morning.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included on the 4-Day Vancouver Island Bike Tour?

Meals

Meals on this tour are not included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 3 nights are included. Accommodations before the tour in Courtenay and after the tour in Campbell River are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for your luggage is included between Courtenay and Campbell River. Airport transfers and ferries are not included, but return shuttles to the Comox Airport or your hotel can be added as a supplement.

Also Included

  • Fully-equipped hybrid bike (Giant Escape), plus helmet and accessories
  • Bike Bags
  • First aid kit
  • Tire patch kit
  • Pre-trip information package
  • Tour maps, cue sheets, digital maps and historical information
  • Stop and meal recommendations
  • Emergency support
  • Branded water bottle
  • Branded t-shirt (or upgrade to Sugoi Jersey)

Not included

  • Flights
  • Meals
  • Ferry tickets
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for hotel staff or servers if desired
  • Insurance
  • GST tax: 5%

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights in Courtenay before the tour or Campbell River after the tour
  • Upgrade to E-Bike
  • Added guide and lunches
  • Optional activities or excursions

Frequenty Asked Questions about 4-Day Vancouver Island Bike Tour

How hard is the 4-Day Vancouver Island Bike Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. This tour features daily rides that range from 30 to 66km per day. You have the option to choose shorter or longer routes on some days, and you can upgrade to an e-bike for some extra help during the tour.

Do I need a visa to travel to Canada?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the 4-Day Vancouver Island Bike Tour?

1 breakfast is included. If you add a guide and lunches, 3 lunches will be included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover cycling. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Courtenay to start this tour?

Fly into Comox Valley Airport (YQQ), and make your way to Courtenay via taxi (15 minutes drive). No airport transfers are included in this tour. Courtenay is also accessible from Victoria or Nanaimo by car.

Where does the 4-Day Vancouver Island Bike Tour end?

This tour ends in Campbell River, which is about 1 hour from the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) by taxi or bus.

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes. If you bring your own bike, it should be a road bike suitable for the demands of the tour

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Canada?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Canada?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Canada for this tour?

The best time to travel to the west coast of Canada for this tour is July and August when the weather is at its warmest and sunniest.

I’ve never been on a self-guided trip! How does it work?

Self-guided travelling is not difficult! For many, it is a preferred type of travel, since you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided with all the information you’ll need to follow the route each day and often have access to phone support or other kinds of assistance. However, self-guided travelling requires good navigation skills and those who don’t feel confident in unknown places should consider booking guided tours.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3/5. This tour features daily rides that range from 30 to 66km per day. You have the option to choose shorter or longer routes on some days, and you can upgrade to an e-bike for some extra help during the tour.


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