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Prince Edward Island

A Cycling Journey: Red Cliffs, Blue Waters and Green Gables

Cycle along some of Prince Edward Island’s 700 miles of pristine shoreline and learn about sand dune systems and the settlers and natives who have called this lovely island their home.
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Program No. 22790RJ
Length
8 days
Starts at
2,849
Prince Edward Island

A Cycling Journey: Red Cliffs, Blue Waters and Green Gables

Cycle along some of Prince Edward Island’s 700 miles of pristine shoreline and learn about sand dune systems and the settlers and natives who have called this lovely island their home.
Length
8 days
Starts at
2,849
Program No. 22790 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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DATES & PRICES

Bike Not Incl. Bike Included E-Bike Included
Accommodation Details

Bring your own bicycle.

Accommodation Details

A bicycle will be provided.

Accommodation Details

An e-bike will be provided.

Jul 12 - Jul 19, 2022
Bike Not Included 2,849
Bike Included 2,999
E-Bike Included 3,249
Aug 9 - Aug 16, 2022
Bike Not Included 2,849
Bike Included 2,999
E-Bike Included 3,249
Aug 23 - Aug 30, 2022
Bike Not Included 2,849
Bike Included 2,999
E-Bike Included 3,249

DATES & PRICES

Bike Not Incl. Bike Included E-Bike Included
Accommodation Details

Bring your own bicycle.

Accommodation Details

A bicycle will be provided.

Accommodation Details

An e-bike will be provided.

Jul 12 - Jul 19, 2022
Bike Not Included 3,399
Bike Included 3,599
E-Bike Included 3,799
Aug 9 - Aug 16, 2022
Bike Not Included 3,399
Bike Included 3,599
E-Bike Included 3,799
Aug 23 - Aug 30, 2022
Bike Not Included 3,399
Bike Included 3,599
E-Bike Included 3,799
8 days
7 nights
18 meals
7B 5L 6D
6
Cycling PEI National Park, Stanley Bridge
Brackley Beach, Prince Edward Island
7
Cycling Confederation Trail, Charlottetown
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
8
Program Concludes, Departure
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
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At a Glance

Prince Edward Island’s 700 miles of shoreline first drew English, French, Scottish and Irish settlers to this beautiful region centuries ago. Travel to PEI for a week of cycling, taking in the pristine beaches, red sandstone cliffs, soft blue sky and white-capped waves along the island’s coast. Cycle through quaint villages nestled along the coastline in PEI’s Acadian region and stop along the way to experience the rustic charm and fun-loving hospitality of this French-speaking culture.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Cycling 20-35 miles daily on mostly paved roads, bike paths, and some roads with cars. Riding pace is approximately 10 mph. Participants (especially those used to rail-trails and flat topography) should prepare for hills on all rides, some of which are challenging. One day of extended cycling, up to 43 miles. Support vehicle available.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Cycle through diverse landscapes of Prince Edward Island National Park and the Confederation Trail, from Acadian forests to sandstone cliffs and discover the finest sand-dune ecosystems in Atlantic Canada.
  • Visit Green Gables, home of the red-headed heroine of Lucy Maud Montgomery's “Anne of Green Gables.”
  • Hear stories from a local historian about PEI’s rich agricultural history and the people who have made Prince Edward Island their home.

General Notes

Please inquire if interested in upgrading the bicycle to a road bike (aluminum or carbon fiber), E-bike, tandem, or step-through.
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Wayne MacKinnon
Wayne MacKinnon grew up on a family farm in Prince Edward Island and has always been interested in agriculture and rural issues. An award-winning author, Wayne has written extensively on Prince Edward Island politics and history. He co-wrote a study on traditional, sustainable agriculture on the Island and is a lecturer in political science at the University of P.E.I. For over 20 years, Wayne has held senior communications roles at the Prince Edward Island Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and later, the Department of Finance.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Wayne MacKinnon View biography
Wayne MacKinnon grew up on a family farm in Prince Edward Island and has always been interested in agriculture and rural issues. An award-winning author, Wayne has written extensively on Prince Edward Island politics and history. He co-wrote a study on traditional, sustainable agriculture on the Island and is a lecturer in political science at the University of P.E.I. For over 20 years, Wayne has held senior communications roles at the Prince Edward Island Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and later, the Department of Finance.
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Ken Taylor View biography
Ken Taylor was born on a mixed dairy farm in Malpeque on land that has been in his family since the 1770's. He has spent his entire life living in the beautiful Kensington area of Prince Edward Island. Ken received a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Prince Edward Island and became the sales manager for the island’s largest trucking company. Ken is an avid runner — completing almost 20 marathons including the Boston Marathon in 2011 — loves cycling and playing golf.
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Cameron MacDonald View biography
Cameron Bennett MacDonald was born in Charlottetown, as a 9th generation Islander. Being between the theatre and history of the Island his entire childhood, it only made sense that Cameron joined the Confederation players in 2013, a historical reenactment troupe. The troupe combined a knowledge of history and group leading experience, with a theatrical side as well, a job to honor both his parents. As the troupe’s artistic supervisor, he writes historical vignettes and shares his knowledge with those around him.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
A Field Guide to North Atlantic Wildlife
by Noble S. Proctor, Patrick J. Lynch (Illustrator)
A comprehensive pocket guide to commonly encountered marine mammals, seabirds and other marine life of Northeastern North America, from North Carolina to Newfoundland and the Canadian Maritimes.
Mud, Sweat, and Gears: A Rowdy Family Bike Adventure Across Canada on Seven Wheels
by Joe Kurmaskie
Kurmaskie, his long suffering wife and three kids (including a one-year-old) pedal across Canada in this latest by "The Metal Cowboy."
Frommer's Easyguide to Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick
by Darcy Rhyno
A comprehensive, practical guide to the region with excellent recommendations for hotels, restaurants and excursions. With two-color maps throughout.
Anne of Green Gables
by Lucy Maud Montgomery
This Norton Critical Edition of the immensely popular 1908 novel includes excerpts from Montgomery's journals, letters and juvenilia, as well as selections by Sir Walter Scott, Lord Byron and Louisa May Alcott.
Consider the Oyster
by M. F. K. Fisher
The inestimable Fisher's ruminations on the oyster, a delightful essay full of recipes and bits of trivia.
Acadians of Nova Scotia, Past and Present
by Sally Ross
This thorough study of Acadian history follows the French immigrants from the earliest days of settlement through the Expulsion and Grand Derangement to the present-day. Winner of the Dartmouth Book Award for non-fiction.
The Atlantic Coast, A Natural History
by Harry Thurston
Thurston illuminates the geology, plant and animal life and nature of the Atlantic coast from Newfoundland and Labrador through the Maritime Provinces and the Northeastern United States south to Cape Hatteras in this illustrated, engaging survey.
Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die
by Chris Santella
Santella showcases a wide variety of expertly selected places to bike, from the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia and the Indochina Trail in Vietnam to the urban jungle of New York City.
Evangeline
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Longfellow's epic poem of Evangeline and Gabriel, two lovers separated as a result of the 1755 Acadian deportation from Nova Scotia.
Canada, Images of the Land
by J. Kraulis
From the country's expansive prairies and forests to its magnificent coastline, the 200-plus images in this oversized photo book capture the sublime and staggeringly diverse landscape of Canada.
Anne of Green Gables
by Kevin Sullivan (Director)
The fun, beloved miniseries adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables (CND39), the tale of a feisty orphan who moves to Prince Edward Island and charms the locals. Starring Megan Follows in the titular role. 199 minutes





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