Vancouver Island Cycling Tours

We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.

Island Joy Rides is a boutique, active travel company owned and operated by locals who believe that the best way to experience Vancouver Island is from the seat of a bicycle.


Campbell River

EXPLORE our West Coast home as you cycle carefully designed routes that keep you on the quiet roads and secret trails of the Comox Valley, Campbell River, as well as Quadra and Denman Islands in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. 


CONNECT with people who share a passion for adventure, the outdoors, and cycling (of course!).  Our tours are perfect for singles, couples with similar or different abilities, groups who want to ride and don't want to spend hours planning routes and accommodations, and perfect for families who want to spend quality time together. If you're a road biker, bring your own bike - we've got amazing routes to share.


Seafood feast at Dolphins Resort

INDULGE your senses as you experience our area through our local food scene, wineries, scenic coastal and forest routes, and Vancouver Island culture.


Bald Eagle

With small groups and a keen attention to detail, OUR GOAL is to offer our guests a unique and memorable Vancouver Island experience.  Vehicle support and maps/detailed cue sheets offer support for all fitness levels.

Guides Sonja and John


Our Vancouver Island Bike Tours 

Guided Cycling Tours

Island Joy Rides combines supported bicycling, west coast culture and local food/wine in high quality Vancouver Island cycling tours.

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Self Guided Bike Tours

Campbell River Seawalk

Our Self Guided Bike Tours offer a balance of support and freedom to explore. Your bikes, accommodations, and luggage transfers are arranged, and a route and day-by-day itinerary are planned. Self-guided bike tours have more flexibility in your daily schedule but both guided and self-guided provide experiences you don’t get from the window of a train or rental car.

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Island Joy Rides Team

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”

Cycling for Singles Only

Calling All Singles: 3 Days/ 2 nights of riding with like-minded people who enjoy life as you do. more →

Our Guests Say...

Our family of four (including two teenagers) had a great day with Laurel and John on a private tour around Campbell River. After speaking with Laurel on the phone the day before to make arrangements, we felt as if she had really listened to what type of tour we were looking for, as the day seemed to be customized just for us and was absolutely perfect. We especially enjoyed John’s knowledge of the area and Laurel’s treats along the way. Cherry pit spitting in the waterfall and swimming in the river were very fun. We felt really spoiled at the lunch stop when Laurel had ridden ahead and setup a table with real linens and real stoneware, glasses and cutlery for a delicious (and super filling!) lunch on the beach. The service provided to us was excellent and we can’t say enough about how pampered we felt. We would have no hesitation in recommending Island Joy Rides to anyone. It was an awesome day!

— Diane, Calgary, Alberta

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