Vancouver Island Cycling Tours

Island Joy Rides is a boutique, active travel company owned and operated by people who share a passion for cycling, the outdoors, great food and wine, friends, unique cultural opportunities and fun!.

Come and let us share with you our personal favourites - to immerse yourself in active adventure with like-minded people while cycling along incredible natural seaside vistas, through ancient forest paths, and to quaint family-run farms. We will do our best to make your experience personal, engaging and unforgettable.   


Active travel is the difference between looking at life and living it. 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. 


Engage with people who share in your love of nature and new adventures. 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. Whether you're new to riding or an avid road-biker, we cater to all needs.  Our experienced guides, handy support vehicle, and choice of distances allow for personalized support so that you can relax and enjoy all our island has to offer.


Indulge your senses...slow down...find JOY in the journey. From freshly picked wild blackberries paired with our magical chocolate energy treats, to the fresh sea breeze wafting along the shoreline, to the lush emerald mosses and ferns living below our majestic fir trees, you will encounter something new and exciting around every curve. 


Our Vancouver Island Bike Tours 

Guided Cycling Tours

Our guided cycling tours are perfect for people who love exploring new areas while staying active and having fun.

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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.”


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Our Guests Say...

Loved everything.  It really was a JOY!  I felt very well cared for from the moment we stepped off the ferry and saw the beautiful, unmistakable trailer, right up to the last minute.  We were welcomed with smiles, snacks and sunscreen.  We had a great cycle tour of Quadra Island; and visited several artists’ studios.  The food was delicious and the extra touches, like tablecloths, real glass dishes and even a glass of wine were very special.  Greatly appreciated.  Leaders were friendly and helpful and made the trip a lot of fun!  Good exercise, good fun, good company, even good weather….what more could we want?

— Cathie Hagenson

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