Vancouver Island Cycling Experiences
Explore. Connect. Feel like a kid again. Indulge. Find joy through exhilaration. Experience Vancouver Island through its people and culture. Hop aboard a bicycle...you will be amazed where it takes you.
Island Joy RIdes is a boutique, active travel company owned and operated by people who believe that the best way to experience an area is from the seat of a bicycle. We combine cycling with unique Vancouver Island experiences deigned to invigorate your body, stimulate your mind, and tantalize your tastebuds. Our team invites you to connect with our West Coast home through secret biking trails, wineries, farms, cafes, artists and First Nations cultural sites of the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Quadra/Denman/Hornby Islands. Guided, self-guided, day, combo, multi-day, or private cycling experiences are available.
Our goal is to offer you a unique and naturally breathtaking Vancouver Island experience...
- Connect with locals and like-minded cyclers through adventure, music, beach fires, kayaking and other cultural experiences
- Savour gourmet food and wine, fresh from local farms and family run vineyards
- Feel exhilaration of riding at your own pace (with extra route options) - no matter what your age or fitness level
Note from Laurel, Owner and CEO of Island Joy Rides: I started this company after reading a book (Career Renegade) that encouraged me to write down ten things that made me "COME ALIVE." (Try it! What would your list say?) My list included: a passion for cycling, linking like-minded people, enjoying great food and wine, authentic travel, meaningful and unique experiences, learning new things, finding joy in the small things...you get the picture. Upon reviewing the list, a bike tour company literally jumped off the page. By combining a love of cycling with a passion for life Island Joy Rides was conceived. Now, with an amazing team of some of the most inspiring people I know, we get to share these passions with our guests all summer long. What can be better than that?
Our Vancouver Island bike tours are categorized as:
If you're looking for a tour that caters to you or your group then a custom tour is the best option. Whether you want a day, multi-day guided, self-guided or combination of the two, let us personalize a bike tour for your special group – big or small. You tell us what you would like and we take care of the details.
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.
Island Joy Rides combines bicycling, pampering and West Coast culture in our high quality Vancouver Island tours. All of our Joyrides are self-paced, fully supported and designed to let you fully experience our area in the best way possible - up close and personal.