Self-Guided Bike Tours

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.

Couple's GetawayCouple's Getaway | Photograph by James Headrich

Self-guided cycling tours offer the structured freedom that many adventurers seek. It's like you're "free-wheeling" with us sitting on your shoulder so can relax and enjoy.  We've done all the planning and work for you!  

You choose the dates that suit you best. We take care of all the details for you - the bikes, secret routes, hotel reservations, maps, history, highlights, the luggage transport - so you can sit back and enjoy the ride at your own pace. 

**An article from Adventure Cyclist Magazine helps give a sense of what to expect when you join Island Joy RIdes for a self guided experience.

Enjoy seaside routes, quiet country roads, the best restaurants in town, and our favourite hotels on this 5 day island experience. more →


This multi-sport cycling adventure offers opportunities to kayak and hike along the way. Count on carefully designed routes, our favourite stops and foodie recommendations, and a few extra surprises to make your experience even more joyful. more →


Our most popular tour, this seven day/six night cycling adventure boasts stunning coastal cycling, winery and farm visits, majestic forests, and beautiful waterfalls. A day off in the middle to watch the whales offers a true West Coast experience. more →


Join us for 3 days and 3 nights of self-guided adventures in the Comox Valley. Let us take care of the details so you can enJOY your family. more →


Self-guided cycling tours offer the structured freedom that many adventurers seek. You choose the dates that suit you best. We take care of all the details for you - the bikes, secret routes, hotel reservations, maps, history, highlights, the luggage transport - so you can sit back and enjoy the ride at your own pace. more →