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. 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. Take a day off to whale watch, fish, swim with the salmon, or simply relax if you'd like. It's up to you!  

**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, and boutique hotels on this 5 day island experience. We have done all the work for you so you can sit back and enjoy the ride. more →


A combination between guided and self-guided, Self-Guided Plus tours are the best of both worlds. 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 →