Washington, USA

San Juan Islands Bike Tour

DURATION

6 Days

PRICE

$3941

LEVEL

All Levels

DAILY DISTANCE

25-45 Miles

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES

Cycling (bikes included), Hiking, Kayaking, Float Plane ride

INCLUDED MEALS

All breakfasts. One lunch and one dinner on your own.

Discover and explore what we ultimately strive for in a cycling vacation–which is to simply “Pedal Happy”.

Travel+Leisure Magazine calls the San Juan Islands “a place out of time.” Bike pastoral roads and beside sparkling waters. Hike through an ancient forest. Spend a half-day kayaking coastal waters with naturalist guides. Experience the very best of life on the Salish Sea. Top it off with award-winning lodging and fresh island cuisine. Conde Nast Traveler named Friday Harbor (where you’ll spend a good bit of time) one of the Most Beautiful Towns in America. And Fodor’s Travel Guide trumpets, “You won’t find a nicer place to ride than these islands in the Pacific Northwest’s Puget Sound.” At the end of your tour, we get you back to your hotel without needing additional shuttles or having to battle Friday afternoon traffic. Just hop aboard our chartered float plane (included with your trip) for a spectacular flight over the islands straight back to Seattle!

Day 01

Explore Fidalgo Island, then hop aboard a ferry to sail away to Lopez Island.

Meals

– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Edenwild Inn

Ability Level

All Levels

Distance

29 miles

Elevation

+1316 ft / -1145 ft

Meet us in Seattle for a complimentary van shuttle north to Anacortes, on Fidalgo Island. Ride across the forested southern end of Fidalgo Island and along the shores of Padilla Bay. Contemplate nature’s horizons against the skyline of industry as flocks of birds from the wildlife refuge circle a neighboring oil refinery. Our first ferry of the day takes us to Lopez Island. Ride to Spencer Spit State Park then Lopez Village and Fisherman Bay, the heart of Lopez. Spend two nights in pampered luxury at the historic Edenwild Boutique Inn. Their fresh, gourmet breakfasts and convenient location make it a top choice for an island getaway!

You can read more about the Washington Ferry System here: http://www.wsdot.com/ferries/

Day 02

Ride around Lopez Island. Enjoy stops at Agate Beach and Watmough Bay.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Edenwild Inn

Ability Level

All Levels

Distance

38 miles

Elevation

+2024 ft / -2022 ft

Explore Lopez Island today. Lopez is the flattest, most rural, and least populated of the three main San Juan Islands. It’s also considered the ‘bicyclist’s island’ for its quiet roads, gentle terrain, spectacular marine vistas, and friendly residents who wave as you bicycle past. Ride along tranquil, protected bays with rocky beaches south to Watmough Bay (watch for seals!). Listen to the sound of the waves gently stirring the rocks on the shore at Agate Beach. This is a great day for views of the Olympic Mountains and looking ahead to some of the places you will explore this week.

Day 03

Ferry to Orcas Island then hike or bike to the summit of Mt. Constitution, highest point in the islands.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Dinner

Lodging

Earthbox Inn

Ability Level

All Levels

Elevation

+1220 ft / – 1220 ft [Mt Constitution adds 10 mi; +2586 ft / -267 ft]

Take a short Washington State Ferry cruise to Orcas Island, the largest and most mountainous of the San Juans. Ride to Eastsound, explore the town and have lunch on your own. Back on the bicycle, pedal to Moran State Park and Cascade Lake. Hike through the last remaining old-growth forest in the islands up to the summit of Mt. Constitution, the literal high-point of the San Juans. Prefer to ride? Challenge the switchbacks on the road to the top of “Mt. C” instead of hiking the trail. It’s one for the books! Either way, your reward at the top is a marvelous view of the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges and the emerald archipelago flung wide below. Ferry to San Juan Island where the Earthbox Inn will be our home for the next three nights.

Day 04

Kayak to Turn Island with San Juan Kayak Expeditions.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch

Lodging

Earthbox Inn

Ability Level

All Levels

Distance

3-5 miles

Kayak the calm waters of Puget Sound and the Salish Sea this morning. Our sister company, San Juan Kayak Expeditions, will provide two-person ‘yaks, guides and instruction. Spend the morning watching and learning about the abundant bird and marine life along the rocky, tree-lined shore on the way to Turn Island for a picnic lunch and the opportunity for a nice 1 mile walk around the circumference of the island. After kayaking, stroll about Friday Harbor, visit the Whale Museum, or take in the Art Gallery. Enjoy dinner on your own tonight in Friday Harbor.

Day 05

Bike to Pelindaba Lavender Farm and historic Lime Kiln State Park for whale-watching.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Earthbox Inn

Ability Level

All Levels

Distance

23-33 miles

Elevation

Up to +1985 ft / -1985 ft

This morning, bicycle the serene shores of San Juan Island, enjoying open farmland and marine vistas from quiet country roads. Visit English Camp, a national historic park that was once part of the “Pig War” between England and the United States, and Lime Kiln State Park, one of the best orca (‘killer’) whale watching spots in the country. Tour the heavenly-scented fields at Pelindaba Lavender Farm and take your pick of several different routes back to town. Dinner tonight will be at the acclaimed Coho Restaurant.

Day 06

Pedal to Cattle Point, then enjoy Friday Harbor before enjoying a scenic, traffic-free, float plane ride back to Seattle.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch

Ability Level

All Levels

Distance

12 miles

Elevation

+472 ft / -472 ft

Ride to American Camp near Cattle Point, hear the story of the little known “Pig War” between England and the United States. Rife with wildflowers in the spring and early summer, you might think you’d been transported to the southern California coastline were it not for the snowcapped mountain backdrop. Walk to South Beach, the longest public beach in the San Juan Islands. Watch for deer and foxes here as you do a little beachcombing and savor views of the Olympic Mountains across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. On a clear day you can see all the way to Mt. Rainier from here as well – 125 miles!

Head back to Friday Harbor to browse its shops, art galleries, and whale museum. Bypass the infamous Seattle gridlock (on a Friday, no less!) and return to the “big city” in style via a chartered float plane. Savor birds-eye views of Puget Sound, Cascade Mountains, and Olympics as you soar over and past the traffic. Meet the van and a final celebration on the shores of Lake Union in downtown Seattle.

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