Backroad Cycling on Prince Edward Island
Who can forget that youthful sense of liberation and rush of
adrenaline when you set off solo on your bike for the first time?
Regain some of that carefree spirit this summer in Prince Edward
Island. With its breezy shores laden with pastoral farmland and
cozy B&Bs tucked in every corner, Prince Edward Island is the
country's best destination for laid-back cyclists. Follow
the north shore and enjoy Cavendish's red-sand beaches in
Prince Edward Island National Park. Wind southwest to Summerside
or zig-zag past the island's rich, red fields. The moderate
landscape and temperatures will make you feel like you can ride
forever. And, on an island that's only 225 kilometres long — you're
never far from your home base. Check the links below for more information
on cycling Prince Edward Island.
In 2002, Prince Edward Island became the first province to complete its
segment of the coast-to-coast Trans Canada Trail. PEI's Confederation
Trail, which runs 279 kilometres from Tignish to Elmira, offers unlimited
opportunities for adventurers. Built on the bed of a former railway line,
the trail is a relatively leisurely ride, but the variety of sidetrips
and branch trails with their mix of historical, natural, cultural and
community highlights makes for a fulfilling vacation.
Cycling and Prince Edward Island seem to go together. The Bicycling Prince
Edward Island web site is a mini-directory of tour operators, guides and
equipment rental services who cater to local travellers. Stop by here
when you are planning your trip.
The Atlantic Canada Cycling Information Site calls PEI a "a naturalist's
paradise." The sandy beaches, quiet country roads, cozy inns and
lobsters galore offer plenty of great reasons to take a spin around this
island paradise. Cycling regions, cycling routes, available tours and
cycling links are part of the information package you'll find here.
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