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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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