PEI is a cyclist’s paradise

Photo Credit: John Sylvester

Road Cycling Itineraries

Our cycling offerings are varied, from quiet rides in the country past tranquil farmland to challenging terrain. Along the trail, you will find a convenient selection of accommodations, food and services for cyclists.  Not all accommodations are directly on the trail and do require roadway travel.  For safety concerns please check with the accommodation providers regarding distance. We’ve planned out five exciting road itineraries for you – try one, a couple, or all five to see our entire province on two wheels! Please note that many roads do not have paved shoulders and caution should be used in these areas. Helmets are mandatory while cycling on Prince Edward Island.

Cabot Route (75km) 

This route is a delightful blend of scenery, where you’ll get to experience Island countryside, sea and sky. Enjoy the charms of the Cavendish area, but with less traffic than Cavendish at peak season. Your ride begins at Cabot Beach Provincial Park and winds through Kensington and French River. The first third of the ride is fairly level and easy terrain. Between Kensington and French River, you’ll experience some longer, more challenging hills, but you’ll be rewarded with some of the day’s most stunning view. After French River, you’ll encounter a few steep hills.

Charlottetown-Mt. Stewart Loop (68km)

This is an easy to moderate all-day ride, starting in downtown Charlottetown’s Victoria Row and leading to the small village of Mt. Stewart.  The terrain on this road is fairly easy, following quiet paved roads with lovely river and farm views. Only one or two hills demand a moderate workout.

Lord Selkirk Campground (51km and 32km) 

These two loops meander along country roads in Southern Kings County, past farms and lighthouses. You can stop at a woollen mill, a crafts gallery, or a waterfront restaurant. These loops include some of the Island’s most challenging hills. At just over 82km total, an experienced cyclist could cover both loops in a single day.

St. Peters Loop & Greenwich Day Trip (58km and 20 km) 

These two easy rides begin in St. Peters and can be completed in a day, but if you’re a beach lover, two days are better! You’ll pass a picturesque working harbour, gorgeous beaches, and parts of PEI National Park. The terrain on the St. Peters Loop is mostly level, except for a few rolling hills near the end of the ride. The road to Greenwich is gently rolling, but not difficult.

Tyne Valley (42-55km) 

Start your ride at Green Park, just a few kilometres outside the village of Tyne Valley. Along the way, you can stop at the parsonage where Lucy Maud Montgomery once lived, visit an oyster museum, and visit Lennox Island where Mi’kmaq crafts are available.  

Cycling Guide

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