Scenic road cycling adventure tours with the experienced professional guides from Island Joy Rides. All of our cycling tours are self-paced, fully supported and designed to let you fully experience Vancouver Island in the best way possible. Our multi-day tours offer premium experiences that highlight the ocean, wineries, farms, local food scene, culture and natural beauty of the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Quadra and Denman Islands, and surrounding regions. Our commitment to small groups and personal attention to guests of all ages and skill level, ensures an engaging and memorable experience! All tours include accommodations, breakfast, hearty snacks, boxed lunch, and 3 course dinner each ride day. Scroll down for ride descriptions and package prices.
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For reservations or help with your travel plans, call 250-338-7741 to speak to a Westerly Hotel associate.
2 Days / 3 Nights
Comox Corkscrew & Hornby Hammer
$249/ride day per person based on double occupancy
$330/ride day per person based on single occupancy
3 Days / 4 Nights
Whiskey & Water, Comox Corkscrew & Hornby Hammer
$239/ride day per person based on double occupancy
$310/ride day per person based on single occupancy
4 Days / 5 Nights
Quadra Island Clamour, Whiskey & Water, Comox Corkscrew & Hornby Hammer
$229/ride day per person based on double occupancy
$300/ride day per person based on single occupancy
The Comox Corkscrew
One of our most popular routes, this appropriately named ride will take you through the best wineries in the valley where you will have an opportunity to sample an incredible variety of great wines. The prevailing philosophy of our wine-makers is to produce world-class, small lot wines from fresh, high-quality grapes. You will find everything from Pinot Noirs, Gewurtztraminers, whimsical blends to Port-style wines and bubblys. Make sure you have a sturdy back pack for your wines! Of course, there is more to this ride than wines. Point Holmes/Cape Lazo is one of the best spots in the Comox Valley to view a wide range of sea life in tidal pools and under the stones. The route will take you to Nymph Falls Nature Park, with a breath-taking waterfall with the same name. This marks the perfect spot for lunch before a stop at one last winery and return to The Westerly Hotel.
Head South to Buckley Bay via scenic Oceanside Route. Catch Ferry to Denman Island, characterized by its beautiful natural environment. Inspired by the peaceful atmosphere, Denman residents produce an abundance of unique arts and crafts and have helped the small Gulf Island earn an esteemed reputation around the world. Follow quaint island routes to Hornby Island ferry terminal. There is no such thing as an accidental tourist for Hornby Island as it takes at least two ferries to get here. Yet the unique blend of sandy beaches, temperate rainforests, and laid-back island lifestyle continue to draw people to this idyllic piece of paradise. Lunch at Tribune Bay, one of the warmest salt-water swimming destinations in British Columbia. With nearly a mile of gorgeous white sand, this beach is why Hornby is called the Hawaii of Canada. Continue on to Helliwell Park, donated by John Helliwell, who felt this piece of land was just too spectacular for the public not to have access to. Thanks to him, we all get to enjoy the dramatic grassy bluffs and old-growth forests that make Helliwell so unique and awe-inspiring. Return following ocean back to The Westerly Hotel.
Whiskey and Water
Cycle along Headquarters down Williams Beach Road to Seaview Farms, a slice of oceanfront paradise. Seaview is a working farm and operates the largest fallow deer farm on Vancouver Island complete with an on-site farm markets. Continue past Miracle Beach and Saratoga Beach which may be the ultimate stretch of shimmering sand on the sheltered east coast of Vancouver Island. Next stop is Shelter Point Distillery. Its tranquil location is surrounded by the ever changing ocean, snow capped mountains, and a sparking clear river. Blessed with a near perfect mix of fertile soil, sunshine, abundant fresh water and mild weather, the ingredients are here to produce a true 'Field to Flask' single malt whisky. The trail then leads us to Coastal Black Winery, featuring hand-crafted Fruit Wines and Meads with a unique Island taste. Tour our family owned and operated vineyard in the beautiful Comox Valley, then sample our award winning fruit wines and meads. On the way back, stop at Miracle Beach for lunch and then visit the studio of renowned Canadian artist, Brian Scott, an original oil painter whose name is inextricably linked to colour - wild and wonderful mixes of fanciful, fun and exciting hues that bring the west coast fishing boats, architecture and tumble-down buildings of our beloved coastal British Columbia into a new perspective. You can view and purchase Brian Scott's original art, fine art prints, greeting cards, Brian's books - collections of painting and accompanying stories - and whimsical papier mache sculptures based on his painting. The tour finishes down Howard Road and along Headquarters, back to The Westerly Hotel.
Quadra Island Clamour
A shuttle will drop us off in scenic Oyster Bay where we will begin our ride. We’ll warm up with a 18km trail to Campbell River ferry terminal where we’ll take the ferry to Quadra Island. Our first stop is Tsa-Lwa-Luten Lodge.The lodge features Pacific Coast Kwagiulth architecture as well as traditional and contemporary native art. Tsa-Kwa-Luten ("Saw-kwa-loo-tan") Lodge is a magical place where legends live in a land of salmon, eagles, killer whales, soaring mountain peaks, swirling tidal waters and lush evergreen forests. We continue on to James Pottery where Martha and James Gordon produce a wide selection of handmade functional and decorative ware as well as unique sculptural pieces. Next is Cape Mudge Lighthouse which marks the southern entrance to Discovery Passage. Though a seemingly tranquil spot passed by ferries and cruise ships headed for Alaska, just a few miles north lie the dreaded Seymour Narrows, which George Vancouver described as “one of the vilest stretches of water in the world”. We will stop for lunch at Rebecca Spit – a narrow hook of land on the east side of Quadra Island – it’s an excellent area for beach exploration and picnicking. Sandy beaches line both sides of the 2-km spit at this popular day-use park overlooking sheltered Drew Harbour, a favorite anchorage for boaters. We finish the day with a relaxing drink in The Heriot Bay Inn & Resort before catching the ferry back to Campbell River. A shuttle will drop riders and bikes back to The Westerly Hotel from there. NOTE: Expect some hills on this ride.