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Island Joy Rides

1699 Passage View Drive, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-830-8522
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No better way to experience Vancouver Island!

This was a fantastic self-guided tour. Laurel designed a great self-guided route and provided both... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
LindaYC_12
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Mississauga, Canada
Brilliant self guided bike 🚲 tour

What more could you want! Excellent bikes, wonderful and varied routes, lovely hotels and food and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda F
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Island Joy Rides is a boutique Vancouver Island bicycle touring company offering premium day and multi-day guided and self-guided cycling experiences. We offer unique vacation packages featuring West Coast culture, seaside routes, wineries, farms, the local food scene, and the natural beauty of our area. Our commitment to small groups and a providing personal, behind the scenes tour guarantees a valued and memorable experience.
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1699 Passage View Drive, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a fantastic self-guided tour. Laurel designed a great self-guided route and provided both paper and eguides to help us along the way. The communications from Laurel was timely and clear. The hotels were very comfortable and well situated. Our favourite memories are river...More

Thank LindaYC_12
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

So glad you joined us! It was such a pleasure sharing our "secrets" with you. Also glad you were able to join us on the kayak. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. Sending you lots of JOY!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What more could you want! Excellent bikes, wonderful and varied routes, lovely hotels and food and perfect directions. Make sure you eat at Locals at Old House. Thank you Laurel.

Thank Linda F
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I'm sooooo glad you had a great experience cycling in our area. It was certainly our pleasure to share our favourites with you. Really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Wishing you the very best. :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

Laurel has put together a great route through some beautiful countryside and along the coastline which was varied and interesting. Her "Joy book" is so creative and informative and had some fantastic recommendations for places to stop for sightseeing, picnicking and food. The photo contest...More

Thank vstaf4d
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review. I'm so glad you had a good time!! I knew from the minute I met your group that you could make anything fun. I truly loved you sending the pics - I felt like I was right along with...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017

I was with a group of 5 and we did a 5 night, 6 day bike trip all around the Courtney,Comox ,Campbell River and adjoining Islands. The places we stayed at were incredible and the food at these plays was exceptional. The bikes were the...More

Thank terrybrown2017
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

You guys were so great. I loved all of your joyful attitudes. Thanks so much for joining us.

Reviewed 27 June 2017

Self guided tour was a great trip with excellent support along the way. Appreciated the fully documented itinerary, extra sights and suggested activities that were included. Accommodations were top notch and we loved every minute!

Thank Susan K
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thanks for taking the time to respond, Sue. We enjoyed meeting - and kayaking - with you. :)

Reviewed 27 June 2017

I have nothing but good things to say. From to moment we approached Laurel, she bent over backwards designing a trip to suit the needs of all levels of bikers, and came up with a plan that would fit our needs; from fitting bikes with...More

1  Thank Geoff H
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

So happy to have had the opportunity to share our favourites with you. You guys were so positive and enthusiastic - a pleasure to tour with! Thanks for taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 19 June 2017

Laurel created a four day self guided bike tour for our family of 5 - two adults and three young adults (22, 20 & 17). Honestly, everything about the trip was outstanding. The bikes were Giant hybrid touring bikes that did great on the road...More

Thank Mark H
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

It is so inspiring to see a family with older children travelling together. I love the way you all embraced your adventure - and especially all the great pics you to took for the Photo Challenge. Thanks so much for writing a review. :)

Reviewed 3 October 2016

Two years ago, my wife and I tried Island Joy Rides for a bike tour from Courtenay to Campbell River. This past August we corralled four other family members and tried another ride, this one from Victoria to Courtenay - about 200 miles in 5...More

Thank Dan G
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Everything was great. From the high end accamodations to guides. Most enjoyable. The right number of stops at diverse and interesting spots. Biked at the pace we wanted. The lastday at Elk falls was spectacular. The guides were extremely knowledgable and always smilling. We appreciated...More

Thank Normand L
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The 'Sip and Savour' guided bike tour definitely lived up to its name. My wife is already talking about coming back next year. In short, great food, great accommodations and great guides. This particular trip spends a couple of days in the Courtenay/Comox area, then...More

1  Thank Daniel H
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Thanks so much for the kind words, Dan. We certainly enjoyed sharing our area with you and Jane. That tandem bike of yours was really cool, too! We would welcome both of you back anytime. :) Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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