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Address: 1699 Passage View Drive, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-830-8522
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Description: Island Joy Rides is a boutique Vancouver Island bicycle touring company...
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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West Coast Foodie Multi-Day Bike Ride

Just returned from the West Coast Foodie bike trip and it was fabulous! It was very well organized, and the guides had great life experiences and a history of the islands, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Just returned from the West Coast Foodie bike trip and it was fabulous! It was very well organized, and the guides had great life experiences and a history of the islands, the restaurant choices and side trips were great (river cruise, art galleries, chocolate shop, brewery, winery, blueberry farm w/4 different varieties of blueberries, etc), and the bikes were mechanically... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had a wonderful week touring the east coast of Vancouver Island and a day on Quadra Island. Laurel and her team were professional, knowledgeable, friendly and a joy to be with. The whole tour was very well organized from beginning to end. It was relaxing and fun. I was impressed with how flexible Laurel and her team were in... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We asked Laurel to organise a 7 day self guided bike tour and she did just that with a day off for whale watching. We cycled around the Courtenay and Campbell River areas, Denman and Quadra Islands, Comox and Elk Falls. A really good itinerary. Also included were good tips on where to eat, what to look for and where... More 

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Hinton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A great way to tour the area of Courtney/Comox. Add wine and chocolate and you can't lose. Very relaxed ride with wonderful guides. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a nice afternoon on the bike.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A beautiful trip - Victoria to the Comox Valley. 5 days of spectacular riding with coastal scenery and quiet country roads. Nothing is left out in the organisation of the tour and the care of the group from accommodations and meals to snacks and ice cold towels at the end of the day. Unexpected bonuses included a wonderful boat tour... More 

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Meadow Creek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

As a participant in the inaugural tour from Victoria to Courtney I was delighted with every aspect of the trip. I will just echo all the great previous reviews, and also say that Laurel and her staff made the five day trip an incredibly wonderful experience: the amazing riding, support, attention to detail, professionalism, great food, lovely accommodation.......and their obvious... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This was our favorite part of our Vancouver Island stay. I'd give 6 stars if I could. Laurel and her capable crew helped our group of non-riders feel like we could ride for years. Starting not too early in the morning, Laurel greets you with a table of beautifully arranged healthy and yummy snacks for the ride. Ice water is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

This is a great way to see the island!! Laurel, Richard, and Brittney were phenomenal guides and just great people! Very organized and personal tour. From the goodie bags to the iced towels, they thought of everything you would want to make it a memorable day - amazing winery with a delicious lunch, yummy chocolate tour, refreshing swimming holes, and... More 

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Campbell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

We had an amazing wine &chocolate ride today. Guides we all super friendly and easy going. Lots of laughs, exercise, wine, and chocolate = a winning combination. Thanks!

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Great exercise, wonderful food, beautiful setting and a lot of laughter! My dad and I had an exceptional time together. Laurel took care of every detail and along with John, Brittany, and Sonja created an interesting, fun, and extremely enjoyable memory we will treasure. Highly recommended

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