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Island Joy Rides

477 11th St., Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
250-830-8522
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Ranked #1 of 9 Activities in Courtenay
Type: Tours
Owner description: Island Joy Rides is a boutique travel company owned and operated by people who believe that the best way to experience a new environment is from the... more » Owner description: Island Joy Rides is a boutique travel company owned and operated by people who believe that the best way to experience a new environment is from the seat of a bicycle. We offer premium single-day, multi-day bike tours and personalized bike tours that highlight the beauty and culture of Campbell River, the Comox Valley and the Discovery Islands. We cater to people who are seeking a unique holiday experience. From wine pairing to optional photography workshops, we offer more than just biking. Camaraderie, breathtaking scenery, culinary sensations and physical exhilaration - at your own pace - are just a few of our added features. Our commitment to small groups and personal attention makes every guest feel special. « less
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We had a cycling tour of about a week along the coast of Vancouver Island with a family of four, including two kids. We had a self guided tour: you do not need a guide for directions, Island Joy Rides provides a map and good instructions and Vancouver Island is pretty easy cycling. Island Joy Rides has done a great... More

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Velbert, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My husband and I can't say enough about this bike tour. It was just the 2 of us, and when we arrived we thought there would be a group because Sonja and Laurel had jars out on a nice table with lots of goodies that we could pick and choose from to make a snack bag. Sonja took us all... More

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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We enjoyed our 4 day bicycle tour with Island Joy Rides, every aspect was perfect! The days were well organized, the routes were amazing, the bicycles were excellent and brand new, the food was delicious, the accommodations were very nice, the snack offerings during the day were yummy and nutritious, our guides were kind & caring and very knowledgeable about... More

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America, The Netherlands
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3 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

...and we've been to air of great places and are tough critics. Our family of three, including our mature 18 year old, just completed the 5-day West Coast Foodie tour. We were so fortunate to be paired with the most kind and engaging travel companion--a gentleman from Toronto. The four of us had a superb experience with the IJR crew.... More

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Canmore, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Our Wine and Chocolate Tour with Island Joy Rides was the perfect way to kick off a girls reunion weekend. 6 of us were pampered by Laurel, Sonya and Ron as we explored the Courtnay area. Great riding on paved pathways, quiet roads and gentle trails. We stopped to visit an artist who makes wonderful glass art, a fruit wine... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We just completed the west coast foodies 5 day bicycle trip and had a wonderful time to the point of exhausted exhilaration. Laurel and her guides leave no detail unturned, from the fresh drinking water, to the oceanside snacks/lunches complete with fresh flowers, linens, home baking and fresh fruit from local trees. A variety of terrain is covered, with ongoing... More

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Mitchell, Ontario, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We were in Courtenay visiting family and wanted an activity that wouldn’t take us away from our visit for too long. The Friday afternoon Wine & Chocolate tour was perfect for us. Our guides Laurel and Sonya were so pleasant and fun to ride with and they engaged everyone in our small group in conversation along the way. The Norco... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I recently traveled to Vancouver Island for the first time and wanted to do a couple of days of biking. Kim spent so much time working with us in advance to plan the perfect trip for us. Laurel met us the first morning and had lots of yummy treats for the day! Our guides were excellent both... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We had the best adventure bike ride with Island Joy Rides. We chose a self-guided trip so Laurel and her crew gave us all the maps, information and tips we needed to explore the island on our own. They had great recommendations for sites to see, places to eat, etc. They transported our luggage for us and the inns they... More

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Maidenhead
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Myself and my wife had a fabulous 4 days cycling with Laurel and the team. Everything was covered off with such detail and the hotels/food was great. Thank you Laurel, Richard, John, Chris and Sonya for making our tour so memorable.

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