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Island Joy Rides

Address: 477 11th St., Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-830-8522
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Ranked #1 of 12 Activities in Courtenay
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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.
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Livermore, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My husband and I just got back from doing the "Coast I'll Ride" with Island Joy Rides. Laurel does a great job making sure all your needs are taken care of. Great guides too! We loved them all: John, Chris, Sonja, Richard, and Laurel. We had a great time seeing some of the back roads of Courtenay, Comox, and Quadra... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our wine/choc tasting bike tour with John as our guide. He took us on lovely paths we never knew existed after making sure we were geared up properly and equipped with snacks. Also gave us lots of information about the area. Would certainly recommend doing this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My wife and I had one of the most enjoyable bike tours that we have ever experienced. Having never been to that part of Vancouver Island before, we had no idea what to expect. At every step of the tour we were both tested as to our endurance while at the same time encouraged by what lay ahead. Laurel and... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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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IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this review

Thank you so much for allowing us to put together your self-guided family cycling adventure. I was so impressed that you cycled with a 1 and 3 year old! I am pleased that you enjoyed your itinerary and our special touches. We sincerely try to make every guests experience unforgettable. In addition, we endeavour whenever possible to keep our routes... More

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
169 helpful votes 169 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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7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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