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Island Joy Rides

477 11th St., Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
250-830-8522
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Ranked #1 of 8 activities in Courtenay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We so enjoyed our bike trip. The guides were fabulous. The bikes were good. The biking was the right combination of beauty, culture and activity. Be happy, go bike with island Joy Rides! Roger and Anne PS Almost forgot, the seafood, wine and chocolate is amazing too.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Our family of five (the youngest aged twelve) have just completed 4 days of riding in the Courtenay and Campbell River area. We made the trip as a "self guided" tour but had great directions (clue cards) and maps provided. And we never felt alone with small greetings from the office along the way. Quality of lodging was very good... More

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Victoria, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I don't know if I should tell you but it was a blast! We drove in ready to go, and they delivered! Thanks so much.... race you up the hill!

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Vancouver, BC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We just completed a 3 day bike trip with Island Joy Rides. They were very well organized....3 guides helping 9 guests...a leader, a trailer and a van driver. They were great people to bike with...both guides and guests...and the guides clearly enjoyed their job and focused on all of us having an excellent experience. The places we covered were very... More

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Canada
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4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Good equipment, great fun and good exercise! We thoroughly enjoyed our day on Quadra Island with Laurel. We have done several bike tours and have to rank this tour as #1. Our guide was exceptionally well organized, the bikes worked well, the snacks/lunch were yummy and the island was very interesting. Look forward to doing a ride in the Comox... More

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

Hi guys - thanks so much for the lovely review! We enjoyed you as much as it appears you enjoyed Quadra Island & Laurel! We're very much looking forward to showing you around the Comox Valley. Until then, take care. :)) More

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