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Address: 1699 Passage View Drive, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-830-8522
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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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Another great bike ride

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 3, 2016
Dan G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 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 days of riding and 5 nights of eating and luxuriating between rides. This was a... More 

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Thank Dan G
West Kelowna, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 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 the different bike routes, country roads, forest paths, flat surfaces and just enough hills to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 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 heads north to Campbell River, with stops at local wineries, a chocolate maker and a... More 

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Thank Daniel H
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this review

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! More 

Calgary, Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Laurel and her team completely exceeded our expectations for a customised self-guided tour of the Comox Valley! Joy Rides was able to balance our desire for challenge and adventure with the reward of great food and accommodations along the way. We appreciated the expertise in the planning of exciting routes; careful consideration for the gradiant of the hills, detailed cue... More 

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Thank kjsadler7
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this review

We're so glad you joined us. It was fun seeing you here and there - the smiles on your faces told me you were having a great holiday. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review - we really appreciate it. Enjoy the rest of your summer. We'd love to see you again sometime. :) More 

Oliver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

If you have never been to Vancouver Island, a bike tour with ISLAND JOY RIDES IS A MUST. AMAZING doesn't even get close to describing the most wonderful week, with the most exciting group of riders and people I've met in a LONG time. Food and Location of accomodations were top notch.

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Thank Hildegard S
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this review

We're so glad you joined us again, Hilda. We agree, we had such a wonderful time with you and the rest of the gang. I must say, you and Ursula feel like family! Thanks for sending the great pics. Let's keep in touch. :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Planning a trip from home in a place almost 7 500 km away is always a hazard but all my questions was rapidly and well answered so I felt quite comfortable when I arrived. The trip was well planned as I had asked for and wanted. Nice rides, well described in the que sheets with intreseting information about sights and... More 

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Thank Lars N
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this review

I agree, we feel like we found a new friend as well! It was great meeting you, Lars. Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us. We are so glad you had a good holiday. Really looking forward to your Go-Pro videos. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

In June, my husband and I participated in a fabulous multi-day cycling tour with Island Joy Rides. After much discussion and research, we chose the Sip & Savour guided tour around Courtney, Comox, Campbell River and Quadra Island. We are so happy we did! From start to finish, the tour was amazing! Everything was exceptionally well-organized, with great attention to... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I must say, your kind words truly mean a lot to us. We so enjoyed getting to know you both on Sip & Savour. Please keep in touch. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

Wonderful bike tour! Great cue sheets, suggestions for sightseeing and meals. Accommodations were excellent. Would definitely tour with this company again..

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Thank Heather S
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this review

It was great to see you and your grown-up children sharing an active holiday. What a lovely family. Thanks so much for joining our self-guided Wheels 'n Whales - I'm really glad you had a wonderful time. We also really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. :) More 

Santa Barbara, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2015

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
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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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