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“Bike Adventure & so much more ((yes we do mean Wine & Chocolate!)”
Review of Island Joy Rides

Island Joy Rides
Ranked #1 of 13 Tours in Courtenay
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Owner description: Island Joy Rides is a boutique Vancouver Island touring company designed to connect you to the people, the food, the culture and the places that make our region so spectacular. Our commitment to small groups and a providing personal, behind the scenes tour guarantees a valued and memorable experience.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Easy to organize & everything was supplied - great hybrid bikes with rear racks, front bags for your camera & stuff, helmets, water bottles & great make your own snack. The bikes were all set out for our group of 7 - preset for heights but easy to adjust. Our guides, Laurel & Richard checked our seat heights , tested us and gave us a gear changing orientation. Laurel had gummies, chocolate, coconut, m&m's and many more treats to add to our snack bags. We took off on our route planned for us to fit our 3 hour time slot & some decadent indulgences - an organic winery Blue Moon, and local homemade chocolate shop Hot Chocolate. Our route followed different bike trails at a perfect place winding us along the beach, through the woods and along small country roads. Highly recommended by every participant of our group. Definately we will be back next year.

4  Thank Kim M
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

My spouse and I and another couple, out for a golf trip at Crown Isle, were looking for an afternoon activity as an alternative to golf and an opportunity to see the local sights and get some exercise. We arranged a five hour tour with Island Joy Rides in advance of our arrival. None of us are serious cyclists, so we were looking for a moderate ride interspersed with some sightseeing and some winetasting. We had a most enjoyable day. We started our trip in a Courtney park where Laurel, John and Robin fitted us with bikes and helmets. We set off towards Comox to see Filberg Park, then went through a wilderness trail to Goose Spit. We looped back through downtown Comox, then on to main street Courtney for some chocolate tasting. Then we were out on country roads to the Blue Moon Winery for some fruit wine tasting, before our ride back. We covered about 35 km in all, mostly level terrain, but also a couple of hills for a change of pace. Highly recommended activity.

1  Thank Full_Nelson_12
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Thank you Laurel and Kim for a memorable time in the fabulous Comox Valley. Westcoast Foodie is the appropriate name for this ride - the food was delicious (tasty snacks, great lunches & dinners), the wine tasting was fun and the company was great. And of course we can't say enough about the other guides we had - John and Sonja. You did a wonderful job of making this trip very special and one of our favorites. Bill and I really appreciated they way you customized the trip to provide the best experience possible. We look forward to riding with you again.

Thank Alison C
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

If you are looking for exercise, great food, and amazing scenery then this is the holiday for you. My husband and I spent a wonderful week with Laurel, Sonja, Chris and John exploring the Comox to Campbell River area. Laurel makes sure that every detail is taken care of and we felt pampered and spoiled!

Thank BrendaS797
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

Our family of four (including two teenagers) had a great day with Laurel and John on a private tour around Campbell River. After speaking with Laurel on the phone the day before to make arrangements, we felt as if she had really listened to what type of tour we were looking for, as the day seemed to be customized just for us and was absolutely perfect. We especially enjoyed John's knowledge of the area and Laurel's treats along the way. Cherry pit spitting in the waterfall and swimming in the river were very fun. We felt really spoiled at the lunch stop when Laurel had ridden ahead and setup a table with real linens and real stoneware, glasses and cutlery for a delicious (and super filling!) lunch on the beach. The service provided to us was excellent and we can't say enough about how pampered we felt. We would have no hesitation in recommending Island Joy Rides to anyone. It was an awesome day!

Thank Diane H
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