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Island Joy Rides

1699 Passage View Drive, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-830-8522
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Superb self guided cycling holiday

Whilst it was late in the season, we enjoyed great weather and the wonderful ambience of Vancouver... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
PaulJT2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Annual bike trip with good friends

Island Joy Rides put together a terrific itinerary for our annual 6 days of riding. They are the... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Gretchen W
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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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1699 Passage View Drive, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst it was late in the season, we enjoyed great weather and the wonderful ambience of Vancouver Island with well thought out routes and great notes to ensure we stopped at all the right places to soak it lol in. Thanks Laurel ... great organsition

Thank PaulJT2014
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for writing a review. You came a long way - so glad you enjoyed our island - and that we were able to change things around a bit for you! All the best! :)

Reviewed 13 October 2017

Island Joy Rides put together a terrific itinerary for our annual 6 days of riding. They are the friendiest and hardest working team and we loved everything they planned. From great beautiful trails and views to lovely hotels and inns and dinners that were so...More

Thank Gretchen W
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was so great to get to know you and your inspiring group over our 6 days together. We are thrilled you had a good time! Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. :)

Reviewed 7 October 2017

From start to finish, this was one of the best cycle tour trips we have been on with an excellent tour itinerary, great customer service from Laurel and her family team, and the attention to the tour details to fit our needs was top-class.

Thank Innes T
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It's so great seeing families with older kids (20-something!) enjoying an active holiday together. It was a pleasure meeting you all - and spending time getting to know you better on our sunset kayak/paddleboard. Wishing you all many joyful moments! :)

Reviewed 10 September 2017

Oh my.... what a wonderful experience! Great way to experience some nuggets of what the island has to offer. Thank you to Laurel and her team *Jarram and Ron) who truly know how to put "joy" into joy rides! See you again soon!

Thank Jim W
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Thanks so much for writing a reply. We are so glad you enjoyed your Island Escape with us and look forward to seeing you again. Your "Joyful Blackberry Jam" made our day!

Reviewed 9 September 2017

We were a self-contained BIG group of 22 and Laurel and her crew made our trip a seamless adventure with great rides, outstanding food, and dozens of personal touches like cool towels to greet us after a day of riding. The bikes were excellent and...More

Thank Pam H
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

This review means so much coming from you, as I know you are very knowledgeable about tourism and customer service. We feel honoured to have had the opportunity to get to know you and group. Wishing you the very best.

Reviewed 30 August 2017

This was a fun little 23km cycling tour with some interesting stops interspersed with leisurely cycling near Courtenay with some meandering through farm land, across bridges and through some quaint neighbourhoods with delightful stops at a Vineyard, a distillery and a shop selling custom made...More

Thank Skip254
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

It was great fun sharing our area with you. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. So glad you had a good time! :)

Reviewed 20 August 2017

This was a fantastic self-guided tour. Laurel designed a great self-guided route and provided both paper and eguides to help us along the way. The communications from Laurel was timely and clear. The hotels were very comfortable and well situated. Our favourite memories are river...More

Thank LindaYC_12
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

So glad you joined us! It was such a pleasure sharing our "secrets" with you. Also glad you were able to join us on the kayak. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. Sending you lots of JOY!

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

What more could you want! Excellent bikes, wonderful and varied routes, lovely hotels and food and perfect directions. Make sure you eat at Locals at Old House. Thank you Laurel.

Thank Linda F
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

I'm sooooo glad you had a great experience cycling in our area. It was certainly our pleasure to share our favourites with you. Really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Wishing you the very best. :)

Reviewed 10 August 2017

Laurel has put together a great route through some beautiful countryside and along the coastline which was varied and interesting. Her "Joy book" is so creative and informative and had some fantastic recommendations for places to stop for sightseeing, picnicking and food. The photo contest...More

Thank vstaf4d
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thanks so much for your review. I'm so glad you had a good time!! I knew from the minute I met your group that you could make anything fun. I truly loved you sending the pics - I felt like I was right along with...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017

I was with a group of 5 and we did a 5 night, 6 day bike trip all around the Courtney,Comox ,Campbell River and adjoining Islands. The places we stayed at were incredible and the food at these plays was exceptional. The bikes were the...More

Thank terrybrown2017
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

You guys were so great. I loved all of your joyful attitudes. Thanks so much for joining us.

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