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Island Joy Rides

1699 Passage View Drive, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-830-8522
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Oh my.... what a wonderful experience! Great way to experience some nuggets of what the island has... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jim W
Outstanding guides, great cycling, amazing food

We were a self-contained BIG group of 22 and Laurel and her crew made our trip a seamless adventure... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pam H
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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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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 4 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 27 June 2017

Self guided tour was a great trip with excellent support along the way. Appreciated the fully documented itinerary, extra sights and suggested activities that were included. Accommodations were top notch and we loved every minute!

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

Thanks for taking the time to respond, Sue. We enjoyed meeting - and kayaking - with you. :)

Reviewed 27 June 2017

I have nothing but good things to say. From to moment we approached Laurel, she bent over backwards designing a trip to suit the needs of all levels of bikers, and came up with a plan that would fit our needs; from fitting bikes with...More

1  Thank Geoff H
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

So happy to have had the opportunity to share our favourites with you. You guys were so positive and enthusiastic - a pleasure to tour with! Thanks for taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 19 June 2017

Laurel created a four day self guided bike tour for our family of 5 - two adults and three young adults (22, 20 & 17). Honestly, everything about the trip was outstanding. The bikes were Giant hybrid touring bikes that did great on the road...More

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

It is so inspiring to see a family with older children travelling together. I love the way you all embraced your adventure - and especially all the great pics you to took for the Photo Challenge. Thanks so much for writing a review. :)

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