Our trip combines the laid back San Juan Islands cycling experience with the brilliant colours, art, food and wine events of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. With 3 two night stays we will be able enjoy this cycling tour at a relaxed pace.Itinerary
Thursday - April 6, 2017
- 7:00 am - Depart Comox Valley to allow drive to Sidney, park and clear customs and immigration at ferry terminal.
- 12:05 pm depart to arrive Friday Harbor, San Juan Island 1:55 pm
- Afternoon ride to the historic American Camp and/or Cattle Point
- Overnight - Friday Harbor Suites - 18 km or 28 km
- San Juan Island: cycle to Roche Harbour, Afterglow Mausoleum, affluent Roche Harbour, British Camp and San Juan Vineyard.
- Overnight - Friday Harbor Suites - 31 km or 39 km
- 8:30 am - Ferry to Lopez Island to arrive at 9:50am for an island tour and short hike through Shark Reef Sanctuary. A longer route continues to Agate beach Park on the south end of the Island. We regroup at Lopez Village with a possible stop at a winery enroute to the ferry.
- 5:00 pm - Ferry to Anacortes to arrive at 5:40 pm
- For a more relaxed day go directly to Anacortes from San Juan Island with an option to attend the afternoon Anacortes Wine Festival Event ($50 cost not inc)
- Overnight - Anaco Bay Inn, Anacortes - 32 km or 50 km
- This morning you will have an option to explore Anacortes on your own. This could include a ride to Washington Park which is also a good walking and hiking area with great views.
- Our organized ride takes us on the Tommy Thomson Trail, to a trestle crossing across Fidalgo Bay and then around March Point , home to Tesoro Puget Sound Refinery making our way to the Swinomish Casino and Lodge where we may stop for lunch before completing the loop back to our hotel.
- Overnight - Anaco Bay Inn, Anacortes - 24 km
- Our cycling day today takes us from Anacortes to La Conner. We travel through the Swinomish First Nations Reservation on Reservation Road before crossing the Swinomish Channel on Rainbow Bridge. We will have time to explore La Conner and it’s museums, eateries, and shops such as The Wood Merchant, Caravan Gallery and Nasty Jack’s Antiques. Overnight - La Connor Country Inn - 32 km
- Today we participate in the Tulip Festival by visiting Roozengaarde Farm, and can have optional visits to Art in the Pickle Barn, Tulip Town and Art at the School House before returning to La Conner. An optional extension will take us through Mount Vernon to Hillcrest Park. Here we can enjoy lunch at the famous Salmon Barbeque held by the Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon.
- Overnight - La Connor Country Inn - 33 km or 38 km
- We return to Anacortes via an alternate route along Best Road and over the Twin Bridges which have a wide cycling shoulder.
- Tonight we enjoy our included Farewell Dinner
- Overnight - Anaco Bay Inn, Anacortes - 21 km
- We have an easy ride to catch the 8:30 am Anacortes Ferry which takes us back to Sidney, BC to arrive at 11:10 am to mark the end of our Washington State cycling tour - 9 km
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Itinerary times are approximate and subject to change.
Degree of difficulty - Average difficulty, rolling ,
Occasionally hilly terrain.
Recommended bikes - Road bike with wider tires or hybrid.
Riding experience needed. Able to cycle moderate distances.
Terms and Conditions:
Insurance – We recommend that you purchase out of country medical insurance.
For information contact Willy van Kemenade at 250-339-7628.
Deposit & Final Payment - $100.00 at time of booking. Balance due Feb 20, 2017 - 45 days prior to departure.
Cancellation Penalties - Booking date to 45 days prior - $100 non-refundable. Within 45 days 100% nonrefundable.
Name changes are permitted for a fee of $50 per person only if there is a waiting list.
Possible exchange rate increase: Rates could change depending on exchange fluctuations between the US and Canadian
Dollars. Current rate 1.35 CAD = 1 US dollar.
Responsibility: Square1 Travel is a vacation organizer only and cannot accept responsibility for any loss, damage or physical or personal injury of any nature resulting from delays, suppliers, Acts of God or any other force majeure.
Contact: Willy van Kemenade 250-339-7628
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