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Island Joy Rides

1699 Passage View Drive, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-830-8522
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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... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
Dan G
Five great days of biking.

Everything was great. From the high end accamodations to guides. Most enjoyable. The right number... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2016
Normand L
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West Kelowna, Canada
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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 3 October 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...More

Thank Dan G
Reviewed 20 September 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...More

Thank Normand L
Reviewed 24 August 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...More

1  Thank Daniel H
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

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!

Reviewed 3 August 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...More

Thank kjsadler7
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

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...More

Reviewed 29 July 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...More

Thank Hildegard S
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2016

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. :)

Reviewed 14 July 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...More

Thank Lars N
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2016

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.

Reviewed 6 July 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...More

Thank ChumandJan
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2016

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.

Reviewed 27 June 2016

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

Thank Heather S
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2016

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...More

Reviewed 1 September 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,...More

Thank jlevangie
Reviewed 24 August 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...More

Thank Riccardo T
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