From quiet pebble beaches to blossoming meadows, San Juan Island cycling is a peaceful retreat from busy everyday life.
A scenic ferry ride from Washington's Fidalgo Island brings us to the maritime world of the San Juans. Here we cycle on serene island roads, navigating around harbors, inlets, bays, and rolling, green mountains. We ride through color tulip nurseries and old sheep farms. We visit artist colonies and taste fresh seafood cuisine. In the fall, we can pick our fill of wild berries from just about anywhere along the way. A half-day's ride takes us to the to of Mt. Constitution, where we climb up an old stone fort's princess tower for a birds's-eye view of the entire San Juan Island chain, the Pacific Ocean, Puget Sound, Olympic National Park, and Cascade mountain range! The San Juans are also a natural haven for wildlife. We cycle, swim, and kayak in the natural habitats of great blue herons, black-tailed deer, cormorants, seals, sea otters, and king fishers. We watch for dolphins and orca whales as we ferry through the island channels, where sightings are guaranteed!
Season: Summer & Fall
Duration: 6 Days
Accommodations: Camping & Inns or All Inns
Fitness / Tech Ratings: 6
Activities: Road Biking, Sea Kayaking, Whale Watching & Hiking
Departure: Fly or Drive to Seattle, WA