From quiet pebble beaches to blossoming meadows, our San Juan Island cycling vacation 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 bike on serene island roads, navigating around harbors, inlets, bays, and rolling, green mountains. We cycle through colorful tulip nurseries and old sheep farms. We visit artist colonies and taste of 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 top of Mt. Constitution, where we climb up an old stone fort's princess tower for a bird'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 whale-season sightings are guaranteed!
Season: Summer and Fall
Duration / Mileage: 6 Days, 115-170 Miles
Accommodations: Camping or All Inns
Fitness / Technical Ratings: 6
Terrain: Mostly level terrain with a few hilly ascents
Departure: Fly or drive to Seattle, WA