The San Juan Islands may not be tropical, but with beaches, mountains, orca pods, forests, and one of the country’s largest lavender farms, the San Juan Islands are an outdoor enthusiast’s dream!
On this six day cycling adventure, you’ll pedal on three of San Juan’s most alluring islands: San Juan Island, Lopez Island and Orcas Island.
The adventure begins on San Juan Island, the “gateway” to the San Juans. Browse charming shops and galleries, wander the beaches, taste delicious and fresh gourmet food, or visit one of the many local farms and markets on this tranquil island.
Lopez Island is up next on our Puget Sound cycling adventure! The most rural of the islands, Lopez Island is a mix of rolling farmlands and beaches. Locals call this island “the Friendly Isle”, and you are sure to discover why!
This cycling adventure ends with Orcas Island, the largest of the islands we visit. Replete with verdant mountains and shimmering lakes, Orcas is called the “Emerald Isle” and the “gem of the San Juans”.
We also have hiking excursions planned for each day, you’ll hop aboard an expedition boat for a whale watching tour, and you even have an opportunity for sea kayaking!
Hop on “island time” with us, and experience the idyllic charm of the Puget Sound.
Lime Kiln Lighthouse Tour
Whale Watching Expedition
Earth Box Inn
Day 1: Ferry over to San Juan Island, and enjoy lunch in Friday Harbor before starting your ride. We’ll pedal around Cattle Point, at the southern tip of the Island, and even hop off the saddles to do a little exploration on foot. Our ride will end at our lodging for the evening, and we will enjoy this first evening dining together on San Juan Island.
Day 2: Pedal from our lodging to Lime Kiln State Park. Also referred to as “whale watching park”, you will have the opportunity to explore some of this area on your own and try to catch a glimpse of an orca or minke whale. We have a lighthouse tour scheduled this morning, and afterwards we will ride to Roche Harbor. We will be staying on San Juan Island again this evening, but tomorrow we move to Lopez Island.
Day 3: New day, new island! After our morning cycling adventure, we will enjoy a picnic-style lunch and climb aboard our whale watching vessel. Make sure you have plenty of space on your smart phones, and maybe even pack a pair of binoculars! (Our three hour tour is sure to fill up at least one sd-card). After our whale watching expedition, we will be dropped off on our next island – Lopez Island!
Day 4: From our lodging, we will pedal our way south to Iceberg Point. This is one of the main attractions on Lopez Island! After a short hike, you will be rewarded with one of the most spectacular views of the Olympic Peninsula. You will not be disappointed! After an afternoon of biking and hiking, we will say goodbye to Lopez Island and ferry over to Orcas Island.
Day 5: Today we will spend the whole day exploring Orcas Island. The largest of the San Juans, Orcas Island is a green paradise that the locals call “the gem of the San Juans”. We will explore the island from our saddles, then do a little more exploration on foot this evening too. Mount Constitution is the tallest mountain in the San Juans, and this afternoon we get to experience it’s 2,398 feet. We will even give those who are up for it the opportunity to ride up and over it!
Day 6: Enjoy one last delicious and fresh, handmade breakfast in this island paradise before packing-up this morning. Wind down from all the adventures, and really take-in the sights and sounds around you. You are still on “island-time” today. We will do a little more exploration by bike around Orcas, before catching the ferry back to the mainland.
Taking a ferry ride on a bicycle tour adds a whole new element to your trip! Feel the spray on your face, breathe in the fresh air, see the landscape from a different perspective and enjoy those “free miles.”
Set on a rocky bluff at the west end of San Juan Island, Lime Kiln Point is considered one of the best land based whale-watching spots on earth.
Our San Juan Islands Bike Tour travels around this gorgeous archipelago in Washington state. Here’s some info about this incredible destination!
5 Breakfasts | 5 Lunches | 4 Dinners
PP Double Occupancy
Standard Bike Rental
*This is required if you are traveling solo or if you are traveling with someone but require separate beds.