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Day Tours

Our Day Tours are perfect for those looking to get a taste of Comox Valley, Campbell River or anywhere in between by bicycle or kayak. 

Quadra Island Escape

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Kayak Campbell River Estuary

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Wine & Chocolate Day Tour – Discover the Comox Valley

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Multi-Day Tours

Weekend Getaway

Available: July 12 -14 and August 9 – 11

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3 Day Self-Guided Tour

Available: May 1st – September 30

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3 Day Guided Tour

Available: May 24 -28 / July 10 – 14 / Aug 7 – 11 / Sept 17 – 21

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5 Day Self-Guided Tour

Available: May 1st – September 30

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5 Day Guided Tour

Available: June 16 – 22 / Aug 18 – 24

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6 Day Self-Guided Tours

Available: May 1st – September 30

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6 Day Guided Tour

Available: July 22 -28 / Sept 8 -15

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Private Tours

Experience Vancouver Island your way with a custom, private tour.

Our years of experience creating memorable holidays along with our local knowledge will give you a holiday that no one else can offer.  We can deliver custom experiences for groups of 2 to 20 people

Take a look at our DAY TOURS or MULTI-DAY HOLIDAYS to get an idea of what we offer.  If you don’t see what you are looking for send us an e-mail or give us a call at 855-830-8522.

Outstanding guides, great cycling, amazing food

We were a self-contained BIG group of 22 and Laurel and her crew made our trip a seamless adventure with great rides, outstanding food, and dozens of personal touches like cool towels to greet us after a day of riding. The bikes were excellent and the additional fun trips like whale watching day and kayaking made it even more special. Recommend ISLAND JOY RIDES to all levels of cyclists. This is a great outfitter.

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Example -5 Day Custom Itineray

  • Duration: 4 nights and 5 days
  • Explore: Campbell River and Quadra Island from the air, land, ocean, and river
  • Adventures: helicoptering, self-guided cycling, whale watching, kayaking, and hiking

Custom Dates: $3,249/pp plus GST

Available for 6 or more – you choose the dates that work for you and your group

We’ve got all your adventures, accommodations, and logistics covered but we also appreciate that it’s fun to have time to discover a new area on your own. When we’re not with you, we will be sure you know all of our favourite places to eat and play so you can find some of the magic in your own way.

  • 4 nights of accommodations (2 at the Comfort Inn Plus, 2 at Painter’s Lodge)
  • 4 breakfasts, glacial picnic with bubbly, dessert at the beach fire, lunch on the whale watching boat, snacks, and one dinner at our family’s river house (scheduled dates only)
  • All adventures: 1.5 hour helicopter tour and picnic on Comox Glacier, ocean front beach fire, self-guided cycling (maps, bikes and accessories, recommendations), 7-8 hour whale watching adventure, self-guided hike to Elk Falls, guided sunset kayak
  • Shuttle to various adventures and clear directions to those within walking distance
  • 5 days hybrid bike rental and accessories
  • Detailed pre-trip information package
  • Maps and cue sheets
  • Joy Book with information, facts, and a bit of joy
  • Baggage transfers and porterage
  • Island Joy Rides t-shirt
  • Island Joy Rides water bottle

Not Included

  • Travel to Vancouver Island
  • Shuttle to and from your hotel on first and last day
  • Ferry to Quadra Island
  • Personal expenses
Day 1 - Air
Cycling Distance: 30 or 63 km

We start with a welcome meeting at your first hotel, where we’ll fit your bikes prepare you for your time with us. Once you’re settled you’ll cycle to your first adventure: a bird’s eye view of our region. Our helicopter will whisk you away for an aerial tour of our rivers, islands, ocean and mountains; culminating in an afternoon picnic on the top of our Comox Glacier. Cycle on forest paths and along the coast as you make your way back to your hotel.

After dinner on your own we invite you to join us at the beach for a campfire and dessert (a Campbell River experience is not complete without a beach fire).

Day 2 - Island
Cycling Distance: 33 or 44 km

Find the magic of Quadra Island on a bicycle today. From small ferries, coastal trails and stunning beaches to First Nations’ culture and local artists; you are invited to slow down and breathe in the culture of this little island.If you’d prefer support from one of our experienced guides, we can certainly arrange that as well.

Day 3 - Ocean
Discover the beauty of our region and beyond by boat today on a Whale and Wildlife tour. Whales, bears, eagles, seals, salmon…the majestic wildlife and vast ocean will take your breath away. While you’re away, we will transfer your luggage to your new oceanfront resort, Painter’s Lodge, so you can experience Campbell River from a different perspective.
Day 4 - River
Cycling Distance: 25 km

Embrace the river from different vantage points today. Start your day with a cycle to Elk Falls, our 25m waterfall. You can get lost in this majestic forest. Join us this afternoon to explore the secret channels of the Campbell River Estuary on a leisurely kayak. If you are part of our scheduled tour, we invite you for dinner at our private home by the river.

Day 5 - Forest
Optional Cycling Distance: 20 to 40 km

You have choices today! If you’re keen to hike, you can cycle or shuttle to the Ripple Rock Trail for a stunning 3 hour hike, including time for photos and snacks. If you’d prefer a shorter stroll (1 hour), we suggest a hike along the river on our popular Canyon View Trail. It’s up to you. Just let us know your preference and we’ll make it happen.

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Wine & Chocolate Day Tour - Discover the Comox Valley

Wine & Chocolate is an ideal tour for locals, visiting friends and relatives, and tourists who want to get out on a bike to taste and explore the Comox Valley for an afternoon. Breathe in the fresh air as you meander along quiet roads and trails; sample wine and savour decadent, hand-made chocolates. Joy Rides guides take care of the details - bikes, helmets, routes, snacks, and water - so you can experience the joy of biking, the simplicity of slowing down, and the (re)connection with some of the Comox Valley’s most delicious and decadent treats.