Stories

Experience our tours through the eyes of our Joy Riders themselves
Winner of Remarkable Experience Award

Winner of Remarkable Experience Award

We were both humbled and honoured to receive the Remarkable Experience Award at the recent Tourism Vancouver Island Conference. “Our annual awards celebrate tourism businesses and individuals who collaborate, innovate and go above and beyond to help grow tourism in the Vancouver Island region,” said Anthony Everett, Tourism Vancouver Island’s President & CEO. “The quality of experiences and...

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How to Be a More Joyful Traveller

How to Be a More Joyful Traveller

It's really up to you to cultivate joy—no matter where you are. Joy is found wherever you get completely enveloped in an experience, when you lose yourself: your worries, your ego, your past, and your future.  Travelling offers a chance to reboot. It’s an opportunity to sink your teeth into an area, to step outside your comfort zone, and to explore...

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I am a Joy Rider

I am a Joy Rider

This blog series is intended to highlight some of the Joy Riders who have left a mark on our hearts; to share a small part of their story. They have all touched us in some way. Perhaps they will do the same for you.   Meet Jacqui.  She's from England and she joined us on a 5-day self-guided tour...  Who are you?  To give my name would not answer the question as it doesn’t define who I am. ...

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The Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa

The Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa

A successful cycling tour is a team effort.  The Kingfisher is the perfect fit for our Joy Rides.  Boutique and luxurious, this resort has it all.  From stunning ocean views to a beautifully relaxing spa; excellent customer service to restaurants featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients; the Kingfisher offers our guests that relaxed, West Coast vibe. All of our multi-day tours - guided and...

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Self-Guided vs Guided

Self-Guided vs Guided

  If you’re trying to decide which option, self-guided or guided tours, is best for you - here’s a helpful comparison. SELF-GUIDED BIKE TOURS have become increasingly popular because of the flexibility and independence they offer. They cost less than guided bicycle tours but still maintain a level of support and convenience that allows you to explore on your own schedule without sweating...

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What’s your word for 2019?

What’s your word for 2019?

What is your WORD for 2019? Over the past few years, instead of making New Year resolutions in attempt to better myself, I have chosen a word to focus on, to help guide me through the year. This year, my word is “breathe.” Breathe reminds me to be present, to take the time to appreciate, and to meditate daily. Like many of us, I often find myself rushing through the day, worrying about...

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Available Today – Electric Bikes

Available Today – Electric Bikes

When you travel by bike your senses are delighted with the natural sound of trees swaying in the breeze, wonderful scents, wind in your hair and endless vistas. It really doesn’t matter whether you’re on a regular touring bike or an e-bike – you’re in for the same amazing experience! Why would you choose an electric bike on a joy ride? If your significant other loves to ride but you're afraid...

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