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San Juan Islands Multisport

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San Juan Islands Multisport

Washington State's Multisport Paradise

Cycling on the San Juan Islands can make the world seem smaller and larger at the same time.

Here the world's troubles and trials recede and are replaced by placid water, distant peaks, and the rhythm of simple fishing villages along the shore. At the same time, your focus is inexorably drawn to the vastness of the Pacific sprawling to the west, the magnificence of the North Cascades on the horizon, and the broad open skies above. These idyllic and relaxing islands, with their temperate maritime climate, lush vegetation, and quiet country roads, offer an absolutely amazing location for your next active-travel bicycle vacation.

From

$2899PP

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Rider Type [?]

2

Recreational

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Explorer

 

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Duration

6 days | 5 nights
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Start | End

Anacortes, Washington

Dates

2015
Jul
Aug

Daily Itinerary


Day

1

Today's Ride:

Fidalgo Island
Approximately 11 miles with 915 feet of climbing

Description:

After a quick 20 minute private shuttle, you'll arrive at Deception Pass State Park near picturesque Puget Sound where your Trek Travel guides will prepare a gourmet picnic lunch featuring local specialties. After lunch your guides will do a short round of introductions before fitting and familiarizing you with your high-end Trek bike. Then it's into the saddle for today’s warm-up ride with views of brilliant blue waters and snow-capped Mount Baker shimmering in the distance. You’ll regroup with your guides and head to the Washington State Ferry Terminal in Anacortes for a one hour cruise to Orcas Island, your home for the next three nights. After you settle in, you’ll gather for drinks in the courtyard and get to know each other better and hear about all the fun and adventure in store for you in the days ahead. You'll cap the night with delicious fresh local food at the popular New Leaf Café.

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Hotel:

Outlook Inn
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Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner


Day

2

Today's Ride:

Lopez Island Loop with Mackaye Harbor Extension
Approximately 32 miles with 1,760 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Lopez Island Loop
Approximately 21 miles with 1,530 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Lopez Island Loop with Mackaye Harbor and Orcas Island Extensions
Approximately 40 miles with 2,460 feet of climbing

Description:

Lopez Island is your destination today, and after a hearty breakfast you'll shuttle to the ferry landing to catch the boat to this peaceful island. The topside of a boat is one of the best places to soak in the serenity and beauty of the San Juans. Breathe in the fresh air and relax in anticipation of a great day of sights and sounds. Once on Lopez Island, you’ll spend the day riding on tranquil, gentle roads to explore oceanside routes, all with stunning views, and perhaps you will spot an eagle or two soaring above. After lunch of your choice in Lopez Village, you’ll ride toward the north end of the island, past rolling farmland until you regroup at the ferry landing to head back to Eastsound. You'll have the option to continue riding on Orcas Island or shuttle back to the Outlook Inn and relax in the gardens on in one of its many Adirondack chairs. Tonight's dinner will be served at the beautiful Red Rabbit Farm where you'll meet the owners, Bruce and Christina, who have prepared a multi-course, family-style meal of farm-to-table gourmet dishes.

Hotel:

Outlook Inn
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Social Hour | Dinner


Day

3

Today's Ride:

Orcas Island Loop
Approximately 32 miles with 2,600 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Eastsound to Orcas Island Pottery
Approximately 13 miles with 790 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Orcas Island Loop with Deer Harbor Extension and Mount Constitution Climb
Approximately 50 miles with 4,900 feet of climbing

Description:

Orcas Island offers the most challenging riding of the trip, but your guides have several ride options for you to choose from today. You'll begin riding on the west side of this horseshoe-shaped island, where you'll see the sparkling waters of West Sound and the famed Orcas Island Pottery, a cooperative of local potters known for their innovative and functional artwork and designs. Next up is a visit with our good friend Toni at Buck Bay Shellfish Farm for a delicious lunch of fresh seafood right from the bay. Later, visit Moran State Park and either shuttle or ride to the top of the 2,409-foot Mount Constitution, where you can hike around the park and soak up breathtaking views of the surrounding islands. Tonight, explore the charming village of Eastsound at your own pace and take your pick of one of its lovely restaurants for dinner.

Hotel:

Outlook Inn
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch


Day

4

Today's Activity:

Private Boat Tour from Orcas Island to San Juan Island

Today's Ride:

Friday Harbor to Pelindaba Lavender Farm
Approximately 20 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

San Juan Island Loop
Approximately 27 miles with 1,550 feet of climbing

Description:

Today begins with a private boat tour, accompanied by a local naturalist who will share tales of the Islands' intrigue and offer the background of the area’s unique wildlife. Our tour concludes in the charming port town of Friday Harbor, where you can discover the art galleries or perhaps check out the whale museum. After lunch of your choice, you'll ride to the southernmost tip of the island and Cattle Point, to bask in the stunning views of the Olympic Mountain Range. Don't forget to stop by False Bay, a popular photo spot where the brilliant blue waters contrast stunningly with distant, snow-capped peaks. Pedal through green farmland spotted with red barns and golden straw bales to the Pelindaba Lavender Farm, where you can wander through fragrant purple fields and sample some of their homemade lavender ice cream! This evening, Friday Harbor is again yours to explore and dine at one of the many delightful bistros that serve everything from fresh local seafood to spicy Thai.

Hotel:

Earthbox Inn and Spa
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Included Meals:

Breakfast


Day

5

Today's Activity:

Guided Sea Kayaking in Roche Harbor

Today's Ride:

Roche Harbor to Lime Kiln to Friday Harbor
Approximately 19 miles with 1,460 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Roche Harbor to Lime Kiln
Approximately 10 miles with 600 feet of climbing

Description:

You'll trade bicycles for kayaks this morning and explore the pristine inlets and rocky coves of this beautiful coastline. If you're lucky, you may see harbor seals who bed off nearby Henry Island. After our adventure on the waves it's back to dry land for your choice of lunch in scenic Roche Harbor and another relaxing afternoon ride past Lime Kiln State Park. Visitors here often witness pods of resident orcas feeding in the kelp beds just offshore and you can learn more about these enigmatic creatures by visiting the lighthouse research center. This evening the group will gather for a final dinner and toast to the week and newfound friends at one of the island’s best restaurants, Duck Soup Inn. Here you’ll savor Gretchen’s creative cuisine featuring herbs and edible flowers from her very own garden - an experience you won't soon forget!

Hotel:

Earthbox Inn and Spa
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Social Hour | Dinner


Day

6

Today's Ride:

Pear Point Return
Approximately 11 miles with 400 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Pear Point Loop
Approximately 6 miles with 250 feet of climbing

Description:

This morning’s ride is completely optional, but everyone who does it comes back happy! This is your last chance for a peaceful early-morning spin on San Juan Island. Soak up as much as you can before it’s time to pack up and head for home. You’ll have some time to shop for souvenirs and gifts and eat lunch at the place of your choosing in Friday Harbor before boarding the early afternoon ferry back to Anacortes.

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Included Meals:

Breakfast



Dates & Pricing

CURRENT PRICING AVAILABLE UNTIL JANUARY 7TH

We reward our guests with lower pricing and more dates to choose from the earlier you book. Rest assured, once you book your price and date are guaranteed.

2015


Jul
12th - 17th / 6 days / 5 nights
$2899 / Person, $850 / Single OCC.
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Jul
19th - 24th / 6 days / 5 nights
$2899 / Person, $850 / Single OCC.
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Jul
26th - 31st / 6 days / 5 nights
$2899 / Person, $850 / Single OCC.
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Aug
2nd - 7th / 6 days / 5 nights
$2899 / Person, $850 / Single OCC.
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Aug
9th - 14th / 6 days / 5 nights
$2899 / Person, $850 / Single OCC.
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Aug
16th - 21st / 6 days / 5 nights
$2899 / Person, $850 / Single OCC.
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Aug
23rd - 28th / 6 days / 5 nights
$2899 / Person, $850 / Single OCC.
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Hotels

Outlook Inn on Trek Travel's San Juan Islands bike tour

Outlook Inn

Eastsound, WA

Perfectly located in the village of Eastsound and right on the water, the Outlook Inn is a delightful place to stay. Combining all the charm of a historic country inn with classic architecture and warm hospitality, the Outlook enjoys an incredible atmosphere and offers a memorable experience for all guests.
Earthbox Inn and Spa on Trek Travel's San Juan Islands bike tours

Earthbox Inn and Spa

Friday Harbor, WA

This recently renovated inn - located very close to the Friday Harbor Ferry Landing - embodies comfort and convenience. Rooms feature simple designs using calming colors, inspired by the earth, sea, sun and sky. With cruiser bikes available for guests to borrow, an indoor pool and on-site spa, the Earthbox is a fun retreat within easy walking distance of Friday Harbor's many restaurants and attractions.

What's Included

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  • Gratuities for all scheduled special events, restaurants, hotels, local guides and transportation during your trip.
  • Private tours
  • Entrance fees to all group events/activities
  • All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
  • 5 nights of accommodation
  • In every region we travel, we uncover the area’s best, and most delightful accommodations. On our San Juan Islands trip, you will stay in a relaxing seafront lodge in the village of Eastsound and a cozy retro-chic motor inn located in the heart of Friday Harbor.
  • Daily breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 social hours, 3 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day
  • On our San Juan Islands trip the evening restaurants we visit are elegant yet comfortable. Each features freshly caught seafood and seasonal locally grown fruits and vegetables. You'll also spend one evening at a local farm, enjoying a private farm-to-table dinner. Fresh flavors are enhanced by simple but creative preparation that you're sure to enjoy. On both Orcas Island and San Juan Island you’ll have one evening to dine at the restaurant of your choice.
  • The use of a Trek Domane 5.9 carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting, or Trek Domane 5.9 Women’s Specific Design carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting(limited selection), or Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid bicycle
  • The use of Garmin Touring Plus GPS cycling computer
  • Trek Travel t-shirt and cycling socks
  • The use of Trek bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
  • Trek Travel water bottles
  • $300 Discount on a 5 or 6 series Trek Domane or Madone, or Project One purchased at your local Trek dealer
  • The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
  • Daily route support
  • The use of Garmin Touring Plus GPS cycling computer
  • Paper route guides also available upon request
  • Comprehensive trip literature and complimentary Trek merchandise

Thank your Guides, by tipping

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. Industry standard is 5-­10% of the trip price which will be divided by your guide team. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.

  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.
  • Gratuities for your Trek Travel Guides may be given at your discretion in response to their professionalism and leadership.Industry standard is for each individual guest to tip the guide team 5-10% of the trip price.

FAQs

Trip Changes

Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer each and every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

  • Rider Type | 2
  • Average Daily Mileage | 30
  • Terrain | Undulating
  • Average Daily Elevation | 1,900

On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. San Juan Islands is best suited for our Type 2 Riders. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option–you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider. Type 3 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer. The terrain is full of rolling hills, including some long, gradual grades and some short steep ones. The riding near Anacortes and on Lopez Island is the most gentle, and Orcas Island has the hilliest terrain. See Itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.

On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. See Included In The Trip Price for more information. Some non-riding options on this trip are:

  • Schedule a massage or spa visit
  • Take a catamaran cruise or a sunset sail from Eastsound
  • Visit the many museum options, from the Whale Museum to the art & history museums located on the islands
  • Enjoy sight seeing and the varied terrain of the San Juan Islands on a horseback ride
  • Scenic hiking all over the islands
  • Witness firsthand the amazing ocean ecosystem while sea kayaking

Daytime temperatures range from the upper 60s to low 80s. Evenings cool to averages of 50 to 60 degrees, and as the west coast can be rainy we recommend you come prepared with wet weather gear (although we'll cross our fingers that you won't need it!)

For an additional fee you may request to upgrade to a race-proven Trek Madone 6.5 with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting for the ultimate riding experience. Upgrades to Bontrager Aeolus carbon wheels and Trek Ride Plus electric assist bicycle are also available. Contact our trip consultants for more details.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your bike tour. We want to make it as easy as possible to do so and below you will find our timeline. If you ever have a question, just give us a call, 866 464 8735. Read our cancellation policy.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to all the most common questions that don't necessarily pertain to a specific trip.

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How to get there

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA). From the airport you can take the Bellair Airporter to Anacortes (www.Airporter.com, 866 235 5247). Reservations can be made online or by telephone. A one-way ticket costs $37 per person or $68 for a round trip. The Airporter picks up passengers outside Door 00, just past baggage claim carousel #1. The shuttles run about every two hours between the hours of 6:00 AM and 11:30 PM and it takes about two and a half hours to get to Anacortes. In Anacortes the shuttle will drop you off at the Shell Station in downtown Anacortes at 1312 Commercial Avenue. From here it is a half mile to the Majestic Inn & Spa, where you will meet your guides on the first day of your trip. We recommend calling a taxi upon your arrival in Anacortes to take you and your luggage to the hotel of your choice (Mert's Taxi: 360 708 6358; A Cab for You: 360 421 3083).

Majestic Inn & Spa | Anacortes, Washington

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Majestic Inn & Spa (419 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, Washington) at 10:30 AM on the first day of the trip. After a 20 minute private shuttle you’ll arrive at Deception Pass State Park and the start of today’s ride! Please have your cycling clothes and riding gear easily accessible, separate from your luggage. After a gourmet Trek Travel picnic, your guides will acquaint you with your bike and ensure you a comfortable fit before setting out on today’s ride back to Anacortes.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Outlook Inn (360 376 2200), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. Taxis are available to the Washington State Ferry Terminal in Anacortes to meet the group. You will need to be at the ferry terminal no later than 3:00 PM in order to meet your guides and board the ferry. If you are unable to make it to the ferry terminal by 3:00 PM check the current ferry schedule (www.wsdot.com/ferries/schedule) for departures to Orcas Island. You may call the Outlook Inn to arrange transportation from the ferry landing.

Anacortes Ferry Terminal | Anacortes, Washington

We recommend reserving a ticket with the Bellair Airporter for transportation to the Sea-Tac Airport (www.Airporter.com, 866 235 5247). The cost is $37 per person, one-way (or $68 for a round-trip ticket from the airport). Your guides can help you find the Airporter pickup location at the ferry. The shuttle departs for the airport every two hours between 2:00 AM and 7:00 PM, at 5 minutes after the hour. The shuttle takes about two hours and forty-five minutes. Please allow adequate connection time for any ongoing travel to accommodate possible traffic delays.

Before: Seattle, Washington

Nicknamed the Emerald City, Seattle has a lot to offer and, if your travel plans allow, should be explored before your trip. City highlights include Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, the Seattle Art Museum, the Museum of Flight and the Seattle Aquarium. Or, venture out to one of the three National Parks located within a one to three hour drive from Seattle - Mount Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park, and Olympic National Park. If you are in downtown Seattle and need to get to Anacortes to meet the group for the trip start, you can still use the Bellair Airporter. Airporter shuttles depart from the Washington State Convention Center in downtown three times daily. Call 866 235 5247 or visit www.Airporter.com to make arrangements. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:

Inn At The Market

The Inn wins high praise from Condé Nast Traveler and other prestigious publications for its exceptional standards of personal attention and style. This hotel is centrally located and offers views of Elliot Bay, the Olympic Mountains and Mount Rainier.

86 Pine Street | 206 443 3600 | www.InnAtTheMarket.com | ~$325

Hotel Ändra

One of Seattle’s finest boutique hotels, this property is located in the heart of downtown, offering easy access to the waterfront, Pike Place Market, and countless shops and cafes. Renowned chef Tom Douglas’ Greek-inspired restaurant Lola is right next door (and available through room service) and the Northern Italian-inspired Assaggio Ristorante is Hotel Ändra’s other tempting neighbor. When not out dining or exploring, enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and impeccable Scandinavian decor inside this top-rated hotel.

2000 4th Avenue | 206 448 8600 | www.HotelAndra.com | ~$400

Cedarbrook Lodge

If your travel plans require a night spent close to the Seattle-Tacoma Airport either before or after your trip, the Cedarbrook Lodge is the place to stay. This lodge offers the service you’d expect at a boutique hotel, relaxing grounds on 18 acres of restored wetlands, an on-site restaurant specializing in farm-to-table cuisine, and a complimentary airport shuttle that’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

18525 36th Avenue South | 206 901 9268 | www.CedarbrookLodge.com | ~$150

After: Anacortes, Washington

Anacortes is the working heart of the San Juan Islands and is well-known as the home of the Washington State Ferry Terminal, serving the San Juan Islands as well as Victoria, British Columbia on Vancouver Island. It is located on Fidalgo Island and enjoys a milder, drier climate than other locations in the Pacific Northwest, due to the rain shadow effect of the Olympic Mountains to the west. Take some time to visit nearby Mount Erie, Washington Park or Deception Pass State Park. We recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel:

The Majestic Inn and Spa

Emanating historical elegance, this small hotel has been recently remodeled with careful attention to detail and is centrally located in the heart of Anacortes. Dine at the 5th Street Bistro or relax at The Apothecary Spa during your stay. It is also the pickup location on the first day of your Trek Travel vacation.

419 Commercial Avenue | 360 299 1400 | www.MajesticInnAndSpa.com | ~$300

Anacortes Ship Harbor Inn

This unique and quaint property, located about three miles from downtown Anacortes, features 30 rooms which are spread out over 6 acres. The rooms vary widely in size and amenities, and many feature full kitchens, fireplaces, and extra living space. All rooms have views of the Guemes Channel and Rosario Strait and continental breakfast is included in the room rate.

5316 Ferry Terminal Road | 360 293 5177 | www.ShipHarborInn.com | ~$200

The Wild Iris Inn

If you have several days to spend in the area after your Trek Travel vacation, you might consider relaxing in the small village of La Conner, about 15 miles from Anacortes. This bed & breakfast offers comfortable rooms, huge homemade cookies upon arrival, and a delicious breakfast each morning. Take some time to explore this historical waterfront town with boutique shops, art galleries, sunset and dinner boat cruises, and locally sourced cuisine.

121 Maple Ave, La Conner, WA | 360 466 1400 | www.WildIris.com | ~$150


* Hotels listed above are local properties we love. We do not have special rates available.

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