Trek Travel Washington's San Juan Islands Cycling Vacation
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Orcas in San Juan Islands
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Lime Kiln Point State Park lighthouse
Kayaking in the San Juan Islands
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San Juan Islands Bike Tour

Washington State's Multisport Paradise

Biking on the San Juan Islands, the world seems both expansive and small at the same time. In the San Juans, to-do lists and busy schedules recede and are replaced by placid water, distant peaks and the rhythm of simple fishing villages along the Washington shore. As your focus shifts, it 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 stunning views, offer an absolutely amazing location for your next active-travel bicycle vacation. Book your trip with confidence »
Experience San Juan Islands with Trek Travel Cycling Vacations
$4199 Per Person
6 Days & 5 Nights
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Trip Wows
Taste the bounty of the islands throughout the week as you enjoy fresh seafood and locally grown vegetables at a variety of outstanding restaurants
Sea kayak on the pristine waters off the northern coast of San Juan Island
Perch on Lime Kiln Point, one of the world’s best places to spot passing orca pods
Spend time on the waterways between islands where sights of wildlife such as orcas, seals, and sea eagles are common
Cycle quiet valley roads, past historic farms and beautiful shorelines of San Juan, Orcas, and Lopez Islands
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San Juan Islands Bike Tour
The thing that impressed us the most was the overall planning that went into this trip. The amount of research that went in and the itinerary that emerged made this a memorable experience.
-Andrew, Trek Travel Guest

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After a quick 15 minute private shuttle, you'll arrive at Washington Park, on the western edge of Fidalgo Island, where your Trek Travel guides will do a short round of introductions before familiarizing you with your Trek bike and making sure you have a comfortable fit. 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. Today's ride ends at the Washington State Ferry Terminal where you will gather for a one hour cruise to San Juan Island, your home for the night. Enjoy a boxed lunch as you take in the sights and sounds of your first ferry crossing. Upon arrival, you'll have a chance to settle into your room at the beautiful Lakedale Resort before gathering for drinks, appetizers, and a locally-sourced farm-to-table barbeque dinner cooked right onsite. This evening, you will hear about all the fun and adventure in store for you in the days ahead. You'll cap the night with delicious s'mores sitting around the campfire as you dream of your week ahead.

Today's Ride:

Fidalgo Island Loop
Approximately 14 mi | 22.5 km and 1,082 ft | 330 m


Lakedale Resort

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Enjoy a leisurely morning with a delicious breakfast as you enjoy the quiet morning sounds of Lakedale. Set out with your group today as you pass False Bay, a popular photo spot where the brilliant blue waters contrast stunningly with distant, snow-capped peaks. If you crave more miles for the day, add on a visit to the the southernmost tip of the island and Cattle Point, to bask in the stunning views of the Olympic Mountain Range and the lighthouse here that overlooks the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Continue to 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! Your ride ends back at your resort to enjoy a famous Trek Travel picnic. This afternoon, choose to indulge in a lazy afternoon enjoying Lakedale's 40 acres of water on a paddleboard or swimming at one of many beaches. Or, head into Friday Harbor to discover the art galleries and perhaps check out the whale museum. Your guides will have plenty of suggestions for dinner this evening on San Juan Island.

Today's Ride:

San Juan Island Loop
Approximately 21 mi | 33 km and 1,200 ft | 365 m

Short Option:

Lakedale Resort to Pelindaba Lavender Farm
Approximately 15 mi | 24 km and 770 ft | 234 m

Avid Option:

San Juan Island Loop with Cattle Point
Approximately 30 mi | 48 km and 1,900 ft | 579 m


Lakedale Resort

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

You'll trade bicycles for kayaks this morning and explore the pristine inlets and rocky coves along this beautiful coastline. If you're lucky, you may see harbor seals who bed off nearby Henry Island. After your adventure on the waves, it's back to dry land for a cafe 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 on San Juan Island overlooking the harbor at one of our local favorite restaurants.

Today's Ride:

Roche Harbor to Lime Kiln to Friday Harbor
Approximately 24 mi | 38 km and 1,750 ft | 533 m

Short Option:

Roche Harbor to Lime Kiln
Approximately 10 mi | 16 km and 870 ft | 265 m


Lakedale Resort

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

This morning you will bid farewell to San Juan Island as you ferry to Orcas Island and disembark in the waterfront village of Eastsound. Explore the quaint community before starting your ride to the west side of this horseshoe-shaped island. There you'll see the sparkling waters of President's Channel and the famed Orcas Island Pottery, a cooperative of local potters known for their classic and functional artwork and designs. From Orcas Island Pottery you have a short spin back to Eastsound where you will then board a private boat charter for our transfer to Lopez Island. Enjoy lunch onboard. Along the way we'll encounter stunning scenery, seals, sea lions, porpoises, bald eagles, and more! With an experienced captain and trained naturalists accompanying you, this journey will be one to remember. We disembark on Lopez Island, your home for the next two nights. Upon arrival, you'll have a chance to settle into your room at the beautiful Edenwild Inn. Take the afteroon to explore Lopez Village before enjoying a relaxing dinner on the patio at Edenwild.

Today's Ride:

Orcas Island Loop with Deer Harbor Extension
Approximately 25 mi | 40 km and 1,570 ft | 478 m

Short Option:

Orcas Island Loop
Approximately 16 mi | 26 km and 1,100 ft | 335 m


Edenwild Boutique Inn

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Baked goods made from scratch and fresh fruit parfaits await you this morning as you soak in the tranquil Edenwild. After breakfast, you'll saddle up to spend the day riding on gently sloping terrain exploring rolling farmland and oceanside routes; all with stunning views, and perhaps you will spot an eagle or two soaring above. Enjoy these scenic pastoral roads as you loop back around to Lopez Village. Lunch today will be of your choosing in town. This evening, the group will gather to toast the week and newfound friends with a social hour at the hotel before enjoying a hearty and local dinner only minutes from our accomodations.

Today's Ride:

Lopez Island Loop
Approximately 34 mi | 55 km and 2,123 ft | 647 m


Edenwild Boutique Inn

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Social Hour | Dinner

This morning’s ride is your last chance for a peaceful early-morning spin on Lopez Island. You'll follow the quiet Fisherman Bay Rd towards Otis Perkins Day Park and then onto Fisherman Bay Preserve. Fisherman Bay Preserve is a 29-acre property that includes open meadows, woodlands, wetlands, and approximately 1 mile of shoreline. A sandy spit marks the entrance to Fisherman Bay and is a beautiful place to soak in the sights and smells of the Pacific Northwest. You'll have time to shower and check out before boarding the late morning ferry back to Anacortes.

Today's Ride:

Fisherman Bay Loop
Approximately 13 mi | 21 km and 495 ft | 151 m

Included Meals:



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Lakedale Resort

Friday Harbor, Washington

Explorer Accommodation | Lakedale Resort provides guests with the experience of having direct access not only to their expansive grounds covering 82 wooded acres, but also their adjacent three lakes providing an impressive 40 acres of water where you can enjoy swimming, fishing, canoeing, and other water activities. Staying in their elegant lakefront log lodge feels like you are in a secluded oasis, with freshly updated guest rooms highlighting Northwest design and furnished with comfortable beds and bedding, a private deck or balcony, gas fireplaces, and jetted tubs. It is a fabulous place to getaway and experience the San Juans in all their natural beauty.
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The Edenwild Boutique Inn

Lopez Island, Washington

Explorer Accommodation | On the final nights of your trip to the islands, you will be welcomed by the Rovente family to your room at the Edenwild Boutique Inn, a beautiful and relaxing property in the heart of Lopez Village. This quiet island is the perfect place to begin to unwind as you explore the gardens and wrap-around porch of the inn or venture forth to explore the beach, galleries, cafes and views of Fisherman's Bay and San Juan Channel from the village, just steps away.

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that's how we help you create more memories.


Trek Domane SL 7

Experiencing your cycling vacation of a lifetime is not complete without a world-class bike and the Trek Domane is the best way to enjoy the ride. Trek Bikes has launched the all-new Trek Domane and now you can ride it on our trips. It raises the bar to deliver incredible endurance road bike comfort without sacrificing performance and features highly responsive disc brakes and electronic shifting. This new bike is lighter than ever before, and carbon wheels come standard on every bike. The road-smoothing IsoSpeed technology lets you ride as long as you want with less fatigue. The bike you ride on a biking vacation matters. That is why we provide the newest and best bikes in the business. Learn More


Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7

Take the tailwind with you and leave your limits behind on the all-new Domane+ SLR 7. With a groundbreaking ratio of ultra-lightweight design and electric assist, Domane+ SLR 7 has everything you love in a road bike, with the extra boost to take you farther than ever before. This performance e-road bike will help you on the climbs, hang with the fast group, and venture further on your cycling vacation. So go ahead – take the long way. With Domane+ SLR 7, there’s always room for more distance, more speed, and more fun! Upgrade to the Domane+ SLR 7 on this trip for $399 (3-6 day trips) or $599 (7+ day trips). Available in limited quantities. Please contact a Trip Consultant to check availability. Learn More


Trek Electric-Assist Verve+

With its Low-Step frame design, hopping on and off the Trek Verve+ is super easy. The front suspension will take the edge off any bumps in the road and the Bosch system will keep you smiling from ear to ear. The integrated battery keeps this bike looking sleek as you pedal through amazing terrain. Learn More


  • Five nights of accommodation at handpicked hotels
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, four lunches, and three dinners
  • Two social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 disc or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Santini cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, a flat pack (containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator), front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle, and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals)
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmets
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A digital photo album of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours and events


  • Upgrade your ride to the Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7 (+$399, subject to availability)
  • Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, available in a limited quantity
  • Trek Travel Santini cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmet
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • A flat pack containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • For the most comfortable ride, you may choose to bring your own pedals, saddle, and helmet on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.


Guide gratuities are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this trip, we suggest a tip for your guides between $240-$300 per guest and, of course, you may choose to give more if your guides made your trip an unforgettable experience. While local currency is preferred, there are other options to make tipping easier. Most guides accept gratuity via PayPal or Venmo or our staff can help before or after the trip. Gratuities will be divided among the guide team, so feel free to leave your gratuity with whomever you choose at the end of your trip.
  • 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.

More Information

Rider Level: 2 - Recreational?

33 kilometers / 21 miles
199 kilometers / 124 miles
405 meters / 1,332 feet
2,436 meters / 7,994 feet
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. Many of the roads on the islands have a "chip seal" surface, which is a type of pavement treatment that is more rough than typical asphalt. This type of surface makes the riding slower and a bit more difficult for the distance when compared to asphalt roads you may be used to. San Juan Islands is best suited for our Type 2 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 1 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. 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.
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. 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 Whale Museum or one of the other 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
  • Schedule a sunset wildlife cruise

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel seeks to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer 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.

Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today’s Ride / Avid Ride" options.

Travel Details

How to Get There

Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
8:00 AM
Majestic Inn & Spa, Anacortes, Washington

Say Farewell

Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
12:15 PM**
Anacortes Ferry Terminal, Anacortes, Washington


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 (we suggest making reservations by phone at 866-235-5247, www.airporter.com for schedules). A one-way ticket costs $43 per person or $82 for a round trip. Please note that the shuttle runs only four times each day, and it takes about two and a half hours to get to Anacortes (in Burlington, you will switch shuttles). In Anacortes, the shuttle can 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.

If you choose to drive to Anacortes and need to leave a vehicle somewhere for the duration of the trip, we recommend parking it in the upper lot of the Anacortes Ferry Terminal Lot. The cost for the week is approximately $55. You must pay at one of the six electronic pay boxes with credit card before leaving the vehicle— parking spaces cannot be reserved in advance. After dropping off the car on the first day of the trip you should take a taxi to meet the group at the normal meeting location. On the last day of the trip, your guides can drop you and your luggage off at the Anacortes Ferry Terminal Lot to retrieve your vehicle.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Majestic Inn & Spa (419 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, Washington) at 8:00 AM on the first day of the trip. Please come dressed in your cycling clothes with your riding gear easily accessible, separate from your luggage. Please also have a set of street clothes and shoes packed separately from your luggage so you can easily change into them for the post-ride ferry crossing. Your guides will acquaint you with your bike and ensure you a comfortable fit before setting out on today’s ride.

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, the Lakedale Resort (360 378 2350), 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 11:30 AM in order to meet your guides and board the ferry. If you are unable to make it to the ferry terminal by 11:30 AM check the current ferry schedule (www.wsdot.com/ferries/schedule, look for the summer sailing schedule) for departures to San Juan Island. You may call your guides or Lakedale Resort to arrange transportation from the ferry landing.

View our pre hotel recommendations


After a short ferry from San Juan Island, you will say farewell to your guides at 12:15 PM** at the Anacortes Ferry Terminal. From here, we recommend reserving a ticket with the Bellair Airporter for transportation to the Sea-Tac Airport (we suggest making reservations by phone at 866-235-5247, www.airporter.com for schedules). The cost is $43 per person, one-way (or $82 for a round-trip ticket from the airport). Your guides can help you find the Airporter pickup location at the ferry. The Airporter shuttle has a 1:05 PM departure time on our last day that arrives at Sea-Tac Airport at 3:45 PM - we recommend booking this shuttle unless you plan on spending more time in Anacortes. Please allow adequate connection time for any ongoing travel to accommodate possible traffic delays. **Please note that these times may shift by approximately 30 minutes either way depending on the ferry and Airporter schedules.

View our post hotel recommendations

Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

Daytime temperatures range from the upper 60s to low 80s. Evenings cool to averages of low to mid 50s, 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!). We also suggest bringing a warm jacket and long pants to wear on the naturalist-led sunset boat cruise on Day 4. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip


Before: 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. 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. Call 866-235-5247 or visit www.Airporter.com to make arrangements. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:


After: Seattle, Washington

Nicknamed the Emerald City, Seattle has a lot to offer and, if your travel plans allow, can be explored after 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. We recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel in Seattle:

Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the ultra-smooth Trek Domane SL 7 to the Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, you deserve the best ride on your vacation. Plus, we offer a range upgrade options to take you the extra mile.

Our Guides

Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

Your Day. You Decide.

Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.

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