Great Canadian Trails: Prince Edward Island Tip-to-Tip and Beyond

Prince Edward Island Tip-to-Tip and Beyond with Great Canadian Trails

Explore sweeping beaches, scenic views, epic seafood and renowned Maritime hospitality.

An avid cyclist’s dream, PEI’s Confederation Trail is a multi-use path that shepherds cyclists from East Point to North Cape. Your week-long Tip-to-Tip and Beyond self-guided cycle itinerary includes the best of PEI by bike, at your own pace.

Overview | Inclusions

Duration: 6 days

Activities: 5 days self-guided cycling

Accommodation: 5 nights of accommodation in B&Bs/inns/cottages

Meals: 5 breakfasts

What’s included

  • 5-night accommodation at double occupancy
  • 5 breakfasts
  • Luggage transfer (1 piece per person, not exceeding 20 kilograms)
  • Transfers as indicated in itinerary
  • Performance hybrid bike rental, including helmet, bike bag and rack, bike lock and basic repair kit
  • Navigation app including detailed route routes and points of interest
  • $50 donation to Trans Canada Trail

What’s not included

  • Travel to/from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • Airfare, visas, travel insurance (required)
  • Airport transfers
  • Guide (this is a self-guided tour)
  • Optional e-bike upgrade
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals and transfers not indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • All applicable taxes

Book your self-guided journey now!

Day 1: Arrive Charlottetown

Welcome to Prince Edward Island! Make your own way from the airport to your accommodation. Spend the rest of the day exploring Charlottetown.

Day 2: Charlottetown to North Cape to Mill River (transfer + approx. 55 km)

A scenic boardwalk along Charlottetown beach, leading to a distant lighthouse.| Une promenade pittoresque le long de la plage de Charlottetown, menant à un phare lointain.

In the morning, pick up your bike and gear and transfer to your starting point in North Point. Cycle through forested areas towards Mill River Resort, your home for the night.

Day 3: Mill River to Summerside (approx. 75 km to 100 km)

Summerside's Confederation Trail signpost - marking the entrance to a picturesque pathway | Panneau indicateur du Sentier de la Confédération de Summerside – marquant l'entrée d'un sentier pittoresque.

After breakfast, return to the nearby Confederation Trail to make your way east through mixed forest, wetland and farms. Cross Grand River at Wellington en route to Summerside. You can choose to stay on the trail (approx. 75 km) or take an optional side trip from Wellington along country back roads to Cape Egmont Lighthouse and Bottle Houses (approx. 100 km). Spend the night in Summerside.

Day 4: Summerside to North Rustico to Brackley Beach (approx. 63 km and transfer)

PEI Confederation bridge | Pont de la Confédération de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard

Head east through the heart of the province’s famed potato-farming area. Cycle to the village of Borden-Carleton, taking in views of the Confederation Bridge. Continue to the village of Kensington, then to Emerald Junction and Cavendish, home of Prince Edward Island’s Green Gables attractions. Continue to North Rustico, where you’ll be picked up and brought to Brackley Beach after dinner.

Day 5: Brackley Beach to St. Peter's Bay (approx. 62 km to 78 km)

This morning, head south to the Confederation Trail just outside of Charlottetown. Cycle towards St. Peter’s Bay. The route follows the Hillsborough River and surrounding wetlands before arriving in the village of Morell. From here, the trail follows the edge of St. Peter’s Bay to the village. If you like, continue on a 16-km return route to the Greenwich Dunes. Spend the night in St. Peter’s Bay.

Day 6: St. Peter's Bay to East Point to Charlottetown (approx. 56 km + transfer)

A white and red lighthouse standing tall at East Point. | Un phare blanc et rouge qui se dresse à East Point.

Head to Elmira, where you’ll continue to the East Point Lighthouse and the conclusion of your PEI adventure. Transfer back to Charlottetown, where services end. Until next time!

Great Canadian Trails: A note on self-guided adventures

Self-guided walking requires individuals to use problem-solving skills, to be adaptable and to have a keen eye. It’s recommended that individuals are comfortable reading a map and referring to route notes, while having a good sense of direction (or are willing to work on improving this!)

Sometimes route finding, losing your way, and asking the locals for help are all part of the adventure. If you’ve never been on a self-guided trip, you’ll get the hang of it after the first couple of days, as the vast majority of first-time travellers with Great Canadian Trails attest.

Written route-finding materials issued by Great Canadian Trails are updated regularly. Great Canadian Trails provides a seven-day service hotline to help solve problems and answer questions.

Two old wooden houses on a grassy field near the water in North Rustico. | Deux vieilles maisons en bois sur un terrain herbeux près de l'eau à North Rustico.
Why travel with Great Canadian Trails?

Expertise: They’re a team of hikers and cyclists who have explored or live in the region.

Great value: Quality services at the best price means great value for your money.

ECO friendly: Great Canadian Trails are committed to responsible travel and true sustainability. They aim to “leave no trace” in both an environmental and cultural sense.