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Prince Edward Island Cycling Route

Distance: 151 km, 3-4 day ride.
Start Point: Charlottetown, PEI
End Point: Charlottetown, PEI
Roads are paved. Confederation Trail has rolled stone dust surface.
Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate
Description: Start your cycling vacation in the province’s capital of Charlottetown. The “Birthplace of Confederation”, Charlottetown is full of history and lively culture that you’ll want to return to again and again.

While in the city, visit Canada’s second oldest legislative building and home to the Legislative Assembly of PEI, the Province House National Historic Site. You should also pay a visit to Founders' Hall, a pavilion with an exhibit on Canada’s history and heritage from the 1800s to today.

Next, head to the north coast (also known as the Green Gables coast) which is ready to greet you with warm hospitality and plenty of seafood! This is the most famous area of the province because of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s timeless novel, ‘Anne of Green Gables’. The town of Cavendish is known worldwide because of this classic tale.

Stop by Avonlea – village of 'Anne of Green Gables' – for a glimpse of how life was 100 years ago.

Prince Edward Island National Park outlines most of the north shore coast, providing spectacular beaches and top-notch trails to explore. Be sure to add this park to your itinerary.

Continue along the north shore to the village of Malpeque. This area is world-famous for oysters and mussels, so don’t miss your chance to feast on some of the tastiest morsels the sea has to offer! Continue towards Kensington where you will head onto the Confederation Trail. This trail travels through rural towns and tranquil scenery as you make your way back to Charlottetown.
Cautions: Cyclists share the roads with motorists. Speed limits range from 50-80 km/h. Roads are busier during summer months.
Accommodations: Charlottetown
North Rustico


Stanley Bridge

Restaurants: Rusticoville
North Rustico

Stanley Bridge



Events: For more information, please visit: Tourism PEI

Additional Information: To learn more about what to do in the Central Coast area, visit: centralcoastaldrive.com

Cycling shops and bike rentals in Charlottetown: Outer Limit Sports and Smooth Cycle

For information about crossing the Confederation bridge, visit: confederationbridge.com

For ferry information to PEI, visit: ferries.ca

For information on driving to Prince Edward Island, click here.

For a listing of AAA recommended campgrounds, see Woodall's Campground Guides, available for purchase at all CAA Stores.

For information about attractions, accommodations, restaurants and events in the area, refer to the Atlantic Provinces and Quebec AAA/CAA TourBook® available to CAA Members at all CAA Stores.
Map Link: http://goo.gl/maps/DfJ72