San Juan Islands Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $4,549 - $4,799 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

San Juan Islands Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Jun-Sep 2025: May-Sep

From $4,549 - $4,799 /person

Island to Island in the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific graces every scene. Enchanting harbors dappled with sunlight. Sailboats flitting across the deep blues of the Salish Sea in the Puget Sound. Each ferry ride across the sound brings the promise of adventure. Quiet country roads and fragrant coastal forests make you wish the ride would never end. Lose yourself in the wonder of it. Join the San Juan Islands Bike Tour.

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Highlights

  • Soak up postcard-perfect Northwest scenery as you ferry from island to island with the locals 
  • Bike through majestic fir and cedar forests, explore driftwood beaches and savor the day's fresh catch 
  • Keep your eyes peeled on our wildlife cruise—the chance to spot whales from the open water is a thrill! 
  • Admire views of emerald islands, Mount Baker and Canada's coastal peaks from atop Mount Constitution  
Washington San Juan Islands Bike Tour map

Washington

Start La Conner

End Anacortes or La Conner

Airports & Travel details*

* Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Description

Kick off your journey in La Conner, a charming little town on the Swinomish Channel with beautiful boutiques and a relaxed country feel • Enjoy panoramic views of the Swinomish Channel during lunch on our lodge’s inviting wraparound porchBike through the fertile Skagit Valley, noted for its tulip and daffodil cultivation, with Mount Baker crowning the route. 

Accommodations
Channel Lodge

(1 night)

Night 1

Channel Lodge
​La Conner
*Casual Hotel

A comfortable hotel with private balconies and beautiful vistas of the boats and birdlife residing in Swinomish Channel. 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 2-3

Description

Island-hop by ferry and bike through stunningly diverse scenery, from conifer forests to farmland to seaports • Set sail for hilly Orcas Island, a tapestry of rural landscapes and the most mountainous island of the archipelago • Stop by artisan shops, where one-of-a-kind pieces are displayed among Douglas fir and western red cedar • On foot or two wheels in Moran State Park, make your way up Mount Constitution, the highest point in the San Juans—it's worth the climb! • Once at the top, enjoy the breathtaking panorama of islands, snow-covered Mount Baker, the Cascades and the Olympic Peninsula. 

Accommodations
Outlook Inn

(2 nights)

Nights 2-3

Outlook Inn
Orcas Island
Premiere Hotel

It's a short walk to the private beach and the shops and galleries of downtown from this retreat at the water's edge.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

Join a wildlife cruise with a naturalist—you may spot an orca! • Bike past secluded bays and driftwood beaches • Swap pedals for paddles on an optional sea-kayaking excursion near Roche Harbor and watch for otters and soaring eagles • Bicycle along the quiet roads on San Juan Island, the largest island in the archipelago • An easygoing route leads along the waterfront and through a forest—a great finale to the week. 

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Friday Harbor House
San Juan Island
Premiere Hotel

Described by Andrew Harper as an "appealing contemporary island lodge affording exceptional views of the San Juan Channel."  

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Ferry Transfers & Shuttles

To bring you our favorite parts of this region, we make liberal use of ferry transfers, private boats and shuttles on this trip. Boat travel is included on many days of the itinerary, as we island-hop like the locals do. Note that our daily activities depend on specific ferry departures, and unexpected changes to the ferry schedules may result in alterations to the activities as described. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility and assure you that the quality of your experience will not be affected in the event that changes to the itinerary are required.

 

From $4,549 - $4,799 /person

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Night 1

Channel Lodge
​La Conner

*Casual Hotel

A comfortable hotel with private balconies and beautiful vistas of the boats and birdlife residing in Swinomish Channel. 

Nights 2-3

Outlook Inn
Orcas Island

Premiere Hotel

It's a short walk to the private beach and the shops and galleries of downtown from this retreat at the water's edge.

Nights 4-5

Friday Harbor House
San Juan Island

Premiere Hotel

Described by Andrew Harper as an "appealing contemporary island lodge affording exceptional views of the San Juan Channel."  

From $4,549 - $4,799 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Canyon Endurace SLX 9 Di2
  • $650 rental fee; subject to availability
  • Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Canyon Endurace CF SLX 9 Di2
  • Perfectly balanced comfort and performance with a Grand Tour pedigree
  • State-of-the-art components and precision German engineering
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike
  • $400 rental fee
  • Hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed Cro-Moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train
  • Custom upgraded wheelset
  • Best for riders with some tandem experience.

From $4,549 - $4,799 /person

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