San Juan Islands Multi-Adventure Tour
San Juan Islands Multi-Adventure Tour
San Juan Islands Multi-Adventure Tour
San Juan Islands Multi-Adventure Tour
San Juan Islands Multi-Adventure Tour
San Juan Islands Multi-Adventure Tour
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San Juan Islands Multi-Adventure Tour

San Juan, Orcas & Vancouver Islands

Welcome to the San Juan Islands and Canada's Vancouver Island, where the summer sun shines, the sea glistens and the pace of life slows. Find your rhythm biking along quiet country roads, spend time kayaking in peaceful inlets and relish hiking amid old-growth forests. A hidden gem of the Pacific Northwest, this natural playground is perfect for an outdoor adventure. 

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights


FROM: $3,699 pp dbl occ

Whale Watch

Washington & British Columbia

Start Anacortes / End Victoria, Anacortes or Seattle

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

  • Behold postcard-perfect Pacific 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
  • Sail on a wildlife cruise and keep your eyes peeled for the chance to spot whales from the open water
  • Admire views of emerald islands, Mount Baker and Canada’s coastal peaks from atop Mount Constitution 
Backroads Multi-Adventure Trips
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

Ferry to Orcas Island for a fantastic day of hiking around Moran State Park, a nature-lover's paradise of 5,000 wooded acres | Enjoy a bald eagle's-eye view from atop Mount Constitution where you can take in vistas of the San Juan archipelago, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker and the Olympic Range | Kick back and watch the sunset from the porch at our bayfront resort in Eastsound.

Outlook Inn, Orcas Island, Washington
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.

Days 2-3

Look for minke whales and majestic orcas during our wildlife-watching cruise with a local naturalist | Hop on your bike and pedal past secluded bays and driftwood beaches on San Juan Island | Settle in at our sophisticated boutique hotel overlooking the harbor | Bike along San Juan's stunning western shore to a bluff with vistas of Haro Strait and enjoy a thrilling descent to South Beach | Pause in False Bay to look for sea creatures in the tide pools | Sea kayak through peaceful inlets—you might spot harbor seals or otters napping in the kelp canopies.

Roche Harbor Resort, San Juan Island, Washington
Roche Harbor Resort
San Juan Island
| Premiere Hotel

Located in the charming waterfront hamlet of Roche Harbor, this popular island destination has hosted guests since 1886, when it was part of a lime works and company town. (pool) 

Days 4-6

Oh, Canada! This is island-hopping at its best | British Columbia brings a whole new dimension to your northwest adventure | A hike on Mount Work offers striking views of Vancouver Island, the Olympic Mountains and the surrounding Gulf Islands | Immerse yourself in Victoria's old-world charm during a walk along the waterfront | Feast your eyes on world-renowned Butchart Gardens, featuring 55 acres of exquisite flowers and plants | Paddle your kayak across a deep glacial fjord. 

Brentwood Bay Resort
Brentwood Bay Resort
Vancouver Island
| Premiere Hotel

Perched on a forested hillside with spectacular bay vistas, this chic boutique resort features a blend of West Coast and Asian styles. (pool, spa) 

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy

SMALL GROUP? TRY RENDEZVOUS | An extra leader and van for even more flexibility | Call us to book your Rendezvous.

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Activity Level: 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do. LEARN MORE.

Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 5 miles | 2100 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 1 | 10 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 20 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Wildlife-Watching Cruise (4 hours)
Day 3
Level 1 | 7 miles* | 200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 12 miles* | 600 ft. gain
in Roche Harbor (3 hours)
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 3 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Victoria Waterfront Walk (2 hours)
Day 5
Level 1 | 11 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 25 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Day 6
in Saanich Inlet (1 hour)
* Includes shuttle.

Note: The San Juan Islands' landscape is characterized by constant rises and valleys. The continuously rolling terrain can make the routes, which include sections of chip-sealed pavement, feel more challenging than the mileage may suggest.

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Performance Road Bike

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Touring Bike

A proven classic, our most popular custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Our newly redesigned titanium e-bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

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