Kayaking on Backroads San Juan Islands Family Multisport Tour
Biking, San Juan Islands, Washington
San Juan Islands, Washington
San Juan Islands family bicycle tour
Backroads San Juan Islands Family Multisport Tour
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San Juan Islands Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids

San Juan, Orcas & Vancouver Islands

Welcome to the San Juan Islands, where the sun shines, water glistens and pace of life slows. Find your rhythm biking along quiet country roads, spend time together with family kayaking in peaceful inlets and make new friends while hiking among old-growth forests. A hidden gem of the Pacific Northwest, this natural playground is perfect for a family adventure.

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels

FROM: $3,099 - $3,349 pp dbl occ
($850 for sgl occ)

Special Kids Prices
Bike
Walk/Hike
Whale Watch
Kayak

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Start: Anacortes / End: Anacortes

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

Highlights
  • Explore the varied terrains and landscapes of San Juan, Orcas and Lopez Islands by foot, bike and kayak
  • Paddle serene waters and peaceful inlets above vast kelp beds, spotting harbor seals, otters and bald eagles
  • Wildlife-watch during a cruise with a chance to see magnificent minke whales and orcas
  • Hike up Mount Constitution with panoramic views of surrounding islands and the Cascades
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6 Days Premiere Hotels
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Days 1-3

Kids search for creatures in the tide pools of False Bay on San Juan Island | Explore the quaint streets of Friday Harbor, lined with shops and galleries | Walk to the summit of Young Hill for a sweeping view of the San Juan Islands | Bike along the isle’s stunning west side to a bluff with vistas of Haro Strait and enjoy a thrilling descent to South Beach | Sea kayak through peaceful inlets—you might spot harbor seals or otters napping in the kelp canopies | Adults pedal rolling hills through bucolic farmland to Friday Harbor while kids enjoy an afternoon of tie-dyeing and games | In town, visit the Whale Museum and learn about marine mammals, with a special focus on the orcas that frequent the local waters.
 

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

Look for minke whales and majestic orcas during our wildlife-watching cruise with a local naturalist | Explore Moran State Park, a paradise of 5,000 wooded acres, 30 miles of trails, five freshwater lakes and four waterfalls | Ascend Mount Constitution for 360-degree views of the islands, Mount Baker and the Olympic Mountains | Youngsters get a night at the Funhouse, an interactive center designed especially for kids and teens | Ferry to Lopez Island and enjoy its gentler terrain, beautiful rural scenery and fresh Northwest cuisine | Junior biologists are sure to get a kick out of exploring the nooks and crannies of the intertidal zone at Shark Reef | On Orcas Island, hike along the cedar-lined shores of Cascade Lake and stop to take a dip if you like!

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.

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

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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.

Note: The minimum age required for kids to ride their own bike on this trip is 9+

Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 600 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 1 | 6 miles* | 100 ft. gain
Level 1 | 12 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 31 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Day 3
Biking
Level 2 | 19 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 30 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Kayaking
in Roche Harbor (3 hours) | min. age: 6+
Just For Kids
Tie-Dying & Games (2 hours)
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 5 miles | 2100 ft. gain
Other
Wildlife-Watching Cruise (3 hours)
Day 5
Biking
Level 1 | 12 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 1 | 20 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 2 | 25 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 100 ft. gain
* 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.

Kids' Bikes

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kid's bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On our Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bikes.

Trailer Bike

The Burley Kazoo trailer bike, for children up to 85 pounds, attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort! It's ideal for kids who aren't yet ready for bike touring. 

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 6 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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