MacQueen’s Bike Shop
MacQueen’s Bike Shop is P.E.I. ‘s largest and longest-running bicycle pro shop. Our founder Gordon MacQueen played a key role in creating the Confederation Trail and was an activist for recreational and competitive cycling on the Island. We’re proud to continue his sustainable legacy. We offer year-round bicycle sales, repair services, high quality rentals for touring, and shuttle services. Our rental periods are 24 hours, and we’re flexible with after-hours returns if you can’t get back by close of business but prefer not to keep equipment overnight.
MacQueen’s Island Tours arranges self-guided cycle tours with luggage transfers, pre-loaded Garmin computer, high quality rentals outfitted for touring, emergency road repair, activity/meal suggestions, prepaid accommodations and more. Choose from pre-formed packages or inquire about customizing your trip. Availability is on request at the time of booking.
For more information and rates:
Confederation Trail shuttle service
Island Walk by Bike Packages:
- Deluxe hybrid bicycle with rear carrier, helmet or trunk bag, water bottle cage & bottle, helmet, lock, basic repair kit
- Route plotting, detailed routes & maps. Available in advance for download &/ printing.
- Contacts for paid roadside assistance and/or bicycle repair services in PEI
- Prepaid accommodations (most with breakfast, details in itineraries), selected for proximity to evening meals
- Tip-to-tip trips include shuttle from/to Charlottetown at beginning/end of journey
- Optional luggage transfer services (mostly daily, see itineraries for details)
- Suggestions for meals & entertainment
#1 Tip for cyclists: PEI’s prevailing winds are southwesterly. For information on independent touring services including routes, accommodations, meals and more we invite you to peruse these links:
Island Walk Map
Confederation Trail Info
Child trailers, youth bicycles, tandems and trail-a-bikes are available for family touring.
7 DAY / 6-NIGHT TIP TO TIP SOUTH ~ Learn more
This trip follows the Island Walk route, with the Island’s prevailing southwesterly winds in mind. But the current signage was only designed for those following the path in a clockwise direction from waypoint #32 (Charlottetown) to 1 (Dunedin) and 2 (Victoria) and so forth. So while the routes & stops will be equally beautiful and enjoyable, you’ll only fully benefit from the existing Island Walk signage direction from waypoints #12-14 (Portage to Miscouche), and 19-22 (Mt. Stewart to Elmira).
8 DAY 7-NIGHT TIP TO TIP NORTH ~ Learn more
9 DAY 8-NIGHT EASTERN LOOP ~ Learn more
This trip follows the Island Walk route in a counterclockwise direction, with the Island’s prevailing southwesterly winds in mind (we know headwinds matter to cyclists!). We also wanted to take maximum advantage of our existing Eastern PEI luggage transfer direction (southeast >northeast >Charlottetown), to minimize our/your carbon footprint by combining as many stops as possible. But the current Island Walk signage was only designed for those following the path in a clockwise direction from waypoint #32 (Charlottetown) to 1 (Dunedin) and 2 (Victoria) and so forth. So while the routes & stops will be equally beautiful and enjoyable, you’ll not necessarily fully benefit from the existing Island Walk signage direction.
If purchasing this trip WITHOUT luggage transfers, and prefer to travel in a clockwise direction for the signage, there’s no issue on our end to set it up inversely.
11 DAY 10-NIGHT CENTRAL & WESTERN LOOP ~ Learn more
14 DAY 13-NIGHT CENTRAL & EASTERN LOOP ~ Learn more
18 DAY 17-NIGHT THE MERRY-GO-ROUND LOOP ~ Learn more