San Juan Islands Bike Tour, Lizard Head Cycling Guides
   
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San Juan Islands

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PLEASE NOTE: This tour is not regularly scheduled, but it can be configured as a Custom Tour for your group with a minimum of nine (9) riders. Please contact us via email or call 970.728.5891 for more information.

San Juan Islands Bike Tour: Highlights

San Juan Islands

San Juan Islands

View from Mount Constitution on Orcas Island

Day 3 view from Mount Constitution on Orcas Island

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

San Juan Islands Bike Tour: Tour Dates

PLEASE NOTE: This tour is not regularly scheduled, but it can be configured as a Custom Tour for your group with a minimum of nine (9) riders. Please contact us via email or call 970.728.5891 for more information.

San Juan Islands Bike Tour: Overview

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Tour Length: 6-Days/5-Nights Lodging

Meeting & Ending Town: Everett, Washington. Guests fly into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). A Day 0 4:00pm shuttle from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to the meeting hotel in Everett will be offered and a Day 6 end-of-tour shuttle to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will be offered.

Total Miles: 214 (Can I keep up on this tour?)

Mileage Range: 24-44

Ability Level: Intermediate (2/3)

Tour Cost: *** Please Call for Custom Tour Pricing – 970.728.5891 ***

PLEASE NOTE: This tour is not regularly scheduled, but it can be configured as a Custom Tour for your group with a minimum of nine (9) riders. Please contact us via email or call 970.728.5891 for more information.

Tour Includes: 5 nights of lodging, 6-days of meals, guide service, entrance fees, daily lunch en route, energy food, liquid refreshments, shuttles and mechanical support. Alcoholic beverages, massage & bike rental are additional.

Lodging for 5-Nights: (subject to change based on availability)

Meeting Hotel and Ending Hotel reservations and costs are NOT included unless specified otherwise. Guests are on-their-own to make reservations at the Meeting Hotel or Ending Hotel, or other nearby hotels.

Road Bike Rentals

The Scott Addict 10 Disc was designed from the ground up with those longer days in mind. With geometry that is less focused on racing and more on enduring, the Addict 10 will be your go to when you’re looking to put the miles in.

The Scott Addict 10 Disc features: Carbon Frame and Fork, Shimano Ultegra 2x11 Drivetrain, 34x32 Compact Gearing, 30mm Tires, and Hydraulic Disc Brakes. Approx. Weight: 16.89 lbs / 7.66 kg (without pedals)

Learn More: Click Here to learn more about our Road Bike Rentals including pricing.

Road E-Bike Rentals: Click Here for more information on our Road E-Bike Rentals including pricing.

Take Your Rental Bike Home! Click Here for more information.

Couples Bike Rental Discount: Sign up as a couple and receive one free Road Bike Rental per couple for a one week tour. ($250 value. Pedal bikes only. E-Bikes excluded.)

Tandems and Recumbents Lizard Head Cycling Guides happily accommodates both tandem and recumbent bikes on our tours.

If you have any further questions, please read more on our Rental Bikes FAQ page. You can also email us at info@lizardheadcyclingguides.com or call us at 970.728.5891

Meals On Tour

Lunches: Lizard Head Cycling Guides prepares healthy lunches to keep you going. We will serve you fresh organic fruits and veggies, salads, hummus, sandwich fixings, nuts, gourmet cheeses and of course plenty of salty/sweet snacks such as chips and cookies. We pride ourselves on being able to cater to specific dietary requests, so rest assured that you will be able to get the nutrition that works for you during the week. Gluten Free, Dairy Free or a someone who loves it all – we will keep you well fed during the tour!

Dinners: Lizard Head Cycling sources our favorite restaurants in each town that we visit. Our guides focus on establishments that offer fresh and local ingredients. Guests choose whatever they desire to eat off the menu: including appetizer, salad, entree and of course dessert... yum! :) Also, while on tour if a guest wants to dine early before the group and go to bed, this is fine. We understand that on some days sleep is the most important post-ride element.

Overall Route Map

San Juan Islands Bike Tour: Itinerary*

*Tour itineraries are subject to change and modification based on the group, available accommodations and other unforeseen circumstances including weather, wildfires, flooding, hurricanes, landslides and/or other acts of nature. Please view this itinerary as an outline as to what to expect on this tour.

Day 0: Arrival in Seattle

Day 0 is the day before the tour starts. Guests either drive to the designated meeting hotel in Everett, WashingtonA, or fly into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). A 4:00pm shuttle from SeaTac to the meeting hotel in Everett will be offered on Day 0.

The Space Needle in Seattle

The Space Needle in Seattle

Everett, Washington - Home of the Boeing Corporation

Everett, Washington – Home of the Boeing Corporation

Day 1: Kayak Point Park to Ancortes
40 miles with 1,300 feet of climbing

We will load the van early morning at our meeting hotel in Everett, Washington and shuttle a short distance north to Kayak Point Park. After gearing up and getting on the bikes, we travel northwest passing through Skagit Valley, traverse Fidalgo Bay via the Tommy Thompson Trail bridge, and then finally arrive at our destination of Ancortes, Washington.

Skagit Valley in the Spring

Skagit Valley in the Spring

Fidalgo Bay

Fidalgo Bay

Elevation Profile: + 1296 / – 1305 ft

Elevation Profile: + 1296 / – 1305 ft

Day 2: San Juan Island Loop Ride
30 miles with 2,500 feet of climbing

We catch an early morning ferry from Ancortes to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island and after unloading, we will embark on a leisurely loop ride of the island to eventually return to Friday Harbor to check into our accommodations for the next three nights.

Cycling on San Juan Island

Cycling on San Juan Island

Friday Harbor

Friday Harbor

Elevation Profile: + 2441 / – 2441 ft

Elevation Profile: + 2441 / – 2441 ft

Day 3: Orcas Island Loop Ride
43 miles with 5,200 feet of climbing

On our first layover day, we will ferry from Friday Harbor to Orcas Island to unload the bikes and take a tour of the island including a climb up to Mount Constitution, the highest point in the San Juan Islands at 2,400′. We then ferry back to Friday Harbor back to our hotel and dinner.

The ferry to Orcas Island

The ferry to Orcas Island

The view from Mount Constitution

The view from Mount Constitution

Elevation Profile: + 5167 / – 5167 ft

Elevation Profile: + 5167 / – 5167 ft

Day 4: Lopez Island Loop Ride
24 miles with 1,500 feet of climbing

This will be our second layover day and today we will ferry early morning from Friday Harbor to nearby Lopez Island do a short 24 mile loop ride. We then ferry back to Friday Harbor late morning and guests will have the remainder of the day to explore or relax before dinner.

There will also be an option to go on a 3 hour orca whale watching tour at noon.

Lopez Island

Lopez Island

San Juan Orcas

San Juan Orcas

Elevation Profile: + 1443 / – 1443 ft

Elevation Profile: + 1443 / – 1443 ft

Day 5: Ancortes to Coupeville
27 miles with 2,200 feet of climbing

We once again catch a ferry ride from Friday Harbor to Anacortes, unload the bikes and make our way to Coupeville, Washington for our final night of lodging and to have our farewell dinner.

Anacortes, Washington

Anacortes, Washington

Captain Whidbey Inn in Coupeville, Washington

Captain Whidbey Inn in Coupeville, Washington

Elevation Profile: + 2162 / – 2100 ft

Elevation Profile: + 2162 / – 2100 ft

Day 6: Coupeville to Clinton
44 miles with 3,500 feet of climbing

On this final day, we depart Coupeville and take a leisurely route down through Whidbey Island to eventually take our final ferry ride from Clinton, Washington back to the mainland and then back to our Everett meeting hotel to end the tour. A shuttle from the Everett meeting hotel to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will be offered late afternoon.

Deception Pass on Whidbey Island

Deception Pass on Whidbey Island

Beautiful roads await in the San Juan Islands

Beautiful roads await in the San Juan Islands

Elevation Profile: + 3436 / – 3432 ft

Elevation Profile: + 3436 / – 3432 ft

San Juan Islands Bike Tour: Logistics & FAQs

General Tour & Cancellation Policies

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with all of our tour and cancellation policies, which can be found by clicking here.

Travel Insurance

Lizard Head Cycling Guides highly recommends clients purchase Travel Insurance through TripAssure. A policy can be purchased individually through the sales link below or Lizard Head Cycling Guides can also set-up a policy for its clients.

The estimated cost for a 50-year old buying insurance for a $2,500 tour ranges from $100 (standard plan) to about $200 (cancel for any reason plan).

Lizard Head Cycling Guides Custom Sales Portal Link is:

https://www.tripassure.com/main/?welcome=LIZA0855CO

  • The best options for our clients are either the Asset or Bridge plans.
  • The Asset-Plus & Complete plans both include a Cancel-For-Any-Reason option.
    • As a result these plans cost more.
    • The Cancel-for-Any-Reason option is only available when insurance is purchased within two weeks of initial deposit.
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