Self-Guided San Juan Island Journey

05/31/2024 - 09/30/2024 San Juan Islands, USA 4-6 100 miles Beginner Easy Going All-Road Terrain


A self-guided cycling journey of one of our Pacific Northwest gems, the San Juan Islands will dazzle you. The views, the food, and the riding will keep you dazzled.

Our digital travel guide will help you unlock the answers to these questions:

  • How do the ferries work?
  • How do I get to the ferry from Seattle?
  • Where should I stay?
  • Where do I get food?
  • Are there any hidden gems?
  • What about gravel road options?
More Details
Trip No. 26591
Swift Adventure Co.

Official Info

San Juan Islands, USA

A 4-6 day emersion in the San Juan Archipelago takes you through historic and present-day lands of the Á,LEṈENEȻ ȽTE, Tulalip, Samish, S’Klallam, Lhaq’temish (Lummi), and Coast Salish tribes.

This self-guided journey through the San Juan Islands is a dream. Surround yourself with Pacific Northwest forests and the Salish Sea. Our team here at Swift Adventure Co. has spent countless hours exploring the roads, restaurants, and best scenic spots the islands have to offer. We are constantly updating this guide to provide you with the best experience possible. Our aim with this guide is to help take away some of the planning and logistical work giving you more time to enjoy your cycling journey. We take the guess work out:

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1 – Lopez Island, 30 miles, 1770′ elev. Visit Fishermans Bay Preserve, Shark Reef Sanctuary, and camp on the beach a Spencer Spit State Park. On your way to can pick-up fresh baked goodies from farm stand bakery in the woods and stock up on fresh produce from a farm neighboring the state park.

Day 2 – San Juan Island, 30 miles, 2100′ elev. Start with a morning ferry ride to Friday Harbor. Get supplies, head clockwise around the island. stoping at Lime Kiln State Park to catch a whale sighting and head into Roche Harbor for lunch. Make camp for the night at Lake Dale resort where you can enjoy tent camping or glamp for the night in one of their cavas wall tents with hotel like furnishings.

Day 3 – Orcas Island, 28 miles, 3700′ elev. Our hilliest island! After an 8 mile pedal take a moment to explore East Sound and get supplies for camp. From town head to Moran State park, set up camp. Once setup you can hike or bike your way to the top of Mt. Constitution, the tallest point in the San Juan’s, where you will be greeted with speculator view of British Columbia, the Skagit Valley and more.

Day 4 – Our guide has a special route the take you back to the ferry via a rare and quit gravel road!

The guide is broken into a four-day trip but you can make it longer by spending more time on any one of these islands.

What included in the guide:

  • Limited time all access to Premium Ride with GPS (60 days)
  • GPS enabled routes
  • Dailey route descriptions
  • Campsite and Amenity recommendations – food, water, restaurants, bike shops, and groceries
  • Tips for traveling from Seattle to San Juan Islands

The SACo team is here to help, if you have question that go beyond what the guide has to offer please reach out at

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*Self-guided experiences expires 60 day after download. Let us know if you need more time.

**While SACo does make regular updates to this guide we cannot make daily updates that may affect your travel and safety. Things such as road construction, weather, and ferry schedule are out of our control. Furthermore your personal safety is important to us. That said this guide is intended to make your vacation planning simpler. It does NOT replace your need to make safe decision on road conditions, weather, places to stay, etc.

What's Included

  • Limited time all access to Ride with GPS
  • GPS enabled routes
  • Dailey route descriptions
  • Campsite and Amenity recommendations
  • Seattle to San Juan travel recommendations

Gear/Supplies You Should Bring

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