[Yak] Bike touring in the San Juan Islands
dsolet at nwlink.com
Thu Jun 9 21:44:43 PDT 2011
I did a very nice tour in the U.S. and Canadian San Juans last summer.
You could go out to Friday Harbor directly from Seattle on the
Clipper--takes bikes for a small extra fee. It was hilly, but my
favorite of these was Salt Spring Island on the Canadian side. You can
ferry from the U.S. to Canadian islands, and also ferry from the
Canadian San Juans to Vancouver and take the train back to Seattle.
There is one fairly ancient small green book on cycling the San Juans,
with ride profiles and what seemed at that time to be quite advanced 3-D
maps--and it's fine since the islands haven't changed much!
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> If any of you Yakkers know about cycling/camping on Lopez Island and San Island or other not-too-hilly roads in Seattle area conducive to 4 or 5 days of cycling, I would love to hear your ideas and experiences! I have a chance to be in that area the first week of August, and want to pedal my NWT fully loaded -- solo or with bike buddies interested in meandering pace. I love to tour but at a MELLOW pace -- 20-40 miles a day, MAX, depending on sightseeing, weather, etc. I am not into more mileage than that as I hit 60!
> I think I will drive up to Anacortes to catch the ferry. Might take the train though. I would be traveling up from Sacramento.
> Interested in possibilities? Feel free to e-mail me!
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