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Bicycles, Bakeries, & Boats of the Pacific Northwest (#2237)

Date and Time

Friday, September 9, 2022 - Sunday, September 18, 2022

Location

San Juan Islands, Seattle and Victoria, Canada,
Other U.S.,
WA USA, Canada

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).

Overview

Time travels slower on San Juan islands. Leave the watch behind, turn off the phone, keep the camera, drain the stress, & come soak in magical beauty of the Pacific Northwest: Seattle, San Juan islands, & Victoria. We will treat ourselves to abundant doses of ocean views, mountains, bakeries, ferry rides, chocolate, country roads, & friendly company. Our itinerary will take us between Seattle, San Juan Islands, & Victoria. Bicycles will take us along scenic coastal routes in search of migrating orcas, until we find the next bakery, lighthouse, or beach. Ferries will be the main transport between destinations almost daily. We will get a real sense of the local culture, maritime history, & US/Canadian relationships. Some optional activities include the Royal BC Museum, Cragdarroch Castle, Whaling Museum, San Juan Island National Historical Park, & Space Needle. Breakfast and dinner are included for the entire trip, not including travel days, starting with breakfast on Saturday 10 September through Dinner on Saturday 17 September 2022. Participants will pay for lunches. Participants will be responsible for their own bicycle arrangement, either by bringing their own, or by renting from an outfitter. The leaders will facilitate bike renting, including the renting of E-Bikes by referring participants to the outfitters. Participants are also expected to be able to perform minor repairs on their bike themselves (flats, adjustments, etc). Bicycle 35-50 miles with 1,500-3,000ft elevation daily. Previous group bicycle experience, at the intermediate level or higher is required. Several of the days are long and strenuous. This can be mitigated if participants rent E-bikes.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Adult: $2,999 member / $3,099 non-member

Related Link(s):

2237 Prospectus

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Biking the San Juan Islands

Activities

Bicycling - Road
Cultural

Status

Open

Difficulty

Biking 5 Vigorous

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader



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"Rami is an active AMC leader with Adventure Travel, Bicycle, Ski, & Family committees. He travelled throughout the Alps region on several trips for hiking, bicycle touring, sightseeing, Boston Marathon, & Ironman Switzerland. He has been on extended trekking & bicycle tours through the Pacific Northwest, Pacific Coast, Rocky Mountains, Japan, France, & Germany."

Leader



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Mike Barry has been leading outdoor journeys with a variety of organizations since his days as a Boy Scout in 1970's. He has been an AMC Adventure Travel leader since 2006 and has led hiking trips to Scotland and Iceland, biking trips to South Africa, Tuscany & the Czech Republic and XC ski tours to Norway in addition to several week-long chapter XC ski tours to the club's Maine Lodges in the 100-Mi