Pedal pushers of all levels are welcome on San Juan Island roads. Each island has its own terrain and landscape, so it helps to explore our biking itineraries and maps for all three islands before you go.
Lopez Island is the least hilly of the San Juans, but by no means flat. You will enjoy water views at the north and south ends, and there are plenty of stop-offs at parks and beaches for picnics, wildlife viewing or short hikes. Lopez Island biking map.
San Juan Island is more challenging. You can also circumnavigate this island in a day—the loop and two scenic legs are about 43 miles —but there are enough places of interest along the way that you might want to plan for a couple of days so you can explore the beautiful parks, beaches and attractions along the way. San Juan Island biking map.
Orcas Island is fit for experienced cyclists, as the roads are narrow and winding, with frequent steep grades and few shoulders. If you really want to push yourself, head for the top of Mt. Constitution (2,409 feet). It will exhaust you, but views from the top of the surrounding area will take away any breath you have left. Orcas Island biking map.