Biking the San Juan Islands

My weekend getaway

I went on my first bike trip over Memorial Day weekend! It didn’t involve camping or biking for several days continuously, but I’m still referring to it as a bike trip, since we arrived by bike on the ferry and did a 20 miles round trip ride from Friday Harbor out to Roche Harbor.

ferry to the San Juans… I love the Washington State ferries, takes me back to my giddy 5 year old self.

my bike’s first ferry ride

Boat shopping in Friday Harbor

Bike parking in Roche Harbor

Lime Kiln Cafe – my recommendation may be slightly skewed by hunger after our 9.5 mile ride, but yummm!

post-brekkie bocce ball



It’s a hard life…

Rode past this camel on the way home. Camels on islands… hmmm…

Not gonna lie, I was coveting everyone’s road bikes on the way home. Hoo-rah for finally reaching Friday Harbor Town Limits!



Much deserved post-ride dinner at Downriggers – blackened salmon sandwich with sweet potato fries

Last ferry of the day arriving at Friday Harbor

Morning walk with carrot apple ginger juice


Farewell Friday Harbor! I’ll be back.

San Juan Islands 2-night trip costs:
Gas – $20
Parking – $13
Ferry ticket – $15
2 nights cottage rental in Friday Harbor- $60 (split between 6 people)
Food – too much! Probably $100ish?
Entertainment: free!
Total: $200ish

Have you been to the San Juans?