Virginia Beach Bayside Active Trip: July 7 - July 9


Virginia Beach Bayside Active Trip: July 7 - July 9


Some people like the pampering of a resort stay, while others prefer an active lifestyle while on vacation. This trip is designed for those who cannot decide which they like better.

We'll stay at a 3-star resort hotel featuring an indoor pool, spa, sauna, and health club. But when we leave the hotel, we'll have the options of kayaking along the Chesapeake bay, biking through First Landing State Park, or playing a few sets at the Virginia Beach Tennis Club... all included in this package.


Not all beaches need two-star hotels, a boardwalk, and nightclubs. Sometimes you just want to get on the water and paddle into the bay. Join Torque Tours for a resort weekend on Virginia Beach's bayside for a couple days of cycling, paddling, and relaxation.

Included in the packages offered by Torque Tours:

  • Round-trip shared shuttle service from Washington, DC to our bayside hotel in Virginia Beach
  • Free use of bicycles provided by the hotel (3 hour maximum)
  • Complimentary play at the Virginia Beach Tennis Club (3 hours maximum)
  • 1/2 day kayak rental from Happy Winds Kiteboarding (or other rental of equivalent value) 
  • Two-night stay in a bayview suite at a 3-star resort hotel


Simple Itinerary (Subject to change; all activities except shuttle service are optional)

We will depart Washington from Rhode Island Avenue station at 3:30 pm. Please do not arrive late. After a roadside stop for dinner, we anticipate arriving at the resort around 9:00 pm.

Saturday is the day to take advantage of your options. Those who want to visit the Tennis Club will be provided with an Uber code to cover one-way travel. If you would prefer to spend a half day on the water, we can rent kayaks or other boating and beach lounging equipment from Happy Winds Kiteboarding shack on the beach. In the afternoon, the tour leader will organize a bicycle excursion along the Cape Henry Trail to First Landing State Park.

Early risers can spend one last morning on the beach. We will check out of our hotel at 10:00 am and spend a couple hours further exploring the trails of First Landing State Park, weather permitting. Around noon, we will stop for lunch (not included in the package) and head home. We anticipate arriving back in Washington around 5:30 pm.



Are there ID or minimum age requirements for this trip?

Due to the nature of activities planned for this tour, this trip is limited to persons age 18 and up. You will be required to provide photo ID with a birthdate upon check-in.


What's the refund policy?

Refund requests expressed to Torque Travel before 12:00 noon EDT on Friday, May 19th will be granted in full. Please allow 3-5 business days to process your refund.

If you wish to exchange your reservation for this event for another Torque organized tour of equal or lesser value, you must make your request before 12:00 noon EDT on Tuesday, June 27th. Exchanges are subject to availability.

After 12:00 noon on June 27th, all sales for this trip are considered final. Missing the shuttle's departure is not considered a cause for a refund.

Any registrant that lists an age that fails to meet the minimum age requirement (18 years) will be notified and receive a refund. Registrants unable to prove their age during the initial ID check will not receive a refund.

The event may be canceled if fewer than seven registrations are booked before 12:00 noon EDT on Tuesday, June 27th. In the event of a cancellation, notifications and refunds will be issued automatically. Shuttle services and all other benefits will be canceled when refunds are issued.

If Torque Travel LLC cancels the trip for any reason, full refunds will be automatically issued.


Is it alright if the name on my registration doesn't match the person who attends?

You are not required to attend under the name with which your registered. However, you must notify us of any changes in advance by sending us a message at If you transfer your registration to another person, that person must meet the minimum age and ID requirement.


What happens if there is inclement weather?

If, prior to our scheduled departure, the National Weather Service issues a tropical storm warning, tropical storm watch, hurricane warning, hurricane watch, or coastal flood warning for the immediate area in and around Virginia Beach for a time period between 9:00 pm on Friday, July 7th and 11:00 am on Sunday, July 9th, Torque Travel will cancel the planned tour and provide the paid registrant with the option of rebooking the reservation on another tour of equal or lesser value and receive a credit for the difference. If the paying registrant opts to not rebook, he/she will receive a full refund of the charged tour. (Please note that coastal flood watches and coastal flood advisories are not considered reasons for cancellation of the trip.)

If the weather on Saturday, July 8th is deemed inappropriate for outdoor beach activities, optional shuttle service to the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center will be offered with the price of admission included. The hotel also has an indoor pool for guests who just have to get in the water somehow.

If the weather on Sunday, July 9th is deemed inappropriate for outdoor activities in First Landing State Park, the Sunday morning benefit will be cancelled and each registrant on the tour will receive a $13 coupon good for Torque Travel organized tours. Cancellation of the First Landing State Park portion of the itinerary may accelerate the anticipated return time.


What are the sleeping arrangements?

All registrants will have space to sleep in a hotel suite. The specifics of sleeping arrangements will depend upon the exact number of people booked for the trip, but everyone should be prepared to potentially share a bed. Sleeping partners, if necessary, will be decided by the group at large. All beds would be double bed sized or larger.


Is there any way I can guarantee a bed or room to myself?

If you want to guarantee a single bed or room to yourself, you will need to purchase a single supplement. Please send an email to describing your request for a single supplement. Single beds and rooms may not always be available, so it is advantageous to make your request as early as possible. 


Where is the meeting location?

We will meet at Dunkin Donuts on Rhode Island Row, a short walk from the Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station.


Can I drive myself?

If you would like the freedom to use your own vehicle for this trip, you are welcome to, but you must inform us in advance. Use the discount code DRIVER15 when purchasing this trip to save $15 per person you register under the assumption that you and your guests will drive your own vehicle. Please note that you and your guests still must check in at the designated meeting location at 3:30 pm to receive driving directions and to sign a special release waiver. You are not guaranteed a designated parking space at the hotel and may need to find your own parking, especially if multiple customers take advantage of the driver discount.


Which meals are included?

No meals are included in this trip. You are responsible for your own meals. The suites include a kitchenette and there is a grocery store across the street from the resort. There are a number of restaurants and fast food establishments within walking distance of the resort as well. Please see the itinerary above for information regarding Friday's dinner and Sunday's lunch.


I have other questions not answered here.

You should review the terms of service on the payment page before making any payment. Otherwise, please relay any questions to or tweet to us at @TorqueTravel.

Summary Details

Minimum Age: 18
Lodging: Three-star Hotel
Maximum Tour Size: 15 people including your tour leader(s)
Meeting Point: 

Dunkin Donuts
2300 Washington Pl NE, #107
Washington, DC 20018


Metro Accessible: Rhode Island Avenue-Brentwood Station

Departure Time: 3:30 pm on Friday, July 7th, 2017
Anticipated Return Time: 5:30 pm on Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Meal Plan: On your own (No meals included)

Cancellation Policy: Full refund if requested by 12:00 noon EDT on Friday, May 19th, 2017.
Exchanges accepted if requested by 12:00 noon EDT on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017.

Sales close: 12:00 noon EDT on Friday, June 30th, 2017, or when Torque Travel determines the tour to be sold out, or if registration by 12:00 noon EDT on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 does not exceed six (6) people.