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The Florida Keys

Ride Details

Dates: Jan 27- Feb 1, 2019

Distance: up to 275 miles

Cost: $3245

Rider Level: Recreational

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Florida Keys |The Everglades | Gulf Coast  

White sandy beaches, turquoise waters and warm ocean tailwinds make The Florida Keys is the ideal place to kick back and enjoy a laid-back Winter cycling getaway. Join us this January for a jumpstart to your Spring training or simply enjoy a warm week from the grasps of winter.

South Florida and The Key’s weather is always the best at this time of year. The water temperatures are in the low 70s and the air temperature in the upper 70s. This makes for the ideal cycling temperatures. When you want a break from cycling (or perhaps you are a non- cyclist), enjoy some time poolside or on the beach at one of our lodging destinations. Grab a cocktail at the tiki bar, schedule a spa treatment or take a visit to the Turtle Hospital or the Dolphin Research Center. If you need a break from the bike saddle, get your feet wet in the water of some of America’s Top Beaches or snorkel effortlessly on the water’s surface near the 3rd largest reef in the world.

Cycling through the everglades allows for a slower paced tour than your typical airboat excursion because we opt for a car free paved trail. We ride through freshwater ecosystems within Everglades National Park. We have plenty of time and opportunity to take in the views of the everchanging sawgrass prarie, abundant wading birds and an occasional alligator.

The majority of our tour follow a federally recognized National Scenic Highway. The Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail is a multi -use path which closely parallels US highway 1 for 106 miles.  The town of Key West boasts of bike paths, bike routes and quirky hotels and eateries. There is not a shortage of additional entertaining activities. Watch the sunset over Mallory Square, live entertainment and shows on Duval Street or visit the many museums and galleries.

At the conclusion of the tour, we will arrange for the fast ferry to take you from Key West to Ft. Meyers where you can grab an uber or shuttle to an airport hotel for a flight out the next morning. If you are not ready to go back to the cold winter, stay a few extra days on Key West, Sanibel or Captiva Islands

Tour Details:  Jan 27- Feb 1, 2019 (Sun - Fri) 6 riding days. Price: $3245 Single room supplement is $900. Bike Rental: $175.

Travel Logistics: Assembly: Airline service to Ft. Myers, FL depart from Ft. Myers, FL  Airport pick up time: noon to 1PM in Ft. Myers. Fast Ferry boards in Key West at 5PM- arrives in Ft. Myers at 9:30 PM- Uber or Shuttle services should be arranged from here. (call the office, we can help with that) Airport hotel the evening of Feb 1 for a Feb 2 departure.

Included:  5 nights lodging when riding and 1 stay over hotel near the ft Myers Airport, transfers from the airport, fast ferry from Key West to Ft. Meyers. All breakfasts, 3 dinners and 4 picnic lunches on riding days, cocktail social hours on the 1st evening of each tour, van support, maps, GPS mapping, mechanic, 2 or more experienced guides

Special Note * Book arriving and departing flight to Ft. Myers .  Call the office for details. Additional travel option can be arranged for anyone staying over in Key West or Ft. Myers area

Highlighted Hotels:
Sunset Beach Inn- Sanibel Island, Hampton Inn- Key Largo, Cheeca Lodge and Spa- Islamorada, Marriott Courtyard Waterfront- Marathon and Key West


Itinerary: This tour starts and ends in Ft.Myers Florida

Day 1  Noon-1 PM Airport pick up - Bike fitting -3 PM area ride- Sanibel Island - JN Ding Darling Nature Preserve- Captiva Island ( up to 39 miles, 83 ft of elevation)

Day 2  Sanibel- Naples- Alligator Allley Shuttle - Shark Valley- Shuttle- Key Largo ( ride up to 50 miles and 12 miles in Shark Valley, elevation 103ft)

Day 3 Key Largo-North Keg Largo-Islamorada ( 28 or 50.1 miles, 104 ft elevation)

Day 4 Islamorada - Marathon ( 34.1 miles, 145 ft of elevation)

Day 5 Marathon- 7 mile bridge - Key West ( up to 65.1 miles, 323 of elevation)

Day 6 Key West area riding and Activities- ( 16+- miles local riding in Key West) 5 PM ferry to Ft. Myers