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Ride through historic Mount Dora, Florida for four days of fun biking and local activities.
Mount Dora, in Central Florida’s Lake County is known as “The Town of Festivals.” The town, by no surprise, has a selection of festivals year-round, ranging from Blueberry festivals, Elvis weekends, and even a yearly local bike fest put on by the Chamber of Commerce. In 2024, Cycle of Life Adventures will offer our 4-day fun bike tour in Mount Dora, Florida.
The city of Mount Dora was settled in the late 1800s and was named after Dora Ann Drawly. The mount in the name reflects the fact that the town sits on a plateau 184 feet above sea level. The area was an attraction for hunters and fishermen, then the railway came through town and brought in business and growth.
Most of us think of Florida as being densely populated, with heavy traffic, beaches, crowds and Mickey Mouse. You can still be within striking distance of all these “amenities” with a short 25–50-mile drive. We will have a wide variety of local attractions, good road conditions, and a very nice selection of hotels and restaurants.
On this Florida tour, choose each day between a short or long route all mapped out on our Ride with GPS application. Road routes and a few gravel trails will be offered. Miles will vary from 12 miles to 67 miles.
Choose a basic support package at $895, or have us make it an all-inclusive package for $1995.
Fly in and out of Orlando International- Shuttle pick up time Sunday at 2 PM, Drop off time Thursday at 2 PM
You book your lodging, or we will book all-inclusive options at our suggested hotel:
The Lakeside Inn 100 Alexander St, Mt Dora, FL 32757•(352) 383-4101
Other Suggested lodging nearby: Mt Dora Historic Inn, Heirloom Inn, Heron Cay B&B, Hampton Inn
Meeting point, if driving, is: 100 Alexander St, Mt Dora, FL 32757
Orientation and Group Dinner: 5:00PM held on Feb 11, the night before we ride
Historic Tour of Mount Dora and a ride though Lake Gem with longer routes to Howie in the Hills and Buck Hills
Today’s routes are in town and to the southwest of Mount Dora
12.6-, 41.6- and 54-mile options with elevations of 417’, 1059’ or 1837’
Lake Dora loop and venture into the local Alligator Alley
Today’s routes focus on riding west of Mount Dora and around Lake Dora with options to ride further to Buck Hill
26-, 37- or 57-mile options with elevations of 715’, 759’ or 1837’
Mount Dora to “The Swamp”
Today’s route takes us to the north and northwest of Mount Dora. We include local towns of Grand Isle, Lake Eustis, Pine Meadows Conservation Area and the Esmeralda Conservation area
46- and 67-mile options with elevations of 937’ and 1623’
Mount Dora to Thrill Hill and Umatilla
On our final day of the 4-day tours, we like to keep the options short, so you have time to check out of your hotel and perhaps grab a plane home from Orlando in the late afternoon. Two nice options north of town to include some small lakes and natural preserves in lightly populated residential areas
26- and 37-mile options with elevation of 715’ and 976”
- 2 Guides
- Van Support (snacks and beverages), light picnic lunches, 4 Dinners
- 1 Boat Tour
- 1 Guided City Tour
- 12% gratuity for guides, mechanics, volunteers, and tour staff is not included, but greatly appreciated
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