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Florida Everglades and Keys Winter Escape

Summary

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This bike ride is a fantastic escape of the cold northern winters. You will cycle the the best of Florida and cross the Everglades and the Florida Keys. Riders of any level will enjoy exploring this bike friendly vacation spot. Easy riding and great weather await!

Recreational, Road bike
6 days
281 km / 175 mi
$ 2,995.-
  • 5 Nights accommodation in resort accomodations.
  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 4 dinners.
  • Entrance Fee to the Theater of the Sea.
  • All state and national park entrance fees.
  • Experienced guides familiar with the local area.
  • SAG (Support and Gear) Van to provide baggage relocation, mechanical support, snacks, fresh water and rest rides" as needed.
  • Cue sheets and maps with daily meetings to review route options and points of interest.
  • Daily Mileage Options: 25 - 35 mile daily base routes with longer and shorter options available according to individual preferences.
  • Possibility to share a room with another rider to avoid single supplement.

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Details

Type
Recreational, Road bike
Duration
6 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Easy
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
40-60 km / 25-37 mi
Total distance
281 km / 175 mi
Climbing
12 m / 39 ft
Lodging
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B
Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B
Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Deluxe, half board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Included
Dates
06 Jan 2019 - 11 Jan 2019
13 Jan 2019 - 18 Jan 2019
20 Jan 2019 - 25 Jan 2019
27 Jan 2019 - 01 Feb 2019
Start
Miami, FL (1400)
Finish
Miami, FL (1000)
Transfer
Miami Airport, MIA
Airport at start
Miami airport shuttle included
Airport at finish
Miami Airport, MIA,shuttle included

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 2,995.-
Single supplement
If you travel alone a single supplement is charged. With some group tours you can avoid a single supplement by sharing a room with another rider.
$ 795.-

Itinerary

Join us in the "Caribbean" of the USA this coming January as we bike the Everglades and the Florida Keys. This fantastic winter escape lets riders experience the Everglades National Park plus all the very best the Keys has to offer as we make our way along the Overseas Heritage Trail from Key Largo to Key West. Riders of any level will enjoy exploring this bike friendly vacation spot. Easy riding and great weather await!

Daily Mileage Options: 25 - 35 mile daily base routes with longer and shorter options available according to individual preferences.

Day 1:

Day 1: Key Largo
Participants will shuttled from the Miami Airport to the Key Largo Bay Marriott Beach Resort. The shuttle will leave at 12:30 pm and arrive at the Resort around 2 pm. After meeting for introductions and bike fitting we set off for a warm up ride to the nearby Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge and a visit to the Pollinator Garden in the refuge. We'll return to the resort and guests can relax and enjoy the beach resort amenities. We enjoy a relaxing welcome dinner in the evening at the resort.
Daily Mileage Options: 10
Lodging: Key Largo Bay Beach Resort
Meals: Dinner

Day 2:

Everglades National Park
First thing in the morning we shuttle (or ride!) to the Earnest Coe Visitor Center in the Everglades National Park. After a short ride to the Royal Palm Visitor Center, we take a guided ranger tour on the amazing Anhinga Trail. This elevated boardwalk lets us safely view the large variety of birds and gators that live there. After lunch at the Gator Grill (Gator is the delicacy of the day for the adventurous), we bike the Southern Glades Trail bike path and Route 1 back to our lodgings where guests can relax at the pool or get some sun at the beach.
Daily Mileage Options: 27, 37, 60
Lodging: Key Largo Bay Beach Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3:

Key Largo to Marathon
We bid farewell to Key Largo and bike to our next Key, Islamorada, and stop for a visit at the Theater Of The Sea. Guests can enjoy a show, visit one of the many fascinating exhibits or take a walk on the nature path down to the private lagoon beach during our visit to this family owned and operated park. In the afternoon, we head to our lodgings on Marathon Key.
Daily Mileage Options: 27, 37, 57
Lodging: Marriott Coutyard Marathon
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4:

Marathon to Key West
We hit the road first thing in the morning and make our way to the famous 7 Mile Bridge. After our crossing (optional shuttle available), we stop for lunch at Mangrove Mama’s; plenty of fresh fish from the Keys is available at this local favorite. After lunch, we make our way to Key West. After settling in, guest can explore at their leisure.
Daily Mileage Options: 20, 39 and 48.
Lodging: Lighthouse Court Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5:

Key West
Our final day starts with a bike tour of Key West. After exploring the city by bike, guests are free for the rest of the day to take in the local attractions. You may want to visit the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, take a tour of the The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum or climb up the Key West Lighthouse next door to our lodgings and check out the view. Don’t forget to join the sunset festival at Mallory Square and a walk down Duval Street to check out the shops and restaurants! We will gather in the evening for our farewell dinner.
Daily Mileage Options: 5 and 10
Lodging: Lighthouse Court Hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6:

Farewell
We will start our last
We will start our last day with a delicious breakfast at our lodgings. After breakfast we will shuttle all guests to the Key West Airport where we will say our farewells as our adventure comes to a close. For guest traveling by air from Miami, the shuttle will continue from Key West to the Miami International Airport.
Meals: Breakfast

Map & Routes

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