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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.-
  • Visit the Everglades National Park and take a guided ranger tour on the Anhinga Trail Walk
  • Ride to the Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge and take a walk through the Butterfly Garden
  • Cycle The Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail
  • Visit the Theater of the Sea marine park
  • Ride the famous 7 Mile Bridge from Knight’s Key to Little Duck Key (Optional, of course! Van shuttle available)
  • Take a guided bicylcle tour of Key West
  • Deposit for this tour is $500.-pp

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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
01 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2023
The 2023 price is a starting price, ask for a quote.
Between Jan. and March and in Nov. you can choose any date you like.
NOTE: Only available as a private tour with a minimum of 4 participants in one booking.

Start
Miami, FL (1400)
Finish
Miami, FL (1000)
Transfer
Miami airport shuttle included
Airport at start
Miami airport, MIA shuttle included
Airport at finish
Miami Airport, MIA,shuttle included

Prices *Please note the prices are subject to change depending availability*

Price per person / please note the prices are subject to change depending availability
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

Inclusive / Not Inclusive – lodging


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

* This is a general itinerary. Tour itineraries are subject to change based on the group, available accommodations and other unforeseen circumstances such as the weather, local conditions, government intervention, that may affect the quality of the trip and/or safety of the participants. Please view this itinerary as an outline as to what to expect on this tour.

Included:

5 nights accommodation in resort accommodations.
All breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 4 dinners.
Hybrid bike to use during the tour
Entrance Fee to the Theater of the Sea.
All state and national park entrance fees.
Bicycle tour of Key West.
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.

Not included:

Airfare is not included.
Night before and night after the tour.
Gratuities guides

Lodging

The Key Largo Bay Beach Resort:
This seaside resort is our home for the first two nights of the tour and offers everything you need to wind down after our ride to the Everglades National Park.  Check out the beach or visit the spa to work out some kinks from your ride
Courtyard Marathon:
This brand new resort on Marathon offers a great place to relax after our ride down from Key Largo.  Sit by the pool, enjoy the ocean view, or relax at the Tiki bar.
Lighthouse Court Hotel in Key West:
Our home for the last two nights of the tour, this lovely Key West inn is located next door to the Key West Lighthouse Museum and across the street from the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.  Just one block off Duval Street, the location affords instant access to some of our favorite things to do in Key West including the Mallory Square sunset celebration, Sloppy Joe’s Bar, Margaritaville, the Conch Train, the Harry Truman Little Whitehouse, and the Southernmost Point marker.

Map & Routes

Map
Satellite

Bicycle

Hybrid Bike included, Road bike rental weekly rates available on request
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