Florida Keys and Everglades 2024
While most of the northern part of the US is either buried in snow or shivering in the cold, we will be in Florida this coming February enjoying sea salt tropical breezes and sunshine in the Florida Keys and in the Everglades. This eight-day tour starts on the west side of Miami, and we will take Highway 1 through Key Largo, Marathon, with a stopover in Key West for a day. After relaxing by the pool (or sailing, or snorkeling, or scuba diving) on a rest day, we will take a charter bus to Ft. Meyers, with a stop in the Everglades for an hour-and-a-half tour of the Everglades at the original Coopertown Airboat Tours. From Ft. Meyers we will cycle down through San Marco Island to Everglades City and end the tour where we started in Miami at the Miccosukee Casino & Resort.
This tour will include four group meals - including one at the highly recommended (by a friend of Greg's) Salute! on the Beach in Key West - nine nights lodging, happy hours each night, transportation from Key West to Ft. Meyers, an airboat tour of the Everglades, luggage transport to each hotel..
This ride is rated as EASY since Florida is so flat, the average elevation gain is 141ft/43m, and the average mileage is 50mi/80km per day with the longest distance of 61mi/98km (the last day, of course). Although, if you don’t prepare for the average mileage during… (Join People Cycling to read more)