The Golden Isles of Georgia

St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, and Savannah

Few regions in the United States pack in as much culture, history, and natural beauty as the Golden Isles of Georgia. This fantastic part of the Georgia coast should not be rushed through by car. Rather it is best explored on bicycle, allowing you ample time to savor the unique southern hospitality, reflect upon their 300 years of fascinating history, and explore the myriad of wild beaches, barrier islands, and famous marshlands. After all, this trip should not be hurried, but enjoyed in a slow and gracious Southern style.

This six-day tour starts in Savannah, GA (one night), and travels south to visit St. Simons Island (two nights) and Jekyll Island (two nights).

Highlights

  • Join us on relaxing bike rides through canopies of live oak trees adorned with Spanish moss and resurrection ferns
  • Treasure the 50+ miles of paved bicycle paths on St. Simons and Jekyll Islands, leading to hidden maritime forests, traveling above marsh and sand dunes and along ocean and rivers
  • Enjoy a totally unique narrated tour of Savannah... on a bicycle built for 15! (see video clip on right)
  • Private cruise on a real shrimp trawler. Watch the crew haul in the nets and then explain their catch to us
  • Cycle through history, past British forts and plantations from the 18th Century, through cities that were miraculously spared from destruction in the Civil War, and along roads that were routes to freedom from slavery
  • Visit the resident loggerhead sea turtles at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center
  • Kayak on the Marshes of Glynn, an area immortalized by Georgia poet Sidney Lanier
  • Eat fresh local seafood, from boat to table – it's shrimply the best!
  • Relax on a private tram tour of the National Historic Landmark District of Jekyll Island
  • Enjoy the April flowers in full bloom, including gardenias, dogwoods, wisteria, and luscious pink azaleas
  • Walk around Savannah with your favorite beverage “to go”
  • Treat yourself to the ultimate in gracious living at the exclusive Jekyll Island Club, a.k.a. the “Millionaires Club”
  • See where famous movies were filmed, including: Forrest Gump; Glory; and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

What's included?

  • 6 full days of cycling and/or activities
  • 5 nights of lodging
  • Rental bike & helmet (or bring your own)
  • 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • The services of 2-3 professional bike tour guides
  • Full van support throughout your stay
  • Daily route notes & maps, Great Bike Tours T-shirt & water bottle
  • Private narrated tour of Savannah on a 15-passenger bike
  • Admission to Wormsloe Historic Site, Fort Frederica, and the Georgia Sea Turtle Center
  • Tram tour of the historic district of St. Simons Island
  • Private cruise on a shrimp trawler
  • Pickup & Drop-off at Savannah airport
  • Easy cycling (flat riding, 20-40 miles per day)

Extend your stay

Extend your vacation by including a visit to the 81st Annual Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens, the Savannah Music Festival, or the 2016 Masters Golf Tournament

Y'all come join us this April in the Golden Isles of Georgia. Since our 2016 tours sold out so quickly, we recommend that you contact us soon to book your 2017 Georgia bike tour.