Few regions in the United States pack in as much culture, history, and natural beauty as the Golden Isles of Georgia and this is why you should join us to experience a Jekyll Island. This lovely 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 many wild beaches, barrier islands, and famous marshlands.
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).
One of the highlights of the Golden Isles of Georgia trip is our stay on Jekyll Island.
We have booked accommodations at the Jekyll Island Club Resort. You will be walking in the footsteps of some of the most influential families in recent history – the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, and Pulitzers.
You will get to tour the facility then spend some time cycling over this small barrier island that encompasses 5,700 acres of mostly undisturbed land.
Jekyll Island has some of the best cycling in Georgia with more than 25 miles of high-quality smoothly paved, well maintained bicycle paths. Pedaling along the trail will allow us to discover hidden maritime forests, travel above marsh and sand dunes, and cruise beside ocean and rivers. This nearly pristine barrier island is owned by the State Of Georgia and is fully protected and to be preserved in this manor forever. Development is only permitted on 35% of the island leaving the remaining area untouched for our enjoyment.
While exploring the island by bike there will be many opportunities to stop and experience the local sights and additional activities including: horseback riding through the maritime forest; 63 holes of golf; and a visit to Driftwood Beach. This last location has been rated by TripAdvisor as one of “10 Unique Beaches You Need to See to Believe.”
Upon your return to the hotel you have the opportunity to enjoy all same activities once enjoyed by the “millionaires club”, including croquet, lawn bowling, carriage rides, or a visit to the Hotel’s fitness center, swimming pool, salon & day spa, lending library, three restaurants, two bars, and a pub!
Another great way to spend some time on Jekyll Island is by visiting Georgia Sea Turtle Center. This one of a kind facility in Georgia is dedicated to sea turtle education and rehabilitation. You will get to see their resident loggerhead sea turtles, the most common sea turtle found. After learning out some of the island’s natural resources you can shop the center’s gift shop and find a souvenir to take home that will help support their mission of conservation.
It is always hard to leave Jekyll Island, this small barrier island has so much to offer and enjoy! We hope that you can join us on our next Georgia’s Golden Isles Bike Tour and see for yourself why this place is so magical!