The Florida Keys

January 9-14, 2022
January 16-21, 2022

(Our 2021 Florida tours were canceled due to COVID-19)

The Everglades, Florida Keys, and Key West

Turquoise water, towering palms, and warm ocean breezes. Imagine yourself whisked away to this tropical paradise where you can indulge your mind, body, and spirit. The Florida Keys is that place. So kick off your shoes and come join us next January. We have everything you could possibly want for a laid-back vacation – the only thing missing is you!

Perfect Weather for January

It seems the Florida Keys weather is always better than elsewhere, and that’s part of the reason why people love it here. With an air temperature in the upper 70s and water temperature in the low 70s, January is the perfect time to bike the Florida Keys.

Official Promo Video

Map of our Cycling Route

Florida Bike Tour Map

2022 Tour Dates

Rave Reviews

Best trip ever! Very organized, great energy, amazing food, and best of all amazing guides. If you have the chance, sign up today! Abbey H.

Tour Cost

$3,245 per person
(based on double occupancy)
Single supplement of +$1,000

Level of Difficulty

Very easy – 15-35 miles per day, flat terrain, tailwinds, lots of bike paths. Cycle at your own pace. Get a lift in the van whenever you like. E-bikes available (limited supply)

Highlights

  • Cycle through Everglades National Park on a 15-mile paved biking path (no cars allowed), enjoying the quiet beauty of the sawgrass prairies of this UNESCO World Heritage Area
  • Experience one of the “Five Great Tailwind Rides” of the world (Bicycling Magazine), as we head towards Key West on the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail, a multi-use paved path that skips across dozens of islands and sails over the water
  • Stay at three gorgeous waterfront resorts featuring heated outdoor pools & Jacuzzi’s, spa treatments, tiki bars, hammocks, beach cafés, yoga on the beach, and water-sports rentals
  • Delicious outdoor meals at tiki huts & cafés set in the fine white sand (think palm trees, warm ocean breezes, and tiki torches)
  • Private guided kayak eco-tour through John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, the first undersea park in the U.S.
Highlights (continued)
  • Guided tour of the non-profit Turtle Hospital, the only veterinary hospital in the world for rehabilitating injured sea turtles, and returning them to the wild
  • Private guided tour of the non-profit Dolphin Research Center (swimming with the dolphins is extra)
  • Great wildlife, including manatees, alligators, large wading birds, giant tarpon fish, bottlenose dolphins, sea lions, iguanas, loggerhead sea turtles, manta rays, and roosters
  • Two full days in Key West, the eclectic town that Ernest Hemmingway described as “the best place I’ve ever been anytime, anywhere.”
  • Memorable sailing trip aboard a 60-foot schooner, along with bottomless cocktails

Highlights

  • Cycle through Everglades National Park on a 15-mile paved biking path (no cars allowed), enjoying the quiet beauty of the sawgrass prairies of this UNESCO World Heritage Area
  • Experience one of the “Five Great Tailwind Rides” of the world (Bicycling Magazine), as we head towards Key West on the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail, a multi-use paved path that skips across dozens of islands and sails over the water
  • Stay at three gorgeous waterfront resorts featuring heated outdoor pools & Jacuzzi’s, spa treatments, tiki bars, hammocks, beach cafés, yoga on the beach, and water-sports rentals
  • Delicious outdoor meals at tiki huts & cafés set in the fine white sand (think palm trees, warm ocean breezes, and tiki torches)
  • Private guided kayak eco-tour through John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, the first undersea park in the U.S.
  • Guided tour of the non-profit Turtle Hospital, the only veterinary hospital in the world for rehabilitating injured sea turtles, and returning them to the wild
  • Private guided tour of the non-profit Dolphin Research Center (swimming with the dolphins is extra)
  • Great wildlife, including manatees, alligators, large wading birds, giant tarpon fish, bottlenose dolphins, sea lions, iguanas, loggerhead sea turtles, manta rays, and roosters
  • Two full days in Key West, the eclectic town that Ernest Hemmingway described as “the best place I’ve ever been anytime, anywhere.”
  • Memorable sailing trip aboard a 60-foot schooner, along with bottomless cocktails

What's Included?

  • 6 full days of cycling, boat trips, and other activities
  • 5 nights of lodging overlooking the water
  • 10 meals, catering to all dietary needs
  • Free use of our bikes, plus a helmet, rear rack bag, rear safety light + triangle, basic bike computer, water bottle, and T-shirt. E-bikes available
  • Full van support throughout your stay (15-passenger vans, with AC)
  • The services of 2-3 professional bike tour guides
  • Ride with GPS navigation (using your own device) or paper route notes
  • Exclusive GBT activities, including a guided kayak eco-tour through the mangroves and an afternoon sail aboard 60-foot yacht
  • Admission to Everglades National Park, Dolphin Research Center, and Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Hi-speed ferry at end of tour from Key West to Ft. Myers Beach
  • Full access to our online photo gallery with photos/videos from your trip
  • Small group size of 12-18 people (or organize your own private trip)

What's Included?

  • 6 full days of cycling, boat trips, and other activities
  • 5 nights of lodging overlooking the water
  • 10 meals, catering to all dietary needs
  • Free use of our bikes, plus a helmet, rear rack bag, rear safety light + triangle, basic bike computer, water bottle, and T-shirt. E-bikes available
  • Full van support throughout your stay (15-passenger vans, with AC)
  • The services of 2-3 professional bike tour guides
  • Ride with GPS navigation (using your own device) or paper route notes
  • Exclusive GBT activities, including a guided kayak eco-tour through the mangroves and an afternoon sail aboard 60-foot yacht
  • Admission to Everglades National Park, Dolphin Research Center, and Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Hi-speed ferry at end of tour from Key West to Ft. Myers Beach
  • Full access to our online photo gallery with photos/videos from your trip
  • Small group size of 12-18 people (or organize your own private trip)

Multi-activity getaway

We offer a full scope of activities for cyclists and non-cyclists alike. You could spend the whole day trying out all the activities offered by our lodges, or just relax by the pool, take in a massage, and then wander over to their beachside tiki bar. We’ll take you on several exciting eco-tours, including visits to the non-profit Dolphin Research Center and the Turtle Hospital (for rehabilitating injured loggerhead sea turtles). Out on the water we’ll treat you to a sunset sailing excursion on a 65 ft schooner, along with a guided kayak trip through the mangrove mazes of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

Cycle through the Everglades National Park

While many folks explore the Everglades on foot, by airboat or kayak, we’ve opted for a totally unique bike ride on a car-free paved trail. Our ride takes us through a freshwater ecosystem of sawgrass prarie and tree islands, with ample opportunities to observe turtles, wading birds, and the occasional alligator. Prized for its biodiversity, the Everglades is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, right up there with the Grand Canyon and Stonehenge.

Easy flat bike rides with short mileage and tailwinds

The majority of our bike rides will be along the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail, a multi-use paved path along the 106-mile corridor between Key Largo to Key West. The trail closely parallels U.S. Highway 1, which has been federally recognized as a National Scenic highway and an All-American Road. And even better, you can expect a tailwind most of the week! In fact Bicycling magazine recently rated this route as one of the “Five Great Tailwind Rides” of the world.

Cycle through the Everglades National Park

While many folks explore the Everglades on foot, by airboat or kayak, we’ve opted for a totally unique bike ride on a car-free paved trail. Our ride takes us through a freshwater ecosystem of sawgrass prarie and tree islands, with ample opportunities to observe turtles, wading birds, and the occasional alligator. Prized for its biodiversity, the Everglades is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, right up there with the Grand Canyon and Stonehenge.

Explore the tropical turquoise waters

Admire the unspoiled and pristine beaches from your bicycle, or get off your bike and do some power lounging on some of America’s Top Beaches, or even better, jump in with both feet and get wet! The clear warm waters beckon you to explore the 3rd largest coral reef in the world, revealing a Technicolor explosion of tropical fish and calming coral gardens. Take an optional glass-bottomed boat tour of the reef, or float gently on the surface (snorkeling) as you watch the snappers, parrotfish, starfish, tarpon, and schools of silversides swim among colorful corals and sponges. Other optional water-based adventures include parasailing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, and swimming-with-the-dolphins.

Multi-activity getaway

We offer a full scope of activities for cyclists and non-cyclists alike. You could spend the whole day trying out all the activities offered by our lodges, or just relax by the pool, take in a massage, and then wander over to their beachside tiki bar. We’ll take you on several exciting eco-tours, including visits to the non-profit Dolphin Research Center and the Turtle Hospital (for rehabilitating injured loggerhead sea turtles). Out on the water we’ll treat you to a sunset sailing excursion on a 65 ft schooner, along with a guided kayak trip through the mangrove mazes of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

Explore the tropical turquoise waters

Admire the unspoiled and pristine beaches from your bicycle, or get off your bike and do some power lounging on some of America’s Top Beaches, or even better, jump in with both feet and get wet! The clear warm waters beckon you to explore the 3rd largest coral reef in the world, revealing a Technicolor explosion of tropical fish and calming coral gardens. Take an optional glass-bottomed boat tour of the reef, or float gently on the surface (snorkeling) as you watch the snappers, parrotfish, starfish, tarpon, and schools of silversides swim among colorful corals and sponges. Other optional water-based adventures include parasailing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, and swimming-with-the-dolphins.


Deluxe lodging and oceanside dining

Our Florida Keys Bike Tour will offer you an atmosphere of sheer indulgence. We have chosen three special properties beside the azure water for which the area is famous. If you’re looking for some down time, our hotels feature palm-fringed beaches, pools, hammocks, tiki bars, spa treatments, massages, and beachside yoga. Your meals on tour will be events to be remembered. Warm ocean breezes, exotic Caribbean-style drinks, tables & chairs on fine white sand, tiki torches all around… what could be better! This is your chance to try a warm conch fritter, followed by a fresh sea-to-table main course. And to top it off, nothing but Key Lime pie will do.


Deluxe lodging and oceanside dining

Our Florida Keys Bike Tour will offer you an atmosphere of sheer indulgence. We have chosen three special properties beside the azure water for which the area is famous. If you’re looking for some down time, our hotels feature palm-fringed beaches, pools, hammocks, tiki bars, spa treatments, massages, and beachside yoga. Your meals on tour will be events to be remembered. Warm ocean breezes, exotic Caribbean-style drinks, tables & chairs on fine white sand, tiki torches all around… what could be better! This is your chance to try a warm conch fritter, followed by a fresh sea-to-table main course. And to top it off, nothing but Key Lime pie will do.

Visit Iconic Key West

We will finish up the tour with two full days in the iconic town of Key West. This town is hard to describe without actually being there to experience it, but some of the highlights include:

  • Visiting the southernmost point in the continental United States
  • Watching the sunset celebration in Mallory Square
  • Visiting the many art galleries and museums (including the Ernest Hemmingway House and the Butterfly Conservancy)
  • Great restaurants, shopping, cabaret acts & other live shows on Duval Street

Easy flat bike rides with short mileage and tailwinds

The majority of our bike rides will be along the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail, a multi-use paved path along the 106-mile corridor between Key Largo to Key West. The trail closely parallels U.S. Highway 1, which has been federally recognized as a National Scenic highway and an All-American Road. And even better, you can expect a tailwind most of the week! In fact Bicycling magazine recently rated this route as one of the “Five Great Tailwind Rides” of the world.

Visit Iconic Key West

We will finish up the tour with two full days in the iconic town of Key West. This town is hard to describe without actually being there to experience it, but some of the highlights include:

  • Visiting the southernmost point in the continental United States
  • Watching the sunset celebration in Mallory Square
  • Visiting the many art galleries and museums (including the Ernest Hemmingway House and the Butterfly Conservancy)
  • Great restaurants, shopping, cabaret acts & other live shows on Duval Street

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BOOK YOUR TRIP (or request more information)

Escape the cold next winter by joining us in the warm and sunny Florida Keys. This is one of our most popular trips, so please sign up soon for our January 2022 trips.

Great Bike Tours

3282 Mt. Philo Rd,
Charlotte, VT 05445

Have any questions? Contact us!

(802) 777-2009

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BOOK YOUR TRIP (or request more information)

Escape the cold next winter by joining us in the warm and sunny Florida Keys. This is one of our most popular trips, so please sign up soon for our January 2022 trips.

Great Bike Tours

3282 Mt. Philo Rd,
Charlotte, VT 05445

Have any questions? Contact us!

(802) 777-2009

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