Starting in St. Augustine, the route is urban/suburban most of the way down the coast through Miami. SR A1A along the ocean is adjacent to multiple aquatic preserves and wildlife refuges. Opportunities to enjoy the beach are plentiful and the county parks often include such amenities as picnic tables, cold water, showers and toilets. South of Jupiter, campgrounds for tenting are almost nonexistent until south of Miami. On the road to Key West the roadways have generous shoulders, though we recommend using the bike paths. Bahia Honda State Park, north of Key West, offers multiple opportunities to enjoy and learn about the reef environment of the Keys. Choose from activities such as snorkeling, windsurfing and visiting the museum exhibits. To create a loop route from Key West, a ferry is available to Fort Myers where it is possible to join the Florida Connector map route and return to Fort Lauderdale. Space is limited on the ferries, so when you make your reservations, be sure to let them know in advance that you have a bike. Click on enlargement for detail.
Current Printed Version: 2012
Reviewed by: A customer from Lascassas Tn USA
Great map great detail. Leaving in March to FL to do this section and then across FL back to St Augustine.
Reviewed by: Linda Bankerd 4/1/10
I was part of a group following this route. It came in handy and is sturdy. I know there is a ton of info to put onto a small space. But we found it neccessary to create cue sheets from the map in order for it to be functional. Also, I wondered at times if there was an alternate, less traffic filled alternative, but did not have easy access to Google maps to see for sure. One member had an iphone, indispensible for scoping out restaurants, bike shops,etc. in a way that the map can never hope to emulate. i would guess that an electronic version is in our near future.