February 4, 2013
We recently kicked off our 2013 guided tours in the first week of January with the Florida Keys Winter Escape. Over the course of 11 days, this group of sixteen self-contained cyclists pedaled from Hollywood, Florida, to Key West, acclaimed margarita capital and southern-most point of the continental United States. From Key West, the group traveled to Fort Myers by ferry, then pedaled back across the state through the communities of LaBelle and South Bay to complete a loop of Southern Florida.
Along the way, the group took in opportunities for snorkeling, a kayak tour in the Everglades, a fresh beachside seafood feast, and other memorable moments. From the comments we've heard so far and pictures we've seen, it looks like it was quite an adventure and a pleasant respite from the cold, blustery weather of the north.
Here are some nice comments about the tour from some members of the group:
"The Everglades tour was an exciting off the bike experience and the opportunity to go snorkeling on the coral reefs was great. There was plenty of exploring to do on the shorter mileage days." - 2013 Tour Participant
"The daily rides were a lot of fun through great scenery. The tour leaders were great, very professional and always on top of things." - 2013 Tour Participant
If you're interested in taking the Florida Keys self-contained tour, there are still spaces available on the fall trip:
Florida Keys, November 9 - 19, 2013
Or, if you're looking for other guided cycling tours in the beautiful Southeastern U.S., here are some great trips to consider:
UGRR: North to Niagara - Van, April 14 - May 24, 2013
Southern Sampler, May 11 - 22, 2013
Southern Tier, September 14 - November 17, 2013
If you have any questions about any of our guided tours, please don't hesitate to contact our office at 1-800-755-2453 ext 3. We're here to help!
Photos by Phillip Cook, Adventure Cycling member and 2013 Florida Keys Winter Escape tour participant
ON THE ROAD is written by the tours team -- Mo, Paul, Madeline, and Arlen -- tours specialists and intrepid bicyclists, covering all things related to Adventure Cycling's tours Department. Check out our 2013 Tours!