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Historic North Florida Bike Tour

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Verlaat de gebaande paden en fiets van kust naar kust door de historische steden en het platteland van Noord-Florida. Ontdek steden die dateren uit de 19e eeuw, toen Florida nog een wild ongetemd land van bossen en meren was. Verken de 450 jaar oude stad St-Augustine en geniet van lokaal geproduceerde ambachtelijke bieren en zelfgemaakte ijsjes. En geniet van de zuidelijke cuisine met traditioneel klaargemaakte meerval en hushpuppies, en gastronomische schotels met verse zeebaars, garnalen en meer. Fiets over een aantal van Florida's “rail trails fietspaden”, ver weg van de drukte van het verkeer. Ontdek dat Florida meer is dan Disney en Miami.

Racefiets
6 dagen
298 km / 185 mi
$ 3,295.- / € 3,157.-
  • Geniet van vers gevangen vis.
  • Wandel over de wallen rondom Castillo de San Marco.
  • Struin langs de antiekwinkels van het historische Micanopy.
  • Fiets over het Rail Trails fietspad
  • Geniet van in Florida gebrouwen ambachtelijke bieren
  • Deposit 25%

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Details

Type
Racefiets
Duur
6 dagen
Niveau
Gemakkelijk = ongetraind, normale conditie
Gemiddeld = u fietst vaker, goede conditie
Uitdagend = ervaren, uitstekende conditie
Gemakkelijk
Soort
Groepstour = met meefietsende gids
Individueel = met routes en kaarten
Met gids
Afstand per dag
40-60 km / 25-37 mi
Afstand totaal
298 km / 185 mi
Verblijf
Luxe = 4-5 sterren hotel of luxe B&B
Basis = 1-2 sterren hotel/motel of B&B
Camping = tent, sporthal of campus
Luxe, volpension
Bagagevervoer
Dagelijks bagagevervoer
Fiets
Inbegrepen
Data
10 apr 2022 - 15 apr 2022
18 sep 2022 - 23 sep 2022
09 okt 2022 - 14 okt 2022
26 mrt 2023 - 31 mrt 2023
23 apr 2023 - 28 apr 2023
24 sep 2023 - 29 sep 2023
15 okt 2023 - 20 okt 2023
Start
Gainesville
Finish
Gainesville
Vliegveld bij start
Gainesville, Florida (GNV)
Vliegveld bij eindpunt
Gainesville, Florida (GNV)

Prijzen *Please note the prices are subject to change depending availability*

Prijs per persoon / please note the prices are subject to change depending availability
De tour prijs per person
$ 3,295.-
1-pers. toeslag
Wanneer je alleen reist wordt een eenpersoonstoeslag gerekend. Bij sommige groeps tours kun je de eenpersoonstoeslag vermijden door een kamer te delen met een andere deelnemer.
$ 650.-

Routebeschrijving

Inclusief / Niet Inclusief – lodging


Day 1: Meet in Gainesville, warm up ride to Steinhatchee Falls.

Your group will meet at Gainesville Regional Airport around lunch time, then shuttle to Steinhatchee, a fishing port on the Gulf Coast of Florida. We'll get the bikes fitted and enjoy a warmup ride to Steinhatchee Falls and Rise, including a ride on one of Florida's renowned limestone roads. Later we welcome everyone with a great seafood dinner at one of Steinhatchee's better restaurants.
Cycling: 18 mi / 29 km, Terrain: flat, Meals: D

Day 2: Cycle through pine forests and small rural towns, bike the Nature Coast Rail Trail.

We will head out for a local breakfast, then cycle through parts of the Steinhatchee Wildlife Management Area along quiet backroads. Reaching Cross City we pick up the Nature Coast Rail Trail, a beautifully paved bike route that keeps us off the highways and roads for most of the rest of our ride today. The ride takes us through farmlands, small towns and forests to Old Town, where it crosses the Suwannee River on an old trestle bridge. Reaching Fanning Springs we turn south for a bit, then back across the Suwannee to our motel for the night, simple lodging with a magnificent riverfront location. Small town charm and southern cooking highlights our dinner choice to tonight.
Cycling: 40 mi / 64 km, Terrain: flat, Meals: B L D

Day 3: Bike the Nature Coast Trail, through horse farm country, bed down in historic Micanopy.

We will bike to breakfast in Fanning Springs, before continuing along the Nature Coast Trail to the old rail station in Trenton. From Trenton we ride south towards the horse farm region of Florida, considered to be the Horse Capital of the World and renowned for its thoroughbreds. We only pass through a small slice of this massive region enroute to historic Micanopy. This afternoon wander the main street of Micanopy, poking around in antique dealers, art galleries and bric-a-brac shops, before relaxing in our 1850's era Bed & Breakfast. And no trip to Florida is complete without at least one BBQ dinner and the diminutive cafe you enjoy tonight is ranked in the Top 5 in all of barbecue joints in Florida. We will also enjoy a tasting of the excellent craft beers from several breweries in Gainesville.
Cycling: 43 mi / 69 km, Terrain: flat few small hills, Meals: B L D

Day 4: Visit Majorie Kenning Rawlins home, bike to the St John River, enjoy historical Inn.

The boomers among us may recall a story and film - The Yearling by Majorie Kinnan Rawlings, set in 1870s Florida, today we cycle past her home in Cross Creek, the area that inspired the book. Nowadays, a small fishing town, Cross Creek itself connects two large lakes (Orange & Lochloosa), we'll stop for a quick look at her house before cycling through this region dotted with numerous small lakes and ponds. We'll check out a bit of the ill-fated Cross Florida Barge Canal before reaching Palatka, our stop for the night. Palatka sits on the banks of the St John River one of the few rivers in the world that flows south to north. As we are getting closer to the Atlantic coast, seafood is again on the menu.
Cycling: 54 mi / 86 km, Terrain: flat few small hills, Meals: B L D

Day 5: Ride the Palatka Rail Trail to the Atlantic Ocean, walk the streets of 450 year old St Augustine

After breakfast we pick up another of the Florida Rail Trails, taking us first across the St John's River on Memorial Bridge and then through the pine forests and sandy dunes of coastal Florida towards St Augustine. Unfortunately it is not completed all the way yet, you will will pop out onto the local roads and finish our ride into St Augustine. St Augustine is America's oldest continually inhabited city, founded by Spanish explorers in 1565. Your short 30 miles of flat cycling will give you lots of time to explore this picturesque city. Perhaps explore the historic district, limited to foot traffic only, stroll the ramparts of the 350 year old Castillo de San Marcos or just sit on the balcony of our bed & breakfast in the historic district and people watch. Our final dinner will be a short stroll away, where ocean fresh seafood meets traditional southern cooking, plus maybe a few craft beers from the local microbreweries.
Cycling: 30 mi / 48 km, Terrain: flat, Meals: B L D

Day 6: Return to Gainesville Airport for your flights home.

Our cycling holiday must come to an end today. We will shuttle back to the Gainesville Airport in our vans, one last chance to enjoy the scenery through which you pedaled for the last few days. See ya'll later.
Meals: B

Rendezvous
Tour meets in Gainesville, FL (GNV), fly in before 1 pm on Day 1.
Tour ends in Gainesville, FL (GNV), fly out after 1 pm on Day 6.

* Tourbeschrijvingen kunnen onderhevig zijn aan verandering en aanpassingen afhankelijk van de groep, beschikbare accommodaties en andere onvoorziene omstandigheden, waaronder het weer, bosbranden, overstromingen, orkanen, aardverschuivingen en/of andere natuurverschijnselen.
Gebruik deze beschrijving als overzicht van wat je kunt verwachten.

Tour level explained:

3 to 5 hours of cycling, hiking or paddling in flat terrain or smaller hills. These trips are great if you are: a healthy active adult, a budding outdoor enthusiast, a weekend warrior or curious traveler. They can also be enjoyed by intermediate level adventurers, even hard core cyclists looking to relax a bit.

Inclusief:

Ophalen en wegbrengen vanaf het vliegveld in Gainesville
Fietshuur
Overnachtingen in lodges, ensuite kamer, tweepersoonskamer
Dagelijks ontbijt. lunch, snacks*
Diners*
Onbeperkt water
Bagage vervoer
Entree tickets
* als beschreven in de dag tot dag.

Niet inclusief:

Vliegtickets naar de tour start
Nacht na de tour
Fooi voor de gidsen

Overnachtingen

Steinhatchee Landing – Steinhatchee
Suwannee Gables Marina - Old Town
Herlong Mansion – Micanopy
Grand Gables Inn – Palatka
St George Inn - St Augustine

Kaart & Routes

Kaart
Satelliet

Fiets

We provides Specialized Allez, a lightweight, sport road bike.
As a safe health measure, guests are asked to bring their own helmets and waterbottles for cycling.

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