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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Top 5 Adventures in Florida, Biking the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop

Co-founders of the non-profit Bike Florida, Linda Crider and Herb Hiller have spent the past 30 years leading the Florida biking movement. This past October, they launched their first long-distance bike tour, a 260-mile weeklong jaunt that starts and ends in Palatka on the St. John’s River. You’ll cruise on backroads to America’s oldest city, Saint Augustine, the Merritt Island and Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuges, state parks, and along the Atlantic Ocean, with numerous beaches to stop and rest. All tours are fully supported with luggage-carrying vehicles, on-road guides, maps, overnights in B&Bs, breakfasts, dinners, and naturalist-led programs. Hiller is a longtime travel writer who specializes in Florida, so few no this state better than him. Cost is $1250 per person and the tours are available fall, winter, and spring.
 


Posted by Steve Jermanok on 01/21/10 at 02:00 PM
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Let me get this straight. One has to actually pay for this torture? I would think they should be rewarded for biking 50 miles a day.

Picture of JIM Comment by JIM
on 01/21/10 at 10:38 PM
 


You get to pamper yourself at night at the B&Bs;. Plus, it's over a week, so it works out to be more like 30-40 miles a day.

Picture of Steve Jermanok Comment by Steve Jermanok
on 01/21/10 at 10:48 PM
 


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