October 12-18, 2018

Discover Florida’s Atlantic Coast, One Lighthouse at a Time

Activity Level: Easy / Moderate | Daily Mileage: 24-45 mi | Daily Biking: 3-5 hr | Small Groups: 20

Lighthouse Tour

7 DAYS 

$2,250

Single Supplement $550

Reserve your spot with a 50% deposit with the final payment due 30 days prior to tour start date. Deposits are fully refundable less a $50 administration fee.

OVERVIEW:

Come ride with us on our inaugural 6 day and 6 night Lighthouse Tour as we visit New Smyrna Beach, St. Augustine and Fernandina Beach. We will see America's second tallest lighthouse in Ponce Inlet and discover the Sugar Mill Ruins with their traditional coquina construction.

We'll ride through historic St. Augustine where we will visit the stunning Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States. Next, we'll ride to the "haunted" St. Augustine lighthouse. Many have reported hearing eerie footsteps and seeing shadowy figures on the stairs, you will have the opportunity to find out for yourselves if the rumors are true.

From there we'll head to Fernandina Beach where we will have a guided tour of the Amelia Island Lighthouse.  After that we'll ride out to to the Civil War Era Fort Clinch to explore the grounds and step back in time to a pivotal moment in American history.

Prepare to be blown away by miles of dramatic coastline and fascinating history as we explore Florida's First Coast on Bike Florida's Lighthouse Tour!

WHAT TO EXPECT:

This tour offers options for easy rides throughout the trip. Our Bike Florida van support shuttle is always available for those who need assistance. This vacation is ideal for beginning and casual cyclists.

Average Daily Mileage: 24-45 miles
Average Cycling Time: 3-5 hours

CLIMATE INFORMATION:

Average High/Low Temperature (°F) – St. Augustine
October 74º/56º
Average Precipitation (in.)
October 2.4

What's Included:

  • 6 nights in historic and charming hotels
  • All of your meals: 6 dinners, 6 breakfasts and 5 lunches
  • Daily happy hour after the ride with your choice of beverage and snacks
  • Fully supported ride with SAG vehicle and mechanic
  • 2 guides riding with you daily
  • Marked routes
  • GPX route files available for download
  • Guided tour of Amelia Lighthouse
  • Guided tour of Flagler College
  • Luggage shuttle between hotels
  • 10% discount to any future Bike Florida small group tour

 

Day 1: Check in Day + Warm Up Ride

Day 1: Friday: This is a check in and registration day. But we are also offering a 30-mile ride to Canaveral National Seashore for people who want to show up early and do it.

Meals Provided: Dinner
Lodging: Hampton New Smyrna

Day 2: Ponce Inlet to Sugar Mill Ruins

Day 2:  Saturday: This is a 42 mile ride from the hotel to Ponce Inlet (lighthouse) to Sugar Mill Ruins and back to the hotel. Riders who don’t want to do the whole route will have the option to shuttle back from Sugar Mill.

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Hampton New Smyrna

Day 3: The Loop to St. Augustine Beach

Day 3: Sunday: A 45-mile ride from The Loop to the hotel at St. Augustine Beach.

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Hilton Garden St. Augustine

Day 4: Historic St. Augustine to Vilano Beach

Day 4: Monday: A 28-mile tour of historic St. Augustine with a little loop out to Vilano Beach. 

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging:  Hilton Garden St. Augustine

Day 5: St. Augustine to Jacksonville Beach Pier

Day 5: Tuesday: This is a 35 mile route from the hotel at St. Augustine Beach to the Jacksonville Beach Pier.

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging:  Hilton Garden St. Augustine

Day 6: Fernandina Beach to Amelia Lighthouse

Day 6: Wednesday: A 24 mile tour of historic Fernandina Beach to Amelia Lighthouse to Ft. Clinch.

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Hampton Amelia Island-Historic Harbor Front

Day 7: St. Johns Lighthouse

Day 6: Thursday: 32 miles from Fernandina Beach to American Beach to the Ribalt Club and Kingsley Plantation and then on to the Mayport Ferry and a stop at out final lighthouse stop, the St. Johns Lighthouse.

Meals Provided: Breakfast
Lodging: Hampton Amelia Island-Historic Harbor Front

Note: Trip insurance is available when you register.

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