From the Keys to Lake Okeechobee, here are the best South Florida bike trails.
I’ve been tracking down bike trails in South Florida for the last 30 years, however, and while the number of trails is limited, some of them are as scenic, historic and downright fun as you can find. They’re good for visitors to South Florida, who can rent bikes at many locations, and some are safe enough for families.
For years, my husband and I have strapped our bikes to our car and headed out on weekends to explore South Florida by bike. We are recreational bicyclists, not athletes or 50-milers. The ideal bike ride for me is somewhere between 5 and 15 miles long. I like trails that eliminate the worries and dangers of vehicles, and I like to bicycle places where there is scenery to enjoy, maybe stops to make along the way.
My favorite spots range from the Keys to the Everglades and include trails through wild areas as well as historic communities we’ve enjoyed exploring.