Saturday, November 12, 2016

The Best Bike Trails of Sanibel Island, Florida!

Sanibel Island, Florida

Florida is a major destination for me as well as many of you!  We love the beautiful weather, beaches, views and attractions.  Next time you are traveling to South Florida, bring your bikes and head over to Sanibel Island!  Sanibel Island only has a population of about 6000 people.  The entire city is incorporated, and because of easy causeway access, it has become one of the more popular tourist destinations in the area!  Between the wildlife refuges, beaches, and bike trails, there is a lot to see.  Here are just a few of the top bike trails that you should consider if you want to enjoy all that Florida has to offer!

How Do You Get There?

One of the easiest way to get to Sanibel Island is to head over to Naples or Forty Myers.  It is actually right off the coast of Cape Coral, adjacent to Pine Island.  When you are riding your bike, there are certain areas where you can see the water of the Pine Island sound aquatic preserve.  You can also catch glimpses of St. James city depending upon where you decide to ride.

What Are The Best Bike Trails?

What is unique about this 17 mile island is that there are multiple bike trails.  This includes the Causeway, the bike ride down Periwinkle Way, and another that goes down Rabbit Road which is a lot of fun!  Additional bike rides include Casa Ybel Road which will take you from the Middle Gulf to the West Gulf, going right through Periwinkle.  You can also take a side trail where you can ride on Casa Ybel through a weeded area, leading to the Gulfside Park Preserve Nature Trail.  After taking a breather there, you can had over to Tarpon Bay Road which will take you down to the beach, a beautiful place to spend the afternoon!

Additional Bike Trails

A couple other popular trails will take you out to Captiva Island, but you need to know there are no designated trials.  Cyclists are welcome to come, however, and it is a great way to end your day watching sunsets!   The following day you might want to go down Middle Gulf Drive which will take you past wooded areas and condominium developments.  Finally, end your ride by going up West Gulf Drive which will give you access to quiet beaches.  From here, head over to Rabbit Road to head back North again.

If you have never been here before, it's definitely a great place to spend the weekend.  You could probably do all of the trails in a single day, but it is nice to take your time around this tiny island on the Gulf of Mexico!   You will certainly be glad that you took the time to visit some of the most beautiful bike trails in the United States!
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