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Georgia & Florida: Jekyll Island & St. Augustine
Explore the islands and cultures of Georgia and Florida on one diverse bike trip. From the grand cottages of Jekyll Island and historic Amelia Island to the rich heritage of St. Augustine, you’ll ride scenic shore roads, weaving your way along sweeping coasts and scenic estuaries. Along the way, stop to kayak in pristine salt marshes teeming with birdlife. Learn about the St. Augustine Lighthouse on guided tour and climb the 219 steps to reach the top of the lighthouse for stunning and splendid views. Embark a sunset sail on the Schooner Freedom. And glimpse the rural side of Florida during a leisurely spin among farming communities along the St. John’s River. When you join VBT, you’ll discover the most enriching way to bike Florida and Georgia.
- Cycle past the sprawling beaches, grand “cottages” and historic ruins of Jekyll Island
- Navigate your kayak through a salt marsh preserve in search of eagles, otters, and dolphins
- Visit the scene-stealing St. Augustine Lighthouse and the nearby pristine four-mile beach of Anastasia State Park
- Embark a sunset cruise on the Schooner Freedom, a fine testament to Civil War blockade runners
- Cycle the farmlands of St. John’s County, pedaling past potato and cabbage fields, small farming communities and the tranquil St. John’s River
What to Expect
This tour offers riding on bike paths and roadways alongside vehicular traffic. In many cases, roadways have marked bike lanes. We have chosen quieter options where possible. Scenic A1A is busier but accustomed to cyclists. There are no hills or dirt roads (except for some short dirt driveways to access some sites). Of course, your VBT support vehicle is always available for those who would like assistance or wish for a shorter ride option.
- Daily Mileage: 5 - 26 miles|
- Biking: 1 - 4 hours|
- Group Size: 20
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|5 nights in a historic resort and hotel|
|11 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners|
|Transportation from Jacksonville International Airport to Jekyll Island|
|Transportation from St. Augustine to Jacksonville International Airport|
Accommodations (May vary depending on departure date. )
Jekyll Island Club Resort
A member of the Historic Hotels of America and the centerpiece of Jekyll Island’s historical district, the Queen Anne-style Jekyll Island Club recalls the grand days of the Industrial Age when elite businessmen built their “cottages” far from city life. Gracious, sprawling and recognizable by its iconic Victorian turret, rich history blends with modern comfort on lush grounds. At this island resort, dine in the grand dining room or on the casual pier. Your warm and comfortable room in the main building offers all the amenities and convenience you could need, including in-room WiFi and air conditioning.
Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront
This boutique-style hotel is an architectural salute to the rich Spanish traditions of St. Augustine. Its interconnected cottage-style buildings feature tiled roofs and wooden balconies.The air-conditioned hotel comprises 19 different buildings set around an inner courtyard and connected by an interior corridor. All of St. Augustine is right outside your door, from the historic Spanish Quarter to the Castillo de San Marcos. Guest rooms include a coffee maker, mini-refrigerator, and a spacious desk with two phones and voicemail. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.
This was our first VBT trip and we found it perfect for our “beginner “ level. Loved Jekyll Island especially! The trip leaders were exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable! Highly recommend!
Florida’s Historic Coast
What a lovely trip! This was my first VBT trip, and it certainly did not disappoint. Everything went off without a hitch due to all the planning of the VBT staff and our great guides. Wonderful accommodations and delightful bike rides through both scenic areas as well as historic city sections, with options for shorter or longer rides. All the guests on the trip were friendly and helpful. Good people in the great outdoors; who could ask for better.
Florida’s Historic Coast
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