Florida Connector Bicycle Route

St. Augustine, Florida - Key West, Florida (530 miles)

  • 2 pages
  • Adventure Cycling Association
  • 978-0-935108-78-1
  • Mar 1, 2012

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The Florida peninsula is honeycombed by underground springs which have caused numerous sink holes. Some of these "sinks" get to be fairly large. For example, Thrill Hill Rd. passes in and out of a 100-foot deep sink hole north of Mount Dora.

Disney World is located south of Oakland and Winter Garden. Many campgrounds and motels offer shuttle service into Disney World, which would be the best way to reach this fun spot. Ranches, open scrub, and grassland near Wauchula and Arcadia lead to a (slightly) downhill ride along the tea-colored Peace River. The route is rural and well away from tourist corridors from north of Cape Coral through Ft. Myers to Ft. Lauderdale.

Florida's west coast is often swampy and ringed with low-lying mangrove jungles. The route skirts the southern banks of Lake Okeechobee and access is available to ride around it on a path built by the Corps of Engineers. Historic Ft. Myers, a transportation center and access point to the famous Everglades, serves as a pivot point of the route with its ferry services.

Adventure Cycling maps are created by cyclists, for cyclists, and they are some of the best available for those in search of discovery and adventure in North America. The maps reflect the association's research as well as suggestions from thousands of cyclists who have explored the Adventure Cycling Route Network. Adventure Cycling develops the best cross-country, loop, coastal, and inland cycling routes available, with turn-by-turn directions, detailed navigational instructions for the tricky sections, and elevation profiles in the high country.

The maps are waterproof and designed to fit in a handlebar-bag window or jersey pocket. The maps provide information specifically for cyclists: the location of bike shops, sources for food and water, and listings of overnight accommodations including camping facilities, small hotels, and cyclists-only lodging.


  • 2 pages
  • Adventure Cycling Association
  • 978-0-935108-78-1
  • Mar 1, 2012

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