United States·January - February

Florida Suncoast Fully Guided

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Overview

Enjoy yourself on a warm bike tour while the rest of the country is shoveling snow. The fun is not just on 2 wheels as you will have time to walk the beach, kayak the bay, shop famous stores and eat at great local restaurants. This Florida Suncoast beach tour is fully supported and covers everything, except dinners, for 7 days and 6 nights. Our tour price includes, breakfast, lunch, shuttle during the tour, bike jersey, luggage tag, kayak tour, beverages after the ride and special events. You will have two tour guides riding on the trail along with a support vehicle for the entire tour. See our two January/February tours below or send INQUIRY for more information. This tour is sure to be a sell-out so take advantage of the early bird pricing.

Hosts

You hosts will be Luke Harris, the owner of Crossroads Bike Tours and his two friends, Dennis Scherschel and Mark Hofeditz

Luke Harris

Luke Harris

Dennis, Luke and Mark

Dennis, Luke and Mark

Schedule

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DAY 1

Day 1

Travel day to Clearwater Beach, FL.  Hotel – Residence Inn, 309 Coronado Drive, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767.  Tampa Airport (TPA) is a 40 minute drive by Taxi/Uber.  We will meet at 7:30pm for a group welcoming and bike fitting.

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DAY 2

Day 2

We will start at 8:30 to ride the Southern Section of Pinellas trail and then back to Clearwater Beach.  This ride moves from Clearwater Beach to Largo to St. Petersburg and then back to our hotel for a 30 mile ride.  Lunch on the beach Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill, across the street by hotel taking in the great view of the surf. – Free afternoon to stay on the beach, go to Aquarium or shop.  Group dinner in evening at a great restaurant near by.  

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DAY 3

Day 3

Today we ride the northern section of Pinellas Trail traveling 36 miles.  We start at our Hotel and travel north to Tarpon Springs, then turn around and head back to Dunedin, for lunch right on the trail.  While in Dunedin we will do a few beer tastings and stroll the shops.  We ride our bikes back to our Hotel to enjoy a free mid-afternoon followed by a group dinner at a great Seafood restaurant

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DAY 4

Day 4

Time to leave Clearwater Beach, we check out and leave at 8:00an and drive to Fort Desoto where we will ride their beautiful bike trials around this old Fort that protected Tampa Bay from Pirates and other countries.  We will ride around this park for 18 miles and walk the grounds of this Fort and beach before heading to lunch then off to Sarasota.  Group dinner tonight at the famous St. Armand’s Circle – Venezia Italian Restaurant

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DAY 5

Day 5

Fun day riding the Legacy Trail from Sarasota to Venice for a 27 or 54 mile day of riding  We will have a great ride over lagoons, lakes and pass Alligator crossing signs along the way.  Then in Venice we will travel to the beach for Lunch at Sharky’s on the Pier.  After lunch plan on walking this “Black Beach” and try your hand at finding fossilized shark teeth or fishing off the pier.  Then head back by bike or van back to Sarasota.  Group dinner tonight at Shore at St. Armand’s Circle

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DAY 6

Day 6

Time to trade in your bike for a paddle as we do a Kayak Tour of the Sarasota Bay.  We will be taught how to kayak and then go into the bay for a 2-hour tour.  We tour through exotic Mangrove tunnels and in the bay hope for manatee and dolphin sightings as well as birds, star fish and some great seashells.  Then we ride our bikes to a great lunch at Old Salty Dog before having the afternoon to relax by the beach or shop at St. Armand’s Circle.  Our final group dinner tonight at the St. Armand’s Circle – the famous Columbia Restaurant.

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DAY 7

Day 7

Our final day in Florida.  We get up early to ride 22 miles along the bike path on Lido Key, crossing several bridges from island to island then head back to hotel to shower, pack, have a late breakfast and checkout by 11am.  We then pack the van and head back to the Tampa Airport by 1:00pm or the Residence Inn to pick up your car.

What's Included

What's Included

Lodging w/ breakfast at hotel

Lunch at great local restaurants

Shuttle during the 7 days of the tour

Detailed map of each day’s route and activities

Guides riding with tour and the last guest to ensure safety

Support & Gear Van stationed throughout the tour

Luggage Tags

Luggage Transfers

Dinner reservations for entire group – participation is optional – guest pay

Florida Tour themed bike Jersey

Beverages after the ride

Transportation back to Tampa Airport or Clearwater Beach Hotel to pick up your vehicle

Suggested Packing List

Transportation to Residence Inn – Clearwater Beach, FL before trip begins– Nearest Airport is Tampa (TPA) then taxi/uber to hotel

Bike Rentals

Extra night’s reservations – We can provide them for you – based on availability

Parking at Hotel for guests with vehicles

Tickets

Double Occupancy - One Bed

Regular price $2950 - 2 people in room - one bed

Double Occupancy - 2 beds

Regular price $2,950 - 2 people in room - 2 bed

Single Occupancy

Regular price - $4,150 - One person - 1 bed

Trip Tips

Difficulty Level

Difficulty Level

Difficulty Level: easy to intermediate These trails are all paved trails with smooth surfaces. We will ride from 18-35 miles per day with 5 riding days on this tour. The trails are flat with some occasional bridges to crossover roads and water. Support vehicle will provide drinks and snacks on the route. This ride is very casual to enjoy the scenery as well as the warm weather. This tour is designed for all biking levels.

Suggested bicycle and tires

Suggested bicycle and tires

Any bike will work on these trails - touring bikes, road bikes, mountain bikes, trikes or hybrids. do not bring a bike with skinny tires to ride this trail. You will not enjoy it as much!

Getting here

Getting here

If you are flying, you fly in and out of the Tampa International Airport (TPA), arrive no later than 4:00pm and plan to depart no earlier than 3:00pm the last day of the tour. If you are driving, meet us at the Residence Inn, Clearwater Beach. You can leave your car here for the entire tour.

Add Ons

Hybrid Bike Rental

Hybrid bike for the entire tour

PRICE$300.00/pp

E-bike Rental

Electric Bike Rental for the entire week of the tour

PRICE$525.00/pp

Hotel Parking for Personal Vehicle

Parking in Residence Inn Clearwater Beach covered parking garage for 7 days of tour

PRICE$150.00/pp

Extra Night Hotel Stay Before Residence Inn Clearwater Beach

Stay a day or two before or after the tour - Includes all taxes

PRICE$350.00/pp

Extra Night Hotel Stay After Residence Inn Clearwater Beach

PRICE$350.00/pp

You'll Be Staying Here

Residence Inn - Clearwater Beach

Residence Inn - Clearwater Beach

Imagine warm ocean breezes and pristine white sands – we’ve got you covered at Residence Inn Clearwater Beach. Our all-new Clearwater Beach hotel on the water features cutting-edge designs that give way to soft natural lighting and stunning views, while warm wood tones and coastal decor ready you for a relaxing coastal getaway. 

Holiday Inn - Lido Beach - Sarasota

Holiday Inn - Lido Beach - Sarasota

Welcome to Sarasota and scenic Lido Beach, a picturesque barrier island ringed in white sands and aquamarine water. We’re an island hub of art, natural beauty, and entertainment. Be there, close to it all, at one of the top Lido Beach hotels 

FAQs

January 29 – February 4, 2023

February 5 – February 11, 2023

Residence Inn – Clearwater Beach and Holiday Inn Lido Key, Sarasota

We meet at 7:30pm at the Residence Inn – Clearwater Beach, 308 Coronado Drive, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Taxi or Uber is the best way to get to the hotel

Yes – they would pay the same price as riding guest.  They could join us for lunch and ride along in the support vehicle or stay around the hotel while we are away.

It is winter but it is also Florida. Temperatures are typically in the 50—70 range. Check the forecast before leaving and pack accordingly but you can forget the snow shovel!!

We will be riding paved surfaces so bring whatever bike you like to ride.  One bike minimum as space is limited.

Yes we have hybrid and e-bike rentals available for the week.  See the Extras for the pricing and types of bikes to rent.

No problem.  Ship it to the hotel, they will hold your bike for you.  Please notify us prior to shipping so we can ensure the hotel knows it is arriving.

We will ride 18 – 36 miles per day.  Flat trails with an occasional bridge over traffic or water.  We don't ride too hard, we provide time for you to enjoy these beautiful beaches, remember, you are on vacation!

Yes.  You will be in walking distance to boat rides, aquariums, famous shopping areas and many beachside restaurants and bars.  In addition, we have a kayak tour planned for day 6.

Your car will be parked at the Residence Inn in Clearwater for the entire seven days during the tour.  This is a secured covered parking garage inside the hotel.  The added cost for parking is $150 for the entire week. 


We will transport you from Sarasota to the Tampa Airport with arrival around 1:00pm.  Do not plan on departing Tampa before 3pm.

If you have driven your vehicle, we will drop you back at the Residence Inn in Clearwater Beach for you to pick up your car in their secured covered parking garage.

Dates

January 29 - February 4 2023

FROM$2750/pp

February 5 - 11 2023

FROM$2750/pp

Florida Suncoast Fully Guided

United States· January - February· 6 nights

FROM$2750