Highlights of The Sunshine Tour:
From the home of Disney World we head east to the Atlantic.
We’ll pass by Cape Canaveral - and of course Daytona - then
cruise the beauty of A1A along the coast. After a great ride
through the Ocala National Forest we turn north,
then west into
the Panhandle. One day
we’ll experience the dramatic scenery
of Apalachicola National Forest and the Gulf of Mexico,
the next we’ll enjoy the back roads
of North Florida.
We’ll ride by Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge, and see
thoroughbred horse farms, before returning to Orlando
and the end of our unique one-week North
Arrival in Orlando, FL
riders will get together in the evening with our Ride America tour
guide to discuss the exciting week ahead.
Day 1 Sunday Orlando
to St. Augustine - 182 miles
we go, riding out of Orlando this morning east to Cape Canaveral and the
Kennedy Space Center. We turn north to Daytona, then follow
Highway A1A along the Atlantic to St. Augustine.
Circle ride to Deland - 222 miles
great scenic ride today, past the oldest house in the USA and south to
Deland. We turn north through the Ocala National Forest and ride
by Lake George, then across St. Johns River on our way back to St. Augustine.
Tuesday St. Augustine to Tallahassee - 217 miles
up and ride out this morning, up A1A to Jacksonville, before turning
west into the Panhandle. Nice easy cruising, passing by Osceola
National Forest and on to Tallahassee.
Wednesday Circle ride to Apalachicola - 210 miles
quiet back roads riding today, south to Apalachee Bay and the Gulf of
Mexico. We'll follow the coast along St. George Shoal, then turn
north through the Apalachicola National Forest and by Lake Iamonia on
our return to Tallahassee.
Thursday Tallahassee to Ocala - 192 miles
head south this morning, riding through the flatlands and horse farms
of northern Florida. We'll pass by Devils Millhopper Geological
Site, just outside Gainesville, then continue on to Ocala.
Circle ride to Cedar Key - 194 miles
beautiful ride west to the Gulf today, to Crystal River Archaeological
Site and Wacasassa Bay, and a stop at spectacular Cedar Key. This
afternoon we'll ride back roads on our return to Ocala.
Saturday Ocala to Orlando - 107 miles
it's time already to start heading back to Orlando. If you are
flying out, plan your flight departure for after
may from time to time make changes to this
as circumstances require.