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Best Time of Year: April - October

Max alt:  88m

Dist:  479km

Min age:  18

Duration:  5

Orlando Miami by Bike

Bike Adventure

From Orlando to Miami, enjoy a cycling trip like no other riding down some of the best roads the state has to offer, starting from just outside Orlando, the route winds South through the most secluded roads possible towards Sebring before skirting the impressive Okeechobee Lake. You'll then head towards the white sands of the east coast with plenty of time to enjoy the view with not a hill in sight! With miles of flat riding this trip will be the perfect opportunity to stretch your legs and enjoy cycling in the sunshine!


Meeting In Kissimmee, you'll have the chance to gear up and meet the other riders on a introductuctory day before any cycling so an early night and some preperation might be in order! The first day of riding moves due south through a collection of Wildlife Management Areas sticking to the quietest paved roads florida has to offer, keep your eyes peeled for alligators, song birds and other floridian fauna. Day 2 sets off from Sebring straight to Okeechobee where we pick up the Paved cycle path all the way round the Lake, it will be a nice relaxed day to chat and enjoy the trafficless path. Day 3 mainly consists of the arrow straight road from Belle Glade to Boca Raton, a perfect way to avoid the traffic and head towards the coast, fingers crossed for a tailwind! The final day will head all the way down the coast into Miami sticking to the East Coast Greenway, a dedicated cycle way perfect for navigating through the city. We'll enjoy the White sands and blue seas all the way down to Miami before a night to celebrate and reflect on how far you've come. Keep your fingers crossed the weather is good and enjoy the sights on this traverse of the sunshine state.

 


Itinerary

Pre-Event - Arrive in Orlando.
Your chance to prepare, assemble bikes and meet the other participant; we will also provide a pre-event safety briefing.

Day 1 -Kissimmee to Sebring (70miles)

We'll start off due south from Kissimmee towards Lake Wales sticking to the edges of Lake Pierce, we can then have lunch in the town of Lake Wales. We'll then weave down through Babson Park, Frostproof and Avon Park before finishing up in Sebring.

Day 2 - Sebring to Clewiston (100miles)

Its a big day ahead so be sure to have a good breakfast, with plenty of coffee stops it won't be an issue, after a brunch stop in Okeechobee its onto the cycle path around the west coast of the Lake, traffic free riding for miles! We can expect late lunch at Lakeport or Moore Haven so we can take our time and really enjoy the sights along the way.

Day 3 - Clewiston to Boca Raton (70 miles)

We shall stay on the cycle way to Belle Glade before turning onto the 27 all the way into the Boca raton/ Weston Area. 

Day 4 - Boca Raton to Miami (40miles)

The Final day is an easy ride down the seafront into Miami, we'll pass through Fort Lauderdale on our way with a chance to try the white sands and a swim in the sea, with a shorter day expeect an earlier finish with more time to enjoy the sights, sounds and foods Florida has to offer. 


If you have booked your flight for this evening to return home, our event team will assist you with packing your bike and transfer to the airport.

 

Route Map


Accommodation

4 Nights Accommodation is included in your fee. Beginning in Kissammee, we will be in simple hotels throughout the event (including breakfasts). The standard of accommodation will fluctuate throughout the trip - but is designed to be functional - and to enable us to get a good night's sleep - and continue with the challenge. Please note that the first night's accommodation is not included. You will be sharing in twins or triples. If you require a single room then please request this at time of booking (a small supplement will be payable). Upgrades are also available for an extra charge if required.

 

What is a Level 3.0 Cycling Challenge Like?

These rides are typically multi day rides, with medium distances and undulating terrain. Level 3 rides suit riders who ride regularly, and are looking for something challenging but manageable. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 8 hours of cycling with breaks. In the case of a multi day ride, you can expect a slightly lower daily duration - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You should be a competent rider, with regular training outings - both at the weekend and ideally with another session during the week. A 10 week training programme is available for our 3 star rides.

 

How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.0 ‘Bike Ride’?

You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing long bike rides in the countryside of 5 hours + and distances of between 45 - 55 miles . You should be doing regular exercise - with some serious cycle training (at least twice per week in the run up to the event). Your typical comfortable cycling speed will be around 21-23 km/hr on flat and gently undulating terrain, and you should be able to cycle at higher speed for up to 1 hour or 25 km (on a road bike). You may also blend in other types of exercise - but for longer periods of time (ie sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs.) - however cycling is the best preparation (obviously!)

 

Medical Issues

Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.

It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.

 

Visas / Redtape

When travelling abroad you may require a Visa. Please check the Travcour website (www.travcour.com) for up to date Visa information. Here they can advise you on the best action to take. If you require further information please don't hesitate to contact the Café.

 

Included In Trip

Experienced Cycle Leader/First Aider.

Full Vehicle Support and Driver/Mechanic.

Pre-event briefing.

Bed and Breakfast accommodation en-route.

Full buffet breakfasts every day.

 

Excluded From Trip

International Flights to and from start and end of the ride.

First night's accommodation in Kissammee.

Personal insurance cover.

Meals

Bike Hire (if selected)

 

Equipment Required

Bike Items
Road Bike / Hybrid Bike / Mountain Bike (with Touring Tyres) - please call us for guidance on type of bike on a trip by trip basis
Water Bottles (bladder system/cycle water bottles)
Cycling Gloves, Bike Lock, Neck Scarf
Small Rucksack (or small pannier)
Small Holdall (for overnight gear)
Bike rack for rear pannier
Lamps (front and rear, head torch can be worn)
Under Saddle Pouch (recommended - can be used to carry asterik* items)
Duck Tape (small folded piece off the reel)*
Puncture Repair Kit*
Cable Ties*
Bell or Horn on your bike - Louder the better!
2 x Inner Tubes*
Brake Blocks*
Multi-Tool (with allen keys)*
Cleaning Rag*
Oil/Lube*
Spare parts for your bike (spokes, and other specialist parts for your bike)
Oil/Lube Brush (Toothbrush)*
Pump (suitable for your valve type)
Helmet (compulsory)
Cycle Box / Case / Cardboard Box for Transportation (not the huge rigid boxes on point to point rides please!)
Parcel Tape if required to re-box your bike
Spare Tyre

Medikit
Suncream, Plasters, Vaseline
Insect Repellant, Rehydration Salts
Painkillers, Sunbloc

Washkit
Pack Towel (lifesystems recommended), Soap (small bar)
Shampoo (not a full size bottle!)
Toothbrush, Toothpaste

Warm Clothing
Medium Weight Fleece, Lightweight Gloves, Fleece Hat

Cycle / Overnight Clothing
Lycra Cycling Shorts, Cotton Shorts
Long Cycling Trousers (Tights/Tracksuit Bottoms)
Cotton T-Shirts for evening
Short Sleeve Cycling T-Shirts (Dryflo type material) or Cycle Top with rear pockets
Long Sleeve T-Shirt - preferably white for hot sunny destinations
Cycling Shoes (approach shoes suitable)
Sandals / Spare Shoes for after ride
Underwear
1 Set Casual Evening Wear
1 Pair Cotton Trousers

Waterproof Clothing
1 Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (gore-tex, e-vent) - comfortable to cycle in
1 Pair Outer Waterproof Bottoms

Other
Camera, Memory Card
Toilet Roll, Spare Lace
Travel Documents
Visa's (if applicable)
Travel Insurance (compulsory)
Passport

Wallet, Money Belt, Credit Cards, Cash, Local Currency
Sunglasses, Mobile Phone, Penknife
Snacks for Cycling Days (dried fruits, nuts, flapjacks, cereal bars etc)
Sleeping Bag / Silk Liner (please check this on a trip by trip basis - it may be required)

Specialist Items for Long Haul Trips
Mosquito Nets, Specialist Medication (AntiMalaria)
Water Purification Kit, Immodium, Sewing Kit

Important
Make sure you do not ‘over pack’ - bring only what is essential for the trip

A final kit list will be provided in your ‘Final Joining Instructions’ pre-departure

 

Safety Information

By nature all activities contain an element of risk.Your leader will be first aid qualified and will carry the appropriate safety kit for the activity including mobile radios -safety equipment carried will be appropriate to trip. The leader's primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listen to their guidance and instructions.


 

 

Weather

We should catch the start of the summer - and have mild warm and sunny weather. Be prepared for hot and sunny conditions - so be prepared to protect against the sun. Equally however, we could get unlucky! So pack rain jackets and warmer clothes too! Just in case….

 

Notes on Cycling Events

This is our standard range of Cycling Challenges in the UK, Europe and further afield. However, we offer completely tailormade itineraries to your specification. Call us to discuss! Please note that for overseas point to point cycling challenges we can transport soft cases for bike transport - but not hard cases, due to space limitations on board our support vehicles. On all our cycling events, please pack sensibly and bring a reasonably sized soft holdall type bag.

 

Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event


 

 

Guide price

£839

Difficulty
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This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information


 

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