Bike Floridafeatures some of the best paved Florida bike trails for easy, recreational biking. Their “Top 10” list emphasizes comfort, serenity, and points-of-interest that are unique to the Sunshine State. Shark Valley, for example, is truly one of the most unusual bike rides you’ll experience. It is a loop trail leading to an observation tower and back. You’ll see lots of alligators, birds and other wildlife up close and personal. The gators usually bask in the sun off to one side, but occasionally one will crawl out to the middle of the trail and simply plunk down. For the brave, just ride around slowly; for the not-so-brave, wait for the next tram to come through and chase it off!
TrailLink by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy describes and rates over 100 bike trails in Florida. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy transforms unused rail corridors into vibrant public places—ensuring a better future for America made possible by trails and the connections they inspire.
East Coast Greenway is a developing trail system, linking many of the major cities of the Eastern Seaboard between Canada and Key West. Nearly 30 percent of the route is already on traffic-free greenways, creating safe, accessible routes for people of all ages and abilities. The ECG fosters healthy lifestyles, empowers sustainable transportation, and promotes tourism.