Tour de Palm Beaches

08/01/2013
Riverbend Park
Riverbend Park
Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail
Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail
Palm Beach Bike Trail
Palm Beach Bike Trail

From riding paved oceanfront to off-road marsh tracks, bike-friendly trails crisscross The Palm Beaches, making it easy for you to explore - no matter what comfort or age level. Here are a few favorites:

Riverbend Park

Nearly 10 miles of compacted shell-rock trails at Riverbend Park in Jupiter invite you to see the beauty of untouched, natural Florida. This is a great park for you to catch a glimpse of birds, alligators, bobcats, otters, deer and other local wildlife. Riverbend Park also offers a bit of history, as it is located at the site of the Second Seminole Indian War and part of Florida's Ocean-to-Lake Trail. Also located along the pathways are original Indian River orange groves from more than 100 years ago and remnants of a bridge used by the military in the 1800s. Bikes are available for rent for a few hours or the day, Thursday through Monday. Make your reservation today.

Lake Okeechobee

Designated as a segment of the Florida National Scenic Trail, the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST) provides breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding agricultural lands. Explore the 110-mile trip around the entire Lake by mountain bike with its mix of asphalt and gravel pathways. Along the way, find and photograph some majestic wildlife - particularly in the fall and winter, when birds such as heron, egret and a variety of wintering waterfowl are abundant - of course, keep a sharp eye out for a gator or two. Two of the best access points are John Stretch Park and Paul Rardin Park.

Palm Beach Bike Trails

Psst . . . here's a secret, there are clandestine, terrific bike trails along the island of Palm Beach. Take a ride to see luxury and lifestyle that characterize the classic Palm Beach appeal. The 10-mile loop parallel to the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway and Lake Worth Lagoon, offers you views of magnificent estates, such as the Estée Lauder mansion, the legendary Breakers Palm Beach, world-famous Worth Avenue and the historical Flagler Museum, just to name a few. Bike rentals are available at Palm Beach Bicycle Trail Shop.