Riding a bike with the cool, ocean breeze gliding across your face, surrounded by the sounds of nature, under the warm light of the Florida sun is unmatched. Read on to learn more about some of the best Amelia Island bike trails on which you can cruise along riverbanks and coastlines, and immerse yourself in inspiring forests filled with wonder and excitement. Then, be sure to check out our free Vacation Guide for even more great suggestions to include in your Fernandina Beach itinerary.
The Top Bike Trails to Explore on Amelia Island
Without the confinement of a car to restrain your senses from experiencing the sights, smells, and sounds of somewhere new, you can truly take in the beauty of your surroundings. Grab your gear for the day, and then hit some of these top bike trails for the ultimate Amelia Island experience.
1. The Amelia Island Trail
The Amelia Island Trail begins in Peters Point Beachfront Park and ends at Amelia Island State Park. It stretches for about 7 miles and offers travelers outstanding views of the area. Stop at some of the many local restaurants or shops along your journey and make an entire day out of exploring the stretch of the island this way. Admire historic architecture and lush, green foliage while soaking in the saltwater air.
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2. The Timucuan Trail
Embark on a coast cycling experience through Amelia Island State Park on the Timucuan Trail which carries you through salt marshes, sandy beaches, and maritime canopies. Soak in views of the Nassau Sound and even cast your line if you feel up to it!
Continue along the paved trail and cross over the bridge into Big Talbot Island State Park. Here, you can look out for roseate spoonbills or other flying friends that inhabit the park. You will not want to miss this adventurous trek through the various landscapes of Amelia Island.
3. The Amelia River to Sea Trail
The Amelia River to Sea Trail is a biking and pedestrian trail that is currently planned out, funded, and in the works. This trail will make an excellent addition to Amelia Island’s bike-friendly routes that make it one of Florida’s only fifteen communities to receive Bicycle Friendly Community status through the League of American Bicyclists.
4. Fort Clinch State Park (multiple)
The bike trails at Fort Clinch State Park allow visitors to explore his beautiful park and all its natural wonders. The popular state park features several trails with varying difficulties so make sure to exercise caution when traversing! The gentle hills and scenic routes at Fort Clinch make biking a pleasure. Be sure to stay on the lookout for the beautiful birds that make their way through the trees throughout the year!
Stay at Fairbanks House & Borrow a Beach Cruiser
Make the most of your Fernandina Beach vacation when you stay with us at Fairbanks House! Stay near all the best things to do and take advantage of our unique amenities such as complimentary access to beach cruisers on which you can ride along some of the best Amelia Island bike trails! Be sure to grab a delicious, gourmet breakfast on your way out. Then, stop back in for our evening Social Hour with adult beverages and hors d’ oeuvres!
Our Grand Tower Suite is an excellent accommodation option for guests who like the idea of a little extra space. This suite sleeps up to 5 people and takes up the entire third floor of our main mansion. It also offers plenty of privacy!
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