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Everything You Need to Know About Biking in Sarasota

Everything You Need to Know About Biking in Sarasota

Sarasota is filled with countless opportunities for outdoor activities. Relax by the pool, take a stroll in a park, swim in the ocean, and more. Embrace the outdoor lifestyle of Florida when you go biking in Sarasota! Not only is this an enjoyable activity, but it’s also a great way to cruise around and see the area. Learn more about all the things to see and do in Sarasota when you access our complimentary Destination Guide

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Take a Bike Tour

One of our favorite ways to explore Sarasota is by bike, and a tour with Sarasota Bike Tours is the way to go! When you go on a tour with this local company, you don’t need to bring anything except your adventurous spirit. They will provide bikes, helmets, and snacks. You can choose to tour downtown, arts districts, Siesta and Lido beaches, Ringling Museum’s grounds, and more. It’s a great way to learn about the area, especially if it’s your first time here. 

Where to Rent a Bike

Don’t worry about lugging your bike on vacation! There are plenty of bike shops in town for you to rent a bike. Here are a few of our recommendations. 

I Bike Sarasota 

We love I Bike Sarasota because they will deliver multi-day bike rentals right to your Florida Vacation Connection rental. That way, you can have them on hand for the entirety of your vacation. Whether you’re looking for a classic cruiser or a city bike, they have you covered! 

Ride & Paddle by Siesta Sports Rentals

The Legacy Trail is one of the most popular bike trails in our area, and Ride & Paddle will deliver bikes right to the trail the morning of your ride. All you need to do is put your bike back in the designated rack when you are finished with your ride.

Siesta Key Bike and Kayak

From beach bikes to motorized bikes, Siesta Key Bike and Kayak has a great variety of options. They also rent bike racks for your car so you can easily transport your bikes to your preferred destination.

Backyard Bike Shop

Backyard Bike Shop is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Their mid-Longboat Key location makes them a very convenient option for riding on Longboat and Lido!

Bike Trails 

There are many beautifully maintained bike trails in Sarasota. The 12-mile Legacy Trail connects communities across Sarasota County and is paved the entire way for easy riding. If you’re looking for a quiet ride along the beach, Lido Beach is the way to go. You can even ride from shop to shop in Siesta Village! Lastly, Venetian Waterway Park is home to five miles of trails that border the gorgeous Intercoastal Waterway. 

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vacation rentalExperience our Florida lifestyle when you book your stay with Florida Vacation Connection. You’ll love leisurely biking in Sarasota, and there are plenty of places to do so. Browse our exceptional vacation rentals to start planning your getaway. From ocean view villas to poolside homes, we have a wide variety of stunning properties to choose from. Don’t forget to check out our specials for a last-minute deal!