Georgia & Florida: Jekyll Island & St. Augustine

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Many cycling tours of Georgia and Florida miss out on this region’s historic and cultural center—but not us! Dating back to pre-colonial times, the vibrant historical district of St. Augustine is beautifully preserved—and your bayfront accommodations are the perfect vantage point for exploring all the city has to offer. As you cycle along the Georgia coast to...
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Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Trip pace
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    • Cycle past the sprawling beaches, grand “cottages,” and historic ruins of Jekyll Island.
    • Navigate your kayak through a salt marsh preserve in search of eagles, otters, and dolphins.
    • Visit the scene-stealing St. Augustine Lighthouse and the nearby pristine four-mile beach of Anastasia State Park.
    • Embark on a sunset cruise on the Schooner Freedom, a fine testament to Civil War blockade runners.
    • Cycle the farmlands of St. John’s County, pedaling past potato and cabbage fields, small farming communities, and the tranquil St. John’s River.

What's this trip about?

    Many cycling tours of Georgia and Florida miss out on this region’s historic and cultural center—but not us! Dating back to pre-colonial times, the vibrant historical district of St. Augustine is beautifully preserved—and your bayfront accommodations are the perfect vantage point for exploring all the city has to offer. As you cycle along the Georgia coast toward St. Augustine, our route will take you through pristine Jekyll Island, pedaling along sun-drenched coastal byways as you watch for signs of bald eagles, snowy egrets, and dolphins cavorting in the surf. In the company of knowledgeable trip leaders, you’ll explore the richly biodiverse saltmarsh around Big Talbot up close during a guided kayaking excursion—and sail the blue waters off Florida’s Atlantic coast on an authentic replica of a 19th-century schooner. This is truly the south Atlantic seaboard at its best!


Itinerary focusActive
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 20 people
Age range13 to 80 years
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityJekyll Island
End CityJacksonville International Airport

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Cycling & Biking
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing


  • North America


  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Jekyll Island
  • St. Augustine


  • Culture
  • Cycling
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature
  • Photography
  • Guided Group

Trip includes

    • Custom VBT Bike and Helmet
    • Two Local, Bilingual Trip Leaders
    • Support Vehicle
    • Luggage Transportation
    • Ride with GPS and Daily Route Notes
    • Welcome Reception
    • Facilitated Cultural Experiences
    • Your Choice of VBT Branded Gear for Your Adventure


Travel Map
DAY 1: Arrive on Jekyll Island / VBT Bicycling Vacation begins / Warm-up ride / Welcome reception and dinner

Your tour begins at the Jekyll Island Club Resort on Jekyll Island, Georgia, one of Georgia’s famed Golden Isles.

A warm-up ride takes you past forests and ponds to Great Dunes Park, a pretty 20-acre retreat of gently rolling sands, swaying palms, and tall gras...

DAY 2: Jekyll Island / Horton House / Jekyll Island Pier / Wanderer Memory Trail

After breakfast, you head out on a loop ride that traces the perimeter of the island. Your route takes in views of the Atlantic and the East River, passing grand “cottages” from the island’s gilded past. Ocean air is your constant companion as you pedal along flat roa...

DAY 3: Timucuan Preserve / Fort George Island

After a hearty breakfast, shuttle about one hour to Amelia Island to start your ride. You pedal along Fernandina Beach, then join the tree-lined Amelia Island Trail bike path to the causeway over Nassau Sound and traverse the islands of Big Talbot. Arrive at Simpson C...

DAY 4: St. Augustine Lighthouse / Anastasia State Park

Explore historic and lovely St. Augustine! You ride from your inn over St. Augustine’s famous Bridge of Lions, cycling through local neighborhoods. Your destination is Anastasia State Park, which comprises 1,600 acres of rich ecosystems and abundant wildlife. Stop alo...

DAY 5: Farmlands ride

After breakfast, you shuttle 30 minutes to the starting point of today’s scenic ride in St. John’s County. Then you cycle inland past the fertile fields and small communities of rural Florida. Pedal past acres of potato and cabbage fields, mostly on quiet roads. Views...

DAY 6: VBT Bicycling Vacation ends / Departure

After an included breakfast, walk from the hotel to the Lightner Museum. Browse the remarkable relics of the museum with your included admission. Built-in 1887 in Spanish Renaissance style, the impressive three-story museum now contains fascinating relics from America...

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Last Updated: 3/1/2024
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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

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VBT Bicycling Vacations Reviews & Ratings

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VBT Bicycling Vacations

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Since 1971, VBT has crafted immersive and authentic biking vacations for active travelers. When you travel with VBT, you’re not just another tourist—you’re a traveler. With us, you’ll experience your destination with the help of a local, bilingual trip leader with a passion for sharing their home with you. You’ll eat in local restaurants, stay in accommodations that have been family-owned for generations and cycle through vineyards, olive groves, and medieval villages. 

With VBT, you won’t just visit a place—you’ll immerse yourself in it. You might follow a centuries-old pasta recipe while taking a cooking class in Rome—or learn a folk dance in Croatia, followed by sharing a bottle of locally-produced Grk wine with your new friends. Exploring the world on two wheels lets you experience your surroundings on a deeper level.


VBT offers exceptional value without compromising on quality. Simply put, no other US-based active travel company offers an experience this rich for such a reasonable price. On our tours, you can see more sights, have more local experiences, and enjoy more delicious, authentic meals—all while staying in high-quality, boutique hotels and charming, family-run inns.


All you have to do is show up at the airport—we’ll handle the rest! From tour consultants who help you find the perfect vacation to expert local trip leaders who show you the best place for gelato, we take care of all the little details that make your trip memorable. We book your flights, arrange all your transportation and accommodations, and move your luggage between hotels. Our support vans are available to give you a lift up a hill or quickly fix a flat tire. VBT takes care of your travel details and creates unique itineraries so you can relax and enjoy your small-group vacation from start to finish.


Friendly camaraderie, cultural immersion, and casual comforts are the hallmarks of our vacations. Discover delightful people, beautiful hotels, foreign cultures, and fascinating lifestyles that will enrich your life and provide memories for years to come.

Why we love this operator
Their unique emphasis on immersive cultural experiences combined with active exploration with personalized cycling experiences.
What they’re known for
VBT Cycling are renowned for offering exceptional guided and self-guided bicycle tours worldwide.


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Meals Included

11 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners

Age Requirements
13 to 80 years
Additional Information
This tour offers riding on bike paths and roadways alongside vehicular traffic. In many cases, roadways have marked bike lanes. We have chosen quieter options where possible. Scenic A1A is busier but accustomed to cyclists. There are no hills or dirt roads (except for some short dirt driveways to access some sites). Of course, your VBT support vehicle is always available for those who would like assistance or wish for a shorter ride option. Daily Mileage: 5 - 26 miles| Biking: 1 - 4 hours| Group Size: 20
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