Escape Adventures is happy to provide hill-hungry bicyclists in Florida with gorgeous rolling terrain to pedal in central Florida’s Clermont area.
And for those bicyclists who would rather pedal a paved trail instead of the roads in the Alps of Florida, Escape Adventures also can also offer the neighboring West Orange Trail, a 22-mile strip of pavement with several nice trailheads.
It passes through a lovely community of Oakland, where bicyclists are treated to artwork.
The West Orange Trail also leads into the fun downtown of Winter Garden, about 20 minutes west of Orlando. The trail runs right down the center of the main business district.
The trail also runs through some serene wooded areas and even has a western extension — the South Lake-Lake Minneola Scenic Trail, which runs into adjacent Lake County.
Keep the West Orange Trail in mind when you’re deciding what rides you would like to take.
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In other news, it was easy to chat about Escape Adventures’ new Florida bike tours to the Indian River Council Tourist Development Council Wednesday afternoon because all the rides are winners and it’s just a matter of getting the word out about our tours for our bike rides around Florida, including two in beautiful Indian River County.
I recall visiting Indian River County on Florida’s mid-East Coast many times when living in Tampa because I enjoyed cycling the long stretches of A1A from Vero to either the Sebastian Inlet to the north or the Fort Pierce Inlet to the south.
The county tourism board, made up of local hoteliers and tourist business owners, had some great questions and one member even asked about taking him and his buddies to the West Orange Trail in Orange County and I said, heck yeah!
Afterwards, I had a great chat with Will Collins, owner of the iconic Capt Hirams Resort on the Indian River lagoon in Sebastian.
Will is a super bright guy who went to college in Boulder, Colo. and knows bicycling.
Escape Adventures looks forward to meeting up with Will again to talk about how we can work together to get people on bike tours.