Panama Canal Transit – Key West

Our first port of call was Key West, the tour I selected for the day was Beach Cruise Bike Trek, details below. Key West is great place to explore by bike, having a knowledgeable guide made this tour informative and fun.

KEY-012   BEACH CRUISER BIKE TREK

Casually bicycle through Florida’s most carefree, laid-back city on a beach cruiser, visiting Key West’s most colourful attractions and landmarks.

Walk the short distance from the pier to your beach cruiser and start biking through Key West. The city is entirely flat, so you can easily cruise along without much effort. You’ll see all the key sites, stopping at many of them, and always pedalling at a leisurely pace. Along the way, your guide will impart all sorts of curious facts and stories about Key West’s most infamous characters.

Visit the notorious Captain Tony’s Saloon, where Jimmy Buffet played early in his career. See Ernest Hemingway’s house, where the Pulitzer Prize-winning author penned “For Whom the Bell Tolls.” Have your picture taken at Mile Marker 0, the southernmost point in the continental United States. Drop by the quirky Key West Cemetery and find the famed “I told you I was sick” epitaph.

Key West has no shortage of irreverent attractions, but there are also plenty of more traditional ones that are fascinating in their own right. You’ll pass the aquarium, Harry Truman’s Little White House, and Mel Fisher’s Maritime Heritage Museum, which is filled with booty from a shipwrecked Spanish galleon. For the ultimate taste of Key West, top off your tour with a slice of complimentary Key Lime Pie, the city’s iconic dessert.

After a fun-filled time exploring Key West in a non-traditional manner, you will return your bike and then have the choice of either enjoying some free time in the city or walking back to the ship.

Please note:  This tour includes limited walking, but approximately 2.5 hours of moderate to easy biking over flat terrain.  Stops are made approximately every 5-10 minutes. Participants should be in reasonably good physical condition and know how to ride a bike.  The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns.  Light-weight, comfortable clothing (avoid wide-legged pants or skirts); sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen and flat, comfortable shoes are suggested.  The bikes used are 26″ and the minimum height to participate is 5 ft.

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