2012-01-16 14:57:28+0000 - Miami, Florida, United States
  • Distance:
  • 399km / 248 mi
  • Duration:
  • 4:52:23

A dream ride! Once you get out of the quiet city of naples, it's one clear road through the Florida Everglades. Native reservations and authentic restaurants pass by in the wind every 10 miles, but other than that, it's just you and the road. If you're in a hurry to get to the east coast, the I-70 will get you there in under 2 hours, but the downside is there are minimal exits (don't want to run on empty in the middle of "Alligator Alley"). I recommend US-41 because the lower speed limit provides a more enjoyable environment. Lets face it, riding at 120 km/h is ear popping, but at 60-70km/h you can enjoy your surroundings and still get to where you're going in no time. And did I mention there are almost NO traffic lights?!

Once you get across the Everglades it's time to head south on the famous US-1. Ever felt like you're floating on water? Well this next portion is literally nothing but sunshine, calm ocean water and a thin strip of pavement underneath your two wheels. This road lets you soar across the ocean all the way to Key West. Catch a sunset for the full package!

Personally, I didn't think such a ride existed, but on the beautiful coasts of North America you will be surprised at what you can find. Next stop California!

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  • jampy00
  • 2013-04-17T12:45:57-04:00

Looks amazing, certainly one of the trips I want to do. Thanks for sharing this.

 
  • nick303
  • 2012-01-20T11:41:49-05:00

Looks like the US-1 would be a pretty sweet, relaxed ride!

 
  • alex
  • 2012-01-19T07:37:15-05:00

Florida. Not a place I'd ever considered riding before

 
  • Lucas
  • 2012-01-17T12:59:18-05:00

No unfortunately, took some on my phone but they didn't turn out well. Next time for sure

 
  • marina
  • 2012-01-16T15:15:52-05:00

Nice route! Holy crap. I had no idea you could ride right through the Everglades. There must be some great beaches to check out along the way. Any pics to share?