Biking Your Way Around Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is a wonderful place to go if you want to really relax and enjoy a beach setting. This is a very popular tourist destination for those that want the beach experience with a laid-back vibe. When you book your Anna Maria Island vacation rentals with Mainsail, you get the opportunity to thoroughly enjoy your vacation experience. One of the best ways to explore the island is by bike. The following are some popular bike paths throughout Anna Maria Island that will offer beautiful views as you pedal along.

Anna Maria Island Bike Paths

Many of the bike paths in Anna Maria are multi-use, which means that are used by cars, bikes, and pedestrians. There are also a number of unmarked bike paths that can be used for exploring Anna Maria Island. Gulf Drive is one of the main thoroughfares for those that want to explore the island on a bike. This particular bike path is actually being renovated over the next couple of years to include a multi-use bicycle and pedestrian path. Currently, there is also a bike path on Pine Avenue that is also undergoing upgrades over the next 10 years to accommodate multi-usage for pedestrians and vehicles.

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Coquina Bike Path

Located at 2650 Gulf Drive South in Bradenton Beach in Coquina Park, Coquina Bike Path is a highly preferred way to enjoy a day of cycling while also getting around Anna Maria Island. This particular bike path is a multi-use trail that gives you a very scenic view of Anna Maria Island and is one of the best ways to experience the shorelines.

Coquina Bike Path does venture off on to Gulf Drive, which leads you into the many shops and restaurants in Bradenton Beach. One of the best features about this branch-off on the Coquina Bike Path is that you get the opportunity to view the Old Florida-style Anna Maria Island real estate.

What’s great about the Coquina Bike Path is that it branches off into a number of other bike paths that allow you to really get the opportunity to explore Anna Maria Island at its fullest.

Bradenton Beach Bike Paths

There are a number of popular bike paths in Bradenton Beach. Just 15 minutes away from Anna Maria Island, the Robinson Preserve is an excellent place to visit if you want to explore and learn more about the local area. There is a main trail that is considered easy because it is paved. There are other trails that offer different terrains and complexity when navigating. These trails include the sandy path as well as the boardwalk. The designated walking and biking trail offers 7.5 miles of exploration. You’ll enjoy pedaling along the path enjoying the beautiful trees, surrounding water and wildlife and birds.

If you are willing to drive about 45 minutes to Lake Manatee State Park, there are a number of wonderful trails waiting to be explored on a bicycle. What really makes the trails and bike paths in this park so interesting is the surroundings. With 6.5 miles of multi-use trails, there is plenty to explore in Lake Manatee State Park. The varied ecosystems here from the Flatwoods to marshes make for both interesting sites as well as riding experiences. The surrounding forest is home to a number of animals and wildlife. Consequently, you’ll get the opportunity to bike and enjoy numerous animal sightings simultaneously.

Biking is one of the best ways to explore Anna Maria Island. In fact, many efforts are currently being made to increase the number of bike paths throughout the island. Biking is simply a more convenient and also quite enjoyable way to discover all of the well-known and “off the beaten path” destinations throughout the island. Make your stay on Anna Maria Island one that you will always remember by booking quality Anna Maria Property Management for your vacation.


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