Bike Week Self-Drive Tour
2200 km/1367 mi, 4000 km/2485 miDistance
Daytona Bike Week & Florida Self-Drive Tour
On this tour, we give you 16 eventful days with a ride to the Florida Keys, Kennedy Space Center, Vero Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Key West, the Everglades, Naples, Clearwater, Orlando & Daytona Bike Week.
Daytona Bike Week has become legendary. Over 500,000 participants gather at these, the world’s biggest motorcycle gatherings and car races. At Bike Week, we visit of course Destination Daytona, Iron Horse and Main Street. We are cruising down Main Street and riding a motorcycle all three days of Bike Week.
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“At Explorify Tours we believe that good experiences and camaraderie are at least as important as the journey. Our goal is to fill your tour travelbag with as many positive memories as possible, so you go home with a big smile on your face. And with friends, you didn’t have before you started the tour.”
Day 1: Departure - Arrival Orlando, Florida
Day 2: Orlando - Daytona Beach
(Driving day 1: 172 km/107 miles)
When you are ready on your bike, you start our ride on the Bikeweek & Florida Keys tour. Orlando disappears behind you as you head east for a unique adventure full of history, fun motorcycle roads. You start slow so that you get used to the driving conditions and temperature. You drive backroads to Daytona «Biker» Beach, where you join the world’s coolest Biker festival; Daytona Bikeweek.
Your first stop of the day is at legendary Sopotnick’s Cabbage Patch Bar, which once started as a fruit shop “on the corner”. However, now it is one of the major destinations during Bikeweek. This is where the famous cabbage wrestling happens, where girls wrestle for glory. In addition, there are Bike shows and numerous possibilities for shopping and fun. Afterward, you head downtown Daytona Beach to cruise down the legendary Main Street and take your picture below the famous Daytona “Biker” Beach sign.
Day 3: Daytona Bike week
(Explorer & Fun day)
Enjoy your day on the famous Bike week. You recommend exploring all events & exhibits at International Speedway and Destination Daytona (by the world’s largest Harley Davidson dealer, Bruce Ross Meyer). Here you enjoy the great atmosphere.
You start the day driving the famous “Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail”, which is about a 50 km double loop of road that crosses some of the most beautiful and diverse scenery in Northeast Florida. Afterward, you head to the world’s largest Harley Davidson dealer, Bruce Ross Meyer (with a showroom of 109,000 sq. ft.). Here you can eat our lunch and enjoy the great atmosphere.
On your way back to Main street, you stop by another legend; the Iron Horse Saloon, where you enjoy the atmosphere & company of fellow bikers. Thereafter, you drive International Speedway and downtown Daytona Beach to cruise down the legendary Main Street with thousands of other bikers.
Day 4: Daytona Beach - Vero Beach, Fl
(Driving day 2: 254 km/159 miles)
You leave Daytona Beach and the world’s largest motorcycle event, to begin our Florida adventure.
You head south on Hwy 1 and the legendary coastal highway A1A. It is a spectacular drive along the ocean. The first stop is Cape Canaveral, where you drive by the famous “Kennedy Space Center”, which has played an important role in today’s space science. You continue our breathtaking coastal drive down to Vero Beach, where you stay overnight.
Day 5: Vero Beach - Miami Beach, fl
(Driving day 3: 303 km/190 miles)
You will spend the whole day driving on the beautiful Coastal Hwy A1A. You drive through West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale, America’s answer to Venice (lots of marinas and boats), a huge party and holiday resort. You take a breather on the beautiful beaches before you proceed to Miami, home to many film and television shows (including CSI Miami and Miami Vice). You spend the night in the famous South Beach, Miami.
Day 6: Miami Beach - Key Youst, fl
(Driving day 4: 271 km/172 miles)
Today you will have a unique driving experience; the “Overseas Highway 1”, which runs over 42 bridges and several tropical islands through the Florida Keys. You drive in the middle of the ocean through the famous cities such as Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, and Big Pine Key, before you reach Key Youst, which is America’s southernmost point. Key West is just 140 miles from Cuba and extends 6.4 km. Cayo Hueso is the original Spanish name for the island.
You will arrive in Key West early, so you will eat lunch & enjoy a bit of the local atmosphere before you check in to the hotel. Thereafter, you spend the rest of the day at the world-famous Duval Street, which is always buzzing with life. You might also enjoy the sun and the pool at the hotel, beach life and city life in Key West, or explore all that this last “free state” in the United States has to offer. You eat dinner and have a refreshing drink at Sloppy Joes, which is one of America’s most famous bars.
Day 7: Key West
(Explorer & Fun day)
Enjoy your day on Key West! Key West began as a trading post, where particular wreck fishing and rescue of debris was a particularly beneficial business. Numerous ships have throughout history sunk after running on one of the treacherous reefs off Key West. The townsmen stood constant stand-by to go out on rescue missions to save the sailors, passengers and valuable cargo aboard ships. Residents of Key West also had a reputation for “helping” the business “. Under the cover of darkness, they lit a fake lighthouse and signal lights built on the coast to lure ships to run aground on the sharp reefs, which the locals of course deny. Under all circumstances, the Key West Shipwreck Museum contains the stories of the many shipwrecks.
Key West is the jewel of the Florida Keys and the natural end state for Overseas Highway 1. Key West has always been a haven for dissidents (intellectuals and hippies), is known for Ernest Hemmingway and a carefree relaxed atmosphere. You recommend taking a picture at the marker “America’s most southern point”. Other opportunities to make the most of this day is a day of sailing, deep-sea fishing, water scooters, a visit to Ernst Hemmingway’s home, Key West Lighthouse, or one of the many museums or beaches on the island.
Day 8: Key West - Naples, Fl
(Driving day 5: 399 km/249 miles)
It will be another unforgettable day! You begin by again driving the fantastic Overseas Highway 1, in the middle of the Atlantic, back to the mainland. Then, you embark on another popular road, Tamiami Trail, which will take us through the Everglades, where you will meet alligators, crocodiles, and snakes.
Back on land, it is possible to order genuine alligator meat at the local restaurant where you eat lunch. You continue along the Tamiami Trail through the Everglades. It is a spectacular drive in outstanding scenery. Watch out for alligators located along the roadside. You drive all the way to Naples, our last stop for the day. Note: No undesignated stop in this area! High Risk of alligator encounters.
Day 9: Naples - Clearwater, Fl
(Driving day 8: 271 km/170 miles)
Welcome to a day of fantastic driving on Florida’s West coast. You start the day by driving to Fort Meyers, ‘The City of Palms “and continue to” Muscle car museum”, where you’ll see countless classic muscle cars that have made their mark in automotive history.
You continue to St. Petersburg, which has a unique, spectacular entrance with large bridges and amazing views. You eat lunch in the harbor there, enjoying the atmosphere and the view. You continue north and drive through some great cozy and lively coastal towns to Clearwater, where you visit some local bars that are something out of the ordinary.
Day 10: Clearwater - Orlando, Fl
(Driving day 9: 198 km/123 miles)
You are approaching the end of our Florida adventure; this is our last day on the road. It will be another nice riding day as you continue our drive on fun coastal roads to Orlando, where you return your vehicle.
You check into the hotel on International Drive, which is right in the center of all activities, close to all attractions.
Day 11: Departure - Home Travel
Say goodbye to Daytona Bike Week Tour, Florida and return home. Thank you for choosing our Bike Week & Florida Self-Drive Tour.
Note: Because of the time difference travelers from Europe will arrive home the date/day after departing the US.
Also: This program is a guideline for activities and experiences on the tour. Deviations may occur, we are continually working to improve the program, thus you may experience positive surprises.
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