Bike Week & Best of Florida (Self-Drive)

11 days
Difficulty Level
1830 km

Bike Week & Best of Florida (Self-Drive)

Join the adventure of a lifetime at Daytona Bike Week, the world’s premier biker rally drawing in over 500,000 avid motorcycle enthusiasts. Feel the pulse of the event as the streets reverberate with the thunderous roar of bikes and the excitement of various activities. Explore iconic hotspots like Destination Daytona, Iron Horse, and Daytona Main Street, and cruise along Main Street, savoring the daily motorcycle parades that make this experience truly unforgettable.

But the excitement doesn’t end there! After two thrilling days at Bike Week, embark on a 7-day journey through the scenic Florida Keys. Immerse yourself in the captivating atmosphere of Key West, famous for its rich culture and laid-back vibe. Highlights of this extended tour include the festivities of Bike Week, the vibrant cityscape of Miami, a two-night stay in the tropical paradise of Key West, the mesmerizing Everglades, the coastal splendor of Naples, the Gulf shores of Clearwater, and the dynamic city of Orlando. Don’t miss out on this exhilarating adventure that seamlessly combines the best of Bike Week with the sun-soaked beauty of the Florida Keys.


Motorcycle/Car rental w/unlimited milage
1st choice vehicle model class
Shared room in biker-friendly hotels
Continental breakfast at most hotels
Entrance fees Nat. parks
Welcome meeting
Multi-lingual Tour leader
Transport to rental company
Support van w/ luggage
State min. SLI insurance
Loss damage Waiver
Half-shell helmet
Tour PDF w/route description.
Pictures from the tour
NOT Included
Optional attractions
Vehicle model guarantee
Security deposit for LDW
Food and beverages
LDW Zero & insurance upgrades
Anything not listed in “Included” above



Day 1: Departure - Arrival Orlando, Florida

After a lengthy period of anticipation, the day of your departure has finally arrived: Welcome to Orlando!


Day 2: Orlando - Daytona Beach

(Driving day 1: 172 km/107 miles)

As you embark on the Bikeweek & Florida Keys tour, Orlando fades into the distance behind you as you set off eastward for an unparalleled journey filled with history and thrilling motorcycle routes. Taking it easy at first, you acclimate to the road conditions and the warmth of the day as you navigate the scenic backroads towards Daytona’s renowned “Biker” Beach, where the world-renowned Daytona Bikeweek awaits.

Your initial destination is the iconic Sopotnick’s Cabbage Patch Bar, a legendary establishment that originated as a humble fruit stand “on the corner.” Today, it stands as a pivotal stop during Bikeweek, famous for its exhilarating cabbage wrestling matches, where competitors vie for glory. Amidst the excitement, there are captivating bike shows and an array of opportunities for shopping and entertainment. Continuing your journey, you venture downtown to Daytona Beach, where you leisurely cruise along the historic Main Street, capturing a timeless moment beneath the iconic Daytona “Biker” Beach sign.


Day 3: Daytona Bike Week

(Explorer & Fun day)

Make the most of your day at the renowned Bike Week by delving into all the events and exhibits at the International Speedway and Destination Daytona, hosted by the world’s largest Harley Davidson dealer, Bruce Ross Meyer. Revel in the vibrant atmosphere as you immerse yourself in the excitement.

Kickstart your day with a scenic drive along the famous “Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail,” a picturesque 50-kilometer double loop road showcasing some of Northeast Florida’s most stunning and diverse landscapes. Afterward, refuel and relax at Bruce Ross Meyer, boasting a sprawling showroom spanning 109,000 square feet, where you can indulge in a delicious lunch amidst a fantastic ambiance.

As you make your way back to Main Street, make a pit stop at another iconic spot, the Iron Horse Saloon, where you can soak in the lively atmosphere and connect with fellow bikers. Then, cruise through International Speedway and downtown Daytona Beach, joining thousands of other bikers as you leisurely ride down the legendary Main Street, adding to the unforgettable experience of Bike Week.


Day 4: Daytona Beach - Vero Beach

(Driving day 2: 254 km/159 miles)

Leaving behind the bustling energy of Daytona Beach and the world’s largest motorcycle event, you kick off your Florida adventure by heading south on Highway 1, tracing the legendary coastal highway A1A. Embark on a spectacular journey alongside the shimmering ocean, immersing yourself in the breathtaking coastal vistas.

Your first stop along this scenic route is Cape Canaveral, home to the renowned Kennedy Space Center, a symbol of humanity’s exploration of the cosmos and a pivotal hub in modern space science. As you pass by, you’re reminded of the remarkable achievements made in space exploration.

Continuing your mesmerizing coastal drive, you journey onwards to Vero Beach, where you’ll spend the night. Nestled along the Florida coastline, Vero Beach offers a tranquil retreat amidst its natural beauty, providing the perfect setting to unwind after a day of exploration.


Day 5: Vero Beach - Miami Beach

(Driving day 3: 303 km/190 miles)

Prepare for a full day of driving along the stunning Coastal Highway A1A, soaking in the coastal splendor as you journey from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale, often referred to as America’s version of Venice due to its abundance of marinas and boats. Fort Lauderdale boasts a vibrant party scene and is a popular holiday destination, offering endless opportunities for relaxation and fun. Take a moment to unwind on the picturesque beaches before continuing your adventure to Miami.

As you arrive in Miami, known for its prominence in film and television, including iconic shows like CSI Miami and Miami Vice, you’ll be captivated by the city’s dynamic energy and cultural richness. Spend the night in the famed South Beach area, immersing yourself in its lively atmosphere and iconic Art Deco architecture, ensuring a memorable stay in the heart of Miami’s vibrant nightlife scene.


Day 6: Miami Beach - Key West

(Driving day 4: 271 km/172 miles)

Today, prepare for an extraordinary driving adventure along the “Overseas Highway 1,” a legendary route spanning over 42 bridges and traversing several tropical islands through the picturesque Florida Keys. As you navigate through renowned cities such as Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, and Big Pine Key, you’ll find yourself surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the ocean.

Your journey culminates in Key West, America’s southernmost point, just 140 miles from Cuba and spanning 6.4 kilometers. Known as Cayo Hueso in Spanish, Key West offers a unique blend of tropical charm and vibrant culture.

Upon your early arrival in Key West, indulge in a delightful lunch and immerse yourself in the local atmosphere before checking into your hotel. Then, spend the rest of the day exploring the world-famous Duval Street, alive with bustling activity and endless entertainment options. Whether you choose to bask in the sun by the pool, embrace the beach life, or delve into the vibrant city scene, Key West offers a plethora of experiences.

Cap off your day with a delectable dinner and refreshing drink at Sloppy Joe’s, one of America’s most iconic bars, where you can savor the lively ambiance and soak in the island’s rich heritage.


Day 7: Key West

(Explorer & Fun day)

Enjoy your day in Key West, a vibrant destination steeped in history and natural beauty. Originally established as a trading post, Key West’s maritime past is rich with tales of wreck fishing and heroic rescue missions. Despite rumors of locals engaging in less-than-honorable practices to attract ships to the treacherous reefs, the Key West Shipwreck Museum offers insight into the town’s fascinating maritime history.

As the crown jewel of the Florida Keys, Key West exudes a laid-back charm and has long been a haven for intellectuals and free spirits, including the renowned author Ernest Hemingway. Don’t miss the opportunity to capture a photo at the marker denoting “America’s most southern point,” a quintessential Key West experience.

There are countless ways to enjoy your day on the island, from sailing excursions and deep-sea fishing trips to exploring Ernest Hemingway’s former residence, the Key West Lighthouse, or one of the many museums and beaches dotting the landscape. Embrace the carefree atmosphere and immerse yourself in the myriad attractions Key West has to offer.


Day 8: Key West - Naples

(Driving day 5: 399 km/249 miles)

Get ready for another unforgettable day! You’ll start by cruising the breathtaking Overseas Highway 1, spanning the Atlantic back to the mainland. Then, onto the renowned Tamiami Trail, winding through the Everglades, where encounters with local wildlife are possible.

After lunch at a local restaurant serving genuine alligator meat, you’ll continue along the Tamiami Trail, soaking in the spectacular scenery. Stay alert for alligators along the roadside as you journey to Naples, our final stop for the day. Note: No unscheduled stops in this area due to the high risk of alligator encounters.


Day 9: Naples - Clearwater

(Driving day 8: 271 km/170 miles)

Get ready for an incredible day of driving along Florida’s West Coast. Begin your journey by heading to Fort Myers, known as “The City of Palms,” and make a stop at the Muscle Car Museum, where you’ll marvel at countless classic muscle cars that have left their mark on automotive history.

Next, continue your adventure to St. Petersburg, renowned for its spectacular entrance with large bridges and breathtaking views. Indulge in lunch at the harbor, soaking in the vibrant atmosphere and scenic vistas. As you travel north, pass through charming and lively coastal towns before reaching Clearwater.

In Clearwater, explore some local bars that offer a unique and unforgettable experience, adding a touch of excitement to your journey along the West Coast of Florida.


Day 10: Clearwater - Orlando

(Driving day 9: 198 km/123 miles)

As your Florida adventure comes to an end, savor one last memorable day on the road. Take in the picturesque coastal routes as you journey toward Orlando, where you’ll bid farewell to your vehicle.

Upon reaching Orlando, settle into your hotel on International Drive, ideally positioned amidst the bustling activity and close to all the attractions. Take this opportunity to relax and reminisce, cherishing the unforgettable experiences and adventures from your journey through Florida.


Day 11: Departure - Home Travel

Bid farewell to Florida as you make your way home. Thank you for selecting our Bike Week & Florida Self-Drive Tour. We hope your journey was filled with thrilling experiences, memorable rides, and the very best of what Florida has to offer. Safe travels back, and we look forward to having you join us on another adventure in the future!

Please note: Due to time differences, travelers from Europe will arrive home on the date or day after departing from the US.

Additionally: It’s essential to understand that while our itinerary outlines a comprehensive framework for the tour’s planned activities and experiences, deviations may occur. The beauty of a self-drive tour lies in the personal freedom it offers. You are in control, serving as your own guide. This flexibility allows you to choose whether to stick to our suggested path or venture off into detours that catch your eye. Your adventure is yours to shape, providing an opportunity to make the trip uniquely yours, filled with unexpected discoveries and personal highlights.