biking on sanibel island
Biking the Trails of Sanibel Island
PUBLISHED: May 18, 2017 AUTHOR: Jordan Barnes



Sanibel Island is a bicyclist and explorer’s dream. The island boasts over 20 miles of scenic, paved bike trails that traverse every part of the beautiful landscape.

In addition, Sanibel’s bicycle trails have garnered national attention including being recognized by the League of American Bicyclists through its Bicycle Friendly America program. Sanibel was first awarded a bronze in 2010 and in 2014 received the silver status as a bicycle-friendly community. Sanibel is one of only four cities in Florida to receive this status. According to the League, a bicycle-friendly community “makes bicycling safe, comfortable, and convenient for people of all ages and abilities.”

In order to make your exploration as care free as possible, Sundial offers complimentary bike and helmet rental for all of our guests. We hope this trail guide will help you decide on your next biking adventure!

  • Rabbit Road Trail – Bike this trail, which runs behind homes and along a canal, for early morning animal sightings and a quick, quiet ride. Trail approximately 1 mile long.
  • Wildlife Drive – This loop takes bicyclists around J. N. “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge with plenty of opportunities to hike and animal watch. Trail approximately 4 miles long.
  • Dixie Beach Road – This straight stretch will take you from shopping to the bay. Enjoy checking out the Bayfront homes or explore an old shell road. Trail approximately 1.5 miles long.
  • Middle Gulf Cemetery Route – Explore the backwoods and Sanibel’s pioneer cemetery on this off-the-beaten-path trail. Trail less than 1 mile long.

Information Provide by BikeFlorida.net and Sanibel-Captiva.org.

We hope we have inspired you to explore Sanibel Island by bicycle.



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