June 3rd is World Bicycle Day so get ready to experience a great family-friendly way to explore the beautiful beaches of Sanibel Island! Sundial Resort & Spa provides adult and kids bikes for all guests for no charge, so there’s nothing stopping you from a fun-filled day journeying through the many bike trails located near our resort!
Sanibel Island is one of the two communities in Florida to receive Gold status by the League of American Bicyclists. This status is granted to a city for its dedication to making the community a haven for bicyclists.
Are you ready to ride?
Photo by @jjmagicmems
Our Recommended Trails:
7 miles total (3.5 miles from Sundial Resort & Spa)
Featured in May’s Southern Living issue, this 7-mile stretch is a wonderful destination for visitors to explore. The trail passes through many of Sanibel Island’s popular attractions like Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, The Shell Museum, and Bowmans Beach, where visitors can easily pull off the trail for birdwatching, alligator spotting, or shelling on Bowmans Beach. The trail also includes mile markers lined along the road to easily tell how far you have traveled.
4.9 miles total (3.2 miles from Sundial)
This trail begins at the historic Sanibel Lighthouse, stretches through two canals and finishes at Periwinkle Place, clustered with many shops and restaurants, perfect for a relaxing evening of shopping and great food with the family.
4.25 miles total (5.7 miles from Sundial)
Enjoy a fantastic bike ride through 6,300 acres of lush mangrove forests and bays, home to over 200 species of birds, alligators and more. Guaranteed to be a memorable and unique adventure, don’t forget to bring a camera to capture the beautiful ecosystem Sanibel Island has to offer!
0.8 miles total (4.5 miles from Sundial)
This is one of the shortest bike trails that Sanibel has to offer but what it lacks in distance is made up for with its exemplary scenery! Located along a quiet residential street, this trail runs through a beautiful shaded swampy area in the northern portion of the island, home to many birds, turtles and occasionally sunbathing gators!