Our city tours have none. Our Everglades tours have mostly none. During the winter we have no mosquitoes and during the summer we ride in an area that is near fresh water. The fresh water mosquito has natural predators that keep the population down. We do not spray until necessary.
Will we see alligators?
What should I wear and bring?
We arrange to meet you at a safe, convenient place where you can leave your vehicle.
Old Naples Tour will meet in downtown Naples - typically at Baron Park 3rd Street & Broad Avenue.
Everglades Bicycle tour has several meeting locations in Fakahatchee Strand.
Marco Island tour leaves from the Engle Dental back parking lot on Collier Blvd.
Directions to our meeting location will be given when you make your reservation via email. We'll also give your guide's cell phone number just in case.
Can I bring my own bicycle?
We use Cannondale, Jamis, and Caloi comfort bikes. They are each 21-speed with a soft saddle, 26" wheel,
upright touring bikes. We have five sizes and will custom-fit the bike for you based on gender and height. The seat
posts and front forks have suspensions, which makes for a very comfortable ride. We also have small bikes with
a lowered top bar for the smaller riders and provide helmets. We will need each rider's gender and height so that we do
need to bring all the bikes!
What type of bikes do you provide?
We have toured with people from ages 14 to 90 and everyone has a great time. We will not make you ride over your ability. Our guides are experienced cyclists, who love the outdoors and are selected and trained to provide outstanding personal service. We are flexible and accommodating and are here to assure that you have a great experience.
Wear seasonal-appropriate, comfortable clothes, closed-toed shoes, or hiking sandals. Optional items - sunscreen, camera, a hat with a visor. There is a handlebar bag for your camera, wallet, sunscreen, etc. Purses or large bags need to be left in your vehicles at your own risk. All gear needs to be stowed in the handlebar bag. Backpacks and hip packs are allowed. We provide water, snacks during the ride, and refreshments and cool washcloths at the end of the ride. Riders needing any special dietary requirements will need to bring those with them. Personal helmets and clip pedals can be accommodated and cycling attire is always appropriate. The only don'ts we have found are - don't wear short shorts like running shorts. They ride up the leg and the saddle will chafe.
Additional Policy: We also adhere to the "leave no trace" policy and ask you to do.
We recycle almost everything, and there is a bin for used water bottles and trash.
Tours will not be canceled due to light rain. Rain ponchos are available for each rider. Tours may be canceled before the time at the tour director's discretion due to forecast heavy rain/lightning. Naples Bicycle Tours intends to provide a safe, fun, and high-quality tour. We expect our guests to follow our directions and applicable Florida Law. To protect the guests and the integrity of our tour, we reserve the right to refuse or dismiss any person that may cause unsafe activity or interfere with the operation of the tour.
Sincere Thank You from all the staff at Naples Bicycle Tours!
I have small children.
Can I bring them?
We are unable to accommodate small children.
All riders are expected to have adequate cycling ability to control their bicycles.
All tours have a minimum age of 14.
All riders must wear a helmet on all tours, at all times.
Our bikes are fully supported by the guides. We pack all the tools and tubes to service them or change a flat tire.
Where do we meet for the tour?
How long and strenuous is the tour?
What if I find the tour to long or strenuous?
How bad are the mosquitoes?
You may bring your bike to the Old Naples or Marco Bicycle Tours. It must be in good shape. Each bike must have a tube for us to use to repair a flat. You will use our provided bicycles on the Everglades Cycling Tour because they are transported into the Park. Your bikes may not fit in the trailer and will get bumped and scratched.
Try out our bikes. We get rave reviews because we provide high quality bikes and they are fun to ride.
There are some exceptions. If you have a non-conventional bicycle built for you we will help you cycle in this area.
Depending on the availability of water and the air temperature, we see alligators almost all the time. These are wild alligators. We respect these creatures and will observe them from a safe vantage point. Do not expect to feed the alligators. Feeding alligators is illegal.
What happens if I have a mechanical problem?
The average Guided city tour is approximately 2 hours long and the distance traveled on the bikes is from 9 to 12 miles depending on the speed of the group.
The Everglades Guided Cycling Tour is approximately 2 1/2 - 3 hours in length. These are scenic tours designed for all riding levels. Cycling lets us get out of the car/bus/train/jet/house and slow down to get into the beautiful details of nature. There is always something for each rider to enjoy as you pedal along. You do need to be able to ride a bicycle in control as we will be either on city streets or park roads and trails.