See larger map with directions. This ride is also included in Part 2 of our Orlando airport ride below.
Orlando Airport Ride
Some of my favorite central Florida roads are the hills between Brooksville and Dade City. See larger map with directions. Part 2 (below) returns you to Orlando, beginning where Part 1 stops, Total of 220 miles.
Part 2 of the route starts on Mondon Hill Rd Hwy 484, thru Brooksville to a tree-lined canopy stretch of Dade City Ave. Stagecoach Rd Hwy 480 is another of my favorite roads, leading to Floral City and Inverness on US41 before heading east along the lake and south to Lake Panasoffkee on Hwy 470. The final leg includes scenic Lake County 455 before returning you to Hwy 50 and the Florida Turnpike. See larger map with directions.
West Volusia County offers more rural landscapes for those who enjoy getting away during Biketoberfest and Daytona Bike Week. Near Ormond Beach, The Loop is another favorite biker ride that offers native Florida scenery.
If you can't make Daytona in March or October, or if you just prefer a smaller event, Leesburg Bikefest is 3 days held each April in Lake County in downtown Leesburg, off US27. This family friendly event is 5 miles north of our Orlando Airport Ride above. Central Florida offers a variety of rides that are less crowded. There are more hills west of Orlando, rather than the flat terrain of the east coast. There are curves and even an occasional twisty, if you know where to ride.
The highest point on the Florida peninula is 41 miles northwest of Orlando International Airport. Sugarloaf Mountain (elev 312ft) is just one of many enjoyable views in central Florida. Motorcycle rentals are available and riders will be rewarded with a surprising number of lakes, curves, and hilltop vistas in west central Florida.
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Rent a bike in Orlando and take a 350 mile ride to Mexico Beach on the Florida panhandle. See larger map with directions.
Or head south and take a once-in-a-lifetime ride to the Florida Keys. The center of the state is much more scenic than I-95 or the FL Turnpike. Get there via US 27 or make part of the trip on the more scenic FL 17 as shown below. See larger map with directions. There's more photos on our Florida Keys page.