Bike Tour of the Historic Jungle Trail in Vero Beach

Updated: Apr 1

Take a comfortably paced bicycle tour of the Historic Jungle Trail. Tour starts and ends at Captain Forster's Hammock Preserve on the Jungle Trail.


Bike Tour Details

2021 Dates:

  • Thursday - March 18 from 4:00-6:00 pm

  • Friday - April 2 from 4:00-6:00 pm

  • Monday - April 12 from 9:00-11:00 am


Adult $15

ELC member Adult $13.50

Child (12 & under) $10

ELC member Child $9

The place to meet: Tour starts and ends at Captain Forster's Hammock Preserve on the Jungle Trail. 8610 Jungle Trail, Vero Beach, FL 32963 (South of 510 on the Jungle Trail)

Bicycles are not provided. Participants should bring their own bicycles or rent from Orchid Island Bike Rentals.

COVID precautions - Masks are not required while riding the bikes. Masks are required within 6 feet of other guests on stops.


A Ride Through Natural History

The Jungle Trail Bicycle tour is a comfortably paced eight-mile tour of the Historic Jungle Trail. The tour starts and ends at Captain Forster's Hammock Preserve and includes several interpretive spots where you will learn about the history of the Jungle Trail, Capt. Forster's Preserve, and more.

The bicycle tour is designed such that people with a basic level of fitness can complete the entire tour in the time allotted. The Jungle Trail is open to automobile traffic and biker must be able to pedal for two hours (with stops). However, if you are not able to complete the tour, the entire length of the route is accessible by motor vehicle and either your emergency contact or a guide will be able to rescue you and your bicycle by motor vehicle after the tour has ended. Our guides are able to fix most common problems like flat tires and broken chains. If, however, a problem arises that cannot be fixed, the same rescue procedure as described above can be used.


What to Bring

  • Bicycle w/1.5”-wide tires or larger

  • Bicycle helmet** and sunglasses

  • Water bottle, snack, sunscreen, bug repellent

***We recommend everyone wear a helmet. Riders under 16 years of age are required to wear a helmet under Florida law: A bicycle rider or passenger who is under 16 years of age must wear a bicycle helmet properly fitted, fastened securely upon the passenger’s head by a strap and that meets the federal safety standard for bicycle helmets, as defined by the Code of Federal Regulations (16 C.F.R. Part 1203). The term passenger includes a child riding in a trailer or semi-trailer attached to a bicycle.

Please check your bike the night before to make sure it is in good working condition, including properly inflated tires.


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Vero Beach, FL 32963


Located on the western base of the Wabasso Bridge on the 510 Causeway.

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