Learn about the many birds, mammals and butterflies living at the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve in St Petersburg, Florida, on a 2-hour bike tour. An expert guide will help you pick out a mountain bike and then bring you along on an informative and fascinating journey through the preserve. You'll enjoy the calming natural surroundings, beautiful flowers, trees and lakes, as well as the excitement of seeing gators and eagles. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off. Tour is limited to eight participants to ensure you have the full attention of your guide.
Your small-group, 2-hour bike tour begins with hotel pickup, if you need it. This tour is a fun way to get up close with the wildlife at the beautiful 245-acre Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. Before you get started on the bike ride, you'll have the opportunity to poke around the environmental education center and become familiar with the types of flora and fauna you will encounter along the tour.
Pick out your mountain bike and meet your guide, who will lead you through the preserve's five diverse ecosystems and teach you about the wildlife inhabiting them. Cruise along the trails and boardwalks, taking in the sights and sounds of this preserved habitat. Cover 5 miles (8 km) of ground and pass by an array of animals, including gators, tortoises, eagles, ospreys, cormorants, herons and much more.
Enjoy the scenery and plants as you roll past Lake Maggiore, through groves of trees and expansive meadows. By the end of your ride, you'll have seen a portion of 212 species of birds, 59 types of butterflies and many more animals that inhabit the preserve. After your ride, you'll be dropped off at your departure point.