Marco Island offers sandy beaches, luxurious accommodations, and a host of activities to fill a day – an idyllic destination perfect for travelers seeking an uncrowded and relaxing vacation experience.
Island cycling trails provide cyclists with easy and cost-effective means of exploring their surroundings, and bike rentals offer a convenient and cost-effective means of doing just that while getting some physical exercise.
Scootertown and Island Bike Shop
Experience Marco Island like never before on two wheels by renting one from one of the island’s many bike shops and riding it around town or going on an island tour with an experienced guide. Numerous cycle paths offer breathtaking views of beaches, mangrove tunnels, and dome homes; additionally, many shops also provide kayak rentals so that you can see it all at your own pace.
Island Bike Shop carries an array of bikes for beach cruising, mountain climbing, and electric biking needs – beach cruisers, mountain, and electric styles included – along with accessories like child seats and trailers to enhance your riding experience. Their bicycle delivery services make their services accessible even to condos or homes nearby! Operating for over 25 years on Bald Eagle Drive near Orlando’s Bald Eagle Drive Parkway – owned by Matt Walthour, who boasts cycling as a part of his bloodline; his great-grandfather won two world championship titles while various cousins from his side have made an impressionable, impactful appearance at cycling races around the world.
Scootertown offers 49cc motor scooters that provide a faster alternative, perfect for carrying two people comfortably, while suggesting an optional rear basket to carry extra items on your journey. They are great for quick trips to the beach or running errands – or for taking you and your children on a short ice cream run!
Clausen Properties Inc. offers bicycle rentals as a relaxing and rewarding way to explore Marco Island at your own pace. Choose to pedal along Marco’s scenic bike paths or test yourself against its best mountain biking trails, including Specialized, Fuji, Trek, and Felt bikes with rental packages that include helmet, lock, and route maps; this shop can even deliver directly to Caxambas boat ramp, Isle of Capri Paddlepark or your condo complex!
Aviation enthusiasts won’t want to miss Lakeland’s annual SUN n Fun Aerospace Expo. This massive fly-in features over 200,000 attendees, volunteers, sponsors, performers, and exhibitors over six days; from ultralight aircraft and commercial jetliners alike, there is something here for every plane fanatic here! 2023 SUN n Fun runs March 28 – April 2.
At the SUN n Fun Aerospace Expo, visitors will find four large hangars filled with vendors as well as tents throughout Lakeland Linder International Airport’s 1,000-acre Air Show campus – as well as a dedicated warbird section and large runway/display area for sport and ultralight aircraft.
Kids of all ages will also love this event, with plenty of kid-friendly activities such as workshops and the Junior ACEs youth education area explicitly geared to them – not to mention afternoon and nighttime air shows each Wednesday and Saturday afternoon and nighttime air shows throughout the event! Not just pilots – families have been attending this family-oriented aviation celebration together for decades!
Visit Marco Island during SUN n Fun for an experience of Florida’s sunshine and sand without the crowds of more prominent tourist destinations like Orlando and Tampa. Marco Island’s bike path system makes getting around easy so that you can explore local landmarks and beaches without traffic jams or parking issues becoming a burden.
Marco Island offers plenty of places where you can rent bikes, with The Island Bike Shop being one of the most accessible rental shops for both adults and children alike. Their traditional beach cruisers and electric models include tagalongs and pull-behind trailers specifically tailored to accommodate children not yet ready to ride independently.
Susan’s Adventures offers guided bike tours around Marco Island that can show its natural beauty and fascinating history without the stress of navigation or finding your way. Tours cost $65 per person and include bike rental, safety equipment, water bottle, digital photos of your experience, as well as digital photos taken at sunset for their Nature Bike Tour – ideal if you want to discover Marco Island at sunset!