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ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GEORGIA

Biking Exploration on St. Simons and Jekyll Islands

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Program #2181RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Equipment Requirements
Participants may bring their own bicycles. Bicycles furnished for your program week are: no speed, foot brakes, large seat, touring bikes. Please notify program provider if you decide to bring your own bike. Helmets are required and are furnished as part of your program. Feel free to bring your own if you wish.

Itinerary for Apr 14 — Apr 19, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Epworth is located on 43 acres covered with moss-draped live oak trees and situated along the banks of the Frederica River. Motel rooms and meeting spaces are short distances apart. Beautifully landscaped walkways line the grounds, as well as a fishing pier, gazebo, and tennis courts.

Contact info:
100 Arthur J. Moore Drive
St. Simons Island, GA 31522 USA
phone: 912-638-8688
web: www.epworthbythesea.org

Room amenities: Rooms are tastefully decorated with two double beds, a private bath, table and chairs, reading lamps, telephones with voicemail, cable TV, and daily maid service.

Facility amenities: Epworth is a gracious, warm place devoted to serving its guests. Amenities include a fishing pier, landscaped walkways, gift shop, email access center for laptops, and delicious, freshly prepared buffet meals. A swimming pool is open during the summer season.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Prices vary. Please call.
Early arrivals and stayover reservations may be made by calling Annabelle Salter, individual reservationist at Epworth by the Sea, 912-638-8688. She will make every effort to book participant in the same room used during the Road Scholar program week.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, April 14 - Check-in/Registration/Social and Orientation
Afternoon: Hotel check-in begins at 4:00 pm. Road Scholar registration/orientation is at 5:00 pm in the conference room of the hotel.

Dinner: A buffet style dinner is served in the Epworth Dining Room. A soup and salad bar plus hot entrees and desserts are included at every lunch and dinner. Dinner is at 6:00 p.m.

Evening: Free evening to get acquainted with fellow Road Scholar participants.

Lodging: Epworth by the Sea

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Epworth is located on 43 acres covered with moss-draped live oak trees and situated along the banks of the Frederica River. Motel rooms and meeting spaces are short distances apart. Beautifully landscaped walkways line the grounds, as well as a fishing pier, gazebo, and tennis courts.

Contact info:
100 Arthur J. Moore Drive
St. Simons Island, GA 31522 USA
phone: 912-638-8688
web: www.epworthbythesea.org

Room amenities: Rooms are tastefully decorated with two double beds, a private bath, table and chairs, reading lamps, telephones with voicemail, cable TV, and daily maid service.

Facility amenities: Epworth is a gracious, warm place devoted to serving its guests. Amenities include a fishing pier, landscaped walkways, gift shop, email access center for laptops, and delicious, freshly prepared buffet meals. A swimming pool is open during the summer season.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Prices vary. Please call.
Early arrivals and stayover reservations may be made by calling Annabelle Salter, individual reservationist at Epworth by the Sea, 912-638-8688. She will make every effort to book participant in the same room used during the Road Scholar program week.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, April 15 - Bike Safety/Bike Touring/Biking Continues/Present...
Breakfast: A full southern breakfast is served buffet style in the dining room. Choices include eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, oatmeal, cereal, milk, toast, sweet rolls, pancakes/waffles, juices, fresh fruit, coffee and tea. Y

Morning: Presentation on coastal ecology. Followed by bike safety orientation. Day begins around 10:30 AM for biking. Biking is approximately 10-15 miles with historian. Stops and entrances into key historical points along the way will include Fort Frederica, Christ Church, the village, and other points of interest.

Lunch: Sack lunch for biking trip.

Afternoon: Biking continues throughout the afternoon. St. Simons south end biking.

Dinner: Dinner begins at 6:00 PM.

Evening: Presentation on history of St. Simons Island.

Lodging: Epworth by the Sea

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Epworth is located on 43 acres covered with moss-draped live oak trees and situated along the banks of the Frederica River. Motel rooms and meeting spaces are short distances apart. Beautifully landscaped walkways line the grounds, as well as a fishing pier, gazebo, and tennis courts.

Contact info:
100 Arthur J. Moore Drive
St. Simons Island, GA 31522 USA
phone: 912-638-8688
web: www.epworthbythesea.org

Room amenities: Rooms are tastefully decorated with two double beds, a private bath, table and chairs, reading lamps, telephones with voicemail, cable TV, and daily maid service.

Facility amenities: Epworth is a gracious, warm place devoted to serving its guests. Amenities include a fishing pier, landscaped walkways, gift shop, email access center for laptops, and delicious, freshly prepared buffet meals. A swimming pool is open during the summer season.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Prices vary. Please call.
Early arrivals and stayover reservations may be made by calling Annabelle Salter, individual reservationist at Epworth by the Sea, 912-638-8688. She will make every effort to book participant in the same room used during the Road Scholar program week.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, April 16 - Jekyll Island History/Bike Touring St. Simons/Bik...
Breakfast: A full southern breakfast is served buffet style in the dining room. Choices include eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, oatmeal, cereal, milk, toast, sweet rolls, pancakes/waffles, juices, fresh fruit, coffee and tea. Y

Morning: An historian will give you the history of Jekyll Island. Then, your biking adventure will continue as you explore more of St. Simons Island and its history. Biking is approx. 10-15 miles around areas of St. Simons Island.

Lunch: Box lunch is included on your picnic on St. Simons.

Afternoon: Continue to explore St. Simons Island.

Dinner: A buffet style dinner is served in the Epworth Dining Room. A soup and salad bar plus hot entrees and desserts are included at every lunch and dinner. Dinner is at 6:00 p.m.

Evening: Presentation on marsh ecology.

Lodging: Epworth by the Sea

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Epworth is located on 43 acres covered with moss-draped live oak trees and situated along the banks of the Frederica River. Motel rooms and meeting spaces are short distances apart. Beautifully landscaped walkways line the grounds, as well as a fishing pier, gazebo, and tennis courts.

Contact info:
100 Arthur J. Moore Drive
St. Simons Island, GA 31522 USA
phone: 912-638-8688
web: www.epworthbythesea.org

Room amenities: Rooms are tastefully decorated with two double beds, a private bath, table and chairs, reading lamps, telephones with voicemail, cable TV, and daily maid service.

Facility amenities: Epworth is a gracious, warm place devoted to serving its guests. Amenities include a fishing pier, landscaped walkways, gift shop, email access center for laptops, and delicious, freshly prepared buffet meals. A swimming pool is open during the summer season.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Prices vary. Please call.
Early arrivals and stayover reservations may be made by calling Annabelle Salter, individual reservationist at Epworth by the Sea, 912-638-8688. She will make every effort to book participant in the same room used during the Road Scholar program week.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, April 17 - Marsh Trip/Free afternoon/Presentation
Breakfast: A full southern breakfast is served buffet style in the dining room. Choices include eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, oatmeal, cereal, milk, toast, sweet rolls, pancakes/waffles, juices, fresh fruit, coffee and tea. Y

Morning: Your coastal naturalist will lead the bike trip to the marshes. Expect to see birds as well as other marsh creatures along the journey. Participants will learn about Georgia's expansive estuarine and coastal ecosystems, as well as the plants and animals that depend on them. Participants will take a marsh walk to better see and understand the salt marsh ecology. It is a fun and interesting morning that allows you a different look at the island from the salt marshes.

Lunch: Lunch at conference center.

Afternoon: FREE AFTERNOON to spend in the village, biking on your own or visit the beach. It's your choice and there is plenty to do and see. Enjoy! Coordinator will be glad to help you with places to go and things to see. If you go off the island, you will need a car.

Dinner: A buffet style dinner is served in the Epworth Dining Room. A soup and salad bar plus hot entrees and desserts are included at every lunch and dinner. Dinner is at 6:00 p.m.

Evening: "Georgia's Secret Seashore" video will be presented.

Lodging: Epworth by the Sea

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Epworth is located on 43 acres covered with moss-draped live oak trees and situated along the banks of the Frederica River. Motel rooms and meeting spaces are short distances apart. Beautifully landscaped walkways line the grounds, as well as a fishing pier, gazebo, and tennis courts.

Contact info:
100 Arthur J. Moore Drive
St. Simons Island, GA 31522 USA
phone: 912-638-8688
web: www.epworthbythesea.org

Room amenities: Rooms are tastefully decorated with two double beds, a private bath, table and chairs, reading lamps, telephones with voicemail, cable TV, and daily maid service.

Facility amenities: Epworth is a gracious, warm place devoted to serving its guests. Amenities include a fishing pier, landscaped walkways, gift shop, email access center for laptops, and delicious, freshly prepared buffet meals. A swimming pool is open during the summer season.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Prices vary. Please call.
Early arrivals and stayover reservations may be made by calling Annabelle Salter, individual reservationist at Epworth by the Sea, 912-638-8688. She will make every effort to book participant in the same room used during the Road Scholar program week.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, April 18 - Jekyll Island Bike Tour/Bike on Jekyll/Social
Breakfast: A full southern breakfast is served buffet style in the dining room. Choices include eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, oatmeal, cereal, milk, toast, sweet rolls, pancakes/waffles, juices, fresh fruit, coffee and tea. Y

Morning: Explore over 20 miles of winding trails perfect for biking. These paved paths are a great way to explore Jekyll Islands historic sites, beaches, marshes and maritime forests. You will park your bikes for a tram tour of the historic district of Jekyll to include the millionaire cottages, Faith Chapel with an original Tiffany stained glass, and the famous Jekyll Island Hotel. Biking will continue after lunch on Jekyll Island. Trails wind along the ocean and the interior maritime forest....breathtaking!

Lunch: Lunch will be at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel with views of the intracoastal waterway.

Afternoon: Biking on Jekyll Island continues.

Dinner: A buffet style dinner is served in the Epworth Dining Room. A soup and salad bar plus hot entrees and desserts are included at every lunch and dinner. Dinner is at 6:00 p.m.

Evening: Free evening to enjoy on your own.

Lodging: Epworth by the Sea

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, April 19 - Wrap up/Check-Out
Breakfast: A full southern breakfast is served buffet style in the dining room. Choices include eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, oatmeal, cereal, milk, toast, sweet rolls, pancakes/waffles, juices, fresh fruit, coffee and tea. Y

Morning: Presentation on "Catch from the Sea".

Lunch: Check-out is by 11:00 am.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips

Ratings

4.6
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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