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Reviews, photos and videos for program: A Biking Journey through the Everglades and Big Cypress
Nancy from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 01/11/15 - 01/16/15
I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. We got to see parts of the Everglades that were spectacular. And the biking was well planned although at times we had to finish quickly so we could get on to the next activity. It was all fascinating however. The fellow participants were a great group and we made some lovely connections . My one complaint is serious however and needs to be addressed. I was bitten by fire ants on the boardwalk Anahinga Trail the last day. We were never advised to wear bug repellent or to even watch out for them on this trail. I have had a severe reaction which develops 72 hours later. Being covered with fiery lesions on one's leg and several trips to dermatologists and am on strong medications. Wear BUG Repellent!!! Whether the leader instructs you to or not! And watch out for tiny ants. They are not red, just normal looking. But are not to be ignored. No one else on the trip was bitten so the odds may be small but it happened to me so it can happen again. Otherwise the trip was great.

Judy from Denver, CO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/11/15 - 01/16/15
This was my 1st Road Scholar trip and it exceeded my expectations. Our leaders were knowledgeable and were skilled cyclists. Daily programs were informative and interesting. The group if people we travelled with were interesting and very friendly. This will not be my last Road Scholar adventure. Can't wait to get home and look at the catalogue so I can book my next trip

Kenneth from Fitchburg, WI Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 02/02/14 - 02/07/14
This program combines bicycling and exploration of the Everglades. Bicycles and helmets are provided and transportation to sites suitable for biking. The highlights were bicycling in Shark Valley f the Everglades National Park and the Swamp Walk in the Big Cypress. We enjoyed the congeniality of this small group and the professionalism of our leader.

Pat from Duluth, GA Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 02/02/14 - 02/07/14
Besides the biking, do not miss the Swamp Walk. It was just a very neat experience and better with a group of people you know.

Connie from Boulder, CO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/12/14 - 01/17/14
Very fun, nice and interesting fellow travelers, guides, and activities, many fond memories!

Bruce from Havertown, PA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 01/12/14 - 01/17/14
This was a wonderful trip for anyone on wants an in-depth learning experience of the Everglades. Biking through the Everglades truly enhances your appreciation of this national park. Please don't think of this park as a mosquito infested swamp. It is a nice park to visit (in the winter) teeming with wildlife!

Nancy from Baldwinsville, NY Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/07/13 - 04/12/13
Great experience! The wind biking to & from the missile site and the highest temps were a challenge. The leader and fellow travelers were fantastic. I learned and saw a lot, had lots of laughs, and enjoyed the exercise! Very glad to have participated.

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"Group Leader Mary & Bike Mechanic Larry" Uploaded By: Road Scholar Boston
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"Swamp walk with Big Cypress Ranger" Uploaded By: Road Scholar Boston

"Had 4 slices of Key Lime Pie in 5 days. Deliciious!" Uploaded By: Pat

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