St. Simons Island
Biking Exploration on St. Simons and Jekyll Islands
Bike St. Simons and Jekyll Islands with experts, exploring a historic lighthouse, learning about coastal ecosystems and enjoying authentic traditions of Southern culture and cuisine.
Program No. 2181RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Set amid coastal marshlands of swaying cordgrass and studded with lighthouses, former plantations and Gilded Age mansions, the Golden Isles of Georgia mark not only the meeting of the coast and the Atlantic, but also of the native peoples, Spanish missionaries, African slaves and wealthy vacationers who have all played parts in coastal Georgia’s history. From the Tiffany window in Faith Chapel to the historic Jekyll Island Club to the lush maritime forest, take in St. Simons and Jekyll islands by bike.
Activity Level
Moderately Challenging
Bicycling 10-15 miles per day, moderate pace, concrete bike paths, flat terrain. One-speed, land cruiser bikes provided.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • See a 200-year-old working lighthouse, lovely Christ Church, Fort Frederica and slave cabins by bike.
  • Bike to the marshes and learn about Georgia's expansive estuarine and coastal ecosystems.
  • Explore more than 20 miles of winding bike trails on Jekyll Island, former playground of the Rockefellers, Morgans, Cranes and Goulds.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
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Tricia Buie
Tricia Buie makes history come alive through her work with Civil War reenactments and as a living history presenter throughout the Southeast, specializing in the lives of 19th-century women. She is a Coastal Georgia Historian for the Center for Educational Adventure, and is a volunteer docent for the Coastal Georgia Historic Lighthouse and Hofwyl Plantation. Tricia and her husband have personally researched and restored 6 historic homes, and they presently reside in a 108 year-old farmhouse.
Tricia Buie
Brooks Good
Fred Collins
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