Shark Valley Ranger-Guided Programs Summer 2016
Canal Biking - 7:30am (approx. 3hrs)
May 28th | June 25th | July 23rd | August 27th | September 24th
Join a ranger for a car caravan trip to the L-67 Canal, approximately 5 miles to the east of Shark Valley Entrance. This is the old eastern boundary of your national park here in the Everglades. The bike tour will lead you down the canal berm on an unpaved, gravel road. Explore the wildlife along the canal and also the great views of the eastern portion of Shark Valley Slough and the Everglades. The subtleness of the wetlands as the morning light wakes up its inhabitants, birds, turtles and alligators sunning themselves along your path. Spider webs covered in the morning dew glistening in the sun.
Reservations are required call (305) 221-8776 and will be taken 1-week prior to the scheduled ride. Bring your own bicycle. Meet near entrance gate at Shark Valley, car caravan to L67 lot, five miles east of Shark Valley.
Glades Biking in the Morn’ - 9:00am (approx. 3hrs)
May 15th | June 12th | July 10th | August 14th | September 18th
Explore the subtleness of the wetlands as the morning light wakes up its inhabitants, birds, turtles and alligators sunning themselves along your path. Spider webs covered in the morning dew glistening in the sun. Join a Park Ranger or Volunteer for a 15-mile bike ride out into the Shark River Slough. Bring your own bicycle or rent one from the concession for $18.00. Meet on the back side of the visitor center by the benches.
Meteor Shower Bike Ride - 6:30pm (approx. 3hrs)
Thursday, May 5th | Friday, July 29th
Watch an amazing meteor shower over the sawgrass prairie. Listen to the accompanying Everglades “night symphony” as you get a glimpse of a meteor shower arching across the dark night sky. Climb the observation tower to enjoy the mystery and to feel the magic of the Everglades Wilderness at night. Join a park ranger for an evening 15-mile bike ride.
Your own bicycle required.
Reservations will be taken 1-week prior to the scheduled ride. Call (305) 221-8776