Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island Bike Trails - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any hills?
No, the islands are flat, flat, flat.  The only place you'll find anything close to a hill is if you bike the causeway - riding up the bridges will give you a good hill workout.
Can I cycle on the causeway to Fort Myers?
Yes, but the shoulders are narrow to non-existant, so be prepared to "take the lane".  The speed limit for cars is 30 MPH.  Pedestrians are not allowed on the causeway roads.  Here are more details about the causeway.
I'd like to ride on the trails but don't have a bike with me.  Can I rent a bike?
Absolutely - there are several bike rental businesses on Sanibel and Captiva, and many hotels and rentals offer bikes for their guests to use (sometimes for a small fee).  We have compiled a list of Sanibel bike rentals, and Sanibel hotels offering bikes for their guests.
What should I bring on my bike ride, hike, or run?