Bike Trails Near Venice Florida
The Legacy Trail
Tour The Legacy Trail starting from two convenient parks.
We are very fortunate to have two main bike trails near Venice Florida: The Legacy Trail is on the mainland side, east of the Intracoastal Waterway in Venice Florida.
The Legacy Trail runs from the Historic Venice Train Depot up to just short of Clark Road in Sarasota, Florida. The organization known as The Friends of The Legacy Trail posts updates about the ongoing efforts to improve and extend The Legacy Trail all the way to downtown Sarasota.
The Legacy Trail is a well-maintained paved asphalt about ten feet wide. Currently it crosses four roads. Colonia Lane, Laurel Road, Central Sarasota Parkway, and Palmer Ranch Parkway.
A pedestrian overpass is under construction at Laurel Road and will one day permit users to cross over the road without having to stop for cross-traffic. A detour is marked by signs at the crossing.
READ MORE about The Legacy Trail and how to rent bikes.
Reservations required: Book online by 8:00 the day before, or call us at 941-412-3821 by 6:00 PM the day before your ride. Same-Day Service may be available for times later than 9:00 AM. Call the bike shop number to inquire.
Ride The Legacy Trail starting at LEGACY PARK
395 East Venice Avenue Venice Florida. Bikes arrive at the park starting at 9:00 AM.
Ride The Legacy Trail starting at OSCAR SCHERER PARK
1843 S Tamiami Trl, Osprey, US 34229-9663. Bikes arrive at the park starting at 10:00 AM.
Venice Waterway Trail
Perhaps the best known bike trail near Venice Florida is one located in the immediate vicinity of Venice island. The Venice Waterway Trail runs along both sides of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) and was constructed through the efforts of local funding, and the City of Venice.
The most popular trail access point on the Venice Trail is Shamrock Park which is located on the mainland-side of the ICW. Restrooms, cold-water drinking fountains, tennis courts, a playground, and a nature-museum are available. Also plenty of parking.
At the north end of the mainland-side of the Venice Trail is the Historic Venice Train Depot, and Legacy Park, where you can pickup The Legacy Trail and head north toward Sarasota.
Ride the Venetian Waterway Park starting at Shamrock Park
3900 Shamrock Drive Venice Florida. Bikes arrive at the park by 9:30 AM.