Rent Bikes for the Venice Waterway Trail

Venice Waterway Trail

The Venice Waterway Trail is a biking and walking trail that runs along both sides of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). The ICW divides the City of Venice into the ISLAND from the MAINLAND. The official name of the trail is the The Venetian Waterway Park Trail.

There are several access points on both sides of the ICW. 

Shamrock Park Self-Guided Day-Tours

This is our primary delivery location for folks looking to rent bikes for self-guided day-tours on the Venice Waterway Trail. (AKA Venice Trail).

Shamrock Park is at the southern end of The Venice Trail at 3900 Shamrock Drive, Venice Florida. It has a large playground, tennis courts, restrooms, cold-water drinking-fountains, picnic-pavilions, nature trails, and an excellent nature-museum. Plenty of parking is available year-round.

The back side of the park property is directly adjacent to the Venice Trail. Once you get your rental bikes follow a short, paved park-trail toward the Venice Waterway Trail. Signs show the way. Shamrock park is a convenient place to start because it runs north toward the Historic Venice Train Depot where it connects to The Legacy Trail.

From anywhere on the Legacy Trail you can bicycle to Shamrock Park simply by pedaling South.

This park has daylight operational hours, and the entrance gate closes at night. If you park at Shamrock be aware that your car can become locked in the park if you do not leave before closing time! Check with Sarasota County for times of operation.

Take a Day-Tour of the VENICE WATERWAY TRAIL starting from Shamrock Park. 3900 Shamrock Drive Venice Florida. Bikes arrive by 9:30 AM.

Reservations required: Book online by 9:00 the day before, or call us at 941-412-3821 by 6:00 PM the day before your ride.

Getting to Shamrock Park by Car
We often recommend this starting location to our customers who are coming to the area from points south of Venice. If you are coming from points north of Venice Oscar Scherer Park is a better starting point that will save you some driving.)

It’s not too difficult to get to the park from I-75, but there are several turns. Generally trusting your GPS reckoning should get you there. 

Coming from the south, take Exit-191 (River Road), and Turn Left under the Interstate. Pass Venice Avenue, and Turn Right on Center Road. At US Hiway 41 Turn Left and go about half a mile. Turn Right on Shamrock Drive. Go two miles and Turn Right into the park. Upon arrival at the entrance to the park drive all the way in and pick a spot anywhere near the big building.

Use the map below for more accurate routing.

Riding from Shamrock Park to The Legacy Trail. 
Many of our bike rental customers like to extend their ride by including the Venice Trail with The Legacy Trail. Both of these sections are on the mainland-side of the Intracoastal Waterway in Venice. To reach The Legacy Trail from Shamrock Park follow the Venice Trail north for approximately four miles. (The waterway will be on your left as you head north.) The junction point of the two trails is at the Historic Venice Train Station. Likewise, from anywhere on The Legacy Trail you can bicycle to Shamrock Park simply by pedaling south.

Adult bikes are $23 per day, $60 per week. Kids bikes are $18 per day, $40 per week. Free Delivery in our service area!