So, having a hobby is a wonderful thing, but having two, is even better, and having two hobbies that can be practiced together, combining them in the same plan, not specifically at the same time, but that can allow you to switch from one to the other and be able to enjoy the wonders of both of them in the same scenario is absolutely fascinating.
The perfect combination in this case is stand up paddle boarding and biking. It is like heaven, to be able to have these two hobbies at the same time.
You can do one of them as the perfect way to getting to the other. You can enjoy the ride on the bike, to find the perfect spot for paddle boarding, hang out in the water, enjoy a wonderful Florida sunny day and then get back on your bike to finish the day and head back home.
The best things about riding a mountain bike, other than feeling the wind in your face, exploring new roads and trails, is the excitement you get by being able to see so many things and landscapes while you exercise and actually have fun doing it.
Biking is for adventurers, and paddle boarding is for nature lovers, that is why this perfect combination of biking and paddle boarding, land and water, is such a great match when it comes to hobbies.
One of the greatest places in South Florida for making the best out of these 2 activities are Virginia Key and Key Biscayne. The beautiful beaches, the amazing sunsets, the exciting trails and the clearest waters are just a few of the reasons to consider this area an exceptional destination for practicing the two hobbies. While the bike trails will allow you to see lots of pelicans, iguanas and even raccoons, the water will probably let you see dolphins, manatees and even rays, while you practice your paddle boarding.
Both Virginia Key and Key Biscayne are somehow similar, yet not the same, and they are connected because of all the beautiful destinations that can be found there. The Miami Seaquarium, the Virginia Key Beach Park, the Crandon Park and the Biscayne National Park are just a few of the places you shouldn’t miss, especially if you are planning to have a paddle and biking adventure. Since the landscape here is mostly mangroves, water by the bay, biking trails and coral reefs, most of the animals that are found in this landscape have something to do with the ocean or shoreline habitats.
Another popular, beautiful and fun trail is the Rickenbacker Trail with 8.5 miles. This trail starts in the south of Miami and it goes along the Rickenbacker Causeway/Crandon Boulevard traversing Key Biscayne.
And then there is the Virginia Key Mountain Bike Trails and Park which is open seven days a week and has 3 different levels of trails for all types of bikers: the advanced, the intermediate and the novice. This park is absolutely beautiful and the landscape is exactly what you need for that relaxing and at the same time exciting time you love to have, combining the passion for enjoying the water and for riding a bike.