Biking

Venetian Waterway Park along the Intracoastal Waterway, Venice Florida
Bike paths along both banks of the
Intracoastal Waterway in Venice, Florida.

If you like bicycling, you’ll love doing it in Venice. It’s so easy.

The twin bike paths in Venetian Waterway Park along both banks of the Intracoastal Waterway are perhaps Venice’s most enjoyable riding route, but there’s also the Legacy Trail between Sarasota and Venice.

Legacy Trail

Legacy Trail head at Venice Depot.

Venice’s prime bikeway is the Legacy Trail, a 10.5-mile (17-km) rails-to-trails bike-and-walking path from the Venice Depot to Sarasota and beyond.

Paved, with trailheads and rest stops at several points along the route, the Legacy Trail passes an entrance to Osar Scherer State Park and other natural areas. More…

Bike Rentals

Several businesses in Venice rent bicycles: 

  • Florida Bike & Beach (tel 941-412-1411); bikes delivered to you!
  • Venice Bikes & Trikes (tel 941-412-3821); bikes delivered to you!
  • Bicycles International, 1744 S Tamiami Trail (US 41)(tel 941-497-1590)
  • Real Bikes, 581 US 41 Bypass (tel 941-485-3113)
  • Segway Venice, 1590 S Tamiami Trail (US 41) (tel 855-873-4929), the bicycle alternative.

Biking to the Beach

Come here on your bike…

It’s easy and pleasant to bike to Venice’s beaches. Riding to Caspersen Beach, the farthest beach from the city center, you must take care on the narrow approach road because of shifting sand—the sand can cause loss of front-wheel control.