South Tampa is one of the most up-and-coming areas in the Sunshine State. The population is growing incredibly younger, which may be attributed to the many opportunities for fitness. With hundreds of miles for biking, walking and running, this city is the perfect destination for an active lifestyle in paradise. Here are the top five bike trails around South Tampa.
The Tampa Riverwalk, located on the Hillsborough River in Downtown Tampa, is one of the most beautiful biking trails in Tampa Bay. This stunning trail consists of 2.6 miles of waterfront views and scenic Downtown Tampa skyline. The trail has been rated “Best River Walks” in the United States by Fodor’s Travel, a popular travel review site, and is a local favorite for many.
Another popular biking trail in South Tampa is the Davis Island Bike Route just outside of Downtown Tampa. This scenic biking trail is a perfect “out and back” trail as riders can enjoy a circular route around the island. Take in the blue waters of the Hillsborough Bay and enjoy watching the prop planes land at the Peter O. Knight Airport on the island.
Harbor Island is a secluded bike trail where bikers can enjoy a longer ride among the Florida landscape and historic architecture. This island is home to hundreds of beautifully designed homes, boat docks and even a working lighthouse. For riders looking for a good workout along a scenic route, Harbor Island is the spot for you.
University of Tampa
The University of Tampa is one of the most popular spots for biking around the Tampa area. Not only can students enjoy biking to and from classes, but community members can also ride throughout the campus and enjoy its beauty, culture and even its famous treats.
Bayshore Boulevard is one of the best spots in South Tampa for biking, running and walking. Stretching a continuous 4.5 miles, the trail is known as the longest sidewalk in the U.S. Each day you’ll find other exercise enthusiasts running, walking and biking alongside the sparkling waters of Hillsborough Bay. When riding, you’ll pass by some of Tampa’s most luxurious properties, historic sites and even delicious eateries for a mid-ride pitstop.
Among those luxurious properties, you will find the newest residential high-rise in South Tampa – Altura Bayshore.
23 stories tall, this prestigious high-rise is designed with 67 pristine condominiums and 6 penthouses overlooking bay waters. With resort-style amenities such as a rooftop pool, rooftop clubroom, pickleball courts, dog park, BBQ grill areas and more, this pristine skyrise is above it all.