For our guests that are looking for a route that takes you to new locations, our Saturday Century course is it as you travel from Palm Coast down to Ponce Inlet.
Saturday’s century route starts in Palm Coast at 7:00 am and by 7:20 am you’ll be enjoying an amazing sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean as you hit the top of the Hammock Dunes Bridge while crossing over the Mantanzas River.
From there you’ll begin pedaling 15 miles southbound along the A1A Scenic & Historical Coastal Byway with the waves of the Atlantic Ocean directly on your left. It’s an awesome way to start the day and one that will immediately give you a feeling of relaxation.
You’ll then enter the Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail which takes you through one of the most beautiful and diverse natural scenery locations in all of coastal central Florida. From pedaling over the Tomoka River, along tree canopied roads and natural marsh lands, the Ormond Scenic Loop is like no other area that you’ve had the opportunity to cycle through.
Once leaving the Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail, you’ll have the Halifax River on your left side as you continue to the Halifax Harbor Marina in Daytona Beach for a rest stop on the Halifax River among all the large fishing boats and yachts. A very scenic and relaxing rest stop and we may have a special treat for our cyclists. More details to come!
After leaving the Halifax Harbor Marina, you’ll then pedal over the International Speedway Bridge, where you’ll get some incredible views of the Halifax River, to get to the barrier island on the east side of the Halifax River where you’ll then begin the next segment down to Ponce Inlet.
Heading south on Peninsula Dr, you’ll pedal through Daytona Beach Shores, Wilbur-By-The-Sea and into Ponce Inlet, past the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and into Lighthouse Point Park where the rest stop is located right on the inlet.
Once leaving Ponce Inlet, you will begin heading northbound and then cross over the Halifax River on the Port Orange Causeway on Dunlawton Ave, where you will again have incredible views of the Halifax River, to arrive back on the mainland.
After crossing the Port Orange Causeway and on the mainland, you will then enjoy another 15 miles of pedaling with the Halifax River on your right side, with another rest stop at the Halifax Harbor Marina, before entering the Ormond Scenic Loop again.
We think that you’ll agree that the Saturday century course will be one of the most unique and scenic routes that you’ve been on!
In addition to Saturday’s century course, we also offer another century course on Sunday for our Dual Century Challenge!
We look forward to seeing you at the Flagler Fondo in September!