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4.44 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.44
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By GLYDC2C (5 McR Points) on May 03, 2012

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September 29, 2013
This ride was 20 minutes from my home and I felt…
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3 BMWs
31 McR Points
March 17, 2017
Do not underestimate this route! It has great…
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Written Directions

North of Hudson, Fl about 5 miles go left on Aripeka Road. Then as you head back east take Left on Shoals Line Blvd (County Road 507). Take this north up to the end at Cortez Blvd.

Scenery

Starts out driving through the Aripeka Sandhills area and winds through the grass flats along the Gulf and past the crystal clear Weeki Wachee Springs. Bring a suit if you want to cool off in summer and then have a bite to eat at The Upper Deck

Drive Enjoyment

Nice roads with speedlimits varying from 30 to 40 MPH and offering good visibilty of the local scenery and a couple small slow bridges.

Tourism Opportunities

I suggest a stop a Bayport inn for more food at the end of the route.

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Aripeka to Weeki Wachee Gardens
Aripeka to Weeki Wachee Gardens
Aripeka to Weeki Wachee Gardens
Aripeka to Weeki Wachee Gardens
Aripeka to Weeki Wachee Gardens
Aripeka to Weeki Wachee Gardens
Aripeka to Weeki Wachee Gardens
Aripeka to Weeki Wachee Gardens
Aripeka to Weeki Wachee Gardens
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Guest
September 29, 2013
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Standard
This ride was 20 minutes from my home and I felt like I was in old Florida near the Keys. Lovely simple roads with lots of scenic places to stop and relax in. If you want a nice afternoon without traffic, with grassy waters and a beach or two to stop and enjoy, this is the ride. It takes about an hour or two with stops. I'm eager to return and watch the sun set at Pine Island Park. I'll take pictures and post when I do. THis is a relaxing scenic ride along the gulf. Not a ride for those who are looking to race around twisty turns.
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3 BMWs
March 17, 2017
31 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
Do not underestimate this route! It has great scenery, nice turns and even some amenities. I saw wild turkeys, tall cranes and even a bald eagle. If you do it in the evening, you'll get the sun reflecting off the gulf as a bonus. After you arrive at the north end, you aren't to far away from the Citrus County 476 route.
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mbruno150
August 14, 2016
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport
I have done this ride with my father and friends several times. It is a great scenic route that makes you feel like you are in the Florida Keys even though you are turning off a US Highway 19N There are some great turns and straight aways. There is one stretch that is directly adjacent to the gulf that is absolutely beautiful. Near the end of the trip the "upper deck", which sits on the weekie watchee river, is a great restaurant bar to grab a bite to eat. If you pass the upper deck headed north you will dead end into Cortez boulevard. Make a left and Bayport inn will be a few miles up on the right and is another nice pitstop to grab a bite to eat. After you eat make sure drive down to the end and visit Pine island. Im not sure why that wasn't included on this trip. This is worth the trip and the only negative is you maybe wishing it was longer.
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