Naples to Key West - By dhornick

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By dhornick (12 McR Points) on Aug 16, 2012

Creator : dwhornick
Motorcycle Type : Touring

We just made this ride as part of a 3626 mile 15 day excursion from the Midwest to Key West and back through the Smoky Mountains. This portion of the ride (Naples to Key West) is where I considered our vacation to truly begin. I loved Naples and then Highway 41 from Naples over to the edge of Miami was a great ride through the heart of the Everglades. 41 was a route I had always wanted to try and its worth it. The road conditions are above average and the traffic minimal. It's only 93.2 miles from Naples to the Turnpike in Miami so as long as you gas up in Naples you're good to go. We stopped and did an airboat/swamp tour that was outstanding. Once we got to Miami and the Turnpike we headed south to the Keys all of which was very familiar as we've made the trip in cars multiple times. Of course like others have suggested we made a must stop at Alabama Jacks just as we have many many times before. Never miss it. After waiting out a thunderstorm there we headed on down to Marathon where we had a house rented for the week. Riding on to Key West the following day was another life long dream on the bikes. Man oh man how I love the Florida Keys. Great ride from beginning to end.

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