If you love cycling and nature then voila “Shark Valley” is a just the perfect place for you. Shark valley with all its greenery and pictorial views is known to be a heaven for cyclists. Shark Valley has great cycling trails that lead to an observation tower which offers a magnificent view of the Everglades National Park of Miami, Florida.
Shark Valley is located in the heart of Everglades which is also commonly known as the river of grass. The Everglades National Park covers an area of 100 miles between Lake Okeechobee and the Gulf of Mexico. The place is filled with raw natural beauty. Shark Valley is all about discovering the wildlife living in the freshwater ecosystem of sawgrass marshes and tree islands.
There are many ways to reach the Observation Tower of the Valley. You can go on foot, ride a tram or a bicycle. The trail for bicycle is about 15 miles. It will take two hours to reach the top. If you get lucky on your way you can enjoy looking at alligators, ibis, wood storks, roseate spoonbills, raccoons, white-tailed deer and other small animals.
The best time to discover the beauty of Shark valley is in early hours of the day. There are no refreshments available on tower as the management does not want to spoil place by tourist littering. It is highly recommended to keep water bottles and sunscreen lotions with you. It is also recommended you use sun screens during hiking and travelling as trails have fewer shades.
The Google rating for the amazing Shark Valley is 4.5 stars. The place is appreciated for the beauty and rich fauna. You can bring your own bike or rent one from here. The ride on tram is also an amazing experience. The cost of the tram is about 10$. There are many points in Shark Valley where you can stop by and take photos.
Shark Valley Board
Shark Valley Tour