The Lower Gulf Coast Places


Sanibel and Captiva Islands


Everyone bikes around flat-as-a-pancake Sanibel and Captiva—on bikeways that edge the main highway in places, on the road through the wildlife refuge, and along side streets. Free maps are available at bicycle liveries.

Billy's Bikes. Rent by the hour or the day from this Sanibel outfitter, which also rents motorized scooters and leads Segway tours. 1470 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL, 33957. 239/472–5248.

Jim's Rentals. Bikes (and watersport recreation rentals) of all kinds are available at this Captiva operator. 11534 Andy Rosse La., Captiva, FL, 33924. 239/472–1296.