Born to be wild - or at least wild at heart? Marvel at the variety of wild animals and birds on 'The Loop', a 33.98-mile scenic route that's a must-see for motorcyclists, motorists and bicyclists alike. This amazing journey will take you back in time, combining tree-lined, canopied roads with acres of Florida's wild, untouched natural beauty.
Whether your two wheels are decked out in gleaming chrome or you prefer eco-friendly peddle power, both are common sights along the natural beauty and the peaceful, winding roads on The Loop. No stoplights or shopping centers on this ride. Just miles and miles of well-maintained, twisting and turning roads. One long stretch is completely shaded from the sun by a beautiful ancient Live Oak canopy. Along the ride, you'll also pass Tomoka State Park, where on most days you will see folks fishing and crabbing along the Tomoka River. There are several routes to choose from, making The Loop a ride you'll want to take more than once. Note: Enjoy The Loop at a leisurely speed, and pay attention to the posted speed limits, as they change often.
Directions from the Mainland
Travel north on Beach Street, which runs along the Halifax River's mainland side. After several miles, you'll see a sign for Walter Boardman Blvd. Take that turn and follow the road for about a mile. Take a sharp right on High Bridge Road, and follow it over the bridge to State Road A1A. At this point, you can either turn right and enjoy the scenic Atlantic coastline on your way back to Daytona Beach, or turn left and ride north to Flagler Beach.
Directions from the Beachside
From Daytona Beach, head north on State Road A1A, past SR 40 (Granada Blvd.) Just past the city of Ormond Beach, the speed limit will change to 55 mph. Keep an eye out, and turn left at the flashing sign that identifies High Bridge Road. Follow this road for several miles and take a sharp left onto Walter Boardman Blvd. This road will take you past Tomoka State Park and bring you to North Beach Street, which hugs the Intracoastal Waterway. Follow this road to Granada Blvd (SR 40).
A variation of the scenic Loop tour begins at the intersection of John Anderson Drive and Granada Blvd. on the beachside. Head north on John Anderson Drive and enjoy miles of beautiful river views and stately homes and estates. John Anderson Drive ends at High Bridge Rd. where you will then decide to turn left and meander back to town on Beach Street -- or turn right and head up to A1A. Note: John Anderson Drive is a residential area with plenty of side streets, some hidden from view. Also, stay alert to the many changes in the speed limits.
Riding the loop… give me a break!
Located on High Bridge Rd. at the eastern foot of the causeway bridge, you can stretch your legs at this well-maintained county park that features a boat ramp, covered picnic tables and clean restrooms.