Can’t Miss Spots in Coconut Grove and Coral Gables to Visit by Bicycle

by | Mar 11, 2022 | City Adventure, Lifestyle | 0 comments

Nothing says laid back quite like hopping on a pair of wheels and cruising from one spot to the next. Tap into Miami’s leisurely side when you take one of our THesis Bikes out for a spin down lively, colorful streets dotted with charming cafes, scenic parks, waterways and so much more. THesis Bikes are available on a first come, first served basis for all guests for a small fee. Head to the valet stand next to the hotel entrance and you’ll find the bike rack where your chariot awaits. 

Although free-spirited wandering is encouraged when you set out from THesis Hotel, we’ve outlined several can’t miss spots in Coconut Grove and Coral Gables to visit by bicycle to inspire your exploration and get your wheels turning.

Farmers Market Stand

Peruse the Coconut Grove Organic Farmers Market

Every Saturday, the open air Coconut Grove Organic Farmers Market takes up residence on Grand Avenue, just a short bike ride from THesis Hotel. Browse an extensive spread of organic fruits, vegetables, grains seeds and vegan foods. Pick up a freshly baked fruit pie or sample the raw food pizza or Nori bar. Whether you’re stocking up for a picnic at the beach or looking for a quick snack on the go, the Coconut Grove Organic Farmers Market offers something for everyone.

Breakfast at Crema in Coral Gables

Get Your Caffeine Fix at a Specialty Coffee Shop

For an energy boost during your bike ride, stop into Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. With patio seating and a bike rack just out front, Crema is the perfect stop for an iced latte or quick breakfast bite as you cruise down Miracle Mile–a happening district with shops, restaurants, museums and more. Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Check out Panther Coffee in Coconut Grove. A local roaster, retailer and wholesaler, Panther Coffee boasts a full coffee and tea menu, as well as wine and beer offerings and sweet and savory bites. Roll up to the bike rack right out front, grab a cup and seat on the patio or do a bit of window shopping at the book shop next door or one of the many charming boutiques in the Coconut Grove neighborhood.

A fountain in the center of a park

Cruise Through the Area’s Most Scenic Neighborhoods and Parks

For a leisurely bike ride amid verdant ficus trees and banyans, you won’t need to go far from THesis Hotel–the Coral Gables and Coconut Grove neighborhoods are home to several scenic parks and bike-friendly trails. The 13.5-mile Cutler Trail, which begins at the intersection of Old Cutler, Sunset and LeJune roads in Coral Gables, winds through some of Greater Miami’s most scenic neighborhoods and is ideal for travelers of all ages. With the historic Vizcaya Museum, Peacock Park, Alice Wainwright Park and the Barnacle Historic State Park along its 5-mile paved route, you can also take one of our THesis bikes for a spin down The Commodore Trail.

Bicycle parked outside of charming Coral Gables Café

Grab a Bite at a Local Cafe

Fuel up before a day exploring South Miami or relax and unwind during or afterward–whatever time of day, there are endless options when it comes to sampling local cuisine. For Breakfast Spots in Coral Gables, check out L’artisane Creative Bakery for freshly prepared vegan options or Tinta y Café for an authentic Cuban breakfast. Under three miles and well within biking distance from THesis Hotel, Joanna’s Marketplace is the perfect place to grab a gourmet sandwich for lunch or a mid-afternoon pastry. Joanna’s Marketplace also comes highly recommended by THesis’ own Chef Niven, along with several other Go-To Miami Hot Spots, like the Salty Donut or Madruga Bakery, to hop off and investigate during your bike ride.

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