Groups of cyclists will find Chinsegut Hill Retreat is an ideal high-ground headquarters as they prepare to assault the Florida Nature Coast’s hilly, curvy roads and bike trails. Cycling in Hernando County is among Florida’s finest.
The diversity of Hernando County bike trails, both paved and unpaved, will accommodate cyclists of all skill and endurance levels. The Wthlacoochee State Trail, which is part of the Florida Rails-to-Trails network, is 46 miles long and the longest paved rail trail in Florida. The 42-mile Suncoast Trail is a close second and a scenic trail award-winner. For those who prefer all-terrain cycling, the Croom Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest has 55 miles of dirt bike trails.
Historic Brooksville, which is just eight miles south of Chinsegut Hill Retreat, is the site of the annual Brooksville Cycling Classic, which is a high-speed race on brick-paved streets. The event has a festival atmosphere with prizes for top finishers, and proceeds benefit area charities.
These and other cycling opportunities are within a relatively short distance from Chinsegut Hill Retreat, where your group can relax for a week or a weekend in an affordable cottage in a private setting that has hiking, wildlife and bird-watching trails. This lodging location also gives you easy access to the Chinsegut Conservation Center and the historic Manor House, which was recently restored by the Friends of Chinsegut Hill.