Over the past month we’ve taken many laps biking around Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness Resort.
If you’re staying at or visiting either Wilderness Lodge or Ft. Wilderness, you are able to rent bikes on property ($18/day). Since we live so close and now have our own bikes (yay!), we load them up on the car and go explore for a hour or so.
We’ve started each ride from the Wilderness Lodge parking lot (but you can start from either) and we take one of two trails that connect between the lodge and the campground.
If you leave the parking lot and go toward the right (near the bus loop), you can take the paved trail all the way to the campground.
But, if you’re up for even more adventure, head toward the left of the parking lot (by the lake) and you will find the bike rental area and an unpaved trail.
This unpaved trail leads to one of my favorite spots on Disney property.
What a view!
The unpaved trail comes to a fork. Head towards the right where you will meet up with the paved trail.
If you see this sign…you’re going the wrong way…
Both of these paths are great and I forget I’m even on Disney property.
Well, that is until I see the Contemporary or Disney busses passing us 🙂
You enter the campground area going by Tri-Circle-D Farm and you can visit with the ponies, head towards the hall where Hoop Dee Doo Review is held, grab lunch at a quick service restaurant, view the lake or not stop at all and make a couple of laps around the campground.
Don’t worry about getting lost. It’s quite a big area, but we’ve always found our way back to Tri-Circle-D Farm area. While the campground can be kind of busy depending what time of year you visit, there is always plenty of room to bike.
If you have kids with you, there are a couple of playgrounds along the route that they can play on while you catch your breath!
Once you feel like you’ve had enough, you can take one of the two trails back to the lodge.
Oh and you never know what you’re gonna see! We’ve seen so many bunnies along the path and even a deer once!
Please be sure to stay hydrated when you’re biking around the resort. I’ve seen a water fountain at the trading post, but I’d almost bet that there would be some around the comfort stations as well.
The last souvenirs you’re going to want to take away from Disney World are bug bites, take some big spray with you!
So, go explore!
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