Touring with Florida Eco Treks is recommended for people who are physically fit, in good health, and free of neck or back injuries. Being real overweight doesn’t make one a good candidate for “trekking.”
Can you ride a mountain bike through flat terrain for 2 miles (6 to 9 miles if on our Wilderness Marathon Treks)?
Can you hike through hot but shaded paths for 30 minutes (Bird Island Reaches II and III)?
Can you paddle a personal kayak a mile & 1/2 with the current (4 1/2 to 8 miles if on our Wilderness Marathon Treks)?
If you answered yes to these questions than you will have a fabulous time on your Eco Trek.
All participants should be at least 9 years old. Some exceptions may be made based on skill level. Children up to age 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Especially because of our unique Wilderness Kayaks in shallow waters, participants should weigh no more than 220 pounds.
All participants will be required to complete the Florida Eco Treks release form before being permitted to begin the trek.
Enjoying each trek fully means taking the time to prepare for your plunge into the wilderness. We recommend the following:
Participants need to wear closed toe, comfortable fitting shoes like athletic shoes. Dive Booties or supportive Sandals with back straps, are also good. No flip flops.
Dress comfortably as well. We encourage shorts most of the year that are no shorter than right above the knee. Do not wear dark clothing during the warmer months.
We recommend bringing the following items to make your time in the wild more comfortable:
- Bug spray (provided)
- Water (bottles provided). The number of bottles depends on which Tour is taken.
- Nutritional snack (a good lunch is provided for those on the Marathon Treks)
- Visors or Hats. Men with baldness or thinning hair should definitely consider hats in the hot sun.
- A Satchel-Backpack (and souvenir) is provided for carrying the above (and your valuables)
An extra water or sports drink can come along, No alcohol or smoking is permitted on our tours.