Vizcaya, Coconut Grove & Coral Gables

Vizcaya is a beautiful Italian Renaissance-style villa surrounded by 10 acres of tranquil gardens, shoreline, mangrove swamps, and tropical forest. Completed in 1920, Vizcaya has been the setting for many movies, social events, weddings, and photo shoots (and is next door to Madonna’s house). From Vizcaya you have the option to return by train (part-way) to Mary Brickell Village, or you can continue riding south to Coconut Grove, a lovely village with Banyan trees, chic boutiques, trendy cafes, and the famous CocoWalk outdoor mall. Past the Grove is a beautiful ride to the Fairchild Tropical Gardens – make sure to visit Matheson Hammock Beach, often called “paradise beach”. Return via train from the University of Miami Rail Station. If you are looking for a challenging ride, continue south on Old Cutler Road to the Everglades.