Southern Tier

At some point in this stretch we’ll celebrate Xmas and New Year! We’re following the Adventure Cycling Association’s Southern Tier route from San Diego to Key West. We leave sunny California for the desert grasslands of Arizona and New Mexico. We think we’ll spend the next three weeks tackling Texas before breezing through the flat swamplands of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Finally we head through Florida to St Augustine and Miami, before heading to Key West via Key Largo and the Seven Mile Bridge.

We think this leg will be about 3,500 miles (5,600km) and take about 12 weeks. A rough map of our (intended!) route and our itinerary is below.

Start Finish State
San Diego Guatay California
Guatay Seeley California
Seeley Palo Verde California
Palo Verde Quartzsite Arizona
Quartzsite Aguila Arizona
Aguila Sun City Arizona
Sun City Tonto Arizona
Tonto Roosevelt Lake Arizona
Roosevelt Lake Peridot Arizona
Peridot Safford Arizona
Safford Lordsburg New Mexico
Lordsburg Santa Clara New Mexico
Santa Clara Emory Pass New Mexico
Emory Pass Radium Springs New Mexico
Radium Springs El Paso Texas
El Paso Esperanza Texas
Esperanza Van Horn Texas
Van Horn Fort Davis Texas
Fort Davis Marathon Texas
Marathon Dryden Texas
Dryden Comstock Texas
Comstock Bracketville Texas
Bracketville Leakey Texas
Leakey Ingram Texas
Ingram Johnson City Texas
Johnson City Austin Texas
Austin La Grange Texas
La Grange Navasota Texas
Navasota Coldspring Texas
Coldspring Silsbee Texas
Silsbee DeRidder Louisiana
DeRidder Ville Platte Louisiana
Ville Platte Morganza Louisiana
Morganza Gonzales Louisiana
Gonzales New Orleans Louisiana
New Orleans Gulfport Mississippi
Gulfport Dauphin Island Alabama
Dauphin Island Gulf Shores Alabama
Gulf Shores Milton Florida
Milton Ponce De Leon Florida
Ponce De Leon Chattahoochee Florida
Chattahoochee Monticello Florida
Monticello Live Oak Florida
Live Oak Alachua Florida
Alachua Florahome Florida
Florahome St. Augustine Florida
St. Augustine Scottsmoor Florida
Scottsmoor Sebastian Florida
Sebastian Hobe Sound Florida
Hobe Sound Boca Raton Florida
Boca Raton Miami Beach Florida
Miami Beach Key Largo Florida
Key Largo Key West Florida