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    Unique Sights, Historic Buildings and Challenging Peaks Just Minutes from Mission Inn

    As well as opportunities to play world class golf, Mission Inn Resort & Club a golf resort located in central Florida, offers a convenient location from which to explore central Florida by bicycle.

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    Situated in lovely Howey-in-the-hills, about 35 miles from Orlando, Mission Inn boasts a picturesque setting on Lake Harris amidst rolling hills and old citrus groves. Here guests can golf on a choice of two of Florida’s award winning golf courses, El Campeon and Las Colinas. The resort is located centrally in the heart of Lake County and boasting natural beauty and interesting local sights, including Mount Dora, Lake Idamere and Wekiva Springs all of which you can appreciate by bicycle.

    Explore Central Florida

    Explore Central Florida by Bicycle

    Howey Mansion
    Rental bikes and maps of various cycling routes are available at the resort. The “Mission Inn and Out” is a 16 mile ride that takes you along the shores of Lake Harris and past interesting historic sites like Howey Mansion, the home of real estate developer and community founder William J Howey.

    This beautiful 25 room mansion built in 1925 sits on 15 acres of gorgeous botanical plants and shrubbery. Pedal the route at your leisure then stop for a snack or meal at Yalaha Bakery, an extremely popular old world German bakery which serves up an amazing array of authentic baked goods. Relax in the beer garden with a cold one along with a signature sandwich.

    Sugarloaf Mountain
    For those seeking a more exhilarating ride, there’s the challenge of Sugarloaf Mountain. About 8 miles from Mission Inn, Sugarloaf is the highest paved point on the Florida Peninsula. With about 200 feet of climbing and a grade up to 13% (averaging 8%), it’s a heart pumping ride for experienced cyclists who seek climbing work. From the top it’s a wonderful panoramic view, so make sure to bring your camera.

    Rest and Rejuvenate at Mission Inn

    After all that pedalling and exercising, relax in one the resort’s onsite restaurants where creative chefs prepare signature seafood, elegant entrees and delectable desserts.

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    Pamper yourself with a Seasonal Special at Spa Marbella and ease those tired muscles with a first rate massage, rejuvenate your skin with a cleansing brightening facial or take advantage of a relaxing pedicure.

    Mission Inn Resort offers Golf, Tennis and Spa Packages in surroundings that let you unwind and recharge. Whether teeing off on the fairway or pedalling down a bicycle path, you’re guaranteed some memorable holiday moments at this unique central Florida golf destination.

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