Katy Trail Bike Tour

Enjoy a great multiple day cycling experience on Missouri’s Katy Trail – a 225 mile / 8 foot wide state park running from western Missouri to the St. Louis Metro area at St. Charles. The trail is well maintained with a crushed limestone surface and is very suitable for inn-to-inn self guided cycling tours. Our tours range from 3 to 7 days. First opened April 28, 1990, the Katy Trail is known far and wide as one of the best maintained, fun cycling trails in North America with 300,000 cyclists using the trail each season.

Katy Trail Cycling tours start at $575 (US). More>


Wisconsin Bike Tours

Take a Wisconsin cycling tour on 101 miles of connected rail to trail bike paths in beautiful southwest Wisconsin.

Included is the Elroy – Sparta Trail bike trail – the oldest rail to trail in the USA with its three disused rail tunnels. The trail is perfect for those who want the best of rail-to-trail combined with side trips on wonderful quiet Wisconsin country roads.

Wisconsin cycling tours start at $575 (US). more >


Prince Edward Island

Enjoy a memorable visit to Prince Edward Island, Canada’s smallest province – a cycling paradise with beautiful unhurried coastal roads, fabulous seafood, welcoming hosts and home to Anne of Green Gables. Our tours are 5 to 7 days.

PEI Bike Tours start at $910 (US). more >

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Our Ecotourism Rail to Trail Bike Tours

Missouri’s Katy Trail, PEI’s Confederation Trail and Wisconsin’s 4 Trails have hard packed, well-maintained, and generally level surfaces. Each is rated easy to cycle because there are no hills on the trails.

About Self-Guided Supported Cycling Tours

A self-guided or “self-paced” cycling vacation from the Independent Tourist comes with the freedom to travel as you please and at your own pace. There is no rigid timetable; no anxious tour leader maintaining a schedule and no tour group to hold you back. It is after all your vacation – follow your dreams with our independent tours.

Have a Group of 8 – 12? Contact Us

Tell us how many you have in your group and we will take it from there. Most routes can be customized and van support can be added in some areas. Contact us early for group cycling rates and available dates:

(866) 269-9913
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2015 Self-Guided & Supported Bike Tours

Welcome to the Independent Tourist and our 12th year of Cycling Vacations.
Check our BLOG for up-to-date information.
In 2015, we celebrate 12 years of providing high quality self-guided, supported, independent, bike tours. This year we offer 11 great bike tours with flexible start dates, variable distance and the best of rail to trail or road routes in memorable locations. Ride some or all of Missouri’s beautiful 225 mile Katy Trail, the famous 4-Trails route in southern Wisconsin, the 273 km Confederation Trail in Prince Edward Island, Canada or its companion Tip-to-Tip road-based bicycle trip along the island’s northern shoreline.

We hope to see you soon on an Independent Tourist cycling vacation.
Happy Trails and Great Cycling!

Independent Tourist

Our Self Guided
Cycling Tours

All of our self guided bike tours include:

  • Cycling at your pace
  • Start most days of the week
  • Daily luggage transfer
  • Lodging in B&B or small inns
  • Breakfast each day
  • Directions, maps, shuttles
  • Inns close to restaurants
  • Bring your bike or rent
  • A place to park your vehicle
  • Emergency Assistance