Independent Tourist runs Self-Guided Cycling Vacations

Wisconsin 4-Trails
Bike Tour

Enjoy 100 miles of connected rail to trail bike paths in beautiful southwest Wisconsin on this Wisconsin bike tour. Included is the Elroy–Sparta Trail – the oldest rail to trail in the US with its three disused rail tunnels.

Maps: http://www.bike4trails.com/

The 4 Trails:

  • The Great River State Trail – following the Mississippi and wetlands
  • The LaCrosse River State Trail
  • The Elroy-Sparta State Trail
  • The 400 State Trail
The Elroy-Sparta is considered the granddaddy of the modern rail to trail bike path, and bicycle themes abound in the area.  If you think 25-mile daily averages are too short for you, then hop off the trail and take side trip loop on one of the many wonderful quiet country roads for some additional miles.  Then hop back on the trail to your evening destination.  Trempealeau County where you will start your bike tour, has some of the best quiet cycling roads anywhere.

Wisconsin’s extensive networks of state trails are managed by the state but funded entirely through trail pass fees ($4 daily or $20 annual for riders over age 16).

 

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#30 THE 4-TRAILS / 5-DAY TOUR

WISCONSIN 4-TRAILS BIKE TOUR

Marshland to Reedsburg
5 Days (5 nights/4 cycling days)– 100 miles
From 
$675

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#31 THE 4-TRAILS / 4-DAY TOUR

WISCONSIN 4-TRAILS BIKE TOUR

Marshland to Reedsburg
4 Days (4 nights/4 cycling days)– 100 miles
From 
$575