2020 Self-Guided & Supported Bike Tours

Welcome to the Independent Tourist and our 17th year of Cycling Vacations.
Check our BLOG for up-to-date information.
In 2020, we celebrate 17 years of providing high quality self-guided, supported, independent bike tours. This year we offer 14 great bike tours with flexible start dates, variable distance and the best of rail to trail or road routes in memorable locations. All tours are available for customizing. Ride some or all of Missouri’s beautiful 240 mile Katy Trail, pedal the famous 4-Trails route in southern Wisconsin, (Great River, La Crosse River, Elroy-Sparta and 400 Trail), explore Prince Edward Island, Canada’s 273 KM Confederation Trail 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 Stay Pedaling!

Independent Tourist

As winter storms rage and images of warm days cycling fill my mind, the vibrant spring flowers or brilliant fall colors, vineyard lined hills, cozy B&B’s, soaring river bluffs and historic small towns await with an Independent Tourist vacation. Whether the famous Katy Trail, the seaside villages of Prince Edward Island or the vivid green hills of Wisconsin call to you, it’s not too early to start planning your 2020 cycling getaway. Independent Tourist is already booking 2020 spring, summer and fall vacations!

Don’t wait…..settle in with your warm slippers and a hot beverage, check out our website and reserve a favorite itinerary soon!  Or, let us help customize the perfect tour to fit your unique travel requests.
Thanks for scanning our web site at Independent Tourist! Feel free to contact us anytime by e-mail or phone or our secure contact form at the “Reservations/Contact” tab for any questions, any time.
The Independent Tourist Team
Bob Grace,  Joey Grace and Betsy Silzer

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 and hotels.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Directions, maps, shuttles
  • Inns close to restaurants
  • Bring your bike or rent
  • A place to park your vehicle
  • Emergency Assistance

News & Updates

2020 Reservations

It’s that time of year when you begin scanning the sites to find your best independent cycling vacation. At Independent Tourist, we specialize in fewer locations which allows us greater opportunity for perfection. Please scan our site, email us with any questions using our simple contact form and see why we are the best cycling tour business on the Katy Trail in Missouri, Prince Edward Island, Canada and the 4-Bike Trails in Wisconsin. Reservations are now open! As always, have a great 2020 cycling year. We hope to see you on a memorable cycling tour with Independent Tourist. 

Independent Tourist Newest Team Member

We are proud, and grateful, to acquire one of the best cycling tour guides to join our team at Independent Tourist. Betsy Silzer has extensive experience in the worldwide touring industry and will work hard to create a very nice cycling tour for you. Please visit the “About Us” page, under “Why Self Guided” for more information regarding Betsy’s experience.

*Please contact Betsy for the latest location addition, the Mickelson Trail in the Black Hills area of South Dakota.

Web Site Under Construction

The Independent Tourist web site works as normal and is completely functional but is in the process of an upgrade. Please visit often as a few new items will appear during the next few months. Examples: A PEI Group Tour for a start date of Aug 22, 2020 is in works, a possible Katy Trail group tour as well and information pertaining to our new location on the Mickelson Trail in South Dakota. Thank you for your patience and of course, email or call with any questions any time.


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