2019 Self-Guided & Supported Bike Tours

Welcome to the Independent Tourist and our 16th year of Cycling Vacations.
Check our BLOG for up-to-date information.
In 2019, we celebrate 16 years of providing high quality self-guided, supported, independent bike tours. This year we offer 12 great bike tours with flexible start dates, variable distance and the best of rail to trail or road routes in memorable locations. All tours available for customizing. Ride some, or all of Missouri’s beautiful 225 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 2019 cycling getaway. Independent Tourist is already booking 2019 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 with any questions you may have.
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

2019 Reservations

Availability is great! Many cyclist seem to have been holding off on reservations, but are now starting to come in steadily. To our surprise, we have good availability during the Memorial Weekend on the Katy, as with June, July and Aug. Sept and Oct are available too, but closing in some. PEI also has great availability for June, July, Aug and Sept. A super island to cycle. Our Wisconsin Tours have limited milage due to trail closure sections, but great long weekend get aways are available on a very nice shorten tour. As always, have a great 2019 Cycling Year.

Independent Tourist Newest Team Member

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


Wisconsin Cycling at It’s Best

Note regarding our Wisconsin Tours: 

There is a delay in full trail tours along the 4-Trails in Wisconsin for 2019. With extensive trail damage between Norwalk and LaValle, this section will be closed for most of  2019. The WDNR will be working very hard to open this section and more will open has the year progresses. With that noted, we are able to set tours for 3 night/2 or 3 day cycling from Marshland to Sparta, which avoids the damaged area. Great for 3 day weekend get aways at some very nice B&B’s. Please email or call with any interest for a nice shorten tour.   

With that noted: 

Don’t let the short daily milage of our Wisconsin Tours stop you from discovering the great scenery that is Wisconsin. Trempealeau and Sparta have many miles of the best paved back road cycling anywhere. “Let there be no doubt: Trempealeau County may be the sweetest cycling escape you’ve never heard of “, as stated by Bicycling Magazine. The Wilton area has a great 6, or 9, mile loop circling the your lodging there.


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