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 the Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, “the only constant in life is change”.  With a new decade upon us, Independent Tourist is embracing change! Soon we will be unveiling our brand-new website and giving our digital side a welcomed facelift.  Though we will miss our ole’ gal, we will be adding more destinations and departures, developing more group tours in select locations and demanding just a little more than she’s ready for.

Keep checking back at this very address and one day soon, you’ll find a much more visually appealing and user-friendly Independent Tourist website waiting for you to explore!

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 Mickelson Trail Addition

You spoke, we listened….for all of our valued clients, especially those who have cycled all three of our fantastic locations, we have added a new destination to our 2020 tour offerings!  Independent Tourist would like to announce the addition of the Mickelson Trail in the Black Hills of South Dakota!  Rated one of the top 3 Rail-to-Trails in the entire USA for natural beauty, cycling the Mickelson is the perfect blend of jaw dropping scenery, solitude, physical challenge and rich, wild history that only America’s rugged “Old Western” towns can offer.


Independent Tourist Prince Edward Island Group Tour

Reserve your spot for an Aug 21, 2020 Prince Edward Island Group Tour and enjoy the best the island has to offer. This tour consists of hand-picked routes, dinner locations and very nice lodging chosen by our exclusive guides who, unsurpassed in their knowledge of the island, add surprises you otherwise may not discover.  This tour is limited to 16 cyclists and spots may fill quickly. Please go to “Our Tours 2020” on the tool bar and select “Guided Group Tours” from the drop down menu for more information. Thank you!

As an added bonus for 2020:

Select “Mickelson Trail” for information regarding our newest location in South Dakota, that is the beautiful Mickelson Trail.  

*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 21, 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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