Independent Tourist runs Self-Guided Cycling Vacations

Our 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? Talk to 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 for group cycling rates and dates:

(866) 269-9913
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Katy Trail, Missouri

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 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 $640 (US). More>


Wisconsin 4-Trails

Cycle 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 $670 (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 $995 (US). More >