Marshland to Reedsburg, Wisconsin

5 Days (5 nights/4 cycling days)–101 miles
$760 per person/double occupancy

Tour Start Days: May 1st – Oct 15

Tours start on Saturday or Sunday (pick preference on reservation tab)

What’s Included:

  • 5 days of cycling
  • Shuttle to start on Day 1
  • Shuttle on Day 6 (morning B&B departure)
  • 5 nights in Bed & Breakfast or small inn
  • Lodging near trail and evening restaurants
  • 5 mornings with breakfast
  • Parking at Sparta, WI
  • Bring your bike or rent
  • Daily luggage transfer to the next inn
  • Maps and daily route directions
  • Emergency assistance
  • Our one of a kind: Independent Tourist t-shirt
  • 10% discount for returning customer

Day 1

Travel Day – Shuttle Sparta to Marshland (luggage delivered to Trempealeau)

Cycling Day: 8 miles scheduled cycling in the afternoon Marshland to Trempealeau
Route: Great River State Trail

Meet the shuttle van at Sparta near the middle of the 4 Trails.  Parking and bike rental are available.  Shuttle will drop you at Marshland, west end of the Great River State Trail (about 5 miles downriver from Winona, MN) for a beautiful 8 mile ride along the Mississippi River, and the National Wildlife Refuge and adjacent wetlands on this Wisconsin bike tour.

Options:  We have kept the scheduled miles low today so you can pick from the many quiet country roads in Trempealeau County for extra miles on the way to your B&B in Trempealeau. The area is known for some of the best quiet roads in the Midwest.

Lodging:  B&B in Trempealeau, WI

Day 2

Cycling Day: 16 miles south from Trempealeau to Onalaska.
Route: Great River State Trail and La Crosse River State Trail

Enjoy a second day along the Mississippi to Onalaska for your next overnight near the river.

Day 3

Cycling Day: 23 miles eastbound from Onalaska to Sparta
Route: Great River State Trail and La Crosse River State Trail

The La Crosse Trail connects with the Great River Trail just east of Onalaska as you head for Sparta.  This trail follows the La Crosse River  – crossing on trail bridges and along beautiful farmland.

Day 4

Cycling Day: 17 miles eastbound Sparta to Wilton
Route: Elroy-Sparta State Trail

Take the Elroy-Sparta trail east from Sparta crossing I-90 on a dedicated bike bridge.  This trail is famous for its 3 disused tunnels.  Two ¼ mile long and one is ¾ mile.  The first two are today and the third on Day 5.  Bring flashlights for an exciting walk with bikes through the tunnels.  A jacket is also a good idea even in summer as they can be chilly.

Day 5

Cycling Day: 37 miles Wilton to Reedsburg
Route: Elroy-Sparta and “400” State Trails

The “400” Trail meets the Elroy-Sparta at Elroy and riders continue to the eastern terminus at Reedsburg and passes through one final tunnel before leaving the Elroy-Sparta trail.

Day 6

Morning shuttle will meet at your B&B for a ride back to Sparta and the end or your tour.