10 Amazing Bike Trails in Wisconsin to Ride This Spring

Posted: Thu-Mar-2022

a cyclist riding one of the beautiful and rural bike trails in Wisconsin

There are so many amazing bike trails in Wisconsin - more than we can cover in a single blog, of course. It's still pretty cold outside, but warmer spring and summer weather truly is just around the corner, which makes now the perfect time to start planning exciting getaways around the state of Wisconsin.

Whether you want to center your vacation around these bike trails in Wisconsin, or whether you'd rather combine biking with a bit of hiking, kayaking, wine tasting, and more, you'll find that there are plenty of incredible things to do in Wisconsin this spring and summer. You'll need places to stay along your route, too, so when it comes to finding the best places to stay in Wisconsin, we have you covered. 

The Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast Association offers a diverse and unique collection of Inns around the state, each of which is licensed, insured, and inspected to ensure you get the highest quality lodging you expect. Not only will you find comfortable accommodations and plenty of wonderful amenities, but the Innkeepers at Wisconsin Bed and Breakfasts will treat you to unparalleled hospitality.  

Every one of our Inns is dedicated to high-quality service, and that is why we're often rated among the best places to stay in Wisconsin. As you start to plan your adventure on bike trails in Wisconsin, make sure to include a stay at our delightful collection of Wisconsin Bed and Breakfasts. Browse the collection today!

Cycling across beautiful scenery on the many bike trails in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Bike Trails you Really Must Ride This Spring

There are plenty of things to do in Wisconsin, but have you ever considered exploring this state by bike? With so many great bike trails in Wisconsin, you can pretty easily bike your way around the state. It's a great way to enjoy the diverse scenery in the state, too. Wisconsin is actually rated as one of the best states in the nation for biking, and that's primarily thanks to the Rails-to-Trails program. 

Many of the best bike trails in Wisconsin are located in popular travel areas, which means they are located near at least one of our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfasts. It's even possible to travel from one incredible Inn to another via bike. Though there are more than 90 bike trails in Wisconsin - not to mention a broad network of rural roads that are great for cyclists - we've focused on five of the most popular below. We've also listed other nearby bike trails near each of these main trails in Wisconsin, and we've also linked to the best places to stay in Wisconsin. 

Elroy Sparta Trail

One of the most popular bike trails in Wisconsin is the Elroy-Sparta Trail. This bike trail was built in 1965 and was one of the first rails-to-trails bike trails in the country. The trail is relatively flat and easy to ride through beautiful rural scenery in Wisconsin's Driftless Region, but it's most well known for its three intact tunnels, each of which is more than 140 years old. Other great biking trails in this area include:

The Best Places to stay near these bike trails in Wisconsin include the following: Justin Trails Resort in Sparta; Westby House Inn B&B in Westby; Four Gables Bed and Breakfast in La Crosse; Cream Pitcher Bed and Breakfast in Blue River; Sheer Memories' Guest Cottage in Muscoda.

Badger State Trail

The Badger State Trail starts in Madison and heads south to the Illinois border. Though this beautiful bike trail in Wisconsin begins in the urban core of Madison, you'll soon find yourself riding through the beautiful countryside, passing farmlands, woods, rolling hills, scenic meadows, and plenty of small rural communities along the way. As you travel south, you'll encounter a 1,200-foot tunnel. Other great trails in this region include the following:

These are the best places to stay in Wisconsin near these bike trails: The Buckingham Inn in Madison; Hotel Ruby Marie in Madison; The Livingston Inn in Madison; The Speckled Hen Inn in Madison; Honeybee Inn in Horicon; Silver Star B&B in Spring Green; Cameo Rose Victorian Country Inn in Belleville.

Cycling on the many bike trails in Wisconsin

Glacial Drumlin State Trail 

Glacial Drumlin State Trail is a great way to travel between Madison and Waukesha, just outside of Milwaukee. This 52-mile trail is a great way to travel between the two cities, but it will also take you through some scenic attractions in the state, including Rock Lake Bridge near Lake Mills. There are plenty of ponds, rivers, and marshes and their wild inhabitants to enjoy as you ride from one city to the next. If you're looking for more nearby bike trails in Wisconsin, consider the following:

Find the best places to stay in Wisconsin near these trails here: Rochester Inn in Sheboygan Falls; Fargo Mansion Inn in Lake Mills

Ahnapee State Trail

If you want to get out and explore Door County by bike, one of the best places to do that is the Ahnapee State Trail. This bike trail in Wisconsin starts in downtown Sturgeon Bay and makes its way south to the charming lakeside town of Algoma, which can also be connected by bike to Green Bay. As you ride, enjoy views of evergreen glades, farmland, and prairies, all of which are positively brimming with wildlife and native wildflowers. For more great riding in this northeastern part of the state, consider the following bike trails in Wisconsin:

The Best Places to Stay near these bike trails in Wisconsin include the following Inns: The Scofield House in Sturgeon Bay; White Lace Inn in Sturgeon Bay; Garden Gate Bed and Breakfast in Sturgeon Bay; Stewart Inn in Wausau.

Gandy Dancer State Trail

Gandy Dancer State Trail near St. Croix Falls is a truly breathtaking place to ride your bike. It's one of the most scenic bike trails in Wisconsin and stretches through the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway for 98 miles. For even more great bike trails in Wisconsin, consider:

The best places to stay in Wisconsin near these trails include the following Inns: Inn on Lake Wissota in Chippewa Falls; The Cobblestone Bed and Breakfast in Birchwood; Old Rittenhouse Inn in Bayfield.

Riding rural bike trails in Wisconsin like this is a great way to move around the state

B&B's Are the Best Places to Stay in Wisconsin

Whichever bike trails in Wisconsin you choose to explore this year, we're sure you'll have a wonderful time. That is especially true if you combine your trip with a stay at one of the best places to stay in Wisconsin. Our unique collection of Wisconsin Bed and Breakfasts is unparalleled and genuinely offers access to some of the best lodging in the state of Wisconsin. 

When you choose to stay at a small property like our Bed and Breakfasts, you'll find an experience that is far different than what you'd find at a traditional hotel. Our Inns offer far more than a comfortable place to sleep. With exceptional hospitality and personalized service, you'll feel as though you've found a home away from home.  

Each morning, our Innkeepers will delight in sharing a freshly made breakfast with you. Throughout the entirety of your stay, they will go above and beyond, tending to every detail of your stay to ensure you have an unforgettable time. Whether you're visiting for a bit of adventure on local bike trails in Wisconsin or are looking for a romantic place to escape, you really won't find anything as special as one of our Inns. 

As we've said before, there's a reason our Inns often rank among the best places to stay in Wisconsin. Small crowds, personalized service, unique accommodations, delicious food, and access to some of the state's top attractions; that's what awaits you this spring! Seek the unique with us this spring. Book a room at the best places to stay in Wisconsin today!

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