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TWT Group Motorcycle Tour

Home to a short riding season due to long & tough winters, the State of Wisconsin has some great summertime dual sport motorcycle riding for us, and the Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail is the best way to experience it!

This 3-Day adventure ride takes us through a mix of pavement, dirt, sand, gravel, and mud from the Illinois border to Lake Superior.  At times within sight of the great Mississippi River, winding through tiny towns, and taking advantage of multiple viewpoints, we enjoy various State and National Forests along the way.  With the opportunity to actually "dip" your bike into the frigid waters of Lake Superior at the finish, this ceremonious location still allows many riders to ride home in time for work on Monday.  (Photos courtesy of Chad Berger)

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Upcoming Tour Dates:

  • May 14-17, 2015
  • September 17-20, 2015
  • Other Dates: Bring your own private group!

Tour Start/Finish: Galena, Illinois / Cornucopia, Wisconsin

Type of Tour:  Motorcycle guided, 50/50 on & off road riding, meant for riders with significant prior off road riding experience (registration for this tour will require discussion with us about how your riding skills will match the terrain.) - Please note, this is a "bring your own bike" motorcycle tour. We do not have rentals available for this trip, but can refer you to a couple of local rental operations that might be able to help.

Duration:  2.5 riding days to destination (3 nights lodging included)


Tour Distance & Terrain: 630 miles of approximately 50/50 paved vs. non-paved riding.  The ultimate variety of dirt, mud, sand, and gravel terrain with moments on pavement and the truest feeling of "adventure riding!"

Weather Statistics:  Click here for nearby Madison and Ashland, Wisconsin

Group size: 6 to 9 riders

Recommended Motorcycles for this trip: BMW GS models, Kawasaki KLR 650, Triumph Tiger 800 & 1200 Explorer, Yamaha Super Tenere 1200, Suzuki VStrom's, KTM Adventures, Suzuki DR 400 or 650, etc. (Contact Us about whether or not your bike is suitable for this trip.)

Recommended Tires for this trip:  Heidenau K60 Scout, Pirelli Scorpion MT90, Continental TKC80, Metzler Enduro 3 Sahara, etc.  (Other models will suffice, but you should use a tire with an aggressive tread pattern designed for significant amount of mud, dirt, and sand riding.)

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Day 1 (Thursday night) - All riders arrive in Galena, Illinois where your hotel room awaits you and we'll have a pre-trip meeting to and cover any questions riders have.

Day 2 (Friday) - Rise and shine, nice and early...there's a long ride ahead!  Our adventure starts with rolling hills, pavement, and the easiest of the gravel riding spread throughout the day.  Crossing the Mississippi River and heading briefly into Iowa, the area of Prairie du Chien will serve as one of our thru points on the way to the Black River Falls area.  The best part of the first day just might be that the Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail gets even better from here on!

Day 3 (Saturday) - With almost 2 more degrees of latitude already behind us, we're likely to be feeling some extra cold descending upon us from Canada.  Using the Clark County ATV trails and a mix of other unique backroads, about 80% of our day will be spent off-pavement on the way to the Hayward and Clam Lake area of northern Wisconsin.  Riding under tree canopy like this is an absolute treat that too few adventure riders get to enjoy!

Day 4 - Although reservations might not even be possible, we'll still enjoy a late breakfast from the enormously popular "Delta Diner" and experience one of northern Wisconsin's most unique and popular culinary options.  Mostly sand-riding will make out the remainder of this half-day ride, as we charge closer to "Wisconsin's northernmost post office" in the town of Cornucopia.  With the chance to touch the frigid waters of Lake Superior at our ultimate moment, if you're like most riders, you'll want to turn around and ride the Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail back home!


All Riders Must:

  • Show valid motorcycle driver's license at start of tour
  • Have some previous off road riding experience (to be discussed prior to booking)
  • Disclose the make/model of the motorcycle they are bringing to ride on the tour (we don't rent bikes for this tour.)
  • Sign waiver/release with RIDE Adventures
  • Understand that a minimum of 6 riders may be needed for this tour.  Cancellation is possible otherwise.
  • Be prepared for any possible delays due to injury or mechanical failure of other riders.  This tour, like others, is meant to feel like a "team" event.  We will not leave any rider stranded or in danger.


  • 1 rider in double/shared room: $793 (see included items)
  • Upgrade to single/private room, add: $175
  • Pricing based on 6-rider minimum


  • Motorcycle Tour guide (plus guide's bike, hotel, food, fuel, etc.)
  • 3 Nights Lodging in hotels or cabins
  • 3 Breakfasts
  • 3 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners
  • All motorcycle fuel (arrive with empty tank, leave with it full)
  • Satellite phone (for emergencies only)
  • RIDE Adventures golf shirt
  • Views of Wisconsin most people will never see
  • Countless photo and story telling opportunities!


CONTACT US About joining this all-inclusive 3 day tour of the Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail!!!

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