Here are the Most Popular Wisconsin Bike Trails

Whether you’re an adventure-seeking mountain biker, a fast-paced road biker, or a leisure-loving cruising biker, Wisconsin bike trails will thrill you. The scenery and opportunities make the Driftless region a bike-lover’s paradise!

For more on Wisconsin bike trails and other outdoor sports, be sure to check out our complimentary Vacation Guide. It’s packed with everything you need to know to plan an incredible trip to our area!


The Most Popular Wisconsin Bike Trails

Here are some of our favorite Wisconsin bike trails, all within driving (or biking) distance from the Westby House Inn and Restaurant.


Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail

You can’t go wrong starting in Sparta, the Bicycling Capitol of America! This trail has lots of beautiful scenery and takes you through three old rail tunnels and five quaint small towns. This portion of the trail is 32.5 miles, although it connects to other trails on each end if you’d like to go farther. Remember, the tunnels can be quite cold, so bring a light jacket even if the weather is nice! And a Wisconsin bike pass is required

Check out our blog about the Elroy-Sparta Trail to learn details about shuttles, rentals, maps, and more. We’ve made some suggestions for your trip here as well.


5 Westby Road Bike Routes

We also have five awesome road routes right here in Westby! Great for road biking, motorcycles, or driving, each has its own culture, charm, and scenery. No fees or bike passes required! All the routes start at the Stabbur Information Center where tour maps are also available. More information, including route details, is available on the Westby Chamber’s website.

  • Amish Culture Tour (27.9m)
  • Ski Jump Tour (21.6m)
  • Kickapoo Valley Tour (40.5m)
  • West Fork Tour (16.9 or 36.5m)
  • Small Town Charm (42.5m)


Vernon Trails

These five mountain biking trails, in Vernon and Crawford county, offer 25 miles of exceptional beauty along natural surface singletrack. With varying degrees of difficulty, everyone from beginners to advanced will find something to enjoy.

Vernon Trails also has a three-mile loop of winter fat tire bike trails.


Kickapoo Valley Reserve Trails

The gorgeous Kickapoo Valley Reserve offers trails for road biking, mountain biking, and fat tire biking. Road routes are 25 miles with options to connect to other routes. The 24 miles of mountain bike trails, while not single track, still offer plenty of difficulty. And during the winter, enjoy eight miles of ungroomed fat tire trails. Permits are required to use the trails.


More Wisconsin Bike Trails Info

Rentals are a great way to dip your toe into biking without having to commit to hauling a bike for the entire trip. For rentals, we recommend Bluedog Cycles and Speed’s Bicycle Shop.

Bike enthusiasts should also check out the Westby Syttende Mai Bicycle Tour, the La Crosse Bike Festival, and the La Crosse Omnium.


Start Planning Your Trip to Westby

Happily exhausted and exhilarated from all that biking, you won’t find a more comfortable place to relax than the Westby House Inn and Restaurant. Our well-appointed rooms will ensure a great night of rest, and our delectable breakfast, tea room, and restaurant will rejuvenate you for all the exploring you still want to do. Be sure to download our complimentary Vacation Guide to help you plan, too!

And since you can’t possibly complete all the bike trails you will want to ride, we’ll be here for you again and again!