top of page

MinneIoWisco Bikepacking Route


Wisconsin Waterfalls Bikepacking Route
MinneIoWisco is a week-long gravel bikepacking loop through the picturesque Driftless Area of Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. The 273-mile route uses a mix of gravel, bike paths, backroads, and a smidge of singletrack to take in the region's many highlights, including the Kickapoo Valley, the Elroy-Sparta State Trail, and countless eclectic breweries and restaurants along the way...

Created By: Scott Haraldson

Originally published on Bikepacking.com and featured here with their permission.

ROUTE OVERVIEW

Distance

273 Miles​

Elevation

12,666 Ft

Unpaved

66%

Days

5 Days

From BIKEPACKING.COM: Named for the fact that the route navigates parts of Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin, the 273-mile MinneIoWisco falls entirely within the beautiful Driftless Area. While no formal boundaries define the region, it encompasses much of western Wisconsin as well as the corners of southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa. Described as the land of many hills, Driftless represents why this landscape looks so different from the rest of the Upper Midwest. In short, the land was spared from the flattening effect of the most recent passage of drifting glaciers. As a result, it has an unmistakable character and unique topography that creates opportunities for winding roads to lead you up hundreds of feet to the top of bluffs before sending you swooping and racing back down into the valleys and rivers below.



MinneIoWisco Bikepacking Route Map:

 

BIKEPACKING.com is dedicated to exploration by bicycle. They inspire and inform through original bikepacking routes, stories, and coverage of the gear, news, and events that make our community thrive. They believe travel by bicycle has the power to encourage conservation, inclusivity, and respect for all people and cultures. More here.


Disclaimer: If you choose to ride this route, you do so at your own risk. You are 100% responsible for being prepared for all conditions and making sure that biking these routes is legal. Before riding, check local weather, road conditions, closures, and property ownership. Obey all traffic laws and follow land use restrictions. Do not ride these routes without proper safety equipment and navigational tools. The accuracy of these routes cannot be guaranteed neither can we guarantee that these routes are on public property. TheNxrth.com and its contributors are in no way liable for the personal injury or damage to property that may result from cycling this route or any other routes on this website.


Comments


BRANDS WHO SUPPORT YOUR ADVENTURES & COMMUNITY

Cedaero_Logo_PNG_Large_60150f81-7b4e-4ba1-94be-857cd91ed1f1_145x.webp
WrenLogo.png

Plan a New Gravel Adventure

6S4A5836 copy.jpg
Eau Claire Gravel 11.jpg
Gravel Bear.jpg

Get Cycling Adventures & Community Straight to Your Inbox

✔️ Weekly adventure cycling ideas

✔️ News round-up from around the web

✔️ 1,115 adventure cyclists already in

Thanks for subscribing!

bottom of page