PW4 – Port Wing to Madeline Island Wisconsin Loop, USA 4 days (3 nights of lodging)

Approximate dist: total of 260km (160 miles)

Difficulty: Moderate

First day’s ride starts late morning

Last day’s ride ends early afternoon

Meals included:  to be determined

Route: Port Wing to Bayfield to Madeline Island to Delta to Port Wing.

Summary:  Start in the quaint hamlet of Port Wing on the south shore of Lake Superior and ride in the pristine Northwestern Wisconsin.  Rolling terrain with opportunities to view some forest and the lake will take you towards the 22 enchanting Apostle Islands.  Next, spend some time in the beautiful and artistic lakeside town of Bayfield (known North America wide for its popular annual Applefest and entertainment at the Big Top Chetauqua).  The adventure continues as you ferry and overnight on Madeline Island which has many opportunities to beachcomb or explore funky little pubs, or rent a kayak or swim in some warmer parts of the great lake to get more intimate with the majestic body of water.  The loop will continue on a route which some riders deem to be the best cycling road in Wisconsin.  Then winding through some very scenic cottage country back to where the tour began in Port Wing

TENTATIVE ITINERARY

 

ALL TIMES ARE IN CENTRAL TIME ZONE

 

ROUTE

Port Wing to Bayfield to Madeline Island to Delta to Port Wing

 

IMPORTANT:

- Please only bring one bag no more than 35 pounds.

- Don't forget your helmet.

 

 

 

START TIME OF EACH DAY

Each day (except the first day) you must have your bag in the SAG vehicle by 9:00am unless otherwise changed

 

Ride Summary

 

DAY 1

Port Wing to Bayfield

60km

11:00am  - Meet, register, and load gear in SAG

11:45am – Pre-ride meeting

12:00-12:30pm – Start of Tour

 

Outside of tour items:

7:30pm Big Top Chatauqua

 

Accommodations

Tentative

Stay in condo #201 at Washington Ave Condos

and

Bayfield Inn City Side rooms

 

DAY 2

Bayfield to Madeline Island

0 to 50 km

9:00am (or earlier) – Load gear in SAG

10:00am (or there abouts) – Take Ferry to Island (must pay for ticket)

3:00pm and later – Hang out at Tom’s Burned Down Cafe

 

Accommodations

2 locations

Inn on Madeline Island

Lightkeeper’s Lodge 203A

DAY 3

Madeline Island to Delta

65 to 85 km

8:30am – load gear in SAG

Take Ferry to Bayfield (must pay for ticket)

 

20km Coco Café in Washburn

70km Ino Bar

84km Delta Diner

 

Accommodations

To Be Determined 

 

DAY 4

Delta to Port Wing

45 km

9:00am – load gear in SAG

11:00am to 1:00pm – meet Port Wing and say our good-bye’s

 

 

END OF PW4 TOUR - 2017

(last updated April 13, 2017)