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Bike the Heart of Vilas Day Trips – Boulder Junction to St. Germain
September 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Boulder Junction to St. Germain (Approx. 26 miles)
This is an awesome way to spend a day in the North! Come and join us and fellow active adventurers for a fully-supported, all-inclusive day trip on one of the best sections of the Heart of Vilas County Bike Trail. This is a leisurely trip designed for all abilities to enjoy at their own pace. The trip includes shuttle, guided trail support, gourmet picnic lunch, snacks, a variety of beverages, and souvenir water bottle.
Bring your bike or rent one of ours. We meet in St. Germain at 8:45 am, shuttle to the start just West of Boulder Junction, and work our way back by midafternoon (6-7 hours total depending on your pace). You’ll have a great day on the trail and still be back in time to relax at your evening engagements.
One guide will support you on the trail while another will provide van support. You will see the van every few miles at quaint towns, scenic pull outs, and points of interest. Stow your personal items in the van where it is safe and available for you along the way. If needed, the van is there for you and your bike to climb aboard.
Trip Itinerary (Times and Distances are Approximate)
8:45 am, Meet at St. Germain Chamber/Trail Parking Lot (corner of Hwy 155 and 70) to load bikes. Departure by 9 am.
Shuttle to start point just West of Boulder Junction.
Greetings, short orientation, bike fitting/safety, trip itinerary.
2 mile ride from trip start point to Boulder Junction where you will see the van at the Boulder Junction Chamber 2 blocks south of town on the trail. You can make any early adjustments to bike or gear, and have time to walk a few shops or art galleries in town.
4 mile ride to Cathedral Point on Trout Lake at the WI DNR Headquarters where you can join us for a short scenic hike. The van will be out at the point. Riding out to the van adds about 2 miles to your day.
7 mile ride to our lunch spot at beautiful Crystal Lake State Park.
12:00-1:00ish Crystal Lake State Park – Eat, wade in the water, and relax on the sandy shores of pristine, motor-less Crystal Lake. There is also a small nature center here to visit. Lunch will be picnic style with a variety of deli meats, cheeses, local fresh bread, greens, fruits, veggies (local and/or organic when available), hummus, sides, plus all the fixings to go along… and of course… something for dessert! You won’t go away hungry!
4 miles to Sayner. If you really did not get enough to eat, there is an ice cream shop at the Corner Store along the way. In Sayner, you can stop to shop or tour the Vilas County Historical Museum (open until 2pm), the van will be here.
9 miles is the final leg from Sayner to St. Germain. You will see the van about half way for any final needs. Then, it’s back where we started in St. Germain to return bikes, get gear out of the van, and say farewell. We hope to provide you an enjoyable day and that you meet some new folks along the way!
NOTE: Customize your own group trip! Pick your own distance, start/end location or other trail or bike route. Contact us to discuss your idea and get a free quote.
Day Trip Operating Season
Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day
Friday, August 4th
Friday, August 11th
Friday, August 18th
Friday, August 25th
Friday, September 1st
Also, custom trips on different days/places are available – just give use a call 715-605-2034
Rates & Registration
- $64 per person 14+ years, your bike and helmet
- $84 per person 14+ includes rental bike and helmet
- $55 per person 13 years and under (must bring own bike and helmet)
You MUST Pre-Register. Registration available on-line only. Space is limited.
Trip fees include tax, non-refundable processing fee applied at check out. Bike rental is available for student/adult registrations (ages 14+) for an additional $20. Youth riders must bring there own helmet and bike, trail-a-bike or kid trailer – rentals are not available for ages 13 and under.