A three day bike tour, averaging 50 to 60 miles per day, from the Cedar Avenue Bridge in Bloomington, MN to the Amtrak Station in Winona. The route includes the Cannon Valley Trail, low traffic routes through the Driftless Area of southeast Minnesota and the Great River Rd (Hwy 35) on the Wisconsin side of the Mississippi River. Two campsites are marked, at Lake Byllesby near Cannon Falls and Kruger State Forest Campground west of Wabasha. Other campsites and lodging are available along the route. Amtrak's Empire Builder line carries bikes in its baggage car for $20, allowing you to return to the Twin Cities via railroad. If you start this tour on Friday and finish in Winona by Sunday evening, you can return by train and arrive back in St. Paul Sunday night.
Activities: Camping, Cycling
Size: 325.7 MB
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