Start Date: July 30, 2023
Duration: 6 Days
Total Miles: 230
Pricing: $1550.00 per person, double occupancy
Sign up Deadline: June 30, 2023

PICTURED ROCKS

RIDE

REGISTATION IS OPEN!

 

We love the Ride to Pictured Rocks!

Come join us on this shore-to-shore tour of Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula. We’ve carefully planned this 230+ mile loop with the best sights and experiences that the UP has to offer. From Manistique on Lake Michigan’s north shore to Munising for the famous Pictured Rocks, and onto Grand Marais nestled on the south shore of Lake Superior, this week-long bike tour vacation has it all: nature, history, culture, camaraderie, and a few craft brews along the way. 

Guest Health and Safety

All our tours will operate using the company Pandemic Safety Plan. We wrote this plan for the 2020 season, and it was integral to our tours. Our goal is to provide a safe tour experience for our guests, our staff, and all our lodging and dining partners along the route.

Experience the Pictured Rocks by Lake and Land!

A full week of amazing activities is planned for you! Our itinerary starts out in Manistique on Sunday with an optional afternoon 30-mile loop out to Kitch-Iti-Kipi Springs in Palms Book State Park. You’ll understand why the Ojibwe named this spring “Mirror of Heaven” as you watch a crystal-clear river erupt from the ground, 30 feet below our tour boat. 

Leg 1: Manistique to Munising

On Monday, we leave Manistique, heading north on quiet, paved forest roads across the UP through Shingleton, and on to Munising; we’ll enjoy two nights at the Munising lodge. Tuesday is our layover day. Give your legs a rest from your bike and enjoy extra cost tour on one of the public Pictured Rocks cruise boats. Relax and take in the beauty of the multicolored, sandstone cliffs while the tour guide shares some history about the area. The afternoon is open for hiking, and seeing several of the waterfalls in Alger county.

Leg One

Getting ready to hit the road

Talking through the day’s upcoming ride

Biking through the Michigan wilderness

Pictured Rocks

Pristine shoreline

Leg 2: Munising to Grand Marais

On Wednesday we head east into Grand Marais. This gorgeous route travels through the wilds of the Upper Peninsula and along the pristine Lake Superior shoreline. Lunch at sandy Hurricane Beach, then stop to view the dunes of Log Slide, and visit the Grand Sable Visitor Center. Grand Marais is a quaint town far off the beaten path–enjoy its charm while you do some exploring on your own, and sample a craft beer from Lake Superior Brewing Company! 

On our way to Grand Marais

Leg Two Route

Where are we?

Pit stop

Lake Superior Brewing

Sunset on Grand Marais

Leg 3: Grand Marais to Curtis

After our stop oil Grand Marais, we we head south to Curtis on Thursday where a highlight of the trip is dinner at Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn. Built just after the Civil War, this wonderful old structure sits overlooking Manistique Lake. You’ll love the night here: delicious food, cold drinks from their tap-room, and live music. The stay at Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn is an annual fan favorite. 

Leg Three

Heading to Curtis

Lake view from Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn

Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Dining Room

Cozy campfire

Leg 4: Curtis to Manistique

Friday we complete the tour with our return to Manistique, which is topped off with the famous Box Lunch from Chamberlin’s. The tour activities conclude with your arrival back at the hotel parking lot. The hotel will offer you a special rate for Friday night; arrangements for this must be made in advance, directly with the hotel.

The Dining

Biking all day really builds up an appetite, and we don’t want you to be hangry on the roads! For this reason, many of your meals are included: Breakfast is included Monday through Friday, lunch is included Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and dinner is included Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. 

What’s Special?

A better question might be, what isn’t special about the UP in summer? You won’t find anything more beautiful than the Pictured Rocks and the shores of our great lakes. Each quaint little town we’ll stay in has its own charm that you’ll love–there really isn’t a better way to explore the UP than on two wheels. 

Reserve your space today!

Sign up for six days/five nights of fun for only $1,950.00, one guest in a private room; or bring a friend to share your room, two people/two beds, one room, $1,550.00 each ($3,100.00 total). Registration is quick and easy. Just click the PayPal link below to register!

VENUE

Manistique
6770 W US 2
Manistique, MI 4985

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Ride to Pictured Rocks, Deposit only, July 30-August 4, 2023
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