Around Wisconsin Bicycle Tours

Escape to the North Tour:
2024 dates coming in Fall

Northern Woods and Waters Tour:

2023 Tour Filled, 2024 dates coming in Fall

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Combine miles of paved back roads, acres of woods and water, mid-summer highs in the 70’s, and what do you get? Biking in Wisconsin! That’s why we’ve been enjoying our state by bicycle for several years. Now we’d like to invite you to join our biking paradise.

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Our Story

Who We Are

Welcome to Around Wisconsin Bicycle Tours. The previous owners created unforgettable experiences for their many customers over the last several years and we are continuing this long- term tradition. Our family has resided in Northern Wisconsin for the past 35 years and is very familiar with the back roads and the many amenities available in small towns in Wisconsin. As well we have lived in Southeast and West
Central Wisconsin which allowed us to log thousands of miles in every corner of Wisconsin. Being long term cyclists, we have ridden in many day and multiday bicycle tours. We know what makes or breaks a great bicycle vacation, and we are putting our experience to work for you to create a fun, unforgettable trip! Our staff is committed to providing the highest level of support and fun.

A new tour was created for 2021, Escape to the North. It was a huge success in both 2021 and 2022. The Northwest part of Wisconsin has great cycling and this is one of few tours in the area. The 2022 Northern Woods and Waters Tour
proved to be once again a perfect combination of woods, lakes and backroads.
We are a proud member of the Bicycle Tour Network, Adventure Cycling Association, People for Bikes, Wisconsin Bicycle Federation and our local bike club, Antigo Bike and Ski Club.

Mary Jo and Joe Filbrandt

Mary Jo & Joe Filbrandt

About Tours

What we Do

We choose lightly traveled quiet roads, and we cycle them all ourselves. Put the tent away. We stay in comfortable hotels and historic lodges with dining at highly recommended local restaurants. Our small group size ensures you’ll leave with a group of new bike friends. Best of all, our tours are offered at a price far below most similar companies. Check out what our riders are saying about us on our testimonial page and then visit our tour page for more info on our upcoming tours.

Our Staff

Meet Some of Our Staff

Some of Our Staff
Gordy, Linda, Sharon, Andy, Mary Jo and Joe
Our Staff 2022
Tom, Jamie, Patrick, Mary Jo, Linda, Todd and Randy

Our Tours

Current Tours

Northern Woods & Waters

Cycle for six days on lightly traveled back roads through the woods of northern Wisconsin past numerous quiet lakes.

Small Private Tours

Try one of our shorter private small group bicycle tours. We can design a private bike tour of various sizes.

Escape to The North

Cycle five days on rural roads and by numerous lakes. Wildlife sightings are common on this tour.


What People are Saying

Mary Jo and her staff at Around Wisconsin Bicycle Tours offer an excellent product. I've done half a dozen supported tours over the last few years (except 2020) and this was a small group which allowed more personalized support, nice hotels and great fun. Their "Northern Woods and Waters" was just as advertised. We had very pleasant August weather, no rain and some of the most well-paved, low traffic roads I've ever ridden on. This is not a high mileage, strut your stuff ride but if you want a laid back tour with bakeries, beer and ice cream stops along the way I couldn't recommend it more. Great couples ride too!

Mark from Michigan – 2022

Really enjoyed the tour. The scenery was great, with so many bike paths, great bike trails next to busier roads! The staff was great…saw them several times on the route looking for anyone that might have troubles…they were even able to SAG us once when we got lost (MJ was VERY quick to answer my phone call for help!)! lodging and meals were well organized. I liked the small group atmosphere-much easier to get to know the other riders. Thanks Mary Jo and staff for a great week! ”

Beth from Ohio – 2022

We had a great time on the Northern Woods and Waters Tour last week. The food, accommodation, roads, routes, and yes, even the weather, were wonderful. We marveled at your ability to guide us over nearly flawless roads. We enjoyed Captain Steve’s pirate cruise where we saw two eagles and three eagle’s nest. The gathering at the Minocqua Brewery on the last night was especially fun.

Rick from Wisconsin

We enjoyed the beautiful scenery and the rolling hills on the Wisconsin backroads. It was a good route. The food was great and we enjoyed getting to know lots of adventurous people. In appreciation, “

Mary & Chuck from Minnesota

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