Biking Destination

Rails-To-Trails Biking

Sparta "The Bicycling Capital of America"...


Currently, the trail from Sparta to Kendall is rideable. Experience all Tunnels.  Go to the DNR website for the updated map.


We are ready for all our bicyclist here in Sparta. 
Here in Sparta, we are lucky to have the La Crosse River state trail (22 miles) and the Great River Trail (25 miles) that are open and guests have used. You are able to start right here in Sparta onto these trails. 
Daily Shuttle Service will Shuttle for our guests to Norwalk, Wilton, Kendall, La Crosse, and Onalaska.
(Groups shuttle to Marshland weekends only). 

Hop on your bike, fill the water bottles and ride the trails of Southwest Wisconsin. Don’t have a bike? Why Not Rent one at a local outfitter. Bring your bicycle along when you and stay at Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast, near the famous Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail, the first rails-to-trails in the country.  The four connecting west central Wisconsin rails to trails, known as the Bike 4 Trails has over 100 miles of connecting trails. The League of American Bicyclists named Wisconsin the No. 3 “Bicycle Friendly State” an all-around bike-loving culture!

Everything you need to a cycling adventure:

  • People & Bicycle Shuttle Service and Specials
  • Secure Inside Bike Storage
  • Free Bike Wash Station
  • Bike Passes
  • Bring your Own Bikes
  • Bike Rental available at Local Outfitter
  • 100+ Miles of Connected Trails with Tunnels, Bridges, and Road
  • We are ONE MILE from the bike trail. It is an easy ride to the B&B. 

To learn more about the amazing biking in Sparta read our blog.

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People & Bicycle Shuttle Service

Elroy-Sparta State Bike Trail...

Please contact us for updates on the Elroy-Sparta bike trail.
Our Shuttle Service is fee-based for guests who are staying with us. We leave once daily in the morning after breakfast, approximately 9:30 am.

Price is for 2 people, what a great deal... Stay anytime? 

Our Shuttle Service will Shuttle our guests now to Norwalk, Wilton, La Crosse, & Onalaska state bike trails. 
*Contact us regarding the shuttle to Marshland Weekends only to the Great River State Trail. 
~(Other future shuttles will become available on the trail as repair on Elroy-Sparta Bike trail is completed). 

Then you can enjoy the bike trail and ride back to the bed and breakfast! Set up with the innkeepers for us to shuttle you at the time of your reservation. 

  • We are ONE MILE from the Elroy-Sparta and La Crosse River State Trail bike trail. It is an easy ride to the B&B.
  • You can add which shuttle you would like when you make an online reservation, or call to make your reservation. You can add when you arrive, however, we do like advance notice to set up.

Road Routes

Off Trail Road Routes
Discover what the locals have known for years; Wisconsin’s roads are some of the most bike-friendly in the country! Hundreds of miles of dairy roads make for enjoyable biking through beautiful scenery! Ride many seasons with organized ride groups or clubs.  Bike Maps are available at the B&B to help you find bike-friendly roadways.

To learn more about the amazing biking in Sparta read our blog.


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Motorcycle Riding

Come visit the beautiful Driftless Region...

Driftless Destinations: Six Routes, 88 Destinations & Hundreds of Miles of Backroads to Explore.

  • This area offers Driftless Destinations routes perfect for motorcyclists winding through scenic valleys, old dairy roads and riding in the most beautiful part of Wisconsin.
  • Motorcycle-friendly we have securely locked inside motorcycle space while you stay here, and we will garage your bikes overnight as part of our services.
  • Brochure with Map routes is available at the B&B. 

To learn more about the amazing biking in Sparta read our blog.


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