How about doing a 6 day bike and kayak adventure, now before you run away ...Only two hotels for the 6-day span! So only 2 mandatory biking days (when we switch hotels day 3 and 6). Of course if need we could drive some folks to other hotel. Want to kayak or swim one day? No problem! A shopping day? No problem! Avid cyclist wanting the maximum mileage— 245 or more miles and over 7000 feet of elevation during the 6 days? No problem!
DOOR COUNTY~ Come visit Wisconsin's and Chicago's vacation spot, with
Great weather: Late June averages: 76° high / 60° low.
June 28th to July 3rd. $1395.
• 5 nights of hotels
• Breathtaking Lake Michigan
• Two kayak paddles
• Two group dinners (Fish Boil + ?)
• Two Happy Hours at the hotel (wine, beer, soda, snacks, etc.)
• RideWithGPS maps and "Cue" sheets , join our FunBikeTrips group.
• SAG vehicle driven by experienced tour owners (for ride support)
• Luggage transport between hotels
This is a kayak and bike adventure to Door County Wisconsin. I have 6 people who want to bike for sure and kayak some too. Hope to have 12 total. with 5 nights of hotels cost would be $1395 double occupancy. You could bike 6 days and I will include two kayak paddles such as. https://www.kayakdoorcounty.com/tours/cave/ experience the mysterious caves and marvel at the limestone bluffs on crystal clear Lake Michigan.
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Here are 1 of 2 of the planned included paddles https://www.kayakdoorcounty.com/ephraim/eagle-harbor-kayak-tour/ Learn more about the biking options at bottom of page.
COVID-19 safety measures Event will be outdoors Affordable Fun Bike Trips (wisconsinbiketours.com) Also see Ohio Bike Trips
Itinerary Quick version click here
Itinerary long version see below.
Day 1, Tuesday, June 28, 2022,
Sturgeon Bay, Wi. ..We love Door County! We come every year for great weather (highs in low 70s and lows in 60s), scenic bike riding and good company. After you check in feel free to do a tune up ride.
Optional tune up rides for first night
13.6 mi 370 ft https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38578194
17.2mi 506ft, https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38578179
In the evening we plan a group dinner.
Day 2, Wednesday July 29th, 2022.
7, 41, or 44 Miles Three choices or just enjoy your day. Go south or go north. . We will see Door County beaches and shorelines. It is a scenic peaceful ride after which come back to Best Western Maritime Inn for a Meet and Greet.
7 miles around town, Door County Historical Society and Museum, Coffee, Candy Store Wooly Mammoth Statue, Pizza, more coffee, Kitty OReillys Irish Pub and museums and galleries, Health Food Market, Breakfast Places, etc! https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39751806
41 miles 882 feet elevation, North loop, https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30744984
44 miles 1158 feet elevation, South loop to Algoma MAP,
In evening we plan a meet and greet, social hour with deserts to discuss the tour and any questions you may have.
Day 3, Thursday, June 30, 2022.
Luggage is transported to 2nd hotel while you bike to Fish Creek. Options range from
26.7 miles, 888' elevation, https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38578130 to
44.8 miles, 945' elevation, https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38578100
Sturgeon Bay to Fish Creek. Just give us your bags and get on your bike. Our host hotel is Parkwood Lodge - Door County in Fish Creek, Fish Creek is well-known for the artistic and creative people who call it home. The Peninsula Players make their home in Fish Creek. Tucked between the limestone bluffs and the bay of Green Bay about three quarters of the way up the Peninsula is the historic village of Fish Creek. The first settler of Fish Creek was Increase Claflin and his family circa 1844.
Dinner-Fish Boil at Old Post Office,
Day 4, Friday July 1, 2022.
Fish Creek to Washington Island & return. Our host hotel is Parkwood Lodge - Door County.
Washington Island is the largest of Door County’s thirty islands with over 35 beautiful square miles and over 100 miles of roads to explore and enjoy. Our journey to Washington Island begins as you bike onto the ferry and enjoy a scenic five mile route over crystal blue waters with views of the surrounding islands rocky shores, lush forests, and the serenity that you’re seeking. Your hectic pace becomes a distant memory and meaningful “enjoyment” begins. I love the Lavender Farm and gift shop and the many choices for shopping and eating. Very little car traffic as many visitors leave their car on the mainland.
Note: To bike to the ferry is 21 miles each way, then we take ferry to the Island where you may bike some more. Fish Creek to Washington Island & return 42.4mi 1,571ft https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38578322
Biking Washington Island 25.3mi 603 ft https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38578351
Biking Washington Island 12.7mi 303ft https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30745197/
We can take some folks via van one way or both ways to/from the ferry, if some want to cut down on mileage that day.
Day 5, Saturday July 2, 2022.
Kayak,-Lake Michigan shore.
Then bike, Peninsula Park, Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, Egg Harbor, several lunch options. short loop 15.4 miles 614 elevation, https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39750839
Fish Creek-Baileys Harbor -Cana Island lighthouse -Peninsula State Park -Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, Egg Harbor, several lunch options. Lake Michigan shore. 44.7 and 1400 feet of elevation https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39751125
Kayak at sunset,
Day 6, Sunday, July 3, 2022.
We will shuttle your gear back to Best Western Maritime our 1st hotel in Sturgeon Bay while you bike there. We can also shuttle folks to a hotel or the airport in Green Bay after everyone returns if you are flying not driving. Biking this last day Fish Creek to Sturgeon Bay follows the west side of the peninsula to Egg Harbor and the Green Bay shoreline. 27 miles, 852 elevation, https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39743997
If you do shortest option that is 26.7 the two times when we switch hotels so 54 miles.
If you ride the shortest option every day you get 107.4 miles and 3181 in elevation or 17 a day.
If you ride the longest option every day you get 245 miles and over 7000 feet in elevation or 41 a day.
Note: Bicycle rental is not included so if you don't want to bring your own bike try Nordoor Sports, a quick walk from our start and finish at Best Western Maritime. We have personally rented from them multiple times, their bikes, service and rate are great. Trek Domane AL 2 Road Bike: This road bike features the same aero shaping and race-ready detail as Treks top-end bikes. They're strong, light, and exhilarating. Limited availability due to bike shortage and pandemic.
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