The Gopher Mississippi River Tour

The Gopher Mississippi River Tour

Start Date: Aug 7, 2016
Duration: 6 Days
Pricing: $1495.00 Per person, double occupancy, or $1,895.00 for solo travelers
Sign up Deadline: Jun 1, 2016
The University of Minnesota is pleased to partner with Bike Tour Vacations to offer our alumni and friends a scenic biking tour along the banks of the Mississippi River. Alumni and friends will have the opportunity to return to campus AND enjoy a great bike tour along the banks of the Mississippi River. Your tour begins August 7 with arrival at a hotel adjacent to campus. We’ll have a special reception for our guests on Sunday night, plus a tour of sights around campus.

Monday you’ll enjoy a short shuttle ride to Wabasha, and an afternoon ride on the great bike trails and quiet country roads in the area. Lodging this day is at the historic Anderson House Hotel.

Tuesday we head north along the river with scheduled stops in Lake City and in Frontenac, both towns rich in history. Birders may even take time in Frontenac State Park, known across the region as The Place to see birds. After lunch we head to Red Wing for two nights at the St. James Hotel.This charming river town is our host for a night out, and on Wednesday there is a special trip up to Cannon Falls and back.

Thursday we continue cross country to Hastings, for our last night along the river. Friday our tour ends with return back to the campus.

Bike Tour Vacations will provide lodging for you Sunday through Thursday nights, plus breakfast each morning and dinner on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. We support you along the trail with maps and with our sag wagon, complete with water, fruit and snacks, minor repairs, and first aid. You are responsible for lunch each day, and we’ve designed our routes to pass several inns and coffee shops daily so you have a good choice of lunch options.

Pricing for this tour is only $1,495.00 per person, double occupancy; solo travelers can have a private room for only $1,895.00. Please use the PayPal link below to make your deposit, and we’ll invoice you for half the balance due on March 31, and the remainder on June 30.

Call Tour Chief Jim at 248-345-6929 for registration details today!