Easy overnight bike tour route from and back to Minneapolis, making the most of the excellent bike trails like the Lake Minnetonka Regional Trail, the Dakota Rail RT and the Luce Line RT. Not only a safe ride, it's also pretty much flat!
Average Daily Distance: 28 miles
Average Daily Elevation Gain: 670 feet
Terrain: 50% paved roads / 50% unpaved roads
Recommended Bike Type: Road Bike / Gravel Bike / Ebike
Route Type: Loop
Best Months: June / July / August
Experience a world class network of bike paths and trails as you cycle out of the city as you cycle the scenic route, passing a long list of beautiful lakes just west of Minneapolis.
Explore the Carver Park Reserve with its more than 3500 acres, you can find all kinds of habitats along the winding trails, rolling wooded terrain and interconnected lakes and marshes.
- Sample the tasty fusion of Midwestern and Asian cuisine, excellent craft beer and vibrant art scene in Minneapolis.
Day 1 Minneapolis to Lake Auburn Campground (24 mi)
Leave the city from one of its landmarks: The Spoonbridge and Cherry Sculpture. From there you will follow dedicated bike paths for most of the way to the Carver Park Reserve.
Day 2 Lake Auburn Campground to Minneapolis (31 mi)
The return journey is a little longer than yesterday's ride, but equally pleasant with a mostly flat ride.