Great Lakes of Michigan
Includes all lodging, all breakfasts and dinners, van shuttles, van support, park entrance fees, leaders, tour maps and narratives.
Timberline van shuttle is included between airport and Traverse City prior to and following the tour.
Not included: Airline service to Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City; Guide Gratuity.
Airport 3 pm, Hotel 3:30 pm
“Who knew Northern Michigan was this beautiful. Our two guides Joe and George were the best and went out of their way to make each guest feel special.” Blythe H.
This bicycle tour includes the beautiful rolling hills and windswept dunes of Leelanau, the expansive wooded shoreline of Torch Lake, miles and miles of magnificent beaches along Lake Michigan’s eastern shore and charming Charlevoix and historic Mackinac Island. Set in the northwestern corner of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, this bicycle tour focuses initially on the Leelanau Peninsula, acclaimed as the “cherry capital of the world.” From there we travel north along rolling hills and sandy beaches to the tip of the lower peninsula. A ferry ride takes us to the unique island of Mackinac, where vehicles are banned and bikes are plentiful. It takes just 40 minutes* to cycle around the island on the only state highway that prohibits autos. After our layover day on the island, we take 2 days to cycled back down the interior of the state to return to Traverse City.
*In Timberline’s 40th anniversary year, we are celebrating all things 40
|Day 1||Arrive, assemble, bike fitting, orientation dinner|
|Day 2||Traverse City-Leelanau Peninsula-Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore-Pierce Stocking Scenic Road-Glen Arbor-Leland; overnight at Leland Lodge||54|
|Day 3||Leland-Northport-Leelanau State Park and Grand Traverse Lighthouse-Sutton Bay- Traverse City||62|
|Day 4||Traverse City-Torch Lake-Charlevoix; overnight at the Weathervane||62|
|Day 5||Charlevoix-Petoskey-Harbor Springs-Mackinac City—Ferry to Mackinac Island. overnight at Chippewa on Mackinac||73|
|Day 6||Layover day on Mackinac Island - Hiking, biking and relaxing options|
|Day 7||Mackinac Island—ferry to Mackinac City - Boyne City||55|
|Day 8||Boyne City - Torch Lake - Traverse City||66|