Family FATbike Guided Tour
Northwoods Family FATbike Guided Tour

Outdoor Adventure!

Up North Guided Tours is your premier Northwest Wisconsin Fat Bike (FATbike or Fat Tire Bike), Canoe, and Snowshoe Day Tripper Service and beyond.  Our sole purpose is to facilitate and enhance your Northwoods outdoor experience!   

Located in Cable, WI we are a Fat Tire Bike, Canoe and Snowshoe Guided Tour Outfitter that provides you with highly customized Outdoor Adventure support services.  Additionally we maintain high performance Rental Equipment for your own self-guided tours, we carry high quality Apparel to keep you comfortable while outside, and we offer local silent sport Shuttle Services.  See below and our Guided Tour page for our current COVID-19 service and sales limitations to help stop the spread while giving folks outdoor recreation opportunities.

Snow Bike Zen
Snowbike Zen
Husband and Wife enjoy guided and supported time in the Northwoods on FATbike riding singletrack trail
“Logistics-Free” couples time in the Northwoods. These two rode gravel, 2-track, singletrack, and primitive trail over two tours. Building skills, then when ready, on to singletrack and beyond. Safety!


FATbike Freeriding
Big, Wide Open Riding Available!


Group Snow Bike and Snowshoe
Have it both ways! Your group can Snowbike and Snowshoe from the same place at the same time.

Custom Tours Tailored to any Skill Level

Up North Guided Tours offers 4 Cable area Outdoor Adventure tours that vary in duration and can be tailored to any skill level so you can enjoy beautiful places you will not find on your own while having group fun!  Our tours range from 90 minutes to 7 hours, and we do guide tours during both day and night hours.  

Due to COVID-19, for now: our 1.5 and 3-Hr. tours are available; each tour is limited to household member participants; tours can be cancelled due to contact with the virus or symptoms with no penalty;  and Josh Washlow is the only Up North Guided staff member and his family bubbles less essentials.  For a comprehensive list of our COVID-19 precautions, see our COVID -19 statement below.  We strive to provide you with an outlet to outdoor recreation, while keeping us as safe as we can.
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Up North Guided Tours is featured on Discover Wisconsin's episode, Trails at the Top.
Discover Wisconsin came by during early-’18 for a Custom Fitting, Some Instruction, and a Ride! Trails at the Top aired Ground Hog Day 2019.


Equipment Rentals, Bike Apparel Sales + Local Silent Sports Shuttle Services

Yes, we offer you some sweet outdoor adventure support services, and yes, we sell time-tested apparel (we only sell what we use, what works, and what we like) to help keep you comfy while out there.  

Our high performance Borealis FATbike, Tubbs snowshoe, and Wenonah canoe rentals are available for your self-guided tours. Packages start at $100, $50 and $150 plus tax, respectively per day. Add $40 plus tax for consecutive day/night rentals, which include illumination. Sanitized equipment, outdoor paperwork/equipment transfers, equipment drop-off at and pick-up from local spots, masks on, and maintaining at least 6’ of social distance are all a part of how we conduct equipment rentals. Call ahead for details and reservations.

Due to COVID-19 we are conducting apparel sales in conjunction with our equipment rentals and guided tours only. We sell off-road cycling protective gear, jackets, jerseys, gloves, skull caps and shorts made by Specialized, Royal Racing, Fox, Bellweather and RBX to name a few. Prices range from $40 to $179. Simply stated, if we don't like a product, we won't sell it!

No local silent sports shuttle services available during COVID-19. Sorry.

Canoe on Beautiful Northwoods Lakes
Quality family time on Northwoods Lakes.
Rent our Fat Bikes and Snowshoes!
High Performance Rental Equipment means High Performance Adventure
FATbike Shop Interior depicting high performance off-road bike equipment and high quality off-road bike Apparel.
High Quality and High Performance Up North Guided Apparel and Equipment.


Local Silent Sport Shuttle Service Available!
Local, Yr-Round, Silent Sport Shuttle Service available! Contact us in advance.

*Regarding COVID-19:

WE R AVAILABLE TO HELP U ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS, AND YES, WE R TAKING SERIOUS COVID PRECAUTIONS, BUT NO PRESSURE, WE’D BE HAPPY TO C U AFTER COVID!  Here is a detailed list of what we do to protect you during COVID, and we ask you do the same where appropriate.  We are only open for those who book in advance, no “walk-ins;” we have one staff member and his family works/schools out of the home, less Up North Guided work; if the staff member and anyone within the household shows symptoms or has good reason to believe they have been in contact w/ the virus, your reservation will be rescheduled w/ as much notice as possible; our staff member follows all regional travel guidelines as posted at; sanitizing of equipment and commonly used surfaces performed regularly; we wear masks during pre-tour and post-tour discussions; staff member rigorous hand washing/hand sanitizing performed as a part of pre-tour prep and immediately after physical portion of the tour, plus he maintains personal hygiene (thankfully, lol!); you bring your own hydration + nutrition; 6’ social distance maintained, less a conceivable emergency; *ALL TOURS ARE LIMITED TO PARTICIPANTS WHO LIVE UNDER THE SAME ROOF; *discussion/activity performed OUTSIDE (DO NOT NEED TO BE INSIDE AT ALL); *all meal services and cookware rentals are suspended; *Tours available are A Bit and Just Right; *Shuttle Service is suspended; and Tour van time is limited to necessities if needed at all.  We work to combat the spread of the Corona virus while providing you with some levels of supported outdoor adventure!


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Primitive Fatbike Trail in Cable, WI
Primitive Fatbike Trail in Cable, WI

Why Fat Tire Bikes?

Simple, versatility and stability.  Wide wheels on bikes not only can be ridden over most types of terrain under most weather conditions (with a couple simple component switch-outs), they create more rider stability, which flat out enhances your experience!  We custom fit you on one of our Borealis Flume Fatbikes and provide you with a Specialized helmet as a part of your guided tour or equipment rental package since we know a good fit and quality equipment matters to you.  Yes, our equipment is sweet and we are ready for you regardless of your height!!!

Why Canoe?

It is the traditional Northwoods mode of transportation, and canoe is a great way to explore lakes and shoreline.  Tranquility in the glide, rhythm in the paddle stroke, peace in the silence, and unchanged idyllic shoreline scenary are why folks head North.  Canoe can certainly be done solo, but paddling together as a small group provides great family/friend bonding and team building opportunities.  Canoe is also a great way to disconnect from the everyday, load up, and head out for a few days. Native roots, centuries of travel, and modern materials and technology are at your finger tips.

Why Snowshoes?

Because they are the most accessible, purest form of silent backcountry travel.  Our snowshoes have great easy-on/easy-off bindings that stay taut in the deepest of Northwoods’ snow!  Using our Tubbs snowshoes/poles/gaiters, coupled with your layered clothing, you are ready to access routes with us or on your own and take in great views deep within the untracked backcountry of Cable, WI.  This is a great way to get a group to places most people don’t get to see!!!