Guided Tours

Silent Sports Guided Tours

Up North Guided Tours is your premier Northern Midwest off-road bike and snowshoe guided day and night (in Cable only) trip tour company because of our focus on outdoor safety and preparedness; experienced and knowledgeable guides; extensive playbook of tour routes for any skill level; higher-end fat tire bike, snowshoe, and illumination equipment; transportation; and locations in both Chicagoland and Cable, WI.  We combine the foregoing to provide you with a comprehensive recreational service geared towards the enhancement of your outdoor experience.  Our tours are highly customized, and we are not just talking about tailoring your tour to your skill level: our tours are limited to 11 participants max.; we regularly take out solo riders; and we cater to groups and your special events irrespective of whether your group is comprised of family, friends, or colleagues who are looking for team building opportunities.  You may be asking, who takes the tour?  Answer: active people who like the outdoors and want a supported day adventure!  Perfect for family, friends, small corporate and charitable groups, mountain bikers who want the fat tire bike experience, and fat tire bike people who are unfamiliar with our areas.  Explore with us!


Family Fun B/w Rides!

Why Fat Tire Bikes?

Simple, versatility and stability.  Wide wheels not only can be ridden over most types of terrain under most conditions, they create more rider stability, which flat out enhances your experience!  We custom fit you on one of our Borealis Flumes and provide you with a Specialized helmet as a part of your tour since we know how much you care about quality.  Yep, our bike equipment is sweet and ready for you!!!




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 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!!!


Your Lead Guide

Your lead guide has been engaged in silent sports in the area since 1981, has been riding off-road bikes since 1983, and is a Wilderness First Responder and First Aid/CPR certified.  He fosters your backcountry skills growth through instruction + encouragement non-competitively.



Seasons Open in NW WI:

Summer (by advanced bookings), Fall (by advanced bookings), and Winter

Tours in NW WI:

A Bit

1.5 Hrs
$69 / Participant

Just Right

3 Hrs
$99 / Participant

*Now You’re Out There

5 Hrs
$159 / Participant


7 Hrs
$199 / Participant

*Now You’re Out There and Epic include a healthy meal.

**Epic is Winter Only and combines both sports.



Seasons Open in Northeast IL:

Spring, Summer, and Fall

Tours in NE IL:

Shorter AM

45 Mins
$25 / Participant

*Ask About Monthly Memberships

Longer AM

75 Mins
$40 / Participant

*Ask About Monthly Memberships

and Scenic

90 Mins
$45 / Participant


3 Hrs
$69 / Participant

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