Guided Tours

Fat Bike Tour
Family Guided FATbike Tour

Up North Guided Tours is focused on you, your expectations, and your outdoor adventure in the Cable Area with us whether it be by fat bike, snowshoe and/or canoe!  Our dedication to you is in our comprehensive support services, outdoor safety preparedness, backcountry knowledge and familiarity which creates memorable off-the-beaten-path outdoor experience, attention on customer service/your experience, high performance equipment, and lead guide who knows how to provide challenge without going overboard while remaining flexible and adaptive on-the-fly as circumstances dictate.  We have an extensive playbook of tour routes and idyllic views that people do not find on their own, as we strive to get you out of the periphery and into the backcountry!   

Family enjoying the outdoors on FATbike in early-Winter ‘20.
Family Bonding and Outdoor Fun, mid-Dec. ‘20.
Guided and Illuminated FATbike Tour at Night
Guided Nite FATbike Tour


Canoe Guided Tour
Northwoods Guided Canoe Tour of local lake, very kid friendly!

Our guided tours are custom tailored to your interests, experience, and physical condition.  We are not just talking about taking you on routes that are appropriate for your skill level.  Your tour is private to you/your group since we do not put different groups together on the the same tour.  We listen to and come through with what you want, as some want views while others want terrain diversity, some want the secret trails/spots, and others want personalized instruction.  We are flexible and do cater to small groups of family, friends and colleagues who are looking for supported, outdoor bonding/team building opportunities!


Couples connecting in Cable, WI while riding Fat Bike together!
Couples re-connecting in the great outdoors was a huge part of 2020!
Couples Fat Bike Guided Tour
Wife and Husband enjoy a slice of HVN!
Guided Tour participant gets some Sun in front of an idyllic Northwoods lake spot after the storm cleared.  Outdoor adventure!
Downpour days can be rescheduled, no problem. But those who still want to go are rewarded handsomely!
Family Snowshoe Guided Tour
Heading Out on a Family Snowshoe Guided Tour
FATbike Guided Tour
Corporate Team Building FATbike Guided Tour
Snowbike Guided Tour!
Snowbike Guided Tour!


Your Guide

Lead Guide of Top of Trail We Groom
Josh Winter of ’18/’19, -28F.

Your guide, Josh Washlow, has been a silent sports participant in the region since 1981, has been riding off-road bikes since 1983, and is a Wilderness First Responder.  Josh fosters your backcountry skills growth through instruction and encouragement in a non-competitive fashion.  His philosophy is to promote group outdoor fun and enjoyment without compromising safety.  Josh’s goal is your safe outdoor enjoyment!


Seasons/Times Open:

Any season, any time with your reservations made at least a couple days in advance!


Private/Small Group Day Trip Guided Tours:

1/2 Day

3.5 Hrs.
$270 for 1 – 3 participants, $80 for each additional participant, includes healthy/local sandwich meal (can be “to go”), tours can be single or multi-activity based; and         

Full Day

7 Hrs.
$495 for 1 – 3 participants, $150 for each additional participant, includes healthy/local sandwich meal (can be “to go”) or cookout, tours are multi-activity based.

*Add $80/Participant (plus tax) who requires additional fat bike equipment beyond our available fleetBike fleet availability is first come, first served.  Our full fleet consists of 4 Borealis Flumes (15″, 17″, 19″ and 21″), a medium Surly Moonlander, and a x-small Surly Pugs.

*Add $100/Canoe (plus tax) for each canoe required by your group beyond our Spirit II 4 seater (can come with 2 removable seats).  Canoe availability is first come, first served. 

*Please note, we have 10 sets of Tubbs Wilderness 30 snowshoes. 


Clinic Instruction for our Advanced Riders starts at our Shop's Home Trail
If instruction is what you want, “tours” become clinics, just give us the head’s up!
Stir fry prepared over coals in a truly idyllic setting.
Our cookout menu is based on your diet! This was a vegan stir fry after an epic ride!