Fat Bike and Snowshoe Guided Tours

Up North Guided Tours is your premier Northern Midwest Fat Bike and Snowshoe Guided Tour company because of our focus on outdoor safety and preparedness; experienced and knowledgeable guides; extensive playbook of tour routes for any skill level, many of which are off-the-beaten-path/off-the-map routes people do not find on their own; high-performance Borealis Flume fat tire bike, Tubbs snowshoe, and illumination equipment; 4×4 passenger van transportation; locations in both Northbrook, IL (a Northern suburb of Chicago) and Cable, WI (located in the Northwest corner of the State, a true Sportsperson’s Paradise!); and of course, our log cabin accommodations on the trails in Cable.  We combine the foregoing to provide you with a comprehensive recreational service geared towards the enhancement of your outdoor experience.

Our guided tours are offered during both the day and night, use of our equipment is included in tour prices stated here, and our guided tours are highly customized to you and your interests.  We are not just talking about tailoring your guided tour to your skill level: our guided 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 outdoor 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!


Off-the-Beaten-Path Fat Bike and Snowshoe Guided Tours
Off-the-Beaten-Path Fat Bike and Snowshoe Guided Tours!


One of our Fat Bikes for your Guided Tour.
Your Guided Tour Fat Bike
Snowshoe Guided Tour to Secret Sledding Spots!
Snowshoe Guided Tour to Secret Sledding Spots!



Your Lead Guide

Your lead 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 and First Aid/CPR certified.  Josh fosters your backcountry skills growth through instruction + encouragement in a non-competitive fashion.  His philosophy is to promote group outdoor fun and enjoyment without compromising safety.  Josh’s goal is to facilitate and enhance your outdoor experience, which is what Up North Guided is all about!


Seasons Open in NW WI:

Summer, Fall (w/ Guided Tour bookings made in advance), 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 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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