Enjoy motorcycling at its finest with our scenic driving routes – perfect for touring on a motorcycle, in a vintage car, or a relaxing break in any vehicle. You’ll find charming small towns along scenic roads and businesses that welcoming. Explore Northern Minnesota’s best motorcycle routes- with rolling hills, sparkling lakes, deep woods, breathtaking vistas and plenty to stop and see along the way. Grand Rapids is a motorcycle enthusiast’s best option for gorgeous day trips or overnight excursions- enjoyable rides in all directions!
Our Favorite Routes
Check out one of our suggested tours!
HUNDRED LAKE TOUR
Approx. 89 miles
From Grand Rapids, Highway 38 north to Bigfork, Scenic 7 to Taconite, 169 back to Grand Rapids
Scenic stop: Laurentian Divide (On Hwy 38)
Food stop: Timberwolf Inn, Marcell
Petrol stop: Frontier Sports, Marcell
AVENUE OF PINES TOUR
Approx. 86 miles
From Grand Rapids, Highway 2 to Deer River, Highway 46 to Cut Foot Sioux Lake, highway 35 to Talmoon, 286 to Marcell, down 38 back to Grand Rapids.
Scenic stop: Cut Foot Sioux Visitor Center
Food stop: Riley’s Cannibal Junction, Talmoon
Petrol stop: Cut Foot Sioux Inn
OFF THE BEATEN PATH
Approx. 127 miles
From Grand Rapids, Hwy 38 to Effie, Highway 1 to Togo, Highway 65 to Nashwauk, Highway 169 back to Grand Rapids
Scenic stop: Washington State Forest
Food stop: Viking Bar (7 mi. off route on 22)
Petrol stop: Effie County Service
Approx. 108 miles
Highway 169 east to Pengilly, Highway 65 south through Goodland and Swan River to Jacobson, Highway 200 through Hill City to Remer, Highway 6 to Hwy 2 back to Grand Rapids.
Scenic stop: Hill Annex Mine, Calumet
Food stop: Junction Travel Plaza, Swan River
Petrol stop: Junction Travel Plaza, Swan River
SHORT SOUTH TOUR
This ride will take you west and south of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. This will be a scenic route where you will find bogs, farmland, pines and lake areas. Many restaurants, gas stations and restrooms along the route.
Scenic stop: Highway 200
Food stop: Harry’s Bar & Grille
SHORT NORTH TOUR
This is a nice short ride that will take you north and west of Grand Rapids. Includes food, gas and bathroom locations along the way. Scenic, curvy and hilly.
Scenic stop: Highway 38 Scenic Byway
Food stop: Richie’s Restaurant, Hayslips Corner Bar & Grille
IRON RANGE TOUR
This route will take you from Grand Rapids into Duluth and then a scenic drive along the Iron Range.
Scenic stop: Highway 135, Highway 169/1
Food stop: Vi’s Pizza, Benchwarmers Grille, Togo Bar