We encourage you to follow one of the recommended routes we have have designed, starting and finishing in either Louisville, Lexington or Bardstown, KY. 

 
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These do-it-yourself routes have all been designed with:

  • Local knowledge of safest and most scenic routes
  • Safety as a priority
  • Terrain and distance in mind
  • Various options available for the self-sufficient cyclist
  • Itineraries for single and multi-day adventures
  • Use of camping and hotel accommodations along the way

 

1-Day Loop Option

3-Day Loop Option

3-Day Point to Point Option

Map & Route Overview


1-Day Loop Option

  • 55 miles, 3,400 ft of climbing
  • Begin & end at picturesque Woodford Reserve Distillery
  • Bike to three Bourbon Trail Distilleries: Woodford Reserve, Wild Turkey, Four Roses
  • Ride through beautiful Woodford County
  • Pedal across the Kentucky River
  • Continuous rolling hills
  • Moderately strenuous

3-Day Loop Option

  • 165 miles, 6,877 ft of climbing
  • Begin and end in downtown Louisville
  • Visit 8 distilleries over 3 days: Angel’s Envy, Kentucky Artisan, Kentucky Peerless, Four Roses, Jim Beam, Willett, Heaven Hill Heritage Center, Evan Williams
  • Visit charming Shelbyville, KY
  • Visit Bardstown, KY — the Bourbon Capital of the World
  • Bike around world-famous Churchill Downs
  • Moderately strenuous

3-Day Point to Point Option

  • 188 miles, 9,000 ft. of climbing
  • Begin in Lexington at Town Branch Distillery
  • End in Louisville at Angel’s Envy Distillery
  • Visit 10 Distilleries: Town Branch, Woodford Reserve, Wild Turkey, Four Roses, Maker’s Mark, Willett, Heaven Hill, Four Roses (Cox’s Creek), Jim Beam, Angel’s Envy
  • Day 1 rides through the Bluegrass Region and its Thoroughbred horse farms
  • Day 2 takes you through the “knobs” surrounding Bardstown — the Bourbon Capital of the World
  • Day 3 leads you to Louisville — home of the Urban Bourbon Trail®
  • Strenuous

Map Overview


For more information and additional route options, check out the Bike the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® RidewithGPS account.  

Email us at info@louisvillebicycletours@com to get help planning your trip.