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The Taliesin Route is named for Frank Lloyd Wright’s homestead, Taliesin, near Spring Green, Wisconsin. It explores the hills and valleys on the south side of the Wisconsin River between Avoca and Black Earth, Wisconsin.  This route is home to many attractions: The House on the Rock, Taliesin, Governor Dodge and Blue Mounds State Parks and Blackhawk Lake just to name a few.  The roads are mostly county and named roads; smaller and lightly traveled. On the northwest end of the route is an amazing stretch where the road seems to be carved out of the rock face right next to the Wisconsin River.  The route is loaded with amazing roads that follow the many ridges and valleys that empty into the Wisconsin River Valley.  The Taliesin Route is located close to Madison, Wisconsin and provides riders with constant twists, turns, hills and valleys. It is a great representative of the types of roads that can be found throughout the entire Driftless Area. Be sure to include it in your riding plans.


Approximate Mileage:  230 Miles

Estimated Riding Time:  6.5 Hours

Road Surface:  Paved




  • Dodgeville:  House on the Rock, Don Q Inn (Huge Airplane), Iowa County Courthouse, Governor Dodge State Park

  • Spring Green:  Taleisin, Tower Hill State Park, American Players Theatre

  • Highland:  Blackhawk Lake

  • Black Earth:  Shoe Store King Kong

  • Blue Mounds:  Cave of the Mounds, Blue Mounds State Park

  • Pine Bluff:  Pine Bluff Observatory

  • Arena:  Mouse with Cheese

  • Mount Horeb:  Little Norway, Troll Carvings

  • Ridgeway:  Hydes Mill, Ridgeway Pine Relic

  • Daleyville:  Hauge Log Church


A Paper Map is available for this route.

Motorcycle Rides, Avoca, Lone Rock, Spring Green, Barnaveld, Ridgeway, Blue Mounds, Black Earth, Mt. Horeb, Dodgeville, Mineral Point, Highland, Cobb, Linden, Cross Plains

Taliesin Route

  • If you are riding with a group, we ask that every person using our route for navigation purchase their own copy.


    In order to encourage this, we are happy to offer a discount for group purchases. Please contact us after purchasing 1 item at full price, and we will set up a coupon code that will give everyone in your group 50% off of the same item.

  • Our digital routes are designed to operate in most GPS devices.  In addition to GPSs, our routes should work with several smartphone apps.  They will NOT work on Google Maps or Apple Maps.


    If you plan on using a smartphone app, we recommend the REVER app.  REVER will work with both Android and iOS and in addition to navigation it has many other great features.


    For best results in REVER, download the route to your computer first, then import into your smartphone.  Turn by turn may not work, so we recommend that you utilize the "Follow the Line" option. 


    You can get 20% off your first year’s subscription to REVER by following THIS LINK.

    AND using this coupon code at checkout:  Driftlessforless.


    By using this link and coupon code a portion of your subscription fee will go to support Driftless Roads USA.

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