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The Vienna Wardsville Loop is located in Southeast Missouri.  Starting in Vienna, Missouri, this route starts South and West on paved county roads.  The scenery starts as pastures and fields and quickly turns to a combination of forests and pastures.  Like most of the Ozarks, the roads follow the hilltops and results in a twisty curvy ride all the way to Dixon.


From Dixon, the path angles to the Northwest and the curves are mixed in with short straight stretches.  The curves are gentle and the terrain is flowing, but stay alert for the occasional tight corner.  Just before reaching the Osage River, this ride turns to the Northeast to the small town of Meta.  This part of the route, along the Osage River, has tighter curves than the rest of the route to this point.


After Meta, the route continues further North to finally cross the Osage River and wind through the hills to Wardsville.  From Wardsville, the path turns West and joins Highway 50 for a short trip to Linn before turning South again.


The trip South is just as fun as the trip North was.  The roads are twisty through the gently rolling hills all the way back to the starting point in Vienna.

Motorcycle Rides, Missouri, Ozarks, Wardsville, Taos, Linn, Meta, Westphalia, Freeburg, Belle, St Elizabeth, Tuscumbia, Dixon, Iberia, Crocker, Rolla

Location:  Southeast Missouri

Approximate Mileage:   160 miles

Estimated Riding Time:  3.75 Hours 

Surface:  Paved



Freeburg:  Rich Fountain Grist Mill

Belle:  Paydown Grist Mill

Vienna Wardsville Loop

  • 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. 


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