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The Winona Whitewater Route is located, for the most part, in the bluffs and valleys along the Mississippi River between La Crescent and Minneiska, Minnesota. The route is named for Winona, the largest town on this route, and Whitewater State Park, a prominent park in the area.  Most of this route alternates between cruising on the Great River Road and diverting into several of the valleys leading up into the hills overlooking the river. When the route veers away from the river, it bounces around between the various inland hills that overlook the Whitewater and Root Rivers.  Winona, Minnesota makes a great staging location for this route and several others in the area. It is on the Winona Whitewater Route and it is also fairly close to several other routes in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.


Approximate Mileage:  220 Miles

Estimated Riding Time:  5.75 Hours

Road Surface:  Paved



  • Winona:  Great River Bluffs State Park, Pickwick Mill Inc, Farmers Community Park, Marine Art Museum, Sugarloaf Park, Winona Visitors Center, Fort Ticonderoga Grave Marker

  • Le Crescent:  Dresbach Welcome Center

  • Altura:  Whitewater State Park

  • Nodine:  Culvert Man

  • Dakota:  Apple Blossom Overlook Park

  • Minnesota City:  John Latsch State Park

  • Elba:  Fire Tower

  • Rollingston:  Luxemborg Museum


​A Paper Map is available for this route.

Motorcycle Rides, LaCrescent, LaCrosse, Onalaska, Winona, Rushford, Houston, Lewiston, St Charles, Chatfield, Rollingstone, Elba, Minneiska, Plainview

Winona-Whitewater 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. 


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