6016 Martha St., Indian River, MI 49749
(231) 881-7863 · david@glecenter.com

Customize Your Bike Adventure

Customize Your Northern Michigan and Eastern Upper Peninsula adventures with a unique kayaking, hiking or biking experience.

In addition to Pigeon River Country and the High Country Pathway, we serve all of Northern Lower Michigan, the southeast shoreline of Lake Superior from Munising to Sault Ste. Marie, and Les Cheneaux Islands communities of Cedarville and Hessel.

We offer flexible dates and times for custom adventures to the Lake Superior Shoreline, Les Cheneaux Islands, Sturgeon River Areas, and Inland Waterway.  Let us know what works best for you.

The following local customized adventures are offered on shorter notice. 

Contact us today to schedule your adventure.
Phone: (231) 881-7863
Email: info@glecenter.com
Online: Make Reservations

Adventure Explanations:
Fully Guided - A guide stays with clients from pick up, to drop off, for adventure entirety.
Guide Support - A guide provides shuttle, maps, directions, and instructions. Guide may meet clients to provide lunch. Guide may join clients in their adventure for short durations.

Mountain Bike & Hike Day Adventure

The northern lower Michigan counties of Cheboygan, Emmet and Charlevoix provide incredible mountain biking and hiking tour options for adventurers of all skill levels. With a variety of single track and two track trails, our guides will hand pick a trail tour that will suit your ability and thirst for adventure.

Our mountain bike and hiking tours are all-inclusive of transit to and from the trail, bike, helmet, knowledgeable local guide, trail snacks, bottled drink, and lunch.

#1 - Custom Half-day Bike or Hike Adventure

Mountain Bike Custom Half Day Adventure: Fully Guided, 10am - 2 pm  
$75 per person / 2 person minimum
$60 per person / 5 or more

Hike Custom Half-Day Adventure: Fully Guided, 10am - 2pm
$75 per person / 2 person minimum
$60 per person / 5 or more

#2 - Custom Full-day Bike or Hike Adventure

Mountain Bike Custom Full-Day Adventure: Fully Guided, 9am - 3pm
$90 per person / 2 person minimum
$75 per person / 5 or more

Hike Custom Full-Day Adventure: Fully Guided, 9am - 3pm
$90 per person / 2 person minimum
$75 per person / 5 or more


Hybrid Bicycle Trail Tours

Many towns of Northern lower Michigan are connected via a network of paved or crushed limestone rail trails. These mellow pathways offer majestic views, fitness, exploration, and family fun for all ages and abilities. With a vast variety of point to point, loops, and out and back options, our knowledgable guides can custom pick a pathway tour to meet all needs.  

Our hybrid bicycle trail tours may include: transit to and from trail, hybrid bikes, kids bikes, tag along attachments, child pull carriers, helmets, bottled drink, and trail maps.

#1 - Custom Half-day Hybrid Bicycle Tour

Inquire for pricing and trip information.

#2 - Custom Full-day Hybrid Bicycle Tour

Inquire for pricing and trip information.


Local Pathways

North Central State Trail:

The 62 mile North Central State Trail consists of newly surfaced crushed limestone giving bike riders of any ability a true north woods adventure. Enjoy the area forests, lakes, rivers and abundant wildlife as you visit these quaint towns: Gaylord, Vanderbilt, Wolverine, Indian River, Topinabee, Cheboygan, and Mackinaw City.

Little Traverse Wheelway:

The Little Traverse Wheelway provides 26 miles of asphalt trail for all ages and abilities. Magnificent views await as the trail wraps around the Little Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan. Bring the entire family for a point to point bike tour visiting the charming communities of : Charlevoix, Bay Shore, Bay Harbor, Petoskey,  Bay View, and Harbor Springs.

North Eastern State Trail:

The North Eastern State Trail consists of  71 miles of newly surfaced crushed limestone. This remote trail follows a late 1800’s rail road corridor, once used to ship Michigan timber. Both rustic and scenic, this trail offers bike tour opportunities for both seasoned veterans and beginner families alike. Along the trail visit the towns of: Alpena, Posen, Hawks, Millersburg, Onaway, Aloha, and Cheboygan.

Bike Rentals

For both mountain bike trips and rentals, we offer Rocky Mountain brand mountain bikes. These lightweight 29er hard tails are perfectly suited to tame our challenging local terrain.
Rocky Mountain MTB: Half day 4 hours $35, Full day 8 hours $45

For our hybrid trail tours and rentals we offer both Cannondale hybrid and Cannondale trail 5 bikes. Both types utilize upright geometry for all day comfort on the pathways.
Hybrid Bikes: Half day 4 hours $25, Full day 8 hours $35

GLE strives to get children excited about the great outdoors. We offer several different sizes of kids bikes along with trailers and tag a long attachments.
Kids Bikes, Trailers, Attachments:  Half day 4 hours $15, Full day 8 hours $20