Madison Urban Splendor Loop - Cycling
Explore some of Madison's top highlights on two wheels
If you feel like 21.8 miles is too long, you can opt for cutting the arboretum out and just go around Lake Monona, which will be about 15 miles with the bay added.
Destination Distance From Downtown
There are a few hills along the ride, but for the most part it is flat making it a nice easy ride around town.
Time To Complete
It takes just under two hours at a moderate pace to finish the ride. This does not, however, include time for stops to explore the botanical gardens or arboretum.
Spring, Summer, and Fall
This is a great loop anytime of the year. Although it is more easily done in the spring, summer, or fall, it is also makes for a beautiful winter ride.