Taliesin Route

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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.
NOTE:  While all of our routes were created utilizing paved roads, we are not able to keep up with road conditions throughout the entire Driftless Area.  It is up to each rider to assess road conditions and their own abilities in order to assure rider safety.
Talieson Route (pictured above): ~230 miles; 6.5 riding hours.
Talieson Lite Route (not pictured): ~190 miles; 5.25 riding hours.
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ATTRACTIONS:
  • Dodgeville:  House on the Rock, Don Q Inn, 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