Welcome to Ridge & Valley Tours! We are delighted to have you join us. It is our goal to share the history and beauty of Southwest Wisconsin with visitors in a fun and informative way. Whether you are looking for a premier guided tour or a family activity, we have you covered. We are connected to many agriculture enterprises that offer farm-related experiences, and farm tours to the public. We strive to represent the diversity of agriculture in Wisconsin while promoting the family-farm ethic.
We also love to share the good food and tasty brews of the Driftless region! Through a Ridge and Valley Tour experience you will be entertained and informed with an energetic tour of local farms and agri-businesses. As an added effort, we seek to protect the unique Karst geology in the Driftless area and to educate our guests about this unique region.
We can book your custom tour with a little advanced notice. We utilize our Kawasaki Ranch Edition UTV for our tours. It is a great way to experience the winding backroads of Richland County and enjoy a full-sensory experience. Contact via our contact page and tell us your dates and interests and we can come up with an experience just for your group of 4-5 people.
COVID-19 Response and effect
As you can imagine, the COVID-19 threat has greatly affected Ridge and Valley Tours. As group tour operators it has truly caused us to reimagine our tour business. We continue to offer “step-on” tours. If you and your family, or other assembled group, wish to come join us for a tour, our guides offer the option as a ride-along guide in your vehicle, or we will lead you from stop to stop in our own vehicles as you follow in your own. We also have our Kawasaki Ranch Edition UTV with its open sides and generous air flow to keep you safe. All of our guides are fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine.
Our tours can include 2-5 stops, with local cheese and/or meat samples, but no meal. This adds the flexibility to customize the tour to a group’s specific interests. If wine and cheese is more your interests we can make multiple stops to wineries and cheese factories. Perhaps you have a bigger interest in the cattle side of agritourism, we can design a tour heavy on farm locations.
We love doing our UTV tours this year! We have a very beautiful, 6 passenger Kawasaki Ranch edition UTV is decked out in style. You will enjoy a covered roof and windshield that will protect you from the wind & elements while enjoying the fresh air as you gaze out the side windows. You will be entertained by your guide, Marty or Teri, for well over a couple of hours. We take you on some of the most remote backroads in our county to show you views not normally seen by the average tourist to our area.
We ask you to wear clothing appropriate for the weather conditions as you will be outside. If you have longer hair, we suggest having it in a ponytail and secured. We provide beverages (water, coffee, tea) for your tour as well. We can custom design these tours to go to farms, cheese factories, wineries, and orchards.
For more information, and design suggestions of a tour, please feel free to reach out to us at (608) 630-2452, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the winter you can follow our snowshoe reports in our News section, and connect with us on our Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn pages. If you would like contact Marty or Teri you may do so on the contact page.
Finally, at Ridge and Valley tours, we strive to epitomize “Wisconsin-nice”. As international travelers, it has become very clear to us that our state and area are recognized as home to some of the nicest people on the planet! We believe in hospitality–the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers. And we believe “Wisconsin-nice” is a thing, and work every day to display that quality.
Our Mission Statement:
Ridge and Valley Tours is connecting people to the land of the Driftless Area by engaging them with fun stories of the people, places, and products from our area while committing to preserve the Wisconsin agricultural heritage and stewardship of our unique Driftless Area environment.