United States·May - October
Self-guided ride from JEFFERSON CITY TO ST. CHARLES in 3 days - Discounted TourVIEW DATES
Ride America’s longest continuous rail to trail bike path with the #1 Katy Trail tour - Crossroads Bike Tours covering 108 miles on this crushed limestone trail. You begin your 3-day tour in St. Charles where you are picked up and driven to N. Jefferson City Trailhead to start your ride to Hermann, MO. There is an option to get dropped off in Mokane or Portland, MO which would have less riding on day 1 and get you to Hermann earlier so to visit the wineries. Then spend the next 5 days riding back to St. Charles enjoying rural Missouri, wildlife, winery towns and riding along the Missouri River. Your Self-guided tour includes your shuttle from St. Charles to Jefferson City, first class accommodations with breakfast each morning, Katy Trail guidebook to with maps, detour information and places to eat, Katy Trail T-shirt and patch, packing list and tour training suggestions. We are at your service with personal contact from the planning through the end of your tour. You can also add these features to your tour: * Luggage shuttle to each lodging location plus luggage tag * Extra night stay in St. Charles the day before or the last day of tour * Bike Rentals for either hybrids, gravel bikes or e-bikes Crossroads Bike Tours is the #1 Tour on the Katy Trail. Due to our buying power, we have discounted pricing on these selected dates. If these dates don't meet your schedule then call into our office 314-656-6229 or send INQUIRY/CONTACT for dates that work for you. Our pricing for start days other than these selected dates are 10% higher. Trip Length: 3 days Days Riding: 3 days Nights Lodging: 2 nights Daily Mileage: 27-42 miles Total Mileage: 108 Check in Location: St. Charles, MO Trail Type: Rail-to-Trail - crushed limestone
Cycling Day: 42 miles- Jefferson City to Hermann – Meet the shuttle van at St. Charles near the eastern end of the Katy Trail. Overnight parking is available at the KATY parking lot and is free for your entire ride. The St. Charles trailhead is a 20-minute drive or taxi/uber from St. Louis Airport (STL). The shuttle will pick you and your bike up and drive directly to the KATY Trailhead in Jefferson City (2.5- 3 hours). Ride east along farm lands into Hermann where you will cross the Missouri River on a safe bike bridge. The winery town of Herman has much to offer including Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries, restaurants and antique shops.
Cycling Day: 39 miles- Hermann to Augusta – Today’s destination is Augusta, another small winery town with 257 population. But don’t let the small town full you, it has 5 wineries, antique shops, glass studio and a wood shop awaiting you in this scenic town.
Cycling Day: 27 miles-Augusta to St. Charles – This is your final day of cycling. Leave the B&B in Augusta and ride east on the trail to St. Charles where you have left your car at the trailhead in St. Charles. But before you get to St. Charles, you need to stop in Defiance, just 7 miles from Augusta to see the squirrel bar or other unique bars in this town. When you arrive in St. Charles you are steps away from the old St. Charles with 1800’s homes and shops on Main Street and you can visit Missouri’s first capitol and the Katy Trail Museum.
3 days of cycling
2 nights in Bed & Breakfast or small inn
Lodging near trail with lunch and dinner suggestions
2 mornings with breakfast
Parking at St. Charles
Shuttle St. Charles to Jefferson City Trailhead
Bring your bike or we can suggest a rental (e-bikes available)
Maps and daily route directions
Suggested packing list
Luggage Shuttle can be added for $35/day
Crossroads Bike Tour T-shirt and patch
5% discount for returning customer or groups of 7 or more
Hotel in St. Charles the night before the tour - Country Inn and Suites- must be purchased with a tour
Hotel night after tour - last day of tour – Country Inn and Suites- must be purchased with a tour
Rent Hybrid bike - delivered at shuttle pick-up- must be purchased with a tour- must be purchased with a tour
E-bike Rental - delivered at Shuttle Pick-up- must be purchased with a tour
Due to our high volume of bookings, we are able to provide discounted rates on the dates below. If these dates don't meet your schedule then call into our office 314-656-6229 or send INQUIRY for dates that work for you. For start dates other than these listed days, the 10% discount does not apply. Our tours are available April - October.