United States·November 1 - 5 2021
Self-guided ride from SEDALIA TO ST. CHARLES, MO in 5 daysINQUIRE
Ride America’s longest continuous rail to trail bike path with the #1 Katy Trail Tour for self-guided tours. Travel 199 miles on this 5-day tour. Day 1 shuttle provided from St. Charles to Sedalia to arrive by noon. Then spend the next 5 days riding back to St. Charles enjoying wildlife, winery towns, the 1st and current was capital cities and the Missouri River. Your Self-guided tour includes your shuttle pick-up in St. Charles and driven to Sedalia, first class accommodations with breakfast each morning, guidebook to map your ride, Katy Trail T-shirt and patch, luggage tag, 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 transport to each lodging location * Extra night stay in St. Charles the day before or the last day of tour * Bike Rentals for either hybrids or e-bikes Crossroads Bike Tours is the #1 Tour on the Katy Trail and we have discounted pricing on the tour dates selected. If these dates don't meet your schedule then please call into our office 314-656-6229 or send INQUIRY for dates that work for you. Our pricing for non-discounted days is 10% higher. Trip Length: 5 days Days Riding: 5 days Nights Lodging: 4 nights Daily Mileage: 27-50 miles Total Mileage: 199 Check in Location: St. Charles, MO Trail Type: Rail-to-Trail - crushed limestone
Cycling Day: 37 miles-Sedalia to Boonville – 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 Trail Depot Museum (3.5 – 4 hours). Take a quick tour at the KATY Trail Depot Museum in Sedalia before departing Sedalia. Your destination on the trail is Boonville, named for Daniel Boone’s Children. Boonville is home to one of Missouri’s Casinos or you can walk the quaint streets and visit their shops.
Cycling Day: 50 miles-Boonville to Jefferson City – Today is the longest section of your tour on the Katy Trail, 50 miles to Jefferson City. In the morning you will cycle beneath towering limestone bluffs some of the highest on the trail. The Missouri River can be seen frequently during the day as well as many small bridges. Your destination is N. Jefferson trailhead across the river from Jefferson City. Follow the path across the Missouri on the safe bike bridge with awesome views of the river and capital building.
Cycling Day: 46 miles- Jefferson City to Hermann – Start your day with a return across the bike bridge to the N. Jefferson trailhead. Ride east to McKittrick where you can pick up a bike path into Hermann that crosses the Missouri River on another 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.
5 days of cycling
4 nights in Bed & Breakfast or small inn
Lodging near trail with lunch and dinner suggestions
4 mornings with breakfast
Parking at St. Charles
Shuttle St. Charles to Sedalia
Bring your bike or we can suggest a rental (e-bikes available)
Maps and daily route directions
Suggested packing list
Crossroads Bike Tour T-shirt and patch
5% discount for returning customer or groups of 7 or more
We will shuttle your luggage to each lodging location, no need to carry it on your bike. $30/day
Hotel in St. Charles the night before the tour - Country Inn and Suites
Hotel night after tour - last day of tour – Country Inn and Suites
Rent Hybrid bike - $40/day - delivered at shuttle pick-up
E-bike Rental - $80/day - delivered at Shuttle Pick-up