United States·September 28 - October 1 2021
America’s longest continuous rail to trail bike path.SOLD OUT
On the first day, we will shuttle you from St. Charles to Jefferson City where you will spend the night. Over the next 3 days you will ride along the Katy trail experiencing the hospitality and beauty of the "Show Me" State. Enjoy rural Missouri wildlife, winery towns, the 1st and current capital cities and the views along the Missouri River. Trip Length: 4 days Days Riding: 3 days Nights Lodging: 3 nights Daily Mileage: 27-45 miles Total Mileage: 109 Minimum Age: 21 Tour Rating: Active Check in Location: St. Charles, MO Trail Type: Rail-to-Trail
Meet in St. Charles on May 18 or September 28 at 5:00pm and load up for a drive to Jefferson City for dinner and hotel for the evening.
Breakfast in the morning then begin your tour with a breath taking view of the Missouri River and Capital from the trail bridge. Continue on the trail and view the farms and wineries as you enter the “Rhineland Region”, settled by Germans in the early 1800’s finding fertile soil and wild grapes. Spend the night in Hermann, which is home to four outstanding wineries, two brewing companies and one distilling company.
Continue riding through farm and wine country to Marthasville, Daniel Boone’s last home and buried site. Then on to Augusta (pop. 257) with its 5 wineries, antiques shops, glass studio and a wood shop awaiting you in this beautiful town.
Final day’s ride from farmland to urban environment as you move closer to historic Old St. Charles, a trading post town. Visit Missouri’s First State Capital building and many of other original buildings on Main St. A final lunch at Trail Head Brewery concludes your journey on the Katy!
Lodging w/ breakfast
Shuttle to Start of Tour
Detailed map with current conditions
Katy themed t-shirt and patch
Suggested Packing List
Guide riding with last guest to ensure safety
Support & Gear Van stationed throughout the tour
Dinner suggestions and transportation
A fully supported tour with queen bed for 2 people
A fully-supported tour with two beds in room or separate rooms
This trail has a crushed rock surface which can be soft after a rain but it is smooth. We are riding 27-49 miles per day for 6 days in a row. The length of ride and endurance makes this a demanding, rigorous tour. Since this is a Rail-Trail, there are no steep hills to climb, but the longer miles and the softer surface of the trail will appeal to stronger, more experienced riders.
Touring bikes, road bikes with larger tires, mountain bikes Suggested tire size for this tour: at least 1.25 inches (32mm) or larger, due to the softer trail surface. Please do not bring a bike with skinny tires to ride this trail. You will not enjoy it as much!
If you are flying, you fly in and out of the St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL), depart no earlier than 4:00pm. If you are driving, meet us at the trailhead in St. Charles, we will provide you with directions to the meeting place. You can leave your car at the trailhead parking – free parking for the entire ride.
Rent a bike for the duration of the trip
Let us move your luggage for you between hotels