United States·September 26 - October 1 2021

Katy Trail - Fully-Supported Tour - 6 Days

America’s longest continuous rail to trail bike path.

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Overview

On the first day, we meet in St. Charles and then shuttle you to our starting point in Clinton, MO. Over the next 6 days you will ride across the state of Missouri 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. Your tour includes breakfast and lunch on the trail and dinner suggestions at our nightly stops Additionally, our tour guides riding with the group to handle any issues and provide trail history and local information. Our Support and Gear vehicle is stationed throughout the ride to provide drinks, snacks and make bike adjustments. Your luggage is moved from lodging to lodging each day. We handle everything except for the riding. Trip Length: 6 days Days Riding: 6 days Nights Lodging: 5 nights Daily Mileage: 27-50 miles Total Mileage: 230 Minimum Age: 21 Tour Rating: Active Check in Location: St. Charles, MO Trail Type: Rail-to-Trail

Schedule

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DAY 1

Day 1

Travel Day: Shuttle from St. Charles to Clinton, then ride 36 miles to Sedalia

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 Clinton (3.5 – 4 hours). Begin your ride on the KATY trail and head to Sedalia – 36 miles. Sedalia is home of the State Fair as well as Scott Joplin. Sedalia has a nice KATY Trail Depot museum that is worth your time for a visit.

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DAY 2

Day 2

Cycling Day: 37 miles-Sedalia to Boonville

 Begin your day at the KATY Trail Depot Museum in Sedalia or the Scott Joplin Museum 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.



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DAY 3

Day 3

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.

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DAY 4

Day 4

Cycling Day - 47 miles Jefferson City to Hermann

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.  

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DAY 5

Day 5

Cycling Day - 37 miles Hermann to Augusta

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. 

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DAY 6

Day 6

Cycling Day - 27 miles - Augusta to St. Charles

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! 

What's Included

What's Included

Lodging w/ breakfast

Shuttle to Start of Tour

Detailed map with current conditions

Katy themed t-shirt and patch

Luggage Tags

Suggested Packing List

Guide riding with last guest to ensure safety

Support & Gear Van stationed throughout the tour

Luggage Transfers

Lunch provided

Dinner suggestions and transportation

Tickets

Single Occupancy

A fully supported tour with a single room

FROM$1,900.00/pp

Queen Room (single or double occupancy)

FROM$1,390.00/pp

Double Occupancy - 1 queen bed

A fully supported tour

FROM$1,390.00/pp

Trip Tips

Difficulty Level: Active - Intermediate

Difficulty Level: Active - Intermediate

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.

Suggested bicycle and tires

Suggested bicycle and tires

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!

Getting here

Getting here

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.

Add Ons

Hybrid Bike Rental

Hybrid Bike Rental

Rent a bike for the duration of the trip

PRICE$240.00/pp

E-bike Rental

E-bike Rental

PRICE$480.00/pp

Hotel in St. Charles night BEFORE tour

Hotel in St. Charles night BEFORE tour

PRICE$175.00/pp

Hotel in St. Charles night AFTER the tour

Hotel in St. Charles night AFTER the tour

PRICE$175.00/pp

Katy Trail - Fully-Supported Tour - 6 Days

United States· September 26 - October 1 2021· 5 nights

FROM$1390