United States · September 2024

Katy Trail - Fully-Supported Tour - 6 Days

Ride America’s longest continuous rail to trail bike path with the #1 Tour on the Katy.



Trail: Rail Trail crushed limestone Mileage: 235 miles – 39-mile daily average Tour timing: May and September Ride this iconic Rails-to-Trails Tour with the #1 Tour on the Katy Trail. Let Crossroads Bike Tours pamper and surprise you with their experience and knowledge of this trail. Our hotels are first class and the extras we provide bring out the "awesome" from our guests. We meet in St. Charles and shuttle you to our starting point in Clinton, MO. Over the next 6- days and 5-nights 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. What’s Included in our Guided Tours • 5 nights lodging in great hotels and B&B’s along the trail • 5 breakfasts each morning at your lodging location • 5 lunches on the trail at restaurants or local picnics • Shuttle from St. Charles to Clinton • Free parking in St. Charles in the lot where we pick up • Luggage shuttle to and from each lodging locations - 1 medium bag (max. 40lbs) • Digital Mapping & Voice Navigation • Electronic Itinerary • SAG Stops each day along the trail - water and snacks provided • Rider Sweep and Emergency Ride Services • Katy themed jersey • Katy themed patch • Dinner reservations each night made by Crossroads • Wine Tour and Tasting provided by Crossroads Extras • Bike Rentals • Extra Nightly Accommodations before or after the tour What is not Covered • Dinner - reservations will be made for you upon request





Clinton to Sedalia

Day 1

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

Meet the shuttle van at 7:00am in 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). We will load up our tour into the shuttle 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.  Lunch provided by Crossroads as well as SAG stops and sweep on the trail.


Day 2

Cycling Day: 37 miles-Sedalia to Boonville

We will begin our 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.  Lunch in Pilot Grove which Crossroads pays and we also haveSAG stops and sweep on the trail.


Day 3

Cycling Day: 50 miles-Boonville to Jefferson City

Today is the longest section of our tour on the Katy Trail, 50 miles to Jefferson City. We visit Rocheport and the only tunnel on the Katy Trail.  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. Our 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.  Lunch is a picnic on the trail and we have several SAG stops and as always, our sweep is there to help ensure all riders are taken care of for the day.


Jefferson City to Hermann

Day 4

Cycling Day - 47 miles Jefferson City to Hermann

We get up early today to get to Herrmann in early after noon.  We have breakfast 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.  Picnic Lunch again today and several SAG stops to ensure everyone is hydrated and has plenty of energy.  Our sweep is always ready to handle any issues that arises on the trail.  We have a wine tour at the oldest winery in Missouri along with a wine tasting.


Hermann to Augusta

Day 5

Cycling Day - 37 miles Hermann to Augusta

Later start today because our mileage is less.  We continue riding through farm and wine country to Marthasville, Daniel Boone’s last home and buried site and lunch. Then on to Augusta (pop. 257) with its 5 wineries, antiques shops, glass studio and a wood shop awaiting you in this beautiful town.  One SAG stop today and the sweep is there for your needs.  There are 2 wineries in walking distance of our B&B's as well as a brewery in town.  There is plenty of places to relax and see a beautiful view of Augusta.


Augusta To St. Charles

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. We get on the trail around 9:00am and ride back to St. Charles.  Two SAG stops help make the transition back to the big city.  In St. Charles we will have lunch at Schlafly's Bankside Brewery for our final lunch and goodbyes.  If you have time 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!

Dates (other dates available)

September 2024
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2 beds in Room - 2 people

23 - 28 September 2024



Single Occupancy - 1 queen bed

23 - 28 September 2024



Add Ons

Hotel in St. Charles night AFTER the tour

Stay the night after your tour - must be purchased with a tour



Hotel in Clinton night BEFORE tour



Hotel in St. Charles night BEFORE tour

Stay the night before your tour right where we pick up in the morning - must be purchased with a tour



Hybrid bike rental

Rent a bike for the duration of the trip- must be purchased with a tour



E-bike Rental

Rent a bike for the duration of the trip- must be purchased with a tour



Gravel bike rental

Rent a bike for the duration of the trip- must be purchased with a tour