United States·November 1 - 4 2021
Self-guided ride from ROCHEPORT TO ST. CHARLES in 4 days - 3 nights.INQUIRE
Ride America’s longest continuous rail to trail bike path with the #1 Katy Trail Tour for self-guided tours. Day 1 shuttle provided from St. Charles to Rocheport to arrive by 11:00am. Then spend the next 4 days riding back to St. Charles on this iconic trail Self-guided tour includes your shuttle pick-up in St. Charles and driven to Rocheport, 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 Your Self-guided tour includes your shuttle from St. Charles to Clinton, 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. Trip Length: 4 days Days Riding: 4 days Nights Lodging: 3 nights Daily Mileage: 27-45 miles Total Mileage: 149 Tour Rating: Active Check in Location: St. Charles, MO Trail Type: Rail-to-Trail - Crushed limestone
Cycling Day: 38 miles-Rocheport to Jefferson City – 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 Rocheport (3- 3.5 hours).Take the Trail west one mile to go through the beautiful tunnel at the entrance of Rocheport. Then back on the trail heading east 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.
4 days of cycling
3 nights in Bed & Breakfast or small inn
Lodging near trail with lunch and dinner suggestions
3 mornings with breakfast
Parking at St. Charles
Shuttle St. Charles to Rocheport
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