United States·September - October
Self-guided ride from CLINTON TO ST. CHARLES in 4 days - 3 nights - For Experienced Riders OnlyVIEW DATES
Warning - This ride is for long distance riders who want to ride the trail end-to-end in 4 days. Ride America’s longest continuous rail to trail bike path with the #1 Katy Trail tour - Crossroads Bike Tours covering 236 miles on this crushed limestone trail. You begin your 4-day tour in St. Charles where you are picked up and driven to Clinton, MO to start your ride to Sedalia, MO. Then spend the next 3 days riding back to St. Charles enjoying rural Missouri, wildlife, winery town and riding along the Missouri River. Your Self-guided tour includes your shuttle from St. Charles to Clinton, first class accommodations with breakfast each morning, Katy Trail guidebook to with maps, detour information and places to eat, Katy Trail T-shirt and patch, 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 shuttle to each lodging location plus luggage tag * Extra night stay in St. Charles the day before or the last day of tour * Bike Rentals for either hybrids, gravel bikes or e-bikes * You may start your tour in Clinton with parking in Clinton. You then would need to purchase a hotel at the end of your tour in St. Charles because your return shuttle would be at 8:00am the following day. Crossroads Bike Tours is the #1 Tour on the Katy Trail. Due to our buying power, we have discounted pricing on these selected dates. If these dates don't meet your schedule then call into our office 314-656-6229 or send INQUIRY/CONTACT for dates that work for you. Trip Riding Length: 4 days Nights Lodging: 3 nights Daily Mileage: 38-87 miles Total Mileage: 1236 Tour Rating: Active Check in Location: St. Charles, MO Trail Type: Rail-to-Trail - Crushed limestone
Cycling Day: 38 miles-Clinton 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 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 Clinton the home of Scott Joplin.
Cycling Day: 87 miles- Sedalia to Jefferson City – Get an early start as this is your longest ride on the Katy trail. Ride to Boonville where you meet up with the Missouri River then spend the rest of your day riding along the river and high cliffs as well as farm communities.
Cycling Day: 48 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: 63 miles-Hermann to St. Charles – This is your final day of cycling. 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
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
Save 10%, regular price is $715
Save 10%, regular price is $905
Save 10%, regular price is $1100
Hotel in St. Charles the night before the tour - Country Inn and Suites- must be purchased with a tour
Rent Hybrid bike - delivered at shuttle pick-up- must be purchased with a tour
We will shuttle your luggage to each lodging location, no need to carry it on your bike. $30/day- must be purchased with a tour...
Hotel night after tour - last day of tour – Country Inn and Suites- must be purchased with a tour
E-bike Rental - delivered at Shuttle Pick-up- must be purchased with a tour
Due to our high volume of bookings, we are able to provide discounted rates on the dates below. If these dates don't meet your schedule then call into our office 314-656-6229 or send INQUIRY for dates that work for you. For start dates other than these listed days, the 10% discount does not apply. Our tours are available April - October.
United States· September - October· 3 nights