United States·August - October
Self-guided ride from CLINTON TO ST. CHARLES, MO in 6 days - call for additional available datesVIEW DATES
Ride America’s longest continuous rail to trail bike path with the local leader in self-guided tours. Day 1 shuttle provided from St. Charles to Clinton to arrive by noon. Then spend the next 6 days riding back to St. Charles enjoying rural Missouri, wildlife, winery towns, the 1st and current capital cities 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, 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 shuttle 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 Crossroads Bike Tours is The Katy Local Expert providing you with the most current information on the trail. Give us a call to our experts, we answer the phones live with people who want to see you get on the Katy Trail. 314-656-6229 Trip Length: 6 days Days Riding: 6 days Nights Lodging: 5 nights Daily Mileage: 27-50 miles Total Mileage: 235 Tour Rating: Active Check in Location: St. Charles, MO Trail Type: Rail-to-Trail If this tour does not fit your schedule, see our other tours or call us to customize a tour just for you.
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.
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.
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.
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 Hermann 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 fool 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, KATY Depot and the KATY Trail Museum.
6 Days of Cycling
Lodging near trail with lunch and dinner suggestions
5 nights in Bed & Breakfast or small inn
5 mornings with breakfast
Parking at St. Charles
Shuttle St. Charles to Clinton
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
Luggage shuttle can be added for $30/day
5% discount for returning customer or groups of 7 or more
Start your day early so you have plenty of time to explore the trail and towns. Wineries all close at 5:00pm