United States·June - October

Start to Finish - 6 Day Self Guided - MOST POPULAR

Self-guided ride from CLINTON TO ST. CHARLES, MO in 6 days - Discounted Tour



Ride America’s longest continuous rail to trail bike path with the #1 Katy Trail tour - Crossroads Bike Tours covering 235 miles on this crushed limestone trail. You begin your 6-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 5 days riding back to St. Charles enjoying rural Missouri, wildlife, winery towns 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 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. Our pricing for start days other than these selected dates are 10% higher. Trip Riding Length: 6 days Nights Lodging: 5 nights Daily Mileage: 27-50 miles Total: 235 miles Tour Rating: Active Check in Location: St. Charles, MO Trail Type: Rail-to-Trail - crushed limestone


Your 6-day itinerary is below for your Katy Self-Guided Tour





Day One -

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.



Day Two

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.



Day Three

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.



Day Four

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.



Day Five

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. 



Day Six

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.

What's Included

What's Included

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 $35/day

5% discount for returning customer or groups of 7 or more


1 queen bed - 2 people

2 beds in room - 2 people

1 queen bed - single occupancy

Trip Tips

Start you day early.  You want to get to Hermann and Augusta early as wineries close at 5:00pm

Start you day early. You want to get to Hermann and Augusta early as wineries close at 5:00pm

Start your day early so you have plenty of time to explore the trail and towns. Wineries all close at 5:00pm

Add Ons

Hotel before tour - per night

Hotel in St. Charles the night before the tour - Country Inn and Suites- must be purchased with a tour


Hybrid bike rental - per bike

Hybrid bike delivered at shuttle pick-up- must be purchased with a tour


Luggage Shuttle Support - per bag

We will shuttle your luggage to each lodging location, no need to carry it on your bike. $35/day - must be purchased with a tour...
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Gravel Bike Rental - per bike

Gravel bike delivered at shuttle pick up- must be purchased with a tour


Hotel after tour - per night

Hotel night after tour - last day of tour - Country Inn and Suites- must be purchased with a tour


E-bike rental - per bike

E-bike Rental delivered at Shuttle Pick-up- must be purchased with a tour


Hotel before tour in Clinton


Panniers for Bike

Panniers delivered at Shuttle Pick up- must be purchased with a tour


Providing Katy Tours April – October

Discounted dates listed below

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.

June 8 - 13 2023


June 10 - 15 2023


June 12 - 17 2023


June 12 - 17 2023


June 17 - 22 2023


June 19 - 24 2023


June 25 - 30 2023


July 9 - 14 2023


July 16 - 21 2023


July 23 - 28 2023


July 30 - August 4 2023


August 6 - 11 2023


August 13 - 18 2023


August 20 - 25 2023


September 7 - 12 2023


September 10 - 15 2023


September 16 - 21 2023


September 18 - 23 2023


September 21 - 26 2023


September 23 - 28 2023


September 28 - October 3 2023


September 30 - October 5 2023


October 2 - 7 2023


October 3 - 8 2023


October 5 - 10 2023


October 7 - 12 2023


October 12 - 17 2023


October 14 - 19 2023


October 16 - 21 2023


October 19 - 24 2023


October 21 - 26 2023


October 23 - 28 2023


Start to Finish - 6 Day Self Guided - MOST POPULAR

United States· June - October· 5 nights