Katy Trail Self-Guided Tours

Ride 230 miles across Missouri on the longest Rail Trail in the US.  

Many different tour lengths 

Katy Trail Self-Guided Tours

Ride 230 miles across Missouri on the longest Rail Trail in the US.  

Many different tour lengths 

Katy Trail Self-Guided Tours

Ride 230 miles across Missouri on the longest Rail Trail in the US.  

Many different tour lengths 

Katy Trail Self Guided Tours

Ride the nation’s longest Rail-to-Trail and let Crossroads Bike Tours do the planning. This crushed limestone trail takes you across Missouri from farm fields to river towns to wine country and ends in Historic St. Charles.

All tours travel West to East, check out our videos below on why this is the best direction. We meet our guests in St. Charles at 8:00am, where you are 15 minutes from St. Louis Airport (STL). We then shuttle you to your starting destination where you begin your ride.

Where Should I Start?

If you are driving from the West, you may prefer to park your car and start in Clinton. This will save you over 7 hours of driving. Let us know you want to park in Clinton and we will adjust the tour accordingly. You will need to purchase an "Extra" "hotel after your tour" to spend the night in St. Charles and then the next day catch the 8:00am shuttle to Clinton. You can also purchase and “extra” room for you in Clinton the day before the tour.

Lodging

We utilize the best local hotels and B&B's to ensure you have an awesome experience. Our lodging is on the trail or a short ride along dedicated paths or wide road shoulders (Jefferson City and Hermann). All tours are available April through October for individuals to large groups. Late June through August can be hot on the trail, so plan to ride in the early mornings.

What’s Included?

First class hotels and B&B’s

Shuttle from St. Charles to the start of the tour

Breakfast at all hotels

GPS mapping

App for tour information, restaurants and route highlights

Katy Trail themed T-shirt and patch

Extra Services

Luggage shuttle from each accommodation

Bike rental options; Hybrid, Gravel or E-bikes

Added night lodging in St. Charles or Clinton

If our dates don't meet your schedule then call our office 314-656-6229 or send an INQUIRY for dates that work for you.

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START TO FINISH - 6-Day Self Guided - MOST POPULAR

St Charles , United States

5 nights

START TO FINISH - 6-Day Self Guided - MOST POPULAR

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

FROM$995.00/pp

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Start to Finish - 5-Day Self Guided  (4-Day Tour Option Available) - Experienced Riders

St. Charles, MO , United States

4 nights

Start to Finish - 5-Day Self Guided (4-Day Tour Option Available) - Experienced Riders

Self-guided ride from CLINTON TO ST. CHARLES in 5 days - 4 nights (4 day option available)- For Experienced Riders Only

FROM$895.00/pp

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DEPOT TO DEPOT - 5-Day Self Guided

St. Charles, MO , United States

4 nights

DEPOT TO DEPOT - 5-Day Self Guided

Self-guided ride from SEDALIA TO ST. CHARLES, MO in 5 days

FROM$895.00/pp

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RIVERS AND BLUFFS - 4-Day Self Guided

St. Charles, MO , United States

3 nights

RIVERS AND BLUFFS - 4-Day Self Guided

Self-guided ride from ROCHEPORT TO ST. CHARLES in 4 days - 3 nights

FROM$750.00/pp

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CAPITAL TO CAPITAL - 3-Day Self Guided

St. Charles, MO , United States

2 nights

CAPITAL TO CAPITAL - 3-Day Self Guided

Self-guided ride from JEFFERSON CITY (Or Mokane or Portland) TO ST. CHARLES in 3 days

FROM$600.00/pp

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WINE COUNTRY - 2-Day Self Guided

St. Charles, MO , United States

1 night

WINE COUNTRY - 2-Day Self Guided

Self-guided ride from HERMANN (MCKITTRICK) TO ST. CHARLES, MO in 2 days

FROM$400.00/pp

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Self-Guided Tours Pricing 2024

Extras for your Tour

Your self-guided tour includes your lodging, breakfast, transportation to the trailhead, GPS Maps, Trail highlights in app, t-shirt, and patch.   

You might consider these extras for your tour

Luggage Shuttle

Your luggage will be transported to each lodging location while you ride the trail and delivered by 3-4:00pm.  No need to carry your luggage on your bikes, let us do the work for you.  $35/day/bag (medium luggage size).  On last day of trip your bags will be in St. Charles around 1:30pm for your planning purposes.

Bike Rentals

Need a bike rental for the trail?  We have hybrid bikes for $75/day, gravel bikes for $80/day and e-bikes for $100/day - Weekly reduced rates available. Consider an E-bike if you ride less than 200 miles a month or cannot maintain a 10-12 mile pace.  E-bikes turn the trail ride from a frown to a smile.  Helmet, lock, tube, tools pump and small bag included.

Extra Hotel night

Do you need a hotel the night before the ride or the night you end the tour?  Hotel in St. Charles right on the trail for $190/night.    

We pick up at 8:00am on the first day of the tour and you should arrive back to St. Charles around 12-1:00pm on the last day of the tour for your planning purposes.

We also have rooms in Clinton if you are driving from the West.

What people are saying

Check out our Katy Trail testimonials

Very nice experience.  Itinerary was very helpful with suggestions on sightseeing and places to eat.  We loved our B&B in Augusta.  We have already told others about your tours.

Lee and Ronda

My daughter and I enjoyed it very much. The accommodations were amazing. Thank you so much. We will recommend this tour to all our biking friends.

Linda

Excellent! Best tour ride I’ve been on so far! Exactly as advertised.  I wouldn’t change anything - All good.  Impressed by the tour book/maps which were very helpful and extremely accurate!

Ronald

We had a great time on the tour. I would rate it as Excellent. I can't think of anything I would have changed on this tour.

Roberta

We had a great tour and it’s hard to not enjoy the terrific trail and the perfect weather.  We rate the trip 5 out of 5 and would recommend it to everyone; and please send us information about your other bike tours.

Michael and Diane
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Self-Guided tours and why we ride West to East

Watch our self guided tour video of what the Katy has to offer.  Then see why we like to ride West to East on the Katy trail.

Katy Trail Elevation Chart

Below are the elevations (altitudes) for towns along the Katy Trail.  As you can see, there is some variation in the western section, and then a gradual decline heading eastward from Boonville where the trail runs alongside the Missouri River. Thanks to Gary Irwin for providing this chart.

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