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Self-Guided Tours Include:

  • Lodging w/ breakfast
  • Shuttle to Start of Tour
  • Detailed map with current conditions/detours
  • Katy themed T-shirt and patch
  • Luggage Tags
  • Suggested packing list

Fully-Supported Tours Include:

Everything in the Self-Guided Tours,

PLUS

  • Guide riding with last guest ensuring safety 
  • Support & Gear van stationed throughout the tour
  • Luggage transfers
  • Lunch provided
  • Dinner suggestions and transportation

Custom Tours Include:

  • Full Service Tour tailored to your timing and group’s desires
  • Bachelorette Party
  • Wedding
  • Office Outing
  • Added features such as Premium Accommodations, Zipline, horseback riding, wine tours, boating, etc.
Bike Katy Trail Map

America’s Longest Recreational Rail-Trail

Choose Your Fully-Supported Tour full details below

3-Day Ride

Jefferson City to St. Charles

4 days – 3 days riding/3 nights

109 miles

$990

May 18 – 21, 2021

September 28 – October 1, 2021

6-Day Ride

Clinton to St. Charles

6 days/5 nights

235 miles

$1390

May 16 – 21, 2021

September 26 – October 1, 2021

NameNightsBike DaysTotal MilesAvg. Mile/DayPer Person Double OccupancyAdd for Single*
3 day ride3310836$990$300
6 day ride5623540$1390$500

*Add for Single:

Additional price for SOLO CYCLIST or ONE PERSON in a room

Groups of 7 or more, or Returning Guests:

Receive 5% discount

What’s Included

 

  • Crossroads will move you and your bike from St. Charles to the beginning of the tour
  • Crossroads guide will travel with you along the entire trail and move your luggage
  • Support and Gear (SAG) van will be stationed throughout the ride to provide drinks, snacks and maintenance
  • Lodging is near the trail utilizing cozy inns or bed and breakfast lodging
  • Breakfast and Lunch is provided during your ride 
  • Evening restaurant suggestions with available transportation
  • Maps and daily route directions
  • Suggested packing list 
  • Bike rentals are available for an added cost (e-bikes available)
  • Classy Crossroads Bike Tour T-shirt and patch souvenir
  • All hotel and restaurant gratuity is included
  • Guide gratuity is not included but kindly accepted 
  • 5% discount for returning customer or groups of 7 or more

America’s longest continuous rail to trail bike path.  On the first day,  we will shuttle you from St. Charles to our starting point.   Ride back to St. Charles over the next days of the tour.  Enjoy rural Missouri wildlife, winery towns, the 1st and current capital cities and the views along the Missouri River.

Stone Tunnel at Katy Trail image

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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3 day itinerary

Includes travel day at beginning of tour

Spring 2021 Dates

May 18-21

Fall 2021 Dates

September 28 – October 1

Day 1 (Travel): Meet in St. Charles on May 18 or September 28 at 5:00pm and load up for a drive to Jefferson City for dinner and hotel for the evening.

Day 2 (45 miles): Breakfast in the morning then begin your tour with a breath taking view of the Missouri River and Capital from the trail bridge. Continue on the trail and view the farms and wineries as you enter the “Rhineland Region”, settled by Germans in the early 1800’s finding fertile soil and wild grapes. Spend the night in Hermann, which is home to four outstanding wineries, two brewing companies and one distilling company.

Day 3 (37 miles): Continue riding through farm and wine country to Marthasville, Daniel Boone’s last home and buried site. Then on to Augusta (pop. 257) with its 5 wineries, antiques shops, glass studio and a wood shop awaiting you in this beautiful town.

Day 4 (27 miles): Final day’s ride from farmland to urban environment as you move closer to historic Old St. Charles, a trading post town. Visit Missouri’s First State Capital building and many of other original buildings on Main St. A final lunch at Trail Head Brewery concludes your journey on the Katy!

TOUR INFORMATION

Trip Length:  4 days

Days Riding:  3 days

Nights Lodging:  3 nights

Daily Mileage:  27-45 miles

Total Mileage:  109

Minimum Age:  21

Tour Rating:  Active

Check in Location:  St. Charles, MO

Trail Type:  Rail-to-Trail

Pricing

PP Double Occupancy
$990**
Single Supplement*
$300**
*This is required if you are traveling solo or if you are traveling with someone but require separate beds.
If you need to rent a bike Crossroads can make accommodations.

**5% discount for parties of 7 or more

6 day itinerary

Spring 2021 Dates

May 16-21

Fall 2021 Dates

September 26 – October 1

Day 1 (36 miles): Begin the day in Old St. Charles at 7:00am and load up for a drive to Clinton, MO. Overnight parking is available at the KATY parking lot and is free for your entire ride. Start your ride on the KATY trail and head to Sedalia – 36 miles. Sedalia is home of the State Fair as well as Scott Joplin.

Day 2 (38 miles): Start your day in Sedalia visiting the KATY Trail Depot museum and then head off to the town founded by Daniel Boone’s sons – Booneville. Spend the night…

Day 3 (49 miles): Ride across the Missouri River along farm fields and through the only tunnel on the trail in historic Rocheport then peddle beneath limestone cliffs overlooking the moving Missouri River to the State Capital – Jefferson City.

Day 4 (45 miles): Begin your transition from the river view to farms and wineries as you enter the “Rhineland Region,” settled by Germans in the early 1800’s finding fertile soil and wild grapes. Spend the night in Hermann, which is home to four outstanding wineries, two brewing companies and one distilling company.

Day 5 (37 miles): Continue riding through farm and wine country to Marthasville, Daniel Boone’s last home and buried site. Then on to Augusta (pop. 257) with its 5 wineries, antiques shops, glass studio and a wood shop awaiting you in this beautiful town.

Day 6 (27 miles): Final day’s ride from farmland to urban environment as you move closer to historic Old St. Charles, a trading post town. Visit Missouri’s First State Capital building and many of other original buildings on Main St. A final lunch at Trail Head Brewery concludes your journey on the Katy!

TOUR INFORMATION

Trip Length:  6 days

Days Riding:  6 days

Nights Lodging:  5 nights

Daily Mileage:  27-50 miles

Total Mileage:  235

Minimum Age:  21

Tour Rating:  Active

Check in Location:  St. Charles, MO

Trail Type:  Rail-to-Trail

Pricing

PP Double Occupancy
$1390**
Single Supplement*
$500**
*This is required if you are traveling solo or if you are traveling with someone but require separate beds.
If you need to rent a bike Crossroads can make accommodations.

**5% discount for parties of 7 or more

RESERVE ONLINE BY DATE

Select your departure date and click to reserve your bike tour!
Capital Building Found on Katy Trail
Rocheport Depot on Bike Tour

Difficulty Level: Active – Intermediate

This trail has a crushed rock surface which can be soft after a rain but it is smooth. We are riding 27-49 miles per day for 6 days in a row. The length of ride and endurance makes this a demanding, rigorous tour. Since this is a Rail-Trail, there are no steep hills to climb, but the longer miles and the softer surface of the trail will appeal to stronger, more experienced riders.

Suggested bicycle: Touring bikes, road bikes with larger tires, mountain bikes

Suggested tire size for this tour: at least 1.25 inches (32mm) or larger, due to the softer trail surface. Please do not bring a bike with skinny tires to ride this trail. You will not enjoy it as much!

The trip ends : Plan to be finished biking and lunch around 1:30 pm.

If you are flying, you fly in and out of the St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL), depart no earlier than 4:00pm.

If you are driving, meet us at the trailhead in St. Charles, we will provide you with directions to the meeting place. You can leave your car at the trailhead parking – free parking for the entire ride.

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