KATY Trail Bikers
KATY Trail Tunnel

ride the longest rail-trail in america

Ride the longest Rails-to-Trails path in the United States for 3-5 fabulous days. Car-free riding, traveling from Inn to Inn on crushed limestone makes for the best way to see the beauty of the Missouri River and follow Lewis and Clark’s footsteps. Our staff will ensure every detail is covered as you move from Inn to Inn seeing glorious river views, limestone bluffs, quaint small towns, farm life, forests, wineries and much more on your journey.

All lodging, meals*, SAG drinks/snacks are included in our package, just bring your gear and bike. Leave your cares behind, and let Crossroads handle the rest as this first-class bike tour will bring you to the nature you want to see. Custom bike tour departures available for groups of 4 or more.

 

*Dinner recommendations are provided but not included in pricing

tour highlights

  • Longest Rail-Trail in the United States!
  • Car-free riding from start to finish
  • Full guide and SAG support along the trails
  • Cozy inns for post-ride comfort

  • Great accommodations to provide the relaxation you desire
  • Breathtaking views every day to fill your photo album
  • See small town USA, a State Capital and many wineries offering us their charm

lodging options

  • Hotel Frederick
  • Capitol Plaza Hotel
  • Hermann Crown Suites
  • Swan Haven Inn

3 day itinerary

Spring 2020 Dates

April 17-19
June 16-18

Fall 2020 Dates

September 15-17
October 13-15

Day 1 (45 miles): Begin the day in Old St. Charles at 7:00am and load up for a drive to Jefferson City Trail Head.  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 2 (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 3 (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!

5 day itinerary

Spring 2020 Dates

May 4-8

Fall 2020 Dates

September 28-October 2

Day 1 (38 miles): Begin the day in Old St. Charles at 7:00am and load up for a drive to Sedalia, MO. Visit the Katy Depot and Museum and ride to the town founded by Daniel Boone’s sons – Booneville. Spend the night in this National Register of Historic Places B&B that dates back to 1905, within walking distance to one of Missouri’s casinos.

Day 2 (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 3 (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 4 (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 5 (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:  5 days

Nights Lodging:  4 nights

Daily Mileage:  27-50 miles

Total Mileage:  201

Minimum Age:  21

Tour Rating:  Active

Check in Location:  St. Charles, MO

Trail Type:  Rail-to-Trail

Pricing

PP Double Occupancy
$1290**
Single Supplement*
$400**
*This is required if you are traveling solo or if you are traveling with someone but require separate beds.
Bike Rental
$125
If you need to rent a bike Crossroads can make a suggestion

**10% discount for parties of 4 or more

Bike Katy Trail Map

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Select your departure date (2019 or 2020) and click to reserve your bike tour!
Katy Trail - Jefferson City
Rocheport, MO

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 5 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 on Thursday, we 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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