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8 nights / 7 days - 243 miles
Availability : April 1 to Oct 31
Clinton
St. Charles
Min Age : 12+

Clinton to Columbia to St. Charles.

Ride the full 225-mile length of America’s longest continuous rail to trail bike path. Plus 18 miles of MKT spur trail into Columbia and back out.

8 Nights/7 Days Cycling – 243 miles

(If you are part of a group, please indicate in notes.)

A per-person NO BAGS Discount of $200 is available on STEP 3 – the PAYMENT purchase step.

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Clinton to Columbia to St. Charles

$1,395 per person/double occupancy

Day 1 shuttle provided from St. Charles at the east end of the trail to Clinton at the west end. Ride back to St. Charles over the week. Enjoy small villages of rural Missouri, wildlife, winery towns, the capital city and the mighty Missouri River as you ride eastbound over the week returning to St. Charles – the site of the original Missouri state capital, on this Missouri bike trail. Parking in Clinton on day 1 and shuttled back at the end of the tour is available. 

Price Includes

  • 8 nights/7 days of cycling
  • 1 travel day (shuttle day)
  • 8 nights in Bed & Breakfast and or small inns and or hotel
  • Lodging near trail and evening restaurants
  • 8 mornings with breakfast
  • Parking at St. Charles
  • Shuttle St. Charles to Clinton (or park in Clinton, and shuttle back at end of tour)
  • Bring your bike or rent
  • Daily luggage transfer to the next inn
  • Maps and daily route directions
  • Emergency assistance
  • Our one-of-a-kind quality swag bag

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Bike Rental

Discounts

  • 10% discount for returning customer
  • No-bags discount
What to Expect

The longest recreational rail to trail development.

Runs largely along the northern bank of the Missouri River, in the right-of-way of the former Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad.

8 Nights/7 Days Cycling – 243 miles

  • Start Dates April 1 – Oct 31
  • Best Start Days: THU or FRI
Itinerary

Day 1Travel Day: Shuttle from St. Charles to Clinton

Meet the shuttle van at St. Charles, MO near the eastern end of the Katy Trail (mile marker “MM” 39.5) On day 7 this will be your tour end point (MM 0 to MM39.5 is ridable, but not fully developed). Overnight parking is available for our cyclists. E-bike rental is two blocks away. The St. Charles trailhead is a 20 minute drive or taxi ride from Lambert St. Louis International Airport and about 40 minutes west of downtown St. Louis. It is about 5 minutes from the I-70 Bridge over the Missouri River at St. Charles. NOTE to our friends driving from west of Missouri — Save a drive to St.Charles/St. Louis — you can optionally park at the west end of the trail at Clinton and shuttle back from St. Charles on the last morning.

The shuttle provides door-to-door service for you and bikes directly to your Clinton lodging (3.5 – 4 hours)

Lodging: Modern Small Hotel at Clinton

Day 2Cycling Day: 38 miles-Clinton to Sedalia

Today is your first cycling day. Leave luggage with your host. We will transfer it for you to this evening’s destination and each day on your tour.

Ride from your hotel to the trailhead (MM 264.6). This is the western end of the Katy Trail. Today’s destination is Sedalia, home of the Missouri State Fair (each August) and a place where legendary musician Scott Joplin worked and lived. Your lodging is 6 blocks from the Sedalia trailhead.

Lodging: Small Historic Hotel at Sedalia – Optional B&B stay in Pilot Groove with custom tour

Day 3Cycling 36 miles Sedalia to Boonville

We shortened our original leg of our most popular tour to prepare for your visit to Columbia on the next day. You leave Sedalia and cycle 36 miles to the beautiful Boonville atop the bluffs. The ride to and out of town will provide you will great views of the Missouri River.

Lodging unique hotel in Boonville

Day 4Cycling 33 miles Boonville to Columbia

As you cycle down the bluffs, you will take the the Hindman Junction (MM 169.9) to Columbia. Enjoy the vibrant city of Columbia, full of shops and dining, and home to University of Missouri. Ask about adding an extra night to get a full day of exploring the many places!

Lodging hotel in Columbia

Day 5Columbia to Jeff City

Ride the quick leg back to Hindman Junction, but this time continue to the state capital, Jefferson City. The Missouri River can be seen frequently during the day. Your destination is N. Jefferson trailhead (MM 143.2) across the river from Jefferson City. Cross the Missouri on the new safe BIKE BRIDGE.

If you arrive in time we suggest you take a tour of our beautiful state Capitol. Of particular interest are the murals by Thomas Hart Benton in the House Lounge.

Lodging: Hotel at Jefferson City – Optional (limited availability: 2 rooms with private baths – 2 rooms with shared bath) B&B upon request.

With the B&B option, add $55 per person for rooms with private bath. Add $35 per person for rooms with shared bath. (Shared bath option has full bath shared bath, plus half bath.) B&B has laundry (washer/dryer in the half bathroom) available.

Day 6Cycling Day: 46 (or 33) miles- Jefferson City to Hermann

Start your day with a return across the BIKE bridge to the N. Jefferson trailhead. Ride east to McKittrick (across the river from your evening lodging at Hermann). We can shorten today’s distance 13 miles upon request.

At McKittrick (MM 100.8) cross the Missouri River Bridge with its protected bike path into Hermann for your evening lodging. This bridge is bicycle safe and friendly. The winery town of Herman has much to offer including antique shops and several wine tasting rooms and restaurants.

Lodging: B&B at Hermann or Optional B&B stay in Rhineland – on the trail (shortens daily mileage by 6 miles)

Day 7Cycling Day: 36 miles- Hermann to Augusta

Today’s destination is Augusta, (MM 66.3) another small winery village. Augusta is on the same side of the river as the Katy Trail so you can ride right up to your evening lodging. There are several winery tasting rooms and a choice of restaurants.

Lodging: B&B at Augusta

Day 8Cycling Day: 27 miles-Augusta to St. Charles

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