Katy Trail Spring Tour
Katy Trail Spring Tour
- 5 nights lodging (double occupancy) in historic inns and contemporary hotels
- Welcome Dinner on Day 1 and Celebration Dinner on Day 5. 2 picnic lunches on the trail. Continental Breakfast included each day with lodging.
- Sag vehicle with trailer for bikes, luggage and supplies
- Two local F4A guides
Trip Dates: May 26 - 31, 2023
Take a spin across Missouri on the famous Katy Trail- the longest rail-to-trail bike route in America! On this 6-day inn-to-inn tour, we’ll hit the highlights of the Katy Trail, including soaring river bluffs, quaint small towns, delicious food and spectacular scenery. We’ll also take in the rockin’ Pedaler’s Jamboree - a rollicking music, food and bike festival held in historic Boonville, MO. This CycleFest is fully supported - we take care of all the details while you enjoy the ride. You’ll see Missouri - and cycling trips - in a whole new way.
PRICE- $1,730 (per person, double occupancy, add $700 for Single Occupancy supplement)
Not Included: Flights to/from St. Louis, meals not mentioned above, bike rental ($200), Single Occupancy ($700), tips for F4A guides, personal expenses (alcohol, souvenirs, etc.)
- Ride 190 miles on the longest rail-to-trail network in the country
- Fully supported ride with two local F4A Guides
- Dedicated support vehicle carries luggage, refreshments and supplies along route
- Experience Pedaler’s Jamboree- a music, food and cycle festival in historic Boonville, MO
- Ride an average of 38 miles per day on wide, flat, crushed gravel trail (Shorter ride options available daily)
- Accommodations include historic inns and contemporary hotels along the route
- Spectacular views and scenic stops along the great Missouri River
- Pass through and stay in quaint small towns bursting with charm and character
You are responsible for purchasing your flights to/from St. Louis (airport code STL). On May 26, plan to arrive as close to 10:00 AM as possible. Once everyone has arrived and loaded up, we'll grab lunch on our way to Boonville. On May 31, please book a flight that departs no earlier than 3:30 PM (or plan to stay over in St. Louis- there’s lots to see and do in St. Charles and the surrounding area.)
A $200 deposit (per person) is due at the time of booking. This deposit is non-refundable.
Final payment will be due April 1, 2023. You will receive a reminder email when this payment is due. Once made, all payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.
By Client: If you need to cancel before the final payment date, the cancellation fee is your initial deposit. Your reservation will automatically cancel if final payment is not received by the due date.
By Fit 4 Adventure: In the event that we must cancel a trip for commercial reasons beyond our control, including if the minimum number of trip participants is not met, you will be able to transfer any amount paid toward any F4A trip in the next 24 months. You may also opt for a full refund, minus a $50 processing fee.
By Force Majeure: In the event that a trip is cancelled due (but not limited) to natural disasters, pandemics, border restrictions, terrorism, or political instability, F4A will offer you a future trip credit valid for 24 months from the original trip date.
F4A is not responsible for any additional expenses you may incur as result of your booking, including (but not limited to) visas, vaccinations, clothing, equipment, testing, travel insurance, or non-refundable flights.
The cancellation policy will be strictly adhered to. To avoid loss of payments due to unforeseen circumstances, travel insurance is highly recommended. Travel insurance can often be purchased along with your flight or you can book though our partner Allianz Travel Insurance
*We at Fit 4 Adventure take the health and safety of our guests and guides seriously. In addition to following local protocols and CDC-recommended guidelines, we will require proof of COVID vaccination OR a negative test within 72 hours of arrival for trip attendees.
If you have any questions about this trip, please feel free to reach out to Joe@Fit4Adventure.com
Day 1 - Arrival in St. Louis, Drive to Boonville
Morning arrivals in St. Louis (airport code STL) will be met by the Fit 4 Adventure van. Once everyone is accounted for, we’ll start our 2-hour drive to Boonville, MO, an historic town in central Missouri. Our Welcome Dinner in Boonville (included in trip) will give you a chance to get to know your guides and fellow riders. Our first night will be in spacious rooms at the historic Hotel Frederick. Opened in 1905, the Hotel Frederick is the best example of Romanesque Revival architecture in the region and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It now caters to Katy Trail visitors and cyclists alike.
Day 2 - Sedalia to Boonville, ending at the Pedaler's Jamboree (37 miles)
After breakfast in Boonville, we'll shuttle West to Sedalia- our 2-wheeled journey starts at the Katy Depot, an 1896 train depot now restored and serving as the Katy Trail State Park Welcome Center. The trail ahead is a well maintained crushed limestone surface, designated for pedestrians and cyclists only. It is mostly flat and mostly shaded. This first section meanders through woods and farmland, past ponds and prairies, winding through typical Midwest countryside before arriving back in Boonville.
Right off the trail, and in the heart of this quiet little town, we’ll come upon a scene you don’t expect and won’t forget: a crowded and rollicking live music, bike-camping and food-truck festival called Pedaler’s Jamboree. We’ll spend the evening enjoying the festivities (and the food trucks) before returning to the historic Hotel Frederick for the night.
Day 3 - Boonville to Jefferson City (51 miles)
Our longest day on-trail, but one filled with many things to see and do. This is the second day of Pedaler’s Jamboree- as we make our way towards the state capital, we’ll have opportunities to stop for some live music along the route. We’ll pass through a stone railroad tunnel built in 1892, visit a GIANT burr oak tree, pedal past BoatHenge and visit a laid-back pedaler/paddler riverbank “resort” called Cooper’s Landing. We’ll roll to a stop in Jefferson City by late afternoon and enjoy dinner near the state capital.
Day 4 - Jefferson City to Hermann (47 miles)
Leaving the capital behind, we’ll be rolling through hamlets and homesteads built by 19th Century German settlers, many of whom developed the local wine industry in the region. Today, vineyards are common throughout the hillsides. For lunch, we’ll enjoy a river-side picnic along the route. The town of Hermann, in the heart of wine country, is our overnight destination- it’s filled with charming restaurants, tasting rooms, antique shops and historic inns.
Day 5 - Hermann to Augusta (37 miles)
The ride out of Hermann will start with crossing back over the Missouri River and connecting back to the Katy Trail. A new bridge, featuring a protected bike lane, is just one example of how the state has worked to make the Katy Trail safer and more enjoyable for cyclists as the popularity of the route continues to grow. We’ll stop off along the way for a ‘Taco Tuesday’ lunch and continue on toward Augusta, our end-point for the day's ride.
Day 6 - Augusta to St. Charles (27 miles)
Watch the landscape morph from farmland to suburbia as we draw closer to the finish line. The home stretch brings us back into historic St. Charles, just a few miles from where we started our journey five days earlier, at the St. Louis airport. To celebrate the journey, we will treat ourselves to a leisurely lunch in St. Charles, raising a toast to our adventure before heading to the airport for afternoon departures.
The Katy Trail far exceeded my expectations. Everything was so well organized; and we were in excellent hands with our local guides, Joe and Jenny. I loved everything about this trip from the great trail riding, the beautiful small towns, the delicious food, cozy accommodations, and great snacks and refreshments along the way. Our group was fabulous. We all got along great and had a lot of laughs. This was truly one of my best trips. Thank you to the team at Fit 4 Adventure. I would love to do this one again!
We just finished the inaugural Katy Trail ride. I had been wanting to do this for a long time and with Fit 4 Adventure it was better than anticipated. The guides, Joe and Jenny were awesome. The accommodations were excellent. We particularly enjoyed the old historic hotels. The rental bikes were very good as was the support. The trail was beautiful and very well maintained. As always with Fit 4 Adventure, the folks that you meet and the little extras really make the trip exceptional.
The Katy Trail trip was a first-class trip! Great way to see the world, and eat well along the way! Fit 4 Adventure did a very thorough job of planning and execution on this trip- all we had to do as guest was show up and pedal!!!
Thank you for an incredible trip on the Katy Trail! I loved the easy way that Nick and Kris guided the group- there was no rushing, strict schedules, etc., and they always had a plan for managing riders of differing speeds. There was a perfect mix between provided dinners/lunches and those where we were on our own. The group size was also PERFECT! Great trip- you all at Fit 4 Adventure are truly a cut above!
Just went on the maiden voyage of the Katy Trail Cycling Trip. Wonderful trip! The trail is beautiful, and the rental bikes were great. Joe and Jenny took good care of us, supplying plenty of water for hot days, plenty of snacks, and beer at the end of a hard days ride. I enjoyed the variety of communities, accommodations, and restaurants along the trail. Great trip with a fun group of people. I would definitely do this one again.
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