Missouri Katy Trail
Missouri Katy Trail
- Hand-Picked Hotels & Inns
- Dedicated Sag Vehicle
- Comfortable Hybrid Trail Bikes
- Two Fit 4 Adventure guides
- Winery stops and more
Trip Dates: May 28 -June 2, 2021
Take a spin across Missouri on the Katy Trail, the longest rail-to-trail route in America. On this 6-day inn-to-inn excursion we’ll get a dash of history, a day of music, a splash of scenery, and a taste of wine country. We take care of all the details while you just have to ride. You’ll see Missouri, and cycling trips, in a whole new way.
- Ride 150 miles on the longest developed rail-trail in the country
- Fully supported ride with two local F4A guides
- Dedicated shuttle carries luggage and supplies
- Comfortable hybrid trail bikes provided (or bring your own)
- Rest day with winery tour in Hermann, MO
- Ride 35-48 miles per day on wide, flat packed-surface trail
- Shorter ride options (13-27 miles) each day of the tour
- Pedaler’s Jamboree weekend, a music festival on the trail
- Cozy inns, elegant wineries, historical sites along the route
- Spectacular views and scenic stops along the great Missouri River
- Quaint little towns bursting with character
- 5 nights lodging (double occupancy) in historic hotels and cozy inns.
- Welcome Dinner on Day 1 and winery dinner on Day 5. Picnic lunches will be provided on the trail, Day 3 and Day 5. Continental Breakfast is included each day with our lodging.
- Bike rental
- Sag vehicle with trailer for bikes and luggage
- Two local F4A guides
- Pedalers Jamboree festival pass
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- Flights to St. Louis
- Meals not mentioned above
- Tips for Guides
- Single Occupancy
PRICE $1,595 (per person, double occupancy)
Because COVID has made traveling so uncertain these days, we are not requiring a deposit to save your spot on this trip. Your payment will be requested and due by April 13th, 45-days before the trip departure.
Once your final payment is made on April 13th, it becomes non-refundable.
In the case of unexpected cancellations, to prevent any loss of funds previously paid for this trip, trip insurance is highly recommended. You may consider purchasing insurance from World Nomads.
You are responsible for purchasing your own flights into St. Louis (airport code STL). On May 28th, plan to arrive at close to 10am as possible. Once everyone has arrived and loaded up, we'll grab lunch on our way to Booneville.
On June 2nd, book a flight that departs no earlier than 5:30 PM (or stay over in St. Louis if desired)
Day 1: May 28, 2021
We want to start our adventure as early as possible, so we recommend a morning arrival in St. Louis. Or, consider arriving a day or two ahead. And then, it’s a drive across the state and back in time. Once everyone has arrived and is loaded in the F4A shuttle, we’ll start our drive out to Boonville, MO a historic town settled by the sons of Daniel Boone over 200 years ago. In the golden days of train travel (1920s and 30s), Boonville was a popular stop along the MKT railway which has now been converted to the country’s longest rail-to-trail. Today, we’ll visit the original train depot (now a bike rental shop) and the new Visitors Center. Later, we’ll have an official welcome dinner and settle in for the night at the historic Hotel Frederick.
Day 2: May 29, 2021
It’s a special weekend on the Katy Trail. The Pedaler's Jamboree Bicycle/Music Festival kicks off summer with music and entertainment stretched out over 2 days and 25 miles. On this beautiful section of trail we’ll pass through a stone railroad tunnel built in 1892, stop for trailside coffee in a charming town called Rocheport, pedal past BoatHenge, visit a laid-back pedaler/paddler riverbank “resort” called Cooper’s Landing, and climb the amazing SkyRamp - a bridge built for bicycles that soars high over the Missouri River with views of the Missouri State Capitol Building on its banks. It’s a full day, and main stage events are still ahead, tonight at Pedaler’s Jamboree.
Daily Miles: 48.6 (Short option, 13.5 miles in the morning with afternoon tours of the grandiose State Capitol Building or the haunting Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City).
Day 3: May 30, 2021
The trail rolls on through Central Missouri, through hamlets and homesteads built by 19th Century German settlers. Today, vineyards are common throughout the hillsides and there are several right along the Katy Trail. The town of Hermann, in the heart of wine country, is our destination and it’s filled with good authentic German food and spirit.
Daily Miles: 44.4 (Short option, 27.3 miles in the morning with a shuttle forward to Hermann in the early afternoon)
Day 4: May 31, 2021 (Memorial Day)
Missouri is one of the oldest wine-growing regions in the country, established and flourishing long before Napa Valley. Today, it is a popular destination for wine enthusiasts, and Hermann is the heart and soul of it all with dozens of wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms. We’ll park the bikes and enjoy a rest day here to explore the town, it’s history, and it’s wine-making secrets.
Day 5: June 1, 2021
The ride out of Hermann will start with a crossing over the Missouri River before connecting back to the Katy Trail. A new bridge here, featuring a protected bike lane, is just one example of how the state has worked to make riding the Katy Trail safer and more enjoyable. Today’s destination is Augusta, another historic river town that’s been revived by the growing popularity of the Katy Trail. We’ll pass eight trailheads along the route before arriving in Augusta, giving us plenty of options to shorten the day’s mileage and the opportunity to explore more wineries and small communities.
Daily Miles: 36.5 (Short option, 18 – 25 miles).
Day 6: June 2, 2021
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 met you five days earlier, at the St. Louis airport. Join us at the Trailhead Brewery where we will celebrate and recount the highlights of our journey before we bid farewell.
Daily Miles: 26.8
Our memories are especially happy because of our fabulous guides, Joe & Jenny! We miss you ! Cannot believe the days we so looked forward to have actually already come and gone .... 😔. They were a wonderful experience ! Thank you sincerely ! Hugs 🤗
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. We hope to do this again in the Fall with the color changes.
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!
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 !!!
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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