Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Terrain: Rail Trail
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Total Miles: 250
Avg. Daily Miles: 40 - 50
Meals: 6 Breakfasts;
2 Lunches; 1 Dinner
PP Dbl. Occ. $2189
Single Occ. $2589
2021 Dates: Not Offered in 2022 due to significant flood damage from 2021which affected over 100 miles of the trail.
The Katy trail is built on the former corridor of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT or Katy). Along these beautiful 240 miles you'll discover four fully restored railroad depots which will transport you to a bygone era. The section between Cooper County and St. Charles part of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.
Jump on your bike and wind through some of the most scenic areas the state has to offer as you meander with the Missouri River through the rural and historic towns that once thrived along this railroad corridor. The informative plaques and interpretive art and exhibits along the trail make this ride not only a amazingly fun adventure, but also an educational one!
Getting Here: Tour begins and ends in St. Louis, Mo.
Elevation Profile (click for larger view)
Day 1 : Arrival
Arrive St. Louis, MS
7:00 PM - Welcome social and full trip orientation.
Day 2 : Clinton to Sedalia
Cycling: 37 Miles
From the moment you get on this amazing trail your are embedded in the rich history of the US railroads. We begin our cycling at historic Clinton Station.
Day 3 : Sedalia to Boonville
Cycling: 36 Miles
Day 2 offers more gorgeous cycling through the rural countryside of Missouri as we make our way to Boonville and our first connection with the Missouri River. Today's shorter miles ensure that we have enough stamina for modest to moderate hills we'll tackle along the way.
Day 4 : Boonville to Jefferson City
Cycling: 54 Miles
With today's ride we connect with the Missouri River which we'll follow for the remainder of the tour tracing in the famous steps of Lewis & Clark, and thanks to the informative plaques and interpretive exhibits, we get the opportunity for lots of historic education!
Day 5 : Jefferson City to Hermann
Cycling : 48
Today's ride continues to explore the rural beauty of Missouri and we enjoy easy, mostly flat cycling with the exception of the 10 mile "washboard" with presents easy to moderate hills giving us just enough workout to earn dessert at dinner!
Day 6 : Hermann to Chesterfield
Cycling : 53
Another tranquil day of cycling along beautiful Missouri River as we continue to explore the path of Lewis & Clark. Today's 53 miles are nearly flat allowing you to just relax and enjoy the gorgeous scenery!
Day 7 : Chesterfield to Machen
Cycling : 26
We end our tour with a easy but super scenic 26 miles to Machens where the amazing Katy trail terminates.