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The Katy Trail

Ride Details

Dates: April 28- May 4

Distance: 225 miles

Cost: $2396

Rider Level: Recreational

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The Katy Trail meanders along the Missouri River in the shadows of towering limestone bluffs. The trail also passes though some of the world's richest and most fertile farmland, legendary and upcoming wineries, quaint and historic towns loaded with history, antiques and local flavor.

The Katy Trail, is at this moment, America's longest completed rails-to-trails project at 225 miles. The Katy is also longest public, non-motorized portion of the historic Lewis and Clark Trail. The Katy is part of the Missouri State Park system and is also the longest State Park in the Nation.

Relatively flat terrain and access to local towns, and activities make the Trail the ideal location to cycle. The surface is a finely crushed limestone, so we recommend a hybrid or mountain style bicycle. If using a road bike, use the widest tire your bike will accommodate.

Tour Details : April 28- May 4  (Sat-Fri or Sat-Sat, 6 days, 6 nights)  Price: $2396

Travel Logistics: Make flight arrangements into Kansas City or meet at our starting hotel in Clinton, MO. At the end of the tour, arrangements have been made to include a 4 hr shuttle back to Clinton on Saturday May 5 at 8 AM. If you decide to fly out of St. Louis on Friday May 4, COLA will drop you at St. Louis Airport at 3 pm

Included: All lodging, transfers from our starting airport and to our ending airport, all breakfasts, 5 dinners and picnic lunches on riding days, cocktail social hour on the 1st evening, van support, maps, GPS mapping, mechanic, 2 or more experienced guides, canoe and nature guide.

Special Note * Extra charges with this tour will be 1 additional night on Friday May 4 in St. Charles at the Country Inn and Suites. Transportation for guests, their bikes and baggage back to Clinton for 4 or more guests is included.

Highlighted Hotels: Captain Wohlt B&B, Katy Trail B&B, Hotel Bothwell

Links to some of our favorite stops  : Lewis and Clark Boathouse and Museum     Stonehill Winery    Mighty Mo Canoe and Nature Tours     Jefferson City
The Katy Trail

Itinerary

Day 1 Clinton - Sedalia (37.5 miles)

Day 2 Sedilia - Rockport (48.6 miles)

Day 3 Rockport - Jefferson City (35.1miles) afternoon off for local touring or canoe float

Day 4  morning off for local touring - Jefferson City - Hermann (42 miles)

Day 5 Hermann - Augusta (34 miles)

Day 6 Augusta - St Charles (26 miles)

Day 7 (optional) Shuttle service to Clinton, MO

The Katy Trail