Rocheport to St. Charles 5 Nights – 4 Days
$1,110 per person/double occupancy
Start SATURDAY OR SUNDAY – EACH WEEK (YOU PICK)
Season is April 1 – October 31
Single Supplement/Single Occupancy
ADD TO ABOVE PRICE:
50% if you are a SOLO CYCLIST (one person on the tour)
25% if you are the 3rd person in a group
NO SUPPLEMENT If you are 5th (or more) person in a group
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NOTE: No starts available August 1 – August 18 (State Fair Days)
- 4 days of cycling
- 1 travel day (shuttle day)
- 5 nights in Bed & Breakfast or small inn
- Lodging near trail and evening restaurants
- 5 mornings with breakfast
- Parking at St. Charles
- Shuttle St. Charles to Rocheport
- Bring your bike or rent
- Daily luggage transfer to the next inn
- Maps and daily route directions
- Emergency assistance
- Our one of a kind: Independent Tourist t-shirt
- 10% discount for returning customers
Day 3 can be shortened by 12 miles upon request.
Travel Day : Shuttle from St. Charles to Rocheport
Meet the shuttle van at St. Charles, MO near the eastern end of the Katy Trail (mile marker “MM” 39.5 – on day 5 this will be your tour end point – the trail from MM 0 to MM39.5 is not fully developed).
Overnight parking is available in St. Charles for our cyclists. Bike rental is available next to the trail. 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 minute from the I-70 Bridge over the Missouri River at St. Charles.
The shuttle will provide door-to-door service for you and bikes directly to your Rocheport lodging (2 hours).
The only tunnel on the trail is just west of Rocheport trailhead and the town has a winery, antique shops and several restaurant choices.
Lodging: Comfortable B&B at Rocheport
Cycling Day: 35 miles-Rocheport to N. Jefferson (35 miles)
Leaving Rocheport you cycle beneath towering limestone bluffs among the highest on the trail. 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: B&B or inn at Jefferson City
Cycling Day: 42 (or 30) miles-N. Jefferson to McKittrick
Start your day by cycling back 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 to 30 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 safe and bicycle 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 McKittrick
Cycling Day: 35 miles-McKittrick 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
Cycling Day: 27 miles-Augusta to St. Charles
This is your final day of cycling on this bike tour. Leave the B&B in Augusta and ride east on the trail to St. Charles (MM 39.5) where you may have left your car or rented a bicycle. Your evening lodging will be a short ride from the trailhead on city streets. Restaurants and shops are plentiful in this downtown area particularly along Main Street a block from the Katy Trail. Visit Missouri’s first capitol, explore boutique shops or drop into the nearby riverboat casino.