2017 Self-Guided & Supported Bike Tours

Welcome to the Independent Tourist and our 14th year of Cycling Vacations.
Check our BLOG for up-to-date information.
In 2017, we celebrate 14 years of providing high quality self-guided, supported, independent, bike tours. This year we offer 11 great bike tours with flexible start dates, variable distance and the best of rail to trail or road routes in memorable locations. Ride some or all of Missouri’s beautiful 225 mile Katy Trail, the famous 4-Trails route in southern Wisconsin, the 273 km Confederation Trail in Prince Edward Island, Canada or its companion Tip-to-Tip road-based bicycle trip along the island’s northern shoreline.

We hope to see you soon on an Independent Tourist cycling vacation.
Happy Trails and Great Cycling!

Independent Tourist

Our Self Guided
Cycling Tours

All of our self guided bike tours include:

  • Cycling at your pace
  • Start most days of the week
  • Daily luggage transfer
  • Lodging in B&B or small inns
  • Breakfast each day (Hotel Bothwell in Sedalia is non-continental, muffins, oatmeal, etc)
  • Directions, maps, shuttles
  • Inns close to restaurants
  • Bring your bike or rent
  • A place to park your vehicle
  • Emergency Assistance

News & Updates

Katy Trail Customize Tours

A stay in Columbia, MO is now available on our Katy Trail Tours. We can customize tours to include a day or two in Columbia, or a weekend. Along with a two day stay, or weekend, in Hermann or Rocheport. Our customized tours are the perfect way to break up hot summer rides while the trail seems all to your own. Ride two or three days, take one off, then continue for a couple more. Call Bob Grace at 309-264-4514 with your questions to find out how you can enjoy the Katy Trail customized for your pace, and the little extras. (based off an existing itinerary for easy pricing)

Solar Eclipse Ride

A full solar eclipse will be centered over Boonville, MO on Monday Aug 21, 2017, and a special Katy Trail Tour will have you there at the perfect time. The itinerary starts with a shuttle to, or drive to, an overnight in Sedalia on Sunday Aug 20, (a shuttle before OR after the tour is included) Pedal for 36 miles the next morning into Boonville on Aug 21, the day of the eclipse. The eclipse starts at 11:44am and is in totality at 1:11pm (totality last 2m 39s) which gives cyclist plenty of time to be in Boonville before totality. The next pedal day (Aug 22) of 50 miles from Boonville to Jefferson City is the longest leg of the tour, and can be shortened by 13 miles with a sag to Rocheport the morning of Aug 22. Cap off the tour with a pedal day of 48 miles into Hermann for a stay at one of the coolest B&B’s in town, or add a day or two with an extra night in Hermann or continue on to stays in Augusta and St Charles if you like. The Solar Eclipse Tour cost is $910 per person based on double occupancy. One shuttle, (before or after tour), all lodging, breakfast each morning (Sedalia is non-continental breakfast) luggage transfers, emergency help and basic information along the trail is included for this tour. For more details, call Bob Grace at 309-264-4514, or email robert@independenttourist.com with your questions. There is availability from 1 couple to 4 couples or up to 8 singles.


Wisconsin Tours for Your Summer Ride

Our Wisconsin Tours on the 4-Trails system are the perfect summer ride. With avg summer temps between 65 and 70 degrees along the 4-Trail System, you are sure to keep it cool with this ride. With stays at award winning B&B’s, river views, great small towns, birch tree forest, and some of the best back road riding anywhere, for some extra miles, this ride is great! Relax, and let Independent Tourist do the planning for your next Wisconsin ride! Happy Trails everyone


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