Independent Tourist runs Self-Guided Cycling Vacations

2018 Fully Supported Group Tour of the Katy Trail State Park


*** Registration opens February 1st ***

The inaugural Guided Group Tour from Independent Tourist provides cyclists with freedom and leisure while still offering full support and gear along the nation’s longest developed and most popular rail trail. The Guided Group Tour will stretch from Clinton to St Charles with six days of cycling and sight-seeing.

Cyclists Receive:

  • Daily meals include, 7 breakfast, 4 lunch, and 6 dinners
  • Swag bag prior to registration including shirts, water bottles, and other goods
  • Luggage transfers, shuttle, dinner shuttles (when appropriate) 2 sag stops per day, emergency sweep cyclist to follow, and more
  • Detailed itineraries and maps
  • Bike rentals available upon reserving your tour (paid by cyclist)

Group Tour Itinerary

Download a Sample Itinerary here
* See Katy Trail #10 End to End for more details

Day 1

Saturday – September 8

Registration, welcoming dinner, and lodging in St. Charles Country Inn and Suites.

Check-in, bike rental fittings from 3:00-5:30pm   Welcome dinner at 6:15-6:30

Day 2

Sunday – September 9

Breakfast at the St Charles Country Inn and Suites.

Shuttle to Clinton 7:30am, and cycle to Sedalia Hotel Bothwell.  Lunch en-route with shuttle. Dinner accommodations included.

Approximately 36 cycling miles that afternoon. Those that choose not to cycle this afternoon, will be shuttled to Sedalia.

Lodging at the Hotel Bothwell.

Day 3

Monday – September 10

Breakfast at the Hotel Bothwell.

Sedalia to Boonville. Approximately 36 cycling miles.

Cyclist responsible for their lunch this day. Dinner accommodations included.

Lodging at the Isle of Capri Casino.

Day 4

Tuesday – September 11

Breakfast at the Isle of Capri Casino.

Boonville to Jefferson City. Approximately 50 cycling miles.

Lunch on the trail in McBaine. Dinner accommodations included (Popular Micro Brewery)

Lodging at the Capital Plaza Hotel.

Day 5

Wednesday – September 12

Breakfast at the Capital Plaza Hotel.

Jefferson City to Hermann. Approximately 46 cycling miles.

Lunch on the trail in Rhineland. Dinner accommodations included (Stone Hill Winery)

Lodging at the Harbor Haus Inn.

Day 6

Thursday – September 13

Breakfast at the Harbor Haus Inn.

Hermann to Augusta. Approximately 36 cycling miles.

Lunch on the trail in Marthasville. Shuttle to Downtown Washington for Dinner.

Lodging at the Super 8 in Washington. Shuttle will transfer cyclist from the Augusta TH to the Super 8.

Day 7

Friday – September 14

Breakfast at the Super 8, or possible a Cowan’s Breakfast option. Shuttle to the Augusta TH to start our cycling this day.

Augusta to St. Charles. Approximately 26 cycling miles.

Cyclist responsible for their lunch this day.

Rental return and farewell dinner in St. Charles (breakfast and checkout morning of Sat. Sept 15)


Check in will begin at 3:00 pm and welcoming dinner will begin at 6:15-6:30 pm at the Country Inn & Suites in St. Charles. Upon registration, you will receive your luggage tags and daily itineraries along with fitting for bike rentals.


Meals include 7 breakfast, 4 lunch, and 6 dinners and provided by Independent Tourist. Breakfast will be served each morning at the lodging or provide additional options. Lunch provide en route to Clinton (day 2) and is catered and served on the trail on 3 days along with options in town. Dinner will be provided for all nights except in Washington; options for this evening are within walking distance or provided shuttle service to historic downtown.

SAG and Shuttle

Luggage will be transferred each day between lodging using the appropriate luggage tags. At least two SAG (support and gear) stops will be provided daily. Guides and services will also be readily available on the tour. Shuttle services will also be available for dinner when needed.


Bike Rentals

Katy Bike Rental will accommodate all bike rentals for the 2018 Guided Group Tour. Cost to be paid by cyclist. Fitting will take place during registration. Emergency services and sweep, will also be provided throughout tour.


Fees and Refunds

Fees include all accommodations mentioned above including lodging, shuttle service, and meals.

$1585 – seven nights/six days cycling

$495 – single supplement


Please see our Refund Policy for concerns regarding refunds.


Contact or Reserve

Bob Grace