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Katy Trail Biking Winery & Distillery Tour in St Louis

St. Louis
Biking, Winery and Distillery Tour
15 Explorer Chicks
1 Day

Overview

Join Explorer Chick for a Women-Only Exclusive Biking Winery Tour along the monumental Katy Trail.

This Adventure will begin in the heart of St. Charles, founded in 1769 as Les Petites Cotes (“The Little Hills”). This river city is known for its unique historical perspective, beautiful sites, friendly people, and a pace that lives just a little slower. In 1804, on the banks of the mighty Missouri River, Lewis and Clark met to begin their westward expedition. Shortly thereafter, the city became known as “Saint Charles.”  You could make a full weekend and explore all this charming city has to offer! Walk along Main Street and explore over 150 restaurants and shops this sweet little town has to offer.

We have group rates available at Country Inn and Suites for anyone wanting to book a room. The Winery & Distillery Tour meeting spot is conveniently located in the parking lot of Country Inn and Suites on Main Street in St. Charles. We will be eased into the morning as we are shuttled to our biking portion starting point. We will be supplied with bikes, so no worries, carry on only needed! 🚲 We will be riding about 7.5 miles from to the town of Defiance to Augusta. This marks the beginning of the Highway 94 Wine Trail. The shuttle will then pick us up and take us to a local gem, the Robin’s Nest. We will learn about the distilling traditions of their Swiss-Romansch heritage where the same methods are still being used in the mountain villages of Switzerland today. Small copper pot stills, single-batch runs, handcrafted from start to finish, limited production are the reasons for an exceptional spirit that holds a hint of Switzerland in each bottle. While at Robin’s Nest, enjoy samples of locally made products and shopping seasonal handmade crafts.

Continuing our tour through the rolling hills of Historic Missouri Wine Country, we will then be shuttled down to Defiance Ridge Vineyards for a Farm to Table Lunch 🥗 and wine tasting. 🍷 They have a little bit of everything from Artisan Sandwiches, Soups, Salads, and Charcuterie Trays. Vegetarian and Vegan options available as well as Gluten-Free. We will get a choice of any of these delicious options and more off of the menu. This 42-acre property boasts a vineyard, tranquil lake and breathtaking views of the sweeping Missouri River Valley. 

The shuttle will take us to our final stop, Sugar Creek Winery. Also sharing the property is the Distillery of Defiance. You will get to tour their cellar and taste their Judgment Tree vodka. American legend Daniel Boone held court at the tree they called Judgment Tree, the Judgment Tree is where the inspiration for the St. Louis favorite was commenced.

The end of our day, we will be shuttled back to our starting location in St. Charles at Country Inn and Suites. You will the have to option to keep your bike rental throughout the whole next day. We have the Explorer Chick Special for only $15 from the regular $30 rate. You can go ahead and reserve the extra day when booking, or you can let your guide know the day of if you change your mind and want to add it on. When you’re done, simply leave the bike parked in the bike racks in front of the hotel. Our Guides will take care of transport! All you have to do is continue to explore all this sweet little town has to offer.  

  • Shuttled to and from start location
  • Guided bike tour along Highway 94 Wine Trail
  • Bike rental
  • Guided Winery and Distillery tour
  • Samplings provided

*Explorer Chick and its partners reserve the option to modify trip itineraries at the discretion of your tour director as necessary due to weather, conditions, illness, injury, group dynamics, or other unforeseen incidents.

*Tipping your Guide is optional and not included in the price of your adventure. We recommend 10-20%.

Why aren’t gratuities included in the event price? Allowing Guides/Instructor’s to accept tips is customary in the tour industry and for good reason. Explorer Chicks enjoy the opportunity to recognize their Instructors personally.

 

  • Check-in Time: 15 minutes prior to departure
  • Duration: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Women-Only, 21+
  • Bikes provided
    • If you choose to keep your bike rental an extra day, we have a discount price of $15. Reservations at booking are appreciated so we can plan ahead. But no worries if you change your mind and want to add it on the day of! Just let your guides know and they will take care of the transfer from Country Inn and Suites the following end of the day.
  • Group rates available for Country Inn and Suites 
    • Just mention Explorer Chick when booking
    • Shared Double Room Rates
      • Weekday- $109
      • Weekend- $139
      • If interested in room-sharing or ride-sharing, post on the event page on facebook to communicate with other Explorer Chicks going.
      • If interested in a single room, let them know when booking to receive the single rate.
  • The most convenient airport will be STL

Waiver(s)

  • Your order confirmation will include a link to the Explorer Chick Smart Waiver. Please take a minute to sign online.

 

Location: 

Morning Winery & Distillery Tour meeting point

Country Inn and Suites ( Parking Lot)

1190 South Main Street

St. Charles MO 63301

 

Our Guides Storefront Location

Katy Bike Rental

2998 Hwy 94

S Defiance MO 63341

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Optional: Cash to tip your guide 10-20%

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Price:
$75

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