St. Louis Katy Trail Biking & Winery Tour

St. Louis, MO
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 through St Louis.

This Adventure will begin in the heart of St. Charles, otherwise known as “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. Walk along Main Street and explore over 150 restaurants and shops this sweet little town has to offer.

The Biking & Winery Tour will begin after we are picked up outside of a local hotel and shuttled to the starting point. We will be supplied with bikes, so all you need is a daypack and water! 🚲 We will be riding about 7.5 miles from 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, and 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.

We will enjoy a Farm to Table Lunch 🥗 and wine tasting 🍷 at Defiance Ridge Vineyards in the Historic Missouri Wine Country. They have a little bit of everything from Artisan Sandwiches, Soups, Salads, and Charcuterie Trays. Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten-Free options are available. We will get a choice of any of these delicious options. While you dine, you’ll take in the view of this 42-acre vineyard, a tranquil lake and breathtaking views of the sweeping Missouri River Valley. 

The shuttle will then take us to our final stops, Sugar Creek Winery and The Distillery of Defiance, which share the property. 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.

At the end of our day, we will be shuttled back to our starting location in St. Charles at Country Inn and Suites. You will then have the to option to keep your bike rental throughout the whole next day. We have the Explorer Chick Special for only $15, discounted from the regular $30 rate. You can 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
  • Farm to Table Lunch (Vegan, Vegetarian, & Gluten Free Options Available)
  • 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
      • 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.
  • Local recommended Campgrounds
    • *Klondike Park* – 25-minute drive
    • Sundermeier RV Park – 8-minute drive
    • 370 Lakeside Park and RV Campground – 12-minute drive
  • 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

“Commuter Parking Lot” directly across the street from Country Inn and Suites

 

Our Guides Storefront Location

Katy Bike Rental

2998 Hwy 94

S Defiance MO 63341

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

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Price:
$75

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