The itinerary goes like this: pedal through rich historical landscape, savor handmade Italian cuisine on a terrace, enjoy a hillside picnic on a private vineyard, take in amazing sculptures, museums and monuments. It may sound like a trip in Tuscany, but it’s not. It’s the latest Trek Travel guided bike tour: St. Louis and Missouri Wine Country.
Recently added to the company’s list of luxury cycling vacations, the five-day, four-night tour is scheduled for October 7-11 and will take riders from the Gateway Arch to Hermann, Mo., averaging 25 miles a day on city streets and the Katy Trail. Stops along the way include the Missouri Botanical Gardens, historic St. Charles, Bethlehem Valley Farm, Alpenhorn Gasthaus and much more.
“Many people don’t realize that Missouri has a wine country, but after this trip, they’ll be talking about it forever,” said Amy Davison, trip design coordinator for Trek Travel. “We highlight the gems of St. Louis — the Gateway Arch and Forest Park and the Central West End — and then pedal on the Katy Trail, stopping at small towns, vineyards and farms along the way. There’s no better way to help people discover and connect in a meaningful way with new places than by cycling.”
The price (call or email) includes the use of a Trek Domane SL 7 carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting, or a Trek Electric Assist XM700+ ebike. Also included: all meals and snacks, fees for group events and premium overnight accommodations.
Learn more at trektravel.com.