Depart in the morning or afternoon from Fisherman’s Wharf, where your guide outfits you with a proper bike, helmet and any necessary equipment for the ride. Then hop on your bicycle and pedal to nearby Aquatic Park Cove, part of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.
Cycle down the pier and snap pics of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island before moving on to Fort Mason Center. The buildings of this former US Army post, a National Historic Landmark, are now used as a cultural and educational complex.
From here, pedal up a steep but short path that flattens out toward the Marina Green, located in the Marina District. While you cycle past opulent homes, enjoy a scenic panorama that includes the Palace of Fine Arts, Angel Island and the bridge as your backdrop.
Arriving at Crissy Field, also part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, glimpse shorebirds inside the restored marsh. From Fort Point, gaze up at the red towers of the bridge and prepare to cross the 3.6-mile (5.8-km) route, which follows a wide path for bicycles. You’ll be rewarded on the other side at Vista Point, including views of the city skyline.
At the end of your guided tour you can continue your biking adventure at your own pace for the rest of the day. You'll be provided with a cycle path map to help guide you around San Francisco and nearby coastal areas, including the picturesque town of Sausalito — renowned for its wide selection of restaurants and cafes, perfect for when hunger kicks in.
For a more challenging bike ride, follow the recommended route on the map and head up to the Marin Headlands. If city biking is your forte, use a ferry ticket for your return to San Francisco, where you can follow the map and continue to explore the city. Points of interest include the Presidio, Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach.
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10am Morning Tour
Bike tour over the Golden Gate Bridge departing at 10am. Includes bike and equipment rental for one day.
1pm Afternoon Tour
Bike tour over the Golden Gate Bridge departing at 1pm. Includes bike and equipment rental for one day.
Enjoying San Francisco by Bike
- 3-hour guided bike tour from San Francisco to Sausalito (including Golden Gate Bridge visit)
- All day bike and equipment rental
- Map and ferry schedule
- Gear racks with bungee
- Optional ferry ticket (12 USD; payable to supplier at time of travel)
- Optional electric bike upgrade ($25 USD payable to supplier at time of travel)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Confirmation for this tour will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Credit card with ID (one per party) is required to be on file for a security deposit
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: dearestone, January 2017
This tour had been recommended by a friend who said it was one of the highlights of her recent trip to the Bay Area. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would also highly recommend it to others who are looking for a fun way to get some exercise, do some sightseeing, learn some fun facts, and experience the incredible Golden Gate Bridge. Even though my teenage daughter wasn't initially looking forward to it, this tour ended up being one of her favorite activities! Our tour guide, Robert, was fantastic!
Reviewed by: tracy l, January 2017
Great tour. Great way to get exercise while learning about the city.