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Bike Over the Bridge

By Viator, November 2014

4.5 104 Reviews | Add your review

You’d think in a city with so many hills that biking wouldn’t be the norm, but in San Francisco, it’s often the preferred method. Being as it is, there are many bike rental shops available, and a bike can be had quite reasonably and at a moment’s notice. A relatively short jaunt from the city, this beautiful and life-affirming bike ride offers participants the best views of the city, the Golden Gate, and of the little seaside town of Sausalito – all in about a half-day’s ride.

The best course of action would be to rent a bike in, say, the Fisherman’s Wharf area, see the sights, smell the fish, hear the barking sea lions, then head up to enter onto the Golden Gate. Pull-over and take pictures of the Golden Gate behind you on the turnoff just on the other side of the bridge, then head down into Sausalito and wile away the afternoon sipping cocktails and munching some nosh before taking the ferry back to SF. Not a bad day, eh? Some might call it ideal….
 
Insider tip? Choose to do this excursion on a weekend. The Golden Gate, as beautiful as it is, is a commuter bridge after all, and dodging the biking commuters, the joggers, the tourists, on a weekday, can be something of a trick. The weekends are much less crowded and typically more enjoyable.

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San Francisco Independent Bike or Electric Bike Tour with Rental

4.5 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

Explore beautiful San Francisco at your own pace with this independent bike tour! Visit famous sites like Fisherman's Wharf, Haight-Ashbury, the Golden Gate ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $32.00

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Bike Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 87 Reviews

San Francisco is the ideal city for biking, so hop on a San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Bike tour! Exploring the city of San Francisco, riding across the ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $55.00

San Francisco Evening Bike Tour Including Golden Gate Bridge

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Admire the Golden Gate Bridge and Pacific Ocean on this relaxing, family-friendly bike tour in the evening hours. See top San Francisco attractions including ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00

Bike the Golden Gate Bridge: San Francisco to Sausalito

Pedal across the Golden Gate Bridge on this scenic San Francisco bike tour, a family-friendly adventure bringing you up close to the city’s most famous ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: Tour lasts between 2.5 and 3 hours; bike rental valid for 24 hours

From USD $55.00

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