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On this San Francisco bike tour, you’ll cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge from the city to the waterfront town of Sausalito. With a guide, ride from Fisherman’s Wharf to Marina Green and Crissy Field, and stop at Fort Point and Vista Point for photo ops of the bridge and San Francisco Bay. The 3-hour guided tour ends in Sausalito, where you are free to bike more on your own and return to the city at your leisure (either bike back or purchase a ferry ticket). This tour includes use of the bike for the full day. 

Highlights

  • 3-hour guided bike tour from San Francisco to Sausalito
  • Follow a guide on a leisurely bike ride over the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Bicycle a mostly flat route along the San Francisco waterfront, including Aquatic Park Cove and Crissy Field
  • Explore coastal Sausalito or the Marin Headlands on your own
  • Includes full-day bike and equipment rental
  • Opt for an electric bike for an easier ride (own expense)

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

It's a great value for locals and visitors alike—before or after your guided bike tour through Golden Gate National Recreation Area, you can keep your bike for the whole day and explore San Francisco or the picturesque coastal towns of Marin County at your own pace.

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What You Can Expect

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Bike Tour

Riding Across the Golden Gate Bridge

Your 3-hour Golden Gate Bridge bike tour starts at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, where you’ll meet your guide. Then take off along a mostly flat route that follows the waterfront of San Francisco Bay.

Pedal past sights like Aquatic Park Cove, part of San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park, and enjoy views of Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge. Then continue past Fort Mason Center, a National Historic Landmark; Marina Green, where beautiful homes face the water; the Palace of Fine Arts, built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition; and Crissy Field, part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

When you arrive at Fort Point, at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge, take advantage of a great photo op of the iconic red towers before crossing the bridge’s 1.7-mile (2.7-km) span, which ends at Vista Point, another panoramic viewpoint for photos of the bay and city skyline. Complete the last stretch of your bike tour into Sausalito, a small, upscale town known for its picturesque waterfront scenery.

From Sausalito, you will be on your own to continue exploring however you wish. Continue biking around the area, using your provided map to perhaps conquer the hills of the Marin Headlands or see more of San Francisco, such as the Presidio or Ocean Beach; refuel with food and drinks at one of Sausalito’s many restaurants (own expense); and return to the city at your leisure, either by biking back across the bridge or taking the ferry from Sausalito with your bike (ferry tickets are at your own expense).

Your bike tour includes full-day bike rental, so you can use your bike independently before and/or after your guided tour. Select a departure time for your tour when booking. 

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Customer Reviews

GEORGIA A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Absolutely recommended!

Philip c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Really enjoyed our bike tour, lucky for us no-one else booked the same time, so we had a private tour, really enjoyed the lovely scenery along the way!

Steve L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour, thanks Jim our guide! Wonderful way to see Golden Gate Bridge
A challenged bike rider, I did walk the bike up the 2 hills the group waited I wasn and #39;t the only one to walk. Well worth it. Biked to Sausalito and road the Ferry back! As a couple we really enjoyed the day!

Elan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great, fun, active way to see SF and experienced the Golden Gate Bridge!

gretchen f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The bike ride was fun.

Satya U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour company was incredibly great. From cool cycles to an awesome guide, everything was perfect. But dealing with Viator, however, has been more than disappointing. Why can't you guys declare all the exclusions while booking the tour. For example, there were additional charges for:
a Bike insurance
b Ferry ticket for return journey
c Even something as small as rental for helmets
In short, your partners are great. But you guys, well, not very sure!

Peter D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A great way to see and explore San Francisco. Robert who took us round was so knowledgeable and helpful- even with taking photos of us during the trip. Recommend coming back on the ferry.

mcinnesfam

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Well worth having a guide to take you over the Golden Gate Bridge. He took you to all the places to get the best views. The trip was a three hour ride but it was set to every bodies pace most of it was on cycle paths. There were two hills but you could walk your bike up if you wished. The ride down the hill at the end into Sausalito was brilliant. A very enjoyable day with a ferry ride back with your bike at the end.

Escobana

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Out of my whole experience in San Francisco this was by far the best one! Jim our lovely guide was a cool guy who showed his true professionality when we 'lost' two people in our group of 7. He went out of his way to bike back, finding out later they had missed the coffee stop and were already waiting further along the road.

As I am a tour guide myself in Valencia, Spain Funtours Valencia I could only imagine how inconvenient this was for the rest of the group but he kept his smile and didn't make any of us feel uncomfortable about it. He was very informative and not at all telling us what we could have found out by reading a guide book.

The ride was just awesome because we had a beautiful sunny day, clear skies and great views from the Golden Gate. The ride down to Sausalito was awesome! A little steeper and therefor great to speed a little if you are experienced on a bike. You could go by your own pace anyways and the two small parts of climbing a hill were minor to me and your gears were sufficient for a steeper climb.

All in all I hoped for Jim to be our guide after all the great comments here and I was lucky to have him. The whole experience from A - Z was just perfect and even taking the ferry back was an extra to the tour. Though not included in the price the whole thing was worth every penny!

Estera S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

I would highly recommend this trip. The group was small 5 people and the tour guide was very knowledgable and friendly. We stopped few times, on the way to Golden Gate and the tour guide talked us through few interesting facts about SF, Golden Gate and Alcatraz etc. There was plenty opportunities for photos, weather was great and you get to use the bike for full day if you wish.

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