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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration:  Flexible

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Ride over the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge on a 3-hour San Francisco bike tour that explores the bay-front city from Fisherman’s Wharf. Pedal a leisurely route to Aquatic Park Cove, Fort Mason Center, the Marina Green and Crissy Field before making your way across the iconic bridge. Stop at Fort Point and Vista Point for photo ops, and hear commentary on the sights from your guide. Select a morning or afternoon departure, and then keep your bike if you’ve got the energy to explore further on your own!


  • 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 or visitors alike — after your guided bike tour through Golden Gate National Recreation Area, you can keep your bike for the rest of the day and explore San Francisco or the picturesque coastal towns of Marin 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

Led by a local guide, this 3-hour San Francisco bike tour is a great sightseeing activity for all ages and biking levels. You’ll follow a mostly flat route along San Francisco Bay’s scenic northern waterfront before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge.

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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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Trip was awesome

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Brill day, wonderful experience!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Had a great time cycling over the Golden Gate. We picked up our bikes and met with our group and wonderful guide Dino a few blocks from our hotel. Dino was great with patience, took our pics and always waited to make sure all his group was assembled. I will tell you it's quite a wait to board the ferry in Sausilto. It took us almost 2 hours to get through the bike line and onto a ferry.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was one of the highlights of our time in San Francisco. We had a small group of 5. Our bike leader Robert was excellent and very informative, gave us plenty of time to get to each location. Most of the ride is flat, 2 hills. For someone who has not ridden a bike in years I found this very manageable. Would recommend this ride to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Tour guide Robert was awesome! Very knowledgeable about the area. Amazing scenery

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Knowledgable guide; fun to cycle thru San Francisco neighborhoods and of course, the bridge!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Did the bike ride over the golden great bridge , it was fantastic and will be doing this again and the tour guide Rob was great

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It's really been a wonderful trip!

In case anybody else want to join this trip, DO remember to bring your sun screen lotion!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very informative and enjoyable trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Even on a foggy windy day this tour was allot of fun! Our tour guide, Robert was the best!

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