5 star rating: Highly Recommended 121 Reviews

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  • Location:San Francisco, California
  • Duration:Flexible
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!

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 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 August 2015

What an awesome tour. Great tour guide. I highly recommend being a fast bike rider or at least being able to keep up at the front of the pack because your tour guide might be able to give you more information. I always love being at the front because it almost seems as if it's your own private tour. We really enjoyed our bike ride into Sausalito as well. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone in San Francisco. It's so cool to tell people you rode a bike over the Golden Gate Bridge.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was the highlight of our trip. Requires energy and some strength but riding over the bridge is remarkable. Also enjoyed our tour guide and the bikes were great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had Robert as our tour guide who was excellent. The bike ride takes you along the seafront with 2 minor hills which are short and doable. There is no need to upgrade to the electric bikes for these and there is certainly no pressure to race up them and can walk and push the bikes the short distance if it's too much for you. The ride goes at a nice relaxing pace with time to stop and take photos and many locations. Robert was helpful, clearly very knowledgeable about the city and will happily take photos of everyone for you. The ride over the bridge is great and to end in Sausalito was very nice and make your own way back in your own time. One of the best tours we did. Robert was friendly and made no mention or pressure for any tips which I always find makes guides like him more worth while giving an extra tip! Highly recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

What an amazing way to see parts of San Francisco! The bikes were comfortable - our tour guide, Robert, was excellent very accommodating, extremely knowledgeable, and super friendly - it was a FANTASTIC day! I would do this again and will definitely recommend it to friends.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

David was our tour guide and was very knowledgeable about the city and the sites that we stopped to look at. He was patient and answered all of our questions. He also made sure that the group stayed together and if people fell behind too far, he would stop the group and come back for them. He was very nice and offered to take pictures of individual groups at every stop. After 6 or so miles and a couple of steep hills, we ended in Sausalito having started at Fisherman's Wharf and the time seemed to fly by. Our group had a wonderful time - we were all at different fitness levels and enjoyed the tour equally. So glad we had David the best bike tour guide and would do this tour again with family and friends.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our family loved this bike tour. Our tour guide was Robert and he was great. He shared very interesting information each time we stopped to look at the sights, gave everyone plenty of time to take pictures, and made sure everyone was safe. The bikes were very comfortable and in good working order. We would recommend this tour to our friends visiting the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had a wonderful time at a leisurely pace. We were able to stop and take pictures and enjoy the beautiful weather. We would do it again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Ride was great. It was quite a it more difficult than we were told. I called the bike company before we left to confirm and was told it was easy . One hill and one incline. Not true. I don't live in San Fran but I still know when I have biked up several hills and lots of inclines. The friend I went with is not a big biker and I told her it was easy 8 miles in 3 hours I was told. She was worried but said o.k. I really felt bad for her. She was struggling. She probably would have let me go by my self if we had been told how hard it really was. They also need to explain the procedure of getting on the ferry from Salitos a lot better. There were several of us very confused. That is a madhouse over there, but once you do it you understand, but not the way they explained it. I really did like the ride myself and would recommend it to people but I will tell them it is not a piece of cake . Our guide was great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Trip was awesome

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Brill day, wonderful experience!!!

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