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.
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!
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.
Great. Just great! Unfamiliar with the city, I used my map and found my way. I was a bit out of sorts when I checked in. The young man was friendly and helpful. From the start, the experience was A 1. How lucky I was, I thought later, that I clicked on this tour--rather than any other--because it just got better and better! The guys were great. they set me up with a bike and adjusted it for my height. We met Steve our guide. He asked us where we were from and proceeded to field any questions. Once we got rollin,' we stopped at our first tour-stop 5 minutes in. I was having some difficulty. Steve explained to me how to shift gears and did not at all make me feel foolish for not knowing how to work a bicycle. We were off again. At our stops, he was enthusiastic about how cool the info was I appreciated it more than others. He knew his stuff, he welcomed questions, and happily offered to take photos for us along the way. I was at the back of the line, because I was all about soaking it in. Our guide even tailored his speed and info for our group. It was perfect weather for this Bike Across the Bridge and became the highlight of my whole trip to San Francisco trip. Here's why! The pinnacle of the whole experience was the unexpected pleasure of genuine and true interaction. Let's face it or you shall soon see San Francisco reeks of all things touristy. And the city gets no awards from me on cleanliness. it was so refreshing to stumble upon an experience with helpful genuine people who are sincere in such a way that you feel as though you matter--on a human level. Oh wait! The Absolute Pinnacle was looking straight up from tower 1 in the heart of Our Golden Gate Bridge. But a real close 2nd was being presented this magnificent sight courtesy of truly surprising people. Wow! I recommend that you click on this one! And I will add that if you receive great joy, tipping is a great way to keep positive energy alive and flowing! Everyone wins! I know I won!
Well, it rained for part of the trip but we made the most of it! And still were able to get some really good pics! Our tour guide, Mike, was very knowledgeable about the history of San Fran and the Golden Gate Bridge he was super laid back and a lot of fun! In the end, we had a private tour because everyone else cancelled so it was our lucky day even though it rained!
Very informative guide, stopping off at numerous interesting places and photo opportunities. Actually cycling the bridge did not disappoint. Unfortunately we were not able to spend time in Sausolito due to our travel arrangements
The tour truly was spectular and Michael was a fantastic guide. My sons and I highly recommend it.
Great Bike Tour. Tour Guide was knowledgeable and funny. Loved that the tour hit some not so popular but amazing sites. Tour is longer than stated, but we didn't mind. Don't plan anything immediately after to give yourself time if it runs over.
Great Bike tour!! These guys definitely make it fun. They were honest when we asked them if we could bike back and they said that it would be rather ambitious. By the end of the 2.5 hour tour we were spent. We took a ferry back to fishermans wharf.
The tour was amazing. Beautiful views and friendly tour guide. Highly recommended.
Wonderful experience with an informative guide. You get to ride through the city and learn about the different areas before heading over the bridge to Sausalito.
Phenomenal ! Robert, our tour guide was amazing. The trip to Sausalito... loved it. I am not a biker... 60 years old and not a health nut. This trip is not difficult.
Excellent tour, Robert the tour guide very informative, and friendly. Most amazing! Had a blast!
We had an amazing time! Our tour Guide - Robert was the BEST! so informative and just took the extra time to get to know each of us - we had about 20 ppl in our group. His knowledge of the area and the history was amazing. He took great pictures for us to have memories of our bike tour in San Francisco. I highly recommend this to others if you are in the area - I would do this again!!! My husband and I loved it - one of the highlights of our trip! Thanks Robert!
This was an awesome experience.
I highly recommend it.
Robert was a great tour guide.
I love that I was able to keep the bicycle for the rest of the day.
Excellent day. The guide was very knowledgeable and told us interesting facts about the city at the various stops that we made. good photo opportunities. The bikes were good quality.
Trip was great, windy, misty, but great. The bridge segment of the trip was fast and we were not able to enjoy the view from up there. The tour guide was great as well.
Had a great time, well organised, great bikes, would recommend it.
The Golden Gate Bridge tour was amazing. The up-close and relaxed views of the bridge were amazing! IT helped that the sun was out and the fog was nowhere to be found.
I also want to give a specific shout-out to Jim our tour-guide. As a local, Jim had insight and information about each area we visited that was unlike any of the other tours we did. He was enthusiastic, insightful and a genuinely nice guy, which made our ride that much more enjoyable. If you have the chance - we recommend booking your tour with him!
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.