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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

Catherine B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Friendly and helpful company. They went the extra mile for us. Would definitely use again.

Maxljones

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was an excellent trip, bikes were in good condition, safety checks done, tour guide was funny and knowledgeable a perfect way to travel the GGbridge with kids

Stephen G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

A great way to see the bridge, get a different perspective of the city and to get to Sausalito. Our guide was very informative and was prepared to adjust the schedule to accommodate us oldies especially on the couple of hills on the route. Great fun and a must do on a first visit to San Francisco

Joanna W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Jim was the greatest! He was funny, extremely informative, and had a ton of energy. My friend and I truly loved this tour, loved the bikes, and loved San Fancisco. We would absolutely recommend this tour to others. Thanks so much!

Chelsea U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I highly recommend this bike tour, as long as you are booked with the right tour guide. Our guide I think it was Robert, I was a little under the weather aka hungover the day we did our tour, but he was so accommodating and took the time to check in with me throughout the tour. He was very attentive and constantly made sure everyone was staying with the group and that no one was left behind or lost. He also gave good pointers on each persons bike and how to get the best ride. He was so knowledgeable and gave such extensive information at every point we stopped. He even offered to take photos for everyone.

By the time the tour had ended, I was fully recovered and I was so glad that I had booked this tour! I would probably do it again, if I'm ever back in the city and have the time!

Louise C United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I loved my Golden Gate Bridge bike tour! It was a real highlight of my trip. I got to see a lot of San Francisco in a short time while enjoying a amazing bike ride, lead by our brilliant and very knowledgeable tour guide Robert! This is a must for people visiting San Fran! Crossing the bridge on the bike is a great way to tick this off you must do list!

Susan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our tour guide was excellent. It was an invigorating and great sightseeing opportunities. Definitely recommend this tour.

Gregory S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent bike tour! Our guide Trevor shared great information and was a lot of fun. The tour ends in Sausalito and you can hang out and have lunch with spectacular views of San Francisco, ride back over the bridge or take the ferry. We kept our bikes for the rest of the day and rode around the city. Highly recommend!

Jeff G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Went on this tour my first full day in the city. It was a great way to see much of the tourist area and learn about other neighborhoods and areas to explore through the week. Robert made plenty of stops and was very attentive to the needs of the group and very knowledgeable of the areas we biked through. The price of the tour was very reasonable and worth it. Good exercise too. The bridge was foggy and cold in sections, but that is the city for you. Cold one minute and hot the next. Make sure you carry a jacket even when it is 85F and sunny when you leave the hotel. The ferry back was nice. I opted to return the bike straight away. Then walked along north beach all the way to market and then back to union square area where I was staying. I was on an early tour and still had most of the afternoon free ... went to hippieville Haight Ashbury and bought some weed.

gumbydoodle

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Jim our tour guide was wonderful! Very knowledable throughout the bike ride, saw wonderful sites, a lot of amazing pictures were taken! A few large hills to bike up, and the line to catch the ferry back in Sausalito was very long! But overall Jim was great and we definitely recommend this bike tour!

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