San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Bike Tour

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Overview

Ride over the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge on a 3-hour San Francisco bike tour that explores the bay-front city from Fishermans 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 youve got the energy to explore further on your own!

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

Depart in the morning or afternoon from Fishermans 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. Youll 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.

Inclusions for San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Bike Tour

  • 3-hour guided bike tour from San Francisco to Sausalito (including Golden Gate Bridge visit)
  • All day bike and equipment rental
  • Map and ferry schedule
  • Gear racks with bungee

Exclusions for San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Bike Tour

  • Lunch
  • Optional ferry ticket (13.50 USD; payable to supplier at time of travel)
  • Optional electric bike upgrade ($35 USD payable to supplier at time of travel)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Confirmation for this tour will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Credit card with ID (one per party) is required to be on file for a security deposit

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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272 reviews by the users

  • Well organised and enjoyable. A must do!

  • excellent

  • This was a really good tour! It allowed us to see a lot of the city! The price allows you to hold onto the bikes for 24 hours, so even after the tour is over, you can ride around wherever you want. One negative of our tour was the group size. It was far too big for one tour guide. It seemed like we were always waiting on people to catch up. One other bit of advice...once you get to Sausilito, you can take a ferry back. But be warned, you can wait as long as a couple hours in line just to get on a ferry. Instead, you can either ride back over the Golden Gate or take an hour and a half ride to Tibauron to catch a ferry. This is what my wife and I did and we were glad we did, despite being exhausted. We got to see more of the area without wasting time in line.

  • This biking tour was really very enjoyable and our guide was fantastic. We were only a few people and we had fantastic views, got good tips and enjoyed biking during daytime in hands of his good guidance with security. Sausalito is a nice small village on the other side, well worth to visit, we had a wonderful lunch and took the last ferry back with our bikes. Very much recommended, we visited October 2016.

  • Our tour was excellent and tour guide Stacee was superb. Her knowledge, temperament and love for the Bay area made a beautiful ride even better She even fixed my tyre puncture within a couple minutes flat!

  • This was the best thing we did on our SF trip! A great way to see the sights, and going across the bridge itself was exhilarating. Our tour guide Lubo was knowledgeable and fun, and all the staff at the shop were extremely helpful.

  • This bike tour was the best thing we did while in SF! Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge itself was exhilarating. A great way to see the sights. Our tour guide Lubo was knowledgeable and fun, and all the staff at the bike shop were very helpful. We had a great day, thank you!

  • Exactly as advertised. Spent all afternoon in Sausalito and took the ferry back....worked really well.

  • So much fun!! Leisure bike ride for the whole family. There are a few steep hills but you can walk up with the bike up. Wouldn’t recommend for the elderly. The views are spectacular and our guide was very knowledgeable. Enjoyed riding across the bridge, bay and into the adorable saulsalito. Loved it

  • Very good tour which takes you cycling across the amazing Golden Gate Bridge. I personally loved cycling the bridge so much that I cycled both ways. It's quite a hill back out of Sausalito but if you take it slowly, it's not actually that bad. Reversing the route on your own is not too difficult as you mostly cycle by the coast, but do try to memorise the part just after the bridge on the Sausalito side as this will help when you're trying to get back onto the road that leads to the cycleway on the bridge. In addition to the ferry, you can also take a bus back to San Fran and put your bike on the front of the bus. I wanted to take this option to avoid the hill, but unfortunately the bus does not stop before the bridge so did not meet my need to cycle the bridge back. So go on, go for it, cycle back - it's worth it! Whilst a great tour, it was more about the cycling than learning lots about San Fransisco, and it finished after 2.5 hours when advertised as 3. However, I really felt the guide took care of us to ensure we cycled safely and kept as a group.

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