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San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour

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icon1 to 3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
  • 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
  • Includes full-day bike and equipment rental
  • Opt for an electric bike for an easier ride (own expense)

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Get a standard SF to Sausalito bike tour with all day rental and optional e-bike upgrade.
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3-hour guided bike tour with tour guide
Visit to Golden Gate Bridge
All day bike and equipment rental
Current Year BEYOND The City bicycles, equip with handlebar bag, map & map-holder, water bottle holder, lock, rear rack, bungee.
Helmets are included with every rental
Lunch
Optional ferry ticket ($14.50 USD; payable to supplier at time of travel)
Optional electric bike upgrade ($35 USD payable to supplier at time of travel)
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off

Departure Point

2661 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Return Details

Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Fisherman's Wharf
The bike tour departs from 2661 Taylor Street- and traverses an awesome citywide loop that covers about a dozens neighborhoods and districts- all on flat paths circumnavigating the SF hills. You won't tire out, as you will be riding an electric bike!!
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Aquatic Park
Aquatic Park, just a few blocks away from Fisherman's Wharf, provides beautiful views of the San Francisco waterfront.See the iconic views of Ghiradelli Square, the Hyde Street piers, and the neighborhood Russian Hill.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Fort Mason Center
See the former military fort, Fort Mason. Now a recreation center for local artistic events, fairs, and gourmet street food affairs.
Pass By:  
The Wave Organ
Listen to the sounds of the oceans as you ride by Crissy Field.
Stop At:  
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
Admire the grand Palace of Fine Arts, which was built in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. The structure has been restored, and today hosts concerts and events.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Crissy Field
Ride alongside some of San Francisco's many piers and Crissy Field, with its stunning vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge. See the beautiful wetlands as you ride along the Golden Gate Promenade
Pass By:  
Golden Gate Promenade
You will ride past all of the yachts and see the beautiful landscapes and Golden Gate Bridge views Crissy Field has to offer.
Stop At:  
Warming Hut at the Presidio
Enjoy a coffee or take a quick restroom break
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center
Last stop for pictures and restrooms before crossing the iconic Golden Gate Bridge!
Stop At:  
Golden Gate Bridge
Bike across the span of the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge!
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vista Point
Take beautiful photos of the bridge and the city of San Francisco once you've crossed the 2 mile Golden Gate Bridge!
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sausalito Boardwalk
The up to 3 hour tour will conclude in downtown Sausalito. Riders can enjoy lunch, visit the art galleries, crystal shops, restaurants, and wine shops there are in Sausalito. When you are ready you can board the ferry with your bike and come back to San Francisco (Ferry ticket sold separately.)
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bay City Bike

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour.

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Exciting
Diana_Z
, May 2021
Julie, our bike tour guide provided clear instructions on how the group would proceed in biking towards the Golden Gate bridge and was very pleasant.
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"Perfect"
Alvaro_P
, May 2021
In my opinion this is the best way to experience the City. Staff professional and really friendly. In one word I will describe this experience as "perfect"
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Great experience!
Amy_K
, Apr 2021
We had a great time on this tour. It's so amazing to be able to bike across the Golden Gate Bridge! We ended up biking into Sausalito and having an excellent dinner there. The ferry wasn't running during our tour, so we took a Lyft back to San Francisco. We had a great time overall!
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Great views!
Bob_N
, Apr 2021
Tour guide Eli did a good job pointing out the historic sites and giving some background. There are some pretty steep hills to navigate and the bridge can be tight in spots. The ferry from Sausalito wasn’t running due to construction so we just turned around and came back. A bit more of a workout than I was expecting.
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A day to remember
Marlena_K
, Mar 2021
I loved all the historical info we were told and shown. I appreciate our tour guy. I’m so sorry I forgot his name
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See the Golden Gate Bridge up close and personal!
TouringTrojan
, Mar 2021
We had an absolute blast on our guided bicycle tour of the Golden Gate Bridge. Eli, our guide, was knowledgeable, friendly, and went out of his way to make sure we enjoyed the tour. He took us for an in-depth tour of the Presidio and the Palace of Fine Arts after riding the bridge. We chose not to cross the bridge into Sausalito because the ferry was not in service and we had time commitments. That will be something we'll have to do next time. There are a few quite steep hills, but nothing insurmountable, and the most difficult hills were earlier in the tour. Our youngest had some trouble with her gear shift (it was a different style than her bike at home) and had to walk up a couple of the hills. Biking on the bridge was incredible!
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SF Bridge to Remember
Virginia_H
, Mar 2021
Despite the day forecasting rain we persevered and our guide Judy was prepared and provided historical facts of the city. Sadly the rain was coming down too hard for us to make a round trip. That would have earned a 5 star rating. Also the bikes could have been prechecked. One of our bikes squeaked and the repair shop was closed. Having exchanged one bike already due to a chain malfunction, the rain poncho didn’t make it on the 2nd bike. A real necessity when the heavy rain started. In the future the guide should have extras for the riders.
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Fantastic experience
Christopher_S
, Feb 2021
The trip was good and it hit a lot of great tourist attractions which is a plus. The price was good and I love the electric bike because it helped with getting up steep hills. Also the tour guide was great and very energetic. The only downside was the history lesson regarding how Europeans discovered America (already discovered) and how the Indians were totally disregarded. However, I know that real history can be to much for people, so the tour guide did the right thing.
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A must-do excursion!
Rachel_B
, Sep 2020
We took a 3 hour standard bike tour along the coast, stopping a number of vistas including the place of fine arts, Chrissy fields, and the Golden Gate Bridge! Our tour guide was Adam Ringel who was EXCELLENT! He really knows his history and made the tour very enjoyable. There were only 2 hills that were a bit difficult to ride up on the standard bike (we are from a very flat Indiana), but I would do it again. If doing the other tour seeing many neighborhoods of San Fran, I absolutely would have upgraded to the EBike. Our tour ended in beautiful Sausalito and Adam gave excellent restaurant recommendations (we ate at the Trident). ***IF YOU TAKE AN AFTERNOON TOUR, DO NOT MISS THE FERRY BACK TO FISHERMANS WHARF. We did this tour on a Friday 1-4pm. The last ferry left Sausalito at 5pm, giving us barely enough time to have a meal there. If you don’t catch the ferry back, you will have to ride back yourself, unguided. Also note that the ferry reportedly does not allow Ebikes on board, only standard bikes. There is a fee you can pay (approx $15) to leave a bike in Sausalito if you don’t want to take it on the ferry. The ferry was awesome and drove right past Alcatraz providing excellent views for photo ops. Upon returning to Fishermans wharf, we had another 1-2 hours with the bikes before returning them to the shop! Would absolutely recommend this tour, especially with Adam!
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Guided bike tour
Anthony_A
, Sep 2020
Tour guide was nice and informed. One of our three bikes was rather old and uncomfortable. The ride was pleasant. We did not expect to be charged a fee to drop off the bikes in Sausalito if we didn’t purchase a ferry ticket back to the bike drop off.
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