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San Francisco: All Day Bike Rental

San Francisco: All Day Bike Rental

Decide where you want to ride and then head out from Fisherman’s Wharf to discover the sights of San Francisco. You’ll be outfitted with a current-model bike, helmet, front handlebar bag and rear gear rack, map, and route instructions. Just tell the local staff how many miles you wish to ride, and they’ll show you a great route that includes all the best sightseeing stops the Bay Area has to offer. Your tour will take you on bike paths and over mostly flat terrain. You’ll receive a guide that provides recommendations on favorite local rides. You can keep the rental bike for the whole day.

San Francisco Self-Guided Bike Rental

San Francisco Self-Guided Bike Rental

Bike the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito and Tiburon. The most popular route will begin at Fisherman’s Wharf by the Powell/ Hyde cable car turnaround. Cruise along the car free national park bike path on a mostly flat bike ride through the Aquatic Park, Fort Mason, the marina and Presidio National Park to the base of the bridge, where historic Fort Point is located. You’ll cross the bridge on the sidewalk with stunning views of the city and bay. Then just a 10 minute downhill ride will take you into the charming bayside town of Sausalito. Once there, most people choose to grab a bite to eat, relax, shop and enjoy Sausalito’s famously wonderful weather. From there, the ride will only get better. Cruise by a funky houseboat community through the marshlands and into historic Old Mill Park in Mill Valley, where you will be able to see California’s famous Redwood trees at the base of Mount Tamalpais. Continue along a gorgeous waterfront bike path to the quaint fishing town of Tiburon, where you’ll find more great bayside restaurants and shops. From Tiburon or Sausalito, you will be able to hop on the ferry with your bike and come right back to San Francisco.

San Francisco: Muir Woods and Sausalito Small Group Tour

San Francisco: Muir Woods and Sausalito Small Group Tour

Cross one of San Francisco's most famous landmarks, the Golden Gate Bridge, on your way to the beautiful redwood forests in Muir woods on this boutique, small-group guided tour. Begin your tour by taking in the skyline of San Francisco, the Bay, and Alcatraz Island from the Golden Gate. Stop for photos and admire the Art Deco style and bright orange-colored steel. Then, head to the Muir Woods National Monument. Pass by the majestic Mount Tamalpais and down a hilly coastal route along the Marin Headlands. Reach the Muir Woods and enjoy a free walk of 1 hour and 15 minutes to stroll among the old-growth redwoods and soak up the atmosphere. Follow winding trails and admire the diversity of flora and fauna. Stop for a break and buy food or a little redwood tree souvenir in the visitor center. Next, visit the beautiful Mediterranean-style seaside city of Sausalito. Walk around the picturesque town and pass by sea-view houses, shops, and cafes lining the waterfront. Visit the colorful Sausalito houseboat community, and discover architectural gems. See repurposed working boats and vessels dating back to World War II. From here, you can decide to explore more of Sausalito or take the ferry back across the bay. You can also be dropped back off in San Francisco. Note that if your tour starts at 8:30am, your drop-off location will be at Pier 33. If your tour starts at 12:50pm, you may be dropped off at Pier 33 or at 488 Post St.

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4.6
(133 reviews)

The tour guide, Robert was such a wonderful guide and shared some interesting facts about the city of San Francisco, Muir Woods and Sausalito. Each destination was the perfect amount of time. Really enjoyed the afternoon!

We rented an electric bike and it was an amazing experience! The pickup and return of the bike was easy and pleasant. The instructions were good and helpful.

Had a lot of fun biking around San Francisco with my Wife and I would recommend going to this place with family and friends. 10/10 👍🏻

We went on a trip along the coast with my wife. Golden Gate Bridge, to the beaches, and in the city to Golden Gate Park.

Excellent!!! I was able to make my own route and explore every bit of SF on my own time and how I wanted.