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Bike the Golden Gate Bridge Guided Tour from San Francisco

Bike the Golden Gate Bridge Guided Tour from San Francisco

Gear up for a guided bike tour along the San Francisco Bay to and across the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge - 1.7 miles of biking bliss and easy pedaling - and then downhill into beautiful Sausalito. There will be numerous photo opportunities along the way.

Once in Sausalito, you have the option of returning with your guide on a ferry to Fisherman's Wharf, or continuing on your own (at no additional cost) to see other sights in southern Marin County before returning by either ferry or bicycle to Fisherman's Wharf.

Please Note: This tour requires a minimum of 4 riders to operate. If this minimum is not met for the day of your reservation, you will be contacted to discuss alternatives. Tour price does NOT include ferry ticket. A security deposit is required at check-in.

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Tour/Activity Details

Length

3 hours - or more

Time

10:00 am daily

A security deposit is required at check-in. Minimum of 4 riders required to operate. Tour price does NOT include ferry ticket. Hotel pick-up is not included. Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

Description

Please Note: A minimum of 4 total riders is required in order to conduct the daily guided tour. The guides reserve the right to cancel the tour if that minimum total is not met. If they cancel, you will be offered the choice of rescheduling for another day or receiving a full refund.

Security Deposit

  • A security deposit is required for all bicycle and equipment rentals at the time of rental.
  • The deposit amount starts at $100 and varies based on rental duration, number of bikes and type of bikes.
  • Cash, as well as American Express, MasterCard, Discover, Visa and JCB credit and debit cards are accepted for security deposits.
  • Pre-paid/gift cards are NOT accepted for security deposits; the card must have your name on it.
  • Deposits will be refunded following the return of undamaged rental bikes/equipment.

Sample Itinerary

With the completion of the new bike path through the Presidio National Park a "great bike ride" has now become the "bike ride of a lifetime." Follow the bike path along the San Francisco Bay towards the Golden Gate Bridge while passing several exciting points of interest, both historical and modern. Now you're ready to Bike the Bridge! It's 1.7 miles of easy pedaling on the bridge sidewalk. Stop and take advantage of the many photo opportunities along the way. Vista Point awaits you on the north side of the bridge where you will take in the awesome panorama of the San Francisco Bay. Then it's a downhill coast to beautiful Sausalito where you are greeted with an abundance of fabulous restaurants for fine bay view dining, art galleries and many boutiques.

At this point, you have the option to return via ferry cruise across the bay back to Fisherman's Wharf; or, for those riders who just cannot get enough excitement and adventure, your journey could be just beginning. Follow the bike path along Richardson Bay and check out the floating homes of Sausalito's houseboat community, and take the easy side trip to Old Mill Park in Mill Valley. Visit the world's tallest trees, the Redwoods, at the foot of Mount Tamalpais for the ultimate tree-hugging experience at the John Muir Woods National Monument.

OK, when you're ready to let go of the trees, hop on your bike and continue on the Bay Trail along the peninsula to the charming seaside town of Tiburon. Here you can dine in one of the fine restaurants with spectacular views. When you're ready to call it a day, return on the Tiburon ferry and as you're cruising back, scan the horizon to reflect on the incredible journey you have just experienced.

You can do all or part of these suggested rides and return to Fisherman's Wharf by bike or ferry. Your guide will provide you with an easy-to-follow bike map. Ferries depart regularly from both Sausalito and Tiburon, returning to Fisherman's Wharf.

There is no additional charge for extending the tour "on your own" and you may return your bike anytime within 24 hours of the tour departure time.

Included:

  • Bike - Marin Mountain Hybrid Bikes and Tandems
  • Helmet
  • Safety Orientation
  • Knowledgeable Guide
  • Tour Route Map
  • Bike Lock
  • Front Pack
  • Rear Racks
  • Bungies

Frequently Asked Questions

How difficult is the ride?
This ride is fun for beginners to advanced. There have been bikers as young as 5 and as old as 88 on this tour, and they say it was the best thing they had done in San Francisco!

Is it flat?
Yes, this trip is mostly flat except for two small hills that are easy to ride. The middle of the bridge is 220ft above sea level, then you coast downhill into Sausalito.

Is the bike path hard to follow?
Not at all. The new bike path is easy to follow using the provided custom bike map which includes several points of interest and exciting side trips.

What should I wear/bring for my bike ride?
Weather can vary from San Francisco to Marin County. To be comfortable throughout your ride, it is recommended you dress layered. Windbreakers are great! Small personal items such as camera, wallet and water can be stored easily in the handlebar bag provided. Backpacks are ideal and these are easily secured to the rear of the bike by one of the staff before the tour begins.

Is the return ferry ticket from Sausalito/Tiburon included?
No.

Do I need insurance?
Optional Accidental Damage Insurance is available for $5 per day (subject to change) at the time of check-in for your tour.

A security deposit is required at check-in. Minimum of 4 riders required to operate. Tour price does NOT include ferry ticket. Hotel pick-up is not included. Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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Event Date:

October 20, 2017

Desired Time:

10:00 AM