What You’ll Explore
A ride over the Golden Gate Bridge is unlike any other. It really doesn’t get much more picturesque: parklands, beaches, views of the city, a descent down to the quaint bayside town of Sausalito all await. And of course, the main event: the ride over California’s most famous landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge: ocean to your left, San Francisco Bay to your right, and the Marin headlands directly ahead.
The tour starts in Fisherman’s Wharf and finishes in Sausalito, on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge. Once the tour finishes in Sausalito, guests are encouraged to have lunch in Sausalito and bring their bikes on the ferry back to San Francisco. The Blue & Gold Fleet ferry disembarks in Fisherman’s Wharf, about 5 minutes from our starting location. You can use the bikes to explore the rest of the day; bikes just need to be back at the shop before closing time.
Our Golden Gate tour minimizes the hills and uses the gentlest ascents possible. This tour is designed for anyone comfortable on a bike with a modest level of fitness. There are exactly two hills on this tour: (1) a short hill over Fort Mason and (2) the climb up to the bridge. If any of our tour guests prefer to walk up those hills, we’re all for it.
Neighborhoods & Areas Visited
- Fisherman’s Wharf: A neighborhood catering to tourists and the most convenient starting location for a ride over the bridge to Sausalito.
- Fort Mason: Former army post now boasts public space, a busy park, and a youth hostel.
- The Marina: Ah, the good life: beautiful homes, quiet streets, and views of the bay.
- Crissy Field: A former military runway, this open space has stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and is a favorite play area for dogs and humans alike.
- The Golden Gate Bridge: Built in 1937 and almost 1.7 miles long, the bridge is and always will be San Francisco’s most famous icon.
- Sausalito: Small and quaint, Sausalito has splendid views of San Francisco, delicious lunch spots, and beautiful bayside homes.
City Bike with 7-8 speeds & upright sitting position. Regular and “step-through” frame styles available. Brands include Public, Specialized, Breezer, and Civia in a variety of colors.