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Located in Northern California, this city is known for its stomach-dropping hills, year-round fog, cable cars, colorful Victorian houses and its crooked Lombard Street. The city is compact and while it has many hills, they are easily avoidable, which makes cycling in San Francisco on a bike tour a great way to sightsee. The weather is moderate and with just a light wind-breaker, you’ll be set for biking around this picturesque city. Together with an English-speaking guide you will discover this city in a fun, safe, insightful and – most importantly – an eco-friendly way! Traveling in an eco-friendly makes sense in the city where composting is the law, plastic straws have been banned, and where 77% of the municipal waste is recycled. Your guide will take you on one of the many coastal bike trails surrounding the city, past parks and green spaces such as the Presidio. Make your stay in California even more unique by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge by bike.
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This complete tour is a great way to get a glimpse of the highlights in just a few hours. The Golden Gate Bike Tour starts close to Fisherman’s Wharf and travels along the Bay to Crissy Field, underneath the Golden Gate Bridge with excellent views of Alcatraz and the whole Bay. Before heading across the bridge, snap a picture at the Palace of Fine Arts. The tour ends in Sausalito, a small seaside village, but your bike fun doesn’t end there, you can continue riding back to the city after lunch or hop on a ferry with your bike. A great excursion for the whole family.
For those of you looking to explore on your own, rent a bike and either spend the day riding around the city or head across the Bridge to the Marin Headlands or Sausalito for an excellent day-trip outside the city. Ride past beautiful spots and stop when you want to snap a picture. A bike rental is a great option for those independent travelers looking to make the most of a day in the City by the Bay.
Is cycling in San Francisco safe?
Everyone knows San Francisco for its steep hills, but don’t fret, there are plenty of ways to avoid the hills on one of the many bike paths. There are with many bike trails either crossing the city, going along the coast, across the bridge or through Golden Gate Park. The Mission District is also famous for its 3.5 km (2 mi) of protected bikeways that run along Valencia Street to Cesar Chavez Street. Cycling in San Francisco is thus a fun and safe way to sightsee in the city. You can enjoy riding along the flat coast and along the Bay. Or why not ride no the Wiggle Route, a 1.6 kilometer (one-mi.), zig-zagging bicycle route that goes from Market Street to Golden Gate Park, minimizing hilly inclines with an average of 3% and maximum 6%. Visit the Lower Haight, Alamo Square made famous from the late 80s sitcom Full House before heading to Golden Gate Park, all the while avoiding cars. Our expert guides also know the best routes around town to get you through the city safely.
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Cycling in San Francisco: Start your city trip off right with one of our tours!