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Golden Gate Bridge Guided Bicycle or E-Bike Tour from San Francisco to Sausalito

Golden Gate Bridge Guided Bicycle or E-Bike Tour from San Francisco to Sausalito

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Overview

Cycle through San Francisco and across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge on this guided bike tour. Led by a local guide, you’ll ride along the waterfront, passing Fisherman’s Wharf and the historic Presidio. Then admire the city skyline from the Golden Gate Bridge, with views of Alcatraz and the long stretch of the Pacific on the opposite side. Your tour will conclude in Sausalito or Tiburon, where you can explore before taking the ferry back to San Francisco. Your bike rental is valid for 24 hours to continue sightseeing on your own.
  • Ride along the San Francisco waterfront through the Marina and the Presidio
  • Bike across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, overlooking beautiful San Francisco Bay
  • Stop to take photos and learn some local history from a guide
  • Spend time in Sausalito or Tiburon after your tour, or take the scenic ferry back to San Francisco
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Professional guide
Use of bicycle
All necessary equipment (helmet, lock, rear rack)
Map and route suggestions
Optional ferry ticket (13.00 USD; payable to supplier at time of travel)
Food and drinks
Gratuities (optional)
2715 Hyde St , 2715 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

Half a block up from the Cable Car Turnaround, and one block east of Ghirardelli Square.

This activity will end right where it started.
Your bike excursion will begin at Fisherman’s Wharf, where you’ll meet with your guide and receive a brief safety orientation. Your bike is equipped with a helmet, bell and lock, as well as storage racks and a city map with route recommendations.

Take off on a flat path past the Palace of Fine Arts and Crissy Field. Your guide will provide historical background for the sites and neighborhoods as you go, giving rich context to the scenery around you. Travel through the Presidio District, a park and former military base, before making your way to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Soak up the incredible scenery as you pedal across the city’s most prominent landmark. Enjoy the safety of a designated bike path as you look out on panoramic views of the Bay, Alcatraz Island and the sparkling Pacific Ocean on the opposite side of the bridge.

Conclude your tour with a downhill ride into the beloved town of Sausalito. Hop off your bike and explore the area at your own pace, grabbing lunch at a restaurant on the waterfront, perusing the boutiques and galleries or continuing your ride to Tiburon, another popular destination along the Bay.

Enjoy the option of biking back to San Francisco or taking the ferry from either Sausalito or Tiburon. Your bike rental is valid for 24 hours to give you plenty of time to explore.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Blazing Saddles
Start at our main location in Fisherman's Wharf, just half a block up for the Cable Car Turnaround
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
San Francisco Bay
Enjoy spectacular views of the San Francisco bay during the entire tour
Stop At:  
Fort Mason, the Great Meadow
Former military installation during Civil War and WWII, now public and used for a variety of events
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Marina Green
Pass by the first airfield of San Francisco, now a favorite local park on the waterfront.
Stop At:  
The Palace Of Fine Arts
Designed by Bernard Maybeck for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, celebrating the completion of the Panama Canal
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Crissy Field
Formerly a U.S. Army airfield, Crissy Field is now a part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area; offering public beaches, BBQ pits, and spectacular views of Alcatraz and the San Francisco Bay
Stop At:  
Presidio of San Francisco
The Presidio has been fortified since 1776, when the Spaniards arrived. Currently it is a unique National Park with residents renting houses throughout the park and many businesses, including Lucas Films
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Warming Hut at the Presidio
Warm-up inside this historic 1909 wood-frame building, once a U.S. Engineer Storehouse, but now a delightful cafe and gift shop.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Fort Point National Historic Site
Built between 1853 and 1861 as part of a defense system for the protection of the San Francisco Bay. The Golden Gate Bridge was redesigned to preserve the magnificent fort.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Golden Gate Bridge
Cross the World-Famous Golden Gate Bridge with spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island, and the Pacific Ocean
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Sausalito
End your tour in the charming bayside town of Sausalito, a Mediterranean inspired town with plenty of waterfront dining and spectacular galleries and shops.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour lasts between 2.5 and 3 hours; bike rental valid for 24 hours
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early for bike fitting and orientation
  • Please bring a credit card for security deposit
  • Baby seats and trailers are available; please call the local supplier to reserve and pay
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Electric bike rentals are only available for ages 13+
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals and Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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 face masks and attendee health during Golden Gate Bridge Guided Bicycle or E-Bike Tour from San Francisco to Sausalito?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Golden Gate Bridge Guided Bicycle or E-Bike Tour from San Francisco to Sausalito.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Golden Gate Bridge Guided Bicycle or E-Bike Tour from San Francisco to Sausalito?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Golden Gate Bridge Guided Bicycle or E-Bike Tour from San Francisco to Sausalito.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Golden Gate Bridge Guided Bicycle or E-Bike Tour from San Francisco to Sausalito?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Golden Gate Bridge Guided Bicycle or E-Bike Tour from San Francisco to Sausalito.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Golden Gate Bridge Guided Bicycle or E-Bike Tour from San Francisco to Sausalito?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Golden Gate Bridge Guided Bicycle or E-Bike Tour from San Francisco to Sausalito.

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star-5
Loved the tour, but...
Lisa_N
, Jun 2022
Loved the tour, but crossing the bridge can be slightly dangerous with the winds, and the professional bikers. Our guide Charlie, was awesome!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hey Lisa, so happy you had fun with Charlie on your guided tour! Those spandex-clad bikers just love zooming over the bridge, but I'm glad you did not let that deter you!
star-5
Our guide took us on a...
Diana_Y
, May 2022
Our guide took us on a different route so we could avoid the cold wind. It was really nice and we got to see a couple of amazing places. Very happy with that 😊
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Diana, Glad you had fun on your guided tour! Our tour guides are all locals, and they know all the tricks to make sure our tours are great.
star-5
Great tour and ebikes are fun!
Sharon_S
, Mar 2022
CJ was a great guide, upbeat and informative, he had interesting things to tell us at the different stops and his love for San Francisco really showed through . Highly recommend. He was very patient with this first time ebiker.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Sharon, thanks for the great comments about CJ! We love having him on our team almost as much as he loves talking about San Francisco. We also hope you are now an e-bike fan - we love them.
star-1
Not a fan! Book a differ tour
dorshawilson91
, Feb 2022
Tour guide was a little obnoxious and kept leaving the group. I understand people didn’t want to rent e bikes but the tour guide didn’t care and left us behind. I wasn’t a fan of the tour. The scenery was beautiful but once we got to Sausalito the tour guide dropped us off at last stop and didn’t say anything else. He left on his bike and didn’t advise us the time of the ferry departures. Overall I wouldn’t recommend this tour. And for 100.00 it definitely wasn’t worth it. It felt rushed and not well put together.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Hello, I am so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your tour. I would like to speak with you about this, as your experience on the tour is not what we strive to deliver. I would love it if you could call into the shop and ask for a manager to discuss this. I apologize for your experience.
star-5
Really Recommend. Love it!
Nancy_G
, Feb 2022
I loved this tour so much. My fiancé and I truly enjoyed, especially with our tour guide CJ. He was very informative, cool and gave us some great places to check out to eat. We were able to experience San Francisco in a whole different way and was able to see a lot of San Francisco with e-bikes. Really recommend an e-bike, will make your trip so much easier. Thank you.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Nancy, so glad you had fun on your tour with CJ! The e-bikes are definitely the way to go. We love riding them as well. Glad you had a real "San Francisco experience"!
star-5
CJ was very knowledgeable...
Kara_R
, Jan 2022
CJ was very knowledgeable about the city. Great tour guide! We lucked out with gorgeous weather as well. A lovely experience.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Kara, so glad you had a great tour with CJ! Happy that we were able to special order gorgeous weather for you.
star-5
Great service from the Blazing Saddles team - best way to see the sites in and around the Bay Area!
Tim_D
, Sep 2021
Great friendly service at the bike shop - trip over the Golden Gate to Sausalito to Mill woods Park to Tiburon and ferry ride back to Fisherman's Warf was spectacular!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hi Tim, you sure hit all the great spots on your ride! Glad you enjoyed your visit and our staff, come see us again!
star-2
Annoying guide
Frances_M
, Sep 2021
Guide was super annoying. A combination of snarky and not funny. The five people on our tour agreed on one thing- never take another ride with Banji. Saulsalito was beautifu and we elected to dump the annoying guide.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hey Philly Girl, I'm so sorry to hear you were disappointed in your tour with Benji. I'm surprised to hear this as you can tell from our other reviews that our guided tours are usually the highlight of our guests' visit to San Francisco. I have addressed this and would love to have you come back and visit us again so we can make up for this experience. ~Jeff
star-5
Loved Muir Woods Forest
Leonard_L
, Sep 2021
Highly recommend this tour! Loved our visit to the Muir Woods. Our guide was very friendly and I liked his music references. Going to Alcatraz was on my husband’s bucket list so it was a perfect end.
star-5
Awesome experience
Calvin_T
, Aug 2021
Our guide was very personable and very informative the whole trip. He led us at comfortable pace, and stopped at the most picturesque places for photos.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hey Cal, So happy to hear you enjoyed your guided tour! Our tour guides are all locals who love sharing the history and beauty of our city with visitors. Glad you got some good bragging rights photos!
star-5
An absolute must do experience
Folkert_R
, Aug 2021
An absolute must do experience. Don’t forget to take your ultimate Golden Gate Bridge picture. I would advise to use the E-bike ;-)
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hey Folkert, We agree that the electric bikes are the way to go! Glad you found all the perfect spots along the way for photos. I bet your friends can't wait to see every single one of the photos you took!
star-5
SF adventure
Troy_M
, Jul 2021
CJ was an informative and passionate tour guide. The eBikes made this trip a breeze for these 55+ yr olds. It was exciting to bike across the Golden Gate Bridge despite Karl the fog making himself known. Lunch in Saulsolito was relaxing and the ferry back was a perfect end to the trip!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Hey Troy, we're so glad you enjoyed your tour with CJ. The electric bikes really are amazing. Glad you were able to meet our buddy, Karl the Fog!
star-5
Intermediate Bike Tour (Hills are Real)
Julie_S
, Jul 2021
CJ was great. He warned us about the hills, and made sure that everyone knew they should go at their own pace. This is an intermediate level biking tour with three steep hills, and with the two way traffic on the bridge, and the headwinds on the Sausalito side, there were some tough moments, but CJ encouraged us at each step of the way. I enjoyed the complimentary bike parking and beer at The Joinery in Sausalito. We were treated very well. Funny thing: CJ kept apologizing about the fog. We knew he didn't cause it. ;)
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Hey Julie, CJ loves cycling and he is great at giving good tips and advice so everyone has a great ride! Glad you enjoyed the Joinery as well, it's one of our favorite restaurants in Sausalito!
star-5
Sister trip to visit my son who was interning in SF this summer
Kathy_M
, Jul 2021
A Must Do in San Fran. I was with my son who is 20 and my sister and we all had a blast. Loved hearing about the history of the city and riding over the Golden Gate Bridge. We chose to ride back from Sausalito instead of taking the ferry or ubering and it did put us out of our comfort zone but so glad we did it.
star-5
Awesome
Frank_M
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide Benji was incredible. Patient, gave great history on what we rode by and kept us safe
star-5
Great bike ride
Jeffrey_W
, Jun 2021
We had a fabulous ride and our guide Jeremiah was terrific. Jeremiah gave us great background of the local history and pointed out many interesting sites along the way. Highly recommend this trip. Great fun!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Hey Jeffrey, we're so glad you enjoyed your guided tour with Jeremiah! He's a local who loves sharing his knowledge with visitors. Come see us again any time!
star-5
SF Bike Tour
Monte_D
, Jun 2021
Wow! What an experience for this old fat guy from Texas! I was very hesitant about riding an electric bike on a 16 mile round trip over the Golden Gate Bridge! The Blazing Saddles employees were very helpful on getting us lined up with the bikes and safety helmets. John, our tour guide, was excellent. The ride by the shoreline and over the Golden Gate Bridge was a once in a lifetime experience fir all three of us! Worth the time and the expense. 👍👍
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Hey Texas Guy! So glad to hear you had a good tour with John. The electric bikes are definitely the way to go! So happy that we were part of your 'once in a lifetime experience'. Come see us again!
star-3
500 dollar deposit required when you arrive.
Morgan_Y
, May 2021
Riding the bikes over the bridge was amazing. It was a bit challenging going with a large group because several were new to bike riding which held us up a little. However we had a great guide who did a great job. I did not read anything in the information provided that we would be paying a 500 deposit when we arrived. I didn't bring a card with me for the ride however it friend did and it saved us. Just make sure you are prepared.
star-5
Great Tour!
Ginger_L
, May 2021
This was an amazing tour. The electric bikes are a must for a great experience. Our tour guide Jeremiah was awesome and very helpful. If you are booking during and post Covid ask questions. Ferry is closed, There is a cost for them to pick up bikes if you don’t bike back on your own. Also, bundle up if you are not use to cold weather 😊. Overall great experience
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Hey Ginger, Thanks for the kind words about Jeremiah. We also think he's awesome! The ferries are scheduled to reopen soon, so next time you're in town, you can ride the ferry back!
star-5
Fun, scenic, historical, adventure
Desorrow
, Mar 2021
Had a wonderful time with our excellent tour guide CJ. Spectacular views, fascinating history, and a fun adventures experience.

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