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San Francisco Bike Tour

Fun bike tours - 3, 5 or 7 hours

$157 — 3 hours
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Bike tour in San Francisco

A custom bike tour designed for you – perfect if you want to get an introduction to the city’s neighborhoods, see touristy landmarks and off the beaten path of San Francisco.

We offer 3 options with different duration: 3 hours, 5 hours and 7 hours. Whatever you choose, you will get a lot of wonderful photo ops, a coffee break, a lunch stop (on 5 and 7-hour tours) and enough breaks to listen to the fascinating facts and stories and get some rest.

If you choose 5 or 7-hour tour, you’re welcome to pay the difference in cash to the guide.  ($40/extra hour)

*The itinerary depends on how many stops you want to make during the tour, and may be revised.

*The tour can be modified to meet your preferences.

3-hour Bike Tour

  • Mission, Haight-Ashbury, Hayes Valley, Nopa, Civic Center, Lower Haight, Alamo Square, Golden Gate Park.
  • About 10 miles (16 km), almost no hills (unless you request for some), a coffee break in a cozy local coffee shop and plenty of stops for great photo ops fun facts!

Highlights:

  • Get an insider’s view into San Francisco, tourist attractions and local life;
  • Bike-friendly routes and super friendly local guides;
  • Take in the charming Painted Ladies of Alamo Square,
  • Ride into the culturally rich Mission and see the unique street art;
  • Have as many photo ops as you like on your San Francisco tour and ask your private guide as many questions as you want.

Fun Bike Facts:

  • San Francisco is a perfect bike destination – it has all of the cosmopolitan dynamism of New York and charm of Paris – without the crowds and with more than 150 miles of bike routes and lanes.
  • There are 126 miles of bike lanes and greenways in the city.
  • The Alamo Square district is home to 10,000 square feet (930 m2) of Victorian architecture, and is the second largest concentration of homes (after the Pacific Heights).
  • Total around 48,000 Victorian and Edwardian houses were built between 1849 and 1915.
  • Mission Dolores boats the oldest San Francisco's building – the sixth Alfa California mission
  • There are total 21 missions which are historical landmarks and national heritage.
  • Today, Mission has more than just thriving music and nightlife scenes in the menu - it is a hot dining spot where chefs from all over the world arrive to add up to the city’s reputation as a culinary paradise.

5-hour Bike Tour

  • Haight-Ashbury, the Castro, Mission,  Alamo Square, Hayes Valley, Nopa, Lower Haight, Civic Center, SoMa, Golden Gate Park.
  • About 12 miles (19 km), a few gentle hills, a coffee break and/or lunch in an authentic local restaurant and plenty of stops for cool photo ops and intriguing stories!

Highlights:

  • See a bit of everything from Victorian architecture in Alamo Square to funky Mission and extravagant Castro;
  • Get a sneak peak into the hidden gems of San Francisco;
  • Enjoy bike-friendly wiggle of the most iconic bikeways and enhanced crosswalks;
  • Experience the local Latino district;
  • Explore the charming cafes of Haight-Ashbury that will take your breath away;
  • Set out to discover one of the first San Francisco’s bike lanes – on Fell & Oak streets along the Panhandle park.

Fun Bike Facts:

  • Lower Polk Contraflow was named America’s best new bikeway of 2014.
  • The Wiggle is San Francisco’s most picturesque bicycle trail, short, but smooth,  with a distinctive route running along some peaceful neighborhoods – from Market Street to Panhandle Park –  with plenty of green space and local vibe.
  • Before Spanish missionaries arrived to San Francisco (the present Mission District), the area was home to Ohlone people which have lived in the area for over 2000 years.
  • Today, the Mission is staffed by artsy natives and expats and is home to about 48 000 people.
  • Haight-Ashbury is known as the aggressively cool area that will take you down the lane of love, peace and hippies.

7-hour Bike Tour

  • Lower Haight, Hayes Valley, Haight-Ashbury, the Mission, Golden Gate Park, the Presidio, the Richmond, the Marina, Fort Mason, SoMa, the Embarcadero, Mission Bay, South Beach, Golden Gate Bridge.
  • About 17 miles (27 km), some gentle (or not so gentle) hills, a coffee break and lunch/dinner in a nice local restaurant and plenty of stops for lovely photo ops and great stories your private guide will tell you!

Highlights:

  • Explore all the icons of San Francisco in one day;
  • Get to the waterfront and enjoy the breeze and the scenic views of the City and the bay;
  • Epic views, historical and cultural experience, unique neighborhoods, lush parks and gardens, local vibe of the City – all mixed in on this full-day San Francisco bike tour;
  • See much more than you could cover on foot and what you wouldn’t get to on a driving tour;
  • Stop at the top coffee spot in San Francisco – Four Barrel Coffee on Valencia street with the Italo-French lineup of yummy lattes and cappuccinos.

Fun Bike Facts:

  • Great news for our bike tours! Starting from October 2015 the Golden Gate Bridge is free from tolls on people walking and biking, thanks to 7,000 people who signed the petition opposing these tolls.
  • Modern and vibrant Market Street got its first green bike lanes in 2010.
  • Over 3,500 people on bikes pass by the counter on an average weekday.
  • With bikes accounting for 67 percent of all vehicles, .Market street remains the most bustling social zone for bikers.
  • The iconic Embarcadero boulevard is three-mile long and stretches from AT&T Park to Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf.
  • San Francisco was built on seven hills, as you know. But with nearly 40 miles of shoreline, it is truly “The Bay City”, and exploring the waterfront is a must-do when in SF.
  • San Francisco has an ambitious plan of connecting the whole city by designing 100 miles of crosstown bikeways
  • The 500-mile San Francisco Bay Trail covers the shoreline in nine counties, passing through 47 cities and crossing four-and-a half toll bridges. Undoubtedly scenic experience, if you dare one day.
  • Four Barrel Coffee is considered one of the best coffee shops in San Francisco and not for nothing - the best beans in town, perfect croissants, arty installations, sculptural tables, big windows and great location will make you a fan of this coffee place. It's located really close to Mission Dolores Park, the legendary Mission San Francisco de Asís and San Francisco Armory, if you are into that sort of things. 

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Your tour: Fun facts, iconic places, local experience, great neighborhoods, friendly guide
Your guide: Bright, energetic, local, enthusiastic and fun! Your guide is your local friend.
Activity Level: moderate
Maximum travelers: 4
Pick up & Drop off: Lobby of your hotel or any place within San Francisco city limits
Start time: any time
Extra hours: If you are having a good time and want your San Francisco tour to last a little bit longer, you are welcome to do that. Please note: You will be charged $40 USD per extra hour.
Tipping suggestions: If you feel like you had a good experience, your guide would appreciate a tip. It's not mandatory. It's your decision whether you want to give your guide a tip.

What you get:

  • + Meet a local and make a new friend in San Francisco.
  • + Exciting fun communication with a local, not just boring history lessons.
  • + Ask your guide questions about any subject, get genuinely connected with your guide.
  • + Flexibility during the tour: changes can be made at any time to suit your individual preferences.
  • + Your personal tour guide focuses solely on you and makes sure you get the most out of your experience.
  • + Your personal travel consultant is at your service any time via email, facebook, skype or whatsapp. You will not feel alone with Friendly Local Guides.
  • + Must do + off the beaten path of the city.
  • + An authentic experience of local life.
  • + Local cozy cafes and restaurants with traditional cuisine and interior.
  • + Best coffee shops in the city.
  • + A photo session amongst spectacular San Francisco scenery that can be treasured for a lifetime.
  • + Special offers for taxi and hotels with good location and price.
  • + Expert local advice on what to do, where to go, and how to make the most of your time.

*This San Francisco Bike tour can be modified to meet your preferences

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  • It was such an adventure to explore the city on a bike together with the local tour guide. We visited the Castro, Alamo Square, Mission, Hayes Valley, Nopa and other places. My local guide had a great sense of humor, which made this tour much more enjoyable. I really had a great time.

    Douglas MacDougall, Australia, May 04, 2016

  • I loved, loved, loved the bike tour in San Francisco. My private guide has taken me to some extraordinary places and I could see how different SF can be when you tour it on a bike. I have only positive emotions left and I wish to choose San Francisco bike tours again and repeat the local bike tour in future.

    Geir Berg, Norway, May 04, 2016

  • Can I just say wow, cause that’s exactly what I had in my mind all the way. My guide took me to the most off the beaten paths of the city and it was a surprise to know that some areas of San Francisco can be really peaceful and calm. I was astonished by this bike tour and I am going to recommend it to any person who might be into it.

    Beatriz Santos, Brazil, May 04, 2016

  • It was incredibly fun. We really loved discovering the city of San Francisco on the bikes and with our private tour guide Rick, who guided us throughout the whole tour. It gave us a new fresh perspective on the city and we took plenty of pictures along the way. Thanks to Rick and San Francisco bike tour for giving us a chance to have this fun experience.

    Manon Moreau, Paris, May 04, 2016