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Streets of San Francisco Guided Electric Bike Tour

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San Francisco, United States
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icon3 to 4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Explore the streets of San Francisco on two wheels. This easy guided bike tour takes you to many of the city’s most notable neighborhoods and attractions. Pedal past the Transamerica Pyramid and through bustling North Beach; peruse the Mission and Castro districts and the Haight-Asbury, home of 1960s hippie counterculture; and visit popular sites such as Fisherman’s Wharf and AT&T Park. Your guide will provide information and history on local landmarks en route, and there’s also a stop for lunch (added cost). At the end of the tour there’s even time to do your own exploring.
  • Bike tour of major San Francisco neighborhoods
  • See landmarks such as the Transamerica Pyramid, AT&T Park and Aquatic Park on flat terrain throughout the city
  • Explore neighborhoods including the Mission, the Castro, North Beach, Barbary Coast and NOPA
  • Take a break to purchase lunch from a SOMA food truck and sip coffee in the Haight
  • Bike rental and all safety equipment included
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Current Year Model Beyond Cloud Electric bike outfitted with bell, map and map holder, front handlebar bag, rear bike rack, lock and key, water bottle holder, comfy seat and shock absorbents.
4-hour Guided bike tour of San Francisco with professional Tour Guide
All day bike and equipment rental
Water
Lunch
Optional Tour Guide Gratuity
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

2661 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Departure Time

11:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your starting point is Fisherman’s Wharf, where you’ll pick up your bike (and if you like, upgrade to an electric bicycle) as well as all safety equipment. Then it’s off to explore San Francisco! Don’t worry about the hills—your savvy guide is well-versed in all of the flattest routes, as well as some hidden nooks known only to locals.

 

While it may be foggy and cool in one neighborhood, it may be sunny and warm in the next, so dressing in layers is your best option. The tour includes 10 photo stops, which double as informational stops where your guide will shares facts, stories and history on local sights. Food and drink breaks along the way include an optional lunch at a roaming pod of gourmet food trucks, and a coffee and tea break in the Haight (all food and drinks are at your own expense).

On this four-hour tour, you’ll wind your way through North Beach alleyways and past the Transamerica Pyramid before coming upon the former Barbary Coast, once a den of concert saloons, dance halls, and brothels. Then you’ll make your way around AT&T ballpark and pedal past San Francisco’s colorful Victorian and Edwardian homes, including Alamo Square’s famous “Painted Ladies.”

You’ll continue through San Francisco's Latino Mission District (also a hub of DIY culture), Civic Center—home to San Francisco City Hall—and the colorful Castro and Haight-Ashbury neighborhoods, then on through the newer NOPA (North of the Panhandle) neighborhood and Polk Gulch, with its bevy of bars and restaurants. The route will take you past some incredible street art, and the ride’s leisurely pace helps provide an authentic feel of each distinct area.

Your guided bicycling adventure concludes at Aquatic Park in Fisherman’s Wharf, but this doesn’t necessary mean you’re done cycling. The bicycle is yours to use for the rest of the day.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Fisherman's Wharf
The tour begins in one of the only true Fisherman's Wharfs left in the country. Tour departs from our Fisherman's Wharf Tour Center at 2661 Taylor Street.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Washington Square
The tour will take you from Fisherman's Wharf into Little Italy. The first stop is at Washington Square Park, located in between St Peter & Paul's Church, Mommas restaurant, and some of the best Italian restaurants San Francisco has to offer. This stop provides great views of the TransAmerica building, Coit Tower, and Russian Hill.
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Coit Tower
Donated by a widow of the Firefighters union Coit Tower pays homage to all firefighters, with it's fire hydrant design.
Pass By:  
Transamerica Pyramid
Wind through the alleys of the Financial district
Pass By:  
Exploratorium
Pass by the exploratorium, filled with science projects for everyone! Come back after the tour for some family fun!
Stop At:  
Ferry Building
Another iconic landmark of San Francisco! Designed in 1898. The Ferry Building was remodeled in 2003 to be a food retailer and market. It used to be the second busiest transit terminal until completion of Golden Gate and Bay Bridges
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
The Embarcadero
Ride along the bike-friendly path along the Bay waterfront!
Stop At:  
Oracle Park
Recently renamed Oracle Park, riders can see the home of one of America's best baseball teams, The Giants!
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
SoMa
After the ferry building ride through the tech district and the design district through the industrial and cool SoMA (South of Market) district.
Stop At:  
Clarion Alley Murals
See the talent of our many Street Artists while riding through Clarion Alley. Stop to take a picture of your new favorite piece, and maybe even meet the artist that made it!
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Mission District
Traditionally a very Latin-American part of San Francisco, now borders with hipsters! Ride through Mission and Valencia Streets and see all the beautiful taqeria's, vintage stores, and amazing thrift stores!
Stop At:  
Mission Dolores Park
Stop atop Dolores Park at the "fruit shelf" for one of the best photo ops of the downtown San Francisco Skyline.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
The Castro
Home of Harvey Milk and the LGBT movement, this neighborhood is steeped in rich history, vibrant colors, and a fabulous attitude!
Pass By:  
Duboce Triangle
Ride your bike through the wiggle- a popular local cyclist route from the Castro into the Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood.
Stop At:  
Haight-Ashbury
The tour includes a 30 minute lunch stop at our Golden Gate Park shop, 622 Shrader Street. Riders can get off their bike and walk around the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, or grab a sandwich from the local Haight Street Market. Haight-Ashbury is where the hippie movement began one summer of love. As you ride by you will hear the faint sounds of music by Janis Joplin and the Grateful dead - who owned homes near The Haight during the summer of love.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Panhandle - Golden Gate Park
Ride alongside the daily commuters and experience life like-a-local! along this short ride to the entrance of Golden Gate Park.
Stop At:  
Alamo Square
The famous painted ladies and the backdrop of San Francisco! One of the most original and iconic photos of San Francisco will be taken here in this quintessential San Francisco park, Alamo Square Park.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Hayes Valley
You will ride through this trendy upscale neighborhood with beautiful shops and resturants. You will see the Opera House and the SF Symphony on your way from Alamo Square to Civic Center.
Pass By:  
Civic Center
San Francisco's Civic center has some of the most beautiful Architecture- City Hall lights up in different colors each night, and you can see the lawn out front with a Spanish Retiro-park feel.
Pass By:  
Lower Nob Hill
Ride along the Polk Gulch from Civic Center- a neighborhood that has seen it all! It was the original LGBT district of San Francisco. First Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco was on Polk Street in 1972.
Pass By:  
Aquatic Park
See the iconic views of Ghiradelli Square, the Hyde Street piers, The Maritime Museum and the neighborhood Russian Hill.
Stop At:  
2661 Taylor St
Your bike tour will end back where it started, in Fisherman's Wharf at our 2661 Taylor Bike Shop.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation for this tour will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Credit card with ID (one per party) is required to be on file for a security deposit
  • Minimum age is 13 years or older
  • For electric bikes, full-day equals life of 1 battery, approximately 20-25 miles (32-40 km) depending on use
  • Helmets are required on this guided tour
  • Comfortable shoes and clothes, water and sunscreen are recommended; dress in layers as weather is likely to change quickly
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions.
  • Riders must be confident riding in city streets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bay City Bike

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Streets of San Francisco Guided Electric Bike Tour?
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 Streets of San Francisco Guided Electric Bike Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Streets of San Francisco Guided Electric Bike Tour?
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 Streets of San Francisco Guided Electric Bike Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Streets of San Francisco Guided Electric Bike Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Streets of San Francisco Guided Electric Bike Tour.

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The electric bike was great and...
Erin n
, Oct 2017
The electric bike was great and helped a ton on the big hills. It made the ride a lot more enjoyable. We enjoyed the trip through the city, over the bridge and down to Sausalito. The only thing I would say is that they have too many in the group.
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Great way to see the city. Biking...
Allyson B
, Sep 2017
Great way to see the city. Biking across the Golden Gate Bridge was a highlight.
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We had a fantastic time on this bike...
Rachel
, Apr 2015
We had a fantastic time on this bike tour! We felt like locals cruising through the streets of San Francisco, and learned a lot about all the different neighborhoods from our guide, who was super friendly. The city is very bike friendly, and picking up/dropping the bikes off was a breeze. My highlights were seeing the murals in the Mission District, stopping at a popular local coffee joint, and spending time in the Haight. Highly recommended!
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We had a great time. What a...
Garrett R
, Jun 2014
We had a great time. What a wonderful way to see the city. It is a little bit of a workout so don't plan a bunch of other physical activities that day, you will be exhausted. We enjoyed our tour of the city street, what a unique way to see San Francisco!!!
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