Self-Guided Bike Tour

BIKE THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE: SAN FRANCISCO BIKE TOUR

Start your San Francisco bike rental adventure! Ride our exclusive Deluxe Infinity Shifting Priority Hybrid Bike over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito with our Free GPS-Audio Bike Tour, or rent an electric bike and without breaking a sweat, leisurely ride through San Francisco’s hills.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of this San Francisco by bike!

After choosing from an amazing array of bicycles (we recommend the chainless Deluxe Infinity Shifting Bike to make those hills a breeze) discover San Francisco's favorite attractions like Fort Point, Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower San Francisco, Marin Headlands, Palace of the Fine Arts, and much more! Ride past museums, historic restaurants, and the National Park Alcatraz Island while narrators give you dazzling insight into San Francisco's rich history.

Our GPS-Guided Audio Bike Tour, which gives you exclusive access to this tour, is included FREE with every bike rental.

Starting at $32

Skill Level

Approx. Time

4 hours

Distance

8 miles
couple tourists on bike tour enjoying the view at the famous travel landmark

Crissy Field

Crissy Field begun its transformation to one of San Fancisco’s most beloved open spaces in 1990. This former military airfield was restored to its former glory and is now a great place for a bike ride with perfect views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge. While you ride through Crissy Field, you’ll find plenty of space, beaches, gorgeous vistas, picnic tables, and tidal marsh habitat

You'll have the opportunity to stop at Crissy Field with your bike rental while on your tour!

Fort Point

Did you know Fort Point was originally built to defend the San Francisco Bay during the Gold Rush? Its last active conflict was defending the city during World War II.

Admire the Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Point on our GPS guided bike tour!

Golden Gate Bridge

At almost 9,000 feet long and 746 feet high, the Golden Gate Bridge is perhaps San Francisco’s most iconic landmark. If the US Navy had their way, the Golden Gate Bridge would have looked completely different, as they recommended the bridge painted with black and yellow stripes to ensure visibility.

Bike the Golden Gate Bridge

Sausalito

Located on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito is full of gorgeous views, a thriving art scene, and multitudes of award winning restaurants. Founded in 1822, Sausalito’s name was derived from Spanish for “little willow grove”, or sauzalito.

Admire Sausalito houses on the waterfront while on your bike tour.

Fort Mason

Built as a defensive point for the Union Army during the Civil War, Fort Mason was an important military facility for over 100 years. Now this landmark houses a hostel, numerous restaurants, theaters, art centers, and more.

Discover Fort Mason on a Bike Tour

Tiburon

Most likely named for the large population of leopard sharks found just offshore, this small hamlet is famous for its mansions, luxury boutiques, and quiet vibe.

Tour Tiburon with Wheel Fun Rentals' bike tour.
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Included with this

Self-Guided Tour


  • FREE GPS-GUIDED AUDIO BIKE TOUR
  • YOUR CHOICE OF BICYCLE
  • CELL PHONE MOUNT
  • ROUTE MAP & MAP HOLDER
  • A HELMET & Bike Lock
  • BIKE BAG TO HOLD BELONGINGS
  • GEAR RACK & BUNGEE

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Our experience was great! It is easy, the audio tour is giving you a lot of information, and give you the direction. The bikes are great and new. The people are really friendly. Thanks a lot Vincent!!! This tour is a must to visit San Francisco.

Nathalie Lodewyckx

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What to bring & wear


  • COMFORTABLE CLOTHES AND SHOES
  • SUNGLASSES
  • SUNSCREEN
  • WATER BOTTLE
  • YOUR CAMERA
  • SNACKS, OR CASH FOR LUNCH

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Tour FAQs

What should I bring with me? What should I wear?

San Francisco is known for its micro-climates, and it can get pretty windy and cold along the waterfront and when going over the Golden Gate Bridge. We recommend wearing comfortable layered clothing, a jacket, and athletic shoes. Our bikes come equipped with a tour bag to hold your personal belongings, as well as a rear rack with a bungee to hold a backpack, jacket, or item(s). Please note: we do not have storage at our stores, so only bring what you can take with you on your bike.

I’m not an athlete, do you think I can still bike the Golden Gate Bridge?

Yes – this is an easy to moderate ride that is mostly flat. The ride is on dedicated bike paths, away from heavy traffic, most of the time. You can customize your ride by utilizing the various gears, ride at your own pace, and make as many stops as you’d like. You can even get off and walk if you ever feel uncomfortable. We have riders of all ages and abilities ride over the Golden Gate Bridge. You do not need to be a pro-athlete at all.

What do I do with the bike once in Sausalito? Is there a place to return there?

We are one of the few rental companies who have partnered with Sausalito Bike Return. They will take your bike and return it to us, leaving you to freely explore Sausalito, and avoid the ferry bike line which can be as long as 2+ hours. If you decide to return by ferry, however, you can lock up your bike at the ferry terminal while you explore the town.

My child can ride a bike just fine, but I’m not sure he’ll make it all the way to Sausalito. What do you suggest?

A tandem bicycle is perfect for older children who might not be up for going solo just yet. The stronger rider controls the gears, steering and braking from the front seat, while the second rider helps to pedal from behind. The “tag-a-long” is a great option for children just getting a feel for their biking legs; it attaches to the back of an adult bike and allows the child to help with pedaling, or free-wheel if they’re not quite at that stage.

HOW LONG IS THE TOUR?

When biking the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito, expect about a 4-hour trip: about 2 hours for riding and 2 hours for sightseeing and the ferry trip back.

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