Explore San Francisco’s defining districts and lesser-known neighborhoods on this 4.5 to 5-hour bike tour. During your approx. 12-mile (19.5-km) route, cycle through the Mission, the Castro, Civic Center, bohemian Haight-Ashbury and more as you learn about the city’s history and landmarks from your knowledgeable guide. Avoiding the majority of the city’s famous hills, see the iconic ‘Painted Ladies’ of Alamo Square and get up close to the Castro Theater, City Hall and other famous sights. Numbers limited to nine people, ensuring a small-group experience.
Make your own way to the prearranged location in the Hayes Valley district to meet your guide. Then, strap on a helmet and hop onto your provided bike. After a comprehensive safety briefing, set off along the city streets. The pace is leisurely and follows a safe route that avoids the city’s steepest hills, allowing you to listen to your guide’s enlightening commentary and take in the sights.
Riding in tandem with your guide and small group, pedal through the city’s eclectic neighborhoods. Discover the famous Haight-Ashbury district, where bohemians once flocked; cruise along the vibrant streets of the Mexican-influenced Mission; ride by the iconic Castro Theater in the Castro; and be wowed by the imposing San Francisco City Hall in the Civic Center. You’ll also explore the Panhandle, NoPa (North of the Panhandle), SoMa (South of Market), Golden Gate Park and Lower Haight, stopping occasionally to snap photos and rest your legs.
Admire the ‘Painted Ladies’ of Alamo Square, as well as other colorful Victorian and Edwardian houses that line city streets. Observe the locals that give each neighborhood its own distinct character and charm, as your guide shares facts and anecdotes about the city’s history and sights.
Roughly halfway through your tour, break for lunch at a local cafe, taqueria or food truck (own expense).
After 4.5 to 5-hours, your tour concludes back at the original start point.
Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.