Total tour distance: 8 miles
Daily tour distance: 8 miles
Difficulty: 30 / 100
Starting at any one of our Fisherman's Wharf locations, beginner to experienced riders will be thrilled to travel east along the city's majestic waterfront. Along the way, circle around the historic Municipal Pier, climb through Fort Mason, and cruise past the stately bayside homes of the Marina. Nestled between the Marina and Presidio neighborhoods lay one of the city's historic jewels, the Palace of Fine Arts. Visit the architectural gods and angels of the awe-inspiring rotunda, as you traverse the lagoon and fountains of this celebrated gem. Be sure to check out the nesting swans that migrate here every spring to lay their eggs.
Crissy Field is next on the biking adventure, home to restored marshlands, wide bike path and grassy knolls perfect for picnicking. The Golden Gate Bridge and Bay views from here are expansive and the area has many stops including the Warming Hut cafe, just off the Torpedo Wharf Fishing pier. Next is the unused military lookout at Fort Point, positioned beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. The view from here is well-known for inducing a case of vertigo (ahem, Hitchcock)!
The ride peaks with the amazing ride across the Golden Gate Bridge on a wide bike path with spectacular Pacific and Bay views. Riders coast two miles downhill into sunny Sausalito- the charming seaside village home to endless cafés, art galleries and restaurants. Ferries graciously escort riders with bikes back to San Francisco riders, or ambitious riders can ride back and hopefully catch a California sunset!
Self-Guided Tour: Sausalito to Tiburon
This is the road less traveled.
Although many culminate their cycling journey in Sausalito, for others it is only the beginning. Ride out of town on the well marked Bay Trail into the Bothin Marsh. Cyclists will cross several wooden bridges and pass a few practicing little league teams before turning onto Tiburon 8 (as it's known in these parts). The bay front road wiggles around the peninsula that splits Mill Valley into West and East.
Once on the eastern side- the area, locally known as Strawberry, affords a winding shoreline ride to the inner sanctum of Southern Marin. From Seminary Drive, riders are truly on the back roads, getting an up close and personal view of Richardson Bay. The way is so peaceful it is home to a Monastery, an Audubon center and a Wildlife Sanctuary!
From here the road becomes a stretch of shoreline named Blackie's Pasture Park. Well- thought out playgrounds and ample grassy soccer fields dot the path to the destination village of Tiburon. Though a shark in Spanish, Tiburon really possesses only adorable shops, delicious food, and clear blue views of San Francisco. Riders can turn off one last to me to visit most-exquisite Belvedere. Or simply arrive downtown to enjoy food and beverages while waiting for return ferries to bring everyone back to the big city.
Shops open daily 8:00 AM.
Self Guided Tours Include: Up to 24-Hour Bike Rental, Helmet, Front Handlebar Bag, Bike Bell, water cage, Kryptonite Lock, Rear Rack and Bungee, Map & Map Holder, Custom route instructions.
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