San Francisco is known for its beauty—from its stunning skyline to the Golden Gate Bridge. A great way to see the city is to pedal your way around town.
The city's planned San Francisco Bay Trail features 500 miles of walking and biking paths around the entire bay. Here are a few of our favorite biking routes. (Note: If you care more about leisure than fitness, avoid the city's famous hills!)
Presidio Easy Loop—You can admire the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Angel Island along this easy two-mile ride through Crissy Field. Gourmet coffee food trucks are often parked along the way, so you can stop for a warm latte on colder days.
Golden Gate Park Loop—This 7.5-mile path of paved trails is family-friendly and passes by two dog parks, a carousel, and a playground. On Sundays, the park's main entrance is closed to cars, so it's a great day to explore.
Fisherman's Wharf to Sausalito Pier—This 8-mile route takes you from Fisherman's Wharf across the Golden Gate Bridge to Ferry Pier in charming Sausalito. It will take about two to three hours, but you can't beat the scenery. Then take the ferry from Sausalito back to the city.
Getting bikes: JUMP by Uber and Bay Wheels by Lyft (formerly Ford GoBike) are two popular options for quick bike rentals. You can rent an electric assist Jump bike for about $2 every 30 minutes. These bikes provide a boost every time you pedal. Visit the Jump or Uber app to find out more. For Bay Wheels visit the Bay Wheels or Lyft app, and a single ride is available for $2 for 30 minutes, and $3 for each additional 15 minutes.
Maybe your budget is ready for a personal guided bike tour? Let us know, and we'll help arrange that.
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