This extra special electric bike tour showcases the full natural grandeur of San Francisco via it’s most captivating vistas, parks, and beaches. This hilly route was once only accessible to hard-core cyclists but the electric bikes make this ride a delight. You’ll explore the city’s coolest neighborhoods, enjoy stunning panoramic views and get an up-close look at the Golden Gate Bridge.
Why choose this electric bike tour?
You want San Francisco’s absolute best views and an epic adventure that will show you the city like never before!
Bike Tour Details
- Explore SF’s absolute best views from Twin Peaks
- Full ride and exploration of the Golden Gate Bridge
- Discover the coolest parts of Golden Gate Park
- Epic panoramic views from SF’s best parks.
- Picnic at Baker Beach, the most beautiful beach in SF
Parks you’ll explore
Bernal Hill Park
One of SF most beloved local viewpoints and our personal favorite in the whole city. 360° panoramic views with looks out to the Golden Gate Bridge, Twin Peaks, downtown, and a spectacular perspective the SF Bay.
Billygoat Hill Park
One of SF’s greatest little hidden gems of a park with great views that frame Bernal Heights, Downtown, and the Bay.
Spectacular bird’s eye perspectives of the whole of San Francisco and the Bay Area from the center of the city. There is no more expansive perspective in SF and it’s best experienced by bike!
Golden Gate Park
A natural wonderland where locals go to play, this gorgeous oasis is 25% larger than Central Park, full of beauty and history to discover.
This once formidable military base has now been transformed into a sprawling parkland with epic views and houses the Golden Gate Bridge.
The most beautiful Beach in San Francisco with spectacular Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands views.
Taqueria San Francisco
SF’s best taqueria in our humble opinion. Run by 3 generations of the same family, this old school 24th Street staple (in the heart of Latin San Francisco), is notable for its exceptional quality and freshness every time. Great tacos, exceptional burritos, and spot-on salsa. Cash only. Vegan, vegetarian, and GF options.
This is a great little bakey on the back of the Bernal Heights neighborhood. We like to pick up treats and coffee here along the way.
Xiao Long Bao (dim sum)
Our favorite dim sum spot on Clement Street in the Richmond District. This spot is know for it’s huge and high quality variety of dim sum including it’s namesake soup dumpling.
Neighborhoods you’ll visit
Home to the Dandyhorse shop, this large and quirky neighborhood is home to SF’s tallest buildings, best coffee roasters, startups, and many of the world’s major tech companies’ world headquarters.
This locals neighborhood, is, not surprisingly, full of hills that yield spectacular views of the Bay and all the way out to the Golden Gate. It’s also the most consistently sunny neighborhood in San Francisco. Home to SF’s iconic Anchor Brewery, some of the city’s oldest residences, and the real most crooked street in SF (sorry Lombard).
SF’s oldest and most historic neighborhood, dating to 1775. The sunny Mission is packed with incredible food of all kinds, spectacular mural art, the beloved Dolores Park, and the oldest residential architecture on the west coast, dating to the Gold Rush. The Mission is also the heart of SF’s Latino culture, featuring the best Mexican food in the city, heritage events like Dia De Los Muertos, and an awesome lowrider car scene.
Bernal is a neighborhood full of charm and arguably the quirkiest architecture in SF. Beside being very hilly, it also features some of SF’s wildest streets and is connected by a network of staircases, slides, and miniparks. It’s a delightful neighborhood to get lost in. It’s crown is Bernal Heights Park, one of the most unique and largest hilltop parks in SF, with absolutely incredible 360° views of the city.
This manicured, hilly neighborhood is full of sparkling Victorian homes and city views. It provides a segway for our ride up to Twin Peaks.
The closest thing to Olympus in SF. This highest in SF neighborhood is all about the spectacular 360° views and the hilltop park of the same name.
This sprawling and diverse neighborhood borders Golden Gate Park to the south. This ‘hood is know for its hip surf culture nearest Ocean Beach and great Asian food culture in the inner neighborhood.
A diverse neighborhood with some of SF’s best food. We’ll stop at Clement Street., the main business district, which is like a 40-block long more diverse Chinatown packed with local goodness.
The country in the USA’s 2nd densest city. Mostly brilliant parkland, the Presidio is also full of cool old officer housing and WWI era military buildings that have been restored. Well see epic bay and ocean views here, as we picnic and ride to the Golden Gate Bridge.
The legendary neighborhood was made famous by Hippie movement and Summer of Love in the late ’60’s. Full of SF’s grandest Victorian architecture (and ‘painted ladies’), quirkiest shops, and best vintage stores. Located right next to Golden Gate Park.
This neighborhood is home to the famous Wiggle bike route, SF’s best small record stores, and finest beer bars.
This charming neighborhoods is one of SF’s smallest. It’s full of historic architecture, a great park, and more dogs and bikes than you’ll find anywhere else in the city.
- Pastries from a great local bakery
- Custom-built electric bike for easy pedaling – ride the best!
- Wireless-audio guide system so you don’t miss a thing while also getting the space you need.
- Super knowledgeable longtime local guide for the safest, best possible biking experience.
- Immersive iPad photo & video experience that brings stories and history to life.
- Tons of authentic local tips and advice on things to do before and after the tour. Pure gold!
- Drinks – our taco stops also include an opportunity to pick up a delicious beverage. Treat yourself!
- Gratuities – consider tipping your host for great service so they can make rent. 🙂
We characterize this tour as moderate. Physically the ride is easy.
Notes about this tour and why it’s moderate: the ride requires that you navigate many hills, some of which are steep. This ride also features a longer distance over several hours. Our bikes are well suited and safe for this terrain. The ride also follows quiet back roads and official bike routes the entire time, but you will have to share the road with cars at times.
Safety: We take safety seriously. There is an extensive pre-ride safety briefing and we provide the best quality helmets. See our safety page for more detailed information.
Questions: If you have any questions about the difficulty of this tour or if it’s right for you, please contact us, we’re happy to help!
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The Electric Bikes
Have more fun and never worry about the hills on our easy to ride ebikes.
We lovingly custom-build each electric bike to give you the best, safest, and most fun ride around. We promise they’ll be the best bike tour bikes you’ve ever ridden and a cut above anything else offered in SF. All our bikes are unique (like you!) but have the cool features you see below.
Arrival and setup (20 mins)
Here, you’ll receive an overview of the route and a safety briefing, get fitted to the bikes, and go on a test ride. Once you’re comfortable, you’ll be ready for adventure.
SoMa to the Mission District via Potrero Hill (15 mins)
Ride some of the city’s newest bike lanes through the epicenter of the world’s tech culture into the Potrero Hill’s Design District and through to the Mission District.
Mission District to Bernal Heights Park (30 mins)
Ride our favorite urban bike route through the city’s most culturally significant neighborhood pass tons of murals, taquerias, and colorful houses. Then, roll up to the top of über-charming Bernal Heights using e-bike power!
At Bernal Heights Park Feast your eyes on one of SF’s most distinctive views with a very special perspective on the Bay, Twin Peaks, and the Golden Gate. Make sure you get a turn on the awesome rope swing and pet the dogs while you’re there.
Bernal ramble, Holly Park to Billygoat Hill Park (20 mins)
Roll through quaint rows of hillside houses past delightful Holly Park as you wind your way up through the fancy Victorian homes of Noe Valley neighborhood. Along the way stop at Billygoat Hill, one of SF’s greatest hidden gems and views!
Top of Noe to Twin Peak Summit (20 mins)
Merge on to the very tippy-top of Market Street and you snake your way along one of SF’s most photo-worthy bike streets to the top of Twin Peaks. You’ve arrived at SF’s Olympus! Enjoy an epic panorama with an uninterrupted view of everything in the Bay.
Twin Peaks to Golden Gate Park exploration (25 mins)
Roll down a secret, eucalyptus-studded route through UCSF to Golden Gate Park. Get a look at the most historical and vibrant parts of Golden Gate Park, including its oldest building, stunning flower displays, two world-class museums, and its largest lake
Golden Gate Park to Baker Beach picnic (50 mins)
Ride through the diverse Richmond District and pick up lunch and snacks from SF’s best Vietnamese sandwich spot and/or the best Russian Bakery, then roll to Baker Beach for a picnic. Enjoy your delicious lunch goodies as you soak in the glory of the Golden Gate Bridge as you look out onto the grand expanse of the mighty Pacific and the Marin Headlands.
Baker Beach to the Golden Gate Bridge (40 mins)
Ride the bike lane along the cliffs to an incredible trail, past historical bunkers with dramatic views of the Golden Gate and the Pacific. Get out on the Bridge, learn its history at the visitor center, and enjoy all the best photo ops.
Golden Gate to the Presidio (20 mins)
Roll into the coolest parts of the Presidio. See historic military quarters, officers’ housing, and the Lucasfilm HQ before rolling up to it’s most spectacular viewpoint, Inspiration Point
Presidio to the Wiggle to Dandyhorse HQ (25 mins)
Presidio to the Wiggle to Dandyhorse HQ”]Zoom out of the Presidio down one of SF’s main bike thoroughfares, cutting through Golden Gate Park and through the care-free Panhandle to SF’s most famous bike route, the Wiggle. The Wiggle will take you to SF’s Main Street Market, where you’ll roll past tech world headquarters back to the shop.
Don’t worry, we’ll include a bunch of helpful details and everything you need to know for the tour in you confirmation email after booking. Here are some common questions, answered.
Where do we meet? Where does the tour end?
All tours begin and end in our bike workshop in the centrally local South of Market neighborhood.
Here is a map to our location.
How should I get to your location? Is there parking ?
If you are staying locally, we recommend getting dropped off here via taxi, Lyft, or Uber since it’s super easy. We’re also about a 25 minute walk from Union Square hotels.
If you do drive, there is free parking 2 blocks away at Costco. Here are directions to the lot.
Is biking in San Francisco safe?
The short answer is yes, very safe. Our tours leverage the experience of nearly 20 years of daily biking in San Francisco. Your expert local guide will lead you on the safest, most scenic bike routes and backroads in SF, and all of our tours ride at least 95% in official bike lanes. For more safety info, see our safety page.
Why not choose another tour company or just rent a bike and go on my own?
We’re curious travellers and appreciate authentic, high-quality local experiences, shared by passionate and knowledgeable locals. We deliver that on every bike tour we give, so you feel like your riding along with a good friend who knows all the best routes and places to explore by bike. You’ll experience the real San Francisco with cool longtime locals who are immersed in the city’s bike culture, food, and history. You’ll also get the most interesting perspectives on must-see landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park, while exploring the hidden gems beloved by locals.
In short, you’ll get an wholly authentic, non-touristy experience that provides a greater depth, better biking, and a complete local adventure that exceeds what you could do on your own.
What kinds of electric bike do you have? Are they easy to ride?
We custom build all our electric bikes in house, using the best parts around using steel frames from Trek and Specialized. We promise they’ll be the best bike tour bikes you’ve ever ridden, designed just for the special riding we have here in SF. They feature comfortable upright riding positions, extra safe brakes, wide tires, cushy saddles, and baskets so you can carry your stuff.
The bikes are very easy to ride and super fun. If you’ve never ridden an electric bike (like most of our guests), just know they function and feel a lot like a normal bike and you’ll get the hang of them in just a minute. The electric bike also allows you to choose how easy the ride is, so you can conquer the steepest SF hills (and enjoy the best views) without breaking a sweat.
Can kids come along? What are the age requirements?
Our electric tours are for age 15+. Our insurance company sets this minimum age and it’s standard throughout SF :).
Have kids younger than 15?
We do offer custom tours for families on traditional bikes. Just contact us and we’re happy to chat about details and set something up ideal for you.
Explore all of must-see SF on this adventure!
- Full ride of the Golden Gate Bridge
- Explore Golden Gate Park, SF’s grand central park
- See SF’s coolest neighborhoods via the best bike routes
- Discover SF’s finest Victorian architecture
- Picnic lunch in the park
Explore SF’s coolest local ‘hoods, views, and food.
- Bike SF’s hippest and most historic local neighborhoods.
- Discover SF’s best murals and oldest Victorian architecture
- Enjoy SF’s best tacos and epic views at Bernal Heights Park.
- Explore SF’s waterfront parks, piers, and best bay viewpoints