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Mount Tamalpais

Mount Tamalpais: Our most recommended tours and activities

San Francisco: 1-Day Bike Rental

1. San Francisco: 1-Day Bike Rental

Decide where you want to ride and then head out from Fisherman’s Wharf to discover the sights of San Francisco. You’ll be outfitted with a current-model bike, helmet, front handlebar bag and rear gear rack, map, and route instructions. Just tell the local staff how many miles you wish to ride, and they’ll show you a great route that includes all the best sightseeing stops the Bay Area has to offer. Your tour will take you on bike paths and over mostly flat terrain. You’ll receive a guide that provides recommendations on favorite local rides. You can keep the rental bike for 24 hours.

San Francisco Self-Guided Bike Rental

2. San Francisco Self-Guided Bike Rental

Bike the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito and Tiburon. The most popular route will begin at Fisherman’s Wharf by the Powell/ Hyde cable car turnaround. Cruise along the car free national park bike path on a mostly flat bike ride through the Aquatic Park, Fort Mason, the marina and Presidio National Park to the base of the bridge, where historic Fort Point is located. You’ll cross the bridge on the sidewalk with stunning views of the city and bay. Then just a 10 minute downhill ride will take you into the charming bayside town of Sausalito. Once there, most people choose to grab a bite to eat, relax, shop and enjoy Sausalito’s famously wonderful weather. From there, the ride will only get better. Cruise by a funky houseboat community through the marshlands and into historic Old Mill Park in Mill Valley, where you will be able to see California’s famous Redwood trees at the base of Mount Tamalpais. Continue along a gorgeous waterfront bike path to the quaint fishing town of Tiburon, where you’ll find more great bayside restaurants and shops. From Tiburon or Sausalito, you will be able to hop on the ferry with your bike and come right back to San Francisco.

Other Sightseeing Options in Mount Tamalpais

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What people are saying about Mount Tamalpais

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 119 reviews

It was perfectly arranged. The bicycles were ready and after signing the papers we could immediately set off. We were given a map and some tips for places to visit along the way. I did think the bikes were a bit old, in terms of value for money. But we didn't encounter any problems beyond that!

Great friendly staff and good bikes too. Easy to follow path to the GGB and Sausalito which was well worth it! Couple of hills but not too big. We went out early around 8am and the bridge was very clear.

Fast service, explanations of the routes. On the other hand, it is better to buy the ferry tickets for the return from Sausalito by yourself.

Highly recommended, cycling in San Francisco is so cool. Bikes were of excellent quality, as was the friendly welcome.

Great opportunity for a small city exploration on your own.