The ESSential SF BIKE TOUR

Discover SF’s must-see Neighborhoods, Most vibrant Art, Victorian architecture, and golden gate park from a cool local perspective. 

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ESSENTIAL Neighborhoods WE’LL VISIT

Mission District – We’ll start and finish here– it’s our home & SF’s most vibrant ‘hood.  A ‘city-within-a-city’, it’s SF’s oldest, hippest, and most diverse place. Home to incredible mural art, SF’s best burritos, and lots of cool history.
the Castro – home to SF’s most famous movie theater, legendary activism, and distinctive culture.
Duboce Triangle – SF’s smallest neighborhood and the heart of the famous wiggle bike route.
Alamo Square – home to SF’s most iconic Victorians and legendary views
Nopa – Grand Victorian architecture & shops
Panhandle – the start and oldest part of GG park
Golden Gate Park –  


  4 hours  •    12 miles (19km)  •    Moderate  •    Ages 13+

Bike Tour Overview

This San Francisco bike tour is the perfect introduction to the city and explore all of our favorite local sights.  Discover city’s world-renowned natural beauty and legendary neighborhoods this spirited ride highlighting the Golden Gate Park, Haight Ashbury, and the Mission District neighborhood. Along the way we’ll discover stunning views of the city skyline from the DeYoung Musesum and tour the lush landscapes and museums of Golden Gate Park. We’ll also learn the fascinating history of the city’s favorite parks, distinctive neighborhoods, Victorian architecture, and it’s forgotten World Fair.


  Tour Highlights

  • Explore the Deyoung Museum in Golden Gate Park and get a stunning bird’s eye view from the lookout tower of the Academy of Science’s living roof along with sweeping city and park views beyond. Then explore the museum’s lofty atrium gallery, incredible sculpture garden, and take a peek at the Japanese Tea Garden– the oldest in the USA– next door.
  • Enjoy a freshly-prepared picnic lunch from Cinderella Bakery, the finest Russian bakery in SF, know for their exceedingly-delicious rye bread and pastries. Later taste SF’s best Vietnamese iced-coffee or tea on Clement Street, the longest and most distinctive stretch of Asian-owned businesses in the city.
  • Get a breathtaking view of the Golden Gate Bridge from the mighty Pacific Overlook in the Presidio then descend down a hidden trail to Baker Beach for a raw and awesome view of the Bridge, the Marin Headlands, and Land’s End.
  • Visit the Victorian landmarks of Golden Gate Park including the Conservatory of Flowers and it’s color dahlia garden (seasonal).
  • Learn about the famous Haight Ashbury neighborhood and revel in it’s hippy landmarks, while discovering the city’s finest and most distinctive Victorian architecture.

  WHAT’S INCLUDED

    • Custom built tour bike and helmet.
    • Small group tour, with 6 or less people. Larger group or want a private tour? See all the sweet, customizable options.
    • Fully-guided tour experience from an awesome, wise local guide.
    • Ride snacks, coffee, water, and treats.
    • Professional quality tour photo gallery.

  REVIEW SPOTLIGHT

The combination of nature, bike riding and tour of the city appealed to us. We are close to 50 and typically take leisurely 10 mi rides at home, and we managed the approx 17 mile ride through SF just fine with Dandyhorse. They have customized a bike ride that provides a great tour of the … Read more "Golden Gate San Francisco Bike Tour Review"

Becky and Rob S., Washingtion, D.C.

We just rode along with Dandyhorse on the Golden Gate Bike Tour. What a fabulous tour. The bikes were in great shape and Dandyhorse had expertly scouted the route so that it had very few strenuous hills to climb. Dandyhorse is passionate and knowledgeable about the local architecture and history of San Francisco and it … Read more "Golden Gate San Francisco Bike Tour Review"

Tom R., Chicago, Illinois

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  RIDE NOTES

  • The Golden Gate Park bike tour covers a longer distance and some hills, taken at a leisurely pace over several hours. Not sure you'll have a great time on this moderately challenging ride? Let's chat about the ride and best tour options for you.
  • We will stop frequently to take in the sights, snack, and hydrate, including extended off the bike explorations and lunch.

  EXPLORE MORE

  • Continue your bike adventure and save big. Rent your legendary Dandyhorse bike after the tour for 30% off or get 20% off of any future tour! You'll receive a special discount code in your confirmation email.

safety-helmet  SAFE BIKING

We're serious about safe RIDING. Here's why: REad more here.
  • Our tours ride the safest, flattest, and most scenic routes in SF, period.
  • We have the smallest tour group sizes (6 or less) in SF to ensure the safest ride possible.
  • Ride the best tour bikes in SF – we custom build each bike to be the safest around.
  • Helmets are mandatory and there is an extensive pre-ride safety briefing

BEFORE & AFTER

  • Need a pre-ride coffee or post-ride refresher? Check out our legendary guide to the best of SF food, drinks, and things to do. We also love giving personalized tips-- just ask!

  EVERYTHING ELSE

  • Solo adventure? We love single guest but require 2 people to go on this tour. If you're the only one signed up on tour day, we'll happily reschedule you, offer a full refund, or set you up on an amazing self-guided SF adventure.
  • More than 6 in your group? Great! We offer crowd-pleasing, customizable options for larger groups, corporate events and teambuilding. We also offer private tours if you're looking for a more intimate and customized experience.
  • Gratuities not included. Please consider tipping your guide for great service (rent is expensive in SF ).