• Activities:

    Cycling, Chillin

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

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Exercise, beers, and a ferry ride. Views from the bridge are breathtaking. Duration: 3-4 hours.

Riding your bike across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito, and then enjoying some drinks on the back deck at Sam's, is a great way to spend a nice day. The views along the way are simply breathtaking. After your ride and a day of fun in Sausalito, you can return to San Francisco by ferry. It's about 8 miles from Crissy Field to Sam's. The trip usually takes 3 to 4 hours.

Photos: J_Bergez

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  • Light jacket
  • Sunglasses
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My first bike ride and i loved it! trail is easy to follow. Only difficult parts are 1 semi steep hill to the bridge and biking back to return the bike through busy streets. (I rented bike) Sausalito is a beautiful small town with delicious food, kind people and you can ferry back and enjoy a boat ride!

17 days ago
17 days ago

Hopping across the Golden Gate Bridge is a rite of passage for most tourists, who either walk or cycle over this 80-year-old structure fairly tentatively. For good reason - cross winds, fog and loud traffic make for a tough ride. Locals whistle at twice the speed through the same 10ft-wide channel, so though crossing the Bridge is a must, it should also be taken on with the calmest temperament.

9 months ago
9 months ago

Fun way to get some exercise and experience the Golden Gate. And I highly recommend taking the ferry back.

about 2 years ago
about 2 years ago

This is a lot of fun for older children and adults. There are places to rent cruiser bikes or bring your own! Give yourself enough time to stop along the way for photo ops and sight-seeing. We timed it so that we were taking the ferry back from Sausalito at Sunset, and it was beautiful!

about 2 years ago
about 2 years ago

Best not to do it in the summer when it will likely be foggy and cold. Best seasons are spring and autumn.

over 2 years ago
over 2 years ago

Beware of biking/walking tourists. They like to jump in front of you ;)

over 2 years ago
over 2 years ago

Chill, enjoy the tourists, the wind, the hill: steep climbs up to the bridge so take the ferry back. Forgot your bike? plenty of places to rent

almost 3 years ago
almost 3 years ago

You can either bike back from Sausalito or bike further down to Tiburon and take ferry (or bike) back to San Francisco.

over 3 years ago
over 3 years ago

Done this many times. This is my #1 favorite thing to do when friends and family visit. It isn't too strenuous, and you get amazing views of SF, with the option of taking a ferry back.

over 3 years ago
over 3 years ago

there is nothing better than Bob's Donut , it just awesome

over 3 years ago
over 3 years ago

If your coming from the Mission, take Polk St back and stop at Bob's Donuts along the way. Great end to an awesome day.

about 4 years ago
about 4 years ago

I highly recommend trying the "24 Hour Carnitas" at Copita Tequileria Y Comida in Sausalito.

over 4 years ago
over 4 years ago

watch out for cars...and tourists

over 4 years ago
over 4 years ago

watch out for trolley tracks

over 4 years ago
over 4 years ago

Great adventure, but make sure you abide by all traffic laws. The cops won't hesitate to slap you with a ticket for not stopping at stop signs or stop lights even if your on a bike.

over 4 years ago
over 4 years ago

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