Golden Gate Park & Golden Gate Bridge in One Ride (9 Miles)

3 Hours

9-12 Miles

Level 5 of 9

By starting at our shop at 1816 Haight Street, which is only half a block from Golden Gate Park, riders can see two of San Francisco’s most famous attractions – both Golden Gate Park and the Golden Gate Bridge – on one ride. Your ride leads to Sausalito, where you can then board a ferry back to San Francisco. After disembarking in San Francisco, leave your bike (for a $10 drop off fee) at one of our shops on the San Francisco waterfront by the ferry terminals, or you can continue on and ride across town back to your starting point at 1816 Haight Street (no drop off fee).

There are two ways of reaching Sausalito from Golden Gate Park: the short (9 miles) and less hilly route (with only one or two hills); or the long and hilly (but slightly more scenic way along Land’s End) route, which adds three more miles and two more hills to the ride.  We will describe the rides to you and provide directions and maps at our shops, or you can view them both on the map above.

Please note that on weekends and during holidays and during the summer, lines can form for bringing bikes back on the ferries to San Francisco, so we recommend beginning early to avoid the lines at the ferries in Sausalito during those times.

Highlights of this Bike Ride

Conservatory of Flowers

Nestled within the lush expanse of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the Conservatory of Flowers is a beacon for bicyclists seeking a blend of botanical wonder and architectural elegance. As you approach this historic greenhouse, its pristine white facade and intricate Victorian design stand out amidst a backdrop of verdant greenery. Dismount and step inside to be transported to a tropical paradise, where rare orchids, vibrant bromeliads, and towering palms await. The various themed galleries, from aquatic plants to highland tropics, offer a sensory journey through diverse ecosystems. Outside, the surrounding gardens are perfect for a leisurely stroll or a picnic break.

Fort Mason Bike Path

Spreckels Temple of Music

Often referred to as the “Bandshell,” the Spreckels Temple of Music is a historic landmark that resonates with musical heritage and architectural grandeur. As bicyclists approach this iconic structure, they are greeted by its ornate neoclassical design, crowned with a golden dome that gleams under the Californian sun. The amphitheater-style seating invites visitors to take a break from their ride and enjoy the frequent live performances that fill the air with melodies ranging from classical symphonies to contemporary beats. The nearby tree-lined pathways and open meadows offer a perfect setting for relaxation.

Crissy Field

Japanese Tea Garden

Amidst the vast landscapes of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the Japanese Tea Garden stands as a tranquil oasis, beckoning bicyclists with its serene beauty and cultural richness. As you park your bike and wander through its meticulously manicured paths, you’ll be transported to a world of Zen, where koi-filled ponds, arched bridges, and traditional pagodas create a picturesque setting. The garden’s winding trails lead to enchanting features like the Drum Bridge and the five-story pagoda, each telling tales of ancient Japanese artistry. Don’t miss the authentic tea house, where you can savor a cup of traditional Japanese tea while overlooking the scenic landscape. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful retreat or a cultural exploration, the Japanese Tea Garden offers bicyclists a unique and rejuvenating experience amidst the urban sprawl.

Bike Ride Through The Presidio in San Francisco

Dutch Windmill

On the northwest end of Golden Gate Park is the majestic Dutch Windmill, standing as a testament to both history and horticulture. This iconic structure, with its large wooden blades reaching skyward, once played a pivotal role in irrigating the park’s vast landscapes. Today, it stands as a symbol of the city’s commitment to preserving its historical landmarks. Surrounding the windmill is the vibrant Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden, which bursts into a riot of colors during bloom season, offering a picturesque backdrop for a mid-ride break. The gentle hum of the windmill, combined with the scent of blooming flowers, provides a tranquil setting for bicyclists to relax and reflect.

Bike Ride Through The Presidio in San Francisco

Presidio National Park

Once a military fort, the Presidio now stands as a testament to nature’s resilience and the city’s rich history. Winding bike trails lead you through dense forests, serene meadows, and along rugged coastlines, offering breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Pacific Ocean. Historical landmarks, such as the iconic Officers’ Club and the picturesque Main Parade Ground, provide intriguing pit stops along your ride.

Bike Ride Through The Presidio in San Francisco

Fort Point

Nestled right beneath the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Point is a historic treasure that bicyclists touring San Francisco shouldn’t miss. As you approach this Civil War-era fortress, you’ll be captivated by its red-brick architecture and the dramatic backdrop of the bridge’s towering arches. The fort’s well-preserved interiors offer a glimpse into 19th-century military life, complete with authentic cannons and barracks. After exploring the fort, take a moment to relax on the seawall, where the crashing waves and panoramic views of the bay provide a serene setting. The nearby multi-use trails are perfect for cyclists, offering a scenic route along the waterfront.

Bike Ride through Fort Point in San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge

Pedaling towards the iconic Golden Gate Bridge is a rite of passage for every bicyclist in San Francisco. As you approach this majestic marvel of engineering, the vibrant “International Orange” hue stands in stark contrast to the azure skies and waters, creating a sight to behold. The dedicated bike lanes ensure a safe and exhilarating ride across the 1.7-mile span, where you’re treated to unparalleled views of the city skyline, Alcatraz, and the distant Marin Headlands. Feel the cool bay breeze on your face and hear the distant hum of traffic and the rhythmic beat of your own heart. Once you reach the Vista Point on the northern end, take a moment to capture memories with photos or simply soak in the panoramic vistas. Riding the Golden Gate Bridge is more than just a cycling experience; it’s a journey through the heart and soul of San Francisco.

Bike Ride Over the Golden Gate Bridge


Just a scenic ride away from the bustling streets of San Francisco, Sausalito awaits bicyclists with its charming Mediterranean ambiance and breathtaking waterfront views. As you coast down the winding paths into this picturesque bayside town, you’re greeted by a mosaic of colorful houseboats, boutique shops, and art galleries. The town’s laid-back vibe is perfect for leisurely rides along the shoreline, where the shimmering bay meets quaint cafes and seafood eateries. Don’t forget to treat yourself to a gelato or a refreshing drink as you watch sailboats glide gracefully in the harbor. For those looking for a longer adventure, the nearby Marin Headlands offer challenging trails with panoramic views of the Pacific. Whether you’re exploring the town’s artistic corners or simply enjoying the seaside serenity, Sausalito is a bicyclist’s haven, offering a delightful escape from the city’s hustle and bustle.

Bike Ride through Sausalito

Old Mill Park

Tucked away in the heart of Mill Valley, Old Mill Park is a serene haven that offers bicyclists a delightful respite from their journey. As you pedal through its leafy trails, you’ll be surrounded by towering redwoods that whisper tales of ancient times. The park’s centerpiece, the historic Old Mill, stands as a testament to the area’s lumbering past. Meandering paths lead to babbling brooks and charming footbridges, making it a perfect spot for a mid-ride break. Benches scattered throughout provide opportunities to relax and soak in the natural beauty, while the nearby playground is a hit for those traveling with young ones.

Bike Ride through Old Mill Park in Mill Valley


Glistening on the shores of the San Francisco Bay, Tiburon is a gem that beckons bicyclists with its coastal charm and panoramic vistas. As you ride along its scenic pathways, you’ll be treated to views of the city skyline, Angel Island, and the majestic Golden Gate Bridge. The town’s Main Street is lined with chic boutiques, art galleries, and waterfront restaurants, offering a blend of luxury and laid-back vibes. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the historic Ark Row, a collection of converted boat houses that now house quaint shops and eateries. For those seeking a longer ride, the Paradise Loop offers a challenging yet rewarding circuit around the peninsula.

Bike Ride through Tiburon, CA

Ride Through Golden Gate Park &
Over the Golden Gate Bridge

Reserve your bikes online and receive 20% off. Every bike includes the following:

  • Bike rental
  • Helmet
  • Lock
  • Custom map
  • Bike fitting & orientation
  • Rear rack for bags & purses

Ride Through Golden Gate Park & Over the Golden Gate Bridge

Reserve your bikes online and receive 20% off. Includes the following:

  • Bike rental
  • Helmet
  • Lock
  • Custom map
  • Bike fitting & orientation
  • Rear rack for bags & purses