San Francisco in a Half Day by Electric Bike

Ride through the city highlights from Golden Gate Park to Mission District and the Painted Ladies

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 6 Reviews · 4.00h 15 max · San Francisco, United States

Want to see the best of San Francisco in just a few hours, and get a little exercise along the way? Then ditch the traffic and parking nightmares and join an e-bike tour that’ll show you the iconic sites and local neighborhoods of the city with electric-powered ease. With a small group and friendly local guide, explore Ghirardelli Square in Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park, The Painted Ladies, and more, and get the inside take on Haight-Ashbury and the best burrito in Mission District!

  • Explore San Francisco by e-bike
  • Meet near Ghirardelli Square
  • Views of Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay
  • Ride along San Francisco's marinas and wharfs
  • Discover the beauty of Golden Gate Park
  • Head back to the 1960s in Haight-Ashbury
  • The "Painted Ladies" of San Francisco
  • Visit iconic neighborhoods including Mission District and The Castro

After meeting your small group and your fun San Francisco guide near Ghirardelli Square, you'll hop on a modern electric bike, strap on a helmet, and set off to explore the best of the City by the Bay. Wind through the Panhandle into Golden Gate Park and take a trip to the 60s in the hippy heartland of Haight-Ashbury, and ride south along famous Wiggle bike route before heading into the colorful Castro neighborhood. Plus you'll explore the historic Mission District and more on this half-day exploration of San Francisco.

San Francisco Half-Day E-Bike Tour Description

  • Your 4-hour city tour includes:

  • Modern electric bike rental

  • Bike helmet and optional basket included

  • Guided tour of San Francisco

  • Haight-Ashbury, The Castro, and Mission District neighborhoods

  • Golden Gate Park, Painted Ladies, the Wiggle bike route, and more!

  • Friendly local San Francisco tour guide

  • Maximum group size of 15

Start the Adventure in Ghirardelli Square

Your day begins just off of Fisherman's Wharf in Ghirardelli Square, where your engaging local guide will be waiting to begin your city discovery. Now home to shops and a luxury hotel, the entire city block was the headquarters of Ghirardelli Chocolate until 1963. After a little introduction to your e-bike, your guide, and the rest of your small group, you'll strap on your helmet for a journey through the Golden City.

A city known for its many hills, people often ask is San Francisco good for biking? With our electric bikes, the answer is absolutely yes! Thanks to pedal assist and bike lanes across the city, an e-bike is the ideal way to see San Francisco.

The Panhandle and Golden Gate Park

As you depart the bustle of the marinas, you'll reach the narrow stretch of trees and paths know locally as the "Pan." See impressive redwood and cypress trees as you pedal towards the grand entrance to Golden Gate Park.

In Golden Gate Park, take in the natural beauty as you head down the paths of the third most visited park in the United States. With the windmills, statues, and even a Japanese Tea Garden, there's always something to see as you pass through this beloved San Francisco hangout. You'll follow the Wiggle bike route all the way to Haight-Ashbury.

Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood

Depart the tranquility of Golden Gate Park and follow your guide into the neighborhood of Peace and Love. You'll see where the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Sly and the Family Stone created music based on the philosophy and culture of the hippies in the 1960s, along with a diverse range of shops, restaurants, and murals that maintain the neighborhood's history. Your storytelling guide will point out famous locations that changed art and music forever.

Painted Ladies, The Castro, and the Mission District

San Francisco is full of color and vibrancy and you'll see the best of it as you continue your journey through the city. In Alamo Square, take in the iconic Victorian houses painted in stunning pastels, including the home of the Tanner Family from the Full House TV show. These are the city's most famous residences, known affectionately as the "Painted Ladies."

Color is raised to a whole different level in the Castro. Home to one of the country's oldest and most influential LGBT communities, the rainbows across the Castro are full of meaning and culture. Next, your guide will lead you to the Mission. Named after the site where Spanish missionaries set up their first church, the area is now home to much of San Francisco's Latino roots, restaurants, and history. These two diverse neighborhoods let you see a whole different side of the city.

At the end of your tour you'll wave goodbye to your friendly guide, and they'll be happy to give you some great local tips about where to eat and what to do with the rest of your time in the city.

What you get with this tour
Modern electric bike rental
Bike helmet and optional basket included
Guided tour of San Francisco
Haight-Ashbury, The Castro, and Mission District neighborhoods
Golden Gate Park, Painted Ladies, the Wiggle bike route, and more!
Friendly local San Francisco tour guide
Maximum group size of 15
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Worth it
03 October 2022
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William wiedeman

4 of us did a private 4 hour. It was an incredible way to see the city and all its great parks. The ebikes made it super easy to enjoy the 4 hour tour. Our tour guide John was fantastic. Will do this again.

Great Bike Tour!
30 March 2022
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Reviewed by
Madison Torres

We had a wonderful time on our bike tour. The bikes are actually e-bikes, so there it was basically no effort at all. We were a bit worried that it was going to be a super workout, but you literally breeze right over the hills of San Francisco! Our guide was knowledgable and seemed to have an interesting story at every turn of the city. I highly recommend!

Best way to see San Francisco!
21 March 2022
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What a great trip around the city. We were a bit unsure when we booked, because we had never been on an e-bike before and didn't want to make this a sporty tour. We were assured that it would be easy and it was! This was my wife's and mine first trip to SF and we saw all the main highlights including the Mission District and The Castro neighborhoods. The e-bikes were great up the hills with minimal effort and our tour guide told us fascinating stories about the history of the city. I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the city for the first time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

You'll meet your guide on Beach Street in Fisherman's Wharf, right by Ghirardelli Square. They'll be at the Unlimited Biking Office.

What to bring?

Some water, clothes and shoes you can cycle in, and a jacket if it looks like rain. You'll also need a passport or ID card for the bike rental.

What to bring?

Some water, clothes and shoes you can cycle in, and a jacket if it looks like rain. You'll also need a passport or ID card for the bike rental.

Do I need to be super-fit to join this tour?

Not especially. The tour moves at a steady pace with regular stops, and the bikes are also electric assisted. So long as you're comfortable riding a bike and have a reasonable fitness level, you should be fine.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, it's run by one of our trusted and vetted partners in New York. They're a specialist bike company who we know uphold our high standards.

Where to meet?

You'll meet your guide on Beach Street in Fisherman's Wharf, right by Ghirardelli Square. They'll be at the Unlimited Biking Office.

Can I bring my kids?

Kids will need to be at least 16 years old to ride an electric bike, and under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.

Does this tour include hotel pickup?

No hotel pickup is included on this tour. You’ll meet your guide at the designated meeting point.

Total: $85.72

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