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Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf
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Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf

By Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours
San Francisco and its iconic attractions sit on the tip of a relatively small peninsula—it’s not a sprawling city, and great to explore by bike. On this tour, explore the city and surroundings at your own pace with the freedom that comes with traveling by bicycle. Start at Fisherman’s Wharf and head to North Beach, Chinatown, and Haight-Ashbury, or bike across the Golden Gate Bridge. Curbside pick-up is available to ensure a contactless rental experience.
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€33.77
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€33.77
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Ages 5-99, max of 999 per group
Duration: 10h
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Highlights
  • All equipment is sanitized before and after rental with no human contact required!
  • Independent bike tour of San Francisco with full-day rental
  • Explore as much of San Francisco and the surrounding area at your own pace
  • A great way to exercise while on vacation
  • Opt for purchasing a ferry ticket for a return trip from Sausalito

  • Full day bike rental
  • En route roadside assistance
  • Helmet, Bike lock, Bike bag
  • Map and Map-holder
What's not included
  • Guide
  • Optional ferry ticket (16.00 USD; payable to supplier at time of travel)
  • Electric Bike upgrade ($45)

Begin your independent bike tour by picking your bike up at Fisherman’s Wharf for a full-day bike rental. Your bike includes a bell, water cage, bike rack, bungee cord, storage bag, helmet, and lock. Spend a day exploring San Francisco at your own pace. From Fisherman’s Wharf it’s a short ride south to North Beach, and from there to Chinatown and Union Square. Alternately, travel west to Fort Mason, the Presidio, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Where you go is up to you. Since you have a full-day rental, you have enough time to cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge. From there, see the city skyline and Alcatraz Island in the middle of the bay, and head to the charming waterfront town of Sausalito. If you’ve bought ferry tickets from the bike shop, easily board the ferry from Sausalito back to San Francisco. Finish by dropping your bike off at the original pickup point.

Departure details
  • 2661 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Meet us at our main shop in Fisherman's Wharf to collect your bike rental. We will give you the best directions to go to the Golden Gate Bridge.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3306RENT

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Rescheduling is available in the event of inclement weather
  • Infants must be at least 6 months old and able to sit up to use a baby seat or bike trailer
  • Children age 4-11 can use kid bikes or Tagalongs
  • Comfortable shoes and clothes, water and sunscreen are recommended; dress in layers as weather is likely to change quickly
  • Helmets are provided and recommended, though not required
  • Visitors are required to maintain 6ft of social distance from other parties and staff.
  • Curbside pick-up is available for all rentals. Bikes will be brought out to you and likewise you can leave them outside upon your return.
  • All staff is required to wear PPE to ensure everyone's safety. Visitors will be asked to come wearing their own PPE. Masks are available for sale for those that do not have their own.
  • Staff will disinfect the equipment before a safety demonstration so you will know that it is clean.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf?
How much is Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf?
Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf price starts from €33.09. Discover and book Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf on Tripadvisor
What is the Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf cancellation policy?
Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf?
Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf is hosted by Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3306RENT

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

703leandrad
703leandrad
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Best experience
Highly recommend booking, if you’re considering experiencing San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge. My tour guide name w
louisepV9593JM
louisepV9593JM
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Holiday Highlight
The bike tour was a highlight for our California holiday. Judy our guide was the best! Fun and informative, she
Cliff C
Cliff C
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Do not use this bike rental/tour company!
Absolute waste of time! Booked a very expensive 4 hour bike tour, which started at 11am. Arrived at 10.30am (as su
Jason M
Jason M
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Not good at all
Maybe communication? It was pouring down rain and I called three times to see if it was cancelled. Never called m
MiamiTwins21
MiamiTwins21
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Active Bike Ride to Sausalito
Great ride. Thank you Judy for a great tour! Some areas are quite steep and challenging. A good, scenic workout for
prpht
prpht
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Be careful
I don't recommend this service, it's predatory. Went last Saturday after reserving 3 E-Bikes earlier that morning.
Jim C
Jim C
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Bike the bridge
Great guide Elie (I think) very knowledgable and took the tour at a manageable pace for everyone. Weather was great
sarahwY7574ZO
sarahwY7574ZO
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A fun way to see the city
So much fun on this bike tour, you get to see so much of the city and it’s fairly easy on electric bikes as long a
Knaepie
Knaepie
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Bad experience with electric bike rental
Hired an electric bike, 75$ for one day. Up and down Sausalito battery was about empty so halfway I had to return t
PCS_VCS
PCS_VCS
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Ebike Rider to Sausalito
Thank you so much, Steve for the smooth ride to Sausalito! Thank you as well to the team for allowing me to try on
kathleenwA9160VT
kathleenwA9160VT
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Great experience
Rick was great! Make sure you bring a sweatshirt, you’ll go through about 4 different temperature rises and falls!
juliegO172JY
juliegO172JY
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Awesome bike tour around San Fran
Fantastic bike tour! Just the right amount of miles. Lots of info on the town. Highly recommend but not for a begin
G2464XVtimm
G2464XVtimm
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Disappointment tour
Had to wait a lot of times because bikes were broken during the tour. didnt see very much of the city. Better to hi
533emilyq
533emilyq
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Fun experience!
Our lead guide was informative & engaging; the back-up guide also had some fun information & was helpful when I nee
paulmercieca22
paulmercieca22
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Excellent bike tour! Would recommend to all!
We really enjoyed our electric bike tour of San Francisco! Adam our tour guide did such a great job, and was very i
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620garethd
Belfast, UK17 contributions
So we opted to rent the bikes on a self guided cycle to Sausalito to return by Ferry.

Bay city rentals staff were super friendly and helpful. As is common practice today a $200 deposit was reserved on the booking card which was released instantly upon return of the bikes. The bikes were in good condition and checked fir size and tyre inflation and brakes etc before release. The staff member gave us a brief walk through of the big features and locks etc before explaining how we accessed the bike path down the street. Each bike had all the necessary equipment and it was super straight forward. There was also a little laminated map on the handlebar bag should you need it. Having said that if you did need that map and managed to somehow get lost in your pursuit of the largest landmark west of the the the Grand Canyon I would suggest you’re a one of a kind and you have my sympathies 🤣🤣

The shop is at the turning circle of the Bay and Taylor stop of the cable car.

When we got to Sausalito which is a pretty adventurous cycle the ferry’s will take you and your bike back to SF. They advertise limited bike storage on the ferry but in practice they had room for upwards of 50/60 bikes if not substantially more. The last bikes on are the first bikes off but it’s a gamble leaving it to the end as there may not be space.

Check ferry times for getting back to the bike rental shop and closing times of Bay City Rentals.
Return of the bike process was again effortless.

I would use BCR without hesitation in future and I highly recommend them.
Written 16 October 2022
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HBarn
Dorchester, UK93 contributions
Bikes were absolutely fine and we had a good day. We had pre booked our bikes online. When we got there to pick up the bikes there were a lot of staffing seeming to do nothing and one on the desk. The queue built up and they eventually got more to help on the desks. Drop off was much better. Would recommend
Written 18 May 2022
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OPal
2 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Great experience hiring these bikes, worked well & cheap insurance. Recommend the independent tour so you have time to explore on your own and spend as much time as you want in certain areas. The only tip is that the ferry charges are more expensive from the shop as opposed to buying them in Sausalito.
Written 27 November 2019
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ReservationsDesk
Thank you so much for your feedback and for your recommendation! It means a lot to us that you took the time to write about your good experience. I am so glad that you enjoyed the bikes and the independent tour route. The ferry tickets we sell at our shops are open ended tickets and are valid on either of the two ferry companies in Sausalito at any time, hence the price difference. Buying the tickets in advance also allows you to skip the line to buy tickets at the Ferry. I apologize if this was not explained to you at check out- it should have been. I am sorry for any inconvenience we caused you and am happy that you loved the bikes! Thanks again and we hope you'll come visit us again soon! Ashley
Written 27 November 2019
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Mike H
1 contribution
Apr 2022
1 pm April 18. 6 of us rented e bikes to ride the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito.
We were told they would need a credit card number and a “$3000.00” hold for damage deposit. What we wern’t told is that they actually run it through as a purchase.
On to the ride. It was good until we crossed the bridge and started the downhill to Sausalito. One bike kept quitting and the e assist didn’t work always. After a stop break in Sausalito we decided to head back when we saw a weather front coming in and started riding up the hill. The e assist continued to work off and on. We decided that between all of us we could get back without calling for help and having six of us wait. Especially with the weather issue.
Once we got back and explained what happened, we were asked why we didn’t call for help. We expected and felt that a “regular bike” charge would be fair. No go!
“You paid online” we were told.
After a lot of discussion and going to the manager, we were promised a $20.00 refund.
Eventually this did happen.
The real kicker was the “hold of $3000.00” that was run through. The refund rate 4 hours later was $200.00 less due to exchange. I would think that a hold was just that. Not actually run through.
If the opportunity comes again, we will not rent from them again and would not recommend this vender.
Written 24 April 2022
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ReservationsDesk
Hi Mike, We run authorizations, not purchases, for deposit, as unfortunately bikes are vulnerable to theft; this is the same thing hotels do when you check in. Once bikes are returned, authorizations are dropped from our side... but we cannot control your bank’s side. We haven’t had a call from your group saying yours wasn’t dropped, so guessing you wrote this and realized all is well. Kindly reach out if you need assistance from us to expedite your bank’s efforts, thanks!
Written 25 April 2022
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Chook
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
Do the most part I had a good day out until I had a breakdown. Got a flat tire on the way into Sausalito. Rang for help, was told to get the ferry, call when back in San Francisco and someone would come meet me. Did just that but once I got to Pier 1 and called was told bring bike to nearest shop…2miles/3km walking bike to the shop! Got there no apologies no concession, not much concern. I had planned on it using back, so ended up costing me the ferry ticket and the hassle of walking a bike thru people back to the store. Very disappointed in the customer service/care and ultimately lack of empathy on bike return. So no, I would not use this hire place again!
Written 3 December 2021
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Hi Chook, Your experience sounds awful, but we don’t think you have the right company, as there are many in SF. We don’t have your name in our system (Chook from Dubai), and as there are only 3 phone operators, none had this experience as described (nor would we do this to a customer). If you think otherwise, please email us with your receipt to baycitybike@baycitybike.com. Thanks!
Written 4 December 2021
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Matteo
1 contribution
Sep 2019 • Couples
we rented two bikes for the whole day, paying a surcharge to get insurance coverage. after an hour of use my bike broke, becoming unusable. I had to take a bus back to the bicycle depot .. open claim for refund amount (I had paid extra insurance) but this reimbursement did not happen. don't rely on them. they have old and poorly maintained bikes and it's not a serious company! there are so many rentals .. go elsewhere !!!
Written 21 September 2019
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Dear Matteolambretta, We are sorry to hear that you experienced issues during your rental. We offer a $4 per bike optional damage insurance that covers any damage to our equipment bike during your rental. We also have roadside assistance to quickly swap out bikes that experience issues during your rental duration. All you have to do is call and we will dispatch your problem. If you were charged for damage after purchasing insurance, then this was done by mistake. Please contact us with more information so we can reverse these charges for you. Thanks! John
Written 23 September 2019
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alejandro c
San Francisco, CA4 contributions
The bike that we rented was not working properly. It was a frustrating experience. When I complained. They just said to file a complaint and they didn’t even review the bike.
The manager was the worse of the staff
Written 5 August 2019
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Sorry to hear this. When folks rent we require them to test ride and come back during the test ride If there are any issues. If any problems occur during the ride we include free emergency rescue service; seeing that you are local we wish you had just called us as we would’ve brought you a replacement bike. It would have been so easy to resolve during the ride! Finally although you aren’t privy to our operational procedures we do mark bikes that people complain about and send them to the mechanic for review. The customer service staff you encountered would not take care Mechanical issues
Written 5 August 2019
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Sydney Traveller
Sydney, Australia8 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
This was a trip highlight for me on my recent stop over in San Francisco. I would recommend it to anyone. It is especially nice after a long flight to move the legs and get some fresh air and amazing views over the bay. The cycle path is very easy to navigate. A round trip from Fisherman’s Wharf, around Chrissy Fields and over the Golden Gate Bridge and back again takes just two hours and it is absolute heaven. It only costs $8 USD per hour to rent the bike. They give you a map and their phone number in case you run into any problems. Take a bottle of water and put it in the little front pocket they provide on the bike. I loved this bike ride so ,ugh, I did it twice. 😊
Written 17 July 2019
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StreetwiseSmart
Cornwall, UK214 contributions
We hired bikes for the day and boy did we cover some miles - across the Golden Gate to Sausalito (and back again), Presidio, Golden Gate park, Haight Ashbury, Palace of Fine Arts, and of course the Wharf. We were out all day and experienced sunshine, cloud and showers, but we just kept peddling. Some of the best sights and greatest memories came from those ‘little gem’ sights that are always off the beaten track. Never mind the trolleys - get a bike and explore the worlds smallest big city (it’s only 7x7 miles apparently, so there’s really no excuse!). The bike rental was easy, and the bikes sturdy (and comfy!). The best way to see San Fran.
Written 5 June 2019
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Greta M
1 contribution
Oct 2020 • Friends
The electric bikes were so easy to use! I was a little nervous because I had never used one before, but Andy explained everything clearly and was so personable and sweet. He is a truly wonderful employee! I would do it again in a heartbeat!
Written 14 October 2020
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