How and where to rent a bike in San Francisco

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Renting a bike in San Francisco is one of the most popular tourist activities while visiting the Californian city. Although the central part of the city has somewhat challenging slopes, the waterfront, parks and the crossing of the Goden Gate is an experience suitable for everyone.

One of the most popular fashions and trends among tourists is cross the famous Golden Gate Bridge. You can do it with guided tours or solo. In both choices it is possible to opt for an excursion to Sausalito, and then return by ferry.



To facilitate and encourage the use of the bike, San Francisco offers spaces and lanes reserved for cyclists, as well as excellent specific signage. Bike rentals almost always start at Fisherman's Wharf or near Pier 39, one of San Francisco's most touristy spots.

Tour

I guided tours are one of the best solutions to see the main attractions of the seafront by bike San Francisco and surroundings. Tours depart from Fisherman's Warf, pass through the National Park, cross the Golden Gate Bridge, and descend to the coastal town of Sausalito. From here you can return by ferry or ship to San Francisco.

Where to rent a bike

There are several tourist bike rental shops in San Francisco and they are scattered throughout the Californian city. Even if the offer is very wide, we recommend that you rely on Blazing Saddles, one of the most important and well-known agencies for bike rental in San Francisco. Here you can find bikes of all kinds, cheap prices and the possibility of taking part in guided tours.

Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals and Tours
2715 Hyde Street – San Francisco
Email: info@blazingsaddles.com
Website: www.blazingsaddles.com



If you arrive by car, no problem, there is a large car park nearby parcheggio.

Bike rental prices

The price of renting a bicycle starts from 8 dollars perNow, while the rental cost daily is 32 - 36 dollars. There are also tandems and electric bikes with pedal assistance at a higher price.


If you prefer to ride in a group, guided tours are organized. The rental price of a tour Cycling in San Francisco varies a lot depending on the bicycle model. For example, the Golden Gate guided tour costs $ 55 per adult and $ 35 for children.

In addition to the rental cost, a deposit which will then be returned upon delivery of the bike.

The price of the bike rental also includes helmet, storage bag, route map, chain and lock.


Cycling around the beautiful San Francisco waterfront and Golden Gate will be a unique experience full of emotions, highly recommended. Remember that if you decide to cross the bridge, you must do it on the left sidewalk, as the right side is intended for pedestrians.

How and where to rent a bike in San Francisco
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