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Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour

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Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour
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icon3 to 6 hours  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Explore San Francisco with this 2-day combo: a guided bike tour plus admission to Alcatraz Island. Venture to the infamous prison in the afternoon to hear audio commentary about former inmates like Al Capone. On the prior day, cycle along the waterfront from Fisherman’s Wharf and ride over the Golden Gate Bridge into Sausalito via the car-free national park bike path. Your tour includes a full-day bonus bike rental.
  • Experience San Francisco with a combo bike tour and Alcatraz admission
  • Explore the infamous prison of Alcatraz on a self-guided audio tour
  • Enjoy a bike tour over the Golden Gate Bridge into Sausalito
  • All-day bike rental and Alcatraz admission included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

It’s a value package that checks off two must-do’s in San Francisco. Tickets to Alcatraz often sell out, so this is a great way to guarantee admission. Plus, you can keep the bike for any remaining hours and continue exploring San Francisco or Marin on your own.
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Use of bicycle
Professional Tour Guide
An insiders ride through San Francisco streets!!
Official Alcatraz ticket, including ferry ride to the island (Value $39.90)
Food and drinks
Optional tour guide gratuity
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Optional ferry ticket from Sausalito to SF ($14.50 USD; payable to supplier at time of travel)
  • Alcatraz Landing , Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    Alcatraz Cruise Directions: Go to the Groups window at Pier 33 to collect your ticket. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure and present your departure time, ticket quantity, first and last name as well as Bay City Bike's company name. Don't forget to bring your ID's!

  • 2661 Taylor St , 2661 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    Departure point for your bike tour (will be held the day prior to your Alcatraz Tour): 2661 Taylor Street. All guests must arrive at least 45 minutes before tour departure time.

  • Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
    1/10/2022 - 7/2/2023
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    Sausalito , Sausalito, CA 94965, USA

    After the bike tour concludes in Sausalito, riders can utilize our Sausalito drop-off (additional cost), take their bike with them back on the ferry to San Francisco (additional cost), or ride back. Bikes due back by closing at 2661 Taylor Street (Fisherman's Wharf Tour Center).

    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Comfortable shoes and clothes, water and sunscreen are recommended; dress in layers as weather is likely to change quickly
    • The date you book is the date you will visit Alcatraz Island.
    • After confirming your booking, you will be given a precise Alcatraz departure time. Once on the island, guests may leave at any time as ferries depart every 30 to 40 minutes; the last departing ferry is usually 6:30pm.
    • The Alcatraz date cannot be adjusted after booking
    • All travelers first and last names are required upon booking
    • For security purposes, a government-issued photo ID is required for all guests to board the Alcatraz ferry
    • Self-Guided Audio guided tour lasts between 2.5 to 3 hours
    • Alcatraz audio tour is available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Mandarin, Portuguese and Korean
    • Alcatraz voucher and a valid photo ID for all travelers will be required to pick up your Alcatraz tickets at Pier 33
    • Your bike tour will be reserved for the day before your Alcatraz trip.
    • Your guided bike tour starts in Fisherman’s Wharf and takes you along the National Park Bike Path.
    • Bike Tour is 9 miles and lasts up to 3 hours.
    • The bike tour concludes in downtown Sausalito.
    • Credit card with ID (one per party) is required to be on file for a security deposit
    • Bike helmets are provided and recommended
    • Bike tour departs at either 10:00 AM (year-round), 11:30 AM (July-August), or 1:00 PM (March-October).
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Ferry tickets from Sausalito to San Francisco are not included in ticket price.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Bay City Bike Rentals & Tours
    This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
      Q:
      What is the policy on sanitization during Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour?
      A:The policies on sanitization are:

      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
      See all safety measures taken by Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour.
      Q:
      What is the social distancing policy during Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour?
      A:The policies on social distancing are:

      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
      See all safety measures taken by Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour.
      Q:
      What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour?
      A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      See all safety measures taken by Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour.

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      • "Bike tour stopped regularly which was fine for the parents, and challznging enough for the boys (some steep hills!" See review
      • "Our youngest was 10 and needed help up hillls, it’s busy too with other tours but we’ll worth it." See review
      • "The bikes really get you in the mood to explore this amazing city." See review

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      star-5
      Highly recommend!
      April_C
      , Apr 2022
      My family of four (including two teens) had a great time. Reza was patient, nice, and very informative. I was nervous if I could keep up, but the upgrade to the e-bike made It easy to do. Great photo ops and a fun way to explore to see the sights!
      star-3
      Great but not for all ages
      JamieTsukakoshi
      , Mar 2022
      The views were breathtaking and the guide was very informative and friendly. But I would think twice if you have young kids. It says the ride is for beginners and all ages, but I have a 6 and 8 year old and I can say that there are a few steep hills and roadside cycling next to cars that are definitely not suitable (thankfully I chose to do tandem with my youngest)
      icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
      Thanks Jamie. We do host 100s of families with kids a year and do our very best to describe the ride well before departure as well as have a map on the handlebars to follow. I’m glad we were able to accommodate your family with a tandem when you came in and needed to make a bike change. Also very happy to know your group was with our tour guide who are trained in accommodation of varying needs. The ride is 75% bike path and we always recommend riding carefully when it switches on the downhill to Sausalito.
      star-5
      Great bike adventure...
      Dave_D
      , Sep 2021
      Great bike adventure across Golden Gate Bridge and our guide was very indormative. The trip to Alcatraz was enjoyable. Loved hearing about the history.
      star-5
      San Francisco 50th birthday!
      Shevela_H
      , Sep 2021
      After a few minor incidents with booking, mainly Alcatraz booking by viator we had the best experience
      star-5
      Informative and fun
      Angela_F
      , Aug 2021
      Bike tour was informative and fun! Judy was a great tour guide please ask for her if u take the bike tour!
      star-5
      Excellent Tour
      Patrick_B
      , Jul 2021
      The tour had good bikes, beatiful sights, good narration (Adam good job), and was fun. Be sure you and your family are up for a 9 mile ride with hills.
      star-5
      Great 2 day tour
      Janet_R
      , Jul 2021
      The guided bike tour was a lot of especially riding through the Golden Gate Bridge. Our guide was very patient, knowledgeable, and attentive. Mike bike chain popped off twice during the ride and she came back to make sure we were ok. Always keeping track of the entire group. She also took great pics of us all many great sites. We also had a great time at the Alcatraz tour the next day. It was very informative and the being able to use our own devices to listen to the audio tour was a great idea. This 2 day tour was definitely worth it especially since it guarantees the trip to Alcatraz which is hard to get tickets to because it sells out fast.
      star-1
      Never book with Viator again
      Tanja_M
      , Jul 2021
      The trip had a date, after booking you realize that it’s a two day trip and it was not mentioned in the description that it is on two different days. Just a few days after booking Viator called to ask if we could switch the two days which was fine with me. But ever since then I only got information about the bicycle tour and didn’t hear anything from the Alcatraz tour so that it was unclear if we can do the Alcatraz tour. Even when I called Viator they couldn’t tell me more and told me to get in contact with the cruise supplier. In the end we could do both and the trips themselves were great.
      icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
      Im sorry you had any trouble with the viator website- we could've tried to help if you had called us too. Im glad in the end both the tours went well and were great! Cheers!
      star-5
      Bike tour and Alcatraz
      Blanca_S
      , Jun 2021
      I booked the guided bike tour across the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz about a month before my visit to SF since it sells out , Had not been in a bike in a while but I think the bike tour was my favorite, Adam our tour guide was very knowledgeable , kind and funny . He made the experience great and informative, just FYI if you have not been in a bike in a while I would suggest you upgrade to electric bike because those hill are no joke . For sure an experience to remember! Next day went to Alcatraz and everything went seamless my 14 yr old has a blast
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      star-5
      Fun San Francisco Adventure
      Janet_K
      , Jun 2021
      So much fun! What a great way to see the city! Perfect family activity for 12 & 15 yr old kids! Loved having the bikes for the day so we could do mire sightseeing after the tour. We would definitely do it again.
      star-4
      Must do!
      Nicolle_K
      , Jun 2021
      Blake was very friendly and incredibly patient. I was constantly at the back of the group and he didn’t yell at us and waited. Good tour. Worth the money for sure!
      star-5
      Beautiful views
      Madeleine_C
      , Mar 2020
      We loved our golden gate bridge cycle tour. It gave us stunning views of the bridge and other major sites along the way. We were a group of 6 which felt intimate. Sausilito was beautiful and lots of nice opportunities for lunch/wine/ice cream to reward us after the cycle. It was then easy to get the bikes back on the ferry. Would definitely recommend
      star-3
      Good but not any different than going your own
      Eliseo_V
      , Jan 2020
      We did the bike tour first, please consider that it will be auto booked the day BEFORE the Alcatraz tour. On this tour the guide was little rude to us as my son was lagging little behind the group. Since the very first stop she was marking we should go fast, did not like at all. We kept up for most of the trip And besides pictures there was not much info or insight from the guide once we passed the bride we decided to part off and go slower, the bright side was that she took great pictures, I think she had photo training. On the Alcatraz no different than going by your own, just book ahead. Over ok but it is not worth it if do your homework book ahead and save time an money
      star-5
      Fun way to spend the day
      Fleur_S
      , Nov 2019
      The Alcatraz tour was busy but very organised. From boarding the ferry to introduction at the base of Alcatraz. The audio guide is a must and make sure you go for a walk outside around the perimeter. The Golden Gate Bridge ride was fun and our guide Steve very informative. Spend some time in Sausalito before heading back on the ferry. Do the tours on two different days so you are not rushed.
      icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
      Thank you so much for your sharing your experience, it means a lot to us! I am so glad you enjoyed both the Alcatraz tour and the bike tour. I am delighted that you had a great time with Steve as your guide. We hope you'll come see us again soon! Thanks again, Ashley
      star-5
      Very fun tour
      Kathleen_D
      , Sep 2019
      I booked this tour mostly to secure tickets to Alcatraz because this was a must do on my trip. The bike tour turned out to be one of the most memorable parts of our vacation. We opted to upgrade to the electronic bikes and although unnecessary, they were a lot of fun. I recommend the E bikes if you can afford it. We took the bikes through SF after the tour and the E bikes made it a lot easier to bike all day. I would recommend this tour to people who want to get a feel of the city and visit Golden Gate bridge, it was so much fun to ride over the bridge.
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      star-2
      Tour OK, but the shop had an attitude that was not appreciated.
      Christian_T
      , Aug 2019
      First, our tour guide Adam was great, calm, accurate and interesting to listen to. I give him 5/5. What was extremelly dissatisfying was the shop and the staff there. First, they offer insurances for equipment damage, they even charge flat tires. The prices for repair without insurance is just to scare you to buy into it as you are a tourist and want to have no trouble, but OK. What really annoyed me was how stressed everyone was, they wanted you out on the road as fast as possible. Our youngest wanted to have a test ride so he could feel comfortable and safe before cycling out in the SF trafic. OMG, this was a BIG issue for the staff, we had to stand our ground, but they were clearly annoyed. I would think safety of the customers would be of some importance. Our kid is an experienced bicyclists but needs time to adjust to new situations, this was apparently very annoying for them. Also at the reception, the manager was annoyed he had to repeat information as we felt he talk to fast for us to be able to register what he said. Not a good start of the tour, I would go somewhere else, I am sure they have good tour guides too.
      star-5
      Great to get out of the city
      Gillian_H
      , Aug 2019
      The bike tour is definitely a great way to get out of the city and see the real beauty of San Francisco. We had Steve as our tour guide and he taught us loads about the history of SF that you would have to search hard for elsewhere. Our youngest was 10 and needed help up hillls, it’s busy too with other tours but we’ll worth it. Alcatraz audio amazing too.
      star-5
      Very good tour for families
      Idegroote1
      , Aug 2019
      Interesting info given by the guide, Adam. Bike tour stopped regularly which was fine for the parents, and challznging enough for the boys (some steep hills! :)) Alcatraz was impressive
      star-5
      Very Satisfied!
      Oceanwavescabo
      , Jul 2019
      This was our first time in San Francisco and it was amazing! I highly recommend doing this tour package. Our bike tour across the Golden Gate Bridge with Bay City Bikes was awesome! Our bike guide, Eli, was amazing as well as all the other employees at Bay City Bikes! Eli was so friendly and fun and taught us a lot about the City. The pros of doing a tour with this company is you are with a group and you are not having to navigate on your own. The roads are busy and narrow. So for safety reasons it's nice to be with someone who is familiar with where you are going. Sausalito was gorgeous! Could have spent all day there! Eli took us off the beaten path to some other beautiful spots that we probably would have missed on our own. So worth your time to do this. The views over the bridge is breathtaking! Alcatraz was worth it too. Totally satisfied! Viator was very easy to book through!
      star-5
      Highly recommended!
      Alison_L
      , Jul 2019
      2 fantastic activities over 2 days! Bike tour took us to places we wouldn't have thought of going with a knowledgeable guide, but we thought you needed to be a competent cyclist to manage it - some of our tour found it too hard and dropped out. We loved it and to have the bikes for 12 hours was a real bonus. Alcatraz the next day was brilliant- get there early to collect your ticket though and remember that everyone in the party who is over 18 needs photo ID.

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