Heart Of The City Bike Tour

4 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


There’s no better way to immerse yourself in the magic of San Francisco than on a bicycle. The Classic is your introduction to the city’s colorful history and modern culture, with stops in its most vibrant neighborhoods, including the Mission, Castro, Haight-Ashbury, and Alamo Square/The Painted Ladies. We get to see Golden Gate Park as well.


  • Bike Rental and Helmet
  • Experienced Tour Guide

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Haight-Ashbury, Haight Street between Masonic and Stanyan, San Francisco, CA 94117

The Summer of Love 1967

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Civic Center, Off Of Van Ness, San Francisco, CA 94118

Symbolic of the new American empire out here on the west coast

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Painted Ladies, Alamo Square, Steiner and Hayes Sts., San Francisco, CA

The famous view!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Alamo Square, Hayes & Steiner, San Francisco, CA 94117

The park with the view of the painted ladies

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Hayes Valley, Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA

New trendy neighborhood where we meet in a repurposed shipping container. Great food for lunch after the tour and coffee before.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Mission District, Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Great food, architecture, people, parks and street art. From missionary farmland to latino heart of the city to the trendiest and most expensive part of town. A microcosim of the contrasts within the city and San Francisco's to evolve yet maintain its diverse character.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2019

Some call The Castro our "gaybourhood". A lot of history, culture, rainbow flags and cool buildings.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Golden Gate Park, 501 Stanyan St, San Francisco, CA 94117-1898

Beautiful Golden Gate Park. Bigger than Central Park in New York. We cruise around and take a break from the bustling city.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Streets of San Francisco Bike Tours, 1816 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117-2712

Yes we finish back where we began.
Great lunch to be had close by.

Duration: 1 minute

Additional information

  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Be sure to check the weather and bring layers (i.e. jacket, fleece, sweater)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Difficulty: Casually paced and safe bike-friendly routes that go through the streets of San Francisco but around the infamous hills
  • A minimum of 2 people per tour is required. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
Ninda P
August 2018

I totally recommand this bike tour with SOSFbiketours. It was great to be in a small group so we could stop, take pictures and talk about the neibourghoods we have visited. Also taste some good salty cake in Mission St !! We had a lot of fun and I learned many things about San Francisco. Josh a...

May 2023

This is one of the best tours I’ve ever done was travelling. Josh our guide was extremely knowledgeable, personal and aware of our safety at all times. The route was well planned, avoiding those hills of San Francisco as promised. It really gave me an insight into this beautiful city and I feel ...

February 2020

We had been to SF many times but were pleasantly surprised at how many new discoveries and hidden gems Josh showed us. As a native son of SF, he had lots of great stories and added a lot of color and context to our tour.

October 2019

Frank was awesome! Very knowledgeable about the city and gave great recommendations for restaurants in the area. Next time we'll do the bridge and Sausalito!

September 2019

Great way to enjoy the city. The starting point in Hayes Valley was a part of San Francisco we were not familiar with but arriving early, it turned out to be a good way to watch the locals enjoying a Saturday morning. Frank was an excellent guide. The tour started well with offers of sun protecti...

August 2019

Josh did a terrific job of showing us around the various districts of San Francisco. It was a treat to ride past so many areas where San Franciscans were enjoying a sunny Sunday afternoon. We saw disco roller skating, the bongo drummers in Haight, the latte set enjoying expensive hot chocolates,...

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