There are faster ways to travel, but bicycles can take you places you’ve never been and reveal your destination in a whole new light. In celebration of this delightful, immersive mode of transport, here are four great bike tours around the West.
Streets of San Francisco Electric Bike Tour
The hilly streets of San Francisco can be hard on the lungs, but your guide will lead you on the flattest routes. And if your legs begin to tire, you’ve got an electric motor to help you get up, down, and around some of the city’s most notable neighborhoods and attractions. From its starting point in Fisherman’s Wharf, this four-hour tour takes you past a lineup of iconic landmarks, from the TransAmerica Pyramid and Aquatic Park to the Painted Ladies Victorian homes of Alamo Square. This being San Francisco, the weather can vary from one neighborhood to the next—so can the atmosphere. You’ll cruise through the increasingly tech-dominated Mission to the Haight-Ashbury district, where elements of ‘60s hippie-dom still cling to life, before making your way to Civic Center and along the bay’s edge back to the start. From $89/person.