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Bay Area

WEEKEND GETAWAYS

Essentials

Price

$350

($50 Solo Rider Supplement)

Trip Length

2 Riding Days

Pickup & Dropoff

Start - San Francisco

End - San Francisco

Distance

30 - 70 miles per day

Difficulty

Easygoing - Moderate

Itineraries

Get out of town on two wheels. Weekend getaways give you a taste of the good life, but get you back to the city in time for the work week. Choose one of three two-day bike rides with one night of camping around the Bay Area to get you exploring in the great outdoors.

San Francisco - Point Reyes

San Francisco - Bodega Bay

San Francisco - Half Moon Bay

Day by Day

 

Orientation | San Francisco

Get yourself and your bike organized. We’ll personally walk you through how to deal with basic bike mechanics for the journey ahead, camping set up, and essentials overview. We'll help you pack your panniers, and off you go!

 

Day 1 | San Francisco - Point Reyes | 46 miles

Starting at the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, cycle past Sausalito and through the North Bay. You'll ride by farming pastures and past reservoirs with the option to stop and taste some local produce at cheese factories along the way. Cut out to Tomales Bay, and ride along fishing towns to Point Reyes. You'll spend the night tucked away in the Redwoods just beyond in Samuel P. Taylor Park. 

 

Day 2 | Point Reyes - San Francisco | 39 miles

Head back towards the Coast, and bike south along the 1 to the Bolinas Lagoon Open Space Preserve. Take a beach break at Stinson Beach before climbing up the side of Mt. Tamalpais for incredible views of the Bay along beautiful forested roads. Cycle through the North Bay to the bridge, and cross back into the city over the Golden Gate.

Day by Day

 

Orientation | San Francisco

Get yourself and your bike organized. We’ll personally walk you through how to deal with basic bike mechanics for the journey ahead, camping set up, and essentials overview. We'll help you pack your panniers, and off you go!

 

Day 1 | San Francisco - Bodega Bay | 72 miles

You'll leave San Francisco, and head through the small North Bay towns of Sausalito, Ross, San Anselmo, and Fairfax. Shortly before lunch, you'll take a turn towards the Petaluma hills, and enjoy miles of rolling farmland and rural countryside. Enjoy a picnic lunch, pond-side at a local cheese factory before continuing through Marin County, and hitting the coast in Bodega Bay. Camp is just outside of city limits.  

 

Day 2 | Bodega Bay - San Francisco | 69 miles

From Bodega Bay, wind down the coast and head inland to the quaint towns of Valley Ford and Tomales. After biking along the shore of Tomales Bay, stop in Point Reyes Station for lunch before continuing to Stinson Beach and the coastal redwoods. Finish the ride with a beautiful climb up the side of Mt. Tamalpais, into the Marin Headlands and Sausalito before crossing the iconic Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco.

Day by Day

 

Orientation | San Francisco

Get yourself and your bike organized. We’ll personally walk you through how to deal with basic bike mechanics for the journey ahead, camping set up, and essentials overview. We'll help you pack your panniers, and off you go!

 

Day 1 | San Francisco - Half Moon Bay | 34 miles

Starting in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, you'll travel south, past Fort Funston, to the coast. Bike along scenic side roads, coastline cliffs, and surfers' paradise before you reach Half Moon Bay. Go explore town or simply enjoy the ocean-side campsite. Just follow the sound of the waves to find yourself at the beach. 

 

Day 2 | Half Moon Bay - San Francisco | 38 or 57 miles

To return, you'll head towards the Santa Cruz mountains and either take an easier, flatter route, or a quieter, more challenging climb. Whichever you choose, you'll ride deep into the Santa Cruz Mountains Redwood forest, which offers winding scenic roads with nothing but Redwood giants all around. Hit the South Bay, and bike North on reservoir paths until you return to the city limits and return to Golden Gate Park. 

A Glimpse at A Day ON THE ROAD

San Francisco - Point Reyes | 39 miles

 

7 am: Wake up, eat breakfast and get ready for day 1. Make sure you have all your personal belongings ready to go.

8:30 am: Meet one of our representatives for an orientation session, load up your bike, and hit the road!

10 am: Cross over the Golden Gate and enjoy the view of the city from Sausalito. Perhaps with a cafe in hand?

12:30 pm: Stop at a local cheese factory for a picnic lunch or detour and eat lunch at a local oyster farm on Tomales Bay!

2 pm: Enter Point Reyes, and enjoy an afternoon treat. Explore town before you continue to the campsite.

3 pm: Set up camp at Samuel P. Taylor Park. 

4 pm: Wander along one of the many trails in the Redwoods while there's still plenty of sunlight.

6 pm: Get cookin' and enjoy a night in the great outdoors. 

 

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What's Included

Bike Equipment

 

Touring bike, waterproof panniers & handlebar bag, pump, bike tools,  & essential spare parts. You'll also receive a custom biking jersey to keep!

Luggage Transfer

 

Don't worry about carrying any extra weight. We'll hold on to your extra bags and return them to you when you finish your ride.

Camping Gear

 

Tent, sleeping mat, tarp, cookware, flashlight.

Equipment Pickup

& Dropoff

 

We bring everything to you, provide a detailed orientation, and collect it all at the end of your journey.

Route Design

 

Expertly designed day-by-day route suggestions, essential tips, campsite options, places of interest, and dining recommendations along the way.

On Call Guidance

 

Have any questions? For non-emergency situations, we're here to answer any questions.

What's not

Accommodation Costs

 

We provide suggestions and details of the best campsites. They average $5 per person per night. Sleeping bag not included. If you don't have one, we'll help you rent one.

Meals and Beverages

 

We outline our favorite cafes, restaurants, and grocery stores.

Emergency Services

 

911 is always your first point of contact in an emergency situation.

Travel Medical Insurance

 

It is a requirement to show proof of travel medical insurance before embarking on your journey.

Personal Travel Expenses

 

All costs associated with personal travel before equipment pick up and after dropoff.