Visit the notorious Alcatraz Prison by ferry and discover its history. Experience the thrill of cycling across the Golden Gate Bridge as you take a guided bike tour from San Francisco to Sausalito before returning to the city.
What to Expect
Cross San Francisco Bay on a journey to the notorious Alcatraz Prison by ferry. This world-famous prison served as a federal penitentiary from 1934 to 1963 and housed infamous criminals like Al Capone and Robert Stroud, the Birdman. Take the award-winning 45-minute Cellhouse audio tour and hear the tales of those who lived in Alcatraz. This tour brings history alive through the recounting of tales from correctional officers and prisoners.
Your bike tour will take place the previous day at either 10:00 or 13:00. Set off from Fisherman’s Wharf and enjoy a leisurely cycle for around 3 hours. You’ll be kitted out with a current model bike, front handlebar bag, lock, helmet, rear gear rack, and takeaway map – and then you’ll be ready to head out on tour!
Follow the San Francisco waterfront with your guide, past Aquatic Park, Fort Mason, the Marina, and the Presidio, through Crissy Field and to Fort Point. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge on a wide bike path, and then proceed to Vista Point and on to Old Fort Baker.
The cycling tour comes to an end in Sausalito where you’ll have time to enjoy the shops, the many art galleries, and the delicious food. You can return to San Francisco right after the tour ends, or you may keep the bike until closing hours and enjoy additional time exploring this fascinating area on your own.
- Alcatraz ticket
- Classic bicycle
- Lock and key
What's Not Included
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Damage insurance
- Electric bicycle - available for an additional USD 25 fee payable on the day to the supplier
This activity is non-refundable
Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing on the Embarcadero
Know Before You Go
The date you choose at booking is the date that you will visit Alcatraz. Your bike tour will take place the previous day at either 10:00 or 13:00 (please choose your preference when booking). For example, if your chosen Alcatraz date is 31 May, your bike tour date will be 30 May. Alcatraz tour time varies by day.
The Cellhouse audio tour is available in: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Note that the tour follows bike paths and the riding is mostly on flat landscapes.
You must provide the name of all participants during booking in order to
receive Alcatraz tickets. If incomplete information is provided you will
not get tickets, nor receive a refund.
Electric Bike Upgrade available for USD 25 payable to the supplier at time of travel.