The Original City Loop Tour

Duration: 6 Hours

Location: Our electric bicycle pickup is at Dylan's Tours bike shop, located at 782 Columbus Avenue



16yrs +

All purchases 100% refundable up to 24 hours in advance.

Explore areas off limits to tour buses on this truly authentic experience. Our guided bike ride takes you through the best neighborhoods.

  • 15 different locations, countless photo stops, and our only tour featuring the 1,000 acre Golden Gate Park.
  • Enjoy an extended stop at the Golden Gate Bridge for some breathtaking views of the Bay from the bridge.
  • You’ll visit our favorite San Francisco deli for a unique “Bay Area” lunch experience.
  • All our bike routes are designed and mastered to avoid traffic, bad roads and assure safety and 100% fun.
  • Effortlessly glide over 20 miles on our electric bikes to visit the neighborhoods off limits to other tour companies.
  • Our guides for Dylan's Tours are both partners and friends. You will never get the "I'm just doing it for money" feeling on our tours.
  • Learn your way around as we point out great restaurants and historical sites that make San Francisco one of the most unique US cities.

Departs daily at 9AM

Small groups, must be 16yrs or older

Must be able to operate a bicycle

Tour operates in suitable weather conditions

Lunch available for purchase at stop (vegetarian options available).

We will show you our favorite places to grab a memorable photo during your trip!

Restrooms available

Helmet, lock, and map provided

What to Expect

Meet us at 9am at The Bike Shop (782 Columbus Ave). Our guides will be wearing a Dylan’s Tours shirt to help you spot them easily. If you have any problems, just give us a call at (415) 932-6993.

Before we hit the road we’ll go through some basic safety precautions, ensuring you’re familiar with the electric bike. For the next 6 hours our small group will explore the city together. We’ll have frequent stops to talk about the significance of the areas we visit, as well as a stop for lunch.

At the conclusion of the tour we’ll head back to the Bike Shop to return everything. If you have any problems, you can reach us at (415) 932-6993.

Looking for just an electric bicycle rental? CLICK HERE

Here are the places we will explore:

Fisherman's Wharf

One of San Francisco's most popular destinations - from beautiful old shipyards, to Boudin's Bakery and the smell of fresh clam chowder, and of course, the sea lions of Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf has it all.

Golden Gate Bridge

Declared "one of the 10 wonders of the modern world," the Golden Gate Bridge not only one of the most recognized symbols of San Francisco, but one of the most photographed sites in the world. Simply stunning!

The Painted Ladies

Lining Alamo Square, the Victorians along Steiner Street are the most famous of the Painted Ladies, aka "Postcard Row." These houses are best known during the opening credits in television's Full House!


The origin of the hippie culture and the birth place of the "Summer of Love." From the stunning Painted Ladies to the homes of music's favorite 60's bands, this district started the counter-culture movement across the USA.

Golden Gate Park

Clocking in at over 1,000 acres, Golden Gate Park is the largest man-made park in the world. With beautiful Eucalyptus trees, gorgeous gardens and museums that will appeal to all ages (including the De Young and Academy of Sciences), this green space is a highlight of the tour.


A dreamy neighborhood on the edge of the bay, the Marina entices visitors and locals to its boutique-lined streets and hilly green space. Offers unmatched views of the Golden Gate Bridge.


Boasting the largest Chinatown in the United States, this 24-block mecca is bustling with energy, amazing food, and unique and colorful shops that give this area its charm.

North Beach - Little Italy

Voted as one of the USA's "ten great neighborhoods", North Beach is best known as the home of Little Italy. From delicious restaurants to authentic sidewalk cafes and bakeries, you will feel the charm of San Francisco as soon as you arrive.

Fort Point

Located just beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Point gives you a front row seat to the San Francisco Bay. This former military fortification was used during both the Civil War and World War II.

Aquatic Park

Positioned near the end of the Hyde Street Cable Car, Aquatic Park is a National Historic Landmark on the San Francisco Bay. Featuring one of the cleanest beaches in California, be on the lookout for the bold open water swimmers who frequent the area.

Palace of Fine Arts

Inspired by Roman and Greek architecture, the Palace of Fine Arts was originally constructed to celebrate San Francisco's recovery from the 1906 earthquake. Surrounded by a peaceful garden, it is great for photos.

Ocean Beach

Bordering the Pacific Ocean on the western edge of San Francisco, Ocean Beach is a popular destination for seasoned surfers. Characteristically foggy, the area offers a serene setting outside of the bustling city.

Sea Cliff

Noted for its large houses and ocean views, Sea Cliff's past residents include actors Robin Williams, Sharon Stone, and billionaire George Soros. Cliff House restaurant is closeby, sitting directly on the Pacific Ocean.

Legion of Honor

Called San Francisco's most beautiful museum, the palace occupies an elevated site in Lincoln Park and displays a collection of ancient and European art, in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.

Where to Meet

Our electric bicycle tours meet at Dylan's Tours bike shop, located at 782 Columbus Avenue

Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

1. Our Electric Bikes are Awesome:
Our Pedego electric bicycles are fun, easy to use, and the perfect way to conquer San Francisco’s infamous hills. Just adjust the throttle and enjoy the tour!

2. 100% Refund Guarantee:
Is it supposed to rain the day of your tour? We will happily refund you if the weather doesn’t cooperate.

3. Go Where Tour Buses Can’t:
From iconic Golden Gate Park to the Painted Ladies to the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, see SF’s best sights up-close and personal.

4. Independently Owned:
We aren’t one of the big bike rental companies, and it shows. Our team is friendly, approachable and eager to accommodate you.

5. Your Experience is our Top Priority:
From our convenient meeting location to each stop on your tour, our goal is to make your tour fun and enjoyable. We have thought of the small things so you don’t have to.

6. No Extra Costs
Our prices are inclusive of all taxes and fees.

An electric bike, also known as an e-bike, is a bicycle with a battery and a motor.

Do you have to pedal on an e-bike?

What makes the e-bike great is that you are welcome to pedal normally, or you can use the throttle, located on the right handlebar, to help propel you along. Whether you are in the mood to get some exercise or just want to sit back and relax, the bike empowers you to get up (and down) the hills of San Francisco with ease!

Bottom line: Our e-bikes make for a really easy, enjoyable and exhilarating tour.

What is the weight capacity?

The weight capacity of our e-bikes is 250 pounds.

For your safety, the group’s safety, and the safety of our equipment, all participants MUST be able to confidently ride a bike. If a guest is not riding confidently enough to travel safely on San Francisco streets, we will prohibit that guest from riding.

Our guides are always ready to ride, but if the forecast is showing a strong likelihood of rain on the day of your scheduled ride, it will be up to us to cancel the tour and keep you safe.

If we do have to cancel, we are happy to refund or re-schedule.

If weather conditions are not to your liking, we are happy to refund you at any time.

We strongly encourage you to dress in layers as weather can vary from neighborhood to neighborhood.

We also recommend wearing closed-toed shoes and comfortable clothing during the tour.

Still have questions?   Visit our FAQ page to submit your own

The electric bike option was by far the way to go and felt like a mix between a moped and a bike, but without the gasoline engine. Riding in the city in rush hour traffic was no problem.

Casey Frahm from Houston, TX