E-Bike Tours of San Francisco
Original City Loop E-Bike Tour
Explore areas off limits to tour buses on this truly authentic E-Bike tour of San Francisco!
Time & Duration
Departs daily at 9:00 AM
Small Group Option $125 per person (minimum 2 guests)
Private Tour Option $399 for 1-4 people
- Explore the top neighborhoods with your local guide and learn the stories, history, and diversity of San Francisco.
- 15 different locations, countless photo stops, and our only tour featuring the 1,000 acre Golden Gate Park.
- Effortlessly glide over 20 miles on our fun and easy to use electric bikes.
- Enjoy an extended stop at the Golden Gate Bridge.
- Make it VIP and enjoy your own tour guide for just your group!
- We offer hotel pick-ups from all San Francisco Bay Area locations.
- We offer a 100% refund if you cancel at least 12 hours (or more) in advance of your scheduled tour.
The Original City Loop Tour – Explore San Francisco by E-Bike!
If you’re looking for an up close and personal experience of San Francisco, you’re in the right place! This San Francisco E-Bike tour takes you off the beaten path for a unique and exhilarating experience you won’t forget. We’ll stop frequently and have plenty of time for photo opportunities as you take in all the sights, including lunch at our favorite local market.
With the E-Bikes, you’ll effortlessly climb San Francisco’s hills as you learn the fascinating history of Fisherman’s Wharf and enjoy stunning views of the Bay as you approach the Golden Gate Bridge. You’ll bike through the peninsula’s most iconic neighborhoods, see the beautifully rugged Pacific coast and cruise through Golden Gate Park, one of the city’s greatest treasures. No need to worry about pedaling – our bikes have plenty of power so you can sit back, relax and have fun.
San Francisco’s greatest neighborhoods, easy to use E-Bikes and your own local guide to show you the best of the city we call home.
Make Your E-Bike Tour Private
Looking for something extra-special for your ride? Our VIP Private Option includes your very own personal guide, along with customized start time and route. If you are looking for a one-on-one experience to really soak up the San Francisco experience this is the tour for you!
8:45 AM — Arrive to Dylan’s Bike Shop — 782 Columbus Ave. We safety check your e-bike and make sure you’re familiar with everything before we hit the road.
9:00 AM – 2:30 PM – See San Francisco’s most scenic destinations! Your guide and small group will explore the city together, with several photo stops along the way and opportunities to learn about our favorite neighborhoods. You also receive plenty of great recommendations, city history and stories from your local guide.
3:00 PM – Your tour concludes back at our shop where we can help you plan the rest of your day. There’s still plenty of time for shopping, dinner and a night on the town. Be sure to ask about our favorite chocolatier located next door to our shop!
North Beach— 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.
Fisherman’s Wharf— One of San Francisco’s most popular destinations – from 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.
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.
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.
The Golden Gate Bridge— Declared “one of the 10 wonders of the modern world,” the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most recognized symbols of San Francisco. Simply stunning!
Presidio— Former military base, now a beautiful park that includes Crissy Field, Fort Point, Lucasfilm’s (George Lucas) headquarters and the Walt Disney Museum.
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.
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.
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.
Haight Ashbury— The origin of the hippie culture and the birthplace of the “Summer of Love.” From the stunning Painted Ladies to the homes of music’s favorite 60’s bands, this district started the counterculture movement across the USA.
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!
Pacific Heights— Offering one of the most scenic outlooks in all of Northern California, Pacific Heights is home to Billionaire’s Row, featuring the estates of politicians, tech titans and other San Francisco celebrities (includes Mrs. Doubtfire house!)
Chinatown— 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.
Amazing Day and Tons of Fun. "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 during rush hour traffic was no problem.”Casey F.
Wonderful Experience on the E-Bike! "I have been to San Francisco many times, but on this tour I discovered parts of the city that I didn't even know existed. Even if you've been here before, and especially if you haven't, this tour is a must. Although on city streets a lot of the time, I always felt safe, and the electric bikes were a blast to ride. Our guide was informative, humorous and obviously in love with this incredible city. The historical insights were many and added to the overall experience. I would highly recommend this tour as a comfortable and intimate way to explore San Francisco.”Carol M.
Best Tour Ever with Dylans! "We went all over San Francisco and saw so much in 1 day. Our tour guide was flexible and very informative. Seeing the city on these bikes was awesome! There was no effort to ride these bikes (they were like a mini moped) and riding the city streets were much easier than I anticipated (traffic and hills were not an issue). This is a tour that I would take over and over, just to ride through the city and parks. Such a great day!”Amanda F.
Why choose Dylan’s Original City Loop Tour?
- 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!
- 100% Refund Guarantee: Is it supposed to rain the day of your tour? We will happily refund you if the weather doesn’t cooperate.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
How does the hotel pick-up work?
We are proud to now offer hotel or AirBnB pick-up to any location in the San Francisco area for just $20. We utilize both ride-share and tour bus pick-ups depending on location in San Francisco; please be ready 45-minutes prior to your tour time if you do opt-in for the pick-up option.
Pre-trip test ride requirements on E-Bike?
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.
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.
What should I wear on the Original City Loop Tour?
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.
What if it rains (or is supposed to rain) on the Original City Loop Tour?
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.
- Duration: 5 hours
- Departure Time: 9:00 AM
- Departure Location: Dylan’s Bike Shop – 782 Columbus Ave.
- Small Group Option $125 per person (minimum 2 guests, the tour may be canceled if 2 people are not booked on the public small group option)
- Private Tour Option $399 for 1-4 people
- Minimum Age: 16 yrs+ old
We want to show you San Francisco through the eyes of a local. Something a little more personal, a little more off the beaten path. Our San Francisco tours remain the premier way to cross off all your to-do’s, because we keep our groups small, we take you where the others can’t go, and we are born and raised right here in town. That means we know our beautiful City by the Bay better than anyone!