There are really only two cities in the United States that, just upon hearing the mere mention of their names, bring to mind world-renowned landmarks, spectacular panoramas, and echoes of a previous place and time. And one of those cities is San Francisco. From the Golden Gate Bridge to the painted ladies of the Haight, San Francisco is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. What most tourists don't realize though, is that San Francisco is one of the best places to ride a bike.
While there are a host of ways to tour San Francisco and its surrounds, the only true way to fully appreciate what the area has to offer is to tour by bike. San Francisco is one of the most cyclist friendly cities in the USA, with 63 miles of bike lanes and paths. And there is no better company that offers such refreshingly unique bike tours than Undiscovered Country and its premier California bike tours. Our penchant for taking “the road less travelled” is nothing short of legendary. We’ve uncovered those “undiscovered” routes designed to appeal to the most ardent cyclists. And along the way, stops of outstanding beauty, extreme interest, and luxurious comfort await your arrival as well as breaks to satiate the most robust appetite.
Undiscovered Country’s 3-day weekend tour begins and ends in The City by the Bay. Our tour takes us over and underneath the world famous Golden Gate Bridge, along magnificent Ridgecrest Road in Marin County, to the top of Mount Tamalpais, and through 11 miles of the historic, breathtaking Marin Headlands. This exciting, dynamic tour includes a 2-night stay at the supremely magnificent Cavallo Point Lodge, a top-rated, elegant resort situated in one of the country’s most popular locations — Golden Gate National Park.
Four of us (parents and adult children) did a 3-day Sonoma ride recently and we haven't stopped talking about what a BLAST it was. From the arrangements (thank you Laura!) to our amazing guide (thank you Susan!) to the Village Inn (nestled amid redwoods overlooking the Russian River - thank you Mark and staff!) there's not a single thing we would change. The bikes were fantastic and the routes each day were glorious. We are already plotting a longer UDC tour next year. Highly, highly recommended.
TripAdvisor June 2012