Biking to Tiburon

Tiburon is a quaint bayside town north of San Francisco. The biking route to Tiburon crosses the Golden Gate Bridge, goes through the town of Sausalito, and continues to hug the bayshore all the way to Tiburon. You can then take a ferry back to San Francisco.

Biking to Tiburon is a great option for those looking to ride further than Sausalito and see some more beautiful bay coastline before ferrying back to San Francisco. The Tiburon ferries are also typically less crowded than the Sausalito ferries.

We recommend a hybrid or road bike for this distance. Due to limited supply, hybrids and road bikes should be booked online in advance.

Getting There & Back

Tiburon is about 11.5 miles (18.5 km) past Sausalito. The riding after Sausalito is relatively flat; there are no major hills to speak of. The route is marked on our bike map (included with rental). The ride is 19.3 miles (30.9 km) from our Fisherman’s Wharf shop and 22.5 miles (36.2 km) from our Hayes Valley shop.

Catching the Ferry

The Tiburon ferry does not get as crowded as the Sausalito ferry, so you don’t have to reserve space for your bike in advance. There are two ferry companies that serve Tiburon to San Francisco:

  • Blue and Gold Fleet: Weekday and weekend service running throughout the day. Click here for schedule. Reservations are not required. You should arrive 30 minutes before departure time.
  • Golden Gate Ferry: During weekday commute times only. No weekend service. Click here for schedule.