2.2 miles, 1 hour or less
The scenic Embarcadero is a memorable way to connect two of San Francisco's biggest attractions, and is also a conveniently short and flat route.
Union Square is the center of San Francisco's shopping district and the great place to browse the flagship locations of some big name stores.
Market Street is also the beginning of our guide to Golden Gate Park, so you can use this route to help you navigate to the start of a much longer tour.
• Be sure to pack layers of clothing so you can keep comfortable as the weather changes.
• Depending on your biking abilities, and the speed at which you'd like to travel, you can choose between riding safely along the road on bike lanes or taking the bay-side sidewalk for a more leisurely tour.
• Read the Blazing Saddles safety tips at the beginning of this guide.