The outer and therefore not wild west of the United States is a piece of beautiful earth that you have to see. Far away from the metropolises there, as a foreigner you can explore the special corners on a tourist exploration trip with or without a guide. Just get started on your bike. The United States is not a country that places particular emphasis on bike paths. As a tourist, you ride your bike where the cars and trucks drive – on the quite wide highways, where you can also drive cross-country and thus maybe find some hidden places that you cannot easily find on a map and – which is not uncommon for the extreme west – consists of just one homestead. If you want to go that far into the “prairie” with your bike, then you can start a bike tour in the city of 42 hills starting from your hotel in San Francisco. Some of these hills are located a bit outside of the city and climbing them requires a bit of stamina and skill on the bike.
Bike tours in and around the city of 42 hills
It is very smart that you, as a foreigner, start a bike tour with your “bike” in the “city of 42 hills”, especially if you are a beginner on two sides and are not very trained. This way you don’t have to expose yourself to the danger of driving on one of the highways. Because the United States only has bike lanes in a few places. Meanwhile, cycle the safe paths outside of the city, which is securely shielded by the Golden Gate to the north and a bay from the Pacific Ocean to the east. Now when you hear the term hill, you will smile a little as a foreigner. Because from a height of thirty meters, people in this region call it a “hill”.
Cycle into the hills
You don’t even have to walk far from your hotel to get to one of the highest hills. The 275 meter high Twin Peaks is located in the urban area of the metropolis. The hill was called “Los Pechos de la Chola” by the missionaries of the time because of its appearance. A bike tour is also possible here. On this hill of the city is the 300 meter high Sutro Tower, a transmission tower – a really ni-ce destination for an exploration trip by bike.