CIES Conference - Special Tour Offerings - Incredible Adventures

Visit the stunning ancient redwoods of Muir Woods, or bike across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge followed by a kayaking adventure on the San Francisco Bay. We also have several walking tours that showcase the green side of San Francisco, including San Francisco’s Planet Friendly Buildings, and Sharing Cities walking tour.

In addition to these special CIES exclusive activities, CIES conference attendees can also apply a 15% discount toward any regularly scheduled tour on our site with discount code CIES19 at checkout

Incredible Adventures is an outdoor travel company that specializes in small group tours from San Francisco. We promote “Green Business” and sustainability of the destinations we visit through the use of eco-friendly renewable alternative biofuels. We focus on small group tours to minimize the environmental impact of our business.

 

Tours that don’t reach the minimum capacity will be subject to cancellation.
Participants will be notified at least 24 hours prior to departure and be given the option to reschedule to another tour or receive a full refund.

 

 

Wander through the ancient groves of coastal redwoods in Muir Woods National Monument. Muir Woods is an example of an old-growth redwood forest located only about 30 minutes from downtown San Francisco. You will have an hour and a half to roam through this ‘living museum’ where you can get a glimpse of the towering trees that used to dominate the west coast from Santa Barbara to Washington.

After exploring Muir Woods you will get a 15-20 minute narrated tour past iconic San Francisco viewpoints, including a picture-perfect view of the Golden Gate Bridge, before returning to the city across the Golden Gate Bridge.

Muir Woods Half Day Tour
$84 per person (for a group size of 10-23 people)

This tour includes:

  • Professional driver/guide
  • Transport by mini coach powered by renewable biodiesel
  • 7:00 am pickup at Hyatt Regency Embarcadero
  • Vista stop of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands, and San Francisco Bay
  • Time to walk, hike, and explore Muir Woods
  • 10:45 am drop off at Hyatt Regency Embarcadero
  • Muir Woods entry fee
  • 9% driver/guide gratuity
  • Tax

Meals and activities not expressly mentioned above are not included.

ABOUT YOUR BIKE THE BRIDGE TOUR

See some of the great highlights of San Francisco and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in this 3 hour guided bike trip into Sausalito. Your professional local guide will take you along the famous Fisherman’s Wharf, through the gorgeous parks of the presidio, and across the famed Golden Gate Bridge, pointing out the best vista points and sharing some amazing stories of San Francisco’s history along the way. Don’t forget to take lots of pictures! Once you reach Sausalito, be sure to grab some delicious food downtown before departing on a ferry across the bay, and back to your bike return station at Fisherman’s Wharf. This is a must-do bucket list item for anyone visiting San Francisco!

ABOUT YOUR KAYAKING TOUR

Start from the kayak center, which is about 1.2 miles from the Sausalito Ferry Terminal, everyone gets equipped with life jackets, paddles, and stable double kayaks. After some basic instruction, set out along the famous Sausalito waterfront. Keep your eyes peeled for Harbor seals and sea lions, and enjoy the sight of birds overhead, including pelicans and cormorants. Also paddle by the eclectic houseboat community, where many people make their home on the water. After traveling down the waterfront, on the return to land, enjoy views of the San Francisco skyline.

Bike the Bridge Guided Bike Tour
$99 per person (minimum of 10 people)

This tour includes:

– Meeting at 2715 Hyde Street
– Comfort hybrid bike, helmet, lock, handlebar bag, custom maps, bike fitting and orientation, and rack on the back of the bike to attach bags and purses
– Professional tour guide (1 guide for every 10-15 riders) – local and knowledgeable guide that lead group on the ride of a lifetime
– 2.5-3 hour guided bike trip across the Golden Gate Bridge into Sausalito – guides point out the best photo spots and vista points along the way, sharing entertaining and historic information en route
– Return ferry ticket to San Francisco (return to Fisherman’s Wharf to drop off bikes at 2715 Hyde Street)
– Bottled Water
– Tax

(Guide gratuity not included)

OPTIONAL – For 4/15 and 4/19 departures:

Option to add a 2-hour kayak tour in Sausalito for $63 per person (4 person minimum), which includes:
  • Short kayak trip along Sausalito’s waterfront
  • See local wildlife
  • View the houseboat community
  • Learn basics of sea kayaking
  • Professional guides ensure a safe, fun experience

Meals and activities not expressly mentioned above are not included.

Join our walking tour to visit dramatic, Silver & Platinum LEED Certified buildings that are pioneering, high-impact models of smart growth and environmental responsibility!

On our walk through SF mini parks, “popos” (public spaces), and green walls you’ll go behind the scenes to learn how cutting edge buildings consume less power, utilize natural light and ventilation. You’ll witness how these sustainable designs achieve financial feasibility and address environmental challenges. We’ll also visit one of the top 10 tallest buildings in the U.S a new transit terminal elevated park, with over 200 species of plants and trees, ample grass and a 1000-foot fountain!

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Join our walking tour to explore the diversity of Bay Area’s globally renowned Sharing Economy,  an exciting economic trend that is becoming recognized in all industries. We’ll visit a innovative Maker’s Space/Fab Lab that supports the camaraderie of a community with workshops and prototyping studios on a mission to democratize access to the tools of innovation. Then to a co-working space working for positive social, environmental, and economic impact. Will end to the day at Scoot,  an electric scooter and bicycle sharing system at it’s a hive of activity headquartered in an old, two story, light industrial building South of Market. Will see the mechanics maintaining their fleet of electric bicycles and scooters and learn how they are contributing to making our city greener. Collectively Scoot has accumulated over 1,000,000 miles of riding and recently expanded to Barcelona.

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