The hike through the Presidio was absolutely breathtaking. Alexandra will bring you through paths that you would normally not cross if you were to go on hikes yourself. It was an easy meeting point and a great way to explore the neighborhoods of San Francisco. There were viewpoints that overlooked the entire San Francisco and the most beautiful parts of the city. I highly recommend this tour if anyone is looking to be away from the busy city center and enjoy the less urbanized parts of the bay area.
Terrific service - perfect for the City Dweller that enjoys learning more about our architecture, parks, and the people who built them - all while getting cardio work out and sunlight. Highly recommend it for explorer types and especially for those to want /need to get out of the office. Suggest organizing one of these hikes with your team, around your office or near at least - then make an afternoon of it. Work out is what you make it. The bigger the crowd, the slower we all go but you can take it at your own clip - so to speak. Dogs welcome too which is a treat! Alexandra does her research on the sights and journey before hand - so it's worth the price.
This hike was fabulous from the first step to the end! I was amazed at all the beautiful views, hidden stairways and gorgeous homes we saw along the way. I grew up in the bay area and never knew SF had so many wonderful hidden secrets. Alex was great. She knows her stuff. She matched her pace to our needs and challenged us knowing we were up for it. What a way to get some exercise and take in the beautiful sights I may have never seen. Thank you so much Alex!
I am a frequent business traveler to San Francisco, and as soon as possible I try to politely ditch my co-workers, because I love to go on a walkabout to see parts of SFO that I have never seen before. And the best way to explore the City is with an expert guide. Let Alexandra lead you on one of her fantastic expeditions through the Urban Jungle or the Presidio! She is very knowledgeable about the local history, her snacks are wonderful, and she is one groovy sherpa. Honestly, the most memorable parts of my last trip were taking two of her urban hikes. Highly recommended!
This was a great hiking tour as it had a perfect mix of interesting people, sights, attractions and actual hiking. As an amateur photographer I really enjoyed all the great photo ops that I never knew existed in the Presidio. There is so much to explore in the area as there are miles and miles of trails and this is a really good intro to urban hiking in SF. Our guide was knowledgeable, fun, great conversationalist, and well-organized - and we had an awesome group of people as well! So book this tour now; it is absolutely worth it!
I was lucky enough to be on Alexandra's inaugural tour and it was such a fun experience. This is a beautiful part of the city boasting stunning views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge, incredible artwork (Andy Goldsworthy's tree art is amazing), fascinating history, humongous millionaires' houses, and great trails for easy hiking. Alexandra is a fantastic guide - she's not only passionate and knowledgeable, but she's great company and it's a pleasure spending time with her.
If you go to San Francisco and don't go on Alexandra's amazing Presidio hike, you will be disappointed! We went to the SF National Cemetery, where we were surrounded by the graves of fallen soldiers all uniform in a row juxtaposed against the glory of the Golden Gate Bridge. The highlight of the trip was seeing two of Andy Goldsworthy's art structures made from elements in the natural landscape. Alexandra's anecdotes about life in San Francisco, the tech scene, and latest happenings make it feel more like hanging out with a long-lost friend than going on a tour with a stranger. Highly recommend!