From the simple, sandy shores of Nantucket to the volcanic paths in Maui, these bike trails range from easy to exhilarating, but all reward with sweeping views of the water.
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On a bicycle built for two, you can easily brave the winds across San Francisco’s famous Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito. Starting from Fisherman’s Wharf, follow the bike path to the bridge, which overlooks the city, the Marin Headlands, and the bay. The ride’s just under nine miles, and you can return to the wharf via one of Sausalito’s two ferries if you prefer to cozy up with your co-pilot instead; 415/332-0505 sausalito.org.