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Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs

74850 42nd Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260-1962
+1 760-779-1837
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US$105.00*
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Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Adventure
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US$149.00*
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Joshua Tree National Park Van Tour
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US$169.00*
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Joshua Tree National Park Jeep Tour
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We provide customized guided Bicycle, Jeep, and Hiking tours of the greater Palm Springs area. Bicycle rentals also available. Come with us to explore Joshua Tree National Park, the San Andreas Fault, or any of the other beautiful natural places in the Coachella Valley. Each tour is personalized to suit your group's needs and interests. Outstanding guides, small groups, and customized service are our trademarks. For nearly 20 years we have been the Palm Springs Outdoor Adventure Company!
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  • Average1%
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“bike ride” (24 reviews)
“date shake” (24 reviews)
“date farm” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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74850 42nd Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260-1962
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+1 760-779-1837
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative and enjoyable bike ride. Steve was a great guide with lots of history of the area and kept us safe. Date shake at the end was a very pleasant bonus! Would highly recommend this tour.

Thank Michael T
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Steve is a great employee and a terrific tour guide. Thank you for the kind words and we are glad you enjoyed the tour. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I did the Earthquake Canyon Downhill Bike Adventure with the best guide we have ever had in all our travels -- Ron. He is very knowledgeable and told us very interesting things about the terrain, wildlife and Native American culture as we...More

Thank Caroln331
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Yes indeed, Ron is a gem. Glad you had fun and thanks for the kind words!

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Rented a couple carbon road bikes (half week) from Evan to keep the spring training alive while in Palm Springs on family vacay. Evan and his crew... incredibly nice/friendly, bikes were dialed, and a great resource for riding areas - mtn or road. BUT -...More

Thank dblabelle
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Dylan! Too bad our phones were down that day due to our move or we may have even been able to provide AAA style roadside assistance!

Reviewed 13 May 2017

Jeep tour into Joshua Tree Park: This is not a 'jeep on a highway' trip: true off-roading by experienced (Ali) guide; Really fun, educational, unique. Direct route into the park, felt like we owned the place as no one else goes this route. Very positive!

1  Thank jim a
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Jim! Yes, Ali is terrific. She has a B.S. in Geology and her family has been living in the Joshua Tree area for generations. We definitely like the remote feel of our particular route. Glad you had fun!

Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Great time for seven of us in one jeep with George- excellent and very knowledgeable tour guide. Very informative geological tour with history of area and details about the fault. Nice wrap up st the Date Farm with a delicious Date Shake

Thank kpnbrook
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you! We do like the combination of Geology and Agriculture on that tour.

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I did this same tour 15 years ago. We returned to the area with our teens and did it again. It was a great family activity. Ron, our guide, was awesome. A true mountain guide. So knowledgeable about everything and so personable.

Thank HonestOpinion19
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

15 years! Wow, now I feel old. Thanks for coming back and your kind words about Ron, he is terrific! See you again in 2032!

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I was very disappointed in this tour company, we visited after reading the reviews. They talked down another local bike shop. And upon looking at the rental bikes we found very beginner Mountain bikes (and box store bikes). Their bikes had kick stands...if that works...More

Thank Leanne__2004-35
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Hello Leanne, Yes, I do remember your family's visit to our shop. You are correct, the kids bikes that we carry are not super high end since we don't have much demand for high end mountain bikes for kids. And I apologize if one of...More

Reviewed 31 March 2017

We had considered doing this bike ride but put off making reservations until it was too late to do so online. But we called first thing in the morning and fortunately they were able to accommodate us for the afternoon ride. So bonus points for...More

Thank Cards-Preds-Fan
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Great time, Ron is great source of information on Southern Cal. Great ride. Very easy, simple gradual decent.

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This was a great way to spend an afternoon in the desert. They take you out to a quiet stretch of road that takes you across desert and down through a canyon and out to the sultan sea and the lush vegetation in the desert...More

Thank travelnut4003
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Thank you! The variety of scenery on this tour is something that I really think sets it apart as well. We hope you join us again!

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