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Big Wheel Bike Tours of Palm Springs

Palm Springs Bike Tours

Palm Springs biking tours

The Earthquake Canyon Express

"Thank you for a fantastic and unforgettable bike tour through the desert. . . We had an absolute blast! We felt like we really accomplished something while having a great time. You and your partner were wonderful hosts, and the ride is something we will both reflect on for a long time to come."

Andrew Hildreth, Rochester, NY

"I just wanted drop a quick note thanking you for a very fun and adventurous mountain biking tour last Friday. Bill was an excellent guide who was able to create a great experience. His knowledge of mountain biking as well as of the area we were in (“Patton’s Playground”, as Bill called it) made it a very memorable event. The next time I return to the Palm Desert area, I will be sure to book another tour!"
Sincerely, Jim M.

"Just wanted to say that my husband Brian and I had a wonderful day with Captain Gary on the canyon tour. It was one of the highlights of our holiday and one we will remember.  Please pass on our thanks and good wishes to him and if we are ever in the area again we will use your serice. Gary was exceptionally good at the history of the area and its surroundings and made the experience very enjoyable . Thanks again."
Allison K., Scotland

Your weather just got better.


Welcome to Big Wheel Tours. Since 1998, we have been conceiving and producing first-class bicycle tours in the greater Palm Springs area.

We are committed to the belief that a bicycle is an excellent mode of sightseeing. It allows you to see, smell and hear more than you would from behind the wheel of an automobile while at the same time creating the natural high that good, outdoor exercise produces. What a perfect marriage of travel and exercise to showcase the beauty of our fabulous desert!

We provide everything your group needs for a morning or afternoon of cycling fun: bikes, helmets, water bottles, snacks and refreshments, guides and support vehicles. All you need to do is show up and ride and we will customize the tour to suit your needs.

We Provide. . .

o custom fit bicycle for each rider
o a ratio of one tour guide for every 10 riders
o support vehicle equipped with first-aid supplies, walkie talkies and cell phone
o snacks and refreshments including: homemade cookies, water, granola bars
o full water bottle on each bike
o date shake (Earthquake Canyon Express)
o custom fit helmets for each rider
o knowledgeable, professional and enthusiastic tour guides

Palm Springs bike tours

The Earthquake Canyon Express - Riders are treated to a geologic extravaganza on this 20 mile tour that descends through the heart of the San Andreas Fault zone on a paved road to the heart of grape country near Mecca. There are no cross roads, no turns, and very little traffic which makes this a relaxing sightseeing adventure.  Riders will see the stark beauty of the desert as they descend a total of 1200 feet over the route.

The course takes riders from the transition zone between the Colorado and Mojave Desert, winds its way through the narrow canyon walls of Box Canyon and finishes with spectacular views of the Salton Sea, Mt. San Jacinto, the All-American Canal, and the agriculture of the eastern Coachella Valley. The tour finishes with a visit to the Oasis Date Gardens for a date shake and restroom break.
Departs daily 8 am and 1 pm (7 am only from 6/1 to 9/1)

Group size: 2 or more riders
Tour length: 4 hours
Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate

$105 per person
with group discounts available


Palm Springs Mountain Bike Tours

Guided mountain bike tours also available.  Click here for details.

Custom Tours

Big Wheel Tours can create any custom tour you desire. From the serious cyclist in town on business who wants to put in a 50-mile training ride to the family on a sightseeing vacation to the fellas on a weekend getaway who want a serious Palm Springs mountain bike tour, Big Wheel Tours will arrange a tour for you. Price varies by tour.

Bike Rentals

All types of bicycles available for rent. Comfort mountain, high performance mountain and road bikes all delivered to you! Call 760-779-1837 for details.


* advance reservations required for all

bike tours *

Cancellation Policy

We require 24 hour advance notice for tour cancellations or for a change in the number of guests

Call Big Wheel Tours at (760) 779-1837 to make arrangements for your group or e-mail us for more information.

Palm Springs bike tours


Big Wheel Bike Tours

P.O. Box 4185
Palm Desert, CA 92261
Phone: (760) 779-1837
Fax: (760) 776-5573
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