Our mountain bike tours are fully customized private tours reserved just for your group.
We take you to a pristine desert landscape where you can choose from a multitude of trails. Our expert guides will cater the route to suit your ability level, from beginner to expert. The trails go through washes or along ridge lines and vary from sandy to rocky.
Our guides will be able to teach you some new skills or you can test yours in our desert playground. We ride as long as you like.
Take a trip to the unique and pristine desert wonderland of our local National Park! In the comfort of our climate controlled vehicles guests will see first hand the contrast between the Colorado and Mojave Deserts while enjoying a running narration from our expert guide. World famous rock formations, unique vegetation, mining history, and wild west stories make this tour a must see for the Palm Springs visitor. The tour includes stops at the Park Visitor Center for souvenirs, Hidden Valley, and Keys View for optional nature walks. Tour price includes water, snacks, entry fee to the park, and pickup and drop off from Palm Desert.
TOUR DEPARTS DAILY AT 7:00 AM AND 1 PM
Come see where earthquakes are born!
You will see first hand what geologists have called ” the most tortured landscape on earth” as you visit the backcountry trails of a Bureau of Land Management Wilderness zone.
Clients will also get an up close look at the Coachella Valley’s $500 million+ agriculture industry on the drive to and from the backcountry.
Sheer canyon walls, fascinating geology, and abundant native desert plant and animal life are highlights of this tour.
This is the most colorful portion of the San Andreas Fault in all of California. The spectrum of layers and colors will dazzle you.
8 AM AND 1 PM
This off road tour takes you to one of the nation’s most outstanding wilderness treasures, Joshua Tree National Park.
We use a rugged backcountry trail through the Little San Bernardino Mountains to take you from the Colorado Desert to over 4000 feet elevation in the Mojave Desert.
Clients will be treated to magnificent unspoiled desert vistas, spectacular rock formations, unique plant and animal life, and outstanding geology.
Joshua Tree National Park can be 15 to 20 degrees cooler so be sure to bring a jacket or windbreaker with you.
7:30 AM AND 1 PM
We proudly offer custom hiking tours throughout the greater Palm Springs area and beyond.
Our highly trained naturalist guides will provide entertaining commentary for your tour, hotel pickup, drop-off, and refreshments to ensure that your Palm Springs area hike will be a memorable and enjoyable experience.
Our guides are experts in local geology, Indian culture, plant and animal life, current trends, and modern settlement. So, feel free to ask questions and enjoy the one-of-a-kind natural beauty that our Valley has to offer.
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.
This tour combines the two best ways to see our gorgeous Valley, biking and hiking. We start riding from our shop in downtown Palm Springs. The bike route is ten miles round trip and takes us through some of Palm Springs's older neighborhoods, including the Canyon Country Club area. On this tour, we will enter Indian Canyons, the ancestral home of the local Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, and take the climb to the Andreas Canyon trailhead. From there, we will take an easy and scenic nature walk that includes several stream crossings, incredible rock formations, possible wildlife sightings, a canopy of native palm trees, and stark desert canyon scenery. Guests will enjoy the varied and exotic view close to downtown Palm Springs!
8 AM AND 1 PM START TIMES(OCTOBER 1ST TO JULY 4TH)
7 AM DEPARTURE FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY (JULY 5TH TO SEPTEMBER 30TH)
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 crossroads, 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 1600 feet over the route.
The course takes riders from the transition zone between the Colorado and Mojave Desert. From there, it winds its way through the narrow canyon walls of Box Canyon. Then, it 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 concludes with a visit to the Oasis Date Gardens for a date shake and restroom break.
8 AM AND 1 PM (7 AM ONLY FROM 6/1 TO 9/1)