Palm Springs Bicycle Tours

Welcome to Big Wheel Tours. Since 1998, we have been conceiving and producing first-class Palm Springs 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.

  • Custom fit bicycle for each rider
  • A ratio of one tour guide for every 10 riders
  • Support vehicle equipped with first-aid supplies, walkie talkies and cell phone
  • Snacks and refreshments including: homemade cookies, water, granola bars
  • Full water bottle on each bike
  • Date shake (Earthquake Canyon Express)
  • Custom fit helmets for each rider
  • Knowledgeable, professional and enthusiastic tour guides

Advance reservations required for all tours.

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

We reserve the right to cancel the tour based on weather conditions.

Palm Springs Bicycle Tour - 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

The Earthquake Canyon Express Bicycle Tour

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 1600 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

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Indian Canyon Bike and Hike


This tour combines the two best ways to see our gorgeous Valley, by bike and by hike. 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 older neighborhoods including the Canyon Country Club area.We enter Indian Canyons, 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 scenery so close to downtown Palm Springs!

Departs daily
8 am and 1 pm start times(October 1st to July 4th)

7 am departure Friday, Saturday, Sunday (July 5th to September 30th)

$105 pp. (includes bike, helmet, snacks, waters, guide, and entry fee to the Canyons)

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Custom Guided Palm Springs Bicycle - Bike Tours

Custom Palm Springs Bicycle 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.