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Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Tour provided by Big Wheel Tours

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Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Tour
All tours are booked as private tours on a group by group basis
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
This bicycle tour takes you through a protected wilderness zone running along the San Andreas Fault, to areas inaccessible by traditional tour vehicle. Along the way, you'll snap photos of the Salton Sea, Mt. San Jacinto, the All-American Canal, and the eastern Coachella Valley. The 20-mile (32-km), paved route is mostly downhill with no cross roads, no turns, and very little traffic, making this a fun and scenic adventure suitable for all ages.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Morton's The Steakhouse
    74-880 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260, USA
    In the Ralph's Grocery store shopping center on the corner of Cook Street and Country Club Drive.
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  • 1
    San Andreas Fault
    Stop: 60 minutes
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    Pass by
    Salton Sea
  • 2
    Oasis Date Gardens
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Morton's The Steakhouse
    74-880 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260, USA
    In the Ralph's Grocery store shopping center on the corner of Cook Street and Country Club Drive.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Equipment, bikes, snacks, and beverages provided 
  • Family-friendly downhill route ideal for beginners 
  • Stop at a date farm for delicious date shakes 
  • Morning and afternoon departure times to choose from 
What to Expect
See Palm Springs from a different perspective—on a leisurely downhill bicycling route that winds through several geological zones. The 20-mile (32-km) bike tour begins in the transition zone between the Colorado and Mojave deserts. Winding through the San Andreas Fault zone, you'll pass through Box Canyon's narrow rock walls, descending to the heart of grape country near Mecca. The route descends a total of 1,200 feet (365 meters), and finishes with panoramic views of Mt. San Jacinto, the All-American Canal, the Salton Sea, and the eastern Coachella Valley. On the way back to town, stop at a date farm for date shakes and a restroom break.  Paved surfaces, virtually no traffic, no turns, and no cross roads make this an relaxed and enjoyable way to see Palm Springs. Your tour concludes back at your original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Morton's The Steakhouse, 74-880 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260, USA
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Entry/Admission - Oasis Date Gardens
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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F5549HGdanielh wrote a review 16 Nov
Norfolk, Virginia4 contributions
Excellent tour, 18 mile bike ride from near the Southern entrance to Joshua Tree, through Box Canyon Road down to Mecca. Captain Ron was our guide, and shared interesting geological, botanical, and historical facts on the way out to the ride and along the route. Ron picked us up
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Response from evantrubee, Owner at Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Tour
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you!
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Erin B wrote a review 1 Nov
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We booked a month in Palm Desert to escape the cold back home. It’s our first Covid vacation and our first tour this year and it was AMAZING. My husband and I love biking because you get to cover and experience so much more terrain. He is an expert cyclist (I am not) and yet we
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from evantrubee, Owner at Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Wow! So glad to hear about Billy and his customer service. Looks like we hired the right guy. We hope to see you again.
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Claire S wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
This is an amazing tour, and Billy was a great guide! The ride itself is beautiful. We finished a little early, and Billy took us on a scenic drive back to Palm Desert. Would definitely do this again!!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from evantrubee, Owner at Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Billy is our newest guide so I am so proud to hear the rave review! Thank you!
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Curiosity579538 wrote a review Oct 2020
Houston, Texas2 contributions
I love to bike, but my hubby, not so much. This 20 mile easy canyon bike ride was a great way for a solo cyclist like me to be able to ride with a small group with van support driving behind the whole way, and great scenery of the Box Canyon and San Andreas Fault. The bikes were
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from evantrubee, Owner at Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
That does sum it up pretty well. So glad that you enjoyed your tour!
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birdrock96 wrote a review Oct 2020
La Jolla, California3 contributions
We have been to the Desert several times so we thought we would try something different. This tour was awesome. Our guide Ben was quite knowledge about the geology and botany of the area. The trip took us to a fascinating back road through the Desert. The rock for formations
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from evantrubee, Owner at Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Tour
Responded 13 Oct 2020
Thank you so much! We hope you can join us on your next visit.
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About the operator

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By: Big Wheel Tours
nitya1986
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Amazing experience!
So much fun! Off-roading is such a great and unique experience. I was traveling solo and driving in a sedan, so thi
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gannonh205
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Great
I was looking for a solid road bike rental in Palm Springs at the last minute and BWT had the best bike options. Su
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O1184FUelizabethw
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Loved it!
Rick was a wonderful tour guide. Very knowledgeable. So glad we did this. Rick and the company are very careful
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michaelrK2110UK
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Half day Jeep Tour
Our guide Billy was friendly and fit the tour to our interests and liking. We took the Jeep and did some great off
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W2234ATmikee
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Box Canyon bike ride
This was our fourth time on this fun down hill bike ride. We don’t like riding in traffic and this ride fit our req
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B148ABtoddg
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Great Tour very informative
Our tour guide Isabel was great. She taught us a bunch of cool things about the faults. Great time/good tour with a
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fancynan12
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Exceeded expectations at the number of sites we saw and experienced (Salton Sea, San Andreas Fault, Polo grounds)
Open air jeep experience off roading, standing in the San Andreas fault line crevice, and our terrific guide Isabel
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Amber W
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Great Tour, knowledgeable guide
We initially booked the Jeep tour, but got a call that they were having mechanical issues. We opted for the regular
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JenniferW468
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Earthquake bike tour
This is a fun tour. Captain Ron is very passionate about the desert flora and fauna and that really makes this tou
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DesertMathias
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A unique and off the beaten trail tour!
My brother was visiting from Chicago and Ben gave us an informative and amazing tour of the Mecca Hills. I shared o
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Travelsseldom
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San Andreas Tour
We had Isabel as our guide and she was fantastic and very knowledgeable about the San Andreas Fault and surrounding
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Vacationer178928
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5 Star Service
I rented the KHS Flite 850 road bike this past weekend. The bike was brand new and I was told I was the first rider
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Z5549VMmelissam
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A Perfect Family Outing
We had such an amazing time with Isabel as our tour guide. She is a walking encyclopedia of all things about the fa
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Kgilb323
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Amazing experience! 10/10 would recommend!!
We had an absolutely AMAZING experience with Isabel on our half-day Joshua Tree tour! She catered to exactly what w
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cherylfA5392DW
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Hands-on connection with local faults
A great mix of educational information about the area and actually experiencing the terrain. We did a bunch of thri
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  • Duration: 4h
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