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Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs

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Address: 74850 42nd Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260-1962
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+1 760-779-1837
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We provide customized guided Bicycle, Jeep, and Hiking tours of the greater...

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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US$105.00*
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Great experience, even 15 years later.

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this review

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! More 

Spruce Grove, Canada
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 for you. Their tour sounded decent enough and if you are a new/or non rider... More 

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Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this review

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 my staff spoke poorly of another shop, I do not tolerate that. At any rate,... More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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112 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 being flexible! We arrived at the meeting point in Palm Desert and the van with... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Pittsburgh PA
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 valley. So much was in bloom from brittle bush to cactus, making the desert come... More 

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Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this review

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! More 

Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This experience was amazing. We were driven to Box Canyon Drive, got on our bikes and road all the way down the canyon. Traffic was minimal and the views were amazing. I really appreciated our guide - Ron - he gave us lots of great info about the canyon and about the surrounding area. I was able to ride at... More 

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Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this review

Thank you! That was a very accurate description of the entire tour, quiet road, amazing scenery, riding at your own pace, and of course the delicious date shake. Glad you enjoyed it! More 

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Was in town for a conference and had the pleasure of hiking Andreas Canyon with Ron and crew. The moisture level this year has been unusual and the creek was running high. Ron assured us it was doable... and he was right. Enjoyed learning about the history of the area, seeing the date palms, and of course, the "cool" hike.

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Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this review

Thank you! Stream crossings in the desert are a treat aren't they? Thanks for coming out with us and we hope to see you again! More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

First of all we are from Saint Petersburg Florida and dont get to see such terrain like we did on this trip. My husband and I just happened to pick the most, and I mean the most perfect time of year to be here. The recent rains have made the entire desert green and exploded with color. But to the... More 

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Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this review

Thanks Daniel! We are lucky to have George on our team, he does love this desert. And it is true that this has been our best wildflower season in years. We are glad you had fun and hope to see you again! More 

california
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We had a group of 5 people on a Sunday morning go on the Earthquake Bike Tour. They drove us 40 minutes from the meeting point in Palm Desert to the drop off point and fitted us with helmets and bikes. The ride itself lasted about 2 hrs (although from pick-up to drop off was 4 hours) and was very... More 

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Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this review

Thank you! George is a terrific guide and there is nothing like scent of riding through the lemon groves when they are flowering. Hope to see you next time. More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Evan picked us up at our hotel and dropped us and our bikes off in Banning for a ride over San Jacinto mountains. After 110 km and 2800 altitude meters we met him as we were coming down into Palm Desert. He wanted to make sure that we made it home. That is taking care of customers! I have rented... More 

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Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this review

Ha! The crazy Swedes! I can't wait to see what adventure you all come up with next year. Thanks for coming back Lars and see you next March! More 

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