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Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs

74850 42nd Ave, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-1962
+1 760-779-1837
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$149.00*
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Joshua Tree National Park Van Tour
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$105.00*
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Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Adventure
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$169.00*
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Joshua Tree National Park Jeep Tour
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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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  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“bike ride” (24 reviews)
“salton sea” (15 reviews)
“date shake” (25 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
74850 42nd Ave, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-1962
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+1 760-779-1837
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went on the San Andreas Tour and we could not be happier with our choice! Our guide, Evan, was so knowledgeable and social; he really exceeded our expectations with the wonderful off road ride to the amazing, heart pumping hikes through nooks and crannies...More

Thank Alina F
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much! I enjoyed the day too. Hope you can escape the cold of Detroit this winter and come see us again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent ride. A good climb and then a very cool descent through the mountain. Evan was a fantastic host. BW provided everything (water, snacks etc. so no drama on organization). High quality bikes and Evan's expert local knowledge provided for a really good trip. I'd...More

Thank Mark H
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Mark! I really enjoyed the day too. We hope to see you again on your next visit! Good luck on your cyclocross season.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The desert views were stunning! A great, mostly down hill ride that allowed you to take in everything while getting a little workout too. Evan was our tour guide. He was super knowledgeable of the area and made the trip all the more interesting. The...More

Thank JMO2774
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you! I enjoyed spending the morning with the two of you as well. The weather was great for a summers day. Thanks for coming out with us and we hope to see you again!

Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Very informative and enjoyable bike ride. Steve was a great guide with lots of history of the area and kept us safe. Date shake at the end was a very pleasant bonus! Would highly recommend this tour.

Thank Michael T
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Steve is a great employee and a terrific tour guide. Thank you for the kind words and we are glad you enjoyed the tour. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed May 21, 2017

My husband and I did the Earthquake Canyon Downhill Bike Adventure with the best guide we have ever had in all our travels -- Ron. He is very knowledgeable and told us very interesting things about the terrain, wildlife and Native American culture as we...More

Thank Caroln331
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Yes indeed, Ron is a gem. Glad you had fun and thanks for the kind words!

Reviewed May 20, 2017

Rented a couple carbon road bikes (half week) from Evan to keep the spring training alive while in Palm Springs on family vacay. Evan and his crew... incredibly nice/friendly, bikes were dialed, and a great resource for riding areas - mtn or road. BUT -...More

Thank dblabelle
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Thanks Dylan! Too bad our phones were down that day due to our move or we may have even been able to provide AAA style roadside assistance!

Reviewed May 13, 2017

Jeep tour into Joshua Tree Park: This is not a 'jeep on a highway' trip: true off-roading by experienced (Ali) guide; Really fun, educational, unique. Direct route into the park, felt like we owned the place as no one else goes this route. Very positive!

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Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Thank you Jim! Yes, Ali is terrific. She has a B.S. in Geology and her family has been living in the Joshua Tree area for generations. We definitely like the remote feel of our particular route. Glad you had fun!

Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

Great time for seven of us in one jeep with George- excellent and very knowledgeable tour guide. Very informative geological tour with history of area and details about the fault. Nice wrap up st the Date Farm with a delicious Date Shake

Thank kpnbrook
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Thank you! We do like the combination of Geology and Agriculture on that tour.

Reviewed April 13, 2017 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 reviewResponded April 16, 2017

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!

Reviewed April 5, 2017 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...More

Thank Leanne__2004-35
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2017

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...More

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