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Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs

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Address: 74850 42nd Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260-1962
Phone Number: +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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The Earthquake Canyon Bike Express
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US$149.00*
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Joshua Tree National Park Van Tour
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US$105.00*
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Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Adventure

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Joshua Tree National Park Adventure

Interesting, fun, personalized tour of the Joshua Tree National Park took us to very picturesque and remote corners of the park. Bumpy ride in a jeep on the offroads of the park... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Ania K
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Evanston, Illinois
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Evanston, Illinois
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting, fun, personalized tour of the Joshua Tree National Park took us to very picturesque and remote corners of the park. Bumpy ride in a jeep on the offroads of the park was fun in itself, and when paired with unforgettable views of the San Bernardino Mountains and the Mohavi Desert, pure joy for the eyes. Don't forget your camera... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a great tour of the desert, with a short hike to a view of the badlands. The jeep was very comfortable and the guide extremely knowledgeable about the history, geology and geography of the area. Our guide was Captain Ron: the best!

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Thank Stephen W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Evan took us on amazing off the beaten path ride. 6 miles of good cardio fire road uphill with amazing views the whole way. Then 6 miles of great singletrack switchbacks down the face of the mountain. Terrain varied from flowy and fast to super technical and challenging- fun and beautiful the whole way. I highly recommend this ride.

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Thank Jason L
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ron was the most accommodating, knowledgeable & overall excellent person and guide! We saw parts of Joshua Tree that we never would have known even existed and Ron had a story for each amazing site, plant & animal we encountered. Evan in the office was friendly and reassuring. He let us know that each tour is unique and special and... More 

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Thank Elizabeth B
Sunnyvale, California
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Palm Springs Wildlands Preserve Nature Tour with Big Wheel Tours -- I booked this via Viator, which I recommend. The cost was $119 for a 4 hour guided tour of nature preserves within Coachella Valley. Mike was the tour guide. He was excellent, well informed, and a good communicator. The only problem I had was that it is difficult for... More 

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Thank Robert H
Edmonton, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two hours of easy biking through wonderous scenery(desert canyons plus farm fields). It was fun & educational. You will learn why the Salton Sea matters to Canadian birds, how the natives used local plants & why California dates are exported to the middle east. Our guide, Ron, was very personable & attentive & very anxious to impart his vast knowledge... More 

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

Thank you! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of a private guided mountain bike ride with Evan. He picked me up, provided a great, brand new high end bike and drove me to a ride that perfectly suited my style and ability. The conversation was great and I'm grateful that Evan, the owner, was able to take himself away from the desk and out... More 

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

Hello John, right back at you. I thoroughly enjoyed the day. Hope you can join us again! More 

Atlanta, GA
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63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the Joshua Tree National Park Tour with Ali - Fantastic. She's incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the area, we covered a tremendous amount of territory and were alone for the majority of it and she's a FEARLESS driver (safe of course too :)

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

Thank you! We are so proud of our guides. The National Park isn't too bad either. We hope to see you again! More 

White Rock, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've rented high end road bikes several times from Big Wheel Tours. Evan and his team give awesome customer service and have looked after me really well each time. They will even deliver a bike to your door for a modest fee. Best place in the desert to rent high end bikes - highly recommend Big Wheel Tours!

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Thank David_SJ9445AD
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this review

Hello David, thank you! I have two full time mechanics now on staff, Terry and Leonard and they do an outstanding job of tuning each bike before it goes out and maintaining our fleet in general. Thank you for the kind words and we hope to see you again! More 

Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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187 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the off road Earthquake Canyon tour with Evan. It was physically demanding for 2 active 55 yr olds. We did about 15 miles off road and finished with 5 miles down hill on the Canyon Road. And then we went for date shakes. Evan was a first rate guide: knowledgeable and funny. He maybe overestimated (at least my)... More 

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

Hello Tom, I had a great day too, thank you! I won't hold it against you that you only gave us one star, we need a little humility now and again. Hope you can come back and join us again in the future. More 

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