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Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs

74850 42nd Ave, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92211
+1 760-779-1837
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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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“bike ride” (24 reviews)
“date shake” (26 reviews)
“date farm” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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74850 42nd Ave, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92211
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+1 760-779-1837
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had a free morning on a business trip and signed up for this tour. It was a blast and ALL gently graded down hill through the Desert, foothills and farm lands. Mark, our guide, was informative and pleasant. I would highly recommend this outing!

Thank Heather B
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Heather! We are glad that you chose to tour with us. Come back anytime.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ali picked up my wife and I nice and early in the jeep - with kevlar tyres (reasons that came apparent later!). The trip into the Joshua Tree National Park was amazing. As we traveled through Flash Flood Canyon learning about the Smoke Tree, experiencing...More

Thank Adrian W
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Adrian! I give all credit to Ali, she is an amazing tour guide.

Reviewed 14 September 2017 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 weeks 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 3 September 2017

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 5 September 2017

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 18 August 2017 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 22 August 2017

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 22 May 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 25 May 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 21 May 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 25 May 2017

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

Reviewed 21 May 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 25 May 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 14 May 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 25 May 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 29 April 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 25 May 2017

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

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