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Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Adventure

  • Equipment, bikes, snacks, and beverages provided 
  • Family-friendly downhill route ideal for beginners 
  • Stop at a date farm for delicious date shakes 
Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Adventure
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8 am Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Adventure Bike Tour
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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.

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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Reviewed 4 days ago
Amazing Bike Tour!

At 65, I was a little worried about the heat (110 by noon) , even though we started at 7 am. Also worried I wouldn't be able to keep up. It was fine on both counts -- the other people went up ahead but we...More

Thank oregonrider2018
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile
Absolutely wonderful and easy

We four seniors coasted, chatted, and stared in wonder on this easy 20 mile mostly coasting bike ride. Raul was our guide and support vehicle and he was exceptional. Highly recommend!!!!!

Thank Stan W
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Stan! Yes, it is a very manageable tour. We really do consider it a sightseeing tour that just happens to be by bicycle. So proud of Raul too.

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile
Excellent way to tour the area and learn so much!

My husband and I JUST ( April 10/18) took this tour and were beyond happy that we did it! We are cyclists and this was our first ride of the season. Super excited to be able to get out on wheels in April but were...More

Thank the6ixmizz
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Thank you! Yes, we have had some above normal temps this April. We are grateful that you toured with us!

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Here's my HONEST review - be prepared!

We booked this bike tour based on the many positive experiences but after our personal experience on 4/2/18, I feel it necessary to share with you the ACTUAL facts of this tour. 1. THIS IS NOT AN EASY RIDE! Don't be fooled by the name...More

3  Thank OrangeTang
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Excellent details, thank you! - Yes, windy days make for a much different experience but the wind varies depending on the weather systems that come our way. There are calm days, headwind days and even tailwind days out there. - It is true that a...More

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Great Views, and a Great way to learn about the desert!

We booked this excursion the night before we departed for our trip to Palm Springs, so glad we did, both my wife and I love riding bikes and thought this would be a great way to get out of the city and do some exploring....More

Thank Michael J
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours - Palm Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Thank you! Yes, we are getting into the months where the morning tours will be all that we offer!

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