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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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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.
Reviews (41)
1 - 5 of 32 reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2018

We did this bike ride in September for the 2nd time as we did it several years ago and loved it. We booked it as an unusual wedding gift for my husband's sister who had never been to Palm Springs. We are all aged late...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gillian C
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2018

Thank you Gillian! Do you know that unfortunately ten miles of Box Canyon road was washed away first by Hurricane Rosa on September 30th and then a second storm which came through on October 12th. There is a video on Facebook from a low flying...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Downhill bike tour

This tour is great!! 99% of the ride is gentle downhill. No need to ride the brakes or pedal much at all. Our guide was super and even got us all a cup of date ice cream. The bikes are great. New or nearly new,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Mike W
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

Hello Mike, we are so glad that you enjoyed the tour! It is a great, scenic, easy and fun way to see our magnificent desert. I think that your party was one of the last to enjoy this tour before Hurricane Rosa came through the...More

Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile
Relaxing, bautiful and fairly easy

We had a great experience on this tour. Our guide, Raul was nice and talkative and told us lots of tidbits of information about the area on the way to the starting point. Once we got there, we got on our bikes and drove straight...More

Thank vgcr
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

We appreciate you joining us! There really is no prettier bike route in the area. Thank you!

Reviewed 16 June 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank oregonrider2018
Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

That is exactly how we want our guests to enjoy the tour...at their own pace and taking in the sights. Thank you so much for joining us and the kind words about Raul.

Reviewed 15 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, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

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.

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23 August 2018|
Response from CynthiaR2171 | Reviewed this property |
Allow about 4 hours start to finish, from meeting with the guide to getting back to your car
11 April 2018|
Response from FAMILYTRAVELER07 | Reviewed this property |
Your question came to me, a reviewer. You should send your question to the company itself. Hope you enjoy your trip.