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Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bicycle Adventure

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Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bicycle Adventure

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icon4 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Overview

Take a leisurely bike ride in the desert. This guided mountain bike tour will take you down a gentle grade along the San Andreas Fault where the Mojave Desert transitions into the Colorado Desert. Enjoy beautiful views of the desert landscape as you pedal along the paved path. The tour concludes with a rest stop at a date farm where you can try a date shake.
  • Suitable for a wide range of ages and biking abilities
  • Learn about the unique ecology and history of the area
  • Arrange for pick up from select Palm Springs hotels
  • Bike rental, safety equipment, transportation, snacks and drinks included
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Bottled water
Snacks
Driver/guide
Live commentary on board
Professional guide
Use of bicycle
Use of helmet
Gratuities
Morton's The Steakhouse , 74-880 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260, USA

In the Ralph's Grocery store shopping center on the corner of Cook Street and Country Club Drive.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Big Wheel Tours, Inc.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bicycle Adventure?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bicycle Adventure?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bicycle Adventure.
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What is the social distancing policy during Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bicycle Adventure?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bicycle Adventure?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bicycle Adventure.

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star-5
A great ride and experience!
Emilio_A
, May 2022
Captain Ron's commentary and stories helped bring the views of the terrain, landscape, and the region to life! Earthquake canyon was amazing!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Ron is a wonderful guide! Glad you had a great tour!
star-5
Glad we did it!
Jon_L
, Apr 2022
We enjoyed our bike tour through the desert. Our guide Ben is a wealth of knowledge regarding the geology and vegetation of the area. The ride was very relaxing. It was a great way to start our day!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks for the review Jon! Ben is a wonderful guide, glad you enjoyed your tour!
star-5
Don’t miss bike ride adventure
Art_F
, Apr 2022
Ben was an excellent tour guide. The scenery was spectacular equipment all fit well and worked great and had a wonderful time in perfect weather
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Ben is great at what he does! Glad you enjoyed yourselves!
star-5
Do not miss this chance to see nature up close
Vicky_D
, Apr 2022
We are 3 women friends who chose this excursion and are so happy that we did. Our guide, Ben, was excellent. Informative, thorough and patient he answered all our questions and showed us many points of interest. For those of you who are concerned about the length of the ride, etc., rest assured it's so easy. Almost all of it downhill, you barely have to pedal. We are all in our 60's and managed really well. Bikes and helmets are fitted to each individual. The road traveled is mostly empty of traffic and smooth. The surrounding area is magnificent as only mother nature can be. You determine when, where, how often you stop. Water and snacks are provided. Bring a camera or phone. You'll never run out of things to photograph. Starting early meant we avoided the major heat of the day. There was always a comfortable breeze as well. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Recommend it highly!!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you Vicky for the kind review! We're so happy you had a great tour! Hope to see you on another one again soon.
star-5
Informative, safe tour with awesome guide
Amy_F
, Mar 2022
Jeff, our guide, ensured that we had a very safe, fun, and informative ride. We went 18 miles, but it was mostly downhill with small flat sections. I would highly recommend this for a tour. We learned a lot about the geography of the area. At the end, we were treated to a date shake. I’m a very fussy eater and don’t like dates. It was an amazing treat. Great tour!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you Amy! We're so happy you had a lovely tour!
star-5
Gotta Go on the Earthquake Canyon Ride!
lisa_r
, Mar 2022
Captain Ron was fabulous, full of history & information. The ride through the canyon was beautiful. We rode at our pace, being met along the ride with plenty of water & snacks. I highly recommend this tour! Well done!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you Lisa!
star-5
Definittely take this bike tour!
Stephen_H
, Mar 2022
Our guide, Ron, made this trip! He was so engaging, so knowlegable about the area and taught us so much. The bikes were excellent. He had plenty of water for us, which was great given how dry and warm it was!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Glad you enjoyed your tour! Ron is great at what he does! We'll always supply plenty of water for any of our desert adventures!
star-5
Great afternoon.
Matthew_K
, Mar 2022
Had a great time. What a fantastic day. The sun was shining, and the desert breeze was refreshing. Loved the scenery provided by the fault. This was exactly what I was hoping for.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Glad you enjoyed a day out in the beautiful desert!
star-5
Excellent bike ride in the desert
ClaudetteKrell
, Mar 2022
Excellent experience from pick up to drop off. The size of the group was perfect; 6. Ben is very personable as well as very knowledgeable about the geography and geology of the area. The bikes were in good condition, the road too! We had a beautiful weather day; sunny, not too hot . The ride itself is easy, a little work against the wind, many places to coast downhill. I recommend this activity for a anyone who would like to experience this part of the desert up close.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you Claudette!
star-5
Bike ride
karen_b
, Feb 2022
Except for the weather. It was an awesome experience. Ben the tour guide took great care of us, the equipment, and explained all we would see.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you so much Karen! We are proud to have Ben on our team.
star-5
A “must do” experience
MElizabeth_B
, Jan 2022
This excursion will be enjoyed by almost anyone! Our guide, Joe was terrific- he outfitted my 89 year old father with a pedal assist bike, and he was able to complete the bike trip with no problems. The views were amazing - as we traversed the fault lines, witnessing giant plates of rock pushing upward out of the soil, we stopped often for photos! This is a must do if you are in the area.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you very much! Your dad is the new record holder for oldest rider to ever complete the ride....Bravo!
star-5
Exhilarating ride and Ben was a 5 star plus guide!!!
Deborah_M
, Jan 2022
Exhilarating bike ride amid spectacular scenery. SO much fun. We are 70+ active seniors. Ben was an amazing guide describing geological and historical features that we passed on the ride out and back to Boxwood Canyon. The bikes were great as was the paved road. Kudos for a 5 star plus guide and tour
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you Deborah! We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves and thank you for sharing your kind review.
star-5
Amazing geography
Margaret_S
, Jan 2022
Amazing country, like none I’ve ever seen before. Great guide. Biking was mostly easy and fun. Fig shakes were an extra treat at the end!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you Margaret! It is an otherworldly landscape out there. And, just so none of our future guests are disappointed, they are actually date shakes that we try to arrange at the end of this tour.
star-5
Fantastic experience
Kay_W
, Sep 2021
Most excellent guide! Great knowledge and hospitality- bikes were easy to ride and the scenery was spectacular! We all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would do it again.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you Kay!. I was your guide so I appreciate your kind words....ha! It was a pleasure to spend the morning with you, Mike and Chris (sp?)
star-5
Perfect Tour For Me!
Brenda_B
, Sep 2021
Joel was a fantastic guide! He was engaging, punctual, and informative! He took extra time to make sure I was comfortable, didn't overheat, and got the experience I wanted. Although the outdoor temperature was hot, the bicycle ride was the perfect temperature with wind and ice cold water to drink. I would do this tour again, for sure! 100°F outside, no problem with this tour.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you Brenda! We actually just hired Joel so I am so glad to hear that he is fitting right in with our tradition of excellent customer service.
star-5
Must Do
Brandy_B
, Sep 2021
We had a great morning, beautiful ride, easy (for all ages) and educational. The entire ride was downhill and the landscape changed as the ride went on. The Canon was breathtaking and last stretch coming down the road into the fields of grapes and date palms was beautiful, not to mention the Salton Sea off to the south. Riders were 37,40,44 and 60.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you Brandy! That was actually Joel's first official tour so I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour.
star-5
Fun ride for couples
Michael_G
, May 2021
We were looking for an outdoor activity for my Double Nickels birthday while on vacation. We enjoyed the canyon ride and there was a breeze the entire time. It was a mix of peddling and coasting. A fun way to spend a morning while my husband and I enjoyed the scenery and laughed about childhood bike riding stories! A day later it is important to know that we are not sore and we are not elite athletes by any means. 😂 Thanks to our guide Ben for keeping us safe and sharing his knowledge of the area….such a nice guy, well spoken, well traveled with an obvious love of nature.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you Terry! A great description of the bike tour. We are so glad that you enjoyed your tour and your birthday!
star-5
Wow!
Sarah_m
, May 2021
Exceeded our expectations, Ben was super great. This was an experience I’ll never forget, highly recommended
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you Sarah! We try to create memorable experiences and our incredible local landscape helps.
star-5
Earthquake Canyon
Linda_N
, Apr 2021
Great bike ride through the canyon. And indeed it is flat and downhill.. our guide Colin, was wonderful, explaining landscape and formations.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you Linda!
star-5
Great ride
Timothy_G
, Apr 2021
Well organized, knowledgeable guide, beautiful views, on time, comfortable bike. Phone arrangements went smoothly
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you Tim! We try our best to provide 1st class customer service so it great to hear the feedback. We hope to see you again!

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