Big Wheel Tours
Big Wheel Tours has been operating in Palm Springs since 1998 and has helped tens of thousands of visitors, and local residents of Palm Springs area experience the Coachella valley areas’ Natural wonders.
Evan Trubee founded Big Wheel Tours in the summer of 1996 and began organizing multi-day tours bicycle tours along the eastern seaboard. After moving Big Wheel to the Palm Springs area in 1998, Evan expanded his operations to include bicycle rentals, guided hiking and jeep tours of the greater Palm Springs area.
Evan is a USCF racer who stays in shape by riding with the Desert Bicycle Club. While he doesn’t get out on tour as often as he used to, Evan’s philosophy is to hire the area’s best guides to provide clients with a memorable experience during their stay in the Coachella Valley.
What are the Popular Tours?
Tours range from visiting Joshua Tree National Park to the San Andreas Fault all the way out to the Salton Sea in the east and their guides will tailor an outdoors adventure for you.
Earthquake Canyon Express Bicycle Tour
Some of the more popular Palm Springs tours are ones like the Earthquake Canyon Express Bicycle Tour, which you can see in the video below. On this tour, riders are treated to a beautiful geological extravaganza on this 20-mile tour that descends all the way through the heart of the San Andreas Fault zone.
The ride is fairly smooth and it’s paved road. There’s no crossroads and there’s no turns and very little traffic, which makes it a very relaxing adventure for sure. Riders are expected to see the stark beauty of the desert as they descend a total of 1200 feet over the route.
Joshua Tree National Park Jeep Tour
One of the other most popular tours is the Joshua Tree National Park jeep tour. Now, this tour takes you on a jeep through one of the nation’s most outstanding wilderness treasures, Joshua Tree National Park, where millions of visitors visit this park every single year.
Big Wheels Tours uses a rugged backcountry trail through the Little San Bernardino Mountains to take you from the Colorado Desert to over 4,000 feet high in the Mojave Desert.
All the riders will be treated to a magnificent unspoiled desert vista, spectacular rock formations, unique plant and animal life and outstanding geology.
San Andreas Fault Jeep Tour
The other popular tour that we do is the San Andreas Fault jeep tour. Come and see where earthquakes are born. You’re going to see firsthand what geologists have called the most tortured landscape on earth as you visit the backcountry trails of The wilderness zone.
There’ll be Canyon walls that are sheer drops, abundant native plant life, animal life, and all sorts of other highlights on this tour. This is one of the most colorful portions of the San Andreas fault line.
Indian Canyon Bike and Hike Tour
And if you are keen for a bike ride, the Indian Canyon bike and hike tour will get you moving. This tour combines two of the best ways to see the gorgeous valley by bike and by hike.
They start riding from their shop in downtown Palm Springs. The bike route goes for a 10-mile round trip and takes them through some of Palm Springs, older neighborhoods, including the Canyon Country club and the Indian Canyons.
Then they take a local hike, an easy scenic nature walk that includes several stream crossings, incredible rock formations, wildlife sightings, and a canopy of native palm trees.
Guests will enjoy the varied and exotic scenery so close to downtown palm springs.
Take a tour today
So join Big Wheel Tours for all sorts of bicycle tours, mountain bike tours, hiking tours, jeep and SUV tours. Of course, they have also got bike rentals as well. All their staff are experts in the local area and you will be very excited that you’ve joined them on one of these magical trips.
No matter if you want to just rent a bike to tour around town, or take a guided ride through the famous and spectacular EarthQuake Canyon Bicycle Ride, or an exciting Jeep Tour through Joshua Tree National Park, Big Wheel Tours is your one stop when you arrive in the Coachella valley and want to reconnect and discover nature!
Two locations, Palm Springs and Palm Desert
1590 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264
42160 State St. Palm Desert, CA 92211