Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Adventure - Palm Springs

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A paved road, downhill bicycle tour through a Federally protected Wilderness zone along the San Andreas Fault. Riders will be treated to magnificent vistas of the wide open Colorado Desert, enter a tortured badlands canyon, then finish off with views of the Santa Rosa Mountains and ride through the agricultural fields of the Eastern Coachella Valley. On the way home we will stop by a working date farm for date shakes.


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Family friendly
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Snacks and Beverages included

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The Earthquake Canyon Express Riders are treated to a geologic extravaganza on this 20 mile tour that descends through the heart of the San Andreas Fault zone on a paved road to the heart of grape country near Mecca. There are no cross roads, no turns, and very little traffic which makes this a relaxing sightseeing adventure. Riders will see the stark beauty of the desert as they descend a total of 1200 feet over the route.
The course takes riders from the transition zone between the Colorado and Mojave Desert, winds its way through the narrow canyon walls of Box Canyon and finishes with spectacular views of the Salton Sea, Mt. San Jacinto, the All-American Canal, and the agriculture of the eastern Coachella Valley. The tour finishes with a visit to the Oasis Date Gardens for a date shake and restroom break.

Inclusions for Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Adventure

  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Bike tour

Exclusions for Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Adventure

  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Not recommended for participants with back problems

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

All passenger heights MUST be advised at time of booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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8 Traveler Reviews

  • It is an easy 20 mile ride, and good scenery. The guide we had was nice, knew the area well and it was organized. I love riding bike, they were a little old, so make sure to check the tires, mine was flat and test ride the gears. I have taken a lot of excursions, but I do not think this excursion is worth 105. I mean a family of 4 420 to ride 20 miles. Really,

  • Our Downhill Bike Adventure was cool - literally and figuratively 40's-50's.
    Raoul was very informative about the area's history and geography!
    The first 3rd of the ride was pretty bland - straight downhill ride/coast with no real change in terrain or topography, but the rest of the ride was interesting - more winding, canyon walls, rock formations, sights and views of Salton Sea, agriculture, etc...

  • We are in our 60's and this was so easy. Slight hill down, but always pedaling. The scenery was beautiful. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable of the area.

  • Great trip. Steve was informative and fun to listen to. I'm not really into history but he made it so interesting. What a great guy too. The ride was so easy for my wife and I ,both in our 60s. Viator made it easy to book and even saved us a few bucks. The tour company called the day before to schedule a pickup a our hotel and the whole trip was flawless. Thank you Steve.

  • The weather was perfect and the landscape was very scenic from the recent storms! It was a very easy coasting ride. It was an addition treat to hear about the desert vegetation and how it was used in the past along the way.

  • It's truly a great downhill ride, but it doesn't follow the San Andreas fault. We could look at the fault from afar, but it's not apparent at all. The tour guides were good and we stopped for date shakes on the way back to our motel.

  • The bike trip was fantastic. It's an easy gradual ride downhill where you view the changing desert landscape. Our tour guide, Ron, shared lots of information about the area and little known facts. We would give Ron 5 stars, but I'm giving 4 stars because the process of signing up was a bit confusing on Viator you had a choice to select which hotel you were staying at for pickup, but the reality was, there was no hotel pick up. Also, having choice of times in the checkout process would have made it easier we had to call the tour company directly to find out the times available. These were little issues, but frustrating nonetheless, and could be an easy fix. The bike equipment was top-notch. And the date shakes were yummy!

  • This is an awesome bike tour through the canyon. We did with a couple of friends while vacationing in Palm Desert. Ok for most ages and biking abilities

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