Spend some time exploring the breathtaking natural beauty of Joshua Tree
Ramble through the unique landscape of the region
Participate on a wonderful cycling tour and discover the desert beauty
Experience the sunny climate and distinct topography of the area
Sight the stunning native wildlife during the tour
See the stars and more as you experience the dark skies of the desert

California Bicycle Tours: Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park

4 days
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$2,915 USD

Experience this otherworldly Southern California bike tour recognised by Conde Nast Traveller’s list of “8 Bike Tours Around the World that are Anything but Boring.” Hike and bike through a region that showcases towering mountain ranges and unusual desert landscapes. Along with the presence of striking Joshua trees, for which this national park was named, Joshua Tree National Park features expansive vistas and distinct rock formations which draw climbers from around the world.

  • Category
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    4 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    58.4 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    19.3 miles
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  • Where does the tour start and end?

    The tour starts and ends in Palm Springs, California. The Palm Springs Airport (PSP) is an international airport and you will be dropped off there on the last day of the tour. The tour operator notes that your departing flight should not be scheduled prior to 5:30pm on the final day of the tour.

  • How long is the tour? How many days cycling?

    The tour is 4 days long with the first 2 days dedicated to cycling. On Day 3 you have the option to cycle or hike throughout the day only, while day 4 is a dedicated hiking day.

  • What's the tour like?

    The tour is described as intermediate with varying options given per day for different distances you can cover. E-bikes are also available if you're worried about distances or just prefer to relax more and the support van is always handy. More challenging epic options are available on several days of the tour.

    This tour is perfect for cyclists who do not mind a few gently rolling hills with some longer grades. Routes average 15-50 miles a day over rolling terrain with longer options available.

  • Is a bike included and equipment?

    A road or hybrid bike are included in the tour price. There's the possibility, subject to availability, to hire an E-bike or Tandem bike for an additional cost.

    Equipment supplied with the bikes are:

       Helmet (required)
        Seat bag for road bike
        Rear rack bag for hybrid
        Bar-end mirror
        Water bottles
        Rear daytime light and safety triangle
        Map case
        Cycling jersey - Yours to keep

    Pump, spare tube, and tire irons are available for those interested. Tour leaders carry plenty of supplies and tools, and quickly repair flat tires during tours.

  • Health Safety and Trip Modifications During Trips

    Travelling or not is your personal choice. It is, however, our responsibility to keep you fully updated if and once you choose to travel with us. As a guest booked on our trip, we will keep you posted continuously via emails, on factors driving our decisions for trips in 2023.

    Out of an abundance of caution, the Tour Operator is requiring a proof of vaccination or a negative PCR or rapid antigen COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of trip start or a medical certificate confirming recovery from COVID-19 no more than 90 days or less than five days before your departure.

    The Tour Operator has always been a boutique small group travel company. They strive to keep an average group size small and use multiple vans wherever possible. Also, your choice to join any group activity outside of riding, including meals or social gatherings, will be completely optional. They plan on working around your preferences.

    The Tour Operator works only with the best partners in the hospitality business. The hotels, restaurants, and activity partners are working with them to make sure that the most up to date cleaning, sanitization, and social distancing protocols as per the CDC are being followed. They will also ensure that the standards are maintained on tour, as part of pre-tour check in with the properties.

    The Tour Operator office is currently on standby 24/7 for emergencies and will be available to offer support to guests and leaders alike. Please know that your trip leaders are fully vaccinated, trained in First Aid and CPR and are undergoing special training to provide support and maintain health, sanitization, and communication protocol as per CDC guidelines.

    Face mask is not required while on tour. However, the Tour Operator strongly recommends guests bring face-covering, whether they’re face masks or bandanas, especially while riding the shuttle or the van. They also have hand sanitizers available at all times.

    Depending on the group size, the Tour Operator plans on offering multiple vans to help reduce the maximum capacity and offer ample distancing options for every guest. When appropriate, they will add shuttles to provide flexibility for guests to start and end at different times.

    Now more than ever, the Tour Operator is taking their cleaning standards to a whole new level. All bikes, equipment, and gears will receive a deep cleaning at the end of every single day of the tour. This includes sanitization as per CDC guidelines. Tour leaders will also clean and disinfect every exposed surface of the vans at the end of each day, with special attention to high touchpoints.

    Food and the camaraderie during meals have always been an integral part of the tour experience. This year, there will be all of that, but with flexibility and options to dine as you wish. We are limiting table sizes and giving you the option to choose what makes you comfortable. Our leaders, known for presenting one of the best picnic lunches in the industry, are well trained in food handling safety. Now they are keeping additional CDC and WHO guidelines and training in mind while preparing food.

Overall Rating:
Mary Lynn Gillin
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

I loved the combination of cycling and hiking. The accommodations were lovely.

Cyndee Morse
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

We had so much fun, and experienced more adventures than we ever have on any vacation.

Joan Martel
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

The scenery was quite stunning - Joshua Tree with its beautiful cacti, vistas and canyons, and Borrego Springs with its almost lunar landscape world.