Guided tour

Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bicycle Adventure

4.9 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: Big Wheel Tours
Guided tour

Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bicycle Adventure

Activity provider: Big Wheel Tours

From US$ 119 per person

Take an amazing downhill bicycle ride on a paved road through the San Andreas Fault. Explore the heart of California grape country, desert vistas, and the beautiful Coachella valley. Join us on backcountry roads for a calm and relaxed day trip.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Dutch, English


  • Admire outstanding geological formations on this downhill biking adventure tour
  • See the agricultural splendor of the eastern Coachella Valley
  • A "gravity assisted" bicycle tour through the San Andreas Fault, not a coasting tour
  • Suitable for all levels of riders, from beginner to advanced
  • No traffic and no turns on a quiet backcountry road make this a relaxed and calm trip for everyone
Full description
Riders will be treated to a geological extravaganza on this 20-mile (32 km) tour, descending through the heart of the San Andreas Fault zone on a paved road towards the center 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 delicious date shake and restroom break. Check out California's beautiful nature on this exciting downhill biking tour.
  • Snacks
  • Waters
  • Bikes
  • Helmets
  • Hotel pickup and dropoff from some resorts in the area
  • Guide
  • Transportation to and from ride
  • Sag vehicle
  • Date shake at end of tour
  • Meals
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Closed-toe shoes

Know before you go

  • Please wear suitable shoes, no flip flops or high heels. Don't forget to bring your camera.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 12 reviews

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Our guide, Ben, was full of great information! Sized our bikes perfectly and gave us a terrific tour. The gentle downhill slope into and through the canyon made the bike ride easy and joyful. It was so cool going over the three faults and seeing the evidence of them in the rock formations!

March 22, 2023

great ride, great info from the guide, safe and fun!

our guide was very knowledgeable and we could stop for photos when we wanted. We like to ride, so did not stop a lot. After the ride, we went to the date garden for our reward from the guide. Fun time and since it was summer, it was only the four of us in our family, but not too hot. one of the highlights of our trip to the desert.

July 11, 2016

April 15, 2022

Product ID: 15027