Hike and bike through a region that showcases towering mountain ranges and unusual desert landscapes on this Southern California bicycle tour.
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.
Southern California’s towering San Jacinto Mountains form an impressive backdrop to the valley floor in Palm Springs. The palm canyons of the Santa Rosa foothills where you will hike, provide shelter for herds of bighorn sheep.
Recreational, Road bike
265 km / 165 mi
5 nights at acclaimed desert resorts and properties
All breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Complimentary use of equipment and bikes: Cannondale Synapse Carbon 105, Customized Fuji Absolute 2.0
Full van support and support of experienced tour leaders from start to finish.
Baggage transfers and porterage
Daily route directions, maps, and a downloadable GPS
Rides and hikes in the famous Joshua Tree National Park
Not included: Flight to and from the tour and night before and after the tour.
Limited number of E-bikes are available.
Recreational, Road bike
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition Challenging = experienced, well trained
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
40-60 km / 25-37 mi
265 km / 165 mi
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Deluxe, full board
Daily luggage transfers
02 Feb 2020 - 07 Feb 2020 08 Nov 2020 - 13 Nov 2020 15 Nov 2020 - 20 Nov 2020
If you travel alone a single supplement is charged. With some group tours you can avoid a single supplement by sharing a room with another rider.
Start your Joshua Tree National Park bicycle tour with a ride through the famous neighborhood of Palm Springs. Enjoy a private dinner and reception at the luxurious Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs, your home for the next 3 nights.
13 miles, meals: D
Your introduction to strikingly beautiful Joshua Tree National Park begins at the Park’s Visitor Center. Ride by huge and unusual rock formations through a winding canyon that crosses the San Andreas Fault.
31, 45, 53 miles, meals: B, L
Hike through Indian Canyons followed by Palm Canyon’s fan palm tree oasis after an introduction from a native Cahuilla Indian Park Ranger. You can also choose to ride to, or to and from, the start and end point of the planned hike.
15 miles, meals: B, L, D Hiking
Travel to Old Town La Quinta for cycling and golf options. Old Town exudes Spanish influenced traditional architecture and the tasteful downtown invites walkers to explore shops and bistros. In the mid-afternoon, the group will shuttle to Borrego Springs and home for the next two evenings at peaceful La Casa del Zorro, a small resort oasis an hour south of La Quinta. Stargazing is at its finest in this “Dark Sky Community.”
18, 35 miles, meals: B
The morning ride through Anza Borrego State Park features palm canyons, cacti, and plentiful wildlife, including bighorn sheep. Spend the evening relaxing at La Casa del Zorro where stargazing is at its finest in this “Dark Sky Community.” Join us tonight for a farewell dinner at La Casa del Zorro.
24, 49 miles, meals: B, D
Hike along a boulder-strewn river bed to one of the region’s only native palm canyons. The contrast of the rugged desert stone and the green palm trees is striking. Boulders the size of houses cause the trail to wind back and forth. We transport you back to Palm Springs after lunch.
Meals: B, L Hiking
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