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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Pack seeing three South Palm Spring neighborhoods into just one morning with this South Palm Springs Architecture, History, and Bike Tour. Although your bike rental isn't included, you can bring your own bike for ultimate comfort along the way or get a discount to rent a bike nearby. You'll explore Deepwell Estates, Twin Palms, and Indian Canyons while your guide tells you the history of the area.
  • Explore historically significant neighborhoods in South Palm Springs
  • A guide tells you about the history and architecture numerous neighborhoods
  • Bring your own bike for comfort or rent one nearby at a discount
  • An early morning start time allows you to be done before noon

What's Included

  • Expert Tour Guide
  • Perfect Weather
  • Bottled water
  • Bikes are NOT INCLUDED in the tour price. Please rent from Big Wheel Tours, or you are welcome to bring your own bikes if you have access to some.
  • Bring sunscreen! We have 500 days of sun a year!
  • Bring extra water! It's the desert -- you'll be glad you did!
  • Tour Guide gratuity is completely optional, of course! (cash or Venmo or margaritas, lol)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Big Wheel Tours-Palm Springs
    1590 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA

    Tour start location will be Big Wheel Tours where you'll rent your bikes, if you're not bringing your own. (Please don't go to the Palm Desert location!) Free off-street parking is available behind the shop. We can wait 10 minutes for late arriving guests.

Start time

08:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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We rented bikes from the suggested vendor which were comfortable and in excellent shape- we even had a choice of fun colors!
Highly recommended for anyone who loves art/architecture, old-school Hollywood gossip, and seeing a new town firsthand by bicycle!
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Great for visitors AND residents!
Kelly_K, Jan 2023
This was a great experience both because of the tour guide as well as the wealth of information/history about the area. So worth doing this!
Easy, breezy fun ride!
Gayle_G, Jan 2023
Our guide is so knowledgeable about not just the architecture, but the history of the whole Palm Springs area. This made for a very interesting and enjoyable morning! Looking forward to more like it!
Fun and informative tour...
Alex_C, Jan 2023
Fun and informative tour with a fun surprise at the end! Really enjoyed ourselves and made us much more educated/engaged with the modernism architecture.
Best Bike And Architectural Tour Ever
Gina_M, Dec 2022
Our tour was two couples and we rented e-bikes at Big Wheel Tours which partners with our tour guide, Brennan. It was the most fabulous tour. It was easy to rent bikes, tour left from rental shop, and tour was flat (we did e-bikes but certainly would not need the assist for this tour). We stopped at many homes and took many great pics. Four was a perfect size to listen and enjoy the wonderful history and haunts of local Palm Springs architecture. Brennan was extremely knowledgeable, excited to educate and side-achingly funny the entire time. His passion for architecture and culture made the four of us yearn to learn more. We walked away with an understanding of the various eras, appreciation of home styles and felt so grateful to receive special insights that we weren’t expecting. We highly recommend this tour and booking with Brennan. You won’t regret it!
Great bike tour of 3...
Nicole_L, Nov 2022
Great bike tour of 3 affluent south Palm Springs neighborhoods with typical mid-century modern houses. Very interesting and informative.
Amazing tour!!
Kathy_K, Nov 2022
Brennan was fantastic! Incredibly passionate, knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend this tour. A wonderful look back at mid century modern architecture with history, stories, very engaging.
Loved every minute of it
Elizabeth_A, Oct 2022
Brennan is an amazing tour guide. He is passionate and knowledgeable…and a whole lot of fun. Great way to learn the history of Palm Springs, see some beautiful neighborhoods and get some exercise.
Brennan was a terrific...
Howard_M, Oct 2022
Brennan was a terrific guide. He was extremely interesting and informative. I was very concerned about riding 6 miles in my mid 60’s not having been on a bike probably in 20 years. He reassured me that the ride was flat and there were many stops to view the architecture of the beautiful homes in the area. I would highly recommend this bike tour. Also Big Wheel Tours was courteous and helpful with our bike rentals.
Highly recommend!
Alison_F, Jun 2022
What a great experience! My sis & I loved this tour and getting to learn about the history and architecture of Palm Springs. Highly recommend this, especially at the beginning of your Palm Springs stay. Brennan is an amazing guide and you can tell that he really loves sharing his passion for architecture and design with others.
Interesting and Fun
Stacey_S, May 2022
Brennan made this tour so enjoyable! His passion for the mid-century modern neighborhoods of Palm Springs shines through. He had the most interesting facts and colorful histories to share with us. We were a bit nervous about the biking part but Big Wheel bikes expertly fit the bikes to us and the roads on which Brennan took us were easy and safe for riding. Highly recommend!
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Beautiful bike tour
Marcelo_G, May 2022
Brennan, the guide, bought the tour to life with his knowledge. Limited group size allows you to listen and learn. 2 and half hour ride itself is easy, not hard.
This was really fun and...
Lorna_W, May 2022
This was really fun and entertaining! Brennan was so knowledgeable about the Palm Springs architecture and he made it all so interesting!
Highly recommend
Mikayla_B, May 2022
Very informative and easy ride. This tour was a great way to see Palm Springs! Highly recommend this tour!
Amazing way to experience Palm Springs
Beth_H, Apr 2022
What a fabulous day! This was a very special tour & I can’t find adequate words to describe the experience. Brennan was an amazing guide - well versed and part of the community. Don’t miss an opportunity to experience Palm Springs architecture with Brennan!
Great tour
Shelly_O, Apr 2022
Highly recommend -great tour. Brennan was very knowledgeable we had a great time learning about the history of Palm Springs homes
Outstanding Tour
Linda_S, Apr 2022
Excellent morning tour with Brennen! His passion and knowledge of Palm Springs history and architecture were outstanding!
The historical...
Kimberly_E, Apr 2022
The historical explanation of the area and architecture. I regret having to wait for the late participants.
A great morning!!
Danielle_B, Apr 2022
Brennan was so great and full of knowledge. An easy and safe route with lots of stops along the way. Such a fantastic way to see Palm Springs and spend the morning outdoors.
Brennan was incredibly...
Doug_W, Apr 2022
Brennan was incredibly knowledgeable about all things midcentury adding local flavor to our tour. Including his own experiences. Time flew by but the memories linger.
Great Tour of Palm Springs
Bassman, Mar 2022
Brennan was a great tour guide. He cares about the city and provided historical facts about Palm Springs. Whether you have been to Palm Springs in the past or are new to the city, you need to take this tour. Thanks again Brennan!
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