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Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park Bike Tour

A Stunning Desert Oasis

Tour Duration

5D / 4N

Trip Style

Signature, Classic Guided

Activity Level

2

Hotel Level

Luxury

Bikes

Trek Domane SL 7
Trek Electric-Assist Verve+
Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7

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Starting from

$3,799.00 per person

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A bike tour that blends striking desert landscapes with mid-century modern architecture in Joshua Tree National Park and Palm Springs.

Join us as we ride through Joshua Tree National Park, tour Palm Springs’ hidden architectural gems and sip cocktails like a lounge singer in style. Palm Springs is a one-of-a-kind mix of eye-candy landscapes including snow-capped mountains, spiky cacti, bright succulents, palm trees, and mid-century modern architecture. It's a retro town born and raised by Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack that feels vibrant and alive in its current style, which is its very own. If there's one word we would use to describe the new Palm Springs it's "glam," with a unique mix of both high style and access to world-class natural resources. On our trip you will visit a river in the desert at the Whitewater Preserve, take a guided architecture tour by bike and spend two full days in the stunning beauty of Joshua Tree National Park, all from one perfectly situated hotel. There's truly no place like Palm Springs, so we invite you to take advantage of the desert sunshine as you discover this charming getaway.

Trip Wows
  • Experience Joshua Tree National Park and see the Cholla Cactus Garden, Keys View, and Jumbo Rocks

  • Take a guided architecture tour by bike and soak in the mid-century style of this old- and new-era Hollywood getaway

  • Relax at the rooftop pool of your home away from home, the Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs

  • Get lost in the vast, epic beauty of the Coachella Valley including the San Andreas Fault and the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains

  • Dine at some of Palm Springs' most sought-after restaurants, including the James Beard Award-winning Workshop Kitchen + Bar

Two cyclists ride through Joshua Tree National Park at golden hour

Biking through Joshua Tree National Park

See the iconic Joshua Trees while cycling in the National Park

With two full days of riding in Joshua Tree National Park, you will visit famous landmarks like Skull Rock, Keys View, and the Cholla Cactus Garden.


What Guests are Saying
A couple pose with their bikes in front of cactus and rock formations

My wife and I just completed this trip and all I can say is: Unbelievable! The accommodations, the dining venues, and the bikes were all outstanding. The rides were stunning and that was even eclipsed by the outstanding support from our guides. If you want the cycling trip of a lifetime, go with Trek Travel.

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Tom, Trek Travel Guest

Two cyclists ride in front of a rock wall under blue skies

This was our first trip with Trek Travel and it exceeded our expectations. We knew the itinerary before we went but didn't know our fellow riders or our guides. We were extremely happy with the others in our group and our guides.

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Joel B., Trek Travel Guest

A couple pose in front of a wide vista of Joshua Tree national park

Great trip! Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National park are beautiful places to ride and the weather was extremely pleasant in early November. As always, Trek Travel service was impeccable. The guides were excellent and the accommodations fantastic!

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Sharon J., Trek Travel Guest

A cyclist rides through Joshua Tree National Park on a sunny day

The trip, being my 10th Trek Travel trip, did not disappoint. The riding and scenery were amazing, both in Joshua Tree but also in Palm Springs. The guides were, as always, great in every way - knowledgable, funny, professional, encouraging, and experienced.

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Joel K., Trek Travel Guest


Two cyclists riding by cacti and waving

Great Ride

Skull Rock to Joshua Tree with Keys View

Take Park Boulevard to see Skull Rock, ride over Sheep Pass, stop at Keys View, explore Hidden Valley for lunch then exit via the West Entrance into the town of Joshua Tree.


Dates & Pricing

Book early for the best price

  • Guaranteed

  • Join Waitlist

  • Private

  • Limited Availability


Itinerary
Rider Information

Hotels
Rooftop terrace with pool and lounge charids
Double bedroom with terrace and chairs
The Rowan Hotel Palm Spring front entrance
Dining area with stylish ceiling lamps and banquets
View into the sun of rooftop pool and mountains in the background
Hotel lounge area and bar with ceiling high shelving and stone pillar
Bar with high chairs, elevated bottle and mood lighting
Close cropped view of double bed with decorative pillows and side table lamps
Palm Springs, California
The Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs
Luxury

Right in the heart of Palm Springs, the Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs is a stylish oasis in the midst of downtown’s bustling shopping and restaurant scene. Relax beside the only rooftop pool in town and take in views of the towering San Jacinto Mountains from the rooftop bar and fire pits. Enjoy the signature Kimpton daily wine hour, onsite fitness center, complimentary yoga mats, and cruiser bikes for exploring town. This beautiful property, located about five minutes from the Palm Springs Airport, makes a fabulous home base for exploring all that downtown and uptown Palm Springs has to offer.

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Bikes & Gear
Ride the Best Bikes in the Industry
New in 2023 Domane SL 7 Road
Trek Domane SL 7

Experiencing your cycling vacation of a lifetime is not complete without a world-class bike and the Trek Domane SL 7 Gen 4 is the best on the road. It raises the bar to deliver incredible endurance road bike comfort without sacrificing performance and features highly responsive disc brakes, road-smoothing IsoSpeed technology, and electronic shifting. This new bike is lighter than ever before, and carbon wheels are standard on every Domane SL 7 bike.

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Verve+ electric assist lowstep bike E-Bike
Trek Electric-Assist Verve+

Fun from the first pedal stroke, venture further on our Trek Verve+. With its low-step frame design, upright riding position, and the barely-there Bosch electric motor, the Verve+ has one goal: pure enjoyment. Designed for both comfort and adventure, get a boost up the hills when you need it with energy to spare.

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Trek Domane+ SLR bike Road
Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7

Upgrade your experience on the Domane+ SLR 7. It has everything you love in a road bike, with the extra boost to take you farther than ever before. With an ultra-lightweight design and a whisper quiet electric assist motor, this performance e-road bike will assist you on the climbs and enable you to venture further. So go ahead—take the long way. With Domane+ SLR 7, there’s always room for more distance and more fun!
Upgrade to the Domane+ SLR 7 on this trip for $399 (3-6 day trips) or $599 (7+ day trips). Available in limited quantities. See specific trip dates for available bike options.

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Two cyclist and one rider

Trek Travel Guides

The World’s Best

From the moment you meet our guides, you'll understand the difference. You'll feel the genuine care they take to make your vacation perfect. From their expert support to sharing their favorite hidden spots, they tailor every moment to you.

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Additional Gear
  • Trek Travel Santini cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Bontrager saddle
  • Bontrager helmet
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer with pre-loaded routes
  • Shimano SPD-SL road style pedals, Shimano SPD mountain style pedals, caged, or flat pedals
  • A flat pack containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • For the most comfortable ride, we recommend you bring your own saddle. If you prefer, you can bring your own pedals and helmet on the trip and our guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.
A collage of cycling gear guests will use on a Trek Travel Classic Bike Tour.

Trip Inclusions

Additional Details

Know Before You Go!

We want you to be fully prepared for your cycling vacation of a lifetime. This involves making sure that you choose the appropriate trip for you and that every aspect of your experience is flawless. Each Trek Travel trip is unique to ensure maximum enjoyment every time.

Your Trip Need to Knows:

  • The Rowan Palm Springs is located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. Therefore, the riding getting to and from the hotel on Days 1, 3 and 5 is urban-style, using bike lanes as much as possible on the downtown streets of Palm Springs.
  • On Days 2 and 4 you will be riding in Joshua Tree National Park. While the speed limit is relatively low and vehicles are generally courteous, there is no shoulder on park roads and you should be comfortable sharing the road under these conditions.
  • Cell service is very limited in Joshua Tree National Park. Your guides will be equipped with walkie talkies and a satellite communication device to enable them to communicate and provide effective support even when cell service is lacking.

Before and After Your Trip

Weather

Average monthly temperature and precipitation

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High (°F) 71.0° 73.0° 81.0° 87.0° 95.0° 104.0° 108.0° 107.0° 102.0° 91.0° 78.0° 69.0°
High (°C) 21.7° 22.8° 27.2° 30.6° 35.0° 40.0° 42.2° 41.7° 38.9° 32.8° 25.6° 20.6°
Low (°F) 46.0° 49.0° 53.0° 58.0° 65.0° 72.0° 78.0° 78.0° 73.0° 63.0° 52.0° 44.0°
Low (°C) 7.8° 9.4° 11.7° 14.4° 18.3° 22.2° 25.6° 25.6° 22.8° 17.2° 11.1° 6.7°
Rain (in) 0.15° 0.24° 0.04° 0.01° 0.01° 0.01° 0.01° 0.01°
FAQs

During February and March you can expect generally sunny weather with mid-day temperatures averaging 75 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (24-27ºC) and cooling off at night into the high 40s to low 50s (8-12ºC) in Palm Springs. In October, the average high temperature is 90 degrees (32ºC) and the lows are in the low 60s (16-18º); these temps drop by about 10 degrees in November. Daytime temperatures are 10-15 degrees cooler on the north side of Joshua Tree National Park, where you will spend time on the second and fourth days of the trip. Due to the significant temperature differences between morning and mid-day (and between Palm Springs and the north side of the park) we suggest dressing in layers and be sure to bring your cool-weather cycling gear for the higher elevations of the park. Since the weather can vary greatly from week to week we strongly suggest checking the weather forecast right before your trip so you can pack appropriately. View our Packing List

To reserve your space on a trip, you can either call us at 866-464-8735 to speak with an expert Trip Consultant or book online any time by clicking the “BOOK THIS TRIP” icon near the upper right of each destination’s overview page.* Once you have submitted your reservation online, a Trip Consultant will contact you within one business day to answer any questions you may have and to confirm space, bike, and room availability on your desired trip. Your booking will be finalized once your no-risk deposit is paid. If you make a reservation more than 90 days prior to the trip, a $750 no risk deposit is due at the time of booking.** If you reserve your trip less than 90 days prior to the departure, the full balance is due at the time of booking. Once your booking is complete you will receive an email confirmation with important information pertaining to your trip.

*Please note that select trips cannot be booked online at this time. For those trips, please call a trip consultant at 866-464-8735.

**Deposit amounts vary for all Race, Cross Country, Special Edition, Ride Camp, Discover, and Self-Guided tours. Please confirm deposit amounts for all trips with your Trip Consultant at time of booking.

When a trip is booked, a guest confirmation email is immediately sent out. One week prior to the trip start, you’ll receive an email containing your trip start meeting location reminder and any last-minute information that you’ll need to know. You will also receive instructions to download the Ride with GPS app before your trip to provide you the day to day plan and daily route guides.

With one person booked on a date, the trip becomes guaranteed.*

In the case where trips are at one or two guests, we will contact you prior to final payment to give you the following options:

Pay a small trip fee of $500 per person for two guests or $1000 for one guest, which ensures your preferred trip date will run. If there are three or more guests before departure date, the fee will be refunded in full.

or

Switch to a different trip or different departure date. Should there be any difference in trip price between your original trip and the new one, you will be expected to pay the difference, or we will refund you accordingly.

Offer only valid if Trek Travel contacts a guest to discuss these specific options. Bike trips with fewer than three guests may operate with only one guide. The guide will support all rides with a Trek Travel van. If you would like to discuss the option of having two guides, please speak with your trip consultant.

The small trip supplement for Ride Camps is as follows – for two guests an additional $250 or for one guest an additional $500.

*Cross Country, Discover, Race, and Special Edition trips as well as a small number of select departures have a minimum guest count to guarantee. Please check with your Trip Consultant for more information.

Unforeseen events may make it necessary to cancel or modify a trip. Our Guest Services team will update you with any changes. We reserve the right to cancel departures in cases of force majeure or the failure of third parties—such as hotels—to honor their reservations, in which case all payments received to date will be refunded, which constitutes full settlement. Trek Travel is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation for any canceled trips, such as airline tickets, or for costs that are incurred due to travel delays, flight cancellations, or illness. We strongly encourage Travel Protection for complete coverage.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your tour.

Read our Cancellation Policy

Our Trip Consultants are available to assist and can answer your questions. Please call us at 866-464-8735.

Trek Travel recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help safeguard you and your travel investment against the unexpected. We offer a travel protection plan through Arch RoamRight that provides coverage for unforeseen events that could affect your ability to travel with us. Learn more about our Travel Protection

We've collaborated with a specialized travel agency committed to delivering tailored vacation planning, ensuring your entire Trek Travel journey is nothing short of unforgettable. Learn more about our Travel Services

Sharing the joy that comes with wow moments

Trek Travel guides are dedicated to making moments that last a lifetime, and we invite you to thank them with a trip gratuity. These are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this Signature trip, we recommend between $200-$250 per guest and, of course, you may choose to give more if your guides made your trip an unforgettable experience.

Like everything else about your vacation, the Trek Travel team is here to make this experience easier for you. While local currency is preferred, you may also tip through the following options:

Via PayPal (please have this account set up in advance when possible) or with your guest services representative on the phone before or after the trip.

Gratuities will be divided among the guide team, so feel free to leave your gratuity with whomever you choose at the end of your trip.

You cannot put a price on a wow. But you can show your thanks for an exceptional experience.

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Guaranteed Trips

Our trips are guaranteed to run once we have one confirmed booking on the trip. Click here to view our full guarantee policy.

Trek Travel reserves the right to cancel trips with zero guests, therefore you must book with Trek Travel before making travel arrangements for the trip. We are not responsible for travel arrangements made prior to confirming your Trek Travel Trip. Select trips are not guaranteed.

Sold Out/Waitlist

This trip is currently sold out, but you may be added to the waitlist in the case of availability.

Limited Availability

If a date is marked with Limited Availability, there are few spots left to book. We will secure additional rooms from our hotels before confirming your reservation.

Looking to travel with a small group? Ask our trip consultants about private trips and learn more.

What are your trip styles?

Classic - Reserve:

Savor the finer things as you relax in luxurious 5-star accommodations and wine, dine, and ride in some of the most unforgettable destinations around the world.

Classic - Signature:

Explore beautiful destinations by bike, enjoy extra inclusions, savor delicious local cuisine, and enjoy the perfect mix of accommodations.

Classic - Discovor:

Enjoy a casual cycling vacation with fantastic routes and comfortable accommodations.

Ride Camp:

Train like the pros in some of their favorite riding destinations.

Pro Race:

See the pros in action at the biggest cycling events of the year.

Cross Country:

Tackle an epic adventure that takes you point-to-point across mountains, countryside, and more.

Self-Guided

Enjoy a bike tour on your schedule with just your chosen travel companions.

Private

If a date is marked as Private, it is reserved for a private group.

Looking to travel with a small group or looking for a custom date?
Call our trip consultants at 866-464-8735

What is the Difference?

Ultimate Luxury:

Savor some of the most spectacular, 5-star properties in the world. Exuding luxury and elegance, these one-of-a-kind accommodations offer the chance to rejuvenate at award-winning spas, dine at Michelin-starred restaurants, and more.

Luxury:

Enjoy luxurious accommodations handpicked for a refined experience. From signature spa treatments to delicious local cuisine, you’ll be more than provided for; you’ll be pampered.

Explorer

These handpicked hotels provide relaxation and fun in a casual and comfortable environment. Delicious cuisine and great service mix perfectly for a memorable stay.

Combined

On select cycling vacations, you’ll stay at a mix of hotel levels, from Explorer to Luxury to Ultimate Luxury. Rest assured, no matter which level of hotel you’re at, our trip designers carefully select every accommodation.

Activity Level

Level 1:

Road: 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 25 mi (40 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Gravel: 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 20 mi (35 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 1-3 hours of hiking. Up to 5 mi (8 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Level 2:

Road: 2-4 hours of riding. 20-35 mi (35-60 km). Up to 2,500 ft (750 m).

Gravel: 2-4 hours of riding. 15-30 mi (25-45 km). Up to 2,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 2-4 hours of hiking. 4-8 mi (6-12 km). Up to 1,500 ft (450 m).

Level 3:

Road: 3-5 hours of riding. 25-55 mi (40-85 km). Up to 4,500 ft (1,500 m).

Gravel: 3-5 hours of riding. 20-40 mi (35-60 km). Up to 3,000 ft (900 m).

Hiking: 3-5 hours of hiking. 6-10 mi (9-16 km). Up to 2,000 ft (600 m).

Level 4:

Road: 4+ hours of riding. 40-70 mi (60-110 km). Up to 8,000 ft (2,400 m).

Gravel: 4+ hours of riding. 30-50 mi (45-80 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

Hiking: 4+ hours of hiking. 7-15 mi (11-24 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

What are your trip styles?

Classic - Reserve:

Savor the finer things as you relax in luxurious 5-star accommodations and wine, dine, and ride in some of the most unforgettable destinations around the world.

Classic - Signature:

Explore beautiful destinations by bike, enjoy extra inclusions, savor delicious local cuisine, and enjoy the perfect mix of accommodations.

Classic - Discover:

Enjoy a casual cycling vacation with fantastic routes and comfortable accommodations.

Ride Camp:

Train like the pros in some of their favorite riding destinations.

Pro Race:

See the pros in action at the biggest cycling events of the year.

Cross Country:

Tackle an epic adventure that takes you point-to-point across mountains, countryside, and more.

Self-Guided

Enjoy a bike tour on your schedule with just your chosen travel companions.

Single Occupancy

Sometimes it’s more convenient and comfortable to have your own room while on vacation. We understand and that’s why we offer a Single Occupancy option. The additional price guarantees a private room all to yourself