Modern & More Bike Tours Palm Springs

Palm Springs, United States

Experience hosted by Brennan

2.5 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people

What you'll do

This is a small group 2+ hour bike tour of 3 architecturally/historically significant neighborhoods in South Palm Springs, lead by either myself or my expert assistant guide, Tim. You'll be biking on quiet streets, no hills, constant sunshine, & very little traffic. All of which makes for a great ride for novices or expert cyclists alike.

Note: Bikes are NOT INCLUDED, so please bring your own, or you may rent from Big Wheel Tours on S Palm Canyon.

Leaving from their parking lot, we’ll explore the neighborhoods of Deepwell Estates, Twin Palms, & Indian Canyons. We’ll see great examples of homes designed by Krisel, Wexler, Eichler, & built by the Alexander Construction Company. We'll also see the homes of some Hollywood celebrities. We’ll stop at specific homes to discuss their architectural & historical details, but you're encouraged to stop anywhere along the way to take photos. So, duration can vary, but it's usually just over 2 hours. Please arrive early--we will wait 15 min for late guests.

Please note: This tour is designed for serious architecture and history fans, with a lot of academic-level information and detail. It may not be the most enjoyable tour for some children.

COVID Safety Update: Masks are not required for fully vaccinated guests while biking outdoors. Please wear a mask while inside Big Wheel Tours. Both Brennan & Tim have been fully vaccinated!
This is a small group 2+ hour bike tour of 3 architecturally/historically significant neighborhoods in South Palm Springs, lead by either myself or my expert assistant guide, Tim. You'll be biking on quiet streets, no hills, constant sunshine, & very little traffic. All of which makes for a great ride for novices or expert cyclists alike.

Note: Bikes are NOT INCLUDED, so please bring your own, or you may rent from Big Wheel Tours on S…

Meet your Host, Brennan

Host on Airbnb since 2012
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Howdy! I’m Brennan. I am a trained Modernism Week Architecture Tour Guide in Palm Springs, & I also do volunteer tours for PS ModCom. My expert assistant tour guide is Tim. I've been coming to the desert for many years, & I've immersed myself in the history & culture of this town & its unique midcentury architecture. I bought a 1963 William Krisel-designed home a few years ago & gave it a new life as a bright, modernest remodeled space that was featured in HGTV Magazine. I just love this town, & I want to share it with you!

Regarding that pesky COVID-19, rest assured that we both have been fully vaccinated. Also, we've taken the "Palm Springs Safer Together, Greater Together" destination pledge to show that our commitment to the safety of visitors, residents & employees is our top priority. More info at gpsPLEDGE.com
Howdy! I’m Brennan. I am a trained Modernism Week Architecture Tour Guide in Palm Springs, & I also do volunteer tours for PS ModCom. My expert assistant tour guide is Tim. I've been coming to the desert for many years, & I've immersed myself in the history & culture of this town & its unique midcentury architecture. I bought a 1963 William Krisel-designed home a few years ago & gave it a new life as a bright, modernest remodeled space that was featured in HGTV Magazine. I just love this town, &…
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Where you'll be

We'll do a deep dive into these three neighborhoods in South Palm Springs:
Deepwell Estates, Twin Palms, and Indian Canyons.

Each feature unique single family homes built between the years of ~1955 to 1975, with some notable modernist architects and celebrity homes pointed out during occasional photo and informational stops.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 183 reviews.

Joy
October 2021
This was a great way to see Palm Springs and learn about both the history and architecture. Brennan was super knowledgeable and very engaging. We thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and highly recommend.
Charles
October 2021
This bike tour is wonderful! My wife and I loved everything about it: informative, interesting and exercise in the sunshine! Brennan is fantastic! He shares great architectural, historic Hollywood, and Palm Springs history. We are so glad we booked this tour!
Stephanie
October 2021
Brennan was an excellent host and we had a great time exploring the historic neighborhoods of Palm Springs. We loved learning about the design and architecture the city is so famous for, and also all the fun insider tidbits of the homes, especially where stars had lived. One of the particular highlights of the tour was the final stop, with some very personal touches that made the entire experience unforgettable. Take this tour! You will not regret it!
Anne
October 2021
What a fun and informative tour!! Our guide Brennan was full of great information about the architecture and history of Palm Springs. The cycling was easy and relaxed with plenty of stops at significant homes. This tour was a highlight of our stay in Palm Springs and I highly recommend it to all!
Jaehee
October 2021
I was inspired as a business owner by Brennan's enthusiasm, professionalism, and love for his chosen topic of architecture that he covers throughout the trip. Also as a real estate manager, I learned the value of story-telling and its contribution to the town's development. Thanks for bringing so many colors to such an arid land!
Jenna
September 2021
Tim was a terrific host, and this was a very fun and informative way to learn more about the history of Palm Springs from the comfort of our electric bicycles. Tim brought us to three nearby neighborhoods and shared myriad interesting facts about modernist architecture. He was thoughtful to keep us in the shade and on low-traffic roads as much as possible, and he answered all of our questions. We learned a lot and would highly recommend this experience. A great start to the day!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 13 and up can attend, up to 6 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Water
Sunscreen
Bike! or rent one from Big Wheel Tours
(Guide gratuity optional but encouraged)

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.