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Palm Springs: From the desert to the (Salton) sea by bike

November 09, 2012|By Mary Forgione | Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
  • The Warm Winter Bike Tour starts in Palm Springs and then heads to the Anza-Borrego Desert.
The Warm Winter Bike Tour starts in Palm Springs and then heads to the Anza-Borrego… (Undiscovered Country )

Temperatures in Southern California deserts have finally dropped (and really, it took awhile), which means it's the ideal time for some outdoor play. Road-bike tour company Undiscovered Country in Los Altos, Calif., offers a bicycle tour that visits Palm Springs, the Salton Sea and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

The six-day Warm Winter Bike Tour starts in Palm Springs with a warm-up ride and a night at the plush Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells. Cyclists take off for Borrego Springs, which becomes a base for bike rides to the Salton Sea, the Anza-Borrego badlands and other areas. Daily mileage varies from 25 miles to 66 miles.

Date: Trips depart Dec. 27, Feb. 17 and March 10.

Price: $2,190 per person, double occupancy ($487 for single supplement). It includes a road bike, lodging, breakfasts and dinners as well as snacks, tour leaders, a support vehicle and bike repairs. Transportation to Palm Springs and from Indian Wells is extra.

Contact: Undiscovered Country, (877) 322-1667

mary.forgione@latimes.com
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