Mountain Bike Tours | Phoenix and Scottsdale AZ | Wild Bunch Desert Guides

Guided Mountain Bike Tours in Phoenix and Scottsdale AZ

Guided Mountain Bike Tours in Arizona are especially awesome with nearly 300 miles of fun-in-the-sun trails running through the picturesque Sonoran Desert in Phoenix and Scottsdale.
 
Booking your Mountain Bike adventures with Wild Bunch Desert Guides gets you rolling on the right track to discovering the exotic beauty and enjoying all the amazing landscape and incredibly varied terrain.
 
All tours include snacks, water, and a professional guide for 3-4 hours of Mountain Biking. Families with kids receive a $15 discount per child 10-and-under. An adult must accompany children. 

PRICES DO NOT include taxes, an online booking-system fee, and any gratuity decided upon by our guests.

TIPPING TIP: Same as any service industry workers, the best adventure travel tour guides typically earn a gratuity of 20-percent or more from their guests.

CANCELLATION POLICY: All we ask for is a credit card to hold the time and guide. We know minds and plans change. We offer a full refund up to 48 hours before the departure time of your tour. After that, 50-percent of the deposit is forfeited to help cover the costs of guides, as well as booking, bikes, and other equipment. Thank you for understanding. NOTE: Weather rarely works against outdoor plans in the “Valley of the Sun,” but should we have to cancel a tour to preserve the delicate balances in the desert, we will refund everything.

GROUP POLICY: For Groups of 10 or more please call us at 602-663-0842 to schedule, online booking is not available. A 20-percent gratuity will be added to the tour total. The group outings require extra planning and guides, so we ask that you confirm your group number 48 hours in advance. If things change last minute, please let us know as soon as possible. We will do our best to accommodate, but Safety and Service will be our primary focus. Thanks for understanding!
 
NOTE: The pickup-and-drop-off transportation option for any adventure booking remains available. However, because of the heightened risk of COVID-19 exposure to our guests and guides from riding in a vehicle together, all guests are asked to consider selecting instead the booking option of meeting their guide at the trailhead. Detailed directions are provided to those guests selecting this option. Thank you for understanding and considering ahead of time this difficult but necessary safety precaution during this challenging time.

 
The Wild Bunch provides customized private Mountain Bike tours. Because we are a small, local mom-and-pop specialty shop, the Wild Bunch Desert Guides deliver a personal touch and countless extras you will not see from other Phoenix Mountain Bike tours. From the detailed follow-up in the booking process, to the drinks and special snacks provided during our adventure tours, guests are delighted to discover the homespun hospitality and personal care everyone craves when traveling.
 
Seeing the Sonoran Desert on two wheels is a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experience when led by an expert guide who knows the twisting trails like the back of their hand. The Wild Bunch pathfinders know where those “can’t miss” landmarks can be found, so they are able to plan the perfect break time to stop and smell the proverbial roses. That is why guests on our guided Mountain Bike trips take those postcard-worthy pictures and maybe even safely hug or taste an iconic Cactus straight from Central Casting for an Old West film.

Ladies Guided Mountain Bike Tour in Scottsdale AZ
 
When led by an expert guide on Mountain Bike tours, there is no need to waste time looking down at a map and risk taking a wrong turn and missing the unforgettable scenery. Guests of the Wild Bunch Desert Guides get the full adrenaline-rushing experience while also safely navigating the desert with the aid of extremely knowledgeable and medically trained tour leaders.
 
The Phoenix Mountain Bike tours from Wild Bunch are specifically tailored with the fitness and skill levels of the guests in mind. If you have not been on a bike for a while, our guides can help you rediscover that talent. If you are a road cyclist or an intermediate or experienced mountain biker, we have you covered with varying degrees of challenges, too. The Wild Bunch also specializes in families, first-timers, and kids because many of our guides are trained Mountain Bike instructors who can teach beginners how to get rolling.

Mtn Biking Tour for Kids in Phoenix AZ
 
On our guided Mountain Bike tours, our guides have lots of trail options to serve any level of rider while also juggling varying degrees of cyclists in each group.
Many of our past guests have discovered a love of the sport through one of our adventure tours and have quickly graduated to competitive racing, including a handful of state champions and podium finishers.
 
Mountain Biking in Sonoran DesertVarying fitness levels are a common challenge Wild Bunch is uniquely qualified to tackle, too. Our guides have many years and levels of experience on the Mountain Bike to show you a safe, fun, and fantastic time.
 
All the Wild Bunch Mountain Bike Adventures include use of a Marin Performance Hardtail Mountain Bike, helmet, and gloves. Equipment upgrades, such as a premium full-suspension bike, also are available for an additional fee on our guided Mountain Bike trips.
 
Wild Bunch works harder than the other Mountain Bike tours to deliver once-in-a-lifetime experiences every time to each of our guests. Instead of the well-worn, cookie-cutter corporate outings, Wild Bunch drills down on the details so every guest receives an extraordinary adventure.
 
The menu for our guided Mountain Bike trips includes half day (3-4 hour) or 1.5-hour (90 minute) tours, with a pickup/drop-off transportation option for either length. However, if you desire more time in the saddle a full-day combination of Mountain Biking and Hiking, please visit our “2X The Fun Tours” or simply inquire about us helping to fit your vision during the detailed booking follow-up.
 
The half-day Mountain Bike tours allow for more exploration time by you or your group, but the 90-minute Mountain Bike adventure is perfect to fit into packed travel itineraries or to accommodate business travelers needing to squeeze in a little playtime before getting back to work. Let's be honest, would you rather the "daily grind" be at work, our out enjoying a Phoenix or Scottsdale trail?
 
Solo riders receive extra special one-on-one attention from their guide while exploring the Sonoran Desert. Biking groups allow for quality family or friend time with the backdrop an unforgettable landscape.
 
The best part of both worlds? No one will be added to your private tour, whether booking solo or group Mountain Bike adventures. This is for you and your eyes only.


 
Mountain Bike Tour at McDowell Mountain in Phoenix AZFrom flat ground to rugged terrain – Wild Bunch Desert Guides has you covered.
 
Got a pedal preference? No worries.
 
Need a lift? We can swing by and pick you up.
 
Have a large group outing or business retreat looking for a unique experience? Give us a call.
 
Are you celebrating a special milestone? We can provide a unique birthday or anniversary party on the desert trails.
 
Hoping to experience a breathtaking Arizona sunrise or sunset? Just ask and the Wild Bunch can work to make that happen! Start times vary through the year based on sunrise and sunset, but rides are available at half-day pricing.
 
Want to Mountain Bike with the family so the kids are not bored at the resort? The Wild Bunch loves riders of all ages. If they are old enough and able to ride a bike, bring them along! We look forward to the honor of working with children.
 
Bottom line? Leave all the worries to us when booking Mountain Bike tours in Phoenix and Scottsdale!
 
Our guides all carry water, snacks, sunscreen, and first-aid essentials on all our adventure tours. The Mountain Biking pace and travel itinerary are completely tailored to the abilities and interests of you and/or your travel party. And the expert Wild Bunch Desert Guides know where all the best landmarks are, and lifetime memories are made. 

 
All tours include snacks, water, and a professional guide for 3-4 hours of Mountain Biking. Families with kids receive a $15 discount per child 10-and-under. An adult must accompany children. 

PRICES DO NOT include taxes, an online booking-system fee, and any gratuity decided upon by our guests.

TIPPING TIP: Same as any service industry workers, the best adventure travel tour guides typically earn a gratuity of 20-percent or more from their guests.

CANCELLATION POLICY: All we ask for is a credit card to hold the time and guide. We know minds and plans change. We offer a full refund up to 48 hours before the departure time of your tour. After that, 50-percent of the deposit is forfeited to help cover the costs of guides, as well as booking, bikes, and other equipment. Thank you for understanding. NOTE: Weather rarely works against outdoor plans in the “Valley of the Sun,” but should we have to cancel a tour to preserve the delicate balances in the desert, we will refund everything.

GROUP POLICY: For Groups of 10 or more please call us at 602-663-0842 to schedule, online booking is not available. A 20-percent gratuity will be added to the tour total. The group outings require extra planning and guides, so we ask that you confirm your group number 48 hours in advance. If things change last minute, please let us know as soon as possible. We will do our best to accommodate, but Safety and Service will be our primary focus. Thanks for understanding!
 
NOTE: The pickup-and-drop-off transportation option for any adventure booking remains available. However, because of the heightened risk of COVID-19 exposure to our guests and guides from riding in a vehicle together, all guests are asked to consider selecting instead the booking option of meeting their guide at the trailhead. Detailed directions are provided to those guests selecting this option. Thank you for understanding and considering ahead of time this difficult but necessary safety precaution during this challenging time.

 

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Getting outdoors and hiking or biking is not only good for you mentally and physically, but it's one of the safest activities you could participate in. We are taking all appropriate measures following CDC guidelines to avoid any COVID-19 transmission. More details here.
 

Featured Reviews

Our geographically-distributed company meets in a unique location each year. This time, we wanted to experience the Sonoran Desert. On the recommendation of our resort concierge, we booked a trip with Laurel and the Wild Bunch Desert Guides. What a great pick! From our initial contact months before the trip, Laurel was very responsive, a pleasure to work with, and it was clear she was passionate about providing a memorable experience. Laurel picked the 14 of us up at the resort and immediately established a fun and high-energy rapport with our group. She was great at reading the group dynamic, making us all feel comfortable, and reminding us that we were out to have some fun. Upon our arrival at the trailhead, our bikes and gear were equipped and ready per our specifications (including SPD pedals for those who requested them). All the gear was in top shape, and we were able to hit the trails quickly. I had initially been concerned that riding might be more "nose to tail," frustrating our more beginner and advanced riders alike. Fortunately, Laurel and our two guides, Rebel and Eric, did an awesome job of allowing the group to naturally separate a bit so that we could ride at our ability while also intermittently meeting up so that we could enjoy the experience together and shuffle up the groups. Along the entire ride, our guides were cheerleaders, support crew, comic relief, and naturalists. They did a great job of assessing each riders' experience and adjusting and making recommendations accordingly. Laurel's passion for riding, for the desert, and for providing everybody with a great experience was exceedingly evident and made for a memorable afternoon. It was a perfect way to experience the Sonoran Desert. I would not hesitate to recommend Wild Bunch!

- Tom S.

Based on good reviews here, I signed up for a half day hike with Wild Bunch. Signup was pretty easy on their website and Laurel, the owner, reached out quickly to confirm and to chat about what kind of experience we were looking for. They will cater to your needs and interest. Met our guide Matt at the trailhead. He was a great guide - knowledgeable, personable and easy to talk with. All important traits especially as we were together for almost four hours. Learned a lot about the desert, the vegetation, animals, etc. Plus got in a bit of exercise. I recommend and would utilize them again!

- Att W.

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