Generations of the native Cahuilla tribe, followed later by Euro-Americans, have escaped desert summers by trekking up to the nearby mountains. Starting at EagleRider Motorcycle Rentals and Tours near downtown Palm Springs, the Slingshot will whisk you up from the Coachella Valley into the cool San Jacinto Mountains and the mile-high resort area of Idyllwild, which has also been designated one of 100 Best Small Arts Towns in the US and voted Los Angeles’ best mountain getaway. Your self-guided ride takes you along The Pines to Palms Scenic Byway (CA-74). This gorgeous loop offers desert views, stops (if you dare) at haunted Tahquitz Peak and Suicide Rock, and a leisurely ride through stunning mountain roads.
- Great, fixed price of $279 per Slingshot (two-person capacity)
- Only a regular driver’s license is required; must know how to operate manual transmission
- EVIP Plus Damage Waiver