Baja Beach Run

Guided Tour 7 Days / 6 Nights
Tour Map
  • 510.0 mi = 816.0 km
  • Summer, Winter, Spring, Fall
  • 60.0 - 100.0°F = 15.6 - 37.8°C

Step over the border and into Baja California Norte, and visit both the Pacific and Sea of Cortez coasts, the Valle de Guadalupe (Mexico’s “Napa Valley”), Ensenada (home of the Baja 1000 motorcycle race and Carlos Santana), and San Felipe, whose town motto is “No bad days”.

Tour Itinerary

Relax in San Diego a little bit upon your arrival, perhaps at famous attractions like Sea World or the world-renowned San Diego Zoo. At 4pm at your tour hotel you’ll get a chance to meet with your Tour Guides and fellow riders, to prepare for the journey ahead. Get a good night’s rest – tomorrow is the start of your Baja adventure!
After we pick-up our bikes at EagleRider's San Diego office, it’s time to make a run to the border! We’ll cross at the bustling port of entry at San Ysidro/Tijuana, enjoy some fresh lobster for lunch in Rosarito, and take plenty of photos along the cliffs and surf of the Pacific Ocean coastline. Our destination city of Ensenada is an important commercial, fishing and tourist city, known for its culinary specialty of fish tacos, surfing, and yacht racing. And of course Ensenada is famous as the annual starting point of one of the world’s most challenging off-road desert races, The Baja 1000!
Today’s ride will take us from “sea to sea”, starting at the Pacific Ocean and ending at the Sea of Cortez. We’ll ride east across the mountains through the farms and ranches of Ojos Negro, Valle Trinidad, eventually arriving in San Felipe, on the Gulf of California. The nearby ‘Valley of the Giants’ natural reserve, home to 1,000-year-old Cardon Cactus, has become a favorite spot of photographers worldwide. Found only in Baja California and Sonora, the cacti reach heights over 60 feet and can weigh 25 tons.
San Felipe’s economy is based on tourism, shrimping, and fishing. There are miles of pristine beach to stroll on, and many visitors enjoy off-roading on the beach on dirt bikes and ATVs. Its many nightclubs and bars along the beach has made it a very popular Spring Break destination for US college students. The town’s motto is “No Bad Days”.
Today we’ll return inland for a pleasant night in Baja Mexico’s premier wine country, Valle de Guadalupe. Every year during the month of August, the beginning of wine harvest season is celebrated in the Guadalupe Valley and in the city of Ensenada with a two-week-long series of cultural and culinary events, all under the title banner of Fiestas de la Vendimia (Wine Harvest Festival). This event attracts people from all over the world.
Alas, our desert romp must come to an end today. We exit wine country through the border town of Tecate, home of one of Mexico’s most popular beers. The annual Tecate-Ensenada Bicycle race (held in July) has thousands of participants from both sides of the border. After crossing the border back into the USA, we’ll follow great twisty roads through the Laguna Mountains back and San Diego National Wildlife Refuge, finally returning our bikes in the afternoon.
We hope you enjoyed your ride through Baja California! Whenever you are ready to take another grand motorcycle adventure we will make your next trip even better than this one!
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Schubert Stefan May 7, 2017 09:45 am

Baja California Tour April 9th - 23rd, 2017

My name is Stefan Schubert and together with my wife we just finished a.m. Baja California tour. It was our 3rd tour with Eagle Rider ( after Route 66 in 2015 and Canada and Yellowstone in 2016 ).
This Baja California tour was again a great experience for us. Tour was well organized and Stefano ( together with Alex as Van driver ) was a really excellent and absolute customer focused tour leader.
It was a good advantage that thery know Baia, they both spoke the language (Spanish), in such a land as Mexico it is then much easier to bring us more near to the native life of Mexicans. We were everywhere very welcomed, in San Ignacio an older man come to his Taco stand in the evening just for us to make us excellent tacos. It was everywhere clear that Stefano is very empatic and people like him very much . He was very open, always helpful and could handle each situation with a positive approach and a smile. He was care of us more or less 24 hours/day.

We thank Eagle Rider that we could spend again more than 2 weeks of our life with nice people in a nice country.

With best regards from Austria
Stefan & Martina

Ian Michell March 29, 2017 09:00 am

Baja Tour

Baja seems to be a well kept secret ( in terms of world travel ) in the UK

Blue ocean, great coastlines and scenery, warm weather and friendly people make it your basic nightmare on a Harley

As far as Eaglerider tours go the bikes hotels and administration were all great

Our tour staff were Jeff in charge, Brad as deputy and DJ as van driver

They were all helpful and friendly and always pointed you towards a great photo opportunity or place to eat

Their experience was obvious in the unobtrusive way they monitored the group for hydration levels and the competence and experience of individuals

Both the length of the daily ride and the distance between stops ( in hours ) were well judged

I would not hesitate to recommend Eaglerider, this tour or the individuals named to anyone who enjoys Harleys

Thank you for your patience and humour, I will remember this vacation for a long time

Back in the UK it is 40F cooler, 50" of rain wetter and the pace of life about 10 times faster but as I learned in Baja it dozenfuggenmetta

Best wishes

Ian Michell