Baja California Motorcycle Tour

Guided Tour 16 Days / 15 Nights
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  • 2400.0 mi = 3840.0 km
  • Winter, Spring, Fall
  • 60.0 - 100.0°F = 15.6 - 37.8°C

Explore the raw beauty of one of North America's last frontiers, Baja California, Mexico. This is a one of a kind guided tour which will take you from EagleRider headquarters in Los Angeles through the US/Mexico border at Tijuana to the tip of the peninsula at Land's End, Cabo San Lucas and back again. Ride the famous Mexico Highway 1 along rugged coastline and through expansive deserts with giant cactus as far as the eye can see. Mex 1 is a two lane highway that has it all! Tight twisties, long straight aways and very little traffic. Eat with the locals at roadside cafes featuring the fresh catch of the day. This trip is not to be missed by anyone looking for a serious adventure in the winter and spring. Intermediate to advanced riding skills recommended.

Tour Itinerary

Welcome to Los Angeles. On the eve of this incredible journey you will meet up with your fellow riders for an orientation meeting at the hotel as we prepare to ride through some of the greatest and undisturbed desert roads left in North America. Your tour guide will provide you a thorough overview of what to expect in the coming days and answer any last minute questions you may have. I’m sure there may also be cold drink or two to be shared.
After our welcome breakfast we pick up our motorcycles from EagleRider. Shortly after we are on the road cruising south along the California coastline to the border at Tijuana, Mexico. About an hour after we have entered Mexico we will reach our final destination for today, the bustling port town of Ensenada. Tonight we will enjoy a delicious gourmet dinner made fresh from the local catch. Watch the sunset over Ensenada Bay and it won’t take you long to realize you are on the cusp of something special.
We head south on Mexico Highway 1 leaving the busy border towns behind as we ride south. We dive deeper into Baja where Cirio trees and giant Cardon cacti begin to appear alongside the road. We enter the Vizcaino Desert, one of the most fascinating desert regions on this continent, and experience expansive views of boulder formations, rugged hills and dense desert vegetation. We arrive in Catavina just in time to watch the desert sunset behind huge boulders and Cardon cacti. We have a long ride tomorrow so be sure to get a good night’s rest.
Today we cross the state line from Baja Norte into Baja Sur. You will notice a change in landscape as we ride over several 3,000 foot summits, past flat topped volcanic cones and cactus covered hills into the charming pueblo San Ignacio, an authentic desert oasis located at the bottom of a wide arroyo with date palms and a natural spring fed pond where we overnight.
Ahead of us this morning is the massive ‘Volcan Las Tres Virgenes’ which tells us the origin of recent lava flows around us. We descend Devils Grade, seven miles of switchbacks that take us down to the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez. Winding along the shores beautiful Bahia Conception, one further scenic delight of Baja California, with deep-blue waters, volcanic islands and isolated beaches. In the afternoon we reach Loreto which is the oldest Spanish settlement along the West Coast. The town offers a picturesque central plaza, shopping and a selection of excellent restaurants.
Today we ride along the base of the Sierra de la Giganta Mountains and then rapidly climb up to the summit past hat-shaped mountain peaks crossing the peninsula back to the Pacific Coast. We reach the Santa Domingo Valley and move back across the peninsula until we reach the small fishing village of Los Barriles on the Sea of Cortez. Take a walk on the white sand beach and see for yourself that this is one of the prettiest towns in Mexico.
Enjoy a well deserved rest day in the picturesque seaside fishing village of Los Barriles. Watch the sun come up over the calm blue waters of Sea of Cortez or take this opportunity to sleep in. There are many daytime activities available in Los Barriles. Go sport fishing, rent an ATV and ride miles of beaches, go stand up paddle boarding or kayaking, get pampered in the Spa, or simply relax at the beautiful beachfront hotel pool.
Under the shadow of Cerro del Venado we roll into San Jose del Cabo and down the coast of Bahia San Lucas which was a favorite hiding place for pirates who laid in wait for Spanish treasure ships in the 16th and 17th century. Today our destination is the popular resort town of Cabo San Lucas and we are here to enjoy it all. Just before arriving in Cabo we get a view of ‘Land’s End,' the southernmost tip of the Baja peninsula!
It’s time to head back north again as we ride along the Pacific coastline to the small artist's community of Todos Santos. Here you can spend some time walking around town visiting art galleries and souvenir shopping. Have some fresh fish tacos at one of the small taco stands or enjoy a gourmet lunch at the famous Hotel California. After lunch we head back to the Sea of Cortez and the capital city of La Paz, which is considered one of the Baja’s most beautiful cities.
Today we continue north through the desert on Hwy 1 through Ciudad Constitucion where we stop for lunch. Our afternoon ride will take us east across the broad desert expanse over to the coast of the Sea of Cortez and Loreto. Loreto was the departure point from which Junipero Serra launched his northward quest in 1769 to establish a chain of missions in Alta California.
Enjoy a day off in one of the most charming towns in Baja, Loreto. Founded in 1697 by Jesuit Missionaries Loreto is the oldest settlement in Baja. Visit the historic Mission of our Lady of Loreto which is the start of the El Camino Real (The Royal Road), a historic corridor which ends in Sonoma, California following the ancient route of Spanish missions. Visit the Loreto Bay Marine park for a day of snorkeling and kayaking. During the months of March and April whale watching is also available.
We continue north on Mexico Highway 1 with Conception Bay on our right. We'll stop at one of the beautiful sandy coves where you can take a dip in the warm waters. Lunch will be in the small village of Mulege, a cute traditional Mexican Town located at the mouth of a river. Back on the road we ride via Santa Rosalia to San Ignacio where we take an ice cream break in the town plaza. From San Ignacio we continue across the barren Vizcaino desert to our hotel in the town of Guerrero Negro, just south of the Baja California Sur state border. The area around Guerrero Negro is part of the El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve, designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993. Encompassing bays, lagoons, vast expanses of the Sonoran Desert and the rugged Sierra Mountains. Scammon's Lagoon is an important breeding and birthing site for the California gray whale.
Our ride continues north on Highway 1 through the vast desert landscape of Valle de los Cirios. The desert is full of a large variety plants including the Dr. Suess-looking Cirio tree. After a lunch stop in Catavina we wind through twisty roads back toward the Pacific coast and finally to our beach front hotel in San Quintin where a beachside bonfire and cold drinks awaits us.
We leave the beautiful beach of San Quintin and are on our way to Ensenada. The port city boasts a scenic setting, pleasant weather, duty free shopping, fine sport fishing and close proximity to the United States. Ensenada is famous for it's fish tacos and Hussong's Cantina, Baja's oldest bar. Enjoy your last evening south of the border.
Today your trip will take you back into the United States. We take Hwy 3 out of Ensenada and enjoy a scenic ride through the vineyards of Valle de Guadalupe towards the Mexico/U.S. border at Tecate. Once back in the US, we’ll ride through some great motorcycle roads in the eastern San Diego countryside as we make our way to the coast in San Diego. After a lunch stop we'll head into Los Angeles. It is a bitter sweet feeling as it is now time to return our bikes at EagleRider‘s LAX location with images of Baja swirling in our heads.
Today it is time to say good-bye to your newly-made friends. We hope to see you again for a new adventure on two wheels.
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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

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Jackie and Tez Compton March 29, 2017 09:00 am

Baja Tour

Good afternoon

We have just returned from the Baja tour and our heads are buzzing. What an absolutely unbelievable experience that words struggle to describe. The riding and scenery are just out of this world. The beaches are just like paradise and the hotels were all excellent. Oh and did I mention the food - this is a gastronomic delight!!

Our guides Jeff and Brad we knew from Route 66 and it was great meeting up with old friends and also making new friends, DJ who was the back up driver turned out to be a real cool surfer dude. These guys made the trip - they take you to all the best places and every day was living the dream!!

There is so much more I could say but what happens in Baja stays in Baja!! - our advise it to do the trip and do it now!!

We will be doing another trip and will be requesting the dream team

Regards

Jackie and Tez Compton

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