Baja Beach Run

Guided Tour 7 Days / 6 Nights
Tour Map
  • 510.0 mi = 816.0 km
  • Summer
  • 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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