Baja / San Felipe

Self-Drive 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

You’ll experience the Best of Baja California Norte on this ride ‘South of the Border”. The tour visits 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

Arrive San Diego and transfer to your first hotel. Tomorrow is the start of your Baja adventure!
Today’s ride begins at EagleRider San Diego and crosses the border at San Ysidro to finish in Ensenada. Stop for lunch at Puerto Nuevo, Baja’s Lobster Village. Today’s ride is full of spectacular scenery, fresh lobster, and great roads! Situated on the coastline of Bahia de Todos Santos, an inlet on the peninsula’s Gold Coast, Ensenada is an important commercial, fishing and tourist destination. Watersports including surfing, wind surfing, whale watching, sport fishing, the Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race and of course the Baja 1000/500 are just a few of the area attractions. Ensenada’s Fish Market, the Mercado Negro, sells an amazing array of fresh fish, including tuna, shrimp, California spiny lobster, abalone, sea urchin, sardine, mackerel, seaweed and smoked marlin. Be sure to sample a local specialty, fish tacos. South of Ensenada on the Punta Banda Peninsula is one of the largest marine geysers in North America: La Bufadora (The Blowhole).
Today’s ride will take you from “sea to sea”, the Pacific Ocean to the Sea of Cortez. Ride across the mountains to the east through Ojos Negro, Valle Trinidad, and end the day in San Felipe.
San Felipe is a popular spring break destination. The town motto is “No Bad Days”. The area is has also become a favorite spot for photographers worldwide. The local economy is based on tourism, shrimping and fishing. There are miles of pristine beach to stroll on. Many visitors enjoy off-roading on the beach on dirt bikes and ATVs. A short ride south is the Valle de los Gigantes (Valley of the Giants), a natural reserve of 1,000 year old Cardon Cactus. Found only in Baja California and Sonora, the cacti reach heights over 60 feet and can weigh 25 tons.
You’ll return to the west coast of Baja for a night in Mexico’s premier 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.
Today, ride through the wine country to 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, follow great twisty roads through the Laguna Mountains back to San Diego to return your bike.
We hope you enjoyed your ride through Baja California and look forward to sending you out on the open road again!
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