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Exploring the Baja

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  • Duration: 9 days
  • Starts: 03/05/2018
  • Ends: 03/13/2018
  • Price: $3,495

On this tour you will get to experience both the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, getting up close enough to kiss a multi ton gray whale, and enjoying the best fish and lobster tacos in the world. The riding is moderately paced on paved roads and you will appreciate the light traffic as you cruise the sparsely populated peninsula. This is one you will want to share with your gal pals so start planning now.

Day 1

Meet in San Diego, CA USA: Welcome Dinner

We will gather for the Women’s Tour 2018 to Baja. The welcome briefing will take place followed by a scrumptious dinner.

 

Day 2

Stay in Ensenada, México

There will be some brief border formalities as we enter Tijuana then it is down the scenic coastal toll way that permits for comfortable cruising. Ensenada was a real hotspot during the prohibition years. There will be a pilgrimage to Hussong’s Cantina, the oldest on the Baja and reputedly where the margarita was invented.

 

Day 3

Stay in Catavina, Mexico

Continuing south through Pacific coastal farm lands, the route eventually turns inland crossing the high desert Sierra, dropping into a moonscape like desert of boulder fields and towering boojum cactus. Catavina is a remote stop in the road however the well known Hotel Mision will accommodate us well.

 

Day 4

Stay in San Ignacio, Mexico

Riding down the center of the Peninsula the landscape is barren, eventually connecting with the coast before again turning inland. You will love this little oasis town with its tranquil spring fed lagoons which enjoy a history dating back to the times of the Spanish conquest.

 

Day 5

Stay in Mulege, Mexico

Today you will twist your way across scenic mountains and descend to the Sea of Cortez, passing through the once French copper mining town of Santa Rosalia. We will stop in the village no doubt to see the steel church designed and constructed by Gustave Eiffel (of Eiffel Tower fame) in 1884, The aroma of fresh baked goods and some of the best street food on the Baja will be timely for lunch. Mulege has an eclectic expat population and begs to be explored. We’ll be staying in simple accommodations, famous for decades and run by the once US Consul. A sandy air strip adjacent was once the only practical means of accessing this part of the Baja.

 

Day 6

Rest day in Mulege, Mexico

We think it is time for a break. Another day here can easily be spent going to nearby bays for a swim, taking a tour to see ancient rock art and exploring the village with its Spanish Colonial mission.

 

Day 7

Stay in Guerrero Negro, Mexico

Rested we will rise early and head north, knocking out 175 miles then board the van to the nearby bays to get close and personal with the migrating gray whales. If we are lucky we will find them to be friendly that day, getting within kissing distance. Consider this incredible connection with nature to be a bucket list item.

 

Day 8

Stay in San Quintin, Mexico

While we are retracing our route north, you will be pleasantly surprised at how fresh the terrain will appear and glad that you had the opportunity to experience all you missed on the way south. We will be on the Pacific Ocean this night. Expect a seafood feast on the beach!

 

Day 9

Breakfast – then Goodbye

Last day of riding will have you at the border in time to make miles to your final destination.

 

THIS TOUR IS ALL PAVED

MotoDiscovery logoThis is our second Women’s Motorcycle Tours – MotoDiscovery collaboration.
If you were sleeping in geography class you may believe that this is just an extension of the California, USA. Well, this thousand-mile long peninsula comprises the 29 and 31st states of the Republic of Mexico. Baja is close to home, yet distinctly different from traveling in the USA. The best part is you can ride your own motorcycle!

 

When: March 5-13, 2018

Where: Baja, Mexico

Preferred Motorcycle: Any street motorcycle or dual sport (all paved)

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced

Maximum Women = 15

Includes:

  • 9 nights accommodations (double occupancy)
  • All dinners travel days
  • Breakfasts and occasional lunch
  • Support/luggage vehicle
  • Bilingual riding guide
  • Assistance with border crossing formalities
  • Map package and GPS waypoints
  • Pre-Tour information booklet
  • Guided tour Mulege
  • Gray Whale boat excursion G. Negro
  • Apparel gift

Does Not Include:

  • Airfare
  • Bike Rental (if applicable)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance (recommended)
  • Tips for services
  • Motorcycle rental
  • Motorcycle Mexico Insurance

TOTAL MILES: ~ 1,300

Price= Rider on own motorcycle $3,495 USD (double occupancy), +$420 for a single room

Guide(s) = Alisa Clickenger + 1 MotoDiscovery Guide (male)

 

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