Viniards and Whales

Detached from the rest of the country the almost stand alone peninsula still offers a truly pure adventure. This is a fantastic ride along the coast, first a pit stop at Ensenada where most of the Mexican know wines are produced, then deep down to the tip of the peninsula where whales migrate during winter with breathtaking views and sunsets. The Baja California South Guided Motorcycle Tour visits the most popular destinations along this 7 day motorcycle vacation.

Day 1:

Arrive to Tijuana; we will get the bikes and off we go! 155km ridding to Valle de Guadalupe  to a viniard, walk thought the land, eat and have some wine. Afterwards we will make our way to Ensenada, and we will arrive just in time for the town carnaval! We will see a parade and have the luck to dance at the “Fiesta popular”.

Day 2:

Ensenada to Cataviña.

Breakfast at the hotel and get ready to ride. Beautiful scenarios await us. We will make a pit stop for lunch at El Rosario. Hope you are hungry beacuse it is said they have the best lobster tacos you have ever tried. After the delicious lunch we will ride to Cataviña. The thousands of magnificent, building sized boulders and gigantic rock formations will absolutely blow your mind away. This area is known as Baja’s rock garden and you will certainly know why.

Day 3:

Cataviña to San Ignacio.

Gear up and get ready to go, because we have a long journey today! We will travel 380 km, but don´t worry we will stop at Guerrero Negro for a quick bite, then off to the salt fields and to the scammon´s lagoon. If we are lucky we might be able to spot a great grey  whale. A whale skeleton on Highway 1 marks the halfway point on the long drive from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas and also marks the turnoff into the small town of San Ignacio. The church is one of the major attractions in this small village, rebuilt over the original, by Dominican missionaries and completed in 1786.

Day 4:

San Ignacio to Loreto

After breakfast in the hotel, we will ride to Loreto, making a stop at Santa Rosalia an old french mining town. A little way into town is the Iglesia Santa Barbara de Santa Rosalía church, famous for being designed by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel who designed and built the  Eiffel Tower. The prefab iron church was shipped from Europe in sections and then rebuilt in Santa Rosalia in 1897. We will have lunch at this beautiful town before heading to Loreto for a “rest day”.

Day 5:

Rest day

Don´t get to excited, even though it is a rest day we have something planned! How does a day trip to Misión San Javier sound? The mission, which is officially named Misión San Francisco Xavier de Viggé-Biaundó, is one of the best-preserved missions in Baja. The present mission dates back to 1758 and has survived the years so well that it is still in use as a church. This is a roadtrip you won´t like to miss.

Day 6:

Loreto to La Paz.

Whale watching day! Today is the day, we will make our way to the Lopez Mateos Port, grab a boat and start looking for whales! Puerto López Mateos is one of Baja’s best whale-watching sites. During the season, the narrow waterway that passes by town becomes a cruising strip for whales. After this exciting day we will arrive to our hotel in La Paz. Cosmopolitan La Paz is a mix of laid-back, old-world beauty and chichi upscale trends. It’s surprisingly international – you’re as likely to hear French, Portuguese or Italian here as  English or Spanish, and yet paradoxically it’s the most ‘Mexican’ city in all of Baja.

Day 7:

La Paz to Cabos San Lucas

Our trip is almost done, we grab our bags and prepare for the last ride. We will make a stop at Pichilingue beach and have some breakfast, then off to Cabos San Lucas. We will arrive to Cabo to leave the bikes at the Harley Davidson store and check-in to our hotel.  Cabo San Lucas has a curious charm. The beaches are protected by beautiful Land’s End, and the activities are endless: jet-skiing, banana-boating, parasailing, snorkeling, kitesurfing, diving and horseback-riding opportunities can all be found just by walking down to the beach.

Day 8:

After having breakfast at the hotel, we will be transported to the airport for our flight back home.

 


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