NEW YEAR’S IN BAJA ADVENTURE
Imagine escaping to Baja during the darkest and coldest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, and enjoying sunny landscapes, beaches, warm temps, and open roads from the saddle. We all know the holidays are for taking a moment to reconnect. Why not reconnect with the warm, open smiles of Baja locals, lingering sunsets, fresh fish tacos, and top it off with New Year’s Eve in La Paz?
Ready for some fun during the holiday season in Baja?
Road Conditions: This motorcycle tour features all paved roads with mild elevation changes. Open desert roads are the order of the day. There may be dirt surface sojourns and there will be long days of paved riding to over 300 miles per day.
|Arrival||Departure||*Double Occupancy||*Single Occupancy||*Couples Package|
|December 26, 2023||January 07, 2024||$7,500||$9,000||$13,550|
*Double Occupancy - Base Bike with a Shared Room
*Single Occupancy - Base Bike with Your Own Room
*Couples Package - Two Participants on One Base Bike in One Private Room
|Own Bike||BMW F 750 GS||BMW F 850 GS||BMW R 1250 GS|
DAY 1 - Your motorcycle adventure starts by arriving in Long Beach, California. Check into your hotel. Meet your fellow riders at a welcome dinner this evening.
DAY 2 - Long Beach, California to Julian, California - 250 Kilometres (155 Miles)
Ride through the Santa Ana and Cuyamaca Mountain ranges on the best roads in Southern California. Stay in Julian, California.
DAY 3 - Julian, California to Ensenada, Baja California - 225 Kilometres (140 Miles)
Ride some lovely roads to the border with Mexico. Cross over into Mexico at Tecate and continue into Baja through wine country and along the Pacific Ocean until Ensenada. Stay in Ensenada.
DAY 4 - Ensenada, Baja California to Cataviña, Baja California - 370 Kilometers (230 Miles)
Ride through the breadbasket of Baja - the valley around San Quintin. Be ready to be awed by the abruptness in which the desert overwhelms you with its beauty and ruggedness. Stay in Cataviña.
DAY 5 - Cataviña, Baja California to San Ignacio, Baja California - 380 Kilometers (235 Miles)
Ride through scenic desert landscapes and smile, you are in Baja. You will arrive at an oasis, home to a historic mission and quaint plaza. Stay in San Ignacio.
DAY 6 - San Ignacio, Baja California to Puerto Escondido, Baja California Sur - 320 Kilometers (200 Miles)
Desert, curves, desert, Sea of Cortez, coastal road.. Repeat. Get ready for stunning coastal vistas. Stay near Puerto Escondido.
DAY 7 - Puerto Escondido, FREE DAY
You may want to relax in this sleepy little corner of Baja, you may want to charter a boat ride, you may want to go riding, poking further south and enjoying world class curves.. Whatever it is, you are at the helm, and you are on vacation. Stay in Puerto Escondido.
DAY 8 - Puerto Escondido, Baja California Sur to Mulege, Baja California Sur: 240 Kilometers (150 Miles)
From point to point, Puerto Escondido to Mulege is but 80 miles of lovely coastal and desert mountain roads. However, add a sojourn to Mission San Francisco Javier de Viggé-Biaundó, and poking around Mulege, and the mission at Mulege, it turns out to be a full day. You will be introduced to a friend of ours, in the form of a 400 year old olive tree. Stay in Mulege.
DAY 9 - Mulege, Baja California Sur: to Bahia de Los Angeles, Baja California: Up to 475 Kilometers (295 Miles)
Our longest day of the trip, retrace your steps through the desert northbound. Hang a right, and end up in a sleepy little fishing town on the Sea of Cortez. Stay in Bahia de Los Angeles.
DAY 10 - Bahia de Los Angeles, Baja California to San Felipe, Baja California: 335 Kilometer (210 Miles)
Head north and take a right on Route 5, headed to the Sea of Cortez coast. Stop by and say hello to iconic Coco, at Coco's Corner. Along the way, stop at the Chenowth off-road Legacy Lodge, so see a cool collection of off-road buggies. Stay in San Felipe.
DAY 11 - San Felipe, Baja California to Tecate, Baja California - 350 Kilometers (217 miles)
Ride west to Ensenada before turning north through wine country. Stay in Tecate, Baja California.
DAY 12 - Tecate, Baja California to Long Beach, California - 300 Kilometers (186 miles)
Cross the border first thing in the morning and ride the back roads to the LA area, before arriving in Long Beach. Farewell dinner tonight. Stay in Long Beach, California.
DAY 13- Departure day. You may return home, or, continue living the dream!
THE GEAR TO BRING
MotoQuest guides wear KLIM helmets, jackets, pants and gloves, and we outfit our motorcycles with luggage and accessories from Twisted Throttle. You can view and download our complete MotoQuest packing list here.
MotoQuest Staff on Tour
Included With the Tour
- Hotel Accommodations
- Premiere Welcome and Farewell Dinners
- Professional MotoQuest Guide(s)
- Support Vehicle
- Support Vehicle Driver
- Staff Trained in First Aid with Satellite Phone
- MotoQuest Swag Bag
- Photos Taken on the Trip
- Automatic Enrollment in Global Rescue
- Meals on the Road
- Alternative Tours
- Travel Insurance
- National Park Entrance Fees