We’ve got a craving for long, curvy roads, seemingly endless beaches, and… did someone say “tacos?” All symptoms of Baja-itus. It must be going around because we’re getting an awful lot of inquiries from our riders about when MotoQuest is heading back to Baja.

Why are so many people jonesing to explore this particular Mexican peninsula on two wheels? Picture yourself riding through stunning desert scenery, along curves hugging serpentine coastline, over rugged mountains and into welcoming communities. Perhaps the day starts with an incredible sunrise over the Sea of Cortez with dolphins playing at dawn, or maybe it ends with a dazzling sunset over the Pacific Ocean.

The temperature is comfortable. Meals are mostly casual, often served with handmade tortillas. After you take off your helmet for the final stop of the day, there’s a beverage in your hand… maybe it’s a margarita with fresh squeezed lime juice, or a chilled Mexican beer. Everything about this moment is pure bliss.

Baja balances the combination of rustic and refined experiences from one stop to the next in such a way that you’ll likely want more. The natural elements of the terrain and the friendly people who call it home are why we are excited to return with you as our guest.

Here are our upcoming Baja adventures in chronological(ish) order:

Baja Backroads Adventure
October 23 – November 2, 2021
October 22 – November 1, 2022

  • Begins and ends in Long Beach, California
  • Large-displacement-friendly dual sport riding on paved and dirt surfaces
  • Plenty of opportunities to practice your sand skills!
  • Not ideal for two-up riding (keep scrolling down for passenger-friendly options)

Northern Baja Adventure
December 3 – 12, 2021
January 14 – 23, 2022
December 2 – 11, 2022
January 13 – 22, 2023

  • Begins and ends in Long Beach, California
  • All-paved itinerary
  • Great for couples
  • Mostly short riding days
  • Opportunities to explore destinations beyond the motorcycle


New Year’s in Baja Scouting Adventure
December 24 – January 6, 2022

Future polished tour:
December 24 – January 6,2023

  • Begins and ends in Long Beach, California
  • Mostly paved itinerary, but dirt roads are a possibility
  • Potentially long days in the saddle, U-turns, and other unexpected memory-makers
  • Ring in the new year from La Paz!
  • Day-trip to Cabo on January 1, if you’re not too hungover

If you ride through Baja in February or March, it’s the perfect time to catch the tail end of the gray whale migration. Mothers and their calves are just as curious about the people in the pangas as we are of them. Some may come up to your panga to get a closer look, or even a fin-shake!

Best of Baja – Southbound
February 5 – 14, 2022
March 5 – 15, 2022

  • Begins in Long Beach, California
  • Ends in San Jose del Cabo, Baja Sur

Best of Baja – Northbound
February 17 – 26, 2022
March 17 – 26, 2022

  • Begins in San Jose del Cabo, Baja Sur
  • Ends in Long Beach, California

Both of these guided adventures:

  • Are all-paved itineraries
  • Are great for couples
  • Spend two nights in San Ignacio
  • Include an optional whale-watching excursion in the San Ignacio Lagoon

Let MotoQuest founder, Phil Freeman show you why he loves to ride in Baja: