Sample Itinerary for a proposed future motorcycle ride baja way – Friday to Friday, December 26 – January 2, 2021
Before the ride. At AAA get your selves an international driver’s license for about $15. When we cross the border obtain a tourist card for $20. Before the trip apply online and but Mexican motorcycle insurance. Print copies as requested.
Cross the border at Otay Mesa vs Tijuana
Hide cash (and credit cards) on you (and on the bike) in different places. Expert Tip: Carry a “throw-away” wallet with $20 USD and some Mexican pesos plus hand over if stopped your international vs state drivers license.
Day 1 – departure day- we cross the border at Otay Mesa, o/a 0800 then take La Rumarosa toll road to Highway 5 and then to San Felipe, lunch on el malecon in San Felipe, (san Felipe is on the sea of Cortez side) ride to Highway 1 via Puertocitos – Gonzaga Bay, check in to Hotel Mision Cataviña, free time, dinner at Cataviña
Day 2 -, 7am breakfast in Cataviña, depart 8am for ride to see local cave paintings, or ride to Guerrero Negro, check in at local (tbd) motel, Tony’s Tacos, free time, dinner at Mario’s Palapa
Day 3 – 7am breakfast, ride to Ojo de Liebre lagoon for a 2 hour inner lagoon whale tour, (around $100 US) lunch at Tony’s Tacos, break, visit old town Guerrero Negro – old lighthouse – wetlands, special dinner and cooking demonstration at Mario’s if we prearrange.
Day 4 – 7am breakfast, ride for a tour of outer lagoon salt plant, ride to Bahía de Los Ángeles, check in at Costa del Sol motel, free time, seafood extravaganza dinner!
Day 5 – 7:30am breakfast, boat tour of the bay and islands with burrito lunch, visit Bahía Natural History Museo, beach day and dinner at Casa Essary
Day 6 – depart Bahía de Los Ángeles at 8am after breakfast, lunch in San Quintín at Parcela 12, ride to Meling Ranch, free time, dinner
Day 7 – depart Meling Ranch at 9am after breakfast, torta lunch in El Sauzal, wine tasting in Valle de Guadalupe, cross border in Tecate.
Save up and come join me in 2020 for some great riding in Baja and to see the Whales, the Sea of Cortez, and the mountains of the Sierra de San Pedro Martir. All the information above is obviously subject to change based on COVID, Safety, availability number of riders etc.
Limited number of riders yet to be determined. For specific information or to get on the riders list contact Ralph at Trawlercat@gmail.com