Friday, 4 December 2015

Baja California, Mexico - A land of contrast, desolation and beauty

What would you do if a friend invited you to spend 2 weeks riding in Baja California, Mexico?

I trust you'd say "yes", which is what I did when a good friend invited me.

Many of my friends thought I was crazy for venturing into Mexico thanks to the news reports that paint Mexico as a dangerous place to visit, let alone explore Mexico on a motorcycle.  Fortunately a few friends had spend a lot of time in Baja and told me I would love it and that I'd feel safe.  They were right!

The Baja peninsula is separated from Mainland Mexico by the Sea of Cortez and while it's very much Mexico, Baja remains a sparsely populated land.  In the Baja you'll find desert, farm land, beaches and oasis like areas in the middle of the desert.  You'll also find the largest rock pile with rocks the size of houses.

Baja is also filled with some of the friendliest people I've encountered in my travels and they made the trip memorable.

Highway 1 runs the full length of the Baja and is 1,063 miles in length.  It is filled with fun corners and long straights.  The pavement is well maintained and perfect for road trips.

The oasis town of MulegĂ© Baja

The beach in the town of Loreto, Baja

The Sea Of Cortez near Santa RosalĂ­a, Baja

One of the best off road rides is into the small village of San Cosme.  The area is also known as Aqua Verde.  The road steep in sections and the views on the way to the beach are amazing.

The Baja 1000 is one of the best known off-road races

Taking a ride on the Baja 1000 course

Take a ride through The Baja, you'll enjoy it!

Gerald Trees
Dream Your Ride

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