BAJA MEXICO RETREAT
Ride, learn, relax.
Join us on this coached riding retreat in Mexico's glorious Baja California where days are kept simple so you can focus on riding your bike, recharging and enjoying the sun. This holiday is based in the small fishing village (also kite-surfing mecca) of La Ventana, located on the eastern shore of the Baja along the beautiful Sea of Cortez. We'll pedal from the door of our seaside resort each morning to access 133 kms of buffed and fun desert trails that are suitable for intermediate and above riders. Rides are typically three-four hours long (shorter & longer available) followed by lunch and an afternoon at your leisure. The focus of this riding retreat is to improve your fitness for the upcoming riding season, learn some new riding techniques and most importantly have a ton of fun and relaxation. Professional coaching by Whistler-based Katrina Strand (& sometimes guest coaches) who brings a wealth of expertise to all levels of riders. There's lots to do when not on the bike; sipping drinks and relaxing in the shade, eating fish tacos and delicious cuisine, daily yoga at our private studio or just reading your book and napping in a hammock. More ambitious options that we can help you organize are taking a kite-surfing lesson, deep-sea fishing, snorkeling with whale sharks, surfing on the Pacific ocean or SUP'ing. According to Singletracks.com La Ventana boasts six of the top ten trails in Mexico. Rental bikes and E-MTB's are available on this retreat.
*Daily yoga included on women's departure.
Day 1: Welcome to Cabo San Lucas. Transfer to La Ventana.
Transfer 2.5 hours to the fishing town of La Ventana. Build bikes, trip orientation & welcome margarita.
Day 2: Ride North Trails. — 25 km
After breakfast we'll pedal north from our resort through neighboring El Sargento to a gentle climb to a web of really fun desert singletrack with killer views of the azure sea.
Day 3: Ride South Beach trails & Cardón Corridor. — 27 km
This morning’s ride is on mostly flat and easy singletrack in a 200 year-old cardón cactus forest. Like nothing that you've ever seen! Optional late afternoon ride for those wanting more.
Day 4: Ride Rancho Cacachilas. — 22 km
Today we’ll shuttle 35 mins. into the mountains to the nearby Rancho Cacachilas, a private ranch with 40 kms of amazingly built singletrack riding through mountains and wild desert forests.
Day 5: Ride North Trails. — 32 km
Another day in this desert paradise. This morning we’ll climb to 500m above sea level and ride Las Minitas trail and Warren Ave, considered one of the best trails in all of Mexico.
Day 6: Ride North Trails. — 24 km
The best for last? We’ll ride Punta Gorda trail, an incredible singletrack ride along the shore of the Sea of Cortez. Bring your swimsuit today as we'll stop at a hidden cove for a dip!
Day 7: Transfer to Los Cabos Airport. Adios amigos!
Morning group transfer to the Los Cabos International Airport for flights home.
What our Guests Say:
This trip far exceeded my expectations. Booking was a breeze and the rides were fun, challenging, good flow & well built. Nothing about this trip was left to chance and it made it effortlessly enjoyable!