For cyclist who cannot cycle the whole tour but still want to ride a part of the North American Epic Ride, can ride the 7th section of our Epic Ride.
Into Mexico, cervezas, cactus forests, and beach camping…
1680 km / 1044 mi
Eating ceviche on San Felipe's Malecon
Saguaro Cacti fields
Beautiful towns of Santa Rosalia & Mulegé
Loreto's Spanish colonial heritage
There are 10 more sections.
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition Challenging = experienced, well trained
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
80-100 km / 50-62 mi
1680 km / 1044 mi
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
After maneuvering our way past Mexican customs we cross the remnants of the Colorado river and head down the eastern Gulf of California side of the Baja peninsula on Highway 5. Our first rest day is in the waterfront town of San Felipe where the gorgeous beaches and delicious seafood will tempt us with early retirement.
Instead we pedal on, basking in sunshine, and dipping in the indigo Sea of Cortez. South of Puertecitos we cross to the western side of the peninsula, meeting the Trans-Baja highway at Chapala. After entering the state of Baja California Sur we arrive to a rest day in Guerrero Negro on the Pacific Ocean. We then traverse the cactus forest landscape of the Deserto de Vizcaino and pass by the Volcano of the 3 Virgins followed by picturesque Santa Rosalia.
After camping on the beach at the Bahia Concepcion and a rest day in the colonial seaside town of Loreto we spin inland once more, towards the middle of the peninsula stopping for cervezas and open spit chicken in the junction of Ciudad Insurgentes.
Some long and tough days with shorter less challenging days mixed in. Environment (sometimes including wind and heat) and terrain (including some significant climbing) are more of a factor. Some unexpected challenges may creep in from time to time.
Prices based on double occupancy at hotels. Solo riders will be paired with another rider of the same sex at no additional charge.
17 Riding days, 4 rest day.
12 Nights in hotels
10 Nights of camping
All roadside lunches
Vehicle to carry your bags
GPS tracks & route notes
Experienced tour leader
Pre-tour information bulletins
Flights and transfer to and from the tour
Food on rest days plus dinner on nights before rest days
Map & Routes
For this section, we recommend a mountain or touring bike with 45-50c tires.
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