Posts By: Carla King

An Off-Road Exploration of San Juanico, San José Comondú, and La Purísima

Mission San Jose de Comondu, Baja, BCS, Mulege, Loreto

By Carla King Travelers who visit us in Posada Concepción study our atlas trying to find a good route across the peninsula to San Juanico, San José Comondú, and La Purísima. All the roads look a little iffy, and they are. Weather and lack of maintenance can make it slow going and practically impassable even for 4x4s… Read more »

Where to Stop in Bahía Concepción

Playas Escondido and Cocos - photo by Carla King

By Carla King | Updated 11/11/2018 Bahía Concepción (Conception Bay) is a bay within a bay on the Sea of Cortez about halfway down the peninsula. Many travelers plan a grand tour of Baja but get kind of stuck here—and not in a bad way! La Paz, Cabo, and Todos Santos can wait for mañana. I agree! This… Read more »

Tis the season for motorcycling in Baja

One of the many water crossings

We had a many visitors in December and look forward to seeing more friends in the continuing cool-weather months of January and February. They came, they shared, they headed out… here are their combined experiences to entertain and aid you in planning your journey to Baja. To Panama and Ushuaia In December, David Sweezy of… Read more »

Trailering Your Motorcycles in Baja

motorcycling baja

If you live far from the border or ride smaller dual-sport or dirt bikes, you may want to trailer your bikes to Baja. Jonathan bought his trailer about 30 years ago and has modified it to perfection for hauling bikes, an inflatable boat, outboard motor, and kayaks or paddleboards. He started with a Big Tex… Read more »

My Baja Bike Build Project

baja motorcycle ktm-450-exc-r

Creating the perfect enduro for off-road exploration My interest in exploring the trails of Baja Sur by motorcycle requires a bike that is light but powerful enough to comfortably explore the rugged terrain between my Sea of Cortez paradise on Bahía Concepción over the mountains to Scorpion Bay (San Juanico) on the Pacific side.  … Read more »

Riding Baja: Summer Motorcycling Destinations

rancho meling baja

Temperatures in Central and Southern Baja soar to over 100 degrees in the summer so stick to the north until the mercury drops in October. Here are come cool—in both senses of the word—destinations. Guadalupe Valley Baja’s Valle de Guadalupe produces 90% of all of the wine that comes from Mexico and is growing famous… Read more »

How it is to Motorcycle Baja: Voices of Experience

Baja Motorcycle Riding

This month my motorcycling friends contribute to this column, providing perspective, advice, and favorite rides from their recent forays into “The Baja.” I also suffered through a week of Semana Santa, Mexico’s busiest holiday, a must-miss for road-trippers. And a little spill in a town called Jesus Maria. Oops! Got a Baja riding story? Email… Read more »

Riding in Baja

Baja motorcycle david-creech

Carla King This month I want to share some blogs and forum posts from other riders that will give you a good idea about what to expect when you ride independently in Baja. I’ve included reports from bloggers who ride different kinds of bikes. I can’t stress enough that you can bring any bike–whether it’s… Read more »

Baja Motorcycle Tours & Rentals

Motorcycle Baja

By Carla King Updated April 2018 Don’t be afraid to hop across the border on your own bike or to get a rental and come on down on your own. For those who prefer the certainty of a tour, whether for an assurance of safety or companionship, here’s a list. And yes, I’m planning to… Read more »