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Viva Mexico! Join the Cog Wild crew for a dream mountain biking vacation in Baja California. This tour is based out of Los Barriles, a small town on the Sea of Cortez, famous for kite boarding, sea kayaking, and now mountain biking. You’ll stay at the friendly beachside Hotel Playa del Sol, complete with lovely ocean breezes, swimming pool, outdoor bar, restaurant and use of water activity gear such as stand up paddle boards.

Our own Cog Wild guides have spent years riding in this desert environment and have built most of the mountain bike trails in the area. Routes include trails with fun technical sections, ripping descents, incredible desert scenery, ocean views and trail side cactus to keep you motivated to stay in the trail. Daily rides are designed according to rider abilities, with short and long options available.

You’ll have ample opportunity to swim, snorkel, paddleboard, kayak, lounge around and sample ice-cold beers and fresh fish tacos. Los Barriles is a small, tourist friendly town and is very safe. There is a good chance you’ll end up with a few new friends after this trip. Baja just has a way of bringing people together.

Come experience the magic of Baja by mountain bike! We can’t wait to share the trails with you!

THIS TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 5 days of awesome mountain biking in Baja, personalized to your level.
  • Local, expert, knowledgeable, friendly and caring guides.
  • Transportation to and from the San Jose del Cabo (SJD) Airport, on the tour start and end dates.
  • Transportation throughout the tour.
  • 5 nights lodging at Hotel Playa Del Sol
  • FREE introduction lesson to the water-sport of their choice, windsurfing or kiteboarding
  • Full suspension Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp, Camber FSR Comp 29ers All with dropper posts
  • Use of sea kayaks, snorkel gear, table tennis, volleyball, and additional activities available each week.
  • Cog Wild t-shirt.
  • Cog Wild patch.

Trip Overview

LOCATION
Baja Mexico
DURATION
5 Days
SKILL LEVEL
5 - 8
FITNESS LEVEL
4 - 8
Tour Style
Hotel
Tour Size
14 guest maximum
STARTING PRICE
$1300
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Add more to your trip

Our goal is to maximize your experience with us and help your have a fabulous vacation on the Baja Peninsula. Talk to us about adding more nights at the hotel!
Especially with this great promotion! Stay 7 nights, get the 7th Night Free … so add on 2 more nights to your 5 night package at the price of only 1 MORE NIGHT! Contact us for details!

2016/17 Dates:

Dec 3-8 2016

Jan 21-26 2017

Feb 11-16 2017

Feb 18-23 2017

Location:

Los Barriles, Baja del Sur, Mexico.

Price:

$1300 – per person, double or triple occupancy

$1000 – per friend/spouse that is not doing the guided rides

$400 – per single supplement fee

Additional nights at the hotel, which also includes bikes. The hotel is promoting a stay the 5th night and get the 6th free, so this is a great deal!
$260 – 1 person per room for 2 nights
$295 – 2 people per room for nights

*Price Does Not Include:

  • Airfare to and from Baja.
  • Add-on activities such as scuba diving, kite boarding, windsurfing, horseback riding, deep sea sport fishing, ATV rentals or swimming with dolphin tours.
  • Lunch and Dinner, explore the town and restaurants in the area
  • Airport shuttles that are not part of the scheduled group taxi. Please call or email for more information.
  • Trip Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing trip insurance for the unforeseeable. See our cancellation policy below.
  • Guide gratuity. If you like the ride, tip your guide!

Cancellation Policy:

 Cog Wild follows the below policy for every multi-day tour guest:

  • Cancel 61 or more days before your trip: $75 cancellation fee.
  • Cancel 60 to 45 days before: $250 cancellation fee.
  • Cancel 44 to 14 days before: The participant will be required to pay 50% of trip price.
  • Cancel within 14 days: No refund.

Note: Guests can transfer to another Baja tour in the same season. If transferring a tour to next year, transfer is good for the following year only. Personal emergencies do not void cancellation policy and tours go rain or shine. Travel insurance that covers trip cancellation as well as trip interruption is highly recommended. If we are able to re-sell your spot on a tour, we will refund you the full tour amount minus $75 handling fee.

Riding Distance

40 – 70 miles over four days. Distance varies according to riding level and ability.

Elevation

Sea level to 1,800 feet.

Level

Intermediate to advanced. Baja trails can be rocky or sandy with steep uphills or downhills. They are not appropriate for beginner riders.

Terrain & Trails

These are all heavenly cross-country singletrack trails in the deserts of Baja! Expect some rocks, some sand, some steep climbs and descents. Interesting plant life (including trailside cactus!), desert wildlife and cool geology are a few of the things that make Baja mountain biking awesome. Not to mention the killer views!

About Los Barriles

Los Barriles is on the Sea of Cortez side of the Baja Peninsula, between La Paz and Cabo San Lucas.

The recommended airport, Los Cabos Airport (SJD), is 45 miles south. There is shopping downtown, quiet and clean beaches and everything from taco stands to fine dining if you want to eat outside of the hotel restaurant. The area is safe and super friendly. Typical winter weather in Los Barriles is 80º during the day and 65º at night.

About Hotel Playa de Sol

Our hotel includes an ocean view restaurant, an oceanfront palapa bar and a large outdoor terrace surrounding the pool. All rooms will be poolside or have an ocean view. For those interested in kite & wind surfing, this is the place! The hotel is a full service wind sport center with the newest gear, professional instruction and (hopefully) windy days. You will be able to enjoy these activities after our ride!

Recommended Clothing & Gear

See our full travel details and recommended packing list for this tour.

Saturday

You’ll arrive on Saturday and our Baja based Cog Wild guides will pick you up at the San Jose del Cabo airport and bring you to our hotel in Los Barriles. Please try to arrive between 2pm-4pm so we can coordinate shuttles. Once you arrive at Hotel Playa de Sol,you’ll have time to wander town, take a sea kayak out for an evening paddle or just relax by the pool with an icy margarita in hand.

Sunday – Wednesday

Each day, we will spend 3 to 6 hours on a different guided mountain bike adventure in the beautiful Baja desert. Evenings will be full of pool time, lounging, extra activities, cold beers or cocktails and famous Baja style fish tacos! We’ll start up a nice bonfire on the last night, a perfect time to swap legendary Baja tales.

Thursday

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. After an early breakfast, riders that have enough time will go on final mountain bike ride, then say goodbye—until next year, right? An organized shuttle back to the airport will be available. Or stay a few extra days at the hotel… especially with this great promotion! Stay 7 nights, get the 7th Night Free … so add on 2 more nights to your 5 night package at the price of only 1 MORE NIGHT!  Contact us for details!  The best flight times from San Jose Del Cabo are between 1:30 and 4:00.