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Biking in Baja

The length of the Baja California peninsula from north in Tijuana to south in Los Cabos is roughly around 800 miles. That makes for one very long bike ride if you wish to pedal from one end of Baja to the other. But what makes biking in Baja California such an enjoyable activity is because of the many different landscapes existing in Baja which bikers can try. In short, biking in Baja is never a monotonous and boring activity because there as so many things to see while biking and there are plenty of different roads and paths to use.

Most of the cities and large towns in Baja California have well-paced roads and streets where locals and tourists can bike. This makes for a great way to explore the cities and towns and is also a very cheap and healthy way of getting around town. Unlike in a car where you are compartmentalized and you see everything pass by your window as if you are looking at the television, biking in Baja puts you right there where all the hustle and bustle of Baja life is happening.

Baja California is known for its beautiful beaches and bays. And many tourists, vacationers and biking enthusiasts come to Baja California specifically to bike along these beach roads and seaside paths where they are surrounded by the magnificent blue brightness of the Pacific Ocean or the clear glittering waters of the Sea of Cortez. What can be more relaxing than pedaling with the beat of the waves as they lap the shores while enjoying the salty breeze, the warmth of the sun and the soothing sound of rustling palm tree leaves?

Mountain biking is another option for biking enthusiasts in Baja California. The peninsula has a series of coastal mountain ranges that runs almost all the way from the northern to the southern tip of Baja California. Some such popular mountain ranges and mountains in Baja is the Sierra de la Giganta and Sierra de la Laguna, Sierra Juarez and the Sierra San Pedro Martir. These mountain ranges offer all sorts of biking trails and environments, you can find anything from cool pine covered mountain tops to hot, oasis-dotted desert cliffs. These biking trails of course, suit cyclists of different skill levels and it is best to inquire first regarding the need for guides or permits before venturing to ride out in the mountain ranges.

And finally, Baja California would not be Baja California if it did not have acres and acres of deserts and sand dunes. Desert biking is a popular activity in Baja and many touring cyclists and biking groups from America and from all over the world travel to Baja in order to experience Baja desert biking. Cyclists would see vast expanses of golden deserts covered in prickly little bushes, flowering cacti and humongous elephant trees. And up above, cyclists can frequently catch a glimpse of eagles, hawks and other bird species flying over head.

Biking is one of the most enjoyable things you can do in Baja California, Mexico. What better way to explore the towns, cities, deserts, mountains and beaches of Baja than by pedaling your way across this naturally gifted and culturally engaging Mexican peninsula.

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