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Looking to do a 7-day bike trip through Baja California starting Aug 22

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Looking to do a 7-day bike trip through Baja California starting Aug 22

Any advice would be appreciated! Or if anyone would like to join me, that would be awesome!

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Hi I did this trip last year

Hi I did this trip last year and I would suggest starting off in the town of San ignacio, which is quite nice and just cycling from there all the way to La Paz. This way you'll pass through a ton of nice places and town, and some pretty hefty hills to boot. There is a good stretch of desert between El Rosario and Guerrero Negro which is pretty awesome but you'd need 3 days or more to get through there.

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So Northern Baja is not as pretty?

Thank you so much for your response :D

During that three day stretch, how often could you refill water? And how was the heat?

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I went in January so the heat

I went in January so the heat was pretty tolerable, I brought about 10 litres of water with me, there are a few stops on the way to buy cold drinks, but not too many. I stopped in Guerrero Negro for a few days, did a whale tour and relaxed then continued on. What time of year are you thinking of going?

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Leaving tomorrow haha

I just got to San Diego a couple days ago, so I will be starting Baja tomorrow. It is going to be rough. 10 L is also a lot of water ! Guess I should bring another 3L bladder with me!

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I carried about 5 L of water

I carried about 5 L of water at the most and felt pretty comfortable, the desert past El Rosario is the most isolated but their are little Loncherias that have bottled drinks for sale. But I did the ride in January as well, it's got to be pretty hot there at this time of year. I'd recommend the 1D south of La Fonda as opposed to the 1. Supposedly you're not to ride it but I never saw any signs and I had no issue getting through the checkpoint just north of Ensenada. As said before traffic can be pretty brutal in spots between Ensenada and El Rosario with little to no shoulder.

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Great advice! Ill try to take 1D

So I think what I will do is just take a bus between Ensenada to Guerrero Negro - and just bike Baja California Sur. It seems more interesting and not as hot? Ya I have about 5L of water with me.. hopefully that should suffice :D

Thanks again everyone for your advice!

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Water

I have driven that rode many times. I once met a guy on a unicycle that had a sign he carried that said.....”I need water.” He put it on his back at times when in a jam and said he had good results. I do know that people are very helpful to fellow travelers on that road. That road is narrow with big drop offs with no shoulder at times but a stunning ride. Be careful and eat lots of street tacos.