Scheduled Departure Dates
Scheduled Departure Dates
Casual Inns & Seaside Camping: $1890
Think of this as a reset button for your soul: hiking and mountain biking Baja, Mexico’s brilliant seaside. Discovering timeless, back-of-beyond villages dabbed in rich, vibrant pastels, culture that spans millennia, if not, arguably, the best food on the planet.
Our Sierra de la Laguna Adventure neatly unfolds in and around the charming town of La Paz. A smart blend of beach tour, with ocean-side camping and dining, our rides bridge the 800-mile long Baja peninsula, (world’s second longest isthmus, twice Florida’s length): pedaling both the powerful Pacific-fronting side, as well as trails edging the warmer, calmer Sea of Cortez.
Baja’s Lower Peninsula exudes a genuinely rural Mexican feel: it is a refuge, in every sense of the word. We’ll scan long, beautiful bays, more shallow coves closer in, edged by bare shore. More often than not, only a lone wooden, whitewashed fishing shack lends any sense of human presence. Riding the ridges along the coast, we stop on a grey-green butte to catch a cool wind. Or the shifting light; so golden, so scrumptiously vivid the sunlight seems almost HD. Riding a track through the mountains, the Sierra de la Giganta, we catch sight of rare White Pelicans. Reaching the next plateau, looking down to the Gulf we behold the magnificent blow of a Grey whale; a few seconds later, the slowly raised fluke. It is a vision, a moment you will forever hold onto.
To experience both sides of this wild and fragile peninsula means miles of rolling trails, stunning desert outback around remote, centuries old adobe missions; lush Palm canyons that give way to blue-green lagoons and dune islands. We build out all this blue desert bliss with natural hot springs, ocean kayaking; and of course, a seat at some incredibly authentic Mexican cuisine.
Day 1-2: Meet in San Jose del Cabo. After introductions, a short, breezy ride. Then dinner. Transfer to Todos Santos, prettiest spot in Baja’s south: a cobblestoned colony long on art galleries, surfers, fisherman, New Age travelers and home of the original Hotel California. From town we ascend into the sensational local trails that loom above the Pacific.
Day 3-4: Transfer to La Paz; ride through the local mountains. Then portage onto a kayak, or snorkel with the whale sharks. Transfer to Rancho Cacachilas, a wonderful ecotourism/permaculture coop/bike hub, sampling their private reserve of single track. Then onto additional trails in La Ventana: a tiny pearl-diving village turned kiteboarding hotspot south of La Paz. Spectacular view finding define these rides, set on cliffs and bluffs atop the Sea Of Cortez.
Day 5-6: Transfer to the El Triunfo: an 18th century mining community (pop. 327). Ride at a comfortable 1585-ft.; lunch in the historic plaza. Take in a smelter smokestack designed by the same Eiffel who designed the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. Shuttle to the beach town of Los Barriles (the barrels), 40-miles north of San Jose del Cabo. Ascend to the inspiring trails terraced above Bahia las Palmas. Then kite surf, or tether oneself to a great book on a beautiful beach.
Day 7-8: Transfer to Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Cycle a nearby web of trails. Then: optional boat ride, snorkel or scuba the 27-sq mile marine preserves. Transfer back to San Jose Del Cabo for farewell dinner and departures.
All internal land expenses and services are covered in the cost of your tour. This means from the time we pick you up at our meeting point, until we drop you back off to head home, all transportation, food preparation, meals (except where noted on itineraries), snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, group supplies and community gear (portable chairs, large awnings, coolers, utensils, etc.) are included. Backcountry permits, licenses, park fees, reservations, and accommodations (lodging) are also included, along with at least two professionally trained trip leaders, a mobile first aid and mechanic station, spare bikes, and a support vehicle(s). Trip price does not include airfare, lodging prior to trip start or bicycle rental and/or camping gear (if on a camping tour) unless otherwise noted on itinerary or website.
Not only do we run an international bike tour business, but we also own and operate two premiere bicycle stores – www.LasVegasCyclery.com and www.MoabCyclery.com. We have learned over the years that every cyclist is different and prefers different types of bikes for different types of terrain. That is why we offer the best bicycles for rent in the business. If for some reason you are not happy with the quality of your rental, we will refund the cost of your entire bike rental. If you are bringing your bike with you, check with your airline’s baggage policy in advance and be sure to pack your bike accordingly. If you are shipping your bike to your destination, confirm the address with our office and allow enough time for your bike to arrive. We’re happy to help you ship your bike. Whatever you need to get the most out of your tour, we are here to make it happen.
We rent high-quality camping gear for all of our camping tours. These include a tent, sleeping pad, raised cot, sleeping bag, sleeping bag liner, full size pillow, and ground tarp. Your Trip Leaders will always help to ensure your equipment is set up properly each night.
When you join an Escape Adventures tour in 2019, you will receive a FREE custom sublimated Limited Edition Jersey!
For over 25 years, the hallmark of an Escape Adventures tour is personalized, hands-on service. Before, during, and after each trip. We are a company of honesty and integrity and we stand behind our product 100%. From the moment you learn of our trips, to the time you return home and start planning your next trip, we are here to bring you the best possible experience. From our Guaranteed Trip Departure Confirmation Policy, making sure your trip is never cancelled*, to our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee Policy, backing the unrivaled consistent quality of all our tours, our commitment to you is never compromised.
* Scheduled Domestic trips only.
Our environmental commitment is second to none. It is our way of doing business, our way of being. We run our tours the same way we run our company, with an eye on the triple bottom line: People, Profit & Planet. At Escape Adventures, we elected to pursue a more comprehensive approach to actually reduce our carbon footprint, rather than just offset it. We overhauled our entire operation — from our vehicles, to our buildings, to our procedures — to become an outdoor industry leader in the charge to help our people and our planet.
Leading tours naturally followed from our passion of exploring our favorite places with our friends. Our support staff includes our reservation team who is there to answer your questions about the tours, our service team who prepares your bike and gear for the tour, and our guide team – the ones who take you into the great outdoors. The highest level of responsibility, good nature, integrity, and dedication are standard traits of all those who work at Escape Adventures. We our proud of it and we think you should know it.
Having custom-made vehicles allows us to take you to places few other outfitters can, or will go. Every Escape Adventures tour is accompanied by at least one support vehicle, trailer, and in some cases a second and third transfer van. After purchase, we custom engineer our trucks, vans, and trailers by our on-staff mechanic to meet the unique needs of different tours. For example, certain trucks are specifically designed for The White Rim and The Maze, while others are designed for The Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. Each of our guides is required to be trained in safe vehicle operation, 4X4 driving, and basic maintenance. Our experienced guides make it look easy, transporting you and up to 12 guests, along with their bikes, fresh food, camping gear and plenty of drinking water to a remote location.
Make your trip as comfortable as possible on the body, as simple as possible for traveling, and hassle-free on tour. By choosing to rent a bike from us, we will fit you with the newest, highest quality gear in the industry. Escape Adventures provides only high-end bicycles from Santa Cruz and Specialized. We replace our rental fleet each season to ensure all our rentals meet our standards. All of our mountain bikes are equipped with full suspension frames and disc brakes designed for a smooth, comfortable ride. For those who are touring with a companion who may not be as fit or need a little help up the hills, we now have eMountainbikes (electric pedal assist) available on select tours.
Our food isn’t just good, it’s good for you.
Food is a big part of the Escape Adventures experience. Our guides prepare all of your meals on our camping trips. Expect three delicious meals a day consisting entirely of freshly prepared foods. These include fresh organic fruits and vegetables as well as meats. We also have energy snacks aboard our support vehicles. Don’t be surprised if your guides purchase fresh fruits and healthy snacks throughout the day while you are out riding. They may just show up on the trail with a local treat! Many of our guests are vegans or vegetarians, whom we are more than happy to accommodate. If you have special diet requirements or limitations, just let us know when you sign-up and we’ll work with you to meet your needs.
Casual Inns & Seaside Camping: $1890
The idea of taking your friends or family somewhere cool and amazing is actually pretty easy. Tell us what you’re thinking. We’ll make it happen.
Any trip in this catalog, any specific time frame, any group size, we can custom-fit if not comfortably accommodate. A Custom and Private Escape Adventures trip affords the ultimate bonding, or team-building experience for:
To shape a Custom or Private Trip, we begin a dialogue: first, to develop a group specific itinerary, tailored to respective abilities and preferred tempo. Next we schedule, bookmarking and working in your optimum or ideal getaway dates. Size-wise, we can build a multi-day trip for as few as two people, scaled up to as many as 30 plus. Contact us today to start the custom trip building process.
All Private Escape Adventures Trips are priced in the structured method below. Some Custom tours are priced differently if they vary from the Classic Escape Adventures itinerary and price. In this situation we will provide your group with a custom itinerary and price.
* Pricing, availability and guest minimums are all subject to change at any time. Certain dates have a minimum number of guests required, please contact us for details.
Since 1992, we at Escape Adventures have been blessed to shape and lead adventure travel vacations through some of the most awe-inspiring natural destinations in the world. Each successive season, our passion for adventure grows through memorable moments with our guests. Fresh air, faith, fitness and friends are the building blocks for our ventures, the treasured experiences that keep us moving forward. For those of you who have trekked and traveled with us over the past quarter century, Heather and I express our sincerest gratitude. The memories are priceless.
For those who have yet to tour with us, we appreciate the opportunity to introduce you to our family-run company and guiding principles of sustainability and adventure. Our portfolio specializes in Western North America and is rapidly growing internationally. Building on over 100 destinations, we cater to the full spectrum of active traveler, respective to fitness level and activity type. From road cyclist to mountain biker to electric biker, hiker, and multi-sport enthusiast, and from first-timer to friends and family groups of all ability levels, on behalf of our Escape Adventures family, we look forward to many new and exciting adventures with you.
With much gratitude, and happy trails,
Jared and Heather Fisher
Founders and Owner-Operators