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Mountain Biking General Information

T r a v e l

For flights to Loreto, Baja California Sur, contact:

Alaska Airlines 800 252-7522
AeroMexico 800 237-6639

Your arrival and departure days are included in the listed Full Fare itineraries. Please check on flight availability early & inform our office of your travel arrangements as soon as they are confirmed.

A c c o m m o d a t i o n s

Pedaling South will make your hotel reservations for the first and last night of your Full Fare tour at one of our favorite hotels. If you are staying extra nights you may check our list of local hotels and contact us or the hotel direct to make a reservation.

E q u i p m e n t

Novara Mountain Bikes with front shocks (or bring your own bike). Tents - one and two person sturdy A frames and domes. First aid and repair kits, all other camping and commissary equipment. A personal equipment list for you is included in our trip confirmation packets.

P h y s i c a l     R e q u i r e m e n t s

Anyone in good physical condition and willing to share in an occasional camp chore is welcome on our tours. Some regular exercise and stretching will help if the activity is new to you. We provide a medical form for you to fill out prior to the trip for the guide's information. Some trips are recommended for at least intermediate riders, but we offer a support vehicle for beginners on most all routes. Minimum age is 12 years old.

F o o d

Many guests exclaim, "I never knew one could eat so well on a camping trip!" Meatless vegetarian palates are easily accommodated. We provide great breakfasts and lunches, plus a hearty main meal each evening prepared by our staff. Bring some of your favorite energy bars and snacks, and please note any specific dietary requirements on the reservation form.

W a t e r

Drinking water used on trips will be from a local purified water outlet. for those of you concerned about the possibility of an intestinal disorder, we suggest a daily dose of acidophilus for one to two months before travel. Be sure to buy the kind which needs no refrigeration, and remember to continue taking them for the duration of your trip.

G u i d e s

Experienced and "Baja knowledgeable" guides will lead and assist on all tours. To assure quality and safety, the guest-to-guide ratio is no more than 6-1. Your guides will teach the basics of minimum-impact camping and safety on the first day of your trip, and will help to develop skills and technique throughout the tour. Guests consistently praise our guides for their outdoor and leadership abilities on the post-trip evaluations.

Tipping: If you choose to reflect your satisfaction with a guide's performance, consider a tip of $3-5per day per guide. Usually a group will pool tips and present it at the end of the trip.

W e a t h e r

Baja California has essentially two seasons - hot and humid in summer / mild and windy in winter, with conditions for touring best from fall through spring. As everywhere in the outdoors weather conditions may alter a travel plan and an itinerary may change if necessary.

A v e r a g e     D a y t i m e     T e m p e r a t u r e

 

Oct

Nov

Dec-Feb

Mar

Apr-May

Air

90

80

60-80

80

80-90

Water

80

75

65

70

75

Rain is infrequent. Only a few trips each winter might experience a day or two of wet weather. Night temperatures can occasionally fall to 40's mid-winter.

S p e c i a l     N o t e s

A valid passport is required for entry into Mexico. You will be issued a tourist card which will be stamped upon arrival at the Loreto International Airport. No immunizations are required for entry into Baja. We request that alcohol intake be kept to a minimum while in remote environments. Wine or beer with dinner is occasionally provided on a tour. Any illegal substances are strictly prohibited by Mexican laws.

I n s u r a n c e

It is strongly recommended that participants have trip cancellation insurance to protect against the unexpected need to cancel your reservation at a late date. We also encourage you to consider insurance coverage for expenses caused by accidents in and evacuation from remote areas. We will provide you with both liability and trip cancellation insurance forms upon receiving your reservation. Pedaling South is not responsible for re-imbursement of tour-related funds in case of travel warnings or travel carrier default.

I n f o r m a t i o n     R e s o u r c e s   /   B o o k s

Almost an Island by Bruce Berger / Gathering the Desert by Gary Nabhan / A Desert Country Near the Sea by Ann Zwinger / Log from the Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck / Into a Desert Place by Graham MacIntosh / Baja California Plant Field Guide by Roberts,

T o u r     C o s t     I n c l u d e s

For Full Fare - Airport greeting and shuttle transfer in Loreto if arriving on first day of listed tour date, two nights hotel, guides, bikes and related gear, support vehicle, meals on tour & end of trip dinner fiesta. Not included: air travel, meals on arrival and departure days, gratuities.

R e s e r v a t i o n s

Click here for printable reservation form.  Print out the form, complete all the information and send it with your deposit. To reserve a space, send a deposit of $200, the balance payable 60 days before trip starting date. If you must cancel 31 days or more before a trip, the fee less the $200 deposit will be refunded. No refund will be available for cancellations up to 30 days before a trip, though you may re-schedule on a future trip. For more information or to check availability of multiple trip spaces please contact our office .

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