Biking General Information
T r a v e l
For flights to Loreto, Baja California Sur,
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
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
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
Rain is infrequent. Only a few trips each winter
might experience a day or two of wet weather.
Night temperatures can occasionally fall to
S p e c i a l N o t e
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
R e s e r v a t i o n s
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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