While it is on the Baja, California coast, and hour’s drive north of Cabo San Lucas, Todos Santos’s backyard is the Sierra de la Laguna mountain range. And that provides some challenging mountain bike terrain. Then again, you can also cruise along with views of the coast. Here is a rundown of the most popular trails from workout to relaxing.
Circular Trails In Todos Santos
Because the Sierras are so close to Todos Santos, you can bike in one of many circular routes near the town. Many of these trails, which loop around the town, are about 17 kilometers (10 ½ miles) long with varying altitudes. These trails offer panoramic views of Todos Santos’ beaches with the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop.
Or, for something more straightforward, the La Garita trail heads due north of Todos Santos, parallel to Highway 19, a major path running along the coastline and through the middle of Baja. This trail is a rustic beauty of a sandy desert pathway through one of the most breathtaking parts of the peninsula, or take similar routes through the high points of the Sierras.
Not up for a long, steep hike? No problem! Shorter trails such as the Rápida (10.5 kilometers) and the Guaycura (8.9 kilometers) stay pretty close to town and offer moderate climbs. On these routes, you’ll get a look at the southern Baja California coastline from multiple angles.
Bike Trail To The Sea Of Cortez
If you want to end your adventure with a water landing, you can bike to Punta Lobos Puerta Vieja, which runs down the coast to the south. For more experienced cyclists, the Playa Balandra route takes you to the Sea of Cortez, a route of about 111 kilometers. Or try the Médano, which you can follow from Todos Santos to Cabo San Lucas, an 80-kilometer route to the south coast.
Where To Stay In Todos Santos – Guavcura Hotel
All of the above trails originate near the Guaycura Hotel and Boutique, which make it the ideal place to stay. Guaycura can set up guided mountain biking tours and put you in touch with local vendors to make sure you have all the equipment you need. Rooms start at $180/night. After your bike ride, relax at the Faro Beach Club.