Mexico has been the target of some pretty negative press over the last few years but we’d like to challenge you NOT to take for granted what you see on television, but rather to determine for yourself what Baja is really all about. Our impression is that Baja, Mexico in particular is a safe, hospitable, congenial, fun, and incredibly interesting destination for adventure riders. There is a sense of “freedom” in Mexico that doesn’t exist in the US because you can literally ride “anywhere” with very few restrictions. Also the food is great, the scenery is amazing, the accommodations are funky but cool, and the people are warm and inviting! So what are you waiting for–join us and find out for yourself!
We are pleased to offer you two great adventures through the heart of legendary Baja California, Mexico! It’s the home of the famous Baja 1000 off-road race and the Baja Rally, and it's one of the greatest playgrounds for Adventure motorcycling in the world.
Regardless of which of our Baja Adventures you choose your experience will begin at RawHyde Ranch in southern California on a Sunday night where we’ll all spend some time getting to know each other with an orientation and a great welcome dinner. Both tours return to the Ranch the following Sunday and you’re welcome to spend the night and depart first thing on Monday.
RawHyde's Tour Programs in Mexico
Our first Baja Adventure always runs from the last week of February into the first few days of March. We call this trip Big Bikes in Baja and this trip is a seven day ride and is about 40% off-road, 20% beat up pavement, and the rest is good pavement, but it's ALL adventurous! It's an easy to low-intermediate ride from a technical riding/skills standpoint. Some rocky roads, and light sand are the most challenging parts of the ride. The highlight of the trip is a chance to visit the Pacific Gray Whales of San Ignacio Lagoon on the Pacific side of the Baja Pennisula.
Our second Baja Adventure is called Baja Essentials, It runs in the month of November and it’s is also a seven day ride on the incredible Baja Peninsula. On this trip the first three days are the same as our other tour, but we don’t go all the way down to San Ignaico Lagoon because there are no gray whales to visit in November, BUT – there is some marine life that is equally interesting along the shores of the Sea of Cortez. Namely Whale Sharks - so instead of trekking down to San Ignacio we head down the eastern side of Baja to Bahía de los Ángeles where we have a chance to go swimming with the largest living non-mammalian vertebrates in the world. Whale Sharks are gentle plankton eaters and pose no threat to humans. They are slow-moving, filter-feeding carpet sharks and the largest known extant fish species. If you don’t want to “swim with the sharks” you’ll have a “free day” on one of the most idyllic beaches in the Americas.
Talk to our Rider Advocate
Here at RawHyde Adventures we believe in actually having a conversation with people that are interested in our programs so please call us if you have the time. If you reach our voicemail; please leave a message and we WILL return your call promptly. Please Note: Occasionally we have programs that require the service of our entire staff and take us far beyond cell range, and thus it may be a day or two before we can return your call, but rest assured we will do so as soon as possible.
Even though we'd really rather talk to you in person.. email is sometimes necessary so - email if you must but call us if you can, we'll be delighted to answer your questions. If you do not receive a response to your email within 2 business days; please call. If we are out of the office (as stated above) we will contact you as soon as possible.
RawHyde Off Road... Simply the best experience thus far on my bike. Why? Here are a few reasons. Read more.
RawHyde Off Road... Simply the best experience thus far on my bike. Why? Here are a few reasons.
- You can use your own bike EVEN if it’s not a BMW. This was huge for me since I ride a Triumph Explorer XC and wanted to use it for training.
- All inclusive. Once there my lodging and food (I’ll talk about the food later) were included in the price.
- Customer Service. From the start they make you feel welcome. Once there the level of service is legendary.
- Training. They really shine here. The approach taken is to tell you to do “this” or “that” with your bike. This keeps you focused on the task and not thinking about doing it wrong.
- Food. No trip to RawHyde would be complete without commenting on the food. This is not your typical “The was hot and there was plenty of it” kind of place. While this statement is true, one word description is “awesome”. Breakfast was a buffet style affair. Lunch was a box lunch that would put most dinners to shame. Dinner was a 3 course meal complete with wine served to us by the RawHyde staff.
These are a few of the reasons I recommend RawHyde. I would also recommend a trip like the High Rockies Adventure after training to practice your new skills.
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I have attended several training classes and events at RawHyde. It reminds me of camp when I was younger. Show up Friday, put away my car keys and my wallet, and enjoy the weekend. Everything is there already arranged for you... Read more.
I have attended several training classes and events at RawHyde. It reminds me of camp when I was younger. Show up Friday, put away my car keys and my wallet, and enjoy the weekend. Everything is there already arranged for you including bike, food, lodging and the great Dakar Bar! The opportunity to hang out with a bunch of riders around the campfire in the evening, discussing the ride experience from the day, is a great ending before heading to bed.
I just wanted to take a minute to let you know last weeks Base Camp Alpha experience was just incredible. First of all the modification due to weather was brilliant, the ground we covered was beautiful and challenging but not overly intimidating. Read more.
I just wanted to take a minute to let you know last weeks Base Camp Alpha experience was just incredible. First of all the modification due to weather was brilliant, the ground we covered was beautiful and challenging but not overly intimidating. Arrival Sunday night I felt like I was being greeted by old friends or like I was coming home. Thats the overview, totally satisfied.
Now a couple details, your staff, all of them so far are nothing short of amazing, they really don’t make me feel like some client with a bunch of money there to pay to have a good time. Your staff makes me feel like I’m part of something bigger and I really enjoy the whole experience. I have now had the opportunity to work with six of your coaches, they are all a little different as they are all individuals but they are also 100% first class highly capable instructors, being a good rider is difficult but teaching it is a whole other level of difficulty. I’m very impressed.
I had the the opportunity to ride Tuesday with Jeff And Barty, it had to be one of the greatest rides of my life. I felt really challenged but I never felt intimidated or in any serious danger, just right at my limit but not to the point I felt I was going to get in trouble. I really like those guys and we became friends which is special to me because I’m sort of a lone wolf and making friends doesn’t come easily to me. I also made a couple new friends with other clients and I am probably going to ride to the Grand Canyon in September with one of them who will be picking up a bike from you, (Rob).
Thanks for all you do !!
I just want you to know the incredible positive impact that you, your company, and your team has had on my life, Maya's life, and potentially our family as I've now encouraged our son to start riding. We intend to come back as soon as possible as a family... Read more.
Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
I just want you to know the incredible positive impact that you, your company, and your team has had on my life, Maya's life, and potentially our family as I've now encouraged our son to start riding. We intend to come back as soon as possible as a family to attend training together. You have an outstanding organization. Your leadership, ability to assemble an outstanding team, create a fun, challenging, positive, and rewarding environment, and offer an exceptional customer experience is incredible. You inspire people to live life to its fullest.
Anyone that asks about my bike or talks about getting an adventure bike, I say two things... Get a BMW and go to Rawhyde, both of which are worth every penny! I then go on and on about the feeling of satisfaction being able to ride obstacles I would have never thought possible. Read more.
Anyone that asks about my bike or talks about getting an adventure bike, I say two things... Get a BMW and go to Rawhyde, both of which are worth every penny! I then go on and on about the feeling of satisfaction being able to ride obstacles I would have never thought possible. And I have to rave about the fantastic food, fun atmosphere as someone who lives on the Central Coast of California, I have to let them know that Rawhyde even has an appreciation for good wine! Who could ask for more? BMW motorcycles and Rawhyde go hand in hand! They have both enriched my life immensely.
It was a great event. So many talented riders from all over the US came to RawHyde Adventures for the 2015 GS Trophy Challenge West Coast Qualifiers. I was lucky enough to work with this amazing team.
Thank you all for the awesome Intro Course last weekend. Great bunch of instructors and staff. I'll be back! I also want to thank you for making me think hard about upgrading to a 1200!