Mountain Biking Todos Santos Style!
Todos Santos provides a great destination for mountain biking as it boasts many miles of single-track trails across a variety of skill levels. Definitely worth making the trip from San Jose, Cabo San Lucas or La Paz. Once in town you can rent bikes from Over the Edge, a full-service bike shop and MTB tour center.
Ride through the mountains, enjoying the beautiful desert landscape and panoramic ocean views all the while immersing yourself in the solitude of the beautiful desert terrain. The terrain ranges from cliffside ridge rides along the Pacific to rolling hills east of town; both of which offer gorgeous views of coastline, Todos Santos and the Sierra Laguna mountain range.
Entering Todos Santos there are 30 miles of trails winding around hills that offer great ocean and town views. Reaching these stunning views involves climbing the foothills but is a super fun ride down! Or, go to the left for a Punto Lobos beach destination ending up watching the fishing boats at Punto Lobos or stopping for a break at beautiful Hotel San Cristobal. www.sancristobalbaja.com. To explore Las Tunas and beyond, start at Calle International in El Otro Lado. Here you will find endless choices of single-track trails across all skill levels. One of my personal favorites is a massive cardon cactus forest tucked away in a low spot north of Las Tunas. Expect to encounter some rocks and arroyos on certain rides but I find this simply adds to the fun and challenge!
Mix up your vacation in Todos Santos by enjoying the local biking trails versus spending it all in town or at the beach. You will not be disappointed and, for certain, will be delighted by what you see.
To get started and check out trails, go to Dave Thompson’s Over the Edge website otebaja.com. Adventurous veteran riders should not miss exploring the trails starting on Calle International and beyond, heading toward the mountains.
Baja biking is a total blast, I hope to see you on the trails!