The open roads of Baja have captured the imagination of many a motorcyclist. The Adventure Rider Motorcycle Forum (www.advrider.com ) has some of the best motorcycle trip reports around.
Motorcycle mechanics are even harder to come by in Baja than auto mechanics, so you’ll need to be self-sufficient in handling equipment problems. Midday travel may be impossible in some parts of the peninsula due to intolerably high temperatures. Factor this into your trip planning.
Chris Haines Motorcycle Adventure (P.O. Box 966, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678, toll-free U.S. tel. 866/262-8635, www.bajaoffroadtours.com ) operates four-day rides from Ensenada  to Mike’s Sky Ranch  for US$2,100 and seven-day rides from Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas  for US$4,550, including equipment and road support. Custom itineraries are also possible.