Ensenada by Bike
Fernando was great!!
June 18, 2023
We booked this excursion in early May, and love it! Fernando was a wonderful guide, and he was so informative on all the historic spots we visited. Loved the birthplace of the Margarita!! The taco bar was fantastic as well! At the end, Fernando pointed us to a wine bar where we continued our tour on our own and had a wine tasting! Probably rode about 8 miles in total, so we also got some exercise in. Great tour!
Reviewer: Andy C.
Great way to see Ensenada
February 06, 2023
If you have ever learned how to ride a bike and are reasonably fit, this is a great tour to consider. It was just the two of us and our guide, and we had a fabulous experience. The tour operators looked a little worried when I first climbed on my bike and started pedaling around, but it came back to me, lol. The bikes only have pedal brakes, no gears, and we were provided with a water bottle, mandatory helmets and orange vests. Fernando was an excellent guide and I felt very safe throughout our tour. It was fun visiting so many places and learning all about them from our guide, and the food we sampled was delicious.
Reviewer: Karen Brockhage
Ensenada by Bike with Artemio
October 08, 2022
You need to be able to climb three flights of stairs to do the tour: the pace was easy but there was only two of us on the tour. I heard that Ensenada was EnseNOda, thankfully I went and saw for myself. I had an expert tour guide in Artemio. He is very personable, with an easy laugh. He is also very learned about Mexican History, being a local of Ensenada, he bought the town to life. The streets are noisy and busy but we were safely guided through, stopping at certain vantage points for a rest and to hear the town come alive with Artemio's historical narrative. His stories about Ensendan/Mexician history whet my appetite to experience more of the Baja Coast. I don't drink but the margarita on offer looked amazing: the fish tacos were 100% more delicious than anything I have tried at a certain food chain the specializes in fish tacos in the U.S. I could have walked around the shopping district, waving off requests from the sellers touting their goods, but Ensenada has more to offer.
Excellence on two wheels
September 14, 2022
When visiting an unfamiliar place or location it can be a bit tricky? Hard to find your bearings, not sure where to go, or what to see and how to get there when you do know where you want to go. Thanks to Shore Excursions bike tour we didn't have to worry about a single thing. Fernando was an amazing guide and host, very knowledgeable about the area and culture. He lead us all over the city and showed us some wonderful sites. Feeding us facts and fun items of history along the way. We stopped for tacos, which were amazing, then we were off again. The next stop was a beautifully tiled building and old casino, which was the birth place of the margarita. We had a couple and let me tell you they were the best we have ever had. Next it was off to cruise the beautiful streets of the downtown shopping area. Here we stopped off for the most incredible ceviche tostada we have ever tasted. It was an absolute amazing time, with stunning views and incredible food.
Reviewer: Shanel and Michael Steliga
Great bike tour with much historical commentary
December 24, 2021
One of the many reasons we love Shore Excursions Group is the small group experiences. The group can be so small at times that at times it can just be you and the tour guide. That was the case with us for this tour. For a tour that wasn't available through the cruise line and for a bargain rate, we had our very own private tour guide and we felt like VIPs! Our tour guide, Artemio, a 40 year resident of the town and a triathlete, provided in-depth historical commentary of the town, the area, and its people. The bike ride itself was casual and leisurely and at each stop, our tour guide would speak for several minutes on a historical event. We made several stops to locations such as a look out point, the fish market, a local taco shop (where your first taco is included), and Ensenada's only remaining standing historical building. This is by far the best bike tour we have had in Mexico and one of our most memorable ones thanks to our tour guide Artemio.
Reviewer: Enchanted Vacation Travel - Dream Vacations
Our guide Sarah was amazing!!
January 21, 2020
We went to Ensenada on Wed 1/15/2020 on a Carnival cruise. We took this non-cruise excursion bike tour with Sarah. She was so nice, friendly and very knowledgeable. Her English is excellent too. You could tell she loves her job and loves her hometown of Ensenada. We saw things and went places we would never have known about. Yet she was very accommodating to my husband's limitations on uphill rides. She was also patient with all our questions. We had such a fantastic time. The bicycles were very comfortable and easy to ride. Plus the tacos and ceviche were fantastic!! We highly recommend.
September 01, 2019
Sara was amazing! We highly recommend this shore excursion. Request Sara, she is very knowledgeable and was so nice.
Reviewer: John Doty
A must do
July 28, 2019
Our tour guide was very informative and friendly. Seeing the city of Ensenada by bike was really neat and a different perspective. We saw a lot, walked and biked a lot, ate good food and had a great time!
Reviewer: Lauren Torres
Fun and Relaxing Bike Ride Through Ensenada
June 25, 2019
Our tour guide was phenomenal as she had extensive knowledge on the history of the area. The casual bike ride though town was a great way to experience Ensenada culture first hand. The guide took us to a local street taco shop and they were some of the best we've ever had. Great experience.
Reviewer: Jeff Marlor
Awesome way to see Ensenada!
June 19, 2019
We had a great trip! The tour guide was awesome. It was an easy bike ride and fun to get around to many different sites. The food stops were delicious! Thanks for an awesome excursion!
Best day ever!
March 16, 2019
Edgar took us around the local area by the ship and it was amazing. He was super relatable and of course very knowledgeable about the history of Ensenada. Took us to awesome spots around town and we were able to familiarize ourselves with the area which allowed us to explore confidently on our own after the tour. Amazing experience at the fish market, great food at the taqueria and ceviche stand.. and Margaritas... where they were invented! Not tiring on the bike, but be sure to have intermediate handling experience... or just hope there is no tree cutting going on! (traffic cones...). DO IT!
Reviewer: Taylor Moore
Ensenada Bike Trip
March 12, 2019
Small group (total of 4 participants) allowed on customaized bike trip through town and vicinity. Very knowlegable guide covered local points of interest and background history.
Reviewer: Kaz Furmanczyk
November 25, 2018
This tour exceeded our expectations by far!! Our guide- Artemo-was very knowledgeable about the history of Ensenada and Baja-California. We rode by the coastline and beach-beautiful amazing views. He took us to some points of historical interest, and even enjoyed a parade! We ate some delicious authentic food. We really experienced the culture of Mexico. Thank you Artemo! We highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Don and Kathy Davis
Excellent Value, Awesome Guide, New Bikes
October 27, 2018
We were in Ensenada for the day from a cruise ship. The guide was passionately knowledgeable about Ensenada and Mexico's history. The bikes were new and in outstanding mechanical shape. Group size was just right and the physical requirements were enough to get a good workout but not exhausting. The stops for authentic food were delicious.
Reviewer: Bob Boyd
Absolutely fabulous Excursion
August 29, 2018
My wife and I booked the Ensenada by Bike tour in Ensenada. A short walk from the ship to the start of the tour. We were the only ones in the tour. Artemio(sp) made sure we knew how to ride a bike, got us safety vested and helmeted and we were off. Art was an absolutely passionate and informative guide. We learned so much about the history of Ensenada, Baja and Mexico in the few hours we spent together. This was a warm day, but the flat and casual pace of cycling was a breeze. Skip the drinking tours and learn a little bit about this beautiful city.
Reviewer: Jeff Padilla
August 06, 2018
Tour guides are very knowledgable about the city and it’s history. They cater the speed to the slowest rider, so don’t worry about not being able to keep up. My husband and I were good riders and they kept the pace moving. We stopped at the beach and then headed to have some tacos—BEST EVER!! We stopped and had a margarita—so good! Very enjoyable and relaxing tour and great tour guides!!