Ensenada by Bike
Located a little over 100km from San Diego lies the eclectic city of Ensenada, affectionately referred to by the locals as the Cinderella of the Pacific.
This coastal city is the third largest in Baja California and over the years has morphed from an original, sleepy settlement city into an aerospace center, blossoming wine region and popular cruise ship destination. It is also the destination of the annual Rosarito Ensenada cycling event, an award-winning 50-mile race along the Pacific coast from Rosarito Beach to the beautiful Ensenada waterfront.
During your 3.5-hour cycling tour you will hop on a beach cruiser, with back pedal breaks and no shifts, and hit the hot spots in the city for its delicious food and quirky culture. Ride along the Malecon then stop at the nearby Plaza de Las Tres Cabezas to view large sculptures memorializing the city's founders; while here you will be greeted by one of the three largest and tallest Mexican flags in the country. At the former Rivera de Ensenada Hotel, you can belly up to the Andaluz bar where the margarita was invented and taste the original version of this world-famous drink for yourself.
Cruise through the boardwalk at the Playa Hermosa and enjoy one of the best ceviche in Mexico at the La Guerrerense, a ceviche stand that snagged third place at the Singapore World Street Food Congress and has been the decorated winner of the 2011 and 2012 LA Street Food Fests. Your journey to Ensenada isn't complete until you sink your teeth into an authentic taco at a taco stand locals rated Ensenada's best taco in 2017.
Throughout the tour your friendly, knowledgeable English-speaking guide will share fascinating facts and stories about the culture and people of this Baja California gem! Reserve your bike today.
Reviewer: Taylor Moore
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: Kaz Furmanczyk
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: Don and Kathy Davis
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: Bob Boyd
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: Jeff Padilla
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.