It’s a desert, so be prepared for it. Carry enough water for at least 75 km of riding (you know what you need). Carry a bit more if you decide to wild camp and have to cook. I would be happy with 3 liters I think.

The roads mostly have no shoulders and you should be prepared for vehicles passing by two abreast. You need to hold some nerves, but largely people tend to respectful and ride safely. But it just takes one crazy guy to make a mess eh.

Apart from that, riding in Baja is not a bit challenge. There are no major hills. November is a decent time weather wise and you might have inconsistent winds.

I probably averaged 80 + km and I it’s easy to do that. It’s possible to do more in a day, but I don’t mind short days.

I wild camped many times and it’s easy to do. Just have to make sure you aren’t riding on thorns when going off the highway. The stretch after santa Rita was all fenced and not great for camping. However, I would recommend asking the restaurants and service stops along the way and mostly they would allow you to camp nearby. You will have access to toilets, some water and a b’fast. So why not eh.

If there is a town with warm showers, call them and try to be hosted. People in BC and BCS are absolutely fantastic and they are genuinely happy to host travelers. And to top it, they are great to hang out with too!

There are some stunning bits of landscape along the way. Most days are going to be great. But there are also some really boring stretches. So be ready for the boring parts. You can check the blog for the details of each of the section.

The skies are wonderful in the night and if you are a photographer, make time to shoot some nice star trails and long exposures. Sunrise and sunsets are generally blah.

It gets really dusty in parts, so be prepared to be dirty most of the times.

Bugs and mozzies are a bit of an issue in BC Sur and I’ve been hearing dengue being a real problem. Carry Mozzie repellent.

I would highly advice sunscreen. The sun is intense and can cause some damage I reckon.

I have marked waypoints on most service points along the way. They may be either a small shop or a restaurant or some of them even small towns. So use it as a guide to plan your days. All the spots do have water though, even if you have to buy bottles.

Well, that’s about it. Start in Tijuana, enjoy the ride and when you are in La Paz, enjoy the sense of accomplishment.

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