San Javier and Ranches
From Loreto, - After breakfast and checkout from your hotel, we'll head for the hills to
our trail head. In less than an hour we'll be meeting the mounts and our local
guides... then, ride off to discover the back
roads and trails into Baja’s hidden oases.
You’ll be surprised to see ponds, creeks
and springs tucked away in steep-sided canyons.
Ranching friends have led us to wonderful pools
in the desert on centuries old routes their
ancestors have used for travel in the rugged
mountains; we’ll take you to a few of
these local treasures on our favorite springtime cultural
As we ride between the ridges of the sierra we'll visit remote old historic sites
and some working ranches in the outback where folks still weave horsehair ropes and tan hides in the old-style methods. During
citrus season we ride away from local orchards
with saddlebags stuffed with oranges; and on
visits with the señoras of the sierras we often share meals of homemade
tamales, tortillas, and the famous Baja machaca
tacos we can later tuck away as “trail
food”. Guests rate this trip as one of
the best ever for a true taste of Baja.
We ride through the quaint village of San Javier to visit its famous Jesuit-built mission from the 18th century.
Beautiful gardens and the spectacular historic
the best preserved on El Camino Real, grace the single cobbled street of
This information compliments the Ranch Culture / Ranch Gardens and Day Trips info on our web site.... all together you'll find the mountain ranches and people of our beautiful desert peninsula to be a garden of hospitality and lovely Old California slifestyle. Come join us for a ride back in time!
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