You are looking for an exciting, action-packed and hassle-free Baja Sur vacation where you can practice, learn or improve your favorite adventure sport in the glorious Baja sunshine and scenery. That’s where we come in. From 15th November to 20th March each year our team of dedicated, experienced and friendly personnel are here with one goal in mind – to ensure your vacation not just lives up to but exceeds your expectations.
Vela Baja has promoted mountain biking in the Los Barriles area for more than 20 years. Over that time we have developed a substantial network of trails that are easily accessible directly from town. There are rides to suit all levels of experience, fitness, and ability. The vast majority of trails are relatively technical, single track – designed to challenge intermediates yet still satisfy even the most advanced riders. For riders preferring less technical riding, there are plenty of alternative local options including scenic hill and coastal rides.
Los Barriles is situated right on the Tropic of Cancer where the foothills of the ‘Sierra De La Laguna’ mountains reach the Sea of Cortez. This spectacularly scenic, sparsely populated region of “sub-tropical thorn forest” boasts unpolluted air and a plethora of natural plant, bird and animal life that thrives in the warm, sunny, arid climate.
Vela Baja offers premium mountain bike rentals on half-day (afternoon only) or full-day basis. The fleet exclusively uses Specialized mountain bikes in a full range of sizes. In our bike fleet we have the Stumpjumper Comp as well as the Camber Comp models, which boast full front and rear suspension, 29” wheels and automated pneumatic seat drop posts. Pedals are fitted with flats as standard but you may bring your own if desired. In addition to the full-suspension models, we also have front suspension only models and some kids bikes and town cruisers.
We offer discounted rates for pre-booked longer-term rentals. Bikes must be returned by 5 pm each day irrespective of the rental term.
|Los Barriles Bike Rental||Half-Day (Available from 12 pm)||Full Day||Full Week|
|Front Suspension Mountain Bike||–||$40||–|
|Full Suspension Mountain Bike||$40||$60||$350|
Looking for more outdoor adventure in Los Barriles? Check out all of our activities in Los Barriles, Baja Sur! We also feature kayak and standup paddleboard rentals, SUP and snorkel tours, mountain bike tours, kiteboarding and windsurfing lessons and rentals!
Premium mountain bikes from Specialized are available for rental.
To secure priority of equipment versus “walk-up” clients. A 10% discount is available for pre-booked full week bike rentals when paid in full upon arrival.
We carry a wide range of equipment to suit all shapes, sizes and ability levels in all our rental fleets. We prefer to offer an open pool system whereby the clients have the flexibility to try a range of equipment to suit varying weather conditions. However if you have a very special requirement (e.g. you require XL mountain bike) then we strongly advise you to pre-book specifying your preference and we will do our best to accommodate your requirement.
Personal insurance is not provided. All activities are undertaken entirely at the customer’s own risk.
Bike equipment is not insurable. Loss or damage will be charged at replacement or repair cost.
The Center is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm seven days per week from 15th Nov to 20th March.
All customers may use the free wifi, outside shower, hotel pool, hotel bar.
There is on-site Cafe Grill Bar with excellent menu and expresso style coffee.
There is an on-site shop which stocks clothing and gloves and other accessories
A weekly beach bonfire is held to which all customers are welcome.
Activities Payment may be made locally in Cash in $USD or Mexican peso calculated at current exchange rate. We offer a 5% discount for cash payment. We also accept Credit Card for minimum transaction amount of $50 USD. Credit Card payments incur a 5% Card handling surcharge.
If you have them – then yes please bring them. We have a very limited stock available to borrow. Bikes are fitted with flats as standard.
Good sunscreen (hard to find locally)
Eye glass retainers
Los Barriles is a great little town with a mix of friendly locals and permanent ex-pat residents.
The town retains its charm but has developed sufficiently to offer a good range of services. For example there are
Health Centres including emergency services
Wide range of restaurants and bars
Car rental services
Quad/ATV rental services
Los Barriles is typically very safe and free from both petty and organised crime.
The town is small enough to explore on foot.
Free wifi is widely available.