Los Barriles is situated practically 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.
Los Barriles town itself is a mixture of quaint Mexican originality with just enough development to ensure a sufficient level of services e.g. Wifi, bank, supermarket etc.
Vela has a fleet of hardtail bikes suited to exploring the town and cruising local coastal road or paved roads. (These bikes are not suited to mountain biking on the local trails)
For more adventurous riders the local area also offers excellent mountain biking and there are 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.
There is a local bike shop that can provide full suspension bikes designed for riding trails.
As a service to Vela guests staying at Playa Del Sol or Palmas de Cortez with accommodation booked through Vela Baja, we can obtain full suspension bikes from the local bike shop to be ready and waiting upon your arrival*
*2 days notice and advance payment required.