Ibis Migration #14 is coming to Baja California
Our newest and warmest and furthest South Migration. Also our first International Migration. In Mexico!
Due to the popularity of the Ibis Migrations, participants will be chosen by lottery which is now closed.
NOTE: We have sent out notifications to the winners of the lottery. Congrats to the winners. Look at your SPAM, maybe you won!
This Migration takes place at the fabulous Rancho Cacachilas in Baja California. Located about two hours north of the Los Cabos airport in the hills above the wind sports mecca of La Ventana.
Come ride and hang out with Ibis owners, friends and family, ride bikes in warm weather in January, enjoy lots of sunshine, cactus and incredible trails on an amazing ranch overlooking the Sea of Cortez.
Here’s what you’ll get:
- Two days of guided riding on the fun and challenging private trails at Rancho Cacachilas
- Three nights of lodging in very comfortable palapa casitas or private Ranch Suites
- Lovingly prepared breakfasts, lunches, dinners by the Cacachilas staff
- Happy hour beverages available for purchase (we’ve tasted them and they’re great)
- Ibis Migration T‑shirt (Baja artwork TBD)
- Stimulating evening conversation and shared stories (some of which are true)
Professional trail building crews from the States came down and built a phenomenal trail network while working with and training employees of the Ranch. They are up to about 70 kilometers of trails on the ranch!
Note: The riding is advanced. Not black diamond, but not for beginners either.
Check out a few shots from our recon trip.
Tuesday January 16th to Friday January 19th, 2024.
Because, well, look at the photos above!
Best to fly into San Jose Del Cabo, there are numerous flights per day from all over the country. That’s the easy part.
Getting to the Ranch can be done easily with a rental car. However, it can be tricky. Mexico car rental agencies do not include the mandatory local insurance in online quotes. We can discuss the ins and outs of car rental when we get down to the nitty gritty logistics of the trip, after you’ve secured your spot.
We have two different shuttle van companies we have used to get from the airport to the Ranch. They can carry bike bags and people. We will help you coordinate all of this, again, when we get to the nitty gritty details.
We usually bring our personal bikes with us to Baja. As mentioned, shuttle vans can accommodate bikes. Some airlines fly bikes for free.
If flying with your own bike is too much of a hassle for you, there are options to rent bikes. The Ranch has a bike shop located in La Ventana. They have numerous bikes available for rent (sadly not Ibis, not yet anyway), including e‑bikes. If you like, we can arrange for a bike to meet you at the Ranch upon your arrival.
VENUE AND ACCOMMODATIONS
The Ranch has a mix of super nice ‘palapa casitas’ and some rooms in the ranch suites. The casitas are DEELUXE!
They can be configured with a king bed or up to 3 twins. The Ranch Suites have a queen bed and two bunk beds.
DINING AND HANGING OUT
There’s a pool, a fire pit, wood fired oven, a nice no host bar and comfortable open air places to eat. And the food is fantastic.
A short walk from each camp spot is a place to take a bucket shower and toilet facilities. The water is hot, they just want you to do a bucket shower to save water. We’re in the desert!
Cost for the complete Ibis Migration package depends on your accommodation
Single Migrator (we will assign your accommodation, you’ll have a roommate or 2): $875 per person
Couples or two singles in a glamorous palapa casita: $975 per person
Palapa casita, single occupancy (just you in a big, glorious palapa): $1450 per person
*Once you get to the Ranch, everything is included except cocktails
*Transportation to and from the Ranch is extra
*Bike rental is extra
LOTTERY (NOW CLOSED)
Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Ibis Migrations, and the fact that we only have roughly 25 spots available for the Baja Migration, in order to be fair to all we had a lottery for tickets.
Here’s how it will work:
- Give us your name and email, the lottery is open!
- Lottery ran until Monday October 23rd at noon and is now closed
- We will then export the list of all hopeful Migrators
- That list will be randomized by random.org
- We will draw the first 10 names from that randomized list
- Winners will be contacted immediately by email, and have until Tuesday Oct 24th at 5PM PST to sign up for one or two or three spots, we strongly encourage you to come with one or two others, it’ll make accommodation much easier.
- After Tuesday Oct 24th at 5PM, any remaining spots will then be offered to the next people in the randomized list until we are full
"We strongly encourage you to come with one or two others, it'll make accommodation much easier."
To give you a better idea of what to expect, you can find a tentative schedule here, along with some recommendations for other activities before and after the Migration. You’re coming all that way, might as well enjoy it to the max!
ADD A COUPLE DAYS
Our friends at Ventana Windsports have a fantastic beachside resort in La Ventana, a few miles from the Ranch. We have a block of rooms set aside for any Migrators who want to add a couple of days on the front end of their trip. We will give you more information about this once you’ve secured your spot in the Migration.
Do I need to own an Ibis to participate?
No, you don’t have to own an Ibis. We are accepting both current and future Ibisians into the mix.
Are kids invited?
Please leave the kids and dogs home (with an adult of course).
How can I contact you with questions?
Email email@example.com and we’ll do our best to shoot a response back within a day.
If I want to bring along a non-rider, are there activities at the ranch for them?
Yes, we have several options for hiking and mule riding, you can see some of the possibilities here.