The Baja California peninsula stretches over 1’300 km from the border with the USA to its southernmost point and is divided into the two states of Baja California and Baja California Sur. An endless expanse, arid desert landscapes with cactus forests, lost fishing villages and historic missions, barren mountain formations with eye-popping color contrasts, rocky coasts and lonely sandy beaches, pelicans making their circles and gray whales launching water fountains against the deep blue sky – the atmosphere on the Baja California peninsula is unique. The seemingly untamable wilderness with a touch of the Wild West makes traveling an adventure. The so-called Transpeninsular runs through the long, narrow isthmus. Apart from the populous metropolises of Tijuana and Mexicali in the far north of Baja, the rest of the peninsula is extremely sparsely populated.