cuba motorcycle tour

Join acclaimed moto-journalist, news personality and Cuba expert Christopher P. Baker on an 8-, 12-, or 14-day ‘people to people’ motorcycle tour of Cuba for U.S. citizens, and visit Havana, the Bay of Pigs, Guantánamo, and more…HU star transparent

“Christopher… I gave the tour a 99 on a 100 scale as I can’t imagine it gets much better than we experienced in Cuba. You did everything well and made sure that everyone in the group had a very memorable trip.— BOB HENIG, BOB’S BMW (motorcycle tour 2015)

 

 

ITINERARY 1 – 12 DAYS WESTERN & CENTRAL CUBA

TOUR 1A: January 15-26, 2017  (private custom tour for Greg & friends) BOOK HERE!
TOUR 1B: April 22-May 4, 2017  BOOK HERE!
TOUR 1C: October 21-November 2, 2017  BOOK HERE!
TOUR 1D: December 12-23, 2017  BOOK HERE!

Tours 1A & 1B operated by MotoDiscovery
PRICE: From $8,995
Tour 1C operated by Cross Cultural Journeys
PRICE: TBA  
Tour 1D operated by RTW Moto Tours
PRICE: TBA

Due to the unique nature of conducting tours in Cuba, PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!

 

Cuba expert and  motojournalist Christopher P.  Baker has designed the perfect 12-day itinerary of Western & Central Cuba, including the Bay of Pigs plus Santa Clara–with its close association with revolutionary and motorcyclist Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara (remember Motorcycle Diaries?). We’ll also visit the Comandancia de Che (his former headquarters), plus Cuevas de los Portales (a giant cave where Che headquartered during the Cuban Missile Crisis), along with the enchanting colonial city of Trinidad, and the snow-white beaches of Cayo Santa María. Fly in early and/or extend your visit using an individual “people-to-people” license to explore Havana in greater detail on your own self-guided itinerary. Approx 1,000 miles of riding. Primarily on paved roads with occasional unpaved sections and areas of maintenance or disrepair. Easily navigated by any experienced touring enthusiast.


Day 1:
Fly Miami to Havana
Day 2: Havana
Day 3: Vinales
Day 4: Vinales
Day 5: Matanzas
Day 6: Santa Clara
Day 7: Cayos de Villa Clara
Day 8: Trinidad
Day 9: Trinidad
Day 10: Bay of Pigs  OR Havana
Day 11: Havana
Day 12: Fly Havana to Miami

 

ITINERARY 2  – 8 DAYs WESTERN CUBA

TOUR 2A: December 2-10, 2017  BOOK HERE!

Tour 2A operated by RTW Moto Tours
PRICE: TBA

 

A perfect week-long tour combining the best of Havana, tobacco country, and the Bay of Pigs. Other highlights a visit to Ernest Hemingway’s former home. Fly in early and/or extend your visit using an individual “people-to-people” license to explore Havana in greater detail on your own self-guided itinerary. Approx 1,000 miles of riding. Primarily on paved roads with occasional unpaved sections and areas of maintenance or disrepair. Easily navigated by any experienced touring enthusiast.


Day 1:
 Arrive Havana
Day 2: Las Terrazas – Viñales
Day 3: Viñales
Day 4: Bay of Pigs
Day 5: Cienfuegos – Trinidad
Day 6: Trinidad – Havana
Day 7: Havana
Day 8: Depart Havana

 

ITINERARY 3  – 14 DAYs ALL CUBA

TOUR 3A: February 04-17, 2018  BOOK HERE!

Tour 3A operated by RTW Moto Tours
PRICE: TBA

 

This fantastic two-week motorcycle tour explores the island end-to-end, taking in such highlights as Havana, Guantánamo, Santiago de Cuba, Baracoa (the island’s oldest city, founded in 1511), and the Bay of Pigs. Fly in early and/or extend your visit using an individual “people-to-people” license to explore Havana in greater detail on your own self-guided itinerary. Approx 2,000 miles of riding. Primarily on paved roads with occasional unpaved sections and areas of maintenance or disrepair. Easily navigated by any experienced touring enthusiast.


Day 1:
 Arrive Havana
Day 2: Havana
Day 3: Matanzas – Santa Clara
Day 4: Cayos de Villa Clara
Day 5: Camagüey
Day 6: Guardalavaca
Day 7: Baracoa
Day 8: Guantánamo/Santiago de Cuba
Day 9: Santiago de Cuba
Day 10: Camagüey
Day 11: Trinidad
Day 12: Bay of Pigs – Havana
Day 13: Havana
Day 14: Depart Havana

 

ofac treasuryThese programs are offered under a general license for “people-to-people” educational exchange per Cuba Assets Control Regulations, 31 CFR Part 515 administered by the Dept. of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Controls, and are prepared in accordance with said regulations.

 

REQUEST A QUOTE FOR YOUR OWN CUSTOMIZED GROUP TOUR!

 

WHY TRAVEL WITH CHRISTOPHER P. BAKER:

“JOIN ME!… I guarantee much more than a motorcycle trip!”

With almost two decades experience motorcycling in Cuba, no one knows motorcycling in Cuba like Christopher.

In 1996 Christopher shipped his BMW R100GS motorcycle to Cuba and rode 7,000 miles during a three-month journey to research the Moon Cuba Handbook. His literary travel book–Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro’s Cuba–describing the journey was published by National Geographic Adventure Press and is a two-time national book award winner.

Seventeen years later, in 2012, Christopher secured a license from the US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control to offer group motorcycle travel of Cuba… and finally fulfilled his dream of leading the first-ever group motorcycle tours of Cuba for U.S. citizens since the Revolution!

He has since led numerous group motorcycle tours of Cuba end-to-end.

Christopher has authored SIX books about Cuba… written feature articles on Cuba for magazines from BMW Motorcycle Magazine to Playboy… has appeared on CNN, CCTV, Fox News, NPR, etc. … and has led more than 75 “people to people” trips to Cuba on behalf of Lindblad Expeditions, National Geographic Expeditions, and others.

Christopher guarantees that joining one of his group motorcycle tours will be immensely rewarding and memorable.

Your itinerary will include activities that provide a fascinating overview of the history and culture of the country while maximizing interaction with Cubans from all walks of life… from artists, baseball players, and classic car owners to local harlistas (owners of pre-revolutionary Harley-Davidsons) such as his close friend and motorcycling enthusiast Ernesto Guevara, son of ‘Che.’

 SX2A2355 2000px Christopher P Baker on BMW 1200GS at Bay of Pigs, Cuba

Christopher at the Bay of Pigs Museum; copyright Christopher P Baker

 

 

 

MotoDiscovery group member passing socialist billboard, Cuba; copyright Christopher P Baker

Group member passing socialist billboard, Cuba; copyright Christopher P Baker

MotoDiscovery group members near Basilica del Cobre, Santiago de Cuba; copyright Christopher P Baker

Group members near Basilica del Cobre, Santiago de Cuba; copyright Christopher P Baker

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