mi moto fidel

In 1996 motojournalist and renowned travel writer Christopher P. Baker shipped his BMW R100GS motorcycle to Cuba and rode 7,000 miles during a three-month journey to research the Moon Cuba guidebook. His award-winning literary travel book–Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro’s Cuba–describing the journey was published by National Geographic Adventure Press

Travel Book of the Year

Lowell Thomas Awards


“This is a wonderful adventure book… a meditation on philosophy, politics, and the possibilities of physical love. It has the depth of a novel and the feeling of a great love story.”

— Judges, Lowell Thomas Award


Also winner of the NATJA Grand Prize



Rave reviews…

“Mi Moto Fidel is a satisfying and complete portrait of Cuba It’s all here: money, sex, politics, geography, history, cigars, marlin, and, of course, Fidel. Serious travel writing is often intricate and complex. Bikers, it seems, do it better.”
Tim Cahill Pass the Butterworms and Road Fever

“Baker’s kiss-and-tell account of his romps across Fidel’s island offers a bittersweet glimpse of life inside the last Marxist utopia.”
Jon Lee Anderson Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life

“Chris Baker’s chaotic pilgrimage–by turns sharp-eyed, lustful, poetic, feverish and joyful–brings a tropical nation of 10 million to vivid, pulsating life. The motorcycle proves itself, once again, a brilliant, ice-breaking instrument of true travel.”
Ted Simon Jupiter’s Travels: Four Years Around the World on a Triumph


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In 2013, Christopher fulfilled his dream of leading the first-ever group motorcycle tours of Cuba for U.S. citizens since the Revolution…


Join adventure motorcyclist, author and Cuba expert Christopher P. Baker on a group motorcycle tour of Cuba for U.S. citizens in 2017… or ask him to arrange and lead a customized group tour!

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