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Tour Character

Primarily on paved roads with occasional unpaved sections of plantation roads and areas of maintenance or disrepair. Easily navigated by any experienced touring enthusiast.

Cuba with Bob's BMW...No Better Time Than Now

This itinerary has been designed exclusively for Bob’s BMW and friends and is unlike anything on the MotoDiscovery program. MotoDiscovery is the only tour company licensed to offer motorcycle tours of Cuba for U.S. citizens!

MotoDiscovery holds OFAC License No. CT-2014-311284-1 authorizing legal travel to Cuba for citizens of the USA by promoting People-to-People experiences through a daily schedule of activities intended to support meaningful interaction with the people of Cuba.

There is no better way to engage the people of Cuba than by traveling on two wheels. A ride through the Cuban countryside, stopping in rural villages, tobacco farms, music and art schools, etc., will prove a truly enriching and rewarding experience as we engage in our comprehensive schedule of People-to-People (P2P) exchanges designed to inform, educate and promote meaningful interaction with Cubans from all walks of life.

Flights take you directly from Miami to Havana, our point of arrival and departure. Thereafter our exciting itinerary explores Havana—Cuba’s sensual time-warp capital
 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site—plus the province of Pinar del Río, renowned for its stupendous scenery and as the center for tobacco production in Cuba. We’ll then journey east to Santa Clara, a city steeped in the cult of revolutionary icon ‘Che’ Guevara… Ride south through the pine-clad Sierra Escambray mountains… Steep two days in the colonial past while strolling the cobbled streets and plazas of Trinidad, founded in 1514… And even visit the Bay of Pigs to witness first-hand the landing site and museum dedicated to the failed 1961 CIA-sponsored invasion by Cuban-American exiles.

Creaky ox-carts hauling sugarcane, cowboys on horseback, and a never-ending parade of classic Yankee automobiles from the 1950s add to the surreal sense of time arrested. We’ll engage with owners of these vintage cacharros to learn how they’ve managed to keep their antique relics on the road throughout decades of embargo and shortage. And n
o matter your motorcycle brand preference, Cuba’sharlistas (owners of pre-revolutionary Harleys) are legendary and enjoy a near celebrity status even in their home country. We’ll arrange encounters with members of this affable clan and learn, one on one, how they, too, have managed to keep these machines alive through economic deprivations and a lack of spare parts. 

Everywhere we ride we’re surrounded by m
usic and dance—the pulsing undercurrent of life in Cuba. We’ll begin to understand why as we witness a lesson for gifted young musicians being tutored in violin at the Escuela de Arte in San Antonio de los Baños. Plus we’ll enjoy a thorough immersion in popular culture, from son and salsa to santería—the island’s syncretic religion fusing African and Catholic faiths.

And as to the rum and cigars! If you have a friend who lights up he (or she) will certainly beg you to bring a few home. Sorry! Cuban cigars are still on the list of prohibited items that you can bring into the USA. Still, tobacco has a long and fascinating history and to witness the maestros hand rolling the beautiful cured leaves is an essential activity while in Cuba. Fortunately, it’s no crime to puff on apuro while in Cuba, nor to wash it down with fine añejo rum.

 This tour will be hosted by Cuba specialist and award winning author, Christopher P. Baker. To learn more about Christopher or to order his book, Mi Moto Fidel, Motorcycling Castro's Cuba, go to this link: www.christopherbaker.com

8,975 USD
Add a passenger for 6,789 USD

When do you want to ride this tour? ( 1 date available )
  • 2015 Departures

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MotoDiscovery holds OFAC License No. CT-2014-311284-1 authorizing legal travel to Cuba for citizens of the USA
Deadline for booking is DECEMBER 31, 2014 THIS IS A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE DEPARTURE
Rider on BMW 650 DAKAR8,975 USD
Rider on BMW F 800 GS8,975 USD
Rider on BMW F 700 GS8,975 USD
Rider on BMW R 1200 GS9,425 USD
Passenger6,789 USD
Single Occupancy Supplement940 USD
Deposit900 USD
  • Tour starts and ends in Miami, FL.
  • 13 days, 900 miles
  • Motorcycle Rental required. Price includes BMW 650 DAKAR or BMW F 800 GS or BMW F 700 GS motorcycle rental.
  • Roads are paved and suitable for riders on any style of motorcycle.
  • Day 1: Arrive Miami
  • Day 2: Havana
  • Day 3: Havana
  • Day 4: Cienfuegos
  • Day 5: Trinidad
  • Day 6: Trinidad
  • Day 7: Camaguey
  • Day 8: Holguin
  • Day 9: Baracoa
  • Day 10: Guantanamo
  • Day 11: Santiago
  • Day 12: Santiago
  • Day 13: Fly to Miami
  • Round trip airfare Miami – Cuba
  • Cuba Travel visa
  • Accommodations for 12 nights (double occupancy)
  • Dinners on travel days, all breakfasts and occasional lunch
  • Numerous people to people educational activities
  • Support/luggage van & driver
  • Licensed Cuba tour guide
  • Riding Tour Guide
  • MotoDiscovery representative
  • Necessary airport transfers
  • Museum entrances
  • Maps
  • MotoDiscovery apparel gift
  • Pre-tour information packet
  • Fuel for rental motorcycle
  • Selection of F800GS and 700GS BMW rental motorcycle
What's Not Included
  • Airfare or transportation to start of tour in Miami
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips for staff or special services
Is travel legal to Cuba for USA citizens?

MotoDiscovery holds OFAC License No. CT-2014-311284-1 authorizing legal travel to Cuba for citizens of the USA by promoting People-to-People experiences through a daily schedule of activities intended to support meaningful interaction with the people of Cuba.

Can I just rent a motorcycle from you and go on my own?

No.

How much independence will I have?

A mandatory full schedule of activities is planned each day. Generally speaking evenings are free. The truth is that the people to people (P2P) activities are widely considered as a bonus and our guests have embraced the value of getting to know the people of Cuba. The educational aspect of our travels to Cuba are not a negative…they are what makes these tours so great.

How are the roads?

They are perfectly suited for motorcycle touring offering a variety of scenery and conditions. There is not a lot of vehicular traffic. The island tends to be in the path of tropical storms during the rain season (July- October) that results in damages and roads under repair. Occasionally we will take an unpaved road to satisfy a P2P activity and to explore the more remote Cuban countryside.

Can I remain behind after the tour?

OFAC rules do not permit you to remain in Cuba after the event.

Is it safe?

By any standard Cuba would be considered safe.  But one can’t be naïve. International travelers understand the importance of using common sense and taking the usual precautions and this would apply to Cuba as well, even with its positive reputation in this regard.

Can you put together a special Cuba tour for just me and my friends?

Certainly. We facilitate custom and private tours all the time. Just be aware that MotoDiscovery takes seriously our obligation to fulfill the demands of the USA government in providing a full schedule of  P2P activities. You will be asked to document the experience as part of our effort to be compliant. Plan ahead. Start talking it up among your friends. Ride Cuba with MotoDiscovery. The time to do it is now.

How big are the groups?

On average about 12 people. A mix of men and women.

When can I book my tour?

Please! Do it as soon as you feel prepared to commit. This is not a tour where you can be added last minute. Securing the necessary visas and permits require lead time. And, the tours have been regular sell outs. Everyone benefits from your advanced planning and commitment.

I’d like more information.

Good. We think it is important to be prepared. Once you have registered for this tour you’ll receive from a very comprehensive Tour Information Booklet weeks in advance of your departure. All the topics you would require to be optimally prepared for your travels are covered. Cuba is unique in may ways so call if you have any questions.

Some good reading?

Here is one that will get you started.

Christopher Bakers Mi Moto Fidel, Motorcycling through Castro’s Cuba

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