On the road

Cuba by Harley – Fuser 1

7 days

There’s nothing new about motorcycle touring vacations, but sometimes there’s an attraction that makes a destination irresistible.

Here in Cuba, Ernesto Guevara March, 52, is not only a child of the revolution, he is the son of the famous ‘Che’ Guevara whose iconised portrait adorns everything from T-Shirts, postage stamps and fridge magnets to tenement walls and government buildings. Ernesto  operates ‘La Poderosa Tours’ out of Havana with his Greek-born wife, Maria Elena. Anyone who has seen the film or read the book, ‘Motorcycle Diaries’, will know instantly the significance of ‘La Poderosa’.

The fleet of 14 bikes used by La Poderosa Tours are modern H-D models such as ElectraGlides, StreetGlides and Dynas.

Join a special escorted Motorcycle tour of Cuba.  Tours 2018:  Apr: 9-15

Day 1.

ARRIVE HAVANA

Arrival in Havana. Welcome at VIP Lounge, José Martí International Airport. (Passengers do not need to queue for immigration controls or baggage claim. They will wait at a VIP lounge while qualified personnel complete all formalities. Beverages included). Transfer in to 5* Hotel. Dinner at Hotel.

Day 2.

HAVANA

Breakfast at Hotel. City tour of Old Havana (UNESCO’s World Heritage), and New Havana. Passengers will become familiar with the technical aspects, to which end they will ride around different sites, including the Malecon Habanero, which is some 10 km (6.2 mi) long, and visit to Plaza de la Revolución (Revolution Square). Visit to Che Guevara’s Command Headquarters and the Cabaña Fortress. Lunch in the city. Visit to Playas del Este (Eastern Beaches) (some 20 km (12.4 mi) from the Fortress. Dinner at Hotel.

Travelled distance: Approx. 120 km (74.5 mi)

Day 3.

HAVANA – TRINIDAD

Breakfast at Hotel. Departure for Cienfuegos. Panoramic visit of the beautiful city of Cienfuegos, dubbed La Perla del Sur. Lunch in Cienfuegos. Visit to the Dolphinarium. Bathing with dolphins. Departure for Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the best examples of colonial architecture throughout the Americas. Accommodation at private hostel. Dinner in Trinidad.

Travelled distance: Approx. 330 km (205 mi)

Day 4.

TRINIDAD – SANTA CLARA

Breakfast at Hotel. City Tour. Departure for Santa Clara via Topes de Collantes (Sierra del Escarambay) (depending on weather conditions). Lunch. Visit to the Che Mausoleum and Armored Train. Accommodation in a hotel in the area. Dinner.

Travelled distance: Approx. 120 km (74.5 mi)

 Day 5.

SANTA CLARA – VARADERO

Breakfast at Hotel. Departure for Varadero. Panoramic city tour of the historical city of Cárdenas. Lunch and accommodation at 5* hotel (all inclusive). Free afternoon and evening. Dinner at hotel.

Travelled distance: Approx. 220 km (137 mi)

Day 6.

VARADERO

Breakfast at Hotel. Free time to enjoy the beach, and lunch at hotel. Departure for Havana. Panoramic tour of Matanzas.  Stop-over at Bacunayagua, the country’s highest bridge. Accommodation at 5* hotel. Farewell dinner.

Travelled distance: Approx. 160 km (99.4 mi)

Day 7.

DEPART HAVANA

Breakfast at Hotel. Free time and transfer out to José Martí airport.

 


Tour Cost

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Duo riders sharing room AUD 4595
Solo riders sharing room AUD 5960
Solo riders single room AUD 6670
What's included

LODGING In hotels or private houses to live the experience of feeling a local. MEALS Breakfasts, lunches and dinners indicated in the programs both for restaurants and “paladares” (private restaurants in Cuba). During trips we offer beverages and fresh products. BIKES Harley-Davidson brand new fleet, checked before each trip by our team of mechanics. Blanket insurance. GUIDES Our Cuban guides are qualified high -level drivers knowledgeable in the Flora, Fauna, and Cuban culture. Bilingual and intercommunicated by cellular telephony. TECHNICAL SUPPORT During the whole trip we offer an air-conditioned support vehicle for the travellers and their luggage. A complete tool kit and spare parts are available for any mechanical emergency to assure the success of your experience. Spare motorcycles also accompany our journey.

What's not included

Airport Taxes. Visas. Alcoholic beverages. Accident & health insurance. According to Cuban legislation, travellers must arrive with current insurance. We recommend bringing your own helmet. Gasoline. Air tickets.

Notes

Keep an eye out for our special group departure i November 2018