Motorcycle diaries 10 day Harley tour


Motorcycle diaries 10 day Harley tour


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Motorcycle diaries 10 day Harley tour

Explore the history and culture of Cuba over 10 days on a Harley Davidson with Che Guevara’s son Ernesto.

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10 day Guided Tour
03/05/2022 - 12/05/2022
10 day Guided Tour
19/03/2022 - 28/03/2022
10 day Guided Tour
25/01/2022 - 03/02/2022

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Explore the history and culture of Cuba over 10 days on a Harley Davidson with Che Guevara’s son Ernesto.
Che Guevara’s son Ernesto.
Find out more about Magellan Guides
The Cuban tours are the only trips on the Magellan menu that aren’t run in-house by one of our own guides, why is that you may ask? Well, as much as we’d love to be the Cuba pros on this one we think that Che Guevara’s son Ernesto deservedly pulls rank here in the tour guiding stakes so we hand the reins of our Cuban trips over to him and his team at La Poderosa tours. We’ve loved designing and riding tours over there with him and his best friend Camillio, the weather is amazing, the bikes epic and the country needs to be ridden through to be truly experienced so we’re really proud to act as their UK agent on these fantastic trips.
  • Guided Tour
  • 10 Day Tour
  • 1100 miles
  • Havana, Cuba

03/05/22 – 12/05/22
19/03/22 – 28/03/22
25/01/22 – 03/02/22

Your tour starts in luxury and ease as you get off your flight and straight into the VIP lounge at Jose Marti airport for complimentary drinks, you will be escorted through immigration and baggage claim to your 5* hotel for time to relax before meeting the gang for dinner.

The next morning comes with the chance to take a city tour of Havana and to get acquainted with your chosen bike. We will visit the Malecon Habanero and Plaza de la Revolucion and then take a tour of Che Guevara’s command headquarters before returning to our luxury hotel for the evening for some cigars and mojitos.

Ernesto Guevarra, Guide
Ernesto Guevarra, Guide

Cuba is a wonderful country, full of culture, amazing scenery and lots of fun. Come and join me and see Cuba in style!

Adventure through Cuba!

We leave sunny Havana and ride towards Vinales the land of tobacco farms and visit the working plantation there. The next day we ride to the Las Terrazas community in Sierra del Rosario Nature Reserve and spend some time down by the river at San Juan. We cruise to Trinidad via the city of Cienfuegos where we will ride the quaint cobbled streets to our backstreet villa.

After this comes a visit to the Che Guevara Mausoleum and Armoured train on the way to the island of Cayo Santa Maria. This island is part of the Jardines del Rey archipelago just off the north coast of Cuba and is joined to the mainland by a private causeway, with special permission from the police we are allowed to stop off after joining the causeway for some pictures.

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Spot the Magellan Rider!

The following day we have a city tour of Cardenas to look forwards to on our way to our hotel in Varadero which is right on the beach giving us a chance to go for a nice swim before another amazing dinner with cigars and cocktails.

We take scenic roads all day heading back towards Havana for your final night, we ride the lovely twisties that bring us up into the forests of the Sierra del Rosario a beautiful mountain range in the provinces of Pinar del Rio. With all your meals covered on the trip the only thing you need to budget for is flights, fuel and cigars to bring home with you!

Cuba is never still and exudes vibrancy and passion just as readily as a the bar tenders mix your first Mojito of the evening!.

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Tour highlights

Trinidad: We take a lovely stroll around the beautiful Trinidad, their main industry is tobacco processing so if you’re looking for amazing cigars you need look no further.

Caya Santa Maria: This island is part of the Jardines del Rey archipelago just off Cuba’s north coast and is attached to the mainland by a mangrove lined private causeway.

How many people can say they've ridden a Harley in Cuba with Che Guevarra's son, it doesn't get much cooler than that!
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Cienfuegos: We take a leisurely walk around this amazing city that was settled by French immigrants from Bordeaux and Louisiana in 1819.

Remedios: Remedios is the eighth oldest city in Cuba, the main attraction is the Iglesia Mayor of San Juan Bautista containing 13 beautifully decorated gold altars.

The Che Guevara Mausoleum: This fascinating look into the revolutionary leader shows his time in Guatemala and his farewell letter to Fidel Castro inscribed in full.

Armoured train: The Tren Blindado is a national monument, memorial park and museum of the Cuban revolution.

Soroa Orchid farm: Home to over 20,000 plants and 700 species including 250 species native to Cuba the Soroa Garden is set in the eco retreat of Soroa.

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The big bikes get some serious attention wherever they go!

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100 % Would recommend

Tour Map / Itinerary

Full Itinerary

Day 1

Airport pickup from the VIP lounge at Jose Marti International airport. Queue jump at immigration and baggage reclaim as well as complimentary drinks. Transfer to your 5* hotel and settle in for dinner to relax and unwind after your flight.

Day 2 50 miles

City tour of Havana on to get familiar with your chosen motorcycle, visiting the Malecon Habanero and Plaza de la Revolución.

Day 3 211 Miles

Leave Havana towards Viñales the land of tobacco farms and visit a working plantation.

Day 4 137 Miles

Today we ride to Las Terrazas Community in Sierra del Rosario Nature Reserve and spend time down by the river at San Juan.

Day 5 237 Miles

Leave towards the UNESCO world heritage site of Trinidad via Cienfuegos.

Day 6 62 Miles

City tour of Trinidad and time to explore the local area around Lola.

Day 7 124 Miles

Visit the Che Guevara Mausoleum and Armoured train on the way to Cayo Santa Maria.

Day 8 137 Miles

A beautiful day’s ride today toward Varadero with a stop off for a panoramic city tour of Cardenas.

Day 9 94 Miles

Return back towards Varadero.

Day 10

Breakfast at your hotel and free time to explore the city before an included transfer to the airport for your flight home.

What's included
9 Nights accommodation in a variety of 5* hotels and Luxury private houses, all your meals are included too.
Led by Ernesto Guevara and his friend Camillo.
Choice from a fleet of Harley Davidsons and full insurance. (V-Rod, Sportster, Electra/Street/Wide Glides, Street Bob, Low Rider and Switchback).
Air-conditioned support vehicle for travellers and their luggage, a complete tool kit and spare parts and spare motorcycles also accompany our journey just in case.
Breakfasts, lunches and dinners both in restaurants and “paladares” (private restaurants in Cuba) as well as beverages and fresh produce all included.
VIP Airport transfers wisk you through security in style.
What's not
Airfare and Visas (cheap flights can be found on SkyScanner).
Riding gear (trousers, jacket, helmet, gloves). We recommended you bring your own gear if you have it, however, if you need to borrow some let us know and we can always help to arrange some.
Travel / Medical Insurance.
Alcoholic beverages.

Common questions about this trip

Are flights included?

We don’t include flights with any of our tours but are happy to offer advice on where to fly into and your best options for trips that start and end in different locations.

Can you help me sort my Visa? What If I’m from the USA or Canada?

Yes of course, we include full details on how to arrange a visa in the pre trip documentation and tour pack. Many US citizens come on this tour each year and the Visa is easy to sort, just drop us an email and we’ll be happy to help.

Is there a support vehicle on this tour?

Yes, we have a support vehicle on this trip and also limited spaces for partners to travel in it so they can join us on the tour without having to ride on the back of a bike. Contact us for availability on this if it is something you are interested in.

Do I need a SatNav and what is the riding style on this trip?

We ride this tour staying together in a group with the support vehicle taking up the rear. You don’t need a SatNav on this trip as we take care of all the navigation for you allowing you to enjoy the scenery and just ride.

More information
For general information on planning and preparing for motorcycle trips including what to pack please see our Prepare for your trip section.
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