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Classic Cuba CKU

Cuba

This motorcycle tour through Cuba is loaded with culture, great scenery and good roads!

Cuba, the Caribbean island full of history, is not only famous for its communist regime, but also for its cities, beaches and the hospitality of the people. Discover the secrets of Cuba on this motorcycle tour! Starting in La Habana and heading out West, we ride to Viñales, famous for its beautiful landscape full of limestone rocks and caves as well as for its tobacco fields. Learn about the production of the famous Cuban cigars and taste one if you feel like it.

On we ride to the nature reserve of Las Terrazas to take a bath in its beautiful waterfalls before we will visit the museum at the Bay of Pigs on our way to Cienfuegos. Our next stop is the city of Trinidad, part of the UNESCO world heritage and considered by many as one of the most beautiful cities at the Caribbean coast. Curvy streets will then take us up the mountains of Topes de Collantes, where we get to see lush tropical forests and waterfalls and enjoy the view over Lake Hanabanilla. The island of Santa Maria with its white dream beaches and crystal-clear turquoise sea is our next destination, before we head to Remedios and back to the idyllic North to Varadero – and eventually reach our starting point, La Habana.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR U.S. CITIZENS

Since 2011 all U.S. citizens have been able to participate in ‘people-to-people’ educational exchange programs that provided for ‘meaningful interaction’ with Cubans. On June 4, 2019, the Trump administration rescinded the “people to people” license. However, every U.S. citizen can still legally travel to Cuba, pre-approved, under the “support for the Cuban people” license, which requires that each itinerary adheres to a full-time schedule of “meaningful interaction” with Cubans.
Although Edelweiss Bike Travel’s Cuba programs are designed for an international clientele, they are also designed to maximize “support for the Cuban people” as much as possible through stays at private B&Bs, meals at private restaurants, and interactions with independent artists, private tobacco farmers, etc.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of individual U.S. citizens to review existing Cuba Assets Control regulations (31 CFR Part 515 administered by the Dept. of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control) to ensure each traveler’s compliance.

CHRISTOPHER P. BAKER

Renowned motojournalist and Cuba expert Christopher P. Baker will be acting as one of your tour leaders on those specific dates (look for the * people-2-people approved mark). Christopher has been acclaimed by National Geographic as “one of the world’s leading authorities on Cuba travel and culture.” His seven books about Cuba include the National Geographic Traveler Cuba guidebook and Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro’s Cuba.

Christopher has been acclaimed by National Geographic as “one of the world’s leading authorities on Cuba travel and culture.” His seven books about Cuba include the National Geographic Traveler Cuba guidebook and Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro’s Cuba.

Meanwhile, Cuba has been in news quite a bit the last couple of months and if you are worrying if it was the right time to take this motorcycle tour with Edelweiss, please read the following personal note from Christopher, who just returned from leading our first ‘Classic Cuba’ trip of 2019:

THERE’S NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO VISIT CUBA

Recently Cuba has been in the news quite a bit. First, I wish to assure you that Cuba has recovered fully from post-Hurricane Irma. I just returned from leading Edelweiss’ first ‘Classic Cuba’ trip of 2019 (my eight trip to Cuba in the past 12 months) and things on the ground are totally normal and safe.

More importantly are the charges by the Trump administration of ‘sonic attacks’ on U.S. diplomats in Cuba. Four FBI teams were sent to Havana at the invitation of the Cuban government, and their report states there is no evidence whatsoever of any ‘attacks.’ The symptoms, most medical authorities agree, appear to be consistent with mass psychogenic illness (MPI), and the Trump administration’s allegation has the appearance of being nothing more than a politically motivated attempt to reduce U.S.-Cuba travel: READ MORE. For that reason, the State Department Travel Advisory now lists Cuba as Level 2 for safety – the same as France, Germany, and the UK.

Meanwhile, on January 18, 2018, Cuba was named “Safest Country for Tourism” at the 38th annual International Tourism Fair (FITUR), in Madrid, Spain. And the Cubans are wholeheartedly warm and welcoming. Reason enough to visit!




Christopher P. Baker


Start/Finish: La Habana (Havana)
Nearest airport: La Habana (Havana)
Duration: 11 days vacation, 9 riding days
Route: Total distance: 1637-1877 km, 1017-1166 miles
Daily distances: 70-360 km, 43-224 miles
Accommodations: Comfortable middle-class hotels und Casas Particulares
Rest day: Trinidad
Highlights: Mural de la Prehistoria, Las Terrazas, Bahía de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs), Topes de Collantes (National Park), Valle de los Ingenios, Monumento-Memorial Che Guevara, Cayo Santa Maria (beaches)
Minimum number of participants: 8
Please note paragraph 4.2. a) of our terms and conditions of travel to find out more about the cancellation of tour through Edelweiss Bike Travel when the minimum number of participants is not reached - Terms and Conditions
11 days vacation
9 day riding route

DAY 1: Arrival in La Habana (Havana)
DAY 2: La Habana (Havana) - Viñales
DAY 3: Viñales - Las Terrazas
DAY 4: Las Terrazas - Cienfuegos
DAY 5: Cienfuegos - Trinidad
DAY 6: Trinidad
DAY 7: Trinidad - Cayo Santa Maria
DAY 8: Cayo Santa Maria - Remedios
DAY 9: Remedios - Varadero
DAY 10: Varadero - La Habana (Havana)
DAY 11: Departure from La Habana (Havana)

The daily riding kilometres are approximate distances and may vary. The first and last days mentioned in the itinerary are the arrival and departure days; there is no riding on these days. Arrival time should be arranged before 3 pm on the arrival day (Day 1). Bear in mind the time difference between your country of origin and your travel destination. Please book your flights accordingly. Route and overnight places may change due to unforeseen events.

Tour prices & motorcycles 2019

Included services
Tour price per personsharing room,
riding 2 up
sharing room,
riding solo
single room,
riding solo
BMW F 700 GS
$ 5.540,-$ 6.760,-$ 7.200,-
BMW R 1200 GS
$ 5.730,-$ 7.130,-$ 7.570,-
Harley-Davidson® Electra Glide
Harley-Davidson® Road King
$ 5.940,-$ 7.560,-$ 8.000,-
OPTIONAL:
Guided City Tour (Minimum number of participants: 1)
$ 195,-$ 195,-$ 195,-
OPTIONAL:
Cuba Travel Authorization Documents (mandatory for US citizens)
$ 200,-$ 200,-$ 200,-

Tour prices & motorcycles 2020

Included services
Tour price per personsharing room,
riding 2 up
sharing room,
riding solo
single room,
riding solo
BMW F 700 GS
$ 5.550,-$ 6.770,-$ 7.220,-
BMW R 1200 GS
$ 5.740,-$ 7.140,-$ 7.590,-
Harley-Davidson® Electra Glide
Harley-Davidson® Road King
$ 5.960,-$ 7.580,-$ 8.030,-
OPTIONAL:
Cuba Travel Authorization Documents (mandatory for US citizens)
$ 200,-$ 200,-$ 200,-
OPTIONAL:
Guided City Tour (Minimum number of participants: 1)
$ 195,-$ 195,-$ 195,-

Tour prices & motorcycles 2021

Included services
Tour price per personsharing room,
riding 2 up
sharing room,
riding solo
single room,
riding solo
BMW F 700 GS
$ 5.550,- *$ 6.770,- *$ 7.220,- *
BMW R 1200 GS
$ 5.740,- *$ 7.140,- *$ 7.590,- *
Harley-Davidson® Electra Glide
Harley-Davidson® Road King
$ 5.960,- *$ 7.580,- *$ 8.030,- *
OPTIONAL:
Cuba Travel Authorization Documents (mandatory for US citizens)
$ 200,- *$ 200,- *$ 200,- *
OPTIONAL:
Guided City Tour (Minimum number of participants: 1)
$ 195,- *$ 195,- *$ 195,- *
* Please note the dates and tour prices for 2021 not being confirmed yet. The shown figures are preliminary and subject to change. If the final tour price in 2021 includes an increase of more than 5% compared to the previous year´s tour price, you can cancel your booked participation free of charge until October 31, 2020.

CUSTOM TOURS: For custom tour bookings please refer to the pricing included in the special tour offer of your tour. If having any questions please contact our service team at customtours@edelweissbike.com!

Prices start at $ 5.540,-

per person

Included services

Motorcycle category 2

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Tour dates

25.11. - 05.12.2019
* People-2-people approved // Ride with Christopher Baker
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13.02. - 23.02.2020
19.03. - 29.03.2020
Chinese Group Date
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29.10. - 08.11.2020
26.11. - 06.12.2020

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11.02. - 21.02.2021
18.03. - 28.03.2021
28.10. - 07.11.2021
25.11. - 05.12.2021

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