Cuba East. Caribbean warmth and charm - 24 days.
Cuba + your own motorcycle = motorcycle adventure in SPECIAL CLASS.We bring your OWN motorcycle to Havana. We'll ship that over. Now you can drive from Havana all the way out to the great mountains, the Sierra Maestra, the wild east coast and to the pearl Santiago de Cuba. Experience Castro's unique blend of socialism and salsa - before it's too late! Havana, one of the world's most seductive cities, is waiting for you - and the tropical beaches, the green mountains, the historic cities, and the exceptionally welcoming population. The tour unites the funniest motorcycle roads with good hotels and private accommodation, the most beautiful beaches and Cuba's culture and society - guided by Søren Vestergaard who has driven Cuba around 11 times by motorcycle and knows the country intimately. In February, the wind is warm and mild in Cuba. Enjoy Cuba on your own motorcycle. Enjoy life!
It is now the 12th time that Moto Mundo is traveling to Cuba. We celebrate this with a unique tour of it, for most, unknown EAST Cuba!
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3. February, 2023 - 26. February, 2023
Copenhagen or Billund.
Joining our tours from overseas? No problem, you can book all the tours with/without air-tickets included as you prefer.
MOTORBIKE: 48,800 dkr, airfare, mc-freight and almost full meals all days (see under the individual days), all nights, Cuban license plate and liability insurance. Bus transfer to and from airport. Guided city tour of Havana, Breakfast 20 (M) Lunch 13 (F) Dinner 15 (A) and banquet. (See below the individual days) Payment to travel guarantee fund.
REAR SEAT PASSENGER: 41,900 dkr, airfare and almost full meals all days (see under the individual days)overnight stays etc.
Maximum number of participants: 15.The tour is completed by a minimum of 8 participants. Single room supplement 3,900 dkr.
Danish tour guides throughout the tour as well as Cuban local guides.
Before departure, an information meeting is held, where the tour T-shirt and map material, programme, etc. are also provided over the destination.
NOT INCLUDED: Bensin, visa, drinks, shows, parking charges and lunch/dinner the few days when you are on your own.
Right to changes in program reserved.
Copenhagen or Billund.
We make sure your own motorbike is waiting for you in Havana. Tour suitable for all kinds of bikes.
A total of about 3000 km, 200-300 km per day. The roads are almost all paved, but in poor condition. Very little, and slow traffic.
13 driving days, 9 rest/excursion days, 2 arrival/departure days.
Rooms in private homes, local hotels, all-inclusive beach hotels and classical hotels in Havana.
Join Moto Mundos 12th trip to Cuba, and the 3rd all the way to the easternmost point of Cuba. Discover magical Havana, historic Trinidad and charming Baracoa. Enjoy the tropical air and smells of the Sierra Maestra's green mountains, precisely where Fidel and Che started the revolution in 1956 and relax on some of the world's best beaches. Get up close to cubans through Moto Mundo's many motorcycle friends in Cuba.
Your motorcycle will be sailed in a container from Denmark 6 weeks before your departure and return to Denmark. Freight, Cuban liability insurance and Cuban registration as well as almost all meals are included in the price of the trip. Danish registration of the motorcycles is not required.
The tour is conducted with a minimum of 8 participants.
The information meeting will be held on 20 November. Here you will be provided with a program, map material of Cuba and Moto-Mundo Cuba T-shirt. We host at a light lunch for the information meeting.
Right to change route and content reserved.
|Day 1, friday 03-02-2023|
Depart from Copenhagen or Billund and arrival Havana.Departure from Copenhagen or Billund. Arrival in Havana as the sun sets over the green and warm Caribbean island. Transfer to hotel. Dinner.
|Day 2, saturday 04-02-2023|
Havana.We pick up our motorcycles in the container port of Havana. Arranges customs documents and registration, installs license plates and is ready for a tour of Havana. Lunch at one of the many beautiful old squares. Guided city tour on foot. The opportunity to visit the world famous dance show Tropicana in the evening.
|Day 3, sunday 05-02-2023|
Havana. Rest day/excursion.We visit many of the historical sites of Havana. The old town, the Malecon, Revolution Square, Cementerio de Christóbal, etc. Meet with Club de Autos Clásicos Británicos in the evening for cozy togetherness. M+F+A.
|Day 4, monday 06-02-2023|
Havana - Santa Clara, 275km.After a good breakfast we leave Havana on the first proper driving day, but with a stop at Hemingway's house, Finca la Vigia. Our first day on the motorcycles goes east, past the orange plantation along the almost empty highway. Beware of cyclists, oxcarts, horses, etc. we drive to Santa Clara where we will stay privately in a Cuban home.
|Day 5, tuesday 07-02-2023|
Santa Clara.A sightseeing day in Santa Clara. The day begins with breakfast being served in the house where you live. The rest of the day will be in Che's sign, blah. visiting his mauseum and a museum that tells of his liberation of Santa Clara in 1958 from batista's iron grip. Possibility of visit to cigar factory. M.
|Day 6, wednesday 08-02-2023|
Santa Clara - Camagüey, 265km.Green sugar cane fields, tall palm trees in thousands and grazing cattle mark the day of the day. Camagüey which is our next overnight stay is one of Cuba's oldest cities, with both churches and cowboys. I wonder if we'll meet some from the local motorcycle club as well. We have to live very centrally almost in the middle of the city. Guarantee of music and salza in the evening. M+F+A.
|Day 7, thursday 09-02-2023|
Camagüey - Santo Domingo, 290km.Today we really come out into the countryside, completely outside tourist Cuba. Small villages and public use with roads without traffic - maybe a tractor or an oxcart. Today's goal is the green mountains of the Sierra Maestra, the mountains from which Castro's partisans began the conquest of Cuba. We're going to live in the middle of this green paradise.
|Day 8, friday 10-02-2023|
La Comandancia de La Plata. Excursion.High up in the mountains we must visit Comandancia de La Plata. La Comandancia de la Plata is located in Pico Turquino National Park. These mountainous, remote surroundings were the perfect place for Fidel to plan the revolution and the fight against Batista. The camp was established in 1958 and was never found by Batista's soldiers. Radio broadcasts on Radio Rebelde were conducted daily from La Comandancia.
Today, the hideout is in good condition. It includes 16 wooden buildings scattered over a ridge. You can blah. visit Fidel's house, which has hidden escape routes and is the largest building on La Comandancia.
|Day 9, saturday 11-02-2023|
Santo Domingo - Chivirico, km270.A very nice day around the green Sierra Maestra mountains and small sleepy towns. Our goal is the dramatic coast. One of the most spectacular stretches of the journey. Cuba's highest mountains rise directly from the sea, the coast is mostly deserted. The road is without traffic and several places heavily included after years of hurricanes, Steep mountains alternate with deserted beaches, the sand is brown and the water is warm. We're going to stay in an exclusive large modern hotel right on the coast. Possibility of a swim. M+F+A.
|Day 10, sunday 12-02-2023|
Chivirico - Santiago de Cuba, km60.Possibility of a dip in the sea before departure. Our goal is Santiago, Cuba's second largest city, an intense and evocative city. We're going to live in the city's central square. M+F+A.
|Day 11, monday 13-02-2023|
SantiagoWith the Sierra Maastra mountains as a backdrop, Santiago is beautifully and high on the Gulf of Santiago. Life is completely different, the pulse is higher, in this city than we have seen before, everything is going on at a different pace, the joyous Caribbean vibe and the joy of music and dance are paramount. Here you can hear some of the country's best salsa bands while enjoying a mojito. Also visit the city's fine microbrewery by the harbour. M.
|Day 12, tuesday 14-02-2023|
Santiago de Cuba - Baracoa, km240.A wide road leads from Santiago to Guantanamo, a quiet provincial city from which you cannot see the U.S. base. After a good lunch by the sea, we continue to the east. Cuba's most famous road La Farola, the roller coaster, takes us from cactus and a desert-like coast over the mountains to tropical rainforest and the formerly completely isolated city of Baracoa, today one of Cuba's most authentic gems. This is where we're going to live in private homes. M+F+A.
|Day 13, wednesday 15-02-2023|
BaracoaYou can relax, bathe and go for a walk in tropical Baracoa. Or join us on an excursion to Punta se Maisi, Cuba's easternmost point, the road there is a beautiful experience. We may eat lunch at the lighthouse. M.
|Day 14, thursday 16-02-2023|
Baracoa - Holguin, km250.Weather permitting, the day takes us through Cuba's most beautiful tropical rainforest and the great Humbolt national park, lush, fragrant scenery. On to Moa where the forest has been felled to make way for large open nickel mines, one of Cuba's important export items. Holguin, which is the target today, is an orderly city and known for its many parks. We're going to stay in a hotel in the middle of the vibrant city. M+F+A.
|Day 15, friday 17-02-2023|
Holguin - Playa Santa Lucia km240.A nice driving day through cowboy land. First, a good road before moving out onto the smaller and more challenging roads, a beautiful day in beautiful scenery. This we here today will show you is not tourist cuba but the real Cuba. M+F+A.
|Day 16, saturday 18-02-2023|
Playa Santa LuciaThe hotel at Playa Santa Lucia is the epitome of beach holidays and with direct access to several swimming pools and not
at least the amazing white beach. Playa Santa Lucia has it all, you just have to enjoy life and relax. All you can eat and drink is "all inclusive" M+F+A.
|Day 17, sunday 19-02-2023|
Playa Santa Lucia - Mayajigua 280kmWe will again take the smaller roads towards our next property. Lunch is available at an exciting lagoon where there is also the possibility of a boat trip. The hotel consists of houses distributed around a park-like area with small lakes, loose animals and flamingos in the lake. Bar by the swimming pool and thermal bath. M+F+A.
|Day 18, monday 20-02-2023|
Mayajigua - Trinidad 160km.After a good night at this resort, today we drive up to the heights and across Cuba from the north coast to Trinidad on the south coast. We make a stop at our LAMA friends, Latin American Motorcycle Assc. in Sancti Spirits where we get a sumptuous lunch in good self-knowledge. M+F+A
|Day 19, tuesday 21-02-2023|
Trinidad, restday.Trinidad is a great experience, it has it all, nice little streets, glorious beach and many sights and restaurants. Visit the beautiful old mansions that the Spanish sugar barons let erected in colonial times around the Plaza Mayor. Here you also have the opportunity to get to know a Cuban family in private conditions, as you will be accommodated privately in their houses. Remember that their homemade food is really good.
|Day 20, wednesday 22-02-2023|
Trinidad - (Topes) - Cienfuegos, 150km.We leave Trinidad and drive up into the mountains, Topes which is located just behind Trinidad and with the most beautiful view of the sea. We have lunch in a private home before heading on towards Cienfuegos. We are going to stay in a large and modern hotel on the outskirts of this city. Dinner in a spectacular Moorish palace.
|Day 21, thursday 23-02-2023|
Cienfuegos - Svinebugten - Havana, 325km.Today's drive runs from Cienfuegos on the south coast to Havana on the north coast. The first area we drive through is the Bay of Pigs, it was here at Playa Girón the CIA-backed invasion force in 1961 went ashore. We have lunch at a crocodile farm, with the opportunity to taste crocodile meat. before our trip continues by the highway towards Havana. Where we are staying at an upscale hotel in the middle of old Havana. M+F+A.
|Day 22, friday 24-02-2023|
Havana, restdayWe start the day by packing the motorcycles in the container. The rest of the day is free for shopping and sight-seeing in picturesque and fascinating old Havana or take a walk in the hotel pool. Banquet at one of Havana's best private restaurants. M+A.
|Day 23, saturday 25-02-2023|
Havana, departday.Time to see more of Havana, buy the last souvenirs of rum and cigars. A walk on the Malecon and enjoy the warmth before it returns in the afternoon to Danish winter, snow and slush. Transfer from the hotel to Havana Jose Marti airport. M.
|Day 24, sunday 26-02-2023|
Arrival Copenhagen or Billund.
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