Imagine Touring Cuba by Motorcycle

Dec 21, 2014 View Comments by

1280_9President Obama recently announced that the U.S. and Cuba are starting diplomatic conversations about loosening sanctions, establishing embassies, and ultimately opening up Cuba for American tourists.

With its close proximity, Cuba has the potential to become a favorite destination for American tourists. The rich history would make for more than a memorable trip, especially if the mode of transportation is by motorcycle.

If you’re looking for a tour operator that can give you local insight, then look no further than Che Guevara’s youngest son Ernesto. Yes, THE Che Guevara, the revolutionist and protagonist of The Motorcycle Diaries.

Ernesto Guevara recently opened his own motorcycle tour company called La Poderosa Tours. Che’s Norton 500 was nicknamed “La Poderosa,” which he and friend Alberto Granado rode through South America in the early 50s.

Motorcycles have always fascinated Ernesto, who is a lawyer by trade. He’s a big Harley-Davidson fan, and so his motorcycle tours are on the big American V-Twins. Tour prices range from $3,000 to $5,800 depending on accommodations and motorcycle selection. The trips are either six or nine days long, but fully customized tours are also available.

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Photo courtesy of Focus Features.


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