Che Guevara: Bicycle Tourist

We’re just back from a month of bike touring in Cuba. Trip reports and photos are on the way (once we’ve recovered from jet lag and found time to put all our thoughts together).

In the meantime, here’s an intriguing image we discovered in Cuba, of famous revolutionary Che Guevara on a bicycle tour!

Che Guevara: Bicycle Tourist

We found out in a museum that this image was taken during a 4,500km bike tour of northern Argentina in the early 1950s.

Although it isn’t immediately obvious from the photo, Wikipedia says Che had fitted a small motor to the bicycle. This was a precursor to his later (and more famous) travels, outlined in The Motorcycle Diaries.


  1. Margo M
    19th January 2013 at 4:03 am #

    We went to Museo del Che Guevara in Alta Gracia, Argentina, when we toured there in 2011. The bike is is displayed in the house where he grew up. See our photo of it (complete with motor) here:

  2. Rich
    22nd January 2013 at 12:57 am #

    Hey, welcome back. Did the diapers work out? On a scale of 1 to 10, how was your trip?

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