Cycling in Cuba

Duration: 15 days
From: £1,999.00

An amazing cycle adventure in rural Cuba with swimming and hiking experiences to enjoy along the way

Discover Cuba from a different perspective by exploring the highlights of the Western and Central regions by bike. Learn all about this unique country, its history and way of life whilst enjoying the rare opportunity to interact with rural Cuba.

Start in Havana, the exciting and picturesque capital before travelling west to Las Terrazas biosphere and the dramatic scenery of the Viñales Valley. Swim in Cayo Jutias turquoise waters before learning about Revolutionary history at Che Guevara’s mausoleum in Santa Clara.

Hike in the Escambray mountains, cool off in a mountain stream then head to Trinidad to soak up the atmosphere of Cuba’s best preserved colonial town.

Cycle to the stylish town of Cienfuegos and then on to the historic Bay of Pigs. Head back to Havana via the Venice of Cuba, Matanzas, and the stunning beaches of Jibacoa.

What’s not to love? Enquire for full details.

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Explore rural Cuba by bike
  • Make a splash during a swim in the turquoise waters of Cayo Jutias
  • Stretch those legs with a hike in the Escambray mountains,
Start
Havana, Cuba
Finish
Havana, Cuba
Trip Duration
15 Days
Group Size
4 - 18
Private Departure
N/A
Activity
Cycle & Bike, Mixed Activity
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Private Departure, Solo Traveller

Dates

STARTEND

Saturday

5 October 2019

Saturday

19 October 2019

Saturday

2 November 2019

Saturday

16 November 2019

Saturday

16 November 2019

Saturday

30 November 2019

Saturday

14 December 2019

Saturday

28 December 2019

Saturday

18 January 2020

Saturday

1 February 2020

Saturday

15 February 2020

Saturday

29 February 2020

Saturday

7 March 2020

Saturday

21 March 2020

Saturday

4 April 2020

Saturday

18 April 2020

This trip can be tailor made for your perfect travel dates. Please make a booking enquiry for more information.

Itinerary

This trip takes in the highlights of Cuba’s vibrant capital, Havana, and its Western and Central regions. The terrain is very varied, ranging from picturesque coastal paths to quiet country lanes to dramatic mountain roads. In addition to Old Havana, the itinerary visits three other UNESCO World Heritage sites: the stunning colonial towns of Trinidad and Cienfuegos and the Viñales valley, famed for its world-class tobacco cultivation and prehistoric limestone landscape. The trip takes in key sites in Cuba’s Revolutionary history, including Che Guevara's Mausoleum in Santa Clara and the Bay of Pigs.

The route is mainly flat or undulating and is great for both amateur and experienced cyclists. When off your bike there`s a wide variety of opportunities to learn about this unique country: visit a tobacco farm, walk in the Escambray mountains, stay in Las Terrazas Biosphere, listen to live music and relax on some of Cuba's beautiful beaches.

What's included

  • Staff: English-Speaking Cuban tour guide, bus driver, mechanic (day 2 only).
  • Support: 100% vehicle support during rides, 24 hour contact with local office in Cuba.
  • Bike Hire:  Trek hybrid mountain bikes.  The operator imports all our bikes and have a team of mechanics who keep them in excellent condition.
  • Visits and excursions:
    • Havana city tour
    • Robaina’s tobacco farm
    • Che Guevara Mausoleum
    • Walk in Topes de Collantes
    • Cienfuegos Botanical Gardens
    • Playa Giron Museum (Bay of Pigs)

 

  • Flights, Travel Insurance and Vaccinations
  • Visas (Tourist Card)
  • Tips for guide, driver and local staff
  • Cycling Helmet (compulsory)
  • Water Bottle

Trip notes

14 nights in a combination of either standard hotels, or casas particulares (homestays).

You will get the authentic experience of staying in casas particulares in Vinales, Playa Larga, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and Havana. In other locations you will stay in mid-range hotels. All rooms are en suite. Accommodation and service in Cuba can often be more basic than in many other countries.

All breakfasts, 11 lunches and 3 dinners are included.

Cuba is the land of the mojito, daiquiri, Cuba libre, and of course rum! You’ll find that plenty of good drinks are on offer all over the country with prices ranging from 2-6 CUC for most cocktails. Food isn’t particularly varied in Cuba – expect grilled meats/fish, rice, beans, platano, mangos and tropical fruits. Not a lot of green vegetables though. During this itinerary you`ll go to at least one organic farm offering delicious home-cooked food.

This trip requires a moderate level of fitness, having a physical rating by the operator of 7 out of 10.  Please get in touch to find out more about what to expect.

Is this trip right for you?

The route follows roads that are predominantly paved, with small unpaved sections and some pot-holes.  Traffic is generally very light. There are some long bus transfers in order to cover large travel distances and allow you to cycle through highlights of the regions.

Tour operator

We love this independent Anglo-Cuban travel agency that was founded in 2003 specialising in cycling and interactive cultural adventures with itineraries designed to give travellers a truly authentic Cuban experience. They offer inquisitive, cultured and curious travellers unforgettable trips that help people to discover the real Cuba.

We salute their focus on employing predominantly local Cubans to design and implement the trips. The local office staff is comprised of a team of highly qualified and dedicated Cubans, and the guides are all Cuban graduates who share a passion for Cuban culture, nature and the infectious warmth for which the Cuban people are rightfully famous.

Hello! If you’d like to chat about finding you the perfect adventure or guidance on what’d suit you then we’re very happy to help. Tori & Larissa 0207 097 1734 • info@anotherworldadventures.com.

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