Cuba By Bike

Cuba By Bike

Experience Cuba's charming countryside including the famous tobacco region on a tour with a twist - trekking bicycles are provided for the active types

Get to explore western Cuba and with a small group of active holidaymakers, going off the beaten track and taking to two wheels at times to discover quaint landscapes & untouched valleys.

Tour highlights

    • Option to cover average of 20 - 55 km per day on trekking bikes
    • Maximum of 16 participants ensures a small group ambiance
    • A support bus transports your luggage (plus you have the option to hop on this whenever you need a break from cycling)
    • Enjoy Las Terrazas, a UNESCO protected rural area, Pinar del Rio, the famous tobacco region, plus Vinales Valley's beautiful landscapes

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in to Havana

Arrival in to Havana

Meet and greet provided at Havana International airport, then a transfer to your hotel.

One night stay at a 4 star hotel in Havana

Meals: no meals included

Day 2 Pinar del Rio and Vinales Valley

Pinar del Rio and Vinales Valley

After breakfast there will be a welcome meeting with your guide, before setting off on the tour; first stop is the town of Pinar del Rio, located in a famous tobacco region. There is a visit to a tobacco factory and time to view the town itself, afterwards the tour continues to Vinales Valley with amazing natural landscapes to enjoy. Lunch is served in a typical local restaurant, then it is time for the first bike tour - plus a visit to a spectacular underground cave Cueva del Indio

Cycling distance: approx. 10 km

One night stay at a Casa Particular in Vinales

Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 3 Sierra de Oreganos Mountains & Cayo J

Sierra de Oreganos Mountain Range and Cayo Jutias

Today there will be a cycle ride to Cayo Jutias, a small island attached to the mainland by a man-made causeway, which is a great cycling experience; it also takes you through the Sierra de Oreganos. Enjoy lunch on a secluded sandy beach at Cayo Jutias and there is time to make the most of the beach before cycling back to Vinales (or taking the bus if you prefer.)

Cycling distance: approx.55 km

One night stay at a Casa Particular in Vinales

Meals: lunch

Day 4 Valle Ancon

Valle Ancon

Following the Jagua Vieja road to Palma in the Ancon Valley, the ride is a 30 km tour through quaint landscapes of untouched landscapes. Along the way there is a chance to visit a lodge where Fidel Castro held secret meetings during the revolution. There will be a picnic lunch served in scenic setting.

The accommodation for this evening is in a great location for a spot of hiking.

Cycling distance: approx. 30 km

One night stay at a Hotel Aguas Claras near Vinales

Meals: lunch, dinner


Day 5 Soroa

Soroa

There will be a transfer to Cueva de los Portales, a place infamously used by Che Guevera, from here you will be able to cycle via the Carretera Central to Soroa. This is a beautiful area with charming towns and you can stop at an orchid garden featuring around 700 varieties.

Cycling distance: approx. 45 km

One night stay at Villa Soroa in Pinar del Rio

Meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 6 Las Terrazas

Las Terrazas

There is a morning cycle to Las Terrazas nature reserve, a UNESCO protected rural area of sustainable development. During the ride you will see 19th Century ruins, little lakes, coffee plantations, overgrown terraced fields and forest. Lunch is served at a farmhouse. In the afternoon there will be a transfer back to Soroa.

Cycling distance: approx. 20 km

One night stay at Villa Soroa in Pinar del Rio

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 Return to Havana

Return to Havana

In the morning transfer back to Havana, the guide will take you on a city tour of Old Havana's narrow streets, including a visit to the Havana Club Rum Museum. Lunch will also be provided within the Old Havana district.

The afternoon and evening are then free, for you to further explore the fascinating city of Havana independently, enjoy the music scene and generally soak up the atmosphere.

One night stay at a 4 star hotel in Havana

Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 8 Depart from Cuba

Depart from Cuba

Today is the final day, to either fly back to the UK or if you prefer why not extend your stay either in Havana itself or one of the amazing beach resorts, such as Varadero; we can tailor make your holiday, ask our specialists for ideas of how to get the most out of your time on this diverse island.

Meals: breakfast

Pricing

Low Season 12th May 2017 - 19th May 2017

Low Season 9th June 2017 - 16th June 2017

Low Season 8th September 2017 - 15th September 2017

Low Season 6th October 2017 - 13th October 2017

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