From the pulsating music encouraging you to speed along cobblestone streets to the refreshing salty aroma of the Caribbean Sea, your cycling tour of Cuba is unlike any adventure you have ever experienced. Colonial mansions in the cities highlight former grandeur while antique plantations in the countryside speak of similar past opulence. Images of Che Guevara harbor a spirit of revolution. Pristine beaches provide moments of tranquility. Undulating peaks divide the opposite shores. You will traverse...
Havana – Adventurous Havana
When your flight lands at Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, your pulse is already racing. The excitement of venturing to such a unique city is almost unfathomable. Havana is a city of music and vintage American cars, a mixture of glistening and crumbling colonial mansions, and filled with elegant plazas. Your private transfer greets you at baggage claim and escorts you to the heart of the Old City. Cars with 1950s Cadillac frames and bright pink Chevrolet designs cast an image of a city set in the past. The stone façade of Castillo de San Salvador de la Punta watches over the edges of the sea.
The fortress provided a strategic position in the maritime defense of the city beginning in the late 16th century. A brass and wood chain connected the stronghold to Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro. In the case of a naval attack, the chain was tautened, which prevented ships from entering the harbor. A grand statue of General Maximo Gomes stands at the center of a traffic island. The war hero fought for Cuban independence from Spain in the 19th century. The general sits atop a horse and watches over the western edge of the old city, combining bronze and marble work that creates an enchanting impression.
Matanzas – Boarding your Bike
Playa Larga – Crossing to the Shore
Cienfuegos – Reaching the Waterfront
Trinidad – A Long and Winding Road
Trinidad – A Day in Trinidad
Santa Clara – The Excitement of a Challenge
Havana – A Havana Welcome
Havana – Departure
- Travel along the gorgeous seaside between Cienfuegos and Trinidad, combining the crenelated mountains and turquoise sea
- Discover the natural splendor of Topes de Collantes National Park during the challenging section between Trinidad and Santa Clara
- Immerse yourself in the local culture across the island when traveling along narrow roads, as used by old tractors, horse and buggies, and classic cars
- Learn about the distinct Spanish history of Cuba encompassing the slave trade, plantations, and the fight for independence
- Relish a private tour of Old Havana in a classic car, witnessing the history and enjoying the quality renovated American classic vehicle
- Visit the Bay of Pigs Museum for a unique Cuban insight into the confrontation
- Relax on the extraordinary white sand beaches on the Zapata Peninsula, home to the bee hummingbird
Stretch your legs and mount your bike in anticipation of your 9-day cycling tour of Cuba. You will follow a knowledgeable guide along narrow country roads and wide cobblestone boulevards, immersing yourself in authentic culture from Havana to Trinidad. Discover the jungle home of Che Guevara during the revolution. Relish the quiet beachside atmosphere. Learn about the mysteries of Afro-Cuban religions. The past comes alive; people welcome you with open arms, and the landscape inspires you to keep moving. Arrive in Havana, where your private transfer greets you at Jose Marti International Airport.
Venture into the city for an introduction of the endlessly vibrant streets of Old Havana. You set off on your bike, making your way to the Presidential Palace and Revolution Square. Discover the small, intimate reaches of the city before venturing to Matanzas, located on the coast. Cross through orchards and along country roads until you arrive at Playa Larga. Spend time exploring the nearby villages. In the morning, you can visit the Bay of Pigs Museum or walk through the nature reserve in search of local avifauna. Enjoy the water at Caleta Buena.
Once in Cienfuegos, you relish dinner at a restaurant providing a stunning view of the bayside city. Travel to Trinidad the following day by making your way around the Escambray Mountains. The scenic route takes you along the coast for the final leg of your journey. You can spend the day at your leisure discovering the treasures of the city at your preferred pace. Take a vintage train ride to the Sugarcane Valley or tour the colonial architecture of the city.
You could set sail on a catamaran for the day or hike through the lush jungle. Afterward, you jump back on your bike for the ultimate thrill of traversing Topes de Collantes National Park. Climb the mountains and witness the changing flora en route to Santa Clara. When you arrive in the city, your guide leads you to the celebrated Che Guevara Monument. Return to Havana to put your bike to rest. Traverse Old Havana in classic car and delight in a dinner at El Floridita. On your final day, your private transfer escorts you to the Havana iInternational airport for your flight home.
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$3,802 per person (excluding international flights)
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