Cuba

Cycle Cuba Tour

From €2599pp including flights
Depart From
Fly from Cork or Dublin
Departure Date
09 Nov 2024 - 16 Nov 2024
Multiple departure dates throughout the year
Duration
8 days
Destination
Cuba
Price
From €2599pp including flights
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Explore Cuba by bike, from Havana to Vinales, Playa Larga, Trinidad and the beauty of Santa Clara, on this great week-long tour.

Two wheels are better than four (or more) when it comes to exploring the Caribbean nation of Cuba. This eight-day active tour leads you along some of the nation's most scenic sights and routes.

Cycle through the Garden Province of Pinar del Río, passing famous mogotes (limestone pincushion hills) of the region, see the historic Cueva de los Portales used by Che Guevara, and venture along the Ancón peninsula coastline. Your time relaxing or swimming on the beaches of Playa Ancón will be well-earned by this point.

Travel Style: Active

Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for outdoor types.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Day 1: Havana

Arrive at any time. An arrival transfer is included to the tour's starting point, a "casa particular" (Cuban home used as a bed and breakfast), for an authentic Cuban experience.

Exclusive Inclusion: Your Local Living Moment Havana Homestay

Day 2: Havana/Viñales

Depart Havana after breakfast and transfer west to Viñales in Pinar del Río, the “Garden Province” of Cuba. Head out on the first ride – a circular route around Viñales, cycling past the famous mogotes (limestone pincushion hills) of the region.

Day 3: Viñales/Playa Larga

Cycle to the historic Cueva de los Portales, a cave that was used by Che Guevara as the headquarters of the Cuban Army during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Later, transfer to Playa Larga.

Day 4: Playa Larga/Trinidad

Cycle to Playa Giron to visit the museum here, and learn about the area's important history. Hop back on our bikes to cycle to Caleta Buena for lunch. Cool off in the refreshing turquoise waters before transferring to the World Heritage Site of Trinidad.

Day 5: Trinidad

Navigate through the bustling streets of central Trinidad and depart for the small fishing village of La Boca. Continue on the route that enjoys the alluring scenery of the Ancon peninsula coastline and indulge in a picnic lunch on the golden sands of Playa Ancón. Spend time relaxing or swimming in this idyllic location.

Cycle back via the small port of Casilda and take advantage of free time in Trinidad. Tonight, join the group for a fun and informal salsa class with Cuban dance partners. Soak up the lively atmosphere of Trinidad and opt for a night out to enjoy all the sights and sounds the town has to offer.

Exclusive Inclusion:  Your Hands-On Moment Salsa Lesson

Day 6: Trinidad/Santa Clara

Depart Trinidad, cycling to the town of Manaca Iznaga, a Unesco World Heritage Site known as the Valley of the Sugar Mills. Wander the town's plaza and browse the artisanal market for souvenirs. Visit the G Adventures-supported project, Proyecto Manacú before continuing on to Rio Seibabo for lunch. Later, take a transfer to Santa Clara.

Exclusive Inclusion: Your G for Good Moment Proyecto Manacú Visit

Day 7: Santa Clara/Havana

Visit the Mausoleum of Che Guevara this morning, before travelling back to the capital. Enjoy a cycling tour of Havana, revelling in the sights and sounds of this vibrant city.

Day 8: Havana

Depart at any time.

Itinerary Notes: Right now is an exciting time in Cuba with rapidly changing legislation and local conditions. Cuba has seen a massive increase in tourism lately, which has put a strain on local tourist infrastructure. While we will strive to operate our tours as closely to published itineraries as possible, conditions often change from one day to the next, and minor tour modifications may be necessary with no advance notice.

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement.

Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

Price is based on a solo traveller and includes:

  • Return flights from Cork or Dublin
  • 23kg baggage allowance 
  • 8-day Cycle around Cuba tour 
  • Arrival transfer
  • Bike for the duration of the tour
  • Accommodation: Casas particulares (homestays) (7 nights)
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches (Allow USD215-280 for meals not included)
  • Transportation: Bicycle, private vehicle, walking, cycling support vehicle (optional)
  • Staff & experts: CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout
  • Activities:
    • Your G for Good Moment: Proyecto Manacú Visit, Manaca Iznaga
    • Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Moment - Meet Your CEO and Group
    • Your Local Living Moment: Havana Homestay, Havana
    • Your Hands-On Moment: Salsa Lesson, Trinidad
    • Traditional cigar factory visit in Pinar del Río
    • Cueva de los Portales visit
    • Las Terrazas visit
    • Giron Museum visit
    • Che Guevara's Mausoleum Visit
    • Havana city tour
    • Informal Spanish lesson

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