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.
- 7 night guided adventure
- 7 nights Casas particulares (homestays)
- 12 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches (allow US$215-280 for meals not included)
- Arrival transfer
- Guided cycling, bike rental with support vehicle
- 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
- Salsa lesson
- Informal Spanish lesson
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
- Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10
|November 13, 2021-April 29, 2023||from $1639|
|My own Room||from $340|
Roundtrip airfare to Havana additional but can be added if available
Bikes are included and suitable for the type of terrain that is cycled in Cuba. The brand is Trek 8.3 DS mountain bike with hybrid tires. Bicycles can accommodate people of a variety of heights from 1.6m/5’3” up to 2m/6’7”
Helmets are not included, you will want to bring your own. Plus anything else you specifically need to bike with. Gloves, a different bike seat, clipless petals and shoes. There is a support vehicle that will be accompanying the rides.
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.
Day 2: Havana – Viñales (B/L)
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 (B/L)
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 (B/L)
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 (B/L)
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.
Day 6: Trinidad – Santa Clara (B/L)
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, transfer to Santa Clara.
Day 7: Santa Clara – Havana (B)
Visit the Mausoleum of Che Guevara this morning before traveling back to the capital. Enjoy a cycling tour of Havana, reveling in the sights and sounds of this vibrant city.
Day 8: Havana (B)
Depart at any time.