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Cycling in Cuba

Cycle on quiet roads and explore Cuba’s lush green countryside, colonial towns and revolutionary history. From the banana, coffee and tobacco plantations and the outstanding Vinales Valley, to Che Guevara’s Mausoleum, the cobbled streets of Trinidad and historic Havana.
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Small group cycling adventures in Cuba

Cycling is an ideal way to explore the natural beauty and quiet roads of Cuba. Cycle through the tropical forests to the San Juan river for a refreshing dip, and explore the stunning limestone scenery of the Vinales Valley.

Stop off at the Cueva de los Peces next to the Bay of Pigs for a quick swim and spot the tropical fish. Or lounge in the hammocks that surround this 70m-deep sinkhole. Discover the perfectly-preserved Spanish colonial settlement of Trinidad with it’s pastel-coloured buildings. Stroll around the town in the evening and listen out for the ever-present sound of excellent live Cuban music.

We have cycling tours in Cuba ranging from 'easy to moderate' to 'moderate'. Our expert cycling tour guides will immerse you in this beautiful country and you’ll share your experience with a small group averaging just 12 people.

Our Cycling trips in Cuba

Cycle Cuba!

Cuba Cycling Trip code CCC
Best seller
15 Days From £1795 without flights

Highlights of Cuba by Bicycle

Cuba Cycling Trip code CSC
Discounted
8 Days From £1060 without flights
Discounted
10 Days From £1395 without flights

Best cycling destinations in Cuba

1. Explore the Vinales Valley

Take a two-wheeled journey through the Vinales Valley and experience one of Cuba’s natural highlights and an area of outstanding beauty. In between the mountains, the rich, red soil has been worked into a patchwork of fields growing some of the best tobacco in the world – the raw material for the famous Cuban cigars. Experience the Vinales Valley on our Cycle Cuba Tour.

2. Descend the Sierra Escambray

A few miles behind Trinidad looms the Sierra Escambray, one of the three main mountain chains in Cuba. Those that fancy a challenge can leave at dawn and climb up into the Sierra on the road from Trinidad. It is probably the toughest cycling challenge in Cuba with slopes as steep as 20%. Alternatively, you can travel up by bus. Either way, descending from the village of Topes de Collantes through the jungle is one of the most scenic downhill rides to be found anywhere in Cuba. Stop off at a local farmer’s home to enjoy a meal and coffee tasting. This experience is part of both our Cuba cycling tours, including Highlights of Cuba by Bicycle.

What to expect on a cycling tour in Cuba

How challenging are cycling holidays in Cuba?
Our cycling holidays in Cuba are graded either ‘easy to moderate’ or ‘moderate’. On an easy-to-moderate trip, you’ll be cycling through flat or gently undulating terrain, with the occasional more energetic ascent. If you have a reasonable level of fitness and are used to undulating routes with occasional climbs, then you’ll suit a moderate ride. 

What do I need to bring on a Cuban cycling tour? 
You’ll need to bring your own bike helmet, as these are not supplied. We also highly recommend packing some padded shorts, as you’ll appreciate these after several days of cycling! Cycle gloves are always a good idea and we suggest bringing at least one water bottle and a small rucksack to wear while you cycle (and you can make use of the panniers), to contain a waterproof jacket, camera, food and drinks. All of your main luggage will be transported for you in the support vehicle.

What will the accommodation be like on a cycling tour in Cuba? 
The accommodation is mainly simple Casas Particulares on our cycling tours in Cuba. These are often small, family-run establishments which provide a no-frills experience with adequate amenities and service standards. Sleeping arrangements are simple, sometimes with en suite facilities. Other accommodation will be in comfortable hotels. 

What will the food be like on a cycling holiday in Cuba? 
Cuban food is simple and healthy. There are nearly 20 different types of classic rice dishes and black bean stew is often served as a side dish. Pork and chicken are popular meat dishes, closely followed by seafood.

What will the group be like on a cycling holiday in Cuba? 
As with any holiday group, every one is different, so it’s impossible to tell, but an ‘average’ group consists of roughly half couples and half solo cyclists. There's usually a real mix of ages, and typically half male and half female. If you'd like to know more about the group make up on a particular departure, speak to one of our sales consultants. They'll be able to share the rough demographics of the group, and split of solos and couples.

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