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Cycle The Backroads of Cuba CUC

Visiting: Cuba
Tour Duration 15 Days
  • Havana
  • Colourful Colonial towns
  • 1
  • Baracoa
  • Classic Cuban cars
  • Tour Style: Classic
  • Tour Type: Small Groups
  • Tour Comfort: Standard
  • Cycling Grade: Moderate to Challenging
 

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Cycling Tour Of Cuba

Cuba is a country of amazing landscapes and great history. On this tour we cycle along beach-fringed coastlines, through mountain ranges and dense, green tropical scenery. En route we visit colonial towns, including Baracoa in the far east, and historic sites such as the Bay of Pigs and the Che Guevara Monument. In historic Trinidad we go local and stay in privately run Casas Particulares. We also spend time in the lively capital Havana.

Tour Highlights

  • Cycle Cuba - With very little traffic this is the ideal way to see the island
  • Havana Vieja (Havana Old Town) - Explore this atmospheric UNESCO Heritage Site
  • Casas Particulares - Stay in locally-owned and run private homestays in the heart of colonial Trinidad
  • Spanish Colonial Towns - Including the beautiful original founding towns of Trinidad, Remedios and Baracoa
  • Sierra Maestra coastal road - Ride the stunning mountainous coastline from Marea Portillo to Chivirico
  • Historical Sites - Cycle beside the infamous 'Bay of Pigs'; visit Che Guevara's monument in Santa Clara

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join tour in Havana

  • 2
    Warm up ride from Playa Larga to Cueva de los Peces. Drive to Cienfuegos

  • 3
    Cycle along the coast from Cienfuegos to Trinidad

  • 4
    City tour of Trinidad. Afternoon free. Option to cycle out to Ancon Peninsula

  • 5
    Cycle through the 'Valley of the Sugar Mills' and on to Santi Spiritus. Transfer to Camaguey

  • 6
    Cycle from Manzanillo through the Sierra Maestra foothills

  • 7
    Cycle along the coast and southern slopes of the Sierra Maestra to Chivirico

  • 8
    City tour of Santiago. Afternoon free. Option to cycle to Santiago Bay lighthouse

  • 9
    Cycle from Imias village through the eastern mountain ranges. along 'La Farola', to Baracoa

  • 10
    Free day in Baracoa. Option to ride out to River Yumuri estuary

  • 11
    Cycle from Baracoa along the coast, passed the Alexander Humboldt National Park

  • 12
    Cycle out of Holguin to the north coast along country roads. Transfer to Camaguey

  • 13
    Cycle from Moron to Jaguajay. Visit Remedios and transfer to Santa Clara

  • 14
    Visit the Che Guevara monument. Transfer to Havana for city tour

  • 15
    Tour ends in Havana

Tour notes

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Included meals 14 0 3
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus, Bicycle
Accommodation
12 nights Standard Hotel
2 nights Simple Homestay
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Local Guide(s), Explore Tour Leader / Cycle guide
Cycling Information
On this tour we cycle 694 km over twelve days (an average of 58 km per day). Three of the cycling days are circular and therefore optional. There is very little traffic outside of urban centres in Cuba which helps make cycling conditions perfect. The terrain is often undulating, and on tarmac which can be in very poor condition in places requiring good control of the bike. Day 7, 9 and 11 rides are amongst the most epic rides possible in Cuba and involve road sections in very rough state and even carrying your bike for a short section (200m). There are several rides with steeper climbs. A support vehicle is available throughout the tour except on the three circular/optional rides. We have graded the route as moderate to challenging.
Included Bike
24 or 27 gear Conor Avenue or Stevens Galant SX hybrid bikes with front suspension
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16