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Cycle The Backroads of Cuba CUC

Visiting: Cuba
Trip Duration 15 Days

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Cycle The Backroads of CubaScores 8.3 out of 10 based on 6 reviews
(8 out of 10)


We had a great trip and Stephan was an excellent leader and went the extra mile. Nothing was too much trouble and his knowledge of the history and culture really enhanced the trip plus he was always there supporting the weakest member. The accommodation was disappointing. I appreciate that when you are so remove that you have to have what you can get but in Havana our last night was spent in our scheduled hotel which was truly awful. On our first night we had to be relocated somewhere else and I don't know why this (if not a better hotel could not have been your hotel of choice) as it was much better. One night our hotel was overbooked (and we were told before we went if this was the case we would receive a refund). Another hotel was sourced and we trundled our luggage to that one only to be told that there was no room for us there. We had to walk back to the bus and go to a vastly inferior hotel for the night. So I expect we are entitled to a refund for that. The Casa in Trinidad was the best accommodation. I made a vide which might interest you with some of the highlights from our trip.
Confirmed traveller: 03 April 2016
Published on: 24 April 2016

Thank you for your review. As you will have seen, Cuba is suffering an explosion in tourism which, coupled with a culture that does not always recognise the benefits of good customer service – for example not honouring pre-booked and paid for hotel reservations – can make for short notice lodging changes. We try very hard to mitigate this and find like for like where possible. Our records show that, on this trip, all changes were like for like and upgrades were offered to counterbalance any disappointment. I am pleased that you enjoyed your time in Cuba despite this issue.

(8 out of 10)


Whitley Bay
highlight - The long ride around the coast

advice - take electrolites for drinks bottl;e and be very careful of hand hygine
Confirmed traveller: 22 November 2015
Published on: 24 November 2015
(7 out of 10)


You see the true Cuba where tourists do not normally go. Don't expect luxury, expect 1960 1970 styles of hotels.
All the hotels are clean. Go with an easy as it comes attitude. See lots of different places a full on trip. Really enjoyed it
Confirmed traveller: 22 November 2015
Published on: 24 November 2015
(10 out of 10)


Nice way to see a lot of the country. Highlights would be the relaxed cycling through the country side, seeing how people live their lives & experiencing the culture.
Tips: Some cycling before embarking on the trip may make it more enjoyable, but not too much as it is a relaxed pace, with all levels catered for.
Confirmed traveller: 01 November 2014
Published on: 26 September 2015
(8 out of 10)

Confirmed traveller

Being able to see Cuba from a bicycle: it really is the best way to see/smell/hear a country. Also, it might sound like a cliche, but there really is music everywhere you go in Cuba so music lovers will enjoy themselves especially in the Casas de la Trova.Jaime did a very good job of keeping everybody happy despite some classically Cuban problems along the way (restaurants losing our reservations, hotels claiming to have no record of our meal booking etc). He was very happy to share his knowledge and opinions on life in Cuba and made sure we were safe and happy at all times. Our bus driver spoke minimal English but was an excellent driver and great support during a long ride.
Confirmed traveller: 01 March 2014
Published on: 07 November 2015