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Cycle The Backroads of Cuba CUC

Visiting: Cuba
Trip Duration 15 Days

Cycling Tour Of Cuba

A remarkable cycle journey across Cuba that explores the island's revolutionary history, diverse landscapes and its unique brand of Caribbean culture. Riding on relatively quiet roads, this moderate to challenging tour discovers rich colonial heritage, tropical coastlines, jungle-clad mountains and historic sites such as the Bay of Pigs and Che Guevara's mausoleum. In Havana and Trinidad we go local and stay in privately run Casas Particulares.

Now is undoubtedly a fantastic time to visit Cuba to see and experience the island. Visiting Cuba is like stepping back in time as little has changed over the past 50 years. To fully enjoy the Cuban experience you should travel with a willingness to expect the unexpected and, above all, an adventurous spirit. In our opinion go now and experience this unique destination before it changes.

Tour Highlights

  • Cycle Cuba - A great way to see the island
  • Havana Vieja (Havana Old Town) - Explore this atmospheric UNESCO Heritage Site
  • Sierra Maestra coastal road - Ride the stunning mountainous coastline from Marea Portillo to Chivirico
  • 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
  • Historical Sites - Cycle beside the infamous 'Bay of Pigs'; visit Che Guevara's monument in Santa Clara


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join tour in Havana

  • 2
    Cycle the Bay of Pigs. Drive to Cienfuegos

  • 3
    Coastal ride from Cienfuegos to Trinidad

  • 4
    Visit Trinidad; optional cycle to Ancon Peninsula

  • 5
    'Valley of the Sugar Mills' ride. Drive to Camaguey

  • 6
    Cycle the along Granma coast to Media Luna

  • 7
    Impressive coastal ride on flanks of the Sierra Maestra

  • 8
    Visit Santiago; optional ride to lighthouse viewpoint

  • 9
    Ride 'La Farola' mountain road to charming Baracoa

  • 10
    Explore Baracoa; optional cycle to River Yumuri

  • 11
    Cycle past Alexander Humboldt NP. Drive to Holguin

  • 12
    Ride along north coast backroads. Drive to Camaguey

  • 13
    Cycle to Jaguajay. Drive to Santa Clara via Remedios

  • 14
    Visit Che Guevara Mausoleum. Drive to Havana; city tour

  • 15
    Tour ends in Havana

Trip notes

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Cycle The Backroads of Cuba
Why Book this trip
Unlike many other operators, we include the hire of your bike in the overall cost of the holiday: you don't need to bring your own or pay extra to hire one locally. We also provide a support vehicle, spare parts and take care of day to day bike maintenance. All you need bring is your own helmet.
Included meals 14 0 3
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Bicycle
4 nights Simple Casas Particulares
10 nights Standard Hotel
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Local Guide(s), Explore Tour Leader / Cycle guide
Cycling Information
On this tour we cycle 691 km over twelve days (an average of 58 km per day). Three of the cycling days are circular and therefore optional. We cycle on relatively quiet main roads and will encounter most traffic in the west and in urban centres. Days 7, 9 and 11 are amongst the most epic rides possible in Cuba. The terrain is often undulating, and on tarmac which can be in very poor condition in places requiring good control of the bike. 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
27 gear Stevens Galant SX or similar hybrid bikes.
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16