That’s right, we’re going to Cuba—and you should come with us! We have one departure date on March 25th 2017.
Experience biking through Cuba’s corazón on our new tour through Central Cuba that takes you off the beaten path and Cuba’s tourist track. Havana, with its syncopated rhythms blending with the sultry tension of salsa. Remedios, Trinidad and Sancti Spiritus with their cobbled streets and tranquil country seats. Cienfuegos’ glimmering bays, Matanzas’ living stage of poets and plays. It’s a tour through Cuba’s heritage and homeland from the best seat in the house—a bicycle seat.
Pedal your way through Cuba’s far-flung and less-traveled countryside on a tour that begins and ends in Havana. We’ll take you on routes rich in scenic views, wildlife and meaningful interactions with Cuba’s people. Each day takes you not only across Cuba, but through it.
Please note: this itinerary and activities are subject to change due to factors such as weather, transportation schedules and availability of guest speakers. We always attempt to replace missed activities with similar opportunities that maintain the same spirit of the tour as well as our focus on People-to-People exchanges. This tour is run in partnership with Cuba Aventuras, a local outfitter.
Havana's bright culture
Museo de Ernesto Hemingway
Glittering Caribbean coastlines
Iglesia Mayor de San Juan Bautista
Parque Nacional Ciénaga de Zapata
Hotel Las Americanas
Day 1: Bienvenido Cuba! Meet your Cuban bike tour leader and take a driving tour of Havana.
Day 2: Havana to Matanzas. Ride through the suburbs to the estate of Finca Vigia to explore the Museo de Ernesto Hemingway. Then embark on your Cuban biking journey into the Yumurí Valley toward Matanzas City. The undulating fields of forests and fluttering palm trees are peppered with plots of tobacco, banana, maize and more.
Day 3: Matanzas to Remedios. Wake early and head to a special needs school for children with disabilities to learn about Cuba’s health care system. Then hit the road for the day’s ride from Matanzas toward Guira de Macories. It’s a relaxed ride through small villages with rolling hills, fields and sugarcane plantations. Tour Remedios on foot later in the evening.
Day 4: Remedios to Sancti Spiritus. Our tour takes us through rolling hills and the city of Yaguajay as well as several other villages. The road is smooth, but we can see the rugged lines of a small cordillera and the uncultivated verdant of the Caguanes National Park in the distance. Before dinner, take the opportunity to walk the city.
Day 5: Sancti Spiritus to Trinidad. Depart toward Sancti Spiritus’ local market where you have the chance to sample fresh produce and engage with the vendors. Then begin biking toward the tranquil colonial town of Trinidad—the most challenging day with a slight incline. No worries! A tailwind should help push you along and cool you down.
Day 6: Trinidad to Cienfuegos. Today’s ride is filled with scenic views as you pedal through foothills and fields. The route to ocean-front Cienfuegos is a stunning ride past several estuaries where you might be able to see flamingos enjoying the protected, brackish waters.
Day 7: Cienfuegos to Playa Larga. Begin the day’s adventure with a drive to the glimmering cove of Caleta Buena—best known for its series of pools blanketed in a colorful array of sponges and corals. Start your ride here and follow smooth, level roads sometimes littered with drying rice from the nearby paddy fields. The ride concludes in Playa Girón with lunch in a paladar.
Day 8: Playa Larga to Havana. Ride through the Parque National Cienaga de Zapata. The land pulses with vitality, from the rich coral reefs to the secluded swamps teeming with wildlife. Visit the small town of Pálpite and visit with teachers and young artists to discuss the development of the Korimacao Community Project. Make your way to Finca Fiesta Campesina, a quirky attraction that blends a zoo with a farm, then catch a ride back to Havana to check into your hotel for the evening with plenty of time to enjoy the nightlife.
Day 9: Adios Havana! Have an early breakfast before meeting your departing flights for your return trips.
8 Breakfasts | 8 Lunches | 7 Dinners
PP Double Occupancy
Single Supplement fee*
*This is required if you are traveling solo or if you are traveling with someone but require separate beds.