Get ready for a world of adventure on the back of a bike! Fit and fearless, the Cuban landscape awaits you as you pedal under the hot tropical sun and feel the sea breeze in your hair. This 8-day, 7-night adventure lets you experience the beauty of Cuba as you cycle through the countryside and cities. You won’t miss a thing as you bicycle along winding roads, through forests and fields, and soak in the beautiful colonial architecture of Cuba’s most beautiful city, Havana.
Pack your bags and get ready for a whirlwind adventure of cyclotourism. You’ll have your very own guide to show you the beauty of the landscape, nature, and country, and beyond that, you’ll get to experience the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of Cuba!
As you touch down in Cuba, you’ll feel a thrill of anticipation-your cyclotourism adventure is about to begin! Your guide will pick you up and transfer you Presidente Hotel. Once there and checked in, get yourself ready to have a delightful dinner night outside the hotel at Conde Villanueva Restaurant.
After a delicious breakfast, you´ll check out and commence your travel down Paseo Avenue and soak in the soporific Cuban air. Locals will wave to you as you cycle by. You’ll get to see the famous Plaza de la Revolución, University of Havana, and more. Look way up – the Plaza de la Catedral is bound to make your jaw drop with its graceful architecture and beauty! As you look around you, you’ll see the difference between old and new Havana, and your eyes will be dazzled by the colours and beauty of the old cars, bright clothing, and smiling faces of Cuba!
After a refreshing snack, you’ll depart to the Playas del Este, an approximate tour of about 40 kilometers. These are the eastern beaches of Cuba – full of wildlife and natural beauty, what you’ll notice most are the wide sandy beaches and the crystal-blue tropical ocean. There are
beautiful homes dotted along your route, and you will experience the timeworn and slightly abandoned air as you ride along the winding Cuban roads. Along your way, you’ll see a number of different beaches, all with their own charms. Keep an eye out for all kinds of wild tropical birds and animals as you ride. Playas del Este is famous for deep-sea fishing, yacht charters, and scuba diving. You’ll stop at some point for a snack to refuel, then you’ll check in and experience a delicious buffet lunch at the Marazul Hotel. Soak your toes in the beautifully warm Cuban ocean and experience the feel of soft sand on your feet! You’ll have a whole afternoon to relax and sunbathe – those cycling aches and pains will melt away! If water sports are more your thing, you can rent aquatic equipment and enjoy the waves! After dinner at the hotel, you’ll rest up for your next day.
Wake up to a sumptuous international breakfast at the hotel! As you fuel up, you’ll ready yourself for your next adventure, to Varadero Beach. Your first stop on the way to this tourist destination will be at a small highway cafeteria serving authentic Cuban snacks! Then, pull out your camera, because you’re going to be experiencing the best views in Cuba at the Bacunayagua Bridge.
This wonderful lookout is the perfect photo opportunity! Back on the road, you’ll ride to the beautiful Matanzas City, which is a historically preserved city known for its poets, culture, and Afro-Cuban folklore. The unique architecture here will dazzle you. You’ll stop at the Velasco Hotel; a perfect example of how Cuban colonial architecture and eclectic creativity combine. After a boxed lunch on the road of fruit, a sandwich, and some juice, you’ll ride on to your all-inclusive hotel and check in for the night.
Depending on the season, you might get to stop and eat lunch at Saturn’s Caves, mystical and beautiful natural caves with freshwater pools. Bring your bathing suit!
You’ll have dinner at the hotel and be free to enjoy a unique night show, with a different show every day of the week!
Today you’re riding to Corralillo – a whopping 90 km ride! Leave the beautiful beaches of Varadero behind and ride through the beautiful cities and villages along the way.
Each village has something different to offer, but all are full of friendly people and beautiful scenery. Learn about the history of Cuba and the focus on art and beauty as you ride towards the Baños de “Elguea” for some special pampering!
You’ll have a snack and boxed lunch on the road – you want to maximize your time at this beautiful hotel. Relax the aches and pains of the road away in the natural saltwater pools of the facility. Each bathing circuit will restore your health and beauty. Enjoy the mud therapy and relax and truly enjoy yourself here.
Eat an á la carte spa dinner here and rest and relax. Today, you’ve earned it!
Explore the beauty of Corralillo Village today as you start your 135-km cycling trek to Santa Clara city. Corralillo has a beautiful preserved hamlet called Rancho Veloz where you will discover the historical sugar refineries and the beautiful town cathedral. As you continue to ride, you will be given the opportunity to get into the bus and continue the trip to rest if needed. Snacks and boxed lunches will be available on the road to help you refuel!
The beautiful accommodations at Santa Clara will seem like an oasis to you! Rest and relax, or choose to go on the city tour. Santa Clara is the capital of the Villa Clara province and is chock full of museums and history. Many well-known figures are buried here, including Ernesto Che Guevara, the famous revolutionary!
Enjoy a buffet dinner at the Los Caneyes Motel and rest – your journey continues tomorrow!
After a great buffet breakfast, you’re going to now depart from Santa Clara city to Cayo Santa Maria. You’ll get to discover Carnival season at Remedios Village, depending on the time you come, and see the chariot races, which are exciting and fast-paced! If not, you will see its beautiful cathedral as you make your way to the beach. Enjoy a lunch and snack as you experience the beautiful nature along the road, or stop at Caibarién village for an authentic Cuban meal! Then, you’ll arrive at the Santa Maria Key and check into Melia Las Dunas hotel. The night is free to explore, but first, spend some time relaxing in the pools and walking along the beautiful beach. At night, you can also take in a wonderful authentic Cuban night show!
Today is a day for enjoyment! This is your last stop before returning to Havana. Enjoy breakfast and lunch with the international buffet, and then enjoy the beautiful beach and pools. The sand here is soft, and the waters crystal-clear. You may see fishermen and water birds as they wheel across the sky! Back on the bike – time to ride back to Havana City! You’ll get to stop at the beautiful Hatiguanico River – this is a good photo op. Enjoy a snack and a rest, then arrive in Havana City and back to the hotels. You’re in for a treat – the Tropicana is the best in Cuba!
Watch the colorful dancers and enjoy the delicious food and drink. This is the end of your Cuba trip – make this night last!
Your Cuba trip has come to an end – but you will remember the beauty of being on the bike, the wind whipping through your hair, for the rest of your life. Enjoy this last day before your flight – discover Havana, take in a museum, or enjoy a relaxing lunch while your wait for your flight. But don’t say adios forever – Cuba will be waiting for you whenever you want to come back!
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