Cycle Cuba

See Cuba from two wheels as you cycle around this laidback Caribbean island. Travel the colourful streets of Havana, along dusty roads past farms and tobacco plantations in Vinales, beside vintage cars and horse-drawn carriages and get a taste of Cuba beyond the rum and cigar scene. Swim in Cayo Jutias’ clear blue waters, explore Che Guevara’s former HQ at the Cueva de los Portales and cool off in the bubbling river pools in Las Terrazas. Soak up the best of Cuba as you traverse this fascinating country.

Destination: Cuba

Travel Dates: From 06/03/2017 to 15/07/2018

Duration: 7 days

Company: Intrepid

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Inclusions

  • Cycling through Caribbean Cuba gives you unique access to parts of the island that are off the beaten track
    See animals in their natural habitat, including the Cuban crocodile, an abundance of marine life and the world’s smallest bird, the bee hummingbird
    Cycle through the lush valley of Soroa
  • Known as Cuba's Rainbow, the valley is rich in plant and wildlife
    Cuba is recognised as the world’s finest cigar manufacturer
  • Learn how to roll a cigar with a local tobacco farmer near the small town of Vinales
    After a visit to the temporary HQ of Cueva de los Portales and a guided walking tour of Old Havana, you’ll understand Che Guevara's important role in the Cuban Revolution
    Indulge in some sun, sand and sea on the pristine beaches of Cayo Jutias

  • Breakfasts Included: 6
    Lunches Included: 3
    Dinners Included: 1
    Guesthouse (6 nts)
    Bicycle,Support Vehicle
    Age: min 16
    Group Size: 1 - 12
    Havana - Bike fitting
    Cycling Outer Havana
    Havana - Guided walking tour of Old Havana
    Las Terrazas - Eco-village Visit
    Soroa - Orchid garden tour
    Vinales - Beach excursion to Cayo Jutias

Day 1: Havana
Bienvenido a Cuba! A complimentary transfer is included with your trip. Please ensure you provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel so the transfer can be organised. The driver will have the address of your guesthouse. After collecting your luggage, continue through the 'Main Arrivals Hall' of the airport (do not exit through the side door). An Intrepid representative holding a sign with your name on it will be waiting to take you to your pre-arranged transfer. If you can't locate the Intrepid representative, please call +53 52506496. Do not rely on somebody else to call for you as they may be seeking commission to direct you to another transfer company. Once you've arrived at your accommodation, your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 7 pm. Your evening is then free to relax. Riding distance: none

Day 2: Soroa
This morning you leave our guesthouse early for an Old Havana city walking tour before meeting our transport in the Plaza de la Recollection and driving out of Havana to meet your support crew and be fitted to your bike. Take a short test ride in Outer Havana to ensure everything is working smoothly. After lunch we bundle into the support vehicle to be transported to Soroa. Known as the 'rainbow of Cuba', Soroa is a flourishing landscape of flora and fauna. You’ll share the road with local traffic of tractors, bicycles, vintage American cars, old Ladas and horse drawn carriages. Riding distance: approx. 10 kms

Day 3: Soroa/Las Terrazas
Cycle from Soroa to the renowned eco-village of Comunidad Las Terrazas, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve set in beautiful green surrounds and home to a lively art community. After our visit to Las Terrazas, continue to the cascading waterfalls of the San Juan River with time for a refreshing swim in the same waters that irrigate the local coffee plantations before continuing back to Soroa (by bus). This afternoon we take a tour of the spectacular Soroa Orchid Garden. Riding distance: approx. 25 kms

Day 4: Viñales
Leave Soroa by bus to hilly Cueva de los Portales, where Che Guevara stayed and trained farmers. Once there ride your bike in this beautiful remote area then cycle on to Vinales. This route is approximately 45 kilometres at a medium to difficult level. Along the way enjoy a picnic and visit a tobacco farm, where a local farmer will show you how tobacco is grown, dried and then rolled into cigars. On arrival into Vinales, check into our accommodation before visiting a hillside organic farm for dinner. The rest of the evening is free to take at your leisure- why not try one of the many live music venues or salsa the night away. Riding distance: approx. 45 kms

Day 5: Vinales / Cayo Jutias
After breakfast we cycle to Cayo Jutias. With its surreal white beaches and pale blue waters, Cayo Jutias is one of those Caribbean beaches you only dream about. After your ride stretch out on the sands and enjoy a packed lunch away from from the usual tourist crowds, with plenty of time to do some swimming in the warm waters. After some time to snooze and splash about, take the support vehicle back to Vinales. Riding distance: approx. 65 kms

Day 6: Havana
Cycle from Vinales to Consolacion del Sur, a journey of approximately 40 kilometres, then transport back to Havana. On the way we visit the Diego Rivera-inspired Mural de la Prehistoria. Painted on a cliff at the foot of the Sierra de Vinales, the huge eye-catching mural took 18 people four years to finish! On arrival in Havana, make the most of a free afternoon to reacquaint yourself with Cuba's charming capital. Perhaps visit the Jose Marti Memorial Tower or, if it suits you, your guide can help organise a final group meal in one of the many paladars in Old Havana. Riding distance: approx. 40 kms

Day 7: Havana
Your Cycle Cuba adventure comes to an end this morning. There are no more activities planned and you're free to depart after breakfast. Riding distance: none

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