Cuban Highlights Ride

Description

Any visit to Cuba is memorable . . . but to explore the island on a bike is always going to be something special. This eight day tour, which begins and ends in the stunning capital city Havana, allows you to see so many of the highlights and get fit along the way. After exploring Havana you will ride to Cienfuegos, the Bay of Pigs, historic Trinidad and on to Santa Clara, the final resting place of famous revolutionary Che Guevara.

Day 1
Arrive Havana

This cycle trip makes a great add on to any longer stay on the island of Cuba and can be taken at any time during your visit. It begins and ends in the capital city Havana and you can join your group either straight from the airport after arriving or from your hotel. There is so much to see and do in Havana and you should leave plenty of time, either before or at the end of the trip, to explore and take in all the sights.

Day 2
Havana to Cienfuegos

Today after breakfast you travel east to Cienfuegos via the Bay of Pigs stopping mid morning for bike fitting and then a cycle to Playa Larga along the coast. Stop for a swim and picnic close to Punta Perdiz and after lunch you visit Playa Giron to visit a museum that commemorates the Bay of Pigs invasion, one of the most important events in Cuba's recent history. Then drive on to Cienfuegos arriving in time for a visit of the historical centre.

Day 3
Cienfuegos to Yuguanabo

Set off today from the hotel cycling through Cienfuegos and then into the countryside past mango groves. After some short sharp hills, you start to enjoy stunning views of the Escambray Mountains across valleys of sugar cane. The road then undulates close to the coastline and through gentle hills until it reaches Guajimico. Sometimes you continue a bit further to Yuguanabo depending upon which hotel you are staying at. The rest of the day can be spent swimming in the Caribbean, walking in the surrounding hills or enjoying the views and sipping a mojito cocktail.

Day 4
Trinidad

Ride along Caribbean coastline to the World Heritage Site of Trinidad. The route today is along a road that clings to the shimmering Caribbean coastline all the way to this historic town. You pass small communities and cross bridges over picture perfect bays. Some undulations just before Trinidad give you an appetite before a restaurant lunch in the town. After you have reached Trinidad the rest of the day is free for you to explore.

Day 5
Catamaran trip and beaches

Today you can choose between a catamaran trip, relaxing on the beach or a cycle ride through the countryside. Riders can make their way through the picturesque fishing village of La Boca and then continue along the coastline to reach Ancon beach, a classic white sand Caribbean beach. Then cycle or transfer back to Trinidad for a free afternoon. If you'd like to recharge your batteries with a well deserved day off, take the optional catamaran trip to Cayo Macho instead.

Day 6
National park and lake

After a drive this morning through the stunning Topes de Collantes National Park, you start cycling along the valley floor between impressive mountains. Scenery is lush with small farms and villages giving way to open vistas as you descend towards Manicaragua. Stop for a picnic along the way and then start to climb towards Hanabanilla, which is situated on the shores of Lake Hanabanilla and surrounded by lush tropical hills. This is one of the most beautiful days in terms of scenery.

Day 7
Santa Clara

In the morning you are taken to Santa Clara. This was the first major city to be liberated by Castro's army in December 1958. Today a number of monuments commemorate this important period of Cuba's history, including the mausoleum of the legendary Che Guevara, which you visit. Then return to Havana, with a short stop for lunch along the way. Havana is one of the finest colonial cities in the Americas with narrow streets, spacious plazas and glorious Spanish architecture.

Day 8
Depart Havana

Your Cuban Highlights ride tour comes to an end today but not before you have seen more of the sights in Havana. There is an air of faded grandeur about the place with paint peeling off buildings and '50s and '60s American automobiles still dominating the roads. Time permitting you can explore some of modern Havana including Revolution Square and the Capitolio building before checking into your hotel for the night or heading to the airport.

Special offers including flights

Save £75pp

7 night cycle adventure, followed by 5 nights by the beach

12 nights fr £2249pp

Save £75pp

PLUS Some meals included

Cuba Cycle & Chill

7 night cycle adventure, followed by 5 nights by the beach

12 nights fr £2249pp

Includes flights
Other hotels:

Valid for deps 01 Mar - 18 Mar 2018

Tour details 8 days

Standard fr £1180pp
Valid between: 21/09/2017 - 01/11/2017

Tour Highlights

  • Havana
  • Cienfuegos
  • Yuguanabo
  • Trinidad
  • Catamaran trip
  • Beaches

Included:

  • 5 nights hotels & 2 nights homestays
  • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners

Not included:

  • International & Domestic flights
  • Local Bike hire £60

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