West Cuba Cycling Tour

8 Days - from AUD$1781 / per person in double share

Countries visited : Cuba

TOTAL DAYS : 8 Days

STARTS IN : Havana

ENDS IN : Havana

Highlights : Cayo Jutias , soroa , Vinales , Pinar Del rio

TRANSPORT : Cycling

This 8-day biking group tour starts off in the charming city of Havana. You will also visit the Pinar del Rio region in western Cuba, famed for its tobacco production, and cycle to the beautiful Viñales Valley. The tour also includes relaxing by the picturesque beach on the small island of Cayo Jutías, cycling through stunning landscape to Ancón Valley, and visiting Soroa. Before your return to Havana, you will cycle to Las Terrazas, a small community in the rural area of Sierra del Rosario. This unforgettable tour concludes by giving you the opportunity to explore Havana and admire its beautiful architecture.

Fixed Departures 2015
Low Season:  6Apr, 20Apr, 4May, 18May, 15Jun, 12Jul, 6Sep, 12Oct & 25Oct 2015
High Season:  11Jan, 25Jan, 16Feb, 22Feb, 8Mar, 15Mar & 10Aug 2015

Day 1: Arrival in Havana
Transfer from José Martí Havana International Airport to the Hotel Plaza. We recommend going for a walk along the Malécon in the evening. Accommodation: Hotel Plaza.

 

Day 2: Havana – Pinar del Rio (B,L,D)
After breakfast we’ll take you to Pinar del Río, the famous tobacco region in western Cuba. Pinar del Río is quiet and cosy compared to Havana, where nothing sits still. Once there, we will visit a tobacco factory and go on a tour of the town. Afterwards we will make our way to Hotel Aguas Claras where a delicious lunch meal will be awaiting us. After lunch, and a short rest, we will prepare our bikes for the day’s bike tour. The afternoon’s ride will take us to the Viñales Valley. Here, the legendary tobacco is grown among the crags and rocks of the steep cliffs. Viñales Valley is a place of exceptional beauty, dotted with odd shaped Mogotes (limestone mountains) and numerous caves. In the evening we will return to Hotel Aguas Claras, where we will have dinner and stay overnight. Biking distance: 10 km

 

Day 3: Excursion Cayo Jutías (B,L,D)
Our journey today is to Cayo Jutías. After breakfast we will set off on a ride to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Sierra de Órganos, which lies in the Northwest. The picturesque beach of Cayo Jutías is situated on a little island connected to the mainland by a man-made causeway. Once there, we can have lunch on the beach, hire a boat or have a swim in the beautiful sea. After relaxing you can either take the bus or cycle back to Viñales to the Hotel Rancho San Vicente, where we’ll be having dinner and spending the night. Biking distance: 55 km

 

Day 4: Valle Ancón (B,L,D)
On today’s ride we’ll take the Jagua Vieja Road to Palma at Ancón Valley – a 30 km tour of quaint landscapes and untouched valleys. En route there is the possibility of visiting the country lodge where Fidel Castro held secret reunions during the Cuban Revolution. We will have a picnic lunch in the lush valley and then be taken to our next destination which will be the Hotel Aguas Clara which is nestled in idyllic surroundings which are perfect for a short hike or walk. This is where we will have dinner and spend the night. Biking distance: 30 km

 

Day 5: Soroa (B,D)
After breakfast we will be taken to Cueva de los Portales. This beautiful area was the hideout that Che Guevera used during the ’62 standoff with Kennedy and this will be the site for our picnic. After the picnic we will visit the caves and then we will start the day’s bike ride to Soroa over the Carretera Central. The route is one that will take us 45 km to the northeast, past characteristic little villages. In Soroa, we recommend paying the famous orchid gardens a visit. Dinner will be at the Hotel Villa Soroa where we will also spend the night. Biking distance: 45 km

 

Day 6: Las Terrazas (B,L,D)
This morning, following breakfast, we leave for Las Terrazas. Today’s trip is only 20km long. The community we will visit can be found in Sierra del Rosario, a UNESCO protected rural area of sustainable development. The river San Juan and its little waterfall flow through the thick forest where one can see little lakes, ruins and coffee plantations from the 19th century and sulphurous sources. Most farmers in Sierra live in communities which were formed in the course of a government program in 1968. The most well known is Las Terrazas. The name comes from overgrown terraced fields which are typical of this region. The 900 inhabitants of this community live off the timber industry and eco tourism. En route we will have a little picnic lunch. Dinner will be taken at a farmhouse. Accommodation: Hotel el Moka. Biking distance: 20 km

 

Day 7: Havana (B)
In the morning we return to Havana. Our guide will take us for a city sightseeing tour on which you can get your final few lasting impressions of the old city of Havana and the Spanish-Andalusian architecture, framed by the tropical sun and lush vegetation, which is characteristic of Habana Vieja. Accommodation: Hotel Plaza.

 

Day 8: Departure (B)
Today is the day of departure. After breakfast you have the opportunity to explore Havana on your own before the transfer takes you to the airport or your next accommodation in Havana.


PRICES

Low Season: 6Apr, 20Apr, 4May, 18May, 15Jun, 12Jul, 6Sep, 12Oct & 25Oct 2015

Join in Category Single Double Triple
Havana Tourist AUD$1982 AUD$1781 On request

High Season: 11Jan, 25Jan, 16Feb, 22Feb, 8Mar, 15Mar & 10Aug 2015

Join in Category Single Double Triple
Havana Tourist AUD$2189 AUD$1931 On request

Prices per person in AU$. Not valid during local public holidays and special events.
All prices are as a guide only, please check with us for the latest prices.

Included:

  • 7 overnights including Breakfast Board
  • 4 x lunch
  • 5x dinner
  • Multilingual qualified tour guide
  • Accompanying mini-van
  • Entrance fees on the excursions
  • Bikes

Not included:

  • International Flights
  • Entry Card (visa)
  • Additional drinks and meals
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions
  • Departure Tax
  • Travel Insurance
  • Bicycle helmets and gloves are not included in the price!
    Notes:
    If a hotel mentioned in the itinerary is already fully booked we reserve the right to book another
    accommodation of equivalent standard.

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