Cuba by Bike - Cycling Tour
On this particular Cuba cycling tour, you’ll traverse some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes by bike. Enjoy the serenity of open roads and Caribbean beaches as you journey from one spectacular site to the next. Explore Havana, Cuba’s vibrant and lively capital city, and Cuba's lush countryside!
- Max. 16 participants
- Accommodation in 2-3 star hotels
- Qualified, English-speaking tour guide
- Guaranteed departures
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- Eastern Cuba by Bike
- Cuba Crossover Tour
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During this 8-day cycling tour of western Cuba, you'll experience the island’s natural beauty and some of its most compelling attractions. Vibrant, urban Havana and rural Pinar de Rio are the main places you'll visit on your trip. In between these big attractions we'll take you to explore national parks, beautiful beaches, and historic locations made famous during The Revolution.
Cuba by Bike Tour Itinerary
Western Cuba is a relatively flat, green, primarily agricultural region. Travelling around Cuba couldn’t be easier, as the temperate weather and smooth terrain make this side of the island ideal for cycling. The roads in this region rarely have cars on them so you can expect to be riding alongside other cyclists and locals driving ox-carts and riding horses.
Below you’ll find the day-by-day breakdown for our Cuba by Bike tour.
Today you will arrive in the lovely Havana. We can arrange a transfer for you to your hotel (optional) or you can make your own arrangements.
4* Hotel in Havana
After breakfast, at 8:30 am, you will have a welcome meeting with your tour guide. You will get the bikes from the local bicycle factory. Afterwards you will depart for Pinar del Río, the famous tobacco region in Western Cuba, this transfer is organized by bus. You will get to know Pinar del Rio where you will visit a tobacco factory and take a look around the town. Now it is time to prepare the bikes for the first stage of the day. You will continue to the Viñales Valley, one of the most attractive natural landscapes on the island. Here, the legendary Cuban tobacco grows between the crags and rocks of the steep cliffs. After lunch in a typical restaurant and a short rest, you will continue the way by bike. You will also visit the Mogotes and the Cueva del Indio, a 90 meter high underground cave.
Estimated cycling distance: 10km
Casa Particular in Viñales Breakfast, Lunch
Today you will cycle to Cayo Levisa, a secluded sandy beach. In Palma Rubia you will take the ferry to the small island Cayo Levisa. Once there you will have lunch. In the afternoon you can enjoy the crystal clear water by a swim and explore the island by your own. In the late afternoon we will take the ferry back.
Estimated cycling distance: 55km
Casa Particular in Viñales Lunch
On today’s ride you will take the Jagua Vieja Road to Palma in the Ancón Valley, a 30 km tour through quaint landscapes of untouched valleys. En route you will have the option to visit a lodge where Fidel Castro held secret meetings during the Cuban Revolution. You will have a picnic lunch in the lush valley before continuing to your next destination: Hotel Villa Aguas Claras, which is nestled in idyllic surroundings, perfect for a short hike in the evening.
Estimated cycling distance: 30km
Hotel Aguas Claras Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast you will be driven to Cueva de los Portales. This beautiful area was the hideout that Che Guevera used during the '62 standoff with Kennedy. From here you will cycle to Soroa via the Carretera Central.The route takes you through charming, rural West Cuban towns. We highly recommend that you stop and visit the famous Orchid garden in Soroa (optional) where you can see over 700 varieties of this delicate flower.
Estimated cycling distance: 45km
Villa Soroa Breakfast, Dinner
After breakfast you'll journey to the Las Terrazas community and nature reserve in the Sierra Rosario mountains. The 25 000 ha rainforest surrounding the community is now a UNESCO world heritage site. The residents of Las Terrazas make their living in forestry and ecotourism. As part of your pastoral experience we'll stop and have lunch at a local farmhouse. Spend the night at the magnificent Hotel Moka. This hotel is built in harmony with the landscape and has remarkable living trees integrated into the structure (to save them from being cut down).
Estimated cycling distance: 20km
Villa Soroa Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
In the morning you will return to Havana. Your guide will accompany you on a tour through the narrow streets of Old Havana giving you a final impression of old city's Spanish-Andalusian architecture, framed by the tropical sun. Your tour ends with a visit to the Havana Club Rum Museum, this is a great place to pick up some souvenirs or drink a cocktail! You will also have lunch in the old part of the city.
4* Hotel in Havana Breakfast, Lunch
It’s time to bid farewell to vibrant Cuba. We can drive you to the airport if you would like (optional) or you can arrange your own transportation. We would be delighted to help you extend your stay in Cuba and book more nights for you with one of our add-ons if you’re still not quite ready to head home. See you next time!
Discover this Caribbean island using the power of your own two legs. Cuba by Bike offers the perfect combination of activity and relaxation. Your guide will take you to many stunning destinations and with a bicycle, you'll still have the freedom to take your Cuban experience into your own hands and explore as you see fit. Ride right onto the beach, lay your bike in the sand and cool off in the tranquil Caribbean Sea.
We recommend that you read this information carefully before booking or departure. Here you will find important information about our Cuba Crossover tour. Be aware that you may need to get some vaccinations in advance. This trip includes several excursions, but there is also allocated time for optional activities. Let one of our friendly tour guides help you book any additional adventures.
Important advice regarding entry and exit, necessary vaccinations and general information about the country and people can be found here. If you have any further questions one of our staff members would be more than happy to help.
- 5 nights in hotels
- 2 nights in Casa Particulares
- 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners
- Bicycle rental
- All transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
- Bicycle and luggage transportation
- Professional English-speaking guide
What's not included?
- International flight to/from Cuba
- Transfers between airport and accommodation
- Cuba Entry card (tourist visa): booking available on request
- Optional offers/activities or services
- Departure Tax
- Travel Insurance
- Tips and gratuities