Eastern Cuba By Bike - Cycling Tour

Included Services
  • 9 Highlights in 8 Days: Holguín, Bayamo, Santiago de Cuba, El Cobre, Playa Verraco, Baracoa, Playa Maguana, Boca de Yumuri, Guardalavaca
  • 7 nights in Hotels with a 3-4* Standard
  • 6x breakfast, 5x lunch, 1x dinner, 1x all-inclusive
  • qualified English-speaking guide
  • many activities, e.g. city tour in Bayamo, excursion to El Cobre or Playa Maguana
  • from $ 1,070 CAD

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This 8-day cycling trip through the paradisiacal Eastern side of Cuba is a challenging but worthwhile tour. In contrast to the Western side, Eastern Cuba is very hilly. The rugged landscape makes for satisfying cycling routes but also requires participants be fit. With daily routes of up to 70km, this tour is perfect for cycling enthusiasts and anyone else looking for an active holiday. Explore spectacular national parks and ride along scenic coastal roads. When you join Eastern Cuba by Bike you'll visit Cuba’s secret capital, Santiago de Cuba, and you'll have plenty of time to relax on secluded natural beaches, unspoiled by tourism. This is an ideal vacation for sport enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. More information you can find in our detailed itinerary.

Route of the cycling tour "Eastern Cuba By Bike"

On this tour of Cuba, spend 8 days exploring the most authentic part of the largest Caribbean island. With Eastern Cuba by Bike your adventure will start in Holguin and then you'll go to Santiago de Cuba, Cuba’s so-called ‘secret capital’. Afterwards we'll take you to visit the oldest city in Cuba: Baracoa. This coastal city has mountains on one side and the turquoise Caribbean Sea on the other. Many beautiful cycling paths through secluded coves and lush greenery await you in this charming town. This tour offers the perfect combination of nature, beach time, cities, physical activity, and adventure. Join this fun and active tour and discover Cuba for yourself!

Below you’ll find the day-by-day breakdown for our Eastern Cuba by Bike tour.

These highlights are waiting for you on this tour...

  • Cuba's first settlement
  • Located on the "Bay of Honey"
  • Surrounded by the Sierra del Purial
  • Cuba's Unofficial Capital
  • City of Rhythm
  • Impressive El Morro Fortress
  • Influences from different countries
  • Buena Vista Social Club
  • Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton


Welcome to Cuba! We can arrange a transfer to the hotel in Holguin for you (optional) or you can organise transportation yourself.

Unterkunft im Hotel in Holguin, 3* Standard   Verpflegung: Dinner

After breakfast, at 8:30 am, you will have a welcome meeting with your tour guide. You will prepare your bikes and start your journey towards Bayamo. After a city tour your bike trip goes on to Santiago de Cuba. Your first stop will lead you to the famous pilgrimage church El Cobre. Once you arrived to Santiago de Cuba, you will start to explore this passionate City with all its African influences. The rest of the afternoon you have free time. We recommend the Museum of the 26th of July (optional).

Estimated cycling distance: 25km

Unterkunft im  Hotel in Santiago de Cuba, 3* Standard    Verpflegung: Breakfast, Lunch

Today your journey starts with a bicycle trip to the beach of Verraco where you can linger. After enjoying the beach and a lunch the bus will bring you back to Santiago, where you can spend the rest of the day as you wish. Our recommendation: Visit the famous ""Casa de la Trova"" at night and enjoy Cuban live music.

Estimated cycling distance: 35km

Unterkunft im  Hotel in Santiago de Cuba, 3* Standard    Verpflegung: Breakfast, Lunch

Today you will cycle further towards the east. The bus will take you to your starting point from which you will begin your cycling route along the picturesque coast (approximately 40 kilometres). After a break and a bus transfer through the mountains you’ll resume cycling for a further 30 kilometres to Baracoa.

Estimated cycling distance: 70km

Unterkunft im Hotel in Baracoa, 3* Standard   Verpflegung: Breakfast, Lunch (picnic)

After breakfast you can enjoy a bike ride to Playa Maguana. The road leads you through the national park along the coast. On the one side you can see the blue water, on the other the wild jungle. After a swim you will be transfered back to Baracoa, where you can visit the town centre.

Estimated cycling distance: 35km

Unterkunft im Hotel in Baracoa, 3* Standard  Verpflegung: Breakfast, Lunch (picnic)

Today’s somewhat hilly bike ride takes you through unique flora and fauna to Boca de Yumuri, a river estuary. This gorgeous natural area is the mouth of a river and home to many spectacular plants and animals. You will also get to sample a bit of the rural Cuban experience during your visit to the fishing village of Boca de Yumuri. Here you will have the chance to enjoy a boat tour (optional). After you have had a restorative swim we will drive you back to Baracoa.

Estimated cycling distance: 40km

Unterkunft im Hotel in Baracoa, 3* Standard    Verpflegung: Breakfast, Lunch (picnic)

In the morning you will leave Baracoa to spend the last day on the magnificent beach of Guardalavaca. You will have time to recover from the acitve week or take part in diving or snorkeling adventures (optional).

Unterkunft im  Hotel in Guardalavaca, 4* Standard  Verpflegung: Breakfast, All-inclusive (at resort)

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. If you are not ready to leave the beautiful Caribbean Sea, we can organize a extension for you.

 Verpflegung: Breakfast



  • 7 nights in hotels with a 3-4* standard
  • 6x breakfast, 5x lunch (sometimes picnic), 1x dinner, 1x all-inclusive
  • City tour Bayamo
  • Excursion to El Cobre and Boca de Yumuri
  • Visit of Playa Maguana
  • All mentioned transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Qualified English-speaking tour guide
  • Bike rental
  • Bicycle and luggage transportation

Not Included

  • International flight to/from Cuba
  • Cuba Entry Card (tourist visa): booking available on request
  • Transfer in/out: booking available on request
  • Optional offers/activities and services
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Helmets and gloves

Important Information

  • We guarantee the operation of every group with one booked client
  • Maximum group size: 16 people
  • Visa and vaccination requirements and general information about country and people of Cuba
  • Solo travellers can request a room shared room with another person of the same sex
  • If we can't find another solo traveller who wants to share a room, the single room supplement needs to be paid
  • Information about our bike tours, e.g. about bikes and equipment
  • If you want to book a domestic flight within Cuba, we are happy to support you
  • Our recommendation: Bring suitable clothes for biking and some snacks with you

Prices and Dates for the cycling tour "Eastern Cuba By Bike"

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Optional Extras:

  • Cuba Entry Card (tourist visa): $ 30 CAD
  • Transfer IN/OUT optional:
  • Holguin Airport - Holguin Hotel
  • ONE WAY Price per transfer: $ 40 CAD (1-3pax); $ 52 CAD (4-6pax)

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