At winter’s end the urge to ride your bike is growing but that bad weather thing is still hanging on. Come along with Peter and his Ciclo Temba pals; bring your bike to Varadero and ride a fully supported bike tour in Western Cuba. With easy stages and cultural encounters that will stay with you all your life. Canbicuba is expert at bring Canadian cyclists to encounter Cuba in the raw.
Should you prefer not to travel with your bike Canbicuba has a good selection of bike for rent at very reasonable prices.
Once we have verified your place in the tour you will be invoiced for a US$200 deposit. The balance is due on or before 60 days prior to arrival date
At this point we are not sure at which airport you are arriving nor the time of the flight. No matter we will be in Havana that night. Welcome to Havana and all it has to offer. A beautiful old Spanish city with a history of conflict and adventure. Known for good rum and cigars, the time to visit the most enthralling city in the Caribbean is now
Lots on today. After breakfast we take a ferry ride across the bay to Casablanca and head to the velodromo to meet the coach of the children we sponsor, here we will drop off any donated bike parts you may have with you. Later in the day we will visit the Partagas cigar factory in Old Havana https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12220400
In the morning visit an orchid garden beside the hotel, there are over 600 varieties in this wonderful mountain garden. Our goal today is to ride to Fierro and then bus up into the mountains and spend the night away from the maddening crowd. Milcumbres a quiet lodge up in hillbilly Cuba, where the major mode of transport is still the horse
Beach day. Taking the bus to the ferry at Palma Rubia, we leave our bikes behind and day at Cayo Levisa. There is a dive centre at this beach. Lunch included. From the each, we will bus to the village of San Diego de los Banos. Situated on the banks of the river with the same name . A quiet place which was once home to a health spa. The hotel is surprisingly still in good order and has a small swimming pool. You will love a stroll in the streets of this quaint little place
On to Vinales a jewel in the West of Cuba. On the way we will visit a dramatic cave that is part of a wonderful garden. Cueva de los Portales is located on the banks of the Caiguanabo river and was utilized by the revolutionary army led by Che Guevara, during the 1962 missile crisis
This is a great ride out to a fantastic beach. Out along the Valle Vinales and via Santa Lucia to Cayo Jutias. Lunch here and enjoy this place. To make the best of our time here we will bus back to town for dinner
We have spent the week with the wind at our back and today we will bus to the beach in Jibacoa just east of Havana
Bicycle to Matanzas for lunch. Then off again to another great beach in Varadero. Life is good by bike in Cuba. Make sure to bring your camera, this is one of the most photogenic places on earth
Sadly our holiday is over and Canbicuba will drop you at the airport. Yep that is a picture of the departure lounge. The food is crap here and the duty free is overpriced
Havana/Pinar del Rio/ Matanzas/Varadero
All hotels are 3 star and include breakfast and dinner each day. There is one night in a mountain hut, the food is good but this is not a hotel. Good packed lunches are difficult to guarantee and we find it much better to utilize roadside cafes and because these vary so much we do not include.
The use of energy bars and power drinks is common on our rides. However these commodities are not readily available in the shops of Cuba and rider bring from home
Your bus is your sanctuary. Ride any distance you wish. People hop on and off the bus as they see fit. There is a good supply of ride water on the bus and you can top up your bottles along the way
Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended. This is often covered by the high-end credit cards, but please check with your specific provider.
Cuban health insurance is not mandatory on our rides. Your travel provider in your country of origin can best advise you in this regard. Cuba does sell health insurance and it is not expensive at approximately US$3;50 per day for US citizens. If you have questions, please contact us.
This is a customized private tour for group leaders Grethe Jensen and Josette Morin of Toronto Contact us to start planning your next great adventure.