Bicycle Trip West Cuba - 8-day cycle round trip
Attractive 8-day bicycle round trip through the West of Cuba with the difficulty level 2: simple.
Impressive landscapes are waiting for you...
"Bicycle Trip West Cuba"
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.
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival in Havana and transfer (optional) to your accommodation at the Hotel in Havana, 4* level.
Day 2: Havana – Pinar del Río
After breakfast, around 08:30 a.m., you will meet your guide and be taken to Pinar del Río, the main tobacco region of western Cuba. You will visit a tobacco factory and explore the town through a guided city walk. Afterwards you will continue to the Viñales Valley where your cycling holidays in Cuba will really begin. In this region the legendary Cuban tobacco grows between the crags and rocks of the steep cliffs due to the favourable climate and condition of the soil. Here you will come across the famous rock formations, referred to as mogotes as well as many caves. We will have lunch in a typical Cuban restaurant, and after a short rest we will get ready for our first bike tour (approx.10km). A visit to Cueva del Indio is included in this tour - an incredible cave with the River San Vicente running though it. Overnight at a Casa Particular - private accommodation. Daily route: approx. 10 km
(incl. breakfast, lunch)
Day 3: Excursion to Cayo Jutías
Today, our Cuba itinerary plans a journey to Cayo Jutias. After breakfast we will set off for a 55 km tour, enjoying the breathtaking views of the Sierra de los Órganos, which lies in the North West. The picturesque beach of Cayo Jutías is situated on a little island connected to the mainland by a man-made causeway. Once there, we will have lunch by the beach, and later we can hire a boat or have a swim in the beautiful sea. On the way back we can either take the bus or cycle back to Viñales to your Casa Particular. Daily route: approx. 55 km
(incl. breakfast, picnic)
Day 4: Valle Ancón
On today’s tour we will take the Jagua Vieja Road to Palma in Ancón Valley, a 30 km tour of enchanting landscapes and untouched valleys. On our route there is the possibility of visiting the country lodge where Fidel Castro held secret meetings during the Cuban Revolution. We will have a picnic lunch in the lush valley before continuing to our next destination: hotel Villa Aguas Claras, nestling in idyllic surroundings which are perfect for a short hike or walk. In the Villa we will have dinner and spend the night. Daily route: approx. 30 km
(incl. breakfast, picnic, dinner)
Day 5: Soroa
After breakfast we will be taken to the Cueva de los Portales caves. This beautiful area was the hide-out that Che Guevara used during the 1962 standoff with President Kennedy. We will start the daily bicycle tour (approx. 45 km) to Soroa over the Carretera Central. 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. You spend the night in the Hotel Villa Soroa. Daily route: approx. 45 km
(incl. breakfast, dinner)
Day 6: Las Terrazas
Today’s Cuba itinerary will lead us to Las Terrazas. The community is located in the Sierra Rosario. The 25, 000 hectare lot was declared a biosphere resort by UNESCO. Nowadays, the inhabitants live off eco-tourism and the timber industry. You will eat at a farm house on the way. In the afternoon you return to Soroa by bus. Spend the night again at the Hotel Villa Soroa. Daily route: approx. 20 km
(incl. breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 7: Havana
Today we'll take you back to Havana by bus. After you've checked into your hotel, taken a little break, and eaten lunch, you'll visit the Old Town of Havana – La Habana Vieja. Your tour ends at the Havana Club Rum Museum, a great place to pick up some souvenirs and drink a cocktail! Lunch in a restaurant included. Spend the night at the Hotel in Havana, 4* level.
(incl. breakfast/ lunch)
Day 8: Departure
Today marks the end of your cycling holidays in Cuba. Use the morning for final souvenir shopping or exploring further hidden spots around beautiful Habana Vieja before being transferred to Havana international Airport (optional) or to your next hotel (optional transfer).
Dates and prices per person:
12.02.2018 8 days 1040 EUR
26.02.2018 8 days 1040 EUR
12.03.2018 8 days 1040 EUR
26.03.2018 8 days 1040 EUR
09.04.2018 8 days 1040 EUR
30.04.2018 8 days 1040 EUR
14.05.2018 8 days 890 EUR
28.05.2018 8 days 890 EUR
25.06.2018 8 days 890 EUR
16.07.2018 8 days 920 EUR
30.07.2018 8 days 920 EUR
27.08.2018 8 days 890 EUR
24.09.2018 8 days 890 EUR
29.10.2018 8 days 890 EUR
Extra charge single room: 230 €
Included in the price:
- accommodation as written in the description
- board as written in the description
- Rental bike
- Qualified German- or English speaking guide
- All described transfers in an air-conditioned bus
- Bike transport
- Luggage transport
Not included in the price:
- Flight to Cuba
- Additional meals and drinks
- Bicycle helmets and gloves
- Travel insurance
- Costs for services not mentioned in the program
- Optional excursions
- Tourist Tax Cuba and Handing Fee (p.P. 40 EUR)
- Visum: 25 Euro - available from us
- Airport Departure Tax (p.P. 25 CUC)
- Extension in Guardalavaca
- Transfer to the airport by extension
Transfer IN/OUT optional:
• Aiport Havana – Hotel Havana
• Hotel Havana – Airport Havana
ONE WAY price per person in combination with the roundtrip: 15 Euro
Level of Difficulty Guide
- 1. Very simple: Anyone can join this trip. Short distances, comfortable hotels, a slow pace.
- 2. Simple: Light preparation is necessary. Any reasonably healthy individual should be able to complete the journey. Partial long distances, good standard hotels/ camp sites, some over-night journeys, a moderate pace.
- 3. Medium: Good preparation and a flexible attitude are essential. Some challenging and difficult sections, occasional basic accommodation. (Some of our camping trips fall into this category)
- 4. Medium to Difficult: Good preparation and a flexible attitude are essential. Mostly long distances, often very basic accommodation and/or overnight camping, long backpacking hikes.
"Bicycle Trip West Cuba" has the difficulty level 2. Mostly flat ground. Short routes (all in all max. 55km) go through hilly ground.
Our standard accomodations are 2-4 star hotels - rating is country specific. The hotels are normally situated in the centre, but it´s dependent on the city of accomodation. All rooms have a seperate toilet and bath room. Normally the rooms are double bed rooms, but single travelers can always book a single room on extra charge. Otherwise, single travelers are accomodated together with another same-gender traveler in a double room. Breakfast is included, but differences are possible. Please see our information about "included" and "not included in the price".
All nights and accomodations like mentioned in the trip details. Please notice that you might be booked into other but equivalent hotels during high season!
1./7. day: Hotel in Havanna, 4* level. Standard room with air condition, shower/toilet, TV
2./3. day: Casa Particular in Vinales - private accommodation.
4. day: Hotel Aguas Claras. Modern and calm hotel between Pinar del Rio and Vinales. Standard room with AC, shower, WC, TV
5./6. day: Hotel Villa Soroa 2-3* level. In the middle of nature. Standard room with AC, shower, WC, TV
Booking of your flight:
We recommend to search for flights via flight search machines of your country.
But if you need help, we will assist you at any time.
- Please bring swimwear for excursions.
- We recommend good sports- and cycling wear.
There is the possibility to go diving during or in connection with your trip. Please let us know in advance, if you would like to go snorkeling or diving and we will be pleased to assist you in finding the right choice.