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Cuba - Cuban Wheels - Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • Seeing the best bits of Cuba in just one week
  • Getting off the beaten track on the Zapata Peninsula
  • Sipping a mojito or a daiquiri as the sun goes down in Trinidad
  • Soak up the incredible atmosphere in old Havana
  • Explore the historic centre of Sancti Spirius
  • Experience life with a Cuban family in a Casa Particulares

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Day Description Distance Ascent Meals
1 Arrival into Havana      
2 Havana and Santa Clara 15 Miles / 24 Kms Approx 100m B L D  
3 Santa Clara - Sancti Spiritus 42 Miles / 69 Kms Approx 420m B L  
4 Sancti Spiritus to Trindad 45 Miles / 75 Kms Approx 650m B L  
5 Trinidad y La Playa 15 Miles / 25 Kms Approx 100m B L  
6 Cienfuegos & Playa Larga 42 Miles / 67 Kms Approx 500m B L  
7 Zapata Peninsula & Havana 15 Miles / 25 Kms Approx 50m B L  
8 Departure from Havana     B  

Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner | Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software

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Holiday Information

From the moment you land at the airport, Cuba will do its best to get into your soul and you'll go home changed forever! At times frustrating, at times mind blowing, a visit to Cuba will be nothing if not stimulating. In this one week holiday, we've managed to pack in a fantastic selection of cycling and sight seeing - every day we've carefully balanced the mix of cycling, sightseeing, exploring on foot and soaking up the sights and sounds in one of the incredible towns and cities that pepper the island.
The trip starts and ends in the capital Havana. This incredible city is like nowhere else - beautiful (if dilapidated) architecture, an amazingly eclectic mix of vehicles 1950s American cars, 1980s Russian Ladas, old-fashioned single speed Chinese bikes and the occasional horse and carts, tree lined boulevards and narrow cobbled streets, vast churches and public buildings, hole-in-the-wall cafes and big pedestrianised squares - perfect for people watching. In the background you might catch Salsa and Rumba beats, a waft of fat cigar and the callout from a Santeria priest selling artifacts for a forthcoming Saint's day.
We start by exploring Havana by bike, before taking a transfer down to Santa Clara. The next morning, we cycle out to explore some of the highlights of Santa Clara, before biking to our next destination, Sancti Spiritus - one of the seven original villas built by the Spanish Conquistadors. Next on our itinerary is the sugar cane capital, Trinidad. To get a real flavour for Cuban life, we're going to be staying here with a local family in a Casa Particulares (a local home where tourists are allowed to stay). Trinidad is close to an amazing area of coastline so whilst we're here, we're going to spend a day with a lovely cycle to the beach followed by walking tour of the town. 
After Trinidad we explore Cienfuegos, "The Pearl of the South", before heading to the small town of Playa Larga, located on a beautiful white sandy beach on the edge of the Gran Parque Natural Montemar. The following morning we head into the National Park on our bikes for some gentle exploration and wildlife spotting - the park is the home to the world's smallest bird, the bee hummingbird and the incredible manatee.
From here we return to Havana for an afternoon walking tour of the Old Town before celebrating all the amazing sights and experiences we've had along the way. 

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3 nights hotels

2 nights local home (Casa Particulares – Trinidad)

2 nights local home (Casa Particulares – Playa Larga)

7 breakfasts, 6 lunches provided

5 or 6 days cycling

1 optional rest day

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Last Updated: 27/04/2018