Cuba - Cuban Wheels - Cycling Holiday
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19 to 26 Oct - Starting in Havana, this incredible trip is like no other. Wildlife spotting, Salsa and Rumba beats, a waft of a fat cigar, sandy beaches, friendly locals - this tour has it all!
- 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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|1||Arrival into Havana|
|2||Havana and Santa Clara||15 Miles - Approx 24 Kms||B L D|
|3||Santa Clara - Sancti Spiritus||42 Miles - Apr. 69 Kms||B L|
|4||Sancti Spiritus to Trindad||45 Miles - Approx 75 Kms||B L|
|5||Trinidad y La Playa||15 Miles - Approx 25 Kms||B L|
|6||Cienfuegos & Playa Larga||42 Miles - Approx 67 Kms||B L|
|7||Zapata Peninsula & Havana||15 Miles - Approx 25 Kms||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
For more information download our trip notes
For more information download our trip notes
As seen in the press...
Saddle Skedaddle’s seven night escorted bike tour begins in Havana before heading through beautiful, colonial-style cities. After staying with a local family, you’ll pedal into French flavoured seaside charmer Cienfuegos and finish on the bird-rich Zapata Peninsula.
The Times (2018), Cycling in Cuba
Worth every penny!
This trip was the best value for money – I would like to do another trip with your team. I’m already planning! Peter from Skeddaddle was great, really easy to be with and very supportive. Our Cuban tour guide, Manuel, made the trip for us. He was great fun, very enthusiastic, always laughing, great with everyone in the group, very well informed about his country – all in all he was an amazing ambassador for Cuba. We wanted to bring him home!
As seen in the press...
For a sweaty adventure, get a bunch of friends to sign up for a group bike holiday in Cuba. With Saddle Skedaddle, options on the Caribbean’s largest island include Cuban Wheels, a week of gentle/moderate cycling (up to 45 miles a day) between the atmospheric towns of Santa Clara, Sancti Spiritus, Trinidad and Cienfuegos in central Cuba, with time for sightseeing and the beach.
Telegraph Travel (October 2016)
An outstanding trip!
Over all the trip was outstanding in an amazing country with breath taking scenery and really warm and welcoming people. The Skedaddle rep was very good and helpful and the guide and the driver were one in a million.
Fantastic leadership skills from guides!
Manuel the local guide was totally amazing. He was helpful, inclusive, friendly, informative, enthusiastic and humorous. He really made the difference and enhanced the Cuban holiday experience. He is also a brilliant cyclist. Manuel really epitomised the phrase ‘nothing is too much trouble‘. Saddle Skedaddle should employ him permanently. Berto the driver was also a great asset to the holiday. The transport/support vehicle was comfortable and spacious. Plenty room for bikes and customers.
It was our first time in Cuba and a great adventure with our friends. We enjoyed meeting everyone else on the trip and loved our guide Eric, bus driver Eglis and Tony from Skedaddle.
The coastal ride out of Trinidad was our favourite day. Fabulous views, a fun road, not so much traffic and the crabs weren’t too bad! Also the short ride to the beach in Trinidad. The valley through which we rode from Sanctus Spiritus to Trinidad was also beautiful.
In general we do not join in group holiday tours…...however, we had an excellent holiday and had the opportunity to view the island from a different perspective as you do when on a bike.
David and Christine, Leeds
I’m unable to eat wheat & gluten or fish so always worry a little when travelling. Both Peter and the Cuban guide Manuel were absolutely brilliant and always made sure the food was ok for me to eat which was very much appreciated. The Cuban guide and coach driver did a fantastic job of sourcing refreshments each day during the ride.
Tony was and is an amazing guide, with his knowledge of the country and his positive, can-do attitude, enthusiasm, and dedication to seeing everyone was taken care of and having a good time. The tour leader makes the trip, and He made the trip memorable.
Loved every minute!
Loved every minute – it was extremely well organised, everything went smoothly, the routes, accommodation and restaurants were all well-chosen and presented a range of Cuban styles!
We experienced a real range of food and restaurants. Generally the food was much better than I’d been led to expect for Cuba! I’d say that the hotel buffets were the least good, offering a mediocre quality of food, but the other non-hotel places where we ate were generally great, plus also offering something special by way of atmosphere / location e.g. the sugar plantation house.
Peter was the perfect tour leader, very knowledgeable and always on hand to ensure everyone had an enjoyable trip
Best guide I have encountered..
This is my 4th overseas cycling trip and alex was by far the best guide I have encountered. He was intelligent, incredibly knowledgable about all aspects of Cuban history, industry, and politics and passionate about his country. He was patient with our never ending questions and had a great sense of humour. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him!
Very good local guide
Excellent breakfast at homestay in Trinidad. Food was much better than expected, which might be a reflection on my pre-conceptions..! Very good local guide too…thought that he and the Skedaddle guide complemented each other well.
We would recommend this trip to others – it is fairly easy cycling (and we did it in very hot weather!) the people, the rural areas, the culture, the music and visiting Havana and Trinidad cities make this a very special experience. Hope to go back again sometime. Cuba is a fascinating place to visit.
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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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