Cuba E-Bike Explorer

Enjoy untouched nature in Western Cuba as well as rural Cuban life while cycling through almost traffic free streets.


Description

Authentic experiences. Main attractions and the everyday life of the Cubans awaits us on this unforgettable 13-day e-bike tour. Hop on the e-bike and drive surrounded by breathtaking nature - through traditional Cuban villages and along the beautiful Caribbean coast. Stop for a refreshing dip in the turquoise blue sea. The trip leads from Havana, to Las Terrazas, through the tobacco region of Viñales, and further on to the Bay of Pigs, Cienfuegos and to the colonial Trinidad. Finally two relaxing days on the beaches of Cayo Santa María.


Places visited during this trip

Day
Place
Place
Activities:
  • Reception and greeting at the airport and transfer to the Casa Particular, where our warm hosts will receive us.

    Included services:

    • Transfer

    Included meals today: -

  • Accommodation:

    Casa Particular in Havana

Activities:
  • After a delicious breakfast, an American Oldtimer will pick us up at your casa particular. Drive along the world famous waterfront of Havana - the Malecón - to Old Havana. City walk through the streets and squares of Old Havana with the most important places of interest: Plaza de Armas, Templete, Palace of the General Captains, Cathedral Square, Plaza Vieja, Hemingways "Bodeguita". In the afternoon, we take our e-bikes and drive to visit the main attractions of the modern Havana (Vedado and Miramar). First to the revolution square with the portrait of Che Guevara and the monument of José Martí. Past the legendary Colón cemetery, we reach Miramar's villa district where many mansions can be admired.

  • Then return to the Casa Particular. In the evening possibility (optional), to visit the modern Havana Queens show or the legendary Tropicana show.

    Included services:

    • Panoramic tour in a classic car,
    • City walking tour in Old Havana,
    • City tour by e-Bike

    Included meals today: breakfast

    Total km today: about 15 km by bike, flat

  • Accommodation:

    Casa Particular in Havana

Activities:
  • We arrive at Pinar del Río, the greenest of all Cuban provinces with the world's best tobacco and the magnificent imposing limestone cliffs (Mogotes). Short sightseeing tour in the provincial capital of Pinar del Río and a visit to a tobacco production center, where, during a tour, we witness the work processes and the skilled hands of the "Torcedores" (cigar rollers) in the production of the best cigars in the world. In the afternoon we continue our journey with our e-bikes through a scenic route to Viñales.

    Included services:

    • Visit to a tobacco production center

    Included meals today: breakfast

    Total km today: about 50 km by bike, hilly

  • Accommodation:

    Casa Particular in Viñales

Activities:
  • Day trip to Cayo Jutías, a small peninsula on the north coast of the province of Pinar del Río. After breakfast, our journey begins, passing through tobacco fields, limestone Mogotes and working farmers with ox carriages, we cycle through the beautiful green landscape of the Sierra de los Órganos, towards the coast. We reach the beach of Robinson on the Island Cayo Jutías via a 14 km long dam. Time to swim and snorkel. Lunch (optional) served directly at the beach. Later in the afternoon we head back by bus, or for those who have energy, by e-bike.

    Included services:

    • Excursion to Cayo Jutías

    Included meals today: breakfast

    Total km today: about 60 km by bike, hilly

  • Accommodation:

    Casa Particular in Viñales

Activities:
  • This morning we leave our bikes and embark on a small hike through the unique landscape of Viñales with a high diversity of flora and fauna. Viñales offers a mosaic of the varied ecosystem. The trail leads past typical vegetation, tobacco fields and limestone cliffs. On the way, we will meet with farmers during their field work and there will be a possibility to take a break as well as a visit to a tobacco shop. Lunch in the form of a lunchbox. Afternoon at leisure to explore the valley by bike or on horseback, or simply to relax and enjoy.

    Included services:

    • Hike through the Viñales Valley

    Included meals today: breakfast, lunchbox

  • Accommodation:

    Casa Particular in Viñales

Activities:
  • Past the beautiful Mogotes, we leave Viñales and drive by bus to the Cueva de los Portales, which served Che Guevara as a hiding place during the Cuba crisis. Continue to Parque La Güira where we will have lunch. In the national park, admire the various sculptures, enjoy nature on a small rowing boat trip and enjoy a refreshing drink. Continue by e-bike through the small, middle range of the Sierra del Rosario to the Las Terrazas Ecological Reserve. The almost untravelled streets in the midst of subtropical plants are a paradise for cyclists.

    Included services:

    • Visit to the Cueva de los Portales,
    • Entrance fee to the Parque La Güira

    Included meals today: Breakfast, Lunchbox, Dinner

    Total km today: about 90 km by bike, hilly

  • Accommodation:

    Hotel Moka***(*) or similar in Las Terrazas

Activities:
  • Today we have a longer drive towards central Cuba. Before we arrive at the legendary Bay of Pigs, visit to the old sugar village Australia. Here, receive explanations on sugar farming in Cuba and take a trip with an old steam locomotive. Then cycle alongside the national park, Ciénega de Zapata, to the Bay of Pigs and through in direction of Cienfuegos, characterized by French colonial architecture.

  • Walk over the Parque Martí and the peninsula Punta Gorda with the "Moorish" Palacio del Valle and its typical wooden villas; an ideal place to enjoy the sunset with a delicious Cuban cocktail on the terrace.

    Included services:

    • Excursion Rhythm, Steam and Sugar in Australia

    Included meals today: breakfast

    Total km today: approx. 65 km by bike, flat

  • Accommodation:

    Casa Particular in Cienfuegos

Activities:
  • In the morning, departure towards Trinidad with its unique colonial architecture. For lunch, we will stop at Finca La Vega, surrounded by rich nature, where we will also receive explanations of the Zebu Cow and its way of life. From here you can head, by foot or horse, to visit the nearby beach. After lunch, continue along the panoramic road to Trinidad. In the evening (optional) a trip through the romantic-musical nightlife of the city, where live music and dance are very popular, for example, in the Casa de la Música or Casa de la Trova.

    Included services:

    • Visit to a farm

    Included meals today: breakfast, lunch

    Total km today: approx. 80 km by bike, hilly

  • Accommodation:

    Casa Particular in Trinidad

Activities:
  • In the morning, a city tour through Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Starting at the Plaza Mayor, surrounded by stately mansions, we walk through the alleyways of cobblestone streets. Visit the rustic Canchánchara (Honey Liquor Bar) and one of the beautiful museums of the place. Free afternoon. This is for example to go by bike to the Playa Ancón, where we can relax on the beautiful sandy beach.

    Included services:

    • Visit to a museum
    • Cocktail at the Canchánchara

    Included meals today: breakfast

    Total km today: 30 km by bus or bike, flat

  • Accommodation:

    Casa Particular in Trinidad

Activities:
  • The first goal of our cycling stage today is the valley of the sugar cane mills with the slave tower and the estate of the sugar baron Iznaga.

  • After the visit, we head along the foothills of the Sierra Escambray and continue to the provincial capital Sancti Spíritus, which still retains much of the original colonial flair. We are located in one of the beautiful, centrally located colonial style hotels. Dinner (optional) is not far from the oldest stone arch bridge in the Yayabo River.

    Important: Climbing the slave tower at own risk.

    Included services:

    • Visit to the looking point and the slave tower

    Included meals today: breakfast, lunchbox

    Total km today: max. 80 km by bike, hilly

  • Accommodation:

    Hotel Rijo*** or similar in Sancti Spíritus

Activities:
  • The first section of the route takes us by bus to Placetas, from where we ride bicycles along country roads through small villages to the colonial town of Remedios. Short city tour by foot and lunch.

  • In the afternoon we continue to the authentic fishing village Caibarién, where we get a guided tour of the city museum and the historical centre of the city. Finally, we visit the environmental project Por La Costa and have the opportunity to talk with the artists working for the project. Afterwards we take the bus, or if you want the e-bike, over the dam to Cayo Santa María where we will check-in to our beach hotel.

    Included services:

    • City walking tour Remedios
    • City museum in Caibarién
    • Community project Por la Costa

    Included meals today: breakfast, from dinner All Inclusive

    Total km today: about 40 km (until Cayo Santa María about 100 km) by bike, slightly hilly

  • Accommodation:

    Starfish Cayo Santa María***(*) or similar on Cayo Santa María

Activities:
  • Today we have time to reflect over our journey and adventures, and to enjoy a relaxing day at the beautiful beach in Cayo Santa María.

    Included services: -

    Included meals today: all Inclusive

  • Accommodation:

    Starfish Cayo Santa María***(*) or similar on Cayo Santa María

Activities:
  • After breakfast return to Havana or continue on to your beach extension in Cayo Santa María or Varadero. Arrival in the capital in the afternoon.

    Included services:

    • Transfer

    Included meals today: breakfast

Additional information

Minimum number of participants: 2 persons

Maximum number of participants: 12 persons

Services not included:

  • All meals and drinks that are not mentioned in the program *Personal expenses and tips
  • Extending nights e.g. in Cayo Santa María or Varadero
  • Transfer to Havana airport after the extending nights