Escape the City - Las Terrazas by e-bike

Take a break from Havana´s busy city life and cycle to the sustainable community of Las Terrazas and Soroa.


Description

Traveling by e-bike along almost traffic-free roads and surrounded by green landscapes, you will experience Cuban life on this three-day tour to Las Terrazas and Soroa. Around the Biosphere Reserve Las Terrazas, this excursion will allow you to enjoy the tranquillity and nature of the beautiful Sierra del Rosario, discover endemic animals and plants, race through the air along the Canopy tour, refresh yourself in the crystal-clear river, enjoy beautiful views and admire the green plains of Cuba. The ideal tour for nature and sports lovers.


Places visited during this trip

Day
Place
Place
Activities:
  • This morning you will pick up your e-bikes in the district of Vedado, then ride out of the capital towards the west, where after a few kilometers, the sea is already visible.

  • Along the coast, the journey continues to Mariel, where in 2010 the largest construction project since the beginning of the revolution began: the port of Mariel and the special economic zone of the same name.

  • After a short break, the path leads upwards the beautiful green landscape towards the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Las Terrazas. Upon arrival in Las Terrazas, if feeling up to it, optional visit up to the Buenavista viewpoint, with great views over the plain. You can then swing through the air along the Canopy tour and enjoy the view over Las Terrazas from above.

    Included services:

    • Canopy in Las Terrazas

    Included meals today: lunchbox, dinner

    Total km today: approx. 75 km, halfway flat, then hilly

  • Accommodation:

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

Activities:
  • Enjoy the densely wooded jungle-like landscape as you bike up and down the 19 km to Soroa. Once there, you will visit the waterfall with the possibility to take a swim.

  • Afterwards cycle uphill to the Castillo de las Nubes, where you will be rewarded with a delicious juice and a beautiful view across the plain to the Atlantic Ocean. Then visit to the beautiful orchid garden with more than 700 species of orchids, of which one third are endemic. Enjoy the refreshing breeze on the return trip: after an initial inclination, it is mostly downhill to Las Terrazas, where a delicious lunch at Casa del Campesino is waiting for you.

    Included services:

    • Visit to the waterfall Soroa,
    • Entrance fee to the orchid garden,
    • Castillo de las Nubes,
    • Juice

    Included meals today: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Total km today: 45 km, hilly

  • Accommodation:

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

Activities:
  • After a hearty breakfast, head back to Havana through Cuban villages, where you will experience the real Cuban everyday life, past numerous gardens and fields, where the farmers are hard at work, all the while approaching the capital. Gradually, immerse yourself back into city life, quite the difference to the country life that you have just left behind. Arrival in Havana and drop-off of e-bikes in the afternoon.

    Included services: -

    Included meals today: breakfast, lunchbox

    Total km today: approx. 80 km, mostly downhill and flat

Additional information

Minimum number of participants: 2 persons

Maximum number of participants: 14 persons

Services not included:

  • Transfer Hotel Havana to Vedado to pick up the e-bikes
  • All meals and drinks that are not mentioned in the program
  • Extending nights e.g. in Havana or Varadero
  • Transfer to Hotel Havana airport after dropping off the e-bikes *Personal expenses and tips