Western Skyline Ride

Western Skyline Ride

8 days/7 nights, Cuba tour from/to Havana


  • Havana
  • Las Terrazas
  • Sierra de Rosario
  • Matanzas
  • Santa Clara
  • Topes de Collantes
  • Cienfuegos

Main attractions:

  • Cycle through the best Havanas districts.
  • Explore the famous Old Havana.
  • Cycle through the Rosario Mountain range, Las Terrazas UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Guaniguanico Hills, and the spectacular lush landscape of Mogotes mountains in Vinales.
  • Swim in a crystal clear mountain river at Baños de San Juan.
  • Get to know an organic farm while enjoying a delicious organic meal.
  • Discover and enjoy the picture-perfect beach in Cayo Jutias.
  • Visit a tobacco farm in Vinales, where the world´s - finest tobacco is grown.

8 days cycling holiday through Western Cuban visiting Las Terrazas and the Viñales Valley. A week long cycling holiday to experience the beautiful nature, sights and everyday life of Cubans in Western Cuba. Get to know Cuba’s exciting and picturesque capital city, Havana, stay in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Las Terrazas, in the Viñales Valley with its tobacco plantations and the imposing "Mogotes" (limestone cliffs), and enjoy a day excursion to the pristine Caribbean beach at Cayo Jutías.

Day 1: Arrival in Havana

Arrival in Havana and transfer to Hotel.

Total km: 30 km

Accommodation: Hotel Memories Miramar**** or similar in Havana

Day 2: Havana

After the bike fitting we set off on a panoramic sightseeing of the City covering the following areas; Miramar, Parque Metropolitano de la Habana, Nuevo Vedado, stop at the Revolution Square. Continue through Vedado passing by the Hotel Nacional de Cuba down to the Capitolio via Centro Habana. Stop at the Capitolio building, continue biking down Prado promenade, near the former Presidential Palace, then on to the train station, the remains of the wall and to the Arms square. From here we continue on foot visiting the four most importants colonial squares in Old Havana. Lunch in the area. After lunch, return to the hotel along the Malecon promenade. Evening free to relax.

Included services:

  • city cycling tour in modern Havana
  • city walking tour in Old Havana

Included meals: breakfast and lunch

Cycling distance: 34 km, elevation: +210m / -209m

Accommodation: Hotel Memories Miramar**** or similar in Havana

Day 3: Havana - Las Terrazas

After breakfast in your Hotel we check out and set off by bike directly from the hotel. Our route today takes us West and finishes in the Biosphere Reserve of Las Terrazas, just 75 km from Havana. Once out of Havana, expect very little traffic, despite being a highway! Reaching Mariel after about 35km from your hotel, we head inland taking backroads and the undulations (and potholes!) begin, as we cycle towards the Sierra del Rosario Mountain range. This impressive range of mountains forms part of the Guamuhaya range, which stretches across the Western part of Cuba and provides the spectacular tropical scenery for the next few days. Today youll have a picnic lunch along the way somewhere. ON arrival in Las Terrazas Biosphere Reserve, cycle a further 8km to reach your hotel or continue to the Baños de San Juan where you can enjoy a swim in a crystal clear mountain river before heading back to the Hotel for check in and overnight.

Included meals: breakfast and lunch

Cycling distance: 75 km, elevation: +580m / -417m 

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

Day 4: Las Terrazas - San Diego de los Baños - Viñales

Setting off early from Las Terrazas, enjoy riding the first through the hilly Biosphere Reserve. After about 20 km you reach the exit gate and continue cycling uphill for approximately 2km and until you reach a junction where you join the skyline road through the Guaniguanico Hills. This will be certainly one of the most challenging and rewarding days cycling through the mountains on a rollercoaster road with spectacular views across the width of Cuba. On a clear day it may be possible to see both the Northern and the Southern Coastlines. Once you descend from the Mountains and rejoin the main Havana - Pinar del Rio road, there will still be very little traffic. Expect to share the road with Vintage American cars, Chinese Bikes and horses and carts! Finish the ride in San Diego de los Baños where you can enjoy a drink before transferring 1 ½ hours by bus to Viñales.

Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Cycling distance: 78 km, elevation: +1334m / -1445m

Accommodation: Casa Particular in Viñales

Day 5: Cycling Viñales - Cayo Jutias

After breakfast in your Casa, we set off towards Rancho San Vicente and take the Puerto Esperanza road until we turn off towards Santa Lucia. This is very rural Cuba and the road quality is quite poor but relatively flat and a change after yesterdays undulations. Our destination today is Cayo Jutias, a picture perfect beach which is reached by taking a causeway over the islets until you reach the beach. There is a simple restaurant on the beach where you can have lunch and change for a swim. Either spend the afternoon at the beach or get back on the bike and return to Viñales via Minas de Matahambre and Pons. Dinner tonight will be in an organic farm where local produce is used to cook delicious (and organic!) Creole food. Dinner Finca Wilfredo.

Included services:

  • • excursion to Cayo Jutías

Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Cycling distance: 56 km, elevation: +324 / -462

Accommodation: Casa Particular in Viñales

Day 6: Viñales - Havana: Circular route Viñales

After breakfast set off by bike towards Rancho San Vicente to make a circular route round the Viñales Valley. The Jurassic Landscape is one of Cuba´s finest and has deservedly been deemed a World Heritage Site. Cuba´s - and possibly the world´s - finest tobacco is grown here, we´ll make a stop to see how it´s grown in one of the farms nestling close to Viñales´ mogotes. Mogotes are unusually steep mountains rising sheer out of the valley floor, creating a spectacular lush landscape. After a picnic lunch we continue by bus to Havana and check into overnight.

Included services:

  • visit to a tobacco farm

Included meals: breakfast, lunch

Cycling distance: 41 km, elevation: +441m / -440m

Accommodation: Casa Particular in Havana

Day 7: Havana 

Enjoy a day at leisure in Havana.

Included meals: breakfast

Accommodation: Casa Particular in Havana

Day 8: Departure

We dedicate the morning to sightseeing in Old Havana, taking a walking tour of its Historical centre. Afternoon transfer (30-40 minutes approx.) to Havana airport.

Included services:

  • city walking tour in Old Havana
  • transfer

Included meals: breakfast

Included Services:

  • Roundtrip in air-conditioned vehicle (micro bus/bus).
  • Roundtrip vehicle acts also as support vehicle.
  • Excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees.
  • Modern bike Trek 4300 or 4900.
  • During the days 1 - 8 English speaking Cuban guide.
  • 3 liters mineral water per person on cycling days.
  • 7 overnight stays.
  • 7x breakfast, 6x lunch, 2x dinner.

Services Not Included:

  • All meals and drinks not mentioned in the program.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Extending nights.
  • Transfer to Havana airport after the extending nights.
  • Personal expenses and tips.
Havana ⇢ Las Terrazas ⇢ San Diego de los Baños ⇢ Cayo Jutias ⇢ Viñales