On select dates, WowCuba offers their Western Cuba & Central Cuba tour itineraries on a private basis to groups of 1-6 travelers occupying a maximum of 3 rooms. Pricing is scaled to reflect the # of travelers sharing fixed costs on any given tour date. Registration is accepted & confirmed based on the # of participants committed to sharing those costs on any given tour date. If interested in signing up and joining other potential participants, but haven’t formed your own group for a private tour date, we’re happy to keep your request on file and put you in touch with other interested participants as presented without accepting a deposit or commitment to the tour. Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for those interested in submitting their deposits/final payments based on the # of confirmed travelers in their party. Child pricing for private tours is available upon request when we receive the specific details of your rooming requirements.
The Central Cuba cycle tour begins with a visit to the city of Santa Clara, where revolutionary Che Guevara’s remains are entombed. Our first ride takes us from the north shore towns of Remedios and Caibarien heading west to Sancti Spiritus. We’ll continue to Cuba’s most colonial city Trinidad before continuing to one of our favorite cities in Cuba, Cienfuegos, the “Pearl of the Caribbean”. Spend an all inclusive afternoon snorkeling amongst tropical fish inside a natural breakwater in the Bay of Pigs area before heading to historic Old Havana. Back in Havana, we’ll show you some of the city’s best restaurants and partake in the capital’s many cultural opportunities before it’s time to bid farewell (or hasta pronto) to the friendly people in Cuba.
|Private Tour Prices|
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Our tour bus and your tour team will depart Havana at 08:30 and travel to east via the highway to Sancti Spiritus. They can provide a pickup anywhere along their route if required. Just let us know your arrival plans so that we can facilitate transfer services to the start point of the trip.
We recommend arriving in Sancti Spiritus by nightfall.
Accommodation at the charming new Don Florencio inn. Dinner in town at Meson de la Plaza.
DB | (0 km/mi)
Cycle as far as the Manaca Iznaga tower entrance in Trinidad.
Lunch in town at a fantastic new paladar called San Jose. Walking tour of the colonial center.
Lodging tonight in Trinidad at the Amargura 85 inn, owned and operated by the city historian’s office, and in a fantastic location for exploring the historic center of town by foot.
Dinner at Sol Ananda overlooking Plaza Mayor.
BB, LB, DB | (53 km/32 mi)
Breakfast at the hotel and loop out to the Caribbean and Ancon Beach before heading back to Manaca Iznaga where we’ll catch a former sugar train back into town for lunch.
Free time for exploring colonial Trinidad’s numerous architectural/museum attractions, local artesan studios, or frolicking at the beach.
Dinner tonight in town at a local paladar.
BB, LB, DB | (45 km/27 mi)
An early breakfast is followed by a ride southwest towards Montemar Natural Park and Caleta Buena, a natural breakwater with great snorkeling and diving, rife with tropical fish swimming in plain view.
Lunch in Caleta Buena. We highly recommend the optional purchase of snorkeling or diving packages available on site.
Late afternoon transfer to Cuba’s capital, Havana.
Accommodation in Havana at Paseo 206 (or similar).
Dinner tonight at the San Cristobal paladar in Central Havana.
BB, LB, DB | (50 km/31 mi)
After breakfast, van to rural Havana countryside and Jaruco where we’ll catch some panoramic vistas of the north shore on our “Escaleras de Jaruco” ride ending in Havana’s eastern beaches.
Lunch at El Piccolo in Guanabo. Stroll through the handcraft market and then we’ll walk off lunch as we make our way to the Capitolio, the capital’s center.
We’ll take the bus to see Revolution Square and more this afternoon.
Farewell dinner hosted by your rep tonight in Mantilla at El Divino, a private restaurant featuring a spectacular wine cellar, an orchard with more than 110 fruit trees facing extinction in Cuba, and admirable social/community projects.
BB, LB, DB | (45 km/27 mi)
- B: Breakfast
- L: Lunch
- D: Dinner
- BB: Breakfast w/beverage
- LB: Lunch w/beverage
- DB: Dinner w/beverage
- AI: All Inclusive
Itinerary and hotels subject to availability.
Hotel list by tour date
|06-nov-16||08-nov-16||Don Florencio||Sancti Spiritus|
|10-nov-16||11-nov-16||Jagua, La Union or Faro Luna||Cienfuegos|
|02-abr-17||04-abr-17||Don Florencio||Sancti Spiritus|
|06-abr-17||07-abr-17||Jagua, La Union or Faro Luna||Cienfuegos|
- Experienced Canadian company representatives for in-country reception and support
- Souvenir water bottle, rental of handlebar map bag or rear insulated trunk bag & helmet (some clients prefer to bring their own helmets, saddles, and clipless pedal/shoe systems and we have no problem with installing those on our equipment)
- Professional mechanic on tour
- Experienced bilingual Cuban and Canadian guides
- Air conditioned support bus
- Accommodations as per itinerary, mainly 3-4* properties, all with private bath & a/c
- Meals as per itinerary (all meals include minimum of one drink)
- Cuba cycle jersey (includes shipping to your home)
- WoWCuba reps take care of tips for restaurants and accommodations (porters, reception staff, musicians, etc.) while on tour with you. If you feel the services of your Havanatur tour guide, Transtur driver and WoWCuba/MacQueen’s Island Tours tour leader warrant recognition, gratuities are welcomed. Click here for more info on tipping etiquette in Cuba.
- Snacks and cold beverages provided for rides
- High quality, professionally maintained 27-speed hybrid bicycles outfitted for touring. Our current touring fleet consists mainly of the the Specialized Sirrus Comp, the Specialized Vita Comp and Specialized Vita Pro although we do have other options available to satisfy the individual needs of our clients. We also have a limited number of Evox electric-assist bikes available for a small upgrade fee. Other companies may claim that their bikes are the best in Cuba, but we are certain those in the know will agree that noone offers a comparable rental fleet to ours. Our Specialized bikes have a MSRP of $1000+ and are maintained by one of the most experienced, knowledgeable bicycle mechanics we know.
What’s not included
- Additional beverages
- Additional gratuities
- Medical and cancellation insurance
- Cuban departure tax
- International flights
- Tourist visa
- Passport fees
- Optional excursions, museum fees, theatre and items of a personal nature etc.
- Private or collective transfers from/to airport upon your international arrival/departure. Inquire when requesting quotation.