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Central Cuba Private Bicycle Tour

Our tour bus & trailer depart our Havana outfitting facility at 08:30 on Day 1 of this trip for ground transfer to Sancti Spiritus. Note that some trip members arrange to transfer independently directly from other points in Cuba (or fly into Santa Clara rather than Havana) and meet us in Sancti Spiritus, thereby avoiding the longish ground transfer from Havana. But if flying into Havana, you’re certainly welcome to transfer to Sancti Spiritus along with our team. If you prefer to delay the departure, just let us know. We like to arrive by dark, so try and leave at the latest by noon.

Begin in colonial Sancti Spiritus, a 500+-year old villa that’s recently undergone a facelift in its historic center to celebrate. 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.

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Private Group Tour Prices
Dates USD/pax in a group of 6 USD/pax in a group of 5 USD/pax in a group of 4 USD/pax in a group of 3 USD/pax in a group of 2 USD/exclusive departure for a single traveler Rooms Remaining Cyclist Seeking Roommate Last Date to Register
  • Start: 22/10/2017
  • End: 29/10/2017

$2880.00 double

$3115.00 double

$3495.00 single

$3465.00 double

$3845.00 single

$4055.00 double

$4435.00 single

$5235.00 double

$5615.00 single

$9160.00 single

3 No 23/09/2017
  • Start: 05/11/2017
  • End: 12/11/2017

$2895.00 double

$3130.00 double

$3510.00 single

$3475.00 double

$3860.00 single

$4070.00 double

$4450.00 single

$5250.00 double

$5630.00 single

$9175.00 single

3 No 07/10/2017
  • Start: 01/04/2018
  • End: 08/04/2018

$2895.00 double

$3130.00 double

$3510.00 single

$3475.00 double

$3860.00 single

$4070.00 double

$4450.00 single

$5250.00 double

$5630.00 single

$9175.00 single

3 No 03/03/2018

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

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)

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel and cycle north to scenic San Jose del Lago.

Return to 500-year old colonial Sancti Spiritus for lunch and continuation of stay at Don Florencio.

Dinner in a local private paladar restaurant.

BB, LB, DB | (50 km/31 mi)

Day 3

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 privately-operated Hostal Lola, just a stone’s throw from the historic Plaza Mayor.

Dinner at local restaurant.

BB, LB, DB | (53 km/32 mi)

Day 4

Breakfast at the inn and loop out to the Caribbean and Ancon Beach before heading back to Manaca Iznaga where (if it’s operating) we’ll catch a former sugar train back into town for lunch.

Free time for exploring colonial Trinidad or frolicking at the beach.

Dinner tonight in town at a local paladar

BB, LB, DB | (45 km/27 mi)

Day 5

Breakfast at the hotel before we advance 30 km (18.6 mi) west of Trinidad to begin riding along flat coastline to the province of Cienfuegos.

Lunch enroute near Guajimico

Accommodations overlooking the bay at Jagua Hotel.

Dinner tonight in town at a top notch paladar.

BB, LB, DB | (46 km/28 mi)

Day 6

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 with dinner enroute in the fishing village of Cojimar at El Ajiaco Cuban specialty restaurant.

Accommodation in Havana at the classic Hotel Sevilla in Old Havana (or similar).

BB, LB, DB | (50 km/31 mi)

Day 7

After breakfast, transfer east of Havana where we’ll ride from the Escaleras de Jaruco north to the towns of Hershey and Santa Cruz with elevated views of the north coast enroute.

Our ride ends at Guanabo beach at El Piccolo paladar where wood-fired brick oven pizza’s the lunch specialty. They feature a small-scale urban agriculture project and a fowl/small animal collection.

Guanabo or Santa Maria beach time can be provided before continuing into Havana for a panoramic bus tour of the capital.

Dinner tonight at San Cristobal paladar in Central Havana.

BB, LB, DB | (45 km/27 mi)

Day 8

Breakfast and departure.

BB | (0 km/mi)

Notes

Meals

  • B: Breakfast
  • L: Lunch
  • D: Dinner
  • BB: Breakfast w/beverage
  • LB: Lunch w/beverage
  • DB: Dinner w/beverage
  • AI: All Inclusive

Note
Itinerary and hotels subject to availability.

Hotel list by tour date

Check-in Check-out Property Area
22-oct-17 24-oct-17 Don Florencio Sancti Spiritus
24-oct-17 26-oct-17 Hostal Lola Trinidad
26-oct-17 27-oct-17 Hotel Jagua Cienfuegos
27-oct-17 29-oct-17 Hotel Sevilla Havana
05-nov-17 07-nov-17 Don Florencio Sancti Spiritus
07-nov-17 09-nov-17 Hostal Lola Trinidad
09-nov-17 10-nov-17 Jagua, La Union, Faro Luna or Pasacaballos Cienfuegos
10-nov-17 12-nov-17 Hotel Sevilla Havana
01-apr-18 03-apr-18 Don Florencio Sancti Spiritus
03-apr-18 05-apr-18 Hostal Lola Trinidad
05-apr-18 06-apr-18 Jagua, La Union, Faro Luna or Pasacaballos Cienfuegos
06-apr-18 08-apr-18 Hotel Sevilla Havana

What’s included

  • 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.

Available Discounts

Alumni Discount:
5% off the land only price for repeat participants. View details here.

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