A gentle cycling week exploring Cuba's history and peaceful backroads
The perfect introduction to our range of cycling trips or simply a true holiday on which to unwind, this relaxed trip discovers some of the best attractions that Cuba has to offer.
Following country roads we cycle around the lush Bay of Pigs, site of the failed US 1961 invasion attempt, and swim in the inviting waters of the Caribbean Sea. We spend time in the World Heritage Sites of Cienfuegos and Trinidad - colourful, colonial refuges far removed from the modern world.
Cycling through the tropical forest of Topes de Collantes National Park to the stunning lake at Hanabanilla reveals the natural splendour of this island. We end the trip learning about Cuba's revolutionary history, visiting Che Guevara's Mausoleum before returning to Castro's capital - enigmatic, charming Havana.
What the papers say about Cycling in Cuba...
Jessica Salter of the Telegraph writes: Cycling through the revolutionary landscape of Cuba (February 2014)
Celia Topping of The Independent (Online) writes: Cuban wheels: Cycling through the communist Caribbean. (March 2012).
What makes this trip responsible?
Over the years we have got to know a number of local families who provide water, fruit and refreshment stops en route. This is a good way of providing much needed money directly to local people, as well as fostering a greater understanding of rural life in Cuba. On this trip we also make an effort to support small, family run restaurants known as Paladares. This helps to support local people and gives an insight into the realities of Cuban life where food rationing is prevalent.
Internal Flights in Cuba
We don’t use internal flights in Cuba, as we don’t believe that they are safe, necessary or environmentally sound. For more information, please read our Cuba Flights page.
Cyclist, old car and palm trees