Average daily distance: 48km (30 miles)
No. of cycling days: 6 (including 1 half day ride)
Vehicle support: 100%
Terrain and route: surface 90% tarmac, 10% unpaved track: some hills, but overall the trip is not demanding. Routes follow mainly quiet backroads and can be potholed.
5 nights comfortable hotel, 1 night standard hotel, all en suite. 1 night in basic huts (shared facilities) in a picturesque setting by the river.
7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 1 dinner included.
Many of the roads are in good condition but you should expect potholes and poor road conditions on some sections. The roads are generally free of heavy traffic, except in the towns. Mountain bikes are ideal for this trip and flat bars are preferable, but a good strong tourer will suffice (though make sure you have suitably low gearing).
Please remember to drink lots of water when cycling as the heat and humidity can be high.
Cuba is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination and unfortunately the number of hotel rooms available is not increasing at the same rate. Hotels occasionally cancel bookings at the last minute and they will then find alternative accommodation for the group. This tends to be more likely in peak season.
In extreme cases they may have to place groups in nearby towns or in Casa Particulares (private houses that offer a Bed and Breakfast service). This overbooking is affecting all tour operators to the country and you need to be aware that it may affect your trip.
Normal group size and age
Normally 6 to 16, plus leader. Minimum age 16.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
Most people who enjoy a weekend riding on either trails or roads at home will enjoy a B-grade trip. You need to be in good health and reasonably fit. Ideal for occasional cyclists, or as a more relaxed trip for fitter riders. B-grade off-road trips require no previous experience. Distances on road trips rarely exceed 70 kms (43 miles) per day.
Cycling: Our cycling holidays come in all shapes and sizes; from gentle self-guided trips in the Veneto, to tackling the High Atlas in Morocco, or exploring the length of Vietnam.
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