Cuba Cycling Adventure with Beach Extension


  • Get under the skin of local Cuban life at casa particular accommodation run by local hosts
  • Travel slowly and explore rural communities often skipped over by tourists
  • Explore Havana with an expert Cuban cycling guide and visit a cycling social enterprise project
  • Enjoy local activities like cigar rolling, rum tasting, salsa lessons and cocktail making
  • Relax on stunning white sand beaches at the end of your adventure
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What you'll do


The ultimate tour of Cuba on two wheels, this incredible itinerary takes you to all corners of this unique Caribbean island, from the peeling grandeur of Havana to the lush mountains of Viñales, along the way immersing yourself in authentic Cuban culture and getting off the beaten track to discover real hidden gems. And of course, some time to relax on some stunning white-sand beaches.

From the moment you arrive in Havana and are taken to your accommodation, your local guides will ensur...Read All

Arrival Day

– Airport arrival transfer
– Welcome meeting with Cuban guide

Welcome to Havana! Your will be waiting to greet you at Havana Airport, and from here it is an approx. 30 minute journey to the accommodation in Vedado district.

You’ll be staying in a charming boutique ‘casa particular’, a recently renovated private property providing bed and breakfast services. You’ll meet your Cuban tour guide this evening for a quick introduction and chance to ask any que...Read All

Exploring Havana

– Bike fitting at Cubania bike workshop and Safety Briefing
– Havana cycling tour (23km)
– Stop at Velo Cuba cycling project
– Lunch at paladar in Old Havana
– Walking tour in Old Havana
– Evening at leisure

After breakfast, transfer via bus to the Miramar district of Havana where the bike workshop is located. Here you’ll get acquainted with your bike, fit any pedals or seats that you would like to customize, and then ...Read All

Las Terrazas Reserve and Viñales

– Transfer to start point of ride in Artemisa
– Cycle to Las Terrazas Biosphere Reserve (23km)
– Visit to Las Terrazas community
– Lunch
– Transfer to Viñales (approx. 1.5 hours)

Leave the hustle and bustle of Havana behind today, and head out westwards into Artemisa province and later on to Pinar del Rio province.

Transfer out of the city to a small town from where you’ll jump on your bikes and cycle a short, scenic route...Read All

Rural Life in Viñales

– Cycle in circuit ride around valley (26km)
– Free time for lunch
– Evening short walk in countryside and visit to tobacco farm
– Tobacco rolling class
– Sunset dinner at organic farm

This morning, get up close and personal with rural Cuba on a wonderful circuit ride that starts and ends in Viñales town.

Jump on the bikes straight outside of the casa homestay and leave the town to the north. Some sections of the route today...Read All

Community Projects and Stunning Beaches

– Transfer to Fiesta Campesina, Jaguey Grande (approx. 4 hours)
– Cycle to Proyecto Korimakao in Palpite (22km)
– Visit to Korimakao dance and music project

– Continue cycle to Playa Larga (6km)
– Packed Lunch
– Check in to accommodation
– Evening meal on beach

Leaving early this morning you’ll have a long road trip taking you back eastwards and to the southern coast of Matanzas province. Upon arriving...Read All

Cycle the Bay of Pigs

– Cycle to Playa Giron (36km)
– Visit museum
– Cycle to Caleta Buena (9km)
– Lunch at Caleta Buena
– Swimming opportunity
– Transfer to Cienfuegos (approx. 1.5 hours)

Continuing your cycling exploration of the Bay of Pigs, today you’ll hug the coastline and ride next to the turquoise waters all the way to Playa Giron.

This stretch of coastline was the site of the failed CIA-backed invasion of Cuba in 1961 and yo...Read All

Farm Visits and Rum Tasting

– Cycle from Cienfuegos to Botanical Gardens (24km)
– Visit to Botanical Gardens
– Transfer to Rancho La Vega
– Lunch at Rancho La Vega
– Visit to farm and community
– Transfer to Trinidad
– Evening rum tasting (Alberto) and dinner at restaurant (La Esquina)

This morning you’ll leave Cienfuegos on your bikes on a short but undulating ride taking you inland and away from the city towards the beautiful Botani...Read All

Local Artisans, Cocktails and Salsa

– Cycle to Playa Ancón
– Visit textiles emroiderer (Mery Viciedo or similar)
– Lunch at beach
– Beach time
– Cycle back to Trinidad
– Afternoon at leisure
– Evening cocktail class and salsa class at Casa

What better way to burn off last night’s rum and mojitos than a two-wheel spin to the beach for a dip in the sea? During your short ride you’ll stop to meet an inspiring character from Trinidad who took ...Read All

Explore Markets and Sugar Cane Farms

– Cycle from Trinidad to Sancti Spiritus (52km)
– Visit textile market
– Visit to Manaca Iznaga
– Packed Lunch
– Transfer to Ciego de Avila

This morning, leave Trinidad directly on your bikes on a short but undulating ride to “El Mirador”. Make a short stop for photos of the Valle de los Ingenios and set off immediately for Sancti Spiritus, on a ride through a scenic valley of sugar mills and tobacco fields.

If th...Read All

Last Day of Cycling

– Cycle from Ciego de Avila to Sandino ( 61km)
– Packed Lunch
– Transfer to Cayo Guillermo

For your final cycle ride of the tour, set off straight from the Hotel and cycle northwards for the last time. Today’s ride will be fast as you head for the coast and enjoy a gentle downhill route all the way.

You’ll stop for a rest in the town of Moron in the north of Cuba. The city is known for its agriculture production and fishing. Continue all the...Read All

Relax in Caribbean Paradise

For the next three full days, this is your chance to relax and reflect on your incredible journey through Cuba so far.

Soak up the sun on beautiful white-sand beaches and dip in the ludicrously warm Caribbean sea, the perfect tonic for tired legs at the end of your cycling adventure.



Visit Che Guevara Memorial

– Transfer to Santa Clara (approx. 3 hour)
– Visit to Che Guevara mausoleum
– Lunch
– Transfer to Havana (approx. 4 hours)

Today is a travel day to Havana, broken up with a stop on the way to visit Santa Clara with lunch included. The provincial capital of Villa Clara province in central Cuba, the city of Santa Clara was founded in 1689 by settlers fleeing the coast and constant lootings by pirates.

Today Santa Clara is an important univ...Read All

Departure Day

– Free time to enjoy in the Old Town
– Check out of Hotel
– Transfer to airport for departure flight

Today is your last opportunity to soak up the rhythms of Cuban life, before you transfer back to the airport for your return flight.

We hope you have had an unforgettable time in Cuba and leave feeling as though you have enjoyed authentic, local experiences that have allowed you to really get under the skin of this unique country.

What's included


  • Cuban English-speaking tour/cycling guide to accompany group throughout
  • Transfer from Havana Airport to accommodation in taxi for all pax who have requested and provided flight details.
  • Air-conditioned private bus throughout, acts as support vehicle on rides
  • Services of bike mechanic for groups of 6 pax or more
  • Bike Hire: Trek 8.3 DS 2015 mountain bike with hybrid tyres
  • 3 litres mineral water per person on cycling days
  • Basic snacks on riding days
  • Accommodation: 14 nights
  • All breakfasts, 9 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Cubania Travel office support
  • 9 cycle rides
  • Walking tour in Old Havana
  • Visit Velo Cuba cycling project
  • Visit to Las Terrazas community
  • Tobacco rolling class
  • Visit to Korimakao dance and music project
  • Visit to museum in Playa Giron
  • Visit to Botanical Gardens in Cienfuegos
  • Visit to farm and community in Trinidad
  • Evening rum tasting (Alberto)
  • Visit to textiles emroiderer (Mery Viciedo or similar)
  • Evening cocktail class and salsa class
  • Visit to textile market
  • Visit to a sugar farm
  • Visit to Che Guevara mausoleum


Sueño Habana (or similar)

Sueño Habana is a hotel situated in Havana, Cuba, offering guests a blend of traditional and modern Cuban charm. Centrally located, possibly in historic Old Havana, it features vibrant decor with local art, and modern amenities such as Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and a restaurant or bar. Guests can immerse themselves in the local culture with live music, salsa lessons, and city tours, all while enjoying warm and friendly service.

Wifi is complimentary in the communal areas, with a surcharge in the rooms.

Casa Particulares in Viñales (Yoan and Yarelis or similar)

Your hosts Yoan and Yarelis in Viñales offer a cosy, welcoming atmosphere with a focus on providing guests with an authentic Cuban experience. The accommodations typically feature comfortable rooms with essential amenities such as air conditioning, private bathrooms, and possibly a terrace or garden area. Guests can enjoy home-cooked meals, often prepared with fresh local ingredients, and personalized service from the hosts. The location provides easy access to Viñales' main attractions, such as the Viñales Valley National Park, caves, and hiking trails.

Casa Particulares in Playa Larga (Sol y Caribe or similar)

Sol y Caribe in Playa Larga is a Casa Particular offering a cozy, welcoming stay with a local touch. Accommodations typically include comfortable, air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms. Guests can enjoy home-cooked Cuban meals, often featuring fresh seafood and local produce. The hosts are usually friendly and provide personalized service, helping with travel arrangements and local activities such as snorkeling, diving, birdwatching in the nearby Zapata Swamp, or visiting the historic Bay of Pigs. The location is ideal for beach lovers and those looking to explore the natural beauty of the region.

Casa Particulares in Cienfuegos (Casa Lily or similar)

Casa Lily in Cienfuegos provides guests with a cozy stay, featuring air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms. The casa likely includes amenities such as a terrace or patio where guests can relax. The hosts typically offer home-cooked meals, showcasing Cuban cuisine, and personalised hospitality.

Casa Particulares in Trinidad (Alberto & Osmary or similar)

Casa Osmar y Alberto provides cosy, air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms, ensuring a pleasant stay. The casa often features a welcoming atmosphere with a communal area or terrace where guests can relax and enjoy the surroundings. The hosts are known for their warm hospitality, offering home-cooked Cuban meals and personalised service.

E Rueda Hotel in Ciego de Ávila (or similar)

E Rueda Hotel in Ciego de Ávila offers guests a pleasant stay with well-appointed rooms. The hotel is often noted for its elegant architecture and decor that reflect the local culture and history. Guests can enjoy on-site dining with Cuban and international cuisine, as well as a bar for relaxing with a drink. The central location makes it easy to visit local points of interest such as Parque Martí, various museums, and the nearby Jardines del Rey beaches.

Kempinski Cayo Guillermo (or similar)

Kempinski Cayo Guillermo Resort offers a high-end vacation experience on the beautiful island of Cayo Guillermo. The resort features elegant and spacious rooms and suites, many with private balconies or terraces offering spectacular ocean views. Guests can enjoy multiple dining options serving gourmet cuisine, including Cuban and international dishes. The resort boasts luxurious amenities such as an infinity pool, spa, fitness centre, and various water sports facilities. Services such as concierge and tailored excursions ensure a memorable stay. The location provides direct access to pristine white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, ideal for relaxation and activities like snorkelling and diving.

Kempinski Hotel, Havana (or similar)

The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana is a symbol of luxury and sophistication in Havana. Housed within a beautifully restored historic building. Guests can indulge in world-class dining experiences at the hotel's restaurants, which serve a diverse selection of gourmet cuisine. The rooftop terrace and swimming pool provide stunning views of the city, creating a perfect setting for relaxation. The hotel also features a spa, fitness centre, and business facilities, catering to the needs of both leisure and business travellers. With its prime location in the heart of Old Havana, guests have easy access to the city's most iconic attractions and cultural landmarks.

Your local host

Lucy & Team

For 20 years, we have been providing exceptional and meaningful holidays to Cuba, sharing the real Cuba in an honest and positive way. Responsible travel is at the heart of what we do; from the local ground staff we employ, to the family-run restaurants and B&B’s we use, we actively support family, local businesses and communities. This is how we reveal the rich culture of Cuba and showcase its uniqueness beyond ‘cigars and old cars’. We aim for excellence in everything we do –  starting with our incredible team of trained guides and covering every aspect of your trip and the service we offer.

If you were to describe our personality, you’d use words like passionate, human, resilient, dedicated and pragmatic. Th... Read All

For 20 years, we have been providing exceptional and meaningful holidays to Cuba, sharing the real Cuba in an honest and positive way. Responsible travel is at the heart of what we do; from the local ground staff we employ, to the family-run restaurants and B&B’s we use, we actively support family, local businesses and communities. This is how we reveal the rich culture of Cuba and showcase its uniqueness beyond ‘cigars and old cars’. We aim for excellence in everything we do –  starting with our incredible team of trained guides and covering every aspect of your trip and the service we offer.

If you were to describe our personality, you’d use words like passionate, human, resilient, dedicated and pragmatic. These are the qualities that get to the heart of what it means to be a successful travel business focused on and committed to Cuba.


Your adventure starts and ends in Havana, where you’ll get transferred from the airport to your accommodation in the capital.

The route of the tour goes from Havana to Viñales, before heading to Cienfuegos and Trinidad via the Bay of Pigs and Playa Larga.

From there, you’ll have a few days to relax on the beach in Cayo Guillermo, before you head back to Havana for your journey home.

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