– 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 set off on a panoramic tour of Havana.
Visit the well-to-do Miramar district, home to the city’s foreign diplomats and some of Havana’s most striking 20th-century architecture.
You’ll then cycle through the enchanting woods of Bosque Almendares and on to Nuevo Vedado, before stopping at Plaza de la Revolución, the political heart of Castro’s Cuba. From here, wheel through young and vibrant Vedado towards the famous Hotel Nacional, which has offered shelter to many a celebrity over the years, including Winston Churchill and prominent US mafia members.
Now you whizz through bustling Centro Habana towards the famous Capitolio building. With the Capitolio behind you, veer left down the regal Paseo del Prado promenade, a favourite with street artists and skateboarders alike, where you’ll stop to visit a Cycling social enterprise project designed to get the residents of Old Havana embracing bike transport!
Your ride ends in the Old Town next to the Bay of Havana. After lunch at a restaurant in the Old Town, continue on foot, soaking up the unique sights and sounds of Cuba’s vibrant capital city whilst learning all about the city’s turbulent history and fascinating modern-day characteristics.
The evening is spent at your leisure, so you can continue exploring at your own pace. Havana is full of excellent restaurants and bars and has several artisan markets that you may wish to visit.
Casa Particular in Havana (Sueño Habana or similar)