After breakfast we will transfer to the Miramar district of Havana where our bike workshop is located. Here we’ll get acquainted with our bikes, fit any pedals or seats etc. that you would like to customise, and then set off on a panoramic tour of Havana. We’ll visit the well-to-do Miramar district, home to the city’s foreign diplomats and some of Havana’s most striking 20th century architecture. Keep an eye out for the strange looking Russian embassy. We’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 we 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 we whizz through bustling Centro Habana towards the famous Capitolio building. With the Capitolio behind us we veer left down the regal Paseo del Prado promenade, a favourite with street artists and skateboarders alike, where we’ll stop to visit a Cycling social enterprise project designed to get the residents of Old Havana embracing bike transport! Our ride ends in the Old Town next to the Bay of Havana.
After lunch at a restaurant in the Old Town we’ll continue our tour 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 at leisure for you to 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.
Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
Cycling distance: approx. 23km
Accommodation: Casa Particular in Havana (Sueño Habana or similar)