Classic Car-Roundtrip "The wild West" - 7 days

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Classic Car-Roundtrip "The wild West": 7-day Cuba experience trip through the West for lovers of American classic cars of the 50s…

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What is Cuba most popular for? Of course for its first-class tobacco, the world-famous cigars and the real rum...

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Bicycle Trip West Cuba - 8-day cycle round trip

Attractive 8-day bicycle round trip through the West of Cuba with the difficulty level 2: simple. 

Impressive landscapes are waiting for you...

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"Bicycle Trip West Cuba"

During this 8 day cycling tour of western Cuba you'll experience the island’s natural beauty and some of its most compelling attractions. Vibrant, urban Havana and rural Pinar de Rio are the main places you'll visit on your trip. In between these big attractions we'll take you to explore national parks, beautiful beaches, and historic locations made famous during The Revolution.

Travel Details

Program:

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival in Havana and transfer (optional) to your accommodation at the Hotel in Havana, 4* level.



Day 2: Havana – Viñales

After breakfast, at 8:30 am, you will have a welcome meeting with your tour guide. You will get the bikes from the local bicycle factory. Afterwards you will depart for Pinar del Río, the famous tobacco region in Western Cuba, this transfer is organized by bus. You will get to know Pinar del Rio where you will visit a tobacco factory and take a look around the town. Now it is time to prepare the bikes for the first stage of the day. You will continue to the Viñales Valley, one of the most attractive natural landscapes on the island. Here, the legendary Cuban tobacco grows between the crags and rocks of the steep cliffs. After lunch in a typical restaurant and a short rest, you will continue the way by bike. You will also visit the Mogotes and the Cueva del Indio, a 90 meter high underground cave. Overnight at a Casa Particular - private accommodation. Daily route: approx. 10 km
(incl. breakfast, lunch)



Day 3: Excursion to Cayo Jutías

Today you will cycle to Cayo Jutias, a secluded sandy beach. The tour starts after breakfast. Your ride takes you through the Sierra de Oreganos, a meandering mountain range to the northwest of Havana. Cayo Jutías is a small island attached to mainland Cuba by a man-made causeway – cycling over this causeway is truly spectacular! Once there, you will have lunch by the beach, and later you can hire a boat or swim in the beautiful sea. Afterwards, you can either take the bus or cycle back to Viñales to your Casa Particular. Daily route: approx. 55 km
(incl. picnic)



Day 4: Valle Ancón

On today’s ride you will take the Jagua Vieja Road to Palma in the Ancón Valley, a 30 km tour through quaint landscapes and untouched valleys. En route you will have the option to visit a lodge where Fidel Castro held secret meetings during the Cuban Revolution (optional). You will have a picnic lunch in the lush valley before continuing to your next destination: Hotel Villa Aguas Claras, which is nestled in idyllic surroundings, perfect for a short hike or walk in the evening. In the Villa we will have dinner and spend the night. Daily route: approx. 30 km
(incl. picnic, dinner)



Day 5: Soroa

After breakfast we will be taken to the Cueva de los Portales caves. This beautiful area was the hide-out that Che Guevara used during the 1962 standoff with President Kennedy. We will start the daily bicycle tour (approx. 45 km) to Soroa over the Carretera Central. We highly recommend that you stop and visit the famous Orchid garden in Soroa (optional) where you can see over 700 varieties of this delicate flower. You spend the night in the Hotel Villa Soroa. Daily route: approx. 45 km
(incl. breakfast, dinner)

Day 6: Las Terrazas

After breakfast, you will cycle to the Las Terrazas nature reserve, 20 km away. This community is located in the Sierra del Rosario, a UNESCO protected rural area of sustainable development. On your ride you will see the San Juan river, little lakes and a small waterfall flowing through the thick forest, as well as ruins and coffee plantations from the 19th century. The name of the Las Terrazas community comes from overgrown terraced fields which are typical of this region. The 900 inhabitants of this community live off the timber industry and eco-tourism. En route you will have lunch at a farmhouse. In the afternoon you return to Soroa by bus. Spend the night again at the Hotel Villa Soroa. Daily route: approx. 20 km
(incl. breakfast, lunch, dinner)



Day 7: Havana

In the morning you will return to Havana, by bus. Your guide will accompany you on a tour through the narrow streets of Old Havana giving you a final impression of old city's Spanish-Andalusian architecture. Your tour ends with a visit to the Havana Club Rum Museum, this is a great place to pick up some souvenirs or drink a cocktail! Lunch in a restaurant included. Spend the night at the Hotel in Havana, 4* level. 
(incl. breakfast/ lunch)

Day 8: Departure

It’s time to bid farewell to vibrant Cuba. We can drive you to the airport if you would like (optional) or you can arrange your own transportation. (breakfast)

Services&Price

FR01CUBPWK Bicycle Trip West Cuba - 8 days 

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Dates and prices per person:   

24.09.2018 8 days 870 EUR
29.10.2018 8 days 870 EUR
05.11.2018 8 days 820 EUR
10.12.2018 8 days 820 EUR
21.01.2019 8 days 820 EUR
18.02.2019 8 days 820 EUR
18.03.2019 8 days 820 EUR
22.04.2019 8 days 820 EUR
06.05.2019 8 days 790 EUR
10.06.2019 8 days 790 EUR
08.07.2019 8 days 790 EUR
05.08.2019 8 days 790 EUR
14.10.2019 8 days 790 EUR

Extra charge single room: 170 €
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Included in the price:
- accommodation as written in the description
- board as written in the description 
- Rental bike
- Qualified German- or English speaking guide
- All described transfers in an air-conditioned bus
- Bike transport
- Luggage transport

Not included in the price:
- Flight to Cuba
- Additional meals and drinks
- Bicycle helmets and gloves
- Travel insurance
- Extra-charges
- Costs for services not mentioned in the program
- Optional excursions
- Tip
- Tourist Tax Cuba and Handing Fee (p.P. 40 EUR)
- Visum: 25 Euro - available from us
- Airport Departure Tax (p.P. 25 CUC)
- Extension in Guardalavaca
- Transfer to the airport by extension

Transfer IN/OUT optional:
• Aiport Havana – Hotel Havana
• Hotel Havana – Airport Havana
ONE WAY price per person in combination with the roundtrip: 15 Euro
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Level of Difficulty Guide

- 1. Very simple: Anyone can join this trip. Short distances, comfortable hotels, a slow pace.
- 2. Simple: Light preparation is necessary. Any reasonably healthy individual should be able to complete the journey. Partial long distances, good standard hotels/ camp sites, some over-night journeys, a moderate pace.
- 3. Medium: Good preparation and a flexible attitude are essential. Some challenging and difficult sections, occasional basic accommodation. (Some of our camping trips fall into this category)
- 4. Medium to Difficult: Good preparation and a flexible attitude are essential. Mostly long distances, often very basic accommodation and/or overnight camping, long backpacking hikes.

"Bicycle Trip West Cuba" has the difficulty level 2. Mostly flat ground. Short routes (all in all max. 55km) go through hilly ground.

Accommodation:
Our standard accomodations are 2-4 star hotels - rating is country specific. The hotels are normally situated in the centre, but it´s dependent on the city of accomodation. All rooms have a seperate toilet and bath room. Normally the rooms are double bed rooms, but single travelers can always book a single room on extra charge. Otherwise, single travelers are accomodated together with another same-gender traveler in a double room. Breakfast is included, but differences are possible. Please see our information about "included" and "not included in the price". 

Accommodation

All nights and accomodations like mentioned in the trip details. Please notice that you might be booked into other but equivalent hotels during high season!

1./7. day: Hotel in Havanna, 4* level. Standard room with air condition, shower/toilet, TV

2./3. day: Casa Particular in Vinales - private accommodation.  

4. day: Hotel Aguas Claras. Modern and calm hotel between Pinar del Rio and Vinales. Standard room with AC, shower, WC, TV

5./6. day: Hotel Villa Soroa 2-3* level. In the middle of nature. Standard room with AC, shower, WC, TV

Flight

Booking of your flight: 

We recommend to search for flights via flight search machines of your country. 

But if you need help, we will assist you at any time. 

Havana Airport

Tips

Our tips:

- Please bring swimwear for excursions.

- We recommend good sports- and cycling wear.

Travel Request

Watersport

There is the possibility to go diving during or in connection with your trip. Please let us know in advance, if you would like to go snorkeling or diving and we will be pleased to assist you in finding the right choice.

Further information you can find at www.cuba-diving.de/DIVE-CUBA/dive_cuba.html