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Cycling

Havana Cycling Tour

Cycling

Havana Cycling Tour

Organised bike tours in Cuba’s vibrant & colourful capital city. Join Cuba’s leading cycling specialists on an exciting and insightful two-wheel exploration of Havana.

Weekly tours on Wednesdays and private ones can be arranged.

  • Duration 3-4 hours
  • Activity level Moderate
  • Included Gear Guide
  • 3-4 hour ride

    We start the day with a bike fitting outside of the Montehabana Hotel in Playa district (Calle 70 & 5a, Miramar, Playa) –…

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      3-4 hour ride

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    What is included?

    • Bike Hire: Trek hybrid bikes with front suspension
    • Cycling helmet (compulsory)
    • Fruit juice
    • Local English-speaking Cuban guide/mechanic

    What is not included?

    • Water – bring your own water bottle to put in the holders fitted to each bike. 
    • Tips for guide. We recommend that each participant contributes CUC 5 if you are pleased with the tour.

    Is this tour right for me?

    • Group Size 4 – 18 people of mixed nationalities and cycling ability. Minimum age 16 years (accompanied by an adult).
    • On paved roads, with some pot-holes.
    • Hot and humid conditions, especially during summer months.    
    • A reasonable level of fitness is required.
    • On paved roads, with some pot-holes.
    • Total Distance:  24 km
    • Moderate Pace: approx. 15-20 kmph .    
    • 100% vehicle support throughout rides—jump on the bus whenever you like!

    All our guides at Cubania are Cuban nationals who are registered with and trained by Cuba’s Ministry of Tourism. They come from all kinds of different personal and professional backgrounds. They’ve been teachers, I.T. professionals, bakers, vets, army officers and even underwear salesmen! What they have in common is that they are all highly educated graduates who are passionate about guiding and proud of their beautiful country. They all speak excellent English and receive annual training in First Aid.

    We are especially proud of the training that we have given our bike guides. We are the first travel company in Cuba to take cycling safety seriously and all our bike guides have received Bike Leader certification from British Cycling. Their staff travel to Cuba annually to deliver the training exclusively to our guides. These high standards have been maintained for more than a decade meaning that we are recognised as the most experienced and well-respected cycling company on the island.

    3-4 hour ride

      We start the day with a bike fitting outside of the Montehabana Hotel in Playa district (Calle 70 & 5a, Miramar, Playa) – here we’ll make sure your bike is the correct size, supply you with a helmet, introduce the rest of the group, and we’ll have a cycle safety briefing with the tour guide.

      The first section of the ride involves following the coastal road down past the Karl Marx theatre and to ‘La Puntilla’ where the Almendares River meets the sea.  We meander up towards ‘El Bosque de Habana’ the green and mysterious woods whose beauty takes many visitors to Havana by surprise. After stopping for a breather and to take pictures of the peculiar trees, we set off again and now find ourselves in Vedado district, home to some beautiful residential architecture and Cemetery to arrive at the iconic Revolution Square, a must-see destination for anyone interested in politics or Cuba’s revolutionary past.

      Continuing through Vedado we arrive outside the emblematic Hotel Nacional, the flagship hotel for visiting dignitaries and iconic silhouette on the city’s skyline. We continue in the Centro Habana district and the scenery changes with the roads narrowing and the bustling street-life becoming more evident. We stop for a fruit juice in a typical Cuban barrio before cycling the final leg of the ride along ‘Paseo de Prado’ and ending next to the Bay of Havana. Here we’ll leave the bike beyond to explore part of the Old Town on foot. Our guide will give a historical overview of the main plazas lasting approx. 1 hour.  The tour ends in Plaza de la Catedral.

      Weekly tours on Wednesdays and private ones can be arranged.

      What's included?

      Gear

      Bike Hire, Cycling Helmet

      Guide

      English-Speaking Cuban tour guide

      What's not included: Water bottle, tips for guide

      What to bring

      1. Water bottle

      standard water bottle holder on each bike

      2. Sun protection

      high strength sunscreen, sunglasses for cycling

      Is this tour for me?

      Travel style: Cycling

      Discover Havana on a bike while immersing yourself in local culture

      Difficulty Level: Moderate

      You are reasonably fit and enjoy being active.

      Group style: Small

      4 - 18 people, mixed nationalities and cycling ability. Minimum age 16 years (accompanied by an adult).

      Notes:

      On paved roads, with some pot-holes. Hot and humid conditions, especially during summer months.

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