Wrong Tour? Click Here for Western Caribbean | Southern Caribbean | Alaska
Our Cuba Bicycle Tour (10 days) in and out of Cancun, Mexico is limited to 20 people.
TO REGISTER: Fill out the registration form from our website on our Europe page and enter “CUBA TRIP March 10th - 19 th , 2018” under TOUR SELECTION, submit and mail in your deposit check made out to Bike and Cruise Tours. Bike and Cruise, 5045 Kingston Way, Naples, FL 34119. We will reserve your spot once we have received your deposit check .
Day 1: Arrival and transfer
Our staff will meet you at the airport of the Cancun airport if you are arriving on February 17 th and provide the transfer to the ECO Hotel Rey del Caribe which is located in downtown Cancun. If you have arrived early prior to February 17 th , we recommend the Beach Scape Hotel with a rate of around $150.00 per night depending on season. It's right on the beach and all inclusive. This will be our location to meet to be transported to our Eco Hotel to start our tour. The staff will pick us up there on February 17 th at a designated time to transfer us to the Eco Hotel to start our adventure!
After introductions and dinner in the evening we'll share some information about our exciting bike tour together and answer any questions!
Day 2: Depart Cancun and Arrive in Havana, Cuba
After breakfast at our Cancun hotel we will transfer to the airport. Upon our arrival at Jose Marti Havana International Airport of Cuba, we will be welcomed by our professional naturalist guide. We will be transferred to our hotel where we will have a briefing about the bike tour. Lunch and Dinner are on your own today as you are free to walk around Habana Vieja and enjoy the local color. Accommodation is at The Copacobana Hotel or similar.
Day 3: Pinar del Río, Cuba
Breakfast at your hotel and transfer to Pinar del Río the famous tobacco region in western Cuba. We will visit both a tobacco factory and a rum distillery where “ Guayabita ” is produced and have a tour through the town. Accommodation is at the Aguas Claras Hotel or similar.
It's a 9-12 mile ride with an option for more. B & D included.
Day 4: Cayo Jutias, Cuba
Breakfast and ride to Cayo Jutías, a small island located on the north coast of Pinar del Río Cuba connected by a small road to the picturesque beach of Cayo Jutías. The island is connected to the mainland by a man-made causeway. Once there, we can have lunch at the beach, hire a boat or swim in the beautiful sea. After that, ride back to Viñales to the Hotel Rancho San Vicente or similar. Biking is 40 miles. B & D included.
Day 5: Jagua Vieja Road
After breakfast today's tour will take the Jagua Vieja Road to La Palma at Ancón Valley – a tour of quaint landscapes and untouched valleys. En route, there is the possibility of visiting the country lodge where Fidel Castro held secret meetings during the Cuban Revolution. We will have a picnic lunch in the lush Ancon valley and then be taken to our next destination: Aguas Claras Hotel, nestling in idyllic surroundings which are perfect for a short hike or walk. Accommodation will be at the Villas Aguas Claras or similar. Biking is 35 miles. B, L & D.
Day 6: Soroa, Cuba
After breakfast, a van will transfer us to La Palma. From there we will ride to Soroa. On our way we will visit the famous orchid gardens and then we continue on to Cueva de los Portales. (Caves) This beautiful area was the hide out that Che Guevera used during the '62 standoff with Kennedy and this will be the site for our picnic lunch. Afterwards we continue on our way to Soroa. Biking is 55 miles. B, L & D. Accommodation is Hotel Villas Soroa or similar.
Day 7: Soroa-Las Terrazas
After breakfast we'll bike to The River San Juan and its little waterfall that flows through the thick forest on our way to Las Terrazas found in Sierra del Rosario. This is a protected rural area of sustainable development. You will see little lakes, ruins and coffee plantations from the 19th century and sulphurous sources. The most well known is Las Terrazas. En route we will have a stop for lunch on your own. B & D. Biking is 12-18 miles. Accommodation is Hotel Moka or similar.
Day 8: Las Terrazas – Havana – City Tour in La Habana.
After breakfast we cycle from Las Terrazas to the entrance of Havana. Once in Havana enjoy a city tour in La Habana, in which we will visit the “Malecon,” El Prado, Miramar area, Borque de la Habana, cemetery Colon and Revolution main square. We will visit the National School of Ballet to speak with one of the teachers that will be sharing with us what ballet and danza represent to the Cubans in general. Habana has a very deep story and sightseeing places that we cannot leave behind; Hemmingway Museum, the beautiful view of Cojimar, the Morrow Fortress and the Monument of Redentor Christ. We will enjoy a talk with one of the scholars of the University of Medicine that will share with us about the Medical Social Security in Cuba. Enjoy a walk in La Habana Vieja. Accommodation is at the Hotel Copacabana or similar
Biking is 36 miles. B & D – Lunch is on your own today.
Day 9: Departure from Havana Cuba
Breakfast and transfer to the airport in Havana. Return flight to Cancun, Mexico. Arrival and transfer to hotel Rey del Caribe or similar. Overnight in Cancun. B Lunch and Dinner on your own.
Day 10: Departure from Mexico
Breakfast and transfer to the Cancun airport or transfer to your hotel if you are staying over in Cancun.
ARRIVING/DEPARTING: You will book your own flight in and out of Cancun at your discretion. Arrive early and/or stay over to enjoy Cancun and all it has to offer in the region! Take advantage of two trips in one!
AIR TO HAVANA: As a group we will fly together with our guides to Havana on March11 th . (Your air is included) Luggage is limited to one piece plus a carry on.
Terrain: The terrain is paved roads that are not busy with some pot holes, some speed bumps, mostly flat, but a couple of days with some hills. A support bus is available.
Money: Bring enough cash to last your entire trip, as US issued debit cards, credit cards and travelers cheques will not work at most locations. ATM's are uncommon. You can exchange US dollars for dollar-equivalent pesos, pronounced “kooks” at the airport. The convertible peso (sometimes given as CUC$ , informally called a chavito ).peso .
Cigars, Rum and Souvenirs : Cuban cigars and rum make great mementos of your trip. At the present Americans are allowed to bring back a maximum of $400 CUCs worth of souvenirs which can include on $100 CUC's worth of tobacco and/or alcohol products.
Connectivity: Though cell phone service is improving in Cuba, at the moment only Sprint and Verizon offer roaming service in the country. Check with your carrier for the latest information. Most hotels have pay-per-hour internet rates, but service can be slow. Many travelers view these limitations as an opportunity to take a break from connectivity and take a step back in time.
Passports are required.
WHAT'S INCLUDED : Airfare Cancun – Havana -Cancun, professional bilingual guides, a Mtn./hybrid bike, 6 days of biking, comfortable and safe AC transportation, hotel accommodations, meals as mentioned in the itinerary, entrance fees, alternative transportation, taxes and bike guide tips. (Beverages are not included)
BRING: Your own helmet, gloves, cycling attire, insect repellent, comfortable shoes and clothing, sun screen, hat, sunglasses, swimsuit, beach towel, long sleeved cotton shirt and long cotton pants, light waterproof jacket, camera/Smart phone
COST: $2850.00 per person, double occupancy. The single add-on for a room alone is $550.00.
The initial deposit is $800 per person. The final payment is due 3 months prior to the trip.
Your deposit and final payment must be by check made out to Bike and Cruise Tours and both are non-refundable . Please consider purchasing Allianz travel insurance at allianztravelinsurance.com. or call them at (800) 284-8300. Please use our AACAM (identity number) of F033697 when purchasing it. If you have a pre existing condition you must purchase insurance within two weeks of us receiving your deposit check to cover any condition that could reoccur. We thank you in advance. Mail to 5045 Kingston Way, Naples, FL 34119.
QUESTIONS? Email us at bikeandcruise.com or call us at (239) 431-6219. EST.
TO REGISTER: Go to our website, bikeandcruise.com , look for TOURS at the top, and then select Europe. Click on “RESERVE THIS TOUR,” fill out the form and hit submit. Enter CUBA TRIP in note area.
Please mail your deposit of $800pp by check as soon as you have sent your form. Your deposit will hold your space.
THIS TRIP WILL FILL UP - people have already sent their registration forms to hold their space! Don't wait to book this trip!! THERE IS ONE HOTEL THAT HAS JUST 18 ROOMS; THEY WILL ONLY HOLD A GROUP OF ROOMS FOR US FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS. SO PLEASE BOOK RIGHT AWAY TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A ROOM AT THIS HOTEL.
LOOK: Because this is a specialty trip arranged just for Bike & Cruise all deposits and final payments are non-refundable. Please purchase travel insurance. We recommend Allianz. Check it out at allianztravelinsurance.com. If you have a pre-existing condition you must purchase it two weeks after we receive your deposit to cover that condition. Please use our ACCAM number F033697 when purchasing your insurance. If you have specific questions about the insurance please call Allianz directly. 1-800-284-8300.
Send your deposit check to BIKE & CRUISE TOURS as soon as you fill out your registration form.
Our mailing address: 5045 Kingston Way, Naples, FL 34119. Call or email with any questions. or (239) 431-6219 est. Email: Bikeandcruise@comcast.net
AGAIN: We STRONGLY suggest purchasing Allianz travel Insurance to protect your deposit and your entire trip cost after final payment. Plus it will cover you while you are traveling. This is a specialty chartered tour therefore all monies are non-refundable.
We hope you can join us on this exciting "NEW" Cuba Biking Adventure with Bike & Cruise Tours
Johnny & Linda Black, Bike & Cruise Tours "LET'S RIDE.