A Gateway to Havana’s History.
Havana a city with over 500 years of history has hundreds of interesting places, from public squares, monuments and and lots of cultural events throughout the year. This city is the perfect place to be from sunset to sunrise. Havana is a unique architectural, social and cultural mix with its classic cars, chunky cigars, music blasting from every corner which is continuing influenced and inspired the international music but also make it one of the most vintage cities, atmospheric and a true travel icon.
Roll the Havana Malecon
This emblematic seawall is the soul of Habana and meeting point for its citizens. It’s a whopping 7 kilometers from beginning to end, this bustling promenade is a veritable symbol of the city.
Best way to discover it is, when you drive by classic car along the Malecon, where leather-faced locals puff cigars the size of plantains, where Chevrolets, Fords, Pontiacs Cadillacs bounce and bump over the uneven roads with the tropical airs and street entertainers coalesce with lovers amidst the salty Caribbean sea breezes.
It’s gained historical status and oozes with Baroque and Art Deco styles, is painted in hues of Cuban pink and yellow, and throbs with Spanish chatter and energy.
Bicycle the Cuban Island.
The largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba is a fascinating country.
With relatively little traffic, friendly and curious locals, an eternal summer, endless unspoiled coastline and a fascinating blend of cultures, it’s an ideal place to explore by bicycle Here Cuba operates on a more somnolent timetable and one that is perfectly suited to cyclists.
You’ll amble through a flawless landscape of green forest clad, rolling hills swathed in thin wisps of errant cloud. Dewy creepers hang down limply from the branches, glinting in the early light, and twittering birds sit gossiping on the telephone wires as you pedal by.
Head to el Campo Cubano a smart cluster of whitewashed buildings overlooking beautiful natural parks, virgins white sand beaches and your reward will be sweet potato soup, organic vegetable pancakes and just squeezed fruit juices mixed with a dollop of local honey and a cheeky slug of rum from the local restaurant.
TOUR 1 – 8 DAYS – 775 km
Havana-Pinar del Rio-Havana
- Day 1 Departure from Havana to Soroa (78 km)
- Day 2 Soroa to Viñales (104 km)
- Day 3 Viñales to Cayo Jutias and back to Viñales (110 km)
- Day 4 Viñales to Sandino (103 km)
- Day 5 Sandino to Maria la Gorda and back to Sandino (122 km)
- Day 6 Sandino to Pinar del Rio City (90 km)
- Day 7 Pinar del Rio to Soroa (90 km)
- Day 8 Soroa to Havana (78 km)
TOUR 2 – 8 DAYS – 820 km
- Day 1 Departure from Havana to Playa Larga (170 km)
- Day 2 Playa Larga to Playa Giron (35 km)
- Day 3 Playa Giron to Cienfuegos (78 km)
- Day 4 Cienfuegos to Trinidad (83 km)
- Day 5 Trinidad to Santa Clara (99 km)
- Day 6 Santa Clara to Colon (120 km)
- Day 7 Colon to Varadero (85 km)
- Day 8 Varadero to Havana (150 km)
CUBA’S UNDISCOVERED PARADISE
Baracoa surrounded by the natural park Alejandro de Humboldt natural refuge of the Cuban biosphere, being currently the most exuberant and of great biological diversity and conservation of species of flora and fauna whose great part of its vegetation is formed by its palms of coconut trees and cocoa plants, and it is not strange to hear that Baracoa is known for its exquisite chocolate and specialties of coconut candy that its inhabitants produce.
But more of its vegetation, the key to the greenery of this region are undoubtedly its many rivers and springs of crystal clear water, such as Rio Yumuri, Rio Miel, Rio Macaguanigua, Rio Duaba and Rio Toa as it maintains the balance of this wonderful biosphere, this without forgetting the biggest attraction of the region that is its spectacular mountain “El Yunque”.
On October 28, 1492, Christopher Columbus landed in Cuba and baptized him as “Juana”, in honor of Prince Don Juan, son of Queen Isabel. But thanks to aborigeneTaino names such as Cubanacan, it was later named after Cuba.
The Villa de Baracoa was founded by the first governor of Cuba, the Spanish conquistador Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar on August 15, 1511 and called by the nickname of First City.