8 days, from € 390,- (default itinerary)
Viñales Valley: Tobacco & Mogotes
Easy to medium-heavy bike tour in Western Cuba, home to many popular sights such as Havana, the low mountain range Sierra del Rosario, the tobacco province Pinar del Río and of course the scenically impressive Vinales Valley.
This bicycle tour can be booked starting from one person at any desired date. The price includes the rental of a regular mountain bike, but you may rent an e-bike as well. The itinerary may be altered any way that serves your travel wishes best. Travel guide, support vehicle or luggage transport may be booked separately depending on availability.
|Western Cuba bike tour at a glance|
|Bike stages / days off||4 / 3|
|Length of stages (km), Ø||50|
|Total length (km), approx.||170|
|Riding time per stage, Ø||5 h|
1. Stage (85 km; with initial transfer 50 km): Havana – Las Terrazas (2 nights)
If you desire, we will bring you to the outskirts of Havana (to Guanajay) in order to shorten that first stage. After approx. 50km or 4 hours of cycling you will reach the recreational site Las Terrazas. You will usually spend the night in a casa particular outside of the park. Several restaurants in las Terrazas offer creole cuisine in nature-oriented ambience.
2. Stage (20 km): Las Terrazas – Soroa (2 nights)
A steep, but short ascent will lead you to a rarely frequented road in the middle of nature. This stage ends with a wonderful descent to the village of Soroa. The rest of the day or the next day can be used for visiting the orchid garden and for hiking in the surroundings, including the waterfall Arco Iris.
3. Stage (58 km): Soroa – San Diego de los Baños (1 night)
This stage consists of mostly plain to lightly hilly terrain. Just a few steps away from the hotel in San Diego de los Baños there is an old bath house where thermal springs are used for medical baths.
4. Stage (71 km): San Diego – Viñales (2 nights)
This stage is somewhat ambitious, but surely one of the most beautiful stages in this bike tour. Crossing the park "La Güira" (entry fee required) you will reach the "Cueva de los Portales", a cave that housed the head quartes of Che Guevara's troups during the Cold War Crisis 1963. Continuing the bike trip you will reach Viñales. Optionally you may explore the surroundings on a hiking excursion, learning interesting facts about the mogotes and tobacco cultivation and manufacturing. After two nights you will take the Viazul coach back to Havana, where we will wait for you at the bus terminal to pick up the bike.
Possible additional program ...
...Continuing the bike tour to the westernmost tip, Maria La Gorda, with beach stay.
...Transfer from Havana to Varadero or Playa Jibacoa with beach stay.
...Program in Havana.
This itinerary is exemplary and can be modified according to your wishes
We usually book the hotels mentioned in our travel information. Unfortunately, it is possible that we have to alter the reservation at short notice because of the current capacity situation. This could occasionally lead to changes in the itinerary.