CYCLE TOUR – EASTERN CUBA – December 2 to 16, 2017
Both cycle tours I offer have become very popular with growing interest among cyclists. They both take you to the most rural and beautiful areas of Cuba while allowing time to discover the culture, learn about the history and enjoy some cities as well as time to relax on a few of Cuba’s magnificent beaches. Although I have listed distances for each day, we will have a bus with a trailer to carry the bikes should you wish to climb aboard if you get tired or the weather is too hot for you. The bus will also carry all luggage and will stop at designated distances for you to replenish water bottles or have a snack (bring your own energy bars, etc.)
You will discover, if you have been to other web sites offering cycle tours to Cuba, that Cuba1tours is of the highest quality and most competitive price. If you are thinking of a cycle tour to Cuba I hope that you will consider cuba1tours.
The minimum number for me to confirm the tour is 14 and the maximum number of cyclists I take on this tour is 17 and it is on a first come basis – EARLY BOOKING IS IMPORTANT. Hope to have you along.
Compare the quality and the price to other companies offering similar tours…Cuba1tours is best in both.
Please note meals included:
- B – breakfast
- L – lunch
- D – dinner
- AI – All Inclusive
DAILY ITINERARY (WESTJET flights are recommended)
DAY 1 – Arrive in Holguin and transfer to hotel El Bosque or similar. Dinner at the hotel. You should have time to assemble your bike. (D)
DAY 2 – Breakfast and cycle to the port town of Gibara (approx 40 kms). Lunch and return to Holguin by bus. City tour in the afternoon with dinner at the hotel. (B/L/D)
DAY 3 – Breakfast and cycle directly from the hotel. We will cycle along fairly quiet paved roads through small villages with our riding destination the town of Mayari (approx. 85 kms) and then transfer by bus to the island of Cayo Saetia, an exotic animal reserve, where we will spend the night. This is a quiet island with one small villa and beaches within a short walking distance. We will stop for a box lunch which is included and dinner will be at the villa. (B/L/D)
DAY 4 – Breakfast and transfer to the main highway to begin cycling. Continue along undulating/hilly roads through some small towns and beautiful countryside with light traffic to Los Indios (Approx. 61 kms) or Moa (84 kms). We will board the bus at this point and drive to Cuba’s oldest city, Baracoa. Box lunch is included. We will stay at Porto Santo hotel. Dinner at the hotel. (B/L/D)
DAY 5 – Breakfast and cycle to a small fishing village at the mouth of the Yumuri river. This is a beautiful ride, up and down small hills, past small villages and magnificent vegetation. The road is paved, with little traffic. Dinner will be at Finca (farm) Duaba. (Approx. 60 kms return) (B/D)
DAY 6 – Breakfast and cycle from Baracoa over the Farola Viaduct which climbs steeply to an elevation of 800 metres, with magnificent views and lush vegetation. You will be cycling from the Atlantic ocean to the Caribbean (approx. 60 kms). We will prearrange a fresh seafood lunch which will cost around 10 – 12 cuc’s per person….the lunch is always incredible. We then pack our bikes on the bus and head to the city of Guantanamo with accommodation and dinner at Hotel Guantanamo. (B/D)
DAY 7 – Breakfast and cycle to the city of Santiago de Cuba (approx. 85 kms). These paved roads take you through more of the Cuban countryside with sugar cane fields, mountains in the distance and not much traffic until you get close to the towns and city of Santiago. Box Lunch. Accommodation and dinner a Melia Santiago hotel. (B/L/D)
DAY 8 – Breakfast and bus/walking tour of the most important parts of Santiago, one of the largest and most important cities in Cuba. We will finish the tour in the central park, Cespedes, where you can enter the Grand hotel overlooking the park and city. Lunch NOT included. Dinner at hotel. (B/D)
DAY 9 – Breakfast and transfer bikes to the outskirts of the city and begin biking along the magnificent coastal highway with little traffic. Our destination is Sierra Mar all inclusive resort. (approx 70 kms)
DAY 10 – Breakfast and begin cycling right from the resort. This road is spectacular as it clings to the edge of the Sierra Maestra mountains to the north and the gorgeous Caribbean to the south. We will ride until the good pavement ends and then load the bikes on the trailer and transfer to another all inclusive resort…Marea del Portillo. (approx 60 – 70 kms)
DAY 11 – Breakfast and transfer the bikes over some bad road to the top of a 3 + Km hill and begin biking towards Manzanillo (approx 75 kms). Accommodation and dinner at hotel Guacanayabo in Manzanillo. (B/D)
DAY 13 – Breakfast and transfer bikes to the city of Holguin. Off load bikes and cycle from Holguin to the all inclusive resort, Playa Costa Verde where you will spend your final two nights. (approx 50 kms) (B/AI)
DAY 14 – Free day and if you want more cycling, this is a good area with paved roads and nice scenery.
DAY 15 – Transfer to Holguin airport for your return flight.
Note that all distances mentioned at the end of each day are approximate cycling distances and you are free to do as much or as little as you wish. The bus will be available for you to board if you become tired.
PRICE OF TOUR: $2,650.00 based on double occupancy Add: $550.00 for single supplement Returning guests deduct $100.00 (originally scheduled as 12 day tour)
INCLUDED IN PRICE:
- All accommodations (good hotels)
- Breakfast and dinner dailySome all inclusive resorts
- Lunches where mentioned
- Cuban guide and driver throughout
- Bus assisted throughout
- Guided city tour
- Canadian tour leader
Compare the quality and the price to other companies offering similar tours…Cuba1tours is best in both. Due to the US influence in Cuba, prices have increased substantially. Therefore, in order for me to compete, I have had to raise my prices and they still remain in Canadian dollars.
- Bicycles and bike equipment
- Air fare from Canada (suggested Westjet into and out of Holguin)
- Beverages (except at all inclusive resorts)
- Tips for bell boys, chambermaids, bar tenders (a collection is made at the beginning of the tour for tips of guides and driver and you will be informed of the amount with other detailed information mailed to you once you sign up)
- Trip insurance (cancellation and medical if required).
VALID PASSPORT REQUIRED
Deposit: A $500 deposit is required at time of booking and can be done by cheque (check) or credit card. Final payment to be made 60 days prior to tour date.
Cheques should be made payable to: Square 1 Travel and mailed to the following address:
SQUARE 1 TRAVEL
449–B Fifth Street
Courtenay BC V9N 1J7
250–334–0355 or toll free 1–877–334–0355.
If you are using credit cards for payment of Cuba land portion there will be a 2% service charge added
WHEN BOOKING PLEASE STATE SPECIFICALLY WHICH TOUR, BY NAME AND THE DATE.
This is East cycle tour: December 2-16, 2017
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PAYMENT WITH CUBA1TOURS IN ASSOCIATION WITH SQUARE1TRAVEL, COURTENAY, BC:
- A $500 CAD deposit is required at time of booking and unless the tour is cancelled, it is NON- refundable, but can be held by Square1travel and put towards a future tour within a year.
- Full payment due sixty (60) days prior to date of the tour.
- Once final payment is made it is 100% non refundable unless the tour is cancelled by the operator in which case it is then 100% refundable.
- Money for all Cuba tours is transferred to Cuba and their policy is “non refundable”.
- No travel documents are issued by Cuban tour operators prior to arrival in Cuba.
- When payments are sent to Square1travel, you will be informed by the office when they arrive.
- VALID PASSPORT REQUIRED
- YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR OWN BIKE AND ACCESSORIES
- WHEN BOOKING PLEASE STATE SPECIFICALLY WHICH TOUR, BY NAME AND THE TIME YOU WISH TO GO This is Cycle tour Eastern Cuba- December 2-16, 2017
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