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Art, social projects, rural life, Marina Hemingway and the potentially best fish restaurant on the outskirts of Havana.
At 9 am our guide awaits us with the e-bikes in the park Mariana Grajales, calle 23 / entre C y D, La Habana / Vedado, named after the mother of the revolution´s hero General Officer Antonio Maceo (1845-1896). As an alternative, an individual meeting point can be settled for closed groups. After a short introduction to the e-bikes, client’s bike adjustments to each individual height and some general information about the roads and rules of Cuban traffic, we are ready to begin our discovery-trip with the e-bikes. As you will quickly notice, the means of transportation in Cuba are different from what we are used to.
Today we embark on a journey with the e-bike from the bustling metropolis to the countryside along the west coast. This part of Havana is beyond the classic tourist routes and therefore very original and attractive.
The route puts us in direct contact with the Cuban lifestyle culture as it exists in its deepest interior. Near the fascinating metropolis of Havana, the world seems to have stopped in its own way. Almost no traffic, pedicabs, horse-drawn carriages, pedestrians and cyclists are beyond the means of transport. Stops at some of Cuba’s best-known artists on our way to the fishing villages of the west, form the grotesque contrast of this trip.
Our first destination is the Museum of Kcho that includes several social projects with Google. Than we pass towards the Embassy District and the Palacio de las Convenciones, where many national and international conventions as well as political events are held. This impressive contrast between the classic Cuban lifestyle, the Embassy District and what still expects us on our journey, will engage us. We move towards Jaimanitas. Pass on our way the Havana Club and visit Fusterlandia. We will see the work of one of the most famous artists of Cuba, who is strongly inspired by Gaudí and the Santeria. Now we continue from Jaimanitas towards Marina Hemingway, the largest yacht club in Cuba, named after Ernest Hemingway. At this place we will have for the last time access to the internet, and may post the first impressions. During the next few hours, we can say goodbye to the Internet. We keep going on the Panamerican highway towards Santa Fe. The small beaches and the original living conditions along the promenade of Santa Fe are enduring experiences. On our way to Baracoa we pass the Latin-American Medicine School, where practically all physicians of the country did their doctor’s degree. These physicians also carry out medical care in other countries, as part of their duty for Cuba.
The fishing village of Baracoa has an incredible charm and is, fortunately for us, practically unknown by tourists. We will head to our seafood restaurant, which is hardly to beat in terms of location and cuisine. Afterwards, we start the way back, well-stocked of seafood and the gathered impressions. The Bar Hemingway at Marina Hemingway is our last stop for this day, to have a drink and recovery of backside exertions.
Museo KCHO/GOOGLE, Distrito de Embajadas, Palacio de Convenciones, Fusterlandia, Marina Hemingway, Santa Fé, Baracoa, Restaurante Julio (or similar alternative)
Sneaker or closed shoes, sunglasses, sun protection, Swimsuits
Lunch: Location and time may vary based on availability.
female / male (including the information if there is any special condition regarding body size / weight of clients or if there is any disability / handicap)
There is a no minimum age, only a minimum body size of 1.40m
Trailer for kids / seats:
For our future bikers we offer a special trailer o seat for kids.
Max weight: 25 kg. The availability of these trailers / seats are always “on request”.
Although Cuba has over 300 days of sunshine a year, it can also give a violent Cuban Caribbean shower. Since this rain has rather shower temperature, we can continue with the motto "biking in the rain" with or without poncho or we make a drink break.
All not explicitly listed services are not included in the price, no tips and alcoholic beverages except local beer during meals.
We recommend the travel participants the previous conclusion of a travel accident, travel sickness and travel liability insurance. Cubyke accepts no liability for damages not caused by Cubyke. All bicycles are always in a technically perfect condition.