Our guide meets us (from April – September at 7:00 pm and from October – March at 6:00 pm) with the e-bikes in the Parque Mariana Grajales, calle 23 / entre C y D, La Habana / Vedado, named after the mother of General Officer Antonio Maceo (1845-1896) a revolution´s hero. (As an alternative and on request, another meeting point for groups and individuals can be settled). After a short introduction to the bikes and adjustments to each individual height, you will receive some general information about the roads and rules of Cuban traffic. Now we are ready to begin our discovery-tour in Havana. As you will quickly notice, transportation in Cuba is different, from what we are used to.
On our “Havana by night” tour, we will discover Havana in a unique way, in just 4 hours. We pass the most important districts of Havana and get completely new impressions of the life in Havana by night. The ride with our e-bikes is, in contrast to most other metropolis of the world, a very relaxing experience, as the during day already very high security even increases at night. The streets are almost empty but still full of holes. Therefor we are always well lightened, while pedaling through the streets and alleys of Havana. During day already imposing buildings awake in the darkness, lightened by the spotlights in an unknown beauty.
After pedaling through some very calm streets to get used to our electric vehicles, we hopefully see a spectacular sunset while riding on the 8 km long promenade, called “El Malecón”. Afterwards we take some dark and narrow streets and alleys of Habana Centro and Habana Vieja. On our way we cross some pompous places like the “Plaza de la Revolución”, which seems kind of fearful at night, due to its impressive illumination and the obelisk. Under protection of José Martí, Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos we might feel observed but therefor very well protected. We pass the stadium Latinoamericano, the home stadium of Industriales, the baseball team of Havana, to reach Habana Vieja from the harbor-side with direction to Cuatro Camino. It is time to fill up our dehydrated bodies with some liquid. Therefor we do a stop at a typical Cuban kiosk. With little likeliness you will succeed to not get into a dialogue with some locals. They are very kind, super curious and have a lot of questions about you and your extraordinary vehicle!
Cubans love the contact with strangers and their cultural interest is unique. This tour has no sunrise included, so that we have to keep going, even though you would probably like that idea by now. Several points of interest are located between Habana Vieja and Habana as for example El Parque de la Fraternidad, El Capitolio, El Gran Teatro, El Parque Central, Hotel Manzanas, El Prado, the historical hotel Inglaterra and many other spectacular buildings. We stay a little longer at these historical places and take some photos that we could not take at day. Later we head to Habana Centro, Neptuno, San Nicolas and Galliano, which originally is called Avenida Italia, pass the famous restaurant La Guardia at the Concordia, crawl into the Callejón de Hamel and learn something about the Santeria. We are almost at the Habana Libre, which was opened, shortly before the revolution, as a Hilton Hotel, but did not maintain afterward. We pass the Hotel Nacional, where many famous people used to find and still find accommodation. Here many Mafiosi used to have their meetings, planning to transform Cuba into an amusement isle. If possible we visit the Salón de la Fama and enjoy a Mafia-Mojito. We are now in the more elegant housing development Vedado with its plenty of architectural diversity, already heading back to our starting point. Even a night ride has to come to his end, otherwise it would not be a night ride any longer. You have to say goodbye to your hopefully faithful electric chaperon and return to your place to stay. Of course, we can give you some individual recommendations for night activities here in Havana and would be pleased if we could welcome you to another tour with us! Do not forget to rate us on TripAdvisor!