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The historic Havana, the countryside, the bay with its fortress and a day trip to the beaches of Havana. Only our big star offers even more.
Capital Culture, Caribbean harbor life, salsa, cigars, mojitos, old timers, Vedado, Jaimanitas, Marina Hemingway, Miramar, Santa Fe, Baracoa, Playa del Este, Santa Maria, Guanabacoa, Regla, Santeria, museums, Casablanca, ... Get to know the metropolis of La Habana in 4 intensive days, just beyond the classic tourist routes, in perhaps the most insistent way.
You arrive at your accommodation in La Habana one day before our e-bike tour starts. There you have 5 nights at the same accommodation, so that your luggage, of course, does not have to be carried along. We accommodate our guests only in before tested accommodations. Nevertheless you should keep in mind that Cuba has its charm of luxury from a mostly historical point of view. Even if it sounds somewhat paradoxical, we believe that, this unconventional facts can be, among other things, the reason for an incomparable experience. Our goal is that you can always start our trips relaxed with the invitation to fully engage with your experiences with the e-bikes, Cuba and our team.
After the first night you meet our guide at 09:00 am in front of your hotel, Casa Particular. Hopefully you recognize him because of his bikes, his hat or his Cubykeshirt. After a short introduction to the bikes and adjustments to each individual height, you will receive some general information about the roads, our signs and general rules of Cuban traffic. Now we are ready to begin our discovery-tour!
Day 1) We start on our first day with the tour "One day in Havana" , towards the direction of the former Hilton Hotel, which received the name Habana Libre shortly after the revolution, and the Hotel Nacional, where back in time the world stars once were, and nowadays again increasingly are accommodated. It also used to be the centre of action of the Mafia . The aim of this first route are the well-known and sometimes less-known sights of Habana Vieja and Centro. We cross Vedado, through El Bosque, where perhaps Babalaos meet us with their disciples practicing their Santria ceremonies. We visit the most famous and most beautiful places of the metropolis. Plaza de Armas, Plaza de La Catedral, Plaza Vieja, Capitólio, Plaza de La Revolución, El Bispo, ... On the way back, we ride along the Malecón, which is, as many people say, the most beautiful promenade in the world. After reaching your accommodation we park our bikes while having a little battery-charge-excurse, so to have full batteries the next day. In the evening, after a two hours salsa course, we have dinner with a little accompanying program until we fall in to our beds and our backsides can finally recover for the upcoming tours.
Day 2) Today we start again at 09:00 am at, of course, the same location. Today our longing moves us into the other direction of Havana with the opportunity to swim in the sea. The west of Havana, welcomes us, by its own character. We cross Miramar and visit the Museo/Proyecto of KHCO, an Art-Social-Community project sponsored by Google. We cross the embassy district and encounter the magnificent buildings of a time when money played no or rather the biggest role in Cuba. We pass the former residential district of Fidel Castro, where nowadays most of his family still lives. Of course, we will not miss Fusterlandia and Marina Hemingway on this tour. Along the coastal road through fishing villages you will get the feeling of being in the deepest interior of Cuba. Once at the sea you can, of course, take a swim (if you bring your swimming suit) in it. Snorkelling (if you bring your snorkel) and swimming in crystal clear water, watching the fishes (if you brought fishes with you) and sea urchins accompanied by a for Cuba extraordinary culinary meal with a cold drink, can quickly arise the desire to stay longer in this almost paradisiac place, but unfortunately we have to go back. Along the Carretera Panamericana we pass the Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina, the largest medical university in the Caribbean to finally return to your accommodation. After having covered about 80 kilometres, you can of course relax on this evening, charge the bikes and, if necessary, immerse yourself in the nightlife. Individual dinner.
Day 3) takes the slogan „¡Vamos a la Playa!”. As usual, we start at 09:00 am, trying this time, to escape from the bustling city life of Havana. Tropical beaches, Caribbean sun and warm waters are waiting for us. We head towards the Playa del Este, the actual seaside of La Habana. We cross the Bahia de La Habana with either the Ciclobus or the ferry to get to the other side of the bay. The large tunnel under the bay must not be passed by motorcycles or bicycles. Once in Regla we head towards Guanabacoa, and stop at the Museo Municipal de Guanabacoa, where we learn something about the impressive history of the Afro-Cuban Santeria, and find the oldest car in Cuba. We continue along the Independencia towards Santa Fé and Bacuranao. There we decide, depending on our velocity, whether we head to Santa Maria del Mar or Guanabo, so to have enough time for swimming. Depending on the beach, we will individually provide Cuban-style food on this day. You can order crayfish or grilled fish to your beach chair, fill your stomach with a sandwich a la Cubana or enjoy a fresh fruit plate. After our stay at the beach we make our way back to La Habana. We take foothills of Tarará, roam Alamar and Cojimar and will cross the bay from Casablanca to reach your accommodation. The evening will be free, you can end the evening culinary at your Casa or visit a beautiful Paladar in Havana. Of course, we will gladly provide you with current recommendations and, if you wish, reserve a table for you in one of the city's best Paladars.
Day 4) On this day we start our discovery trip at 09:00 am toward the east side of the Havanan bay. The tour “La Bahia de La Habana” takes us with the Lanchitas across the water, to the partly forgotten side of the bustling metropolis. The eastern part of the bay has maintained its charm and originality, and is rarely visited by tourists as many do not even know how to reach there. This day will flood you again with impressions of the authentic Cuban daily life. In Regla, we are in the middle of the so called “Santeria” world, which was imported by the African slaves, and you get to see how La Habana used to protect herself against external attacks. We visit the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Regla. The impressions we make on our way around the bay towards El Cristo will remain unforgotten. Cojimar, at the east coast, must not be missed on our trip; this fishermen village was often frequented by Hemingway. El Cristo is waiting for us, with an unparalleled and unique view of La Habana. We have the opportunity to visit la Comandancia del Ché with its original furniture, in the Fortaleza San Carlos de la Cabaña and Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro before going back the other side of the bay by the ferry from Casablanca. Back in the metropolis we will enjoy Indian or Cuban specialties to recharge your energy. We cross a little longer the dockland area to finally return to our starting point. In the evening we will continue our salsa course followed by an internationally acclaimed dance show. Old timers will be our means of transport this evening.
Unfortunately the time has come to pack again. Our Estrella Media is coming to an end and you have to say goodbye to your electric chaperon. After a last night in your Casa your trip will hopefully continue in the unique Cuba or you start your return journey. We are happy to take care of any transfers to the airport, to the bus station or an old-timer trip into the country.
Plaza de Armas, Plaza de San Francisco, Parque Al ejandro de Humboldt, Plaza V ieja, Plaz a de La Catedra l , La Rampa, El Bosque, Plaza de La Revolució n, Botschaftsviertel , Museo KCHO, Fusterlá ndia , Marina Hemingway, Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina ,Plaza de Armas, Plaza de San Francisco, Parque Alejandro de Humboldt, Plaza Vieja, Plaza de La Catedral, La Rampa, El Bosque, Plaza de La Revolución, embassy district, Museo KCHO, Fusterlándia, Marina Hemingway, Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina, Palacio de Convenciones, El Cristo, La Rampa, Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Regla, Museo Municipal de Guanabacoa, Comandancia del Che, Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña, Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro, Malecón, Teatro Karl Marx, Capitólio, Playas del Este and much more.
Trainers or closed shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen , swimwear, towel
Program changes possible.
Revolutionary Museum: outdoor visit. No entry included.
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.
* but at least $ 60 per person.
All not explicitly listed services are not included, no tips and alcoholic beverages except local beer or soft drinks (2 drinks p.p. in total, if meal included).
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.