In two intensive days, this tour will take us through the beauties of the Viñales Valley. The city of Viñales itself, and the surrounding area with its mogotes, tobacco plantations and gigantic caves, are part of the program. You will have also time to enjoy your stay at the finca, as well as for intensive, but not really very demanding, e-bike tours, through the city and the natural surroundings. The tours are, of course, guided by our profesional guides and are ideals for tourists travelling to Cuba, but also for people who work or live in Cuba and who like to get to know the country with its beauties a little bit better, before they leave or stay here forever. Our tours are generally gourmet ones, but they are also eligible for families with children. If your goal is to prove your strenght, you can, of course, turn off the motor and rely on your own and pure muscle strength.
Day of arrival
3:00 p.m. meeting, 4:00 p.m. departure from Havana to Viñales, 7:00 p.m. arrival to Viñales. Around 8:00 p.m. dinner, together, at the finca.
04.00 a.m. wake up by cockcrow and from 08.00 a.m. we will be having breakfast in the middle of the nature, before we start the first day tour, with the e-bikes, at 09.00 a.m., to the largest cave in Cuba - Santo Tomás. The visit to the cave is, of course, included. The cave has 46 Km of cave trails on 7 floors, but we are not going to go over it, the plan is to do an approx. 1.5 hours of guided cave hike. It is mandatory to wear a helmet with lighting in the cave. The helmet is, of course, included in the tour price. The ascent to the cave entrance is a bit adventurous and not very effortless, so sturdy shoes are required, this is only a small hint. Then we go back biking to have a lunch, either to the casa or, depending on the size of the group, to a rustic Paladar in Viñales. After lunch, we´ll explore the city of Viñales with the e-bikes visiting the „Mural de la Prehistoria“ or a tobacco plantation to understand why the world best cigars are Cuban and how they are made. Then we return to our casa to fresh up and start an evening program, which can also mean simply staying at the finca, because the evening is at your leisure. You will find, for sure, something to eat in one of the many small private restaurants in Viñales, there you can also have the opportunity to move your legs dancing or just listening to the sounds around you and watch the hustle and bustle of the Cubans. The return to the casa is by yourself, using the means of transportatios you will be abble to find, but we will be happy to organize a collective transfer, as per your request.
From 4:00 a.m. the surviving roosters from the area may wake us up, and from 8:00 a.m. we will have breakfast, then some time to relax and pack. At 10:00 we´ll start our second exploration tour through this interior region. On our e-bikes we will be travelling away from the tourist routes in the outback between the Mogotes and at noon we will stop for lunch, either in an eco farm or in one of the many paladars in Viñales. Maybe we will be spoiled with an anti-stress cocktail and delicious food. What we didn't managed to do the day before, like the Mural or tobacco plantation, will be included today or we can also do something completely different. Then we´ll be riding back to our casa, load the bikes, our luggage and ourselves, to our return to Havana, the starting point of our nature tour, at 4:00 p.m. We will be back at the Cubyke Office in Havana between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Please, take with you only what you need for the day trips. A small backpack is the best option for this, because not all e-bikes have luggage racks. We accommodate our guests in accommodations that we have tested before. Especially for this ViñalesNaturPurTour we always try to stay in a slightly upscale casa. We accommodate our guests only in before tested accommodations. Please keep in mind that Cuba’s charm of luxury is rather from a historical perspective and therefore we sometimes have to accept compromises with for us assuredly things. Even if it sounds somewhat paradoxical, we believe that, these unconventional facts can be, among other things, the reason for an incomparable experience. Our goal is that you can start our trips always relaxed, with the invitation to fully engage with your experiences made with the e-bikes, Cuba, the Cubans and our team. Sometimes the accommodations are very simple, but do the job. Our goal is that you can always go on our trips relaxed with the invitation to fully engage in your experiences with e-bikes, Cuba, Cubans, nature and our team.
Before starting the first tour, you will receive a brief introduction to the bikes, the adjustment to your individual height, an explanation of the condition of the Cuban streets, our signals to move around, followed by information about the rules in Cuban traffic and a few practice rounds; now we are ready to start our discovery tour with the e-bikes.
Maybe after this tour you would also like to do more of our regular tours in Cuba. The next opportunity surely will come and at which place of our planet can you have e-bike adventures and discovery tours that are so safe and still extremely original, like in Cuba?
Maybe you would like to travel to a region in Cuba which nobody really offers? Then just let us know, we can prepare a taylor made individual program for you!. Another possibility is to discover, together with you, new regions, not previously developed in Cuba; maybe these tours will even become an integral part of our programs.
A note on flexibility: We know that our tour programs are quite full and that sometimes does not allow us to go to individual destinations, but you always have the opportunity to coordinate your wishes with us. Whether you want to enjoy a finca for a longer time, visit a theater or museum, to continue the tour with a different vehicle for whatever reason or whatever you have in mind, we will always be as flexible as possible and try everything to adapt your stay according to your wishes. We may not always succeed, but most of the time we´ll do!