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Cross-Cuba Bike Tour: Detailed Itinerary
Cycling Cuba
Day 1, Sunday
Arrive Santiago. (Cycling 20-30 km)

Domestic flight from Havana to Santiago de Cuba. Check-in Hotel Casa Granda. Afternoon: assignment and adjustment of bicycles and bus excursion to Baconao National Park, a UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve east of Santiago (50 kilometers), including visit to La Gran Piedra and Automobile Museum. Return by bus to hotel. Dinner at the hotel.
Evening free.
Santiago
Santiago de Cuba
  Day 2, Monday
Santiago/Baconao/Santiago (Cycling 20 km)
Breakfast in the hotel. Cycle to places of historical interest for guided visits: San Juan Hill, Moncada Barracks, house of Diego Valasquez, Bacardi Museum. Lunch at the Morro fortress guarding entrance to Santiago Bay. Return to hotel. Dinner in hotel. Evening free.
Day 3, Tuesday
Santiago/Chivirico (Cycling 46 km )
Breakfast in the hotel. Bus from Santiago west to Playa Mar Verde (16 km). Cycle along the coast to Chivirico (46 km). Check-in and lunch at Hotel Sierra Mar. Afternoon and evening free for swimming, snorkeling and exploring. Dinner in hotel.

Day 4, Wednesday
Chivirico/Turquino River/Marea del Portillo (Cycling 48 km)
Breakfast in the hotel. Cycle west to the Turquino River (48 km) at the base of El Pico Real del Turquino, Cuba´s highest mountain (1974 m) in the Turquino National Park. Stop at El Uvero, a sight of historical importance. Travel by bus from here to Marea del Portillo Hotel. Lunch in the hotel. Afternoon free. Dinner in hotel. Evening free.

 
chivirico
Chivirico

Day 5, Thursday
Marea del Portillo/Manzanillo/Bayamo (Cycling 40 km)
Breakfast in the hotel. Bus to town of Media Luna. Cycle to City of Manzanillo, traveling the 50 km along the coast of the province of Granma, viewing the geography of the mainly agricultural province. Lunch at Hotel Guacanayabo. Continue by bus to the historic city of Bayamo. Check in to Hotel Royalton. Dinner in hotel. Evening free.

Camaguey
Camagüey
  Day 6, Friday
Bayamo/Camaguey (Cycling 43 km )
Breakfast in hotel. Cycle west (43 km) to the Cauto River, the longest in Cuba. Box lunch en route. Bus to Hotel Camagüey (210 km from Bayamo). Check in at the hotel Camagüey. Dinner in the hotel. Evening free.
Day 7, Saturday
Camaguey/Santa Clara (Cycling 39 km)
Breakfast in the hotel. Cycle to Florida (39 km). Take bus to Ciego de Avila Hotel. Lunch in hotel. Continue by bus to Hotel Los Caneyes, Santa Clara (224 km). Visit to the mausoleum of Ernesto Che Guevara and the city center. Dinner in the hotel. Evening free.
Day 8, Sunday
Santa Clara/Remedios/Cayo las Brujas/Santa Clara (Cycling 45 km)
Breakfast in the hotel. Bus to Remedios (49 km) and visit the city. Continue by bus to Caibarién (9 km) and begin cycling on the causeway to the outer keys. Cycle to Cayo Las Brujas (45 km). Lunch at Villa Cayo Las Brujas. Return by bus to Hotel Los Caneyes, Santa Clara. Dinner in the hotel. Evening free.
 
Che Guevara
Mausoleum of Ernesto Che Guevara
Day 9, Monday
Santa Clara/Jibacoa/Trinidad (Cycling 40 km)
Breakfast in the hotel. Bus south to the highway (8 km). Cycle to Jibacoa (40 km) in the Escambray mountains. Continue by bus to Hotel Brisas Trinidad del Mar in Playa Ancón with lunch in the hotel. Afternoon visits to Canchanchara (where a special local drink is prepared) and the Museum of the Romantics and other attractions. Dinner in the hotel. Evening free.
Trinidad
Trinidad
  Day 10, Tuesday
Trinidad/Cienfuegos (Cycling 45 km)
Breakfast in the hotel. Bus to the outskirts of Trinidad. Cycle to Guajimico (45 km). Continue by bus to the Botanical Gardens of Cienfuegos (26 km) for walking tour. Bus to the Hotel La Unión in the city of Cienfuegos (16 k). Check in and lunch in Club Náutico. Visits to the Terry Theatre and the Tomas Acea cemetary. Dinner in the hotel. Evening free.
Day 11, Wednesday
Cienfuegos/Playa Larga (Cycling 46 km)
Breakfast in the hotel. Bus to Yaguaramas (49 km). Cycle to Playa Giron (38 km) for visit to the Museum of the Bay of Pigs Invasion and on to Caleta Buena (8 km) for lunch. Afternoon in Caleta Buena for swimming and snorkeling. Bus to the Villa Playa Larga (42 km) at the northern tip of the Bay of Pigs. Check in and dine in the hotel. Evening free.
Playa Larga
Playa Larga
  Day 12, Thursday
Playa Larga Vicinity (Cycling 43 km)
Breakfast in the hotel. Morning excursion by bus in the Montemar National Park (Zapata swamp) and to La Salina for bird watching. Return to the hotel and cycle to La Cueva de los Peces (16 km) for lunch. After lunch cycle to Boca de Guama and the Ecological Center (27 km). Return by bus to Villa Playa Larga. Dinner in the hotel. Evening free.

Day 13, Friday
Playa Larga/Yumuri Valley.
Breakfast in the hotel. Bus from Playa Larga to Jagüey Grande (35 km). Cycle from Jagüey Grande to Jovellanos (39 km). Box lunch en route. Bus to the Hotel Casa del Valle in the Yumuri Valley (63 k). Dinner in the hotel. Evening free.

Day 14, Saturday
Yumuri Valley/Havana (Cycling 45 km)
Breakfast in the hotel. Cycle westwards along the Yumurí Valley to the former Hershey Sugar Mill (45 km). Guided tour of the company town and mill followed by lunch in the Hershey Gardens, an outdoor bar-restaurant. Continue to Havana by bus. Check-in Hotel Sevilla or a similar hotel. Farewell dinner in the hotel.

Day 15, Sunday
End of Tour

Breakfast in hotel and check out of hotel by 12 noon. Transfer by bus to airport.

 

 
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