Guantanamo Mango

  • Destination: Cuba, Eastern Cuba, Holguin.
  • Duration: 15 days.
  • Arrives: 03/01/2020
  • Departs: 03/15/2020
  • Days of cycling: 11
  • Usual daily distances: 25 km to 105 km (with flexible options).
  • Terrain: Mostly paved rolling or flat roads, some easy ridding dirt roads, some rough roads.
  • Support vehicle: 100%
  • Tour staff: 1 tour leader, 1 culture guide, 1 driver, 1 mechanic.
This is our most popular route. Offering a broad view of Cuban life style. Cycle the north coastal route, from Matanzas to Havana and then on to the western province of Pinar del Rio and the Valle Viñales The quiet back roads of western Cuba will take you to Maria La Gorda. An amazing tour, and a great way to spend a tropical holiday. From 3 star hotels to mountain shacks, this ride covers some great riding in the Sierra del Rosario biosphere and the Valle Viñales.

This is not extreme cycling and is doable by those with moderate cycling ability. Road bikes or hybrids are the bike of choice for this ride Before heading westward, beyond Havana we will visit a youth cycling team in Punta Brava.

Cost

US$2200. Should you register looking to share with an another and we are not able to find an acceptable companion, you will need to pay the Single Supplement charge.

TOUR GALLERY

DAY BY DAY INFO

Sunday, March 1st.

Arrive in Holguin. Pick up at the airport by bus to Mayabe Mountain Hotel, spend the afternoon relaxing and building bikes for the start of your trip.

– Cycling: 0 Km.
– Accommodation: Hotel Mirador de Mayabe.
– Meals included: Dinner.

Monday, March 2 nd.

After breakfast we will take the bus to the village of Cueto and then ride 50 km on an easy terrain. Arriving at Cayo Saetia game reserve.

– Cycling: 50 Km.
– Accommodation: Hotel Villa Cayo Saetia.
– Meals included: Dinner and breakfast.

Tuesday, March 3rd.

Ride from Cayo Setia to Moa, a good road with gentle rolling hills this section is 103k and you might like to reduce this, by starting at Sagua de Tanamo and riding to the Cupet on the outskirts of Moa, this will reduce your ride to just 39k. Load bike on the bus in parking lot of the Cupet gas station and drive on to Hotel Villa Maguana.

– Cycling: 39 or 103 Km.
– Accommodation: Hotel Villa Maguana.
– Meals included: Dinner and breakfast.

Route
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/8160308 – long ride
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28272210

Wednesday, March 4th.

Walk 3.3 Km to Playa Pica. (Bring a small knapsack).

– Accommodation: Hotel Villa Maguana.
– Meals included: Dinner and breakfast.

Route:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28255844

Thursday, March 5th.

A 27k ride on a stony road and then on to the Hotel Rio Miel on the Malecon. A city walk in the afternoon, in Cuba’s oldest city.

– Cycling: 27 Km.
– Accommodation: Hotel Rio Miel.
– Meals included: Lunch, Dinner and breakfast.

Route:
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/8160863

Friday, March 6th.

85k Great coastal ride with beach stop for lunch. Overnight in Hotel Guantánamo.

– Cycling: 85 Km.
– Accommodation: Hotel Guantanamo.
– Meals included: Dinner and breakfast.

Route:
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/8160935

Saturday, March 7th.

Ride 25k to Guantanamo Bay. The route is on a flat easy road along one of the best roads in Cuba. Stay in Hotel Caimanera.

– Cycling: 25 Km.
– Accommodation: Hotel Caimanera.
– Meals included: Dinner, lunch and breakfast.

Sunday March 8th.

Ride to Santiago de Cuba with your personal choice of 95k. This is a very easy ride. If a little too far for you just hop in the bus.

– Cycling: 95 Km max.
– Accommodation: Hotel Rex.
– Meals included: Dinner and breakfast.

Monday March 9th.

Enjoy a relaxing day by touring Santiago de Cuba by bus. We will visit Santa Ifigenia cemetery, the resting place of many notable Cubans, including Jose Marti and Fidel Castro. We will enjoy lunch in a restaurant in the city.

– Cycling: 0 Km.
– Accommodation: Hotel Rex.
– Meals included: Dinner, lunch and breakfast.

Tuesday, March 10 th.

Ride up La Gran Piedra, the hardest climb in Cuba, and then on to Playa Siboney.

– Cycling: 60 Km.
– Accommodation: Hotel Rex.
– Meals included: Dinner and breakfast.

Wednesday, March 11 th.

We will visit the birthplace of Fidel Castro in the village of Biran. It is an option to cut the first 30k and start in Palma Soriano. Spend the night in a
mountain hideaway.

– Cycling: 82 Km max.
– Accommodation: Hotel Villa Pinares de Mayari.
– Meals included: Dinner and breakfast.

Route:
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/8161711

Thursday, March 12 th.

Enjoy lunch at the highest waterfall in Cuba, Salto Del Guayabo. The total journey is 30k on a good quality dirt road.

– Cycling: 30 Km.
– Accommodation: Hotel Villa Pinares de Mayari.
– Meals included: Dinner lunch and breakfast.

Friday, March 13 th.

Bus drive from the hotel to Cueto , then ride to Banes, 72 Km with an optional extra 35k on to Guardalavaca. The last part is hilly.

– Cycling: 105 Km max.
– Accommodation: Hotel Brisas Guardalavaca.
– Meals included: all meals.

Route:
Morning route to Banes: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/8162424
Optional extra afternoon ride: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/816245

Saturday, March 15th.

A short ride to Bariay, a small village outside of Guardalavaca, and back to the hotel.

– Cycling: 44 Km.
– Accommodation: Hotel Brisas Guardalavaca.
– Meals included: all meals.

Route:
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/8162525

Sunday, March 15th.

Fly out of Holguin. Fly home

Cycle Rental

Bicycle Breeze has bike rentals at great prices. For this tour you will need either a hybrid or a gravel bike. All will work. Should you prefer to bring your own that is fine with us, you will get the same mechanical assistance as the renters.
 
Check your travel company for costs of shipping your bike. Depending on your country of embarkation you may be better to rent. Renting has other positive aspects. Your bike will not get lost in transit. It is far easier to travel without a bike box and spare bikes are on the bus for renters. The negative side is that this is not your favourite ride.

Customize This Tour

With a group of 10 or more riders, Bicycle Breeze can offer the ability to customize a tour to suit your needs. Contact us to start planning your next great adventure.