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Cycling Cuba Overview
- 2012-01-01 - 2013-12-31
Cycle through the highlights of Cuba to Trinidad, Santiago de Cuba and Havana
Discover the culture, history and beauty of Cuba on a laidback cycling trip around this captivating island. Setting off from Havana, ride along rural roads, over city streets and beside ocean paths while visiting the electric cities of Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba and many more. Cycle past coffee and cocoa plantations, stay with local families, enjoy the azure waters of the Caribbean and get an in-depth taste of all things Cuba on this 15-day sojourn into one of the world’s more unique cultures.
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With music in the air, crumbling colonial buildings, iconic 50s cars and a unique and often chequered history, Havana always rolls to its own fabulous beat.
Known as the 'Athens of Cuba' for its poets and once-thriving cultural scene, Matanzas has fallen into neglect but it's still a fascinating place to experience real cultural traditions.
The site of a failed invasion by CIA-backed Cuban Americans during the 1960s, today the Bay of Pigs is a peaceful area with plenty of beaches for snorkelling and swimming.
A delightful city referred to as the 'Pearl of the South', Cienfuegos was designed beautifully by the French but emits a definite Caribbean vibe.
Colourful houses, cobblestone streets, wonderful people, great food and breathtaking vistas over cerulean seas make Trinidad a firm favourite among visitors.
Built to stop ongoing raids by pirates, the maze-like streets of Camaguey are slightly confusing, but nevertheless an amazing place of colour, culture and discovery.
One of the island's most important regions, the charming city of Bayamo has a pleasant, relaxed ambience full of poignant monuments and revolutionary atmosphere.
An area of stunning natural beauty rarely visited by tourists, the Sierra Maestra mountains provided a refuge for Fidel Castro and his men during the Cuban Revolution.
Santiago de Cuba has a revolutionary history and an exciting mix of cultures, which results in a vibrancy in the air and an artistic flair in the streets.
With both beautiful beaches and picturesque mountains within easy reach, Holguin is a great destination with a lively atmosphere.
Camaguey's twisting labyrinth of narrow streets contains a wealth of parks, squares, colonial buildings and the large earthenware jars which are the symbol of the city.
A rural town in central Cuba, Mayajigua is located near a picturesque lake which is known for its relaxing thermal water treatments.
Havana has a tenacity that has seen it through 500 years of ups and downs, along with an infectious love of music, food and life in general.
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