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National Parks & Latin Rhythms into Havana

Some places in the world are worth the wait. The romantic, rumba-infused Republic of Cuba is one of those places. And there's no better way to connect with the country's incredible culture, history and stunning natural beauty than by bike with Backroads. If Cuba has been on your family's travel wish list, now is the time to take the plunge!

THIS ITINERARY: 7 days, 6 nights


FROM: $5,799 - $6,099 pp dbl occ
($500 for sgl occ)

Special Kids Prices
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Start/End Havana

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

  • Join us on this unique US-approved Biking Trip—Backroads was the first to launch a trip of this kind!
  • Journey by bike with your family to magical Havana, crossing unique mogotes, tobacco farms and Las Terrazas Biosphere
  • Bike alongside the Cuban Masters Cycling Club through beautiful natural areas, rural villages and captivating colonial towns
  • Engage with local people from all walks of life—from entrepreneurs and farmers to Cuba's famous artisans and dancers
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
7 Days Casual Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Bike through Viñales National Park amid dramatic domed hills or mogotes | Be welcomed by a local family at their prize-winning farm and enjoy a farm-to-table feast | Visit a tobacco farm and learn how the leaves are rolled into cigars | Cycle with your family to the miles-long white-sand beaches of Cayo Jutías and dine on fresh fish | Ready to salsa? Expert dancers teach you how to move to the rhythm | In the evening, join the locals for more music.

Vinales Hotel, Cuba
Hotel Los Jazmines
| Casual Hotel

Hotel Los Jazmines is a pastel-pink colonial-style building boasting incredible views of the lush Viñales Valley. (pool) (Please note our accommodations may change to one of the hotel's sister properties: Hotel La Ermita, Villa Rancho San Vicente or similar.)

Days 3-4

Visit the home and studio of a self-taught painter in the hills of Viñales | Take a break from riding to indulge in fresh fruit and coconuts harvested by our local friends | Pedal with members of the Cuban Masters Cycling Club from the Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve to Havana | Artists welcome us to Las Terrazas, a sustainable eco-village within the reserve.

Hotel Moka Las Terrazas, Cuba
Hotel Moka
Las Terrazas
| Casual Hotel

A unique hotel designed to blend with the forested surroundings of the Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve. (pool)

Days 5-7

Before cycling into Havana, enjoy a fresh-caught seaside lunch | Visit the studio of José Fuster, dubbed the Picasso of the Caribbean, and discuss art and its influence | Relax on our rooftop pool, admiring the views of central Havana | Join an award-winning journalist who has lived in Cuba for over 20 years for an informative Q&A session | Starting in the Plaza de Armas, Havana’s oldest square, explore vibrant Habana Vieja with an expert from the city’s Historian’s Office and witness the preservation efforts firsthand | Local entrepreneurs and paladar (restaurant) owners share their passions and stories of how they launched their businesses | Wander through lively plazas and side streets and engage with community projects | You and your family enjoy a performance by the young Habana Compás dance group | Test your bargaining skills during our walk through a Cuban market.

Hotel Parque Central
Hotel Parque Central
| Casual Plus Hotel

Set in an ideal location overlooking Parque Central, this lovingly restored Old Havana building is steeped in history and has fantastic views from its rooftop pool. (pool, spa)

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy

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Activity Level: 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Route notes

The terrain on this trip ranges from fairly flat to rolling to hilly and challenging. Most of the roads we follow are paved, though there are some short sections of dirt and gravel that can be quite bumpy. On the secondary—and scenic!—roads we follow we'll encounter a significant amount of potholes, rough sections and some large gravelly sections where road work is ongoing. Also, humidity and heat can make routes feel more challenging than the mileage may suggest.

Daily Route Options

Day 1
Level 1 | 11 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 2 | 17 miles | 900 ft. gain
Tobacco Farmer Cultural Interaction (30 minutes)
Agricultural Community Project & Dinner (2 hours)
Day 2
Level 2 | 26 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 36 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Level 4 | 45 miles* | 1600 ft. gain
Cultural Exchanges near Viñales (1 hour)
Evening Local Dancers & Musicians Exchange (1 hour)
Day 3
Level 1 | 16 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 21 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 37 miles* | 1900 ft. gain
Level 4 | 48 miles | 3000 ft. gain
Community Interactions with Artists (1 hour)
Cuban Masters Cycling Club Members Q&A Cultural Exchange & Dinner (2 hours)
Day 4
Level 2 | 24 miles* | 1700 ft. gain
Level 3 | 35 miles* | 2200 ft. gain
Level 4 | 52 miles | 3400 ft. gain
Cultural Exchange Ride with Cuban Masters Cycling Club Members (3 hours)
Cultural Exchange in San Blas (1 hour)
Cultural Exchange in Las Terrazas (2 hours)
Day 5
Level 2 | 26 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 37 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Level 4 | 45 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Cultural Exchange Ride with Cuban Masters Cycling Club Members (3 hours)
Fuster Community Project Visit (1 hour)
Cultural Exchange with Cuban Entrepreneurs & Arte Corte (2 hours)
Day 6
Historical City Walking Tour (2 hours)
Cultural Exchange with City Expert & Community Interactions in Old Havana (2 hours)
Daycare Center Visit (30 minutes)
Arte Corte Community Interactions (1 hour)
Q&A with Marc Frank (1 hour)
Habana Compás Dance Performance & Cultural Exchange (2 hours)
Day 7
Vedado Food Market Visit (30 minutes)
Vedado Neighborhood Walk (1.5 hours)
* Includes shuttle.

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Backroads Cuba Bike - Touring with Drop Handlebars
Backroads Cuba Bike - Touring with Drop Handlebars
Touring Bike

A proven classic, our most popular custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

A proven classic, our most popular custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Child's Bike
Child's Bike
Kids' Bikes

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kid's bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On our Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bikes.

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • Equipment and experienced guides for all activities as described in Travel Planner
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

The Support for the Cuban People Experience

Backroads is licensed by the United States Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to engage, organize and conduct authorized Support for the Cuban People group travel to Cuba. These trips engage participants in meaningful interactions with individuals in Cuba. In order to adhere to the US government requirements for travel to Cuba, this trip does not allow for the degree of flexibility we build into all of our other itineraries; as a guest, you will have a full schedule of enriching Support for the Cuban People activities.

US Regulations for Travel to Cuba—Flights & Hotels

Backroads trips fall under the Support for the Cuban People general license category, meaning our trips are legally licensed, enabling us to deliver high-quality experiences in Cuba. When purchasing your commercial flights to Cuba, select that you will be traveling under the OFAC category of Support for the Cuban People general license. ​Also, if you are subject to US jurisdiction you may extend your stay in Cuba and book your flights according to your added days. If you are not extending your stay before or after our Backroads trip, your flight to Cuba must arrive no earlier than the evening before the Backroads trip start and must depart no later than the morning after the trip end.

Note that US policy prohibits direct financial transactions to entities related to the Cuban military, including various hotels. Please feel free to contact us with questions or concerns about your travel arrangements for the days before or after your Backroads trip. And for more information on the latest guidelines, please refer to OFAC's FAQs. For a complete and up-to-date list of restricted hotels and other entities, please refer to the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs

Itinerary Changes

When traveling abroad, things don't always go according to plan and, particularly in Cuba, itinerary changes or shifts mid-trip are quite common. In the event of a last-minute change to scheduled activities, your leaders will find alternate activities. Expect the unexpected in this region—it's all part of the adventure!

Accommodations & Meals

As "luxury" accommodations in Cuba can generally be very hard to find in smaller towns or be characterized as large all-inclusive, resort-style hotels, our accommodations in the towns we visit outside of Havana are not typical of the Backroads experience. While the hotels are the best available in the towns we visit, even the nicest properties in Cuba do not come close to equaling the accommodations on other Backroads trips.

Please note that although meals are fresh and tasty, the variety will be limited, with many of the same ingredients featured (such as poultry, pork, beans and rice).

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