Highlights
  • Legally travel to Cuba on this special People-to-People Multisport Trip—the very first trip of its kind!
  • Explore Matanzas on foot, discovering caves and white-sand beaches, and meeting farmers and some of Cuba's famous artisans
  • Pedal alongside members of Cuba's National Cycling club through beautiful natural areas, rural villages and captivating colonial towns
  • Bike and hike the Viñales Valley, tobacco farm capital and World Heritage site, beloved for its geologically unique landscape dotted with mogotes
  • Be enchanted by the vibrant history, beautiful architecture and seductive vibe of Havana

Vintage cars, colonial towns, coffee plantations and Caribbean sun. All set to an infectious rumba beat. Savor the culture and romance of Cuba on unforgettable hikes and remarkable rides, side-by-side with the locals. Think you can do this with anyone else? No one does multisport like Backroads. And nobody but Backroads does it in Cuba.

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Excellent vacation, biking in Holland and Belgium, 6 days January 2017

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Excellent vacation biking around Holland & Belgium with Backroads. See my videos to get a flavor for the trip.
https://vimeo.com/97188922 Biking in Netherlands, May 2014

https://vimeo.com/97536546 Biking in Bruges, Belgium (May 2014)

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Met My Husband on my first cycling trip! July 2016

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  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
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This was the Canadian Rockies Cycling trip in the year 2000. It was a while ago so i can only remember a few details, but it was a fabulous cycling trip where I not only learned so much more about biking (it was my first ever cycling trip and I just started training for it 2-3 months before), had wonderful and super fun guides, magnificent views, fun places to stay, great food, and I met my husband on that trip! I have a friend who I met on another trip and recommended this one to her. She went on he exact same Backroads trip a few years after us and met HER husband on it! Both of us still married!
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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Uncover architectural treasures in Matanzas, Hike through a subterranean wonderland of limestone formations with an expert speleologist  Follow the lead of expert dancers and learn to salsa, Enjoy the chance to prepare typical Cuban appetizers with a family at a community project.

Day 3

Trace the deep roots of Cuban baseball to the nation's first stadium and perhaps meet a few players, Learn about Cuba's coffee industry at Cafetal Buenavista, a restored French coffee plantation, Keep an eye out for the elusive tocororo while hiking in the Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve Artists welcome us to Las Terrazas, a sustainable eco-village within the reserve.

Day 4

Bike through Viñales National Park amid some of the most striking scenery in the country,  highlighted by dramatic domed hills, or mogotes Meet a family at a prize-winning farm  Hike to a tobacco farm and learn how the leaves are rolled into cigars.

Day 5

Ride with members of the Cuban National Cycling Club  Join an award-winning journalist who has lived in Cuba for over 20 years for an informative Q&A session, Taste the day's fresh catch over lunch with a local fisherman and his family, Discuss art and its influence with José Fuster, dubbed Picasso of the Caribbean.

Days 6-8

Bike from the upscale neighborhood of Miramar to the famous Plaza de la Revolución  Explore vibrant Habana Vieja and witness the city's preservation efforts firsthand  Visit some of Ernest Hemingway's old haunts  Discover the famed Malecón, Hotel Nacional and other iconic sites, A performance by the talented young Habana Compás dance group adds a special flourish to our unforgettable week in Cuba.

Dates & Pricing
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$ 7,798

Price Per Day:

$ 975 per day
 
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 1,520
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Details
Trip Includes
  • All lodgings
  • On Inn Trips, all breakfasts, most lunches, including our trademark grand picnics and all dinners except for one, when you'll have the opportunity to sample local fare on your own
  • On Camping Trips, all meals
  • 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 on Inn Trips
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multisport trips use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage
  • Backroads water bottle
  • Not included: airfare, alcoholic beverages (Backroads provides wine at select events), gratuities for Trip Leaders and personal expenses
Meals Included:

All Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 7 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Standard Group
Accomodations

Meliá Paradisus Varadero Resort & Spa

Varadero (2 nights)

An all-inclusive resort offering a multitude of amenities and a waterfront location. (pool, spa, tennis)

 

Hotel Moka

Las Terrazas (2 nights)

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

 

Meliá Habana

Havana (3 nights)

One of Havana's top hotels with modern amenities and sweeping views. (pool, tennis)

Start City
Miami
End City
Florida
Cancellation Policy:

If you must cancel your reservation, your cancellation fee will be determined according to the terms outlined in the chart below. Transfers to another trip or to a holding account for a future trip are only allowed before final payment, after which time our cancellation policy applies. If the trip costs more than your original trip, you must pay the difference. Transfer policy does not apply to Private or Custom Trips. Exceptions to our cancellation policy cannot be made for any reason, including weather, terrorism, civil unrest or personal emergencies. There is no refund for arriving late or leaving a trip early. Private rooms and staterooms, bike rentals and internal air charges are considered part of the total trip cost and are subject to cancellation fees. Percentage charges are calculated on total trip cost.

CANCELLATION FEES (PER PERSON)

DAYS PRIOR TO TRIP START

SCHEDULED TRIPS

SPECIAL DEPARTURES*

PRIVATE TRIPS

CUSTOM TRIPS

156+ days

$200**

$200**

$600

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$200**

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30%

96-125 days

$200**

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61-95 days

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75%

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60%

75%

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100%

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100%

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100%

DEPOSIT & PAYMENT TERMS (PER PERSON)

156+ days

$600

$600

$600

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155 days

$600

Final payment

Final payment

Final payment

125 days

$600

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