Havana on Wheels

Havana, Cuba

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Mark Terrill
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May 10 - 14, 2017
Group size: 2-8
Havana on Wheels
Havana, Cuba

Mark Terrill
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$2399
May 10 - 14, 2017
Group size: 2-8

About this trip

We will meet in South Florida and fly to Havana Cuba for 5 days and 4 nights of cultural exchange activities and excitement and the wonderful thing is we will do it by bicycle. Depending on the time of year, we will fly out of Ft Lauderdale or Miami. If you can find a direct flight from your city to Havana, we will pro rate the charge of the tour (ask for details).

Each day we have a route that is unique. The routes are from 15 to 25 miles a day. Some of the places we will go to our Old Town, Hotel Nacional, Casa Fuster, Hemingway Marina, the Miramar district, The Fort, The Christ Statute, near the University, Cojimar,  the Malecon, The Art Factory, The Yellow Submarine Club. At the end of the tour, we usually donate a bike or bike supplies to a cause or church. Even though the miles are short, there is a lot of saddle time due to the stops, getting on the ferry, eating lunch and picking up supplies and shopping. This is not for newbies due to traffic but you don't have to be a pro either.

We will stay in a house in the Vedado District and you can share a room or have your own at no additional cost. Vedado is a district in Havana and Havana is a very spread out city. So we will not ride out in the country, however when we go to Cojimar, we will be close to the countryside and riding along the coast.

What’s included

Air fare
Visas
Housing
Breakfast
Transfers
Ferry rides
Water/Beer at house
Guides
Bikes
Translator

Not included

Lunch and dinner
Water bottles
Helmets (I have spare ones in Cuba, but we like to donate a helmet or two so if you have an old one to use then donate-awesome).
Tip for translator, guide and house keepers. We pool a tip as a group for the local help.

Before You Go

Get your passport up to date
Wear cross training style clothing as opposed to cycling gear.
Scarfs and bandanas
Camel pack to bring water. (I purchased a water filtration system for the house)
Open to change and fun.
Bring a lot of $1 bills.
 

Itinerary

Havana on Wheels
5 days 4 nights
We will explore Havana Cuba on a bicycle. Day 1 fly into Havana-Short downtown ride-dinner. Rooftop cocktail happy hour or more in evening. (First day is a very long day) Day 2- Ride to Casa Fuster, then Hemingway Marina for exploring. Ride to lunch in Miramar. Ride to Wooded River in town. Go to the Art Factory. Dinner at Art Factory Day 3- Ride the Malecon to the Ferry, then to Cojimar for lunch at a seaside village. Visit the Christ Statute and Fort. Go by Old Town. Dinner in Old Town and visit some bars and music spots. Day 4- Take a van to Hemingway Marina in morning. Come back to house and ride to flea market for some shopping, ride to the University and eat lunch at a locals spot. Free day downtown for those who want to visit and those who want to do some more bike riding we will split off. We will go to the Yellow Submarine Club on the last night. Last day a surprise and for those who want to go to the National Cemetery, it is by the house.

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Mark Terrill
I own a bike shop in a small Village in the Florida Keys called Islamorada. We run bike tours to Key West all the time, been to Cuba 12 times on bike tours and starting our Bahamas Bike Tours. I love organizing small events and exploring.

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