People Cycling Rides

Cycling the Heart of Cuba.

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Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Greg Corwin
Tour Dates
Start Location
Santa Clara Cuba
End Location
Havana Cuba
Cost (est.)
$3425 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
$2000 (USD
Payment Due
Avg. Distance
26 mi / 42 km
Avg. Elevation
965 ft / 294 m
Ride Description

Cycling the Heart of Cuba

Experience a bike tour through Cuba’s central heartland into the true nature of the country. We start the tour off in the city of Santa Clara, a bustling town best known for its memorial monument to Che Guevara. Then traveling south through the Escambray mountains and Topes Collantes National Park we will visit the UNESCO designated colonial town of Trinidad. From there we go along the coast to Cienfuegos with its glimmering bay and French-influenced architecture. We will ride along the Bay of Pigs and take time to snorkel over the coral reefs.  Then it's northwest to Havana to see Hemingway's House and explore the Spanish colonial heart of the city. This is a bike tour through Cuba’s heritage and homeland from the best seat in the house – a bicycle seat

We will travel routes rich in scenic views, birdlife and meaningful interactions with Cuba’s people. We will view Caribbean waters, waving palms and swathes of sugar cane. We will meet with artists and students, local market vendors, National Park guides, and paladar owners. We will hear the beats of Son salsa, possibly finding yourself wanting to dance along, and get caught up in the bewitching, bewildering, boundless adventure in Cuba.



  • Bike through some of Cuba’s most stunning scenery
  • Explore the colonial and oceanfront towns of Trinidad and Cienfuegos
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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a bicycle touring club, which you can join for free. We offer Domestic and International Cycling Tours which are led by volunteer Ride Leaders. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 15-20 or so) who want to ride an average of 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world. Our tours range in price from frugal getaways to luxurious adventures. We travel road, gravel, or mountain bike styles, and all bicycle types – including e-bikes, recumbents, and tandems are typically allowed.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

People Cycling tours are operated at cost or at lower cost (as negotiated by our ride leaders) than individuals can obtain on commercial tours. Within the cost of a tour, there is a nominal fee to support club operations and provide tools to ride leaders to manage their rides.

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