Cuban Revolution Cycle

Cuban Revolution Cycle

Charity Challenge

Suitable for teams Suitable for teams

Cycle touring 10 days Cycle touring - Havana, Cuba
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This 10-day cycling adventure starts in the Cuban capital of Havana and finishes 350km later by the Carribean Sea in Trinidad.

CHALLENGE OVERVIEW
Activity:
Cycle touring - 10 days
Location:
Havana, Cuba
Duration/distance:
10 days
Team entries:
Suitable for teams
Beginners:
May not be suitable for novices - please check
Under 18's:
May not be suitable for under 18's - please check
Women only:
No - mixed challenge
Difficulty:
Level 2
Payment options:
Minimum sponsorship option:
£475 registration fee + min sponsorship
Self funder option:
£475 registration fee + tour cost
 
CHALLENGE DETAILS

Most of the cars you will see on the roads are Buicks and large American Chevys from before the revolution, and many buildings have remained untouched for over fifty years. You can't help being touched by the wonderful friendliness and pride the Cubans feel for their own country.

Cuba has a strong cycling culture, so we will fit right in. You will ride through rural villages separated by sugar plantations, lovely, colourful orchards, and picturesque tree-lined avenues. You will also see the Che Guevera monument as you cycle through through Santa Clara.

We will pedal through Cienfuegos, in a bay looking over the sparkling Caribbean Sea, which has attracted piratesover the centuries, continuing on to the spectacular Sierra del Escambray before eventually arriving in Trinidad.

You will spend the last evening salsa dancing and dining, then return to Havana.
 

  • Cover 350kms from coast to coast
  • Pass villages, fruit orchards & sugar plantations
  • World Heritage sites of Trinidad
  • Explore Old Havana
  • Optional beach extension
What's Included?
  • Your international flights to/from Cuba
  • All transfers in Cuba
  • Bikes
  • Your Cuban tourist card
  • All meals
  • Drinking water on cycling days
  • All accommodation
  • Group first aid supplies,
  • English-speaking challenge leader
  • Full local support team
  • A Charity Challenge T-Shirt
  • Discount from Nomad Travellers Stores for personal equipment
Itinerary at a glance:
Day 1: London to Havana
You will meet at London Heathrow airport for a day flight to Cuba. On arrival in Havana, you will be transfered to your hotel for a briefing on the week’s challenge.

Day 2: Havana to Playa Jibacoa
This morning you can experience city life in Havana with a city tour. In the afternoon you will transfer to Playa Jibacoa, where your bike awaits.

Day 3: Playa Jibacoa to Matanzas – approx 45 kms
This morning you will start the journey towards Trinidad. This will be your only off-road section of the challenge. Prepare for rough roads and some steep climbs today!

Day 4: Matanzas to Cienfuegos – 69 kms with an optional 12kms
Today’s ride is along a fairly flat tarmac road, passing many villages separated by fruit orchards, agricultural areas and tree-lined avenues. 

Day 5: Cienfuegos – approx 53 kms
This morning you cycle to Cienfuegos. You will have some free time this afternoon to visit the local markets. 

Day 6: Cienfuegos to Hanabanilla - approx 60kms
Today you will pass by Cienfuegos Botanical Garden and La Macagua village. Waiting for you at the end of the day are views across a stunning reservoir to the town.

Day 7: Hanabanilla to Trinidad – nearly 110 kms
Today marks the final stage of the biking challenge. Ypur final 2hrs of cycling will be heading into Trinidad city.

Day 8: Relaxation & transfer back to Havana!
Today is all about relaxing on the beach or by the pool. Alternatively, you have the option to visit the charming town of Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Day 9: Free day in Havana & “Ciao”
Spend your day in Havana and then transfer back to the airport for your flight home!

Day 10: International Departure
Arrive back in the UK.

HOW IT WORKS

This is an open challenge which means you can take part and raise funds for any of the charities listed. The payment options are explained below.

Minimum sponsorship option
This option requires you to pay the above registration fee at the time of booking and pledge to raise a minimum amount of sponsorship for your nominated charity. The charity will then cover the full cost of the challenge out of the sponsorship you raise. The amount retained by the charity varies between challenges - full details are included in the challenge information pack.

Self funder option
This option requires you to pay a registration fee at the time of booking and pay the final balance to cover the full cost of the challenge before your departure. As you have covered the full cost of the challenge yourself, 100% of any fundraising is kept by the charity - full details are included in the challenge information pack.

Full details of all funding options are included in the challenge information pack we'll send you - just select a charity and complete the request form.

Date not suitable? No problem, this challenge is also available in...
November 2016

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