After a wonderful week together, it's finally time to ride back to Havana! We took it easy in the morning, a relaxed breakfast and then we were ready to leave our hotel and cruise back to the capital city of the island. It was another beautiful day, we enjoyed a great lunch at Playa Jibacoa, visited Hemingway's house at Finca Vigia and went for an "old car ride" through Havana before dinner.
Bob, Bill, Matthew, David, Rick and David, thank you for a really unforgettable week!
After a good breakfast at our "Casa Particular" (a sort of B&B) in Remedios, we were ready to hit the road again. We visited a cigar factory in Camajuani (unfortunately no pictures allowed) and then the "carretera central" took us to Jovellanos where we had lunch in the beautiful Finca Luna. From Jovellanos, it was only a short stretch to Varadero. Havana is getting closer!
A short ride today, so we used the morning to relax at the beautiful beach of Cayo Santa Maria (what a perfect weather for that!) and then, after lunch, we quickly reached the beautiful little colonial town of Remedios. Along the road, the "Museo de la Industria Azucarera" was a very interesting visit!
Today we crossed the whole island, from the southern coast to the northern one... and now we are very close to Bahamas because, to reach Cayo Santa Maria, we had to use a causeway that took us around 50 km far from mainland! Crossing Cuba is always amazing, passing through a variety of landscapes and also rural areas and villages that took us really back in time! Passing through Santa Clara, it was a must to pay homage to Che Guevara, one of the heroes of Cuban revolution. Stay tuned!
Impossible to leave Cienfuegos without visiting its beautiful historic centre, a Unesco World Heritage site. This town is different from all the others in Cuba because it was founded by french settlers, and still nowadays you can feel a different flair. The "Sierra del Escambray", the second highest mountain range of Cuba, was on our menu today, and we could not miss a visit at the beautiful waterfall of "El Nicho". And tonight dinner out, downtown in Trinidad! Enjoy the pictures!
What a perfect weather for the first ride of this tour! Before leaving Havana, we visited the famous "Plaza de la Revolucion", and then of course rode the 6 kilometres of the "Malecon", before hopping on the highway. Arriving at the Bay of Pigs, we had lunch and then we also went to see the "Cueva de los Peces", before finally reaching Cienfuegos!