First Cuba tour of this season is good to go! We kick off with a tour of Havana with the guys, so as to be able to get some history knowledge of this wonderful land.
Everybody is excited, in a beautiful foreign land with two charming guides who love what they do, all looking forward for the days ahead and the sights to see.
A "short" ride going through Mariel, The coffee plantations, Baños de San Juan and to the beautiful Viñales Valey where the majority of Tobacco plantations are, where we shall sleep for the night... 14th of February, Valentines day (oh, it's big here).
Mogotes - Steep high hills made out of Dolomite rock, full of caves and openings with underground rivers, lots of stalagmites and stalctites
From Viñales we ride to Havana where we have a surpise for the gang!
Überraschung - Pablo's word for the rest of the tour
From Havana we ride east towards Cienfuegos, along the "highway" towards the bay of pigs.
We have plenty of things to see, such as "the Zunzun house", the "Cave of Fish", Giron Museum and the colours of the Caribean sea.
Short day ride to Trinidad so we can enjoy a well deserved rest day. A short ride to El Nicho for lunch and a swim under the waterfalls, heads up, it's cold!
Trinidad is a picturesque, lively, busy and with great party. Our rest day here is a most needed one, the winter heat is strong and the beach is just down the road, so, a start with a city tour and a free afternoon, for those who want to ride, as always we ride!!
Long day ahead as we cross the island from South to North, and we leave behind the central mountain range.
From the south beahes, to the Cayos (ledges or small islands) and of course, we can't go past Santa Clara and not stop in the mausoleum and other monuments.
Short ride to Remedios, only 60 kms and a small visit. So, since we are in such a beautiful area, why not start a little later and enjoy the morning at the beach?
A little surprise awaits for tonight in our next "hotel"
We leave Remedios behind and make way towards varadero, it is a particulary hot day and a long one, but as everyday, full of things to see. Our first stop, right in town, to see the Juan Bautista church right by our casa particular and straight to visit a cigar factory, unfortunatly, no pictures allowed in there.
Our last riding day is here and even though we are relatively close to Havana, it still packs plenty to see, for starters the amazing views from Corleones house, where we get to enjoy a nice refreshment even if we're still close by to the hotel