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Active Cuba: Bike, hike, kayak

14 days from £1,948pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Cuba

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A leisurely outdoor holiday in Cuba: cycle round Havana, hike in the Escambray mountains and around Las Terrazas, kayak to a colonial fort and bike through exquisite Vinales valley.

Most activities in Cuba are done at a slow pace: there aren’t many cars on the road; cycling and walking are the principal ways of getting around for the patient, laid-back population. This private holiday takes you to the highlights of the scenic western half of the island, which you will be exploring at a similar leisurely speed. The activities are gentle, by no means hard-core, but you'll feel you've had some exercise come the evening. Stay at small hotels with an authentic Cuban feel.

Cuba is unique and inspiring; a socialist stronghold, with a rebellious history, colonial splendour in many of the towns, spectacular countryside and a Caribbean heart. Its vibrancy and friendly people will make a lasting impression.  Cycle round Havana’s historic centre; then travel by bus to colonial Trinidad for some hill-walking among cool mountain pines. Kayak through tranquil Cuenfuegos Bay to survey the monumental Spanish-built Jagua Fortress. More walks await you at Las Terrazas, where sunny slopes are blanketed in coffee plantations. Hop back on a bike to cycle through the magical limestone country of the fertile Viñales valley.

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  • Havana: Private guided cycling tour of the old city
  • Trinidad: Hiking in Topes de Collantes
  • Cienfuegos: Shared kayaking adventure to Jagua Fortress
  • La Terrazas: Private guided walk to Taburete hill and coffee plantations
  • Viñales: Private guided cycling tour of the countryside

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