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Number of Reviews: 65 Overall score: *****
Cycling along the coast to Trinidad, Cuba
Review posted by Tom Jennings
***** Written

Wonderful way to see the island

Just returned from this trip (land-only option) and have to say it exceeded my already-high expectations. Itinerary was action-packed without being exhausting, with a decent amount of free time including in the evenings and on rest days. I was pleasantly surprised how early we reached our overnight hotels on most days, enabling plenty of siesta time in between cycling and sightseeing. The route was also great, taking in the vast majority of Cuba's surprisingly diverse landscapes and cultures whilst also providing a good variety of accommodation, from private casas particulares, jungle lodges and provincial hotels to the occasional luxurious, American-style resort. The cycling itself was enjoyable and never too tough - perfectly within the reach of the averagely-fit rider, especially given the pretty capable hire bikes provided, although the heat/humidity obviously adds an extra element of challenge at times. Roads were generally quiet but I was also pleasantly surprised by the courtesy shown by vast majority of drivers - if only British drivers were this considerate! There are a fair amount of coach transfers to contend with in between cycling legs, too, but these passed quickly in our comfortable vehicle and enabled us to miss out the less interesting bits of a road whilst also taking in additional sights. In particular, our tour leader Freddy was absolutely superb - by far the best guide I've ever experienced. Highly-organised but also very funny and unafraid to give us 'warts and all' insights into the realities of Cuban life. Our two other support drivers were also great and it was good to know they were on-hand constantly. Overall, I'd thoroughly recommend this trip as a great way to experience a fascinating and superbly atmospheric country whilst also working off some of those endless rum cocktails with a bit of exercise.
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Cycling along the coast to Trinidad, Cuba
Review posted by Nigel Howard
***** Written

Hot and sticky in Cuba

Fascinating visit to super country
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Exodus Response

We are glad that Nigel found the trip to be fascinating and that he found Cuba to be a super country. We were concerned to learn, however, that Nigel felt uncomfortable with the way in which the animals were treated at the crocodile farm. The idea behind Guama crocodile farm at the Bay of Pigs is that they are preserving a species which is in danger of extinction (crocodylus rhombifer, or Cuban Crocodile) and this is why we pay a brief visit to the farm with our groups when passing through the region. The natural habitat of the species is now reduced to the Zapata Swamp and on Isla de la Juventud. In response to your feedback, we shall stop visiting immediately and investigate the claims with our local partners. Adam Roberts - Product Manager for Cuba
Cycling along the coast to Trinidad, Cuba
Review posted by Penny Williams
***** Written

Fantastic but hot.

My husband and I went on this trip in August. It was even hotter than we expected (and had been led to believe), despite this we had a fantastic time and would thoroughly recommend the trip. We covered much of Cuba and had a chance to spend time in some lovely little towns and cycle through great scenery. Havana was amazing. It was good to cycle as part of a group and everyone was very sociable and mixed well. The accommodation was mostly good with air con in every instance. (essential). Salsa dancing in the square in Trinidad and at the Buena Vista Social club was fun.
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Cycling along the coast to Trinidad, Cuba
Review posted by Emily Woodeson
***** Written

Awesome adventure

This is a wonderful trip giving a real feel for Cuba. The cycling itinerary is very well planned so you are physiologically ready for each day. The hotels were really good, especially the colonial style ones and the food, whilst not very varied was good quality.
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Cycling along the coast to Trinidad, Cuba
Review posted by Charlotte Charlotte
***** Written

Cycling Cuba

A grand tour of the beautiful and fascinating island of Cuba. Colourful characters, stunning scenery and a unique culture.
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Cycling along the coast to Trinidad, Cuba
Review posted by Hannah White
***** Written

Exceeded expectations :)

Wonderful trip from start to finish. Busy, but well paced and varied with some surprises. Brilliantly guided, and a fabulous mixed group of people. Support staff and facilities all fantastic.
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Cycling along the coast to Trinidad, Cuba
***** Written

CYCLING CUBA

This was a fabulous trip. Cuba is like time stood still for 50 years but we still had comfortable accommodation, good routes, good food, great guide. Eats and drinks are very reasonable everywhere.
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