Cuba

About £1500 to £2000 per person. Flights from Manchester £550 return flights, £50 train , Cycle holiday £699 inclusive of minibus, accommodation and meals, £100 internal travel. £150 accommodation first week. Map here.

Sunday 4th May
Edinburgh17:30 train to Newcastle arriving 19:00
Newcastle 20:08 train to Manchester Airport  arriving 22:52
Stay in Bewleys Hotel at Manchester Airport

Monday 5th May

Flight to Cuba 10:30 check in from 07:30 takes 9 hours Arrive Holguin 15:05 in East of Cuba. Transfer to Blau Costa Verde Beach Resort The average temperature for the first week in May in Holguin is 33 degrees.

Tuesday 6th May 

There is no bike hire in resort despite saying so on their web site. So cycle trips probably not on. Cycle to the bay and fishing village that Christopher Columbus landed at.

Wednesday 7th May 

Cycle to Guardavalava

Thursday 8th May 

cycle to National park

Friday 9th May Holguin Town

check out and travel to Holguin to stay overnight in Hostal La Casona

Saturday 10th May Day 1 Havana

Bus at 08:40 arrive in Havana at 20:40. Stay in http://www.hotelplazacuba.com See here for details of trip.

Sunday 11th May Day 2 Pinar del Río/Viñales (B,L,D)

City tour with visit to tobacco factory and afternoon bike ride.

 Monday 12th May Day 3 Cayo Jutías/Viñales (B,L,D)

Cycle approximately 50 km and visit Cayo Jutías.

 Tuesday 13th May Day 4 La Palma (B,L,D)

Cycle the Jagua Vieja road to La Palma, approximately 28 km, returning to the Viñales Valley in the evening.

Wednesday 14th May  Day 5 Cueva de los Portales/Las Terrazas (B,L,D)

Visit historic Cueva de los Portales before a long bike ride and dinner at a local farmhouse.

Thursday 15th May Day 6 Las Terrazas/Soroa (B,L,D)

Bike around Las Terrazas in the morning, then cycle to Soroa.

 Friday 16th May Day 7 Havana (B,L,D)

Walking tour of old and modern Havana including a visit to the rum museum.

 Saturday 17th May Day 8 Havana (B) evening Spiritus Sancti

Depart at any time. Bus at 09:30 from Havana to Spiritus Sancti at 15:05. Stay in http://www.hoteldelrijo.com/ 

Sunday 18th May Holguin

Depart Spiritus Sancti  at 09:30 and arrive Holguin 15:55. arrive Holguin and stay overnight in Hostal La Casona

Monday 19th May

checkin from 14:05, 17:05 plane departs arrive Manchester 07:05. Train at 11:00

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