Cuba, Jibacoa in loops en liberté

Seductive tranquility

This is the quieter side of Cuba. Located between Havana and Varadero, Jibacoa is off the tourist radar, well away from crowds and major attractions. The loops of this route are designed for cyclists who prefer a level of difficulty based more on distance (often between 85 and 95 km) and heat, than on gradient. Therefore, it’s a good idea to do your biking early in the day. Your route takes you through the small, friendly villages and magnificent sugar cane plantations of the Cuban countryside. Life is slow-paced and the locals are welcoming. And after each inland excursion, you can retreat to your seaside hotel to enjoy the magnificent beaches. Also worth exploring is Jibacoa’s famous coral reef - if you like scuba diving, or the city of Matanzas with its 17 bridges and beautiful bay. And of course there’s always time for relaxation! Peace and quiet can be so seductive…

En liberté formula: a more flexible adventure
Before your departure, as for our other formulas, we plan everything: transportation, accommodations, meals and, of course, our exclusive itineraries. Once at your destination, however, you have more freedom organizing your day.

The En liberté bike trip experience is designed for independent cyclists on the route. By opting for this formula, without a guide or relief vehicle, you will receive all the information you need to ensure that your trip goes smoothly, as well as the daily itineraries. The latter propose routes of interest around certain stopover cities, chosen for their offer of services and their accommodations. The En liberté formula - a different kind of adventure that still has the Vélo Québec Voyages touch.

Travelling En liberté means...
  • Being able to choose your departure date mainly between May and September;
  • Travelling as a couple or a family, with your work colleagues or your cycling club;
  • Relying on a Vélo Québec Voyages representative, if you are a group of 10 or more people. This representative will ensure the success of your trip and advise you on your route choices.

Departure date of your choice
> Price (taxes included) :
    starting from $1,370
Formula: En liberté
Trip length: 8 days / 7 nights
Level of difficulty: 3+

General Conditions

Options for serving you better
Delayed departure or return, single occupancy, travel insurance, bike rental (for several destinations) and much more: ask our consultants!

From day to day

Short route : 54 km • Long route : 410 km

Day 1 - Arrival in Varadero and transfer to the hotel (1 h).
Day 2 - Free day or looped route via Santa Cruz del Norte (54 km).
Day 3 - Free day or looped route via Puerto Escondido, Matanzas (90 km).
Day 4 - Free day or looped route via Jaruco (95 km).
Day 5 - Free day or looped route via Madruga (85 km).
Day 6 - Free day or looped route to Guanabo (86 km).
Day 7 - Free day.
Day 8 - Transfer to Varadero airport and flight back to Montréal.

The package includes:

  • round-trip air transportation for passenger and bicycle with Air Transat;
  • transfer between airport and hotel;
  • 7 nights in a three-star hotel (all inclusive), in double occupancy;
  • all meals (including local and international beverage and wine);
  • baggage transportation (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
  • daily route plans;
  • information to ensure that the trip goes smoothly: contact details and phone numbers of the carriers at destination, phone number in case of an emergency, etc.;
  • taxes;
  • the $1 contribution per $1,000 of services purchased to the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents.

Not included: equipment, such as a bicycle; the presence of a guide; mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle; costs of a mechanical or physical mishap.

Start/Finish: Montréal-Trudeau/Varadero > Varadero/Montréal-Trudeau.

For this trip, a package is available for non-cycling companions. Ask our travel consultants for more information about this option.

Vélo Québec Voyages est une agence de voyages accréditée, fondée en 1995. Elle propose 70 destinations à vélo au Québec et à travers le monde, et fait voyager quelque 6000 vacanciers chaque année.