Cuba, Varadero in loops en liberté

Rural life by bike

Better known for its beach resorts than its cycling routes, Varadero is a choice destination for those who want to travel by bike and live the rural life. During this holiday, different routes are offered from same all-inclusive complex. Among other places to explore on two wheels is the Varadero Peninsula, where you can cool off in the sea; Cuevas de Bellamar and its 300,000-year caves, 5 km southeast of Matanzas; the Gran Parque Natural Montemar, for admiring Cuba’s endemic flora and fauna; Cardenas, featuring three excellent museums; and San Miguel de los Baños, former health spa with its crumbling facades. Then back to your seaside hotel room each evening for a good dose of rest and relaxation.

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 $1,820
Formula: En liberté
Trip length: 8 days / 7 nights
Level of difficulty: 3+

VQV Formula also available

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: 32 km • Long route: 389 km

Day 1 - Arrival in Varadero and transfer to the hotel (1.5 hrs).
Day 2 - Free day or round trip to the Varadero Peninsula (32 or 46 km).
Day 3 - Free day or looped routed to El Morrillo and Canimar Abajo (60 km).
Day 4 - Free day or looped routed via Cardenas, Coliseo, Limonar, Horacio Rodriguez (100 km).
Day 5 - 8:30 a.m. : Transfer from the hotel to Cardenas. Cardenas, Maximo Gomez,  Jovellanos, Varadero (94 km).
Day 6 - 8:30 a.m. : Transfer from the hotel to Matanzas.  Round trip from Matanzas via Union de Reyes et Bolondron, (89 km).  3 p.m.: Transfer from Matanzas to the hotel.
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 four-star hotel, in double occupancy;
  • all meals (including local and international beverage and wine);
  • bus transfers (day 5 and 6);
  • 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;
  • protection from the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents (CFCTA). No charge from January 1st, 2019.
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.