Cuba, Holguín in Loops

What better than the heat of Cuba to kick off the cycling year? And to fully appreciate the beauty of Holguin province, you are based at the same hotel all week long, with the ocean close by. From here, you follow various loops, passing through Playa Blanca, Gibara — where the observation tower provides a magnificent view —, Banes — dubbed the architectural capital of Cuba — and La Trocha, near the town of Holguín. Sometimes flat, sometimes undulating, the route is always gorgeous. And at the end of the day, the pleasures of the beach await you. A lovely scenario!

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February 8 to 15, 2015
> Price (taxes included) : $1,945
March 8 to 15, 2015*
> Price (taxes included) : $2,045
April 5 to 12, 2015
> Price (taxes included) : $1,895
Package available for non-cycling companion. Contact us.
Formula: Vélo Québec Voyages
Trip length: 8 days / 7 nights
Level of difficulty: 3+
* Contact us to find out what is available.

General Conditions


From day to day




Short route: 110 km • Long route: 520 km

Day 1 - Arrival in Holguín and transfer to the hotel (1.25 hr).
Day 2 - Round-trip from the hotel to Playa Blanca (50 km).
Day 3 - Round-trip from the hotel to El Retrete (71 km).
Day 4 - Round-trip from the hotel to Holguin (100 km) or one way from the hotel to Holguin (50 km) and transfer from Holguin to the hotel (1 hr).
Day 5 - Round-trip from the hotel to Banes (94 km).
Day 6 - Transfer from the hotel to Holguin and round-trip from Holguin to Gibara (60 km). Transfer from Holguin to the hotel (1 hr) or by bicycle.
Day 7 - Transfer from the hotel to El Manguito (1.5 hr). El Manguito to the hotel (85 km).
Day 8 - Transfer to Holguín airport and flight back to Montréal.



The package includes:

  • round-trip air transportation for passenger and bicycle with Air Transat as well as transfer between airport and hotel;
  • 7 nights in a four-star hotel (all inclusive), in double occupancy; departures of February 8th and April 5 at Brisas Guardalavaca and departure of March 8th at Playa Costa Verde;
  • all meals (including local and international beverage and wine);
  • bus transfers;
  • baggage transportation (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
  • mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle;
  • daily route plans;
  • taxes and the $1 contribution per $1,000 of services purchased to the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents.
Equipment (e.g., bicycle) is not included.
Cuban airport tax is not included (25 convertible pesos).

Start/Finish: Montreal-Trudeau/Holguín > Holguín/Montreal-Trudeau.

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

From 12 to 28 cyclists, accompanied by our guide.






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.


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