Cuba, Holguín in Loops En liberté

The heat of Cuba...

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, El Retrete, El Manguito 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!

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 $2,190
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: 50 km Long route: 317 km

Day 1 - Arrival in Holguín and transfer to the hotel (1.25 hr).
Day 2 - Free day or round-trip to Playa Blanca (50 km).
Day 3 - Free day or round-trip to El Retrete (El Nispero) (71 km).
Day 4 - Free day.
Day 5 - 8:30 a.m.: Free day or transfer from the hotel to Plaza Calixto Garcia and bike from Plaza Calixto Garcia to the hotel (50 km).
Day 6 - 8:30 a.m.: Free day or transfer from the hotel to Holguin and bike from Holguin to Cueto (61 km). 2:30 p.m.: Transfer from Cueto to the hotel.
Day 7 - 8:30 a.m.: Free day or transfer from the hotel to El Manguito (1.50 hr) and bike from El Manguito to the hotel (85 km).
Day 8 - Transfer to Holguín airport and flight back to Montreal.

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 all-inclusive hotel (double occupancy);
  • all meals (including local and international beverage and wine);
  • scheduled bus transfers for day 5-6 and 7;
  • 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/Holguín > Holguín/Montréal-Trudeau

For this trip only, 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.