To the first-time visitor of Cuba, preconceptions are likely to be 1950s American cars, fading grandeur, photogenic old ladies with wrinkles and a huge cigar, alongside the strains of Buena Vista Social Club wafting through open windows. As preconceptions go, they’re not far wrong. They’re only a tiny part of what you’ll experience when you visit by bike though…
But don’t take our word for it…
“One of the best holidays of my life (and I’m aged 60!) A real adventure spent among like-minded people in a beautiful country. Skedaddle did their utmost to provide the best of what was available. Thank you!” Catherine, West Yorkshire
“A great itinerary and every day we did something new and found something different and special. I feel I have a good insight into the country and sampled many different aspects.” Anne, Cambridge
“We have done several cycling trips in various countries and this is definitely one of the best, if not the very best. This route was extremely well planned out to give a variety of scenery and to see most of the best tourist sights.” Fiona, Inverness
Central America and the Caribbean need little introduction to many, but for those seeking a more active way to experience the region’s turquoise waters and vibrant Latin American culture…we have just the thing! Take a look at our 3 inspiring journeys by bike below…
Where: Cuba | Trips: Cuban Wheels and Cuban Revolutions
Key experiences: Gliding past majestic limestone peaks in the epic Vale of Vinales (Cuban Revolutions only) and exploring the colourful town of Trinidad.
We say: The island’s iconic old cars and idyllic palm fringed beaches now maybe be recognisable worldwide, but our cycling holidays enable you to go beyond these popular tourist sights and explore the island’s lesser known rural hidden gems too!
Where: Costa Rica | Trip: Volcanes y Playas
Key experiences: Encounters with exotic wildlife en route and cycling around Lake Arenal, with views of its impressive volcano as your companion.
We say: Renowned as a haven for biodiversity; Costa Rica really is a feast for the soul. Few of our destinations boast such a bounty of natural wonders and each day offers plenty of unique experience that can only be found when exploring an area so untouched by the human world.
Escape (n): A form of temporary distraction from reality or routine.
Is the festive frenzy feeling too much? We know what you need! With some amazing cycling adventures guaranteed for the start of 2017, you’re just a stone’s throw away from an epic two-wheeled experience in an extraordinary corner of the world. Take a look at what we have departing for your chance to escape for fun on the bikes…
1. Trip: Lake Distict, Chile & Argentina
We say: A Skedaddle classic…for a very good reason! The scenery you’ll explore is mind-blowingly beautiful and our journey departing mid-January is the perfect way to start your year on a high.
2. Trip: Mountains and Coast, Vietnam
We say: For a varied adventure, Vietnam has it all. Vibrant local culture, heavenly coastline and history to boot, this city-to-city tour is packed full of sights and gives a great all-round insight into this destination.
3. Trip: Cuban Revolutions, Cuba
We say: With spaces selling like hotcakes, you’ll have to be quick if you want to join our two-week journey in this emerging destination! This two-week trip is a great chance to explore some of the island’s lesser-known natural features.
4. Trip: Classic Kerala, India
We say: Let the lush and tropical India you’ve imaged come to life in Kerala. This magical destination sees you cycling alongside hilltop tea plantations, relaxing on a rice boat on the famous backwaters and will help you feel a million miles away from the cold!