What you'll do
Let’s go by bike to explore a forest enchanted by tropical jungle landscapes, which has fallen into oblivion. In the heart of Havana, lies the Almendares river. This river was once Havana's economic backbone, intertwined with the cities' growth since Havana's 1519 foundation. Its industries ended with 20th century urbanization as Havana spread west. Today, its industrial remains lie abandoned along a Great Metropolitan Park. Havana has secrets from everyone, Cubans and foreigners alike. A Cuban love story is going to open the doors to the past teaching us about the extravagant lifestyle of Vedado and Miramar neighborhoods, which gave to the city a beautiful forest. As if we were in a distant tropical jungle we will uncover a Moorish castle, beer gardens, surreal Gaudi-style landscapes, natural amphitheaters and huge walking trees like in Güell Park, Barcelona. Biking through the urban jungle, we may see devotee people whom practice Santeria rituals in this natural sanctuary. Moreover, we will have time for tropical juices and see food tapas along of the river.
Yass, Emy, Bryan, Chabeli & Lisi
We are group of friends who, driven by our love for cycling and desire to always have fun, are eager to share with others a more genuine take of Havana through exciting cycling experiences. Our secret? We capture the spirit of new Cuba in our bike tours, Havana Underground, The Enchanted Forest and L'Essentiel de La Havane, as well as in our bike events, Vuelta de Noche and Havana Critical Mass. Our experiences date back to 2013 when “Yass” gave his first bike tour. Creativity, authenticity, empathy and knowledge are our keys to providing you with a fun and unforgettable experience of Cuba.
We'll share seafood tapas Just before finishing we will share some tapas together in a beautiful place on the banks of the…
Water and tropical juice We will provide you with water at the beginning and get a fabulous juice before end.
Entrance to the splendid Jardines de La Tropical (inside of the park)
Confortable mountain bike
An optional helmet and rain-poncho will be provided.
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Where you'll be
We'll start biking in Vedado, the hip "barrio". Later, we'll ride 15min to the Metropolitan Park, a hidden path will take us to La Tropical’s Gardens, a Cuban architectural wonder. We'll cross El Bosque, another often-forgotten green space, but proudly designed by Forestier (Eiffel Tower). Our excursion continues to visit the Almendares Park under a bridge, we'll stop for some tapas with a great view of the river in Miramar neighborhood
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.
There are no bike lanes in Cuba. The ride distance is about 10 km (6.2 miles). There are a couple of hills. Bring extra water.
The Enchanted Forest