Havana Bay Tour
Escape from the bustle and bustle of Havana to discover new places at the other side of the Bay.
The Havana Bay tour is a unique chance to discover the small authentic towns around the Bay of Havana. During the tour, you will experience spectacular views of the city and the suburban areas. As a result, your vision about this city will be more complete. This bike tour will be certainly a fun addition to your vacations in Cuba! This is the most challenging of our bike city tours, with over 40 km and the presence of hills. Therefore, it is meant to be for people who are used to cycle regularly. To get to know the center, choose the Havana Bike Classic, Havana Bike Sunset or Zentrum.
The Ferry, the fortress and a marble ChristA leisurely ride will take us from Vedado to the Bay of Havana. Once there, we get aboard a ferry to cross the bay. The small seafaring settlement of Casablanca is our first destination. Just arriving, you will notice the quiet local atmosphere. A steep hill awaits us to get to the iconic statue of the Christ of Havana. But don´t worry, we normally walk up it. Up there, a beautiful view of the skyline of Havana and the bay emerges. So take your camera and capture the moment. After that, we cycle the area of the Fortresses El Morro and San Carlos de La Cabaña. This last one is the biggest military fortress built by the Spanish crown in America. Finally, we leave Casablanca heading to the next destination.
From Indian reservation, to Afrocuban religion cradleBordering the bay on a rural road we pass old industries and hovels. The next locality, Bahia, reveals the influence of the Soviet architecture. Some minutes later we get to the village of Guanabacoa. This town used to be an Indian reservation back in the time. Today it is a National Monument, and the cradle of Santeria religion. For this reason, it attracts many travelers. Here we will take a break and eat a light lunch. The Havana Bay tour continues to Regla, an old and picturesque town. Regla is very close to the city, however with a strong identity of its own.
An astonishing view before the return.We visit a second viewpoint at the hill, Colina Lenin. From there you’ll have the most illustrative view of Havana and its dimension. It is possible to see the suburbs that have grown inland. Our last stop is the Catholic Church Nuestra Señora de la Virgen de Regla, “the Black Madonna”. This is the saint who protects the bay, the dock, and the bayside villages. Finally, we will take the ferry back to Old Havana. The tour finishes with a pleasant ride along the seafront boulevard, the Malecón.
Take this tour:If you are curious about the other side of the Bay. To learn about local culture and religion. To complement your visit to Havana center.
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