Route type: Paved roads, suitable for all bicycle types
Stops & places of interest: Jose Marti’s natal home; Revolution Square; Columbus Cemetery; Havana Forest; Farmers Market @ 42 & 19; Lunch in Miramar;
Total distance: 27 km
Highest elevation: 47 meters
Duration: 4 hours (plus 1 ½ h lunch time)
Difficulty level: Easy
- Depart CicloCuba via the Port Avenue heading east. Pass the Iglesia de Paula (church), and we’ll enter via Avenida de Bélgica (with a view of the Havana City Wall) as far as Leonor Perez Street where our first stop is at Jose Martí’s natal home. Return to Avenida de Belgica and turn right on Port Avenue until you reach the elevated train bridge, which we will cross on our right to join Atares street and then Arroyo Avenue, passing the Railroad Museum and the “Cuatro Caminos” market (now closed). Cross Infanta and continue straight on Arroyo, crossing the Ayestarán road and then we merge onto Paseo Avenue to reach Revolution Square, the second stop of our tour.
Continue Cycling on Paseo Avenue as far as Zapata, where we’ll turn left and ride to the Columbus Cemetery, our third stop. Upon leaving the Columbus Cemetery via the inner Street called Obispo Fray Jacinto, we’ll take a left onto Zapata again to cycle to 26th Avenue in Nuevo Vedado where (at the traffic light), we’ll turn left towards the Zoo. Turn right here and cycle up Zoológico Avenue towards the Havana Forest (“Bosque de la Habana”), which we’ll cycle through as far as the “El Lugar” gastronomical center, where we’ll turn left to climb 49th Avenue to 34th. Take a right on 34th and then left on 47th. At the traffic lights on 41 & 42, continue on 42nd Street Cycling north as far as 19th, where we’ll make our fourth stop at the local farmer’s market. Continue the tour cycling down 42nd as far as 1ra, and we’ll identify a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch return to the center via 1ra Avenue, bordering the Almendares River and crossing the Iron bridge. At 24th & 11th we’ll turn left to come out at Calzada (7ma) in Vedado and take this Street as far as Paseo Avenue. At Paseo, turn left to cycle to the seawall (Malecón de la Habana) if the weather permits. We’ll ride bordering the coastline as far as Havana Bay. From here you’ll have the option of returning to CicloCuba or begining a cognitive tour of Old Havana (2nd part) where an infinite number of places of interest await. These include (just to name a few): the Museum of the Revolution, the Museum of Fine Arts, Cathedral Square, Arms Square, the Capitol building, Central Park, San Francisco Plaza, Old Square, the Havana Club Rum Museum, the Artisan’s Fair, and much more
Rate per person: $35 usd
Minimum: 2 pax
Rate includes: bicycle, tour guide
Rate excludes: lunch, museum / institution entry fees, gratuities, beverages
Map of the route:
City Tour, Part 2 (extension)
We’ll head up Agramonte as far as the Museum of the Revolution where you can view the original version of the Granma yacht, then pass the Museum of Fine Arts and the National Ballet School. Continue to pass the National Capitol building, then cycle down Brasil Street and turn right on Misiones to Chacon, where we’ll take a right to Cuba Street. Take a right to Empedrado, we’ll walk to Cathedral Square, Arms Square, San Francisco Plaza, and finally arrive to Old Square, where we may enjoy a Cuban coffee or cold craft beer. Your final stop, providing you’re not too tired, will be the Artisan’s Fair, just 500 meters from Old Square.