Camino Cubano - Trekking in Cuba
- Exploring the Caribbean Island of Cuba
- Sightseeing Havana, Santa Clara, Trinidad and Bayamo
- Trek to the highest peak in Cuba, Pico Turquino (1974m)
- Walks in the Sierra del Escambray
- Enjoy the music, salsa and atmosphere of Cuba
Cuba is the biggest island in the Caribbean, with a landscape that varies from rugged peaks and fertile farmland to endless tropical, white-sand beaches. Aiming to see as much as possible of this diversity, we begin our adventure with short walks in the Sierra del Escambray mountains. We walk on the shores of Lake Hanabanilla, enjoy a boat trip and see if we can spot the colourful Cuba Toucan and busy hummingbirds. Continuing our journey to the southeast of the island we visit Trinidad and Bayamo before entering the Sierra Maestra for our 2-day trek that will take us to Cuba's high point at Pico Turquino (1974m). Our holiday to this magnificent island ends with a night in Santiago de Cuba, the second largest city before returning to Havana and it's beautiful old town. This holiday encompasses walking to allow you to stretch your legs between visiting some of the historic and famous sights that Cuba is so famous for.
Is this holiday for you?
This holiday aims to give a good overview of Cuba from a walkers perspective. In order to see as much of the island as possible there are a number of half-day transfers during which we will stop at various famous or noteworthy sites. The walking is a mix of easier half day walks and more challenging hikes, including the two day trek when we will be carrying all our personal equipment for 1 night. On these 2 walks we will be walking for 7-9 hours in a day, other walks are less in duration with an average of 4-5hrs. Accommodation is a mix of hotels and we will also use a mountain hut whilst on the mountain. The underfoot terrain we will encounter will vary but in general we will be following established trails and the going is nowhere very difficult. In some areas and dependent on weather conditions some paths maybe muddy.