ON INLINE SKATES!
CUBA! SKATE ARENA "FUTURE
of putting your inline skate skills on pratice in Cuba? Well, here you go, the reality is you can experience colonial cities, enjoy a visit to the Inline Skate Sports Associaton, skate on speed rinks and cross country roads with fantastic sightseeing as well as "almost float" across the caribbean sea with a gentle breeze on your back. How? We show you - make your dream come true!
1. Day - Arrival in Havana
Arrival and transfer to our hotel, where we will have our introductory meeting and later can enjoy an evening stroll through the Old Town of colonial Havana.
2. Day - First Inline skate moves in Havana and speed rink training when visiting the Cuba Inline Association
Today we visit our friends, the members of the Cuban Inline Associaton on their own turf! Try their speedskating rink where we offer technical training with their members and a good time to make friends. In the afternoon stroll through the allies of the Old Town of Havanna with lots to see and you will be able to be part of the relaxed lifestyle of the Cubans in their colourful and busy capital.
3. Day - Beach paradise Varadero
Today we are heading for one of Cubas most renown beach paradise, Varadero. Our transfer will be to Matanzas, from where we will put on our inliners and go for it. A ride on even surface till the beaches of Varadero! The afternoon awaits us to relax and enjoy the beaches. (40K)
4. Day - Island Archipelago Bahia Buena Vista
Transfer to the island of Cayo Las Brujas. Here you can explore snorkel diving at the reef (bring your gear!), use the lookout of the Hotel Cayo Las Brujas and oversee nearby islands or just relax at the beach. In the afternoon we will start our inline ride on a dyke "on top" of the far open sea heading towards the colonial town of Remedios. This stretch is one of the
best rides as close as to Black Ice as it gets - enjoy your ride with a seabreeze on your back! (56K)
5. Day - Santa Clara and Che Guevara
In the morning we will go by inline skates via Camajuani to the historically significant town of Santa Clara, also known as the "City of Ché". We will see the Che Guevara mausoleum and the "Tren Blindado" from the revolutionary war, which bring testimony to the fights fought
against former dictator Fulgencio Batista and the victory of Ché's troops. (50K)
6. Day - Slaves and Sugarcane
After breakfast our transfer will get us to Sancti Spiritus from where we will begin our ride on inliners until Trinidad close to the caribbean coastline. Passing sugarcane fields and the mountain region of Sierra de Escambray to our right side, we will make a stop at the tower of Iznaga which was constructed in 1830. This tower was used to oversee the slaves working on the sugar cane fields and can be climbed up by the daring - you can reach its top by taking its wooden stairway. From 45m high above you enjoy a view over the "Valle de los Ingenios". (56-70K)
7. Day - Colonial Trinidad
In the morning we start our sightseeing in colonial Trinidad. Founded in 1514 and declared a World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO in 1988, there is lots to see and experience its charm with unique colonial ambiance. Afterwards we will inline skate to the wonderful sand beaches of the Playa Ancon, just right at the caribbean seashore. Tonight our accomodation will be in Casas Particulares, which are private guest houses, to give you an insight into how Cubans live and enjoy their hospitality. (28K)
8. Day - Topes de Collantes and Speed Rink in Cienfuegos
On a winding road we will reach the upper region of the Topes de Collantes mountain area - either on inline skates or by bus. Even levels allow use of your inline skates. Then we will enjoy a hike to the waterfall of Salto de Caburni where you can enjoy a refreshing bath. In the afternoon transfer to Cienfuegos. Rink training with the Club. (9K + speed rink)
9. Day - Inline skating on the Autopista
Sightseeing walk in Cienfuegos and visit of the restored Cienfuegos Yacht Club. Afterwards transfer by bus in direction to Varadero, our yet known beach paradise. On our way towards Varadero we will be able to skate for the first time on the Autopista, the national highway. (40K)
10. Day - On the Autopista to Soroa
We will travel in direction to Pinar del Rio, the western region of Cuba. Skating on the the highway, we will see classic cars and pass farmers on their vehicles and bikers. Reaching to Soroa, part of the lush green national biosphere reservat of Sierra del Rosario, we can visit the orchid gardens or take a refreshing bath under the waterfalls of Soroa. (20-60K)
11. Day - Sierra del Rosario
After breakfast our todays tour on inline skates will take us along the mountain range of the Sierra del Rosario to the village of San Diego de los Banos. Known for its healthy thermal springs, visitors come here to restore their wellbeing. Visiting a local polyclinic will allow you an insight to the health system of Cuba and the treatments applied.(56K)
12. Day - Tobacco Land and famous Valley of Vinales
IWho smokes? Well, even if you don't you shurely will enjoy the visit of a local tobacco fabric. You will be introduced to the process of assembling the formerly dried leaves, which - after a strong selection - then will be sold for further processing to the Cigar Manufactories. Afterwards you should put your inline skates on when we take the Autopista to Consolacion del Sur. From this small town, our bus will take us along to the picturesque village of Viñales where it seems as if time stood still since long ago. A hike through the valley with its famous cone rocks, tobacco fields and small farms lets us experience why the valley of Vinales is so famous in Cuba. (30-45K)
13. Day - The Malecon of Havana
From the valley our todays transfer will be along the north coast until we reach the Marina Hemingway in Havana. A well functioning yacht harbour, sailors from all over the world come here for a visit of the city and replenish their provisions. Now it is time to put on your inline skates for our tour through the noble suburbs of Havana. Elegant villas, home of former stars of the music and film industry as well as politicans and business magnates will be seen throughout. Finally we reach the seafront of Havana, the famous Malecon. Historical buildings on our right and the open sea on our left will allow accompany us along the t7K of this spectacluar "open air museum". Tonight we will experience cuban cuisine and hospitality in a Paladar, a nice and cozy private restaurant. (20K)
14. Day - Experience Havana
Todays last day is at your disposal. A good time to have a look at the arts and crafts markets for souvenirs or do it as the Cubans do when not working, stroll around and enjoy the city. You shurely stumble across music groups playing their tunes in some the many bars and restaurants. In the evening we provide a transfer to the airport from where you will catch your flight home.
Your luggage: A marvellous experience on inline skates in Cuba and plenty of great memories!
|"INLINE SKATE TOUR CUBA "
||30.03 - 13.04.2007
||25.10 - 08.11.2007
||Single occupancy surcharge
> Prices are in EUR > Currency
> RÉSERVATION DU VOYAGE
> Transfers and journey in air-conditioned bus
> Cuban and European travel guides
> Round trip with excursions, sightseeings and admission fees
in accordance with program
> 12 overnight stays in good middle-class hotels, 1 night private home stay
Daily breakfast, 12 lunches and 12 dinners
> Detailed travel documentation
> Map of Havana
> Not included:
> Flight to Cuba – you may have the chance, according your country of origin,
to find a good offer. In any other case, we can assist in booking a flight for you
> Travel insurance in case you need to cancel your booking, medical aid or for lost/stolen luggage
> Entry visa for Cuba (contact your nearest Cuban Consulate)
> Departure tax when leaving Cuba 25,- Pesos Convertibles
> Tips for Cuban guide and bus driver
> Important notes:
> Number of participants: 8 to 14 max.
> Registration deadline is six weeks prior to each tour date
> The Dates of the 13.04.07 and 08.11.07 are the return dates at your country of origin when arriving in Europe. This may vary according to a change of time zone.
> Tour modifications are subject to change
> If you wish you bring your bike and are welcome to participate on bike or
for the less adventurous you can ride on the bus
Individual extension is possible - we can provide you with the whole program Cuba
has to offer, just ask us!
> RÉSERVATION DU VOYAGE
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