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The Enchanted Forest

bike ride

The Enchanted Forest

496 reviews
Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Spanish
bike ride

The Enchanted Forest

bike ride

The Enchanted Forest

496 reviews
Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Spanish

What you'll do

Let’s explore Havana’s lush green landscapes by bike. In the heart of the city, along the Almendares river, we will find an enchanted forest, which has practically fallen into oblivion. It is known as the Great Metropolitan Park, designed by Jean C. N. Forestier, the landscape architect of the Eiffel Tower’s gardens. We will start the journey with a famous love story. A legend which shows us the extravagance of early 20th century Havana and its forest. Availability: Spanish Monday - Saturday 9:00 am; English Monday - Saturday 1:30 pm, Sunday 9:00 am; * During the reservation, you must choose the language of the experience. We will ride through Vedado neighborhood into the forest. After a few hills, we will reach the river. Once Havana's economic backbone, this river was essential in Havana's growth at the turn of the century. A hidden path will take us to a Moorish castle, beer gardens, surreal Gaudi-style landscapes, natural amphitheaters and huge walking trees like in Barcelona's Güell Park. We may also come across devotees practicing Santeria rituals. We will talk about how this area has become a natural sanctuary for them. To finish, we will stop at a restaurant for a chill time. Enjoy a tropical fruit juice and seafood tapas with a splendid view of the river.

Your hosts

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. We capture the spirit of new Cuba into our bike tours, https://citykleta.com. 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.
Emy, Bryan & Citykleta Folks
Emy, Bryan & Citykleta Folks
Yasser
Yasser
Chabeli
Chabeli

What's included

Food
We'll share seafood tapas Just before finishing we will share some tapas together in a beautiful place on the banks of the…
Drinks
Water and tropical juice We will provide you with water at the beginning and get a fabulous juice before end.
Tickets
Entrance to the splendid Jardines de La Tropical (inside of the park)
Transport
Confortable mountain bike
Equipment
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

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 13 and up can attend. The guest must have good experience for cycling. The ride distance is about 10 km (6.2 miles). There are a few of small hills. We will need to pick up our bikes to move up or down a path.

What to bring

Extra water. Water (1/2 L) will always be provided, and you may choose to purchase additional water at the bike shop if you like. The tropical forest has high humidity.

More tips

There are no bike lanes in Cuba. The ride distance is about 10 km (6.2 miles). There are a couple of hills. We will need to pick up our bikes to move up or down a path. Bring extra water.

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Emy, Bryan & Citykleta Folks
The Enchanted Forest
496 reviews
From $41/person
496 reviews
From $41/person