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Jan 2021
23 Saturday
Feb 2021
6 Saturday
Package

Celia Sanchez Tribute Ride

172 days before this trip
Group Destinations
Holguin, CU
Bayamo, CU
Contramaestre, CU
Palma Soriano, CU
Santiago de Cuba, CU
Pilon, CU
Niquero, CU
Manzanillo, CU
Las Tunas, CU
Santa Lucia, CU
Group Language
English
Min / Max Group Size
10 - 20 people
Min Group Size by
Jan 09, 2021
Travel Distance
363 ml
Recommended Ages
18 - 80
Trip Duration
15 days
Jan 2021
23 Saturday
Feb 2021
6 Saturday
Land Package Cost
3403 USD
Accommodations
Included in Price
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Group Highlights

Celia Sanchez was the heroine of the revolution. She was a girl from the Sierra Maestra and knew the area well and was acquainted with the mountain people because she assisted her father, in his medical practice, serving the poor people who lived up in those high mountains. Not only did the locals know Celia well, but they also loved her for her kind work helping the people as she worked with her father, who had his practice in the small town of Pilon at the Western end of these famous mountains.

A great ride, through some of the most beautiful and historic areas of Cuba. That part of Cuba where revolutions are born. See Santiago and ride the coast road right where the Sierra Maestra falls to the sea. The breathtaking vistas will stay with you forever. Walk to La Plata, Fidel’s hideaway camp, high up in the mountains and see the landing spot of the Granma, you will be amazed that those young men made ashore to carry on and rid Cuba of Batista.

In the city of Las Tunas, we will be hosted by a youth cycling team to whom we send bicycles and equipment that have been brought to Cuba from Canada, the UK, and the USA. Our involvement with this club has produced a good number of both regional and national champions. These achievements would never be possible without your help. Tunas is an out of the way place and not regarded as a tourist destination and your support for this group keeps cycling in their high school gym program alive and well.

A visit to Eastern Cuba without a certain level of historical information is rather sad, you are passing so much while on this tour, Comprehension of the area is paramount and I strongly suggest that you read this book: Nancy Stout, One Day in December: Celia Sánchez and the Cuban Revolution.

Group Creator

Peter Marshall

Group Members

1 participant from 1 country

Peter Marshall

Havana, Cuba
Travel

Meeting Point

  • M Meeting point

    Holguín, Cuba 20.8795,-76.2595

  • Dec 31, 2020 Thursday

  • We need to meet you either in Havana or Holguin. If you are entering Cuba via Havana you may travel with our bus (no charge) and our crew to Holguin. This will get you to Holguin a day early and you will need to spend the night in a Casa Particular (B&B)

Travel Map

Route
Day 1 , Dec 31, 2020
  • M Meeting point

    Holguín, Cuba

    We need to meet you either in Havana or Holguin. If you are entering Cuba via Havana you may travel with our bus (no charge) and our crew to Holguin. This will get you to Holguin a day early and you will need to spend the night in a Casa Particular (B&B)

Day 1 Holguin, CU Jan 23, 2021
  • 1 Holguin, Cuba

    From Holguin we will ride to Bayamo and then circle the Sierra Maestra This tour is aimed at Cyclists who seek something exotic, with a history lesson on the topic of revolution of Fidel Castro and the lady who helped in the mountains. The N-20 Cuba's south road from Santiago to Mare Del Portillo is rated as one of the top ten rides in the world. We will vist a youth cycling team in the city of Las Tunas and end this tour at the beach.

    20.8872200,-76.2630600

Day 2 Bayamo, CU Jan 24, 2021
Day 4 Contramaestre, CU Jan 26, 2021
Day 5 Contramaestre, CU Jan 27, 2021
Day 7 Palma Soriano, CU Jan 29, 2021
Day 8 Santiago de Cuba, CU Jan 30, 2021
Day 10 Pilon, CU Feb 01, 2021
Day 11 Niquero, CU Feb 02, 2021
Day 12 Manzanillo, CU Feb 03, 2021
Day 14 Las Tunas, CU Feb 05, 2021
Day 15 Santa Lucia, CU Feb 06, 2021