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90. Bike through the Pinar del Rio in Cuba

Ranked #90 in our countdown of ‘100 Ultimate Travel Experiences of a Lifetime’.

 

Where?
Pinar del Río is in Cuba’s western-most province, sticking out like a tail on the Caribbean island.

What?
The landscape of the Pinar del Río is one of steep limestone hills, called mogotes locally, that give way to flat valleys of green.

Why?
Cycling the Pinar del Río is more a journey for pleasure’s sake than a physical challenge, with the quiet roads that criss-cross the region leading to small rural villages and ample fresh air and scenery.

 

The lush green limestone chunks hedging the sleepy village of Viñales – the bucolic pearl of Pinar del Río province – look like something out of Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World.

– Steve McKenna

 

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