Hampshire Hikes & Historical Sites
Bring intriguing coastal trails and history alive in South Hampshire
Walk in a tropical landscape of pristine white sand beaches, lush forests and rugged mountainous valleys, full of exotic flora and fauna. Our walking holidays in Cuba help you discover all of these striking environments; stroll along the coastal paths and gaze out over the mesmerising Azure seas, before trekking through the prosperous tobacco and fruit plantations which thrive here.
Then, move on to the country’s meticulously preserved colonial cities, which provide equally excellent walking adventures. These traditional cultural hotspots are ageing grandes dames, splendid in their dignified frontages. In fact, their architecture and atmosphere conjure images of the country’s powerful past of trade and intrigue, an image which is never forgotten thanks to the countless reminders dotted all over the cities here. In today’s times, this image is a more faded and modest one, but is no less scenic thanks to the beauty, culture and historical significance of the sites which still sit within its borders.
Cuba is a sensual overload: sit outside a bar in time-warp Havana and sip a strong rum punch while soaking in the life of the city as it passes in front of you. Discover classic, pastel-coloured and ageing (but much loved) Cadillacs and Pontiac, then cruise the busy streets while the air is filled with an aroma of Latin spices, tobacco leaves and sweet sugarcane.
Locals here embrace life on the street, too, laughing along while others dance to hand-played music which can be heard on every corner. Music truly is the soul of Cuba, where son cubano, rhumba, salsa, and Afro-Cuban jazz rhythms spill from doorways, the sounds reflecting its eclectic cultural heritage. This really is authentic Cuba at its finest, and you can experience this yourself along the many paths and trails designed for inquisitive and interested ramblers. Old but magnificent, now is the time to explore Cuba on a trekking trip with Ramblers Walking Holidays. You’ll be able to explore Cuba’s finest cultural sights and attractions with the help of one of our Cuban walking leaders, who will provide you with fascinating insights and local knowledge throughout the duration of your trip.
Cuba - a country on the cusp of change. Colourful houses, classic cars, rolling hills, cigars, colonial faded grandeur and plenty of great hiking trails.
Full and half day walks at a moderate pace over hilly terrain. Half day walks will probably involve about 3 hours of walking, with full day walks having around 5 hours. Expect ascents and descents of up to 600m. Some days of this holiday will be dedicated solely to sightseeing (or include an element of sightseeing). To enhance your experience, a knowledgeable local guide will accompany your small group for part (or the majority) of the holiday.