Cycling to the beach – Trinidad
Going to Cuba you can not miss the beautiful city of Trinidad. The beautiful cobblestone streets throughout the city gives you the feeling of stepping back into time. The music you hear on every streetcorner and the magnificent colours of the houses makes this just picture perfect!!
Cycling to the Beach – Trinidad
Being in Trinidad for a couple of days I had time to explore the area and so I rented a cycle. The city is wonderful and you can walk there for hours but the touristic part of the town is small and easily visited in a day.
So taking a half day tour is great, that way you can come back and have time to wander around the great streets of Trinidad. Cycling to the beach is a great option. From Trinidad to Playa Ancon, one of the more touristic places there, is about 11K.
If you know me just a little bit yet…you know that it wasn’t enough for me so I took the route to Playa Ancon through the small town of La Boca. It was just a couple of K’s more and I didn’t have to cycle the same road twice 🙂
La Boca is a really small village and it doesn’t get much tourism. For that reason it gave me a more authentic feeling and you must like that!! I sat down at the beach for a while and enjoyed the view over the bay. I was early and the shops were still closed but sitting there and staring at the ocean….this ‘hunk’ just stepped out of the ocean!! He just catched his fish for dinner! Isn’t that a great sight?
I must say…that’s a way to fish!
Cycling on I saw a lot of private beaches along the coast. The first one I entered seemed empty…untill I almost reached the water and a man revealed himself from out of the bushes. He said to me that the beach belonged to him and I could use it for some money. That’s a shame, I didn’t want to pay for a couple of minutes so I left.
There are a couple of those cute and nice beaches and most of them seemed empty. At the one that really was empty I stopped and did some exercises. Always good to stretch and do some yoga!! And look at that view!! Can you think of a better place?
Cyckling and Yoga – Great combination!!
The only audience I had was the crab 🙂
After a couple of K’s I entered the touristic place of Playa Ancon. It is really touristic and so a lot of hotels are situated right at the long stretched beach. The beaches offers terraces and sunloungers when you pay for a drink or if you are a guest of the hotel. I wanted to stall my cycle somewhere and out of nowhere this guy came up to me. I couldn’t place my cycle where I wanted to…I had to do it where he was, a parkinglot for cars. And yes…I had to pay him. I had a lock and he didn’t had to look at it at all…
Cycling – Playa Ancon – Trinidad
Well…I’m Dutch… So I cycled on and came at another parkinglot. This guy thought it was oke and he let me park my cycle in a corner for free because I had a lock.. But I couldn’t tell anyone about it!
So…don’t tell anyone 😉
I sat down for a while on the beach, enjoying the ocean and the refreshing air from the seawater. I bought a soda and sitting in the soft sand of the beach I enjoyed my time. After an hour I went back to my cycle and went on.
First part of the road back is the same, you go around a lake. After I took the direction of Casilda and Trinidad. Casilda is a really small place along the coast too. A lot of casas and local shops and a lot of traffic to Trinidad. I cycled on too because I got some aches on my back and knees. The bicycle was too small for me and that took its toll at that moment.
That morning I cycled around 25K with some nice stops. I can recommend this to anyone! Also when you want to go to the beach it’s a great option. I took my bikini but in the end I didn’t feel like swimming. The beach is great to spend some more time and a lot of tourists will go for the whole day to have a relaxing day at the beach!
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I explored this beautiful city to the maxx ofcourse but I also went horsebackriding in Topes de Collantes
Do you want to know more about my trip through Cuba
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Nice post!! It’s useful and helpful article for me. Thanks for sharing.
Indeed a great article. Cycling to the beach is always fun. Thanks for sharing the experience.
Thank you, you are very welcome!!
Thank you for sharing this post
Thank you so much for this enlightening post, I have significantly got some thing right here and I will bookmark this page for your next upcoming post.
Thank you very much! Good to hear you like cycling too!!
I always enjoy reading about adventures like that , especially when a bicycle is involved 🙂 Also, very good and green pictures of your town by the way. Keep the good work and happy cycling. Cheers, Sonu
Cycling is always a good option!! Thank you!
Jacomijn, I really appreciate your writing this article. I love to do beech cycling even your favorite beach is the best thing ever.
True! It is a great place!!
It is a wonderful experience to feel during your weekend. The place is perfect for planning a tour during your exciting weekend. You can plan for lots of activities like cycling, swimming and fishing on the beach.
Thank you! I love cycling and this was only a short bit but did gave me a great insight in the surroundings of Trinidad and the way of living. And yes you should definitely put this place on your list to visit!!
Wow, this place looks amazing. I would love to visit it one day. Trinidad looks like a place I have to put in my shortlist for 2018 🙂 Anyways, I am happy that I found your blog. Everything related to travel and bikes is very interesting to me. Keep the good work 🙂
Thank you very much! I love to cycle and explore a place!!
WoW!!! really admirable. Seems like something freaky cool. Wanna add Trinidad in my wishlist for sure. Thanks a lot for sharing your great thoughts through your amazing post with the bunch of charming pictures. Keep posting, looking forward for more from you.
They defenitely are!!
I think that places like Trinidad are great for a longer trip
It was great!! Hope that you’ll get there!! Thanks for reading!
Trinidad looks like a beautiful place to explore!! Would love to go there if I get the chance someday.
Oh it is!! You really need to check it out some day!
trinidad looks like a great place for travelling to. thanks for sharing
Thank you. It was great cycling around. Good to explore an area like that!! Thanks for your comment!
cycling is my best hobby. Your this post really resonated with me.
Really Trinidad is a best area for cycling.
Thanks!! You definitely should visit Trinidad and go cycling around the area!!
Trinidad is a good place for cycling. After reading this article, it seems like that. Though I visited Cuba but didn’t go Trinidad city and I think, I miss something special. BTW I must go there when I will go Cuba further for cycling.
The hunk was good he? I would love to visit Bali again!! Loved it years ago!! Will check it out, thank you!!
Look at how humble Trinidad is. An authentic feeling is hard to get when it comes to big tourist attractions, so yes it is a good thing to travel there and actually slows down a bit! Of course, the hunk deserves a place here on your post! He caught the fish in a traditional way? Now that’s cool. I feel like you love the tranquility of the place you’re visiting, the calmness, and all. I could suggest you the perfect place for you to stay while exploring the authentic Bali. We have a great luxury villa located near a rain forest. You have to visit Bali! Please do check us out and I bet you’ll like it! Thank you.