What to expect on a cycling tour in Cuba
How challenging are cycling holidays in Cuba?
Our cycling holidays in Cuba are graded either ‘easy to moderate’ or ‘moderate’. On an easy-to-moderate trip, you’ll be cycling through flat or gently undulating terrain, with the occasional more energetic ascent. If you have a reasonable level of fitness and are used to undulating routes with occasional climbs, then you’ll suit a moderate ride.
What do I need to bring on a Cuban cycling tour?
You’ll need to bring your own bike helmet, as these are not supplied. We also highly recommend packing some padded shorts, as you’ll appreciate these after several days of cycling! Cycle gloves are always a good idea and we suggest bringing at least one water bottle and a small rucksack to wear while you cycle (and you can make use of the panniers), to contain a waterproof jacket, camera, food and drinks. All of your main luggage will be transported for you in the support vehicle.
What will the accommodation be like on a cycling tour in Cuba?
The accommodation is mainly simple Casas Particulares on our cycling tours in Cuba. These are often small, family-run establishments which provide a no-frills experience with adequate amenities and service standards. Sleeping arrangements are simple, sometimes with en suite facilities. Other accommodation will be in comfortable hotels.
What will the food be like on a cycling holiday in Cuba?
Cuban food is simple and healthy. There are nearly 20 different types of classic rice dishes and black bean stew is often served as a side dish. Pork and chicken are popular meat dishes, closely followed by seafood.
What will the group be like on a cycling holiday in Cuba?
As with any holiday group, every one is different, so it’s impossible to tell, but an ‘average’ group consists of roughly half couples and half solo cyclists. There's usually a real mix of ages, and typically half male and half female. If you'd like to know more about the group make up on a particular departure, speak to one of our sales consultants. They'll be able to share the rough demographics of the group, and split of solos and couples.