50 days of detailed rides from Havana to Pinar del Rio and the Oriente.
Road-Tested by Real Cyclists.
Exploring Cuba on two wheels may just be the best way to fully appreciate its history, people and culture. Wally and Barbara smith spent more than six months and rode 8.000 kilometres in Cuba to provide everything adventurous travellers need to know for 50 days of cycling throughout the country.
The tours vary in length, many combining to create multi-day loops. Directions describe rides leaving Havana to the west and east, while subsequent routes are clustered in the regions of Cuba most amenable to cycling: Pinar del Rio, central Cuba, and the Oriente. A final chapter connects the regions for a long tour of the entire island. The authors provide crucial information on getting to Cuba, issues for travellers and advice on getting around the country, as well as tips for flying with your bicycle, recommended equipment and accessories, food and water, safety considerations, and overnight accommodations. An appendix includes useful Spanish phrases and handy checklists of what you'll need to bring on your Cuban adventure. And throughout, the authors' anecdotes and vivid photographs bring the people and landscapes of Cuba to life.
We don't know how we would have managed the trip without all your wonderful information and the many routes that were so meticulously laid out for us. The details were unbelievably accurate, and your suggestions of places to stay were invaluable. - Cyclists Kat and Harry, Massachusetts.
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Bicycling Cuba - Wally & Barbara Smith
- Brand: Wally & Barbara Smith
- Product Code: 9780881505535
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